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Tesco Vee @ Quimby's @ The Abbey Pub, 7/17


Tesco Vee in the early days, photo from his website.

Tesco Vee first published the punk zine Touch and Go with Dave Stimson in 1979, when the two were grade school teachers in Michigan. They published 22 copies in all, which have recently been compiled into a new book titled Touch and Go - The Complete Hardcore Punk Fanzine 1979-1983, and comes in at a hefty 576 pages.

In addition to his publishing ventures, Tesco Vee is the front man for The Meatmen and The Hate Police. The Meatmen made fun of the hardcore punk scene, and used uncouth and humorous lyrics in their music. There are at least three Meatmen songs with the word "suck" in the title: "French People Suck", "Crippled Children Suck," and "Camel Jockeys Suck."

On Saturday Tesco Vee will be reading at Quimby's Bookstore (1854 W. North Avenue) to promote Touch and Go at 7pm, and later that evening will be performing at The Abbey Pub (3420 West Grace Street) with the Hate Police, White Flag, and Fester. The first 50 people in the door at The Abbey Pub will get a free copy of the DVD Meatmen - Devil's in Detail. Doors open at 9, show starts at 9:30, tickets are $12. For info on the For more information call 773-478-4408 or visit The Abbey Pub.

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Our Final Transmission Days

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