Mike Watt + The Jom & Terry Show

The Jom And Terry Show was the backup band led by American punk legend Mike Watt (formerly of The Minutemen and fiREHOSE) for tours of the USA and Canada in 2001 and 2002. The band, in addition to Watt on vocals and bass, included Tom Watson (Slovenly, Red Krayola) on guitar and vocals and Jerry Trebotic on drums. Mike Watt Michael David Watt (b. ...  Minutemen, 1983: D. Boon, George Hurley (behind drum kit), and Mike Watt. ...  Indoor firehose A firehose is a thick, high-pressure hose used to carry water or other fire retardant (such as foam) to a fire to extinguish it. ...  2001: A Space Odyssey. ...  2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...  The Red Crayola was a psychedelic, avant-garde rock band from Austin, Texas in the late 1960s made up of art students and led by singer/guitarist and visual artist Mayo Thompson. ...

The group's first tour (dubbed the "Time To Cat And Not Mouse" tour, since Watt had just finished touring, or "sidemousing" as he calls it, as a member of J Mascis and the Fog) in the fall of 2001 was originally scheduled to start on September 11, 2001; Watt was in the process of leaving his apartment to pick up Trebotic and Watson when one of his friends called him and told him to turn on the news; the night's opening date in San Francisco was postponed until the end of the tour, and Watt would perform each night's show on the tour wearing dark sunglasses in memory of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. J Mascis And The Fog is the post-Dinosaur Jr. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The downtown San Francisco skyline, looking east from the central part of the city. ...

At the tour's Detroit date, Watt and the Jom and Terry Show were booked in the same venue (but different performance rooms on different floors of the building) as Megadeth. Watt recounted the bizarre juxtaposition between the two acts in his online tour diary: Watt and the Jom and Terry Show had arrived in Watt's Ford Econoline van with only their instruments, amplifiers, and Trebotic's drum kit; Megadeth had two semi-tractor trailers full of equipment. Watt and company's backstage contract rider was minimal (the band often took buyouts from the promoter for chow money rather than have the promoter pay for a ton of food that wouldn't get eaten); Megadeth's was huge. During Watt's set, a Megadeth representative went to the area where Watt was performing and ordered the soundman to turn them down - a huge irony considering that Megadeth's PA system and amplifiers were practically drowning out Watt's performance. (Ironically, some fans were at Watt's show with digital recording equipment recording the set; the finished recording, during which Watt apologizes "for the disco upstairs", frequently circulates online and thankfully, Megadeth's "disco" cannot be heard at all.

At the end of the tour in San Francisco, Watt finally removed his sunglasses at the start of the show's encores, to the cheers of the audience; a fan recording of the show is also in circulation.

The Jom and Terry Show reconvened in the spring of 2002 to "replace" Watt's punk organ trio The Secondmen (with whom Trebotic also plays drums) when organist Pete Mazich's day job commitments forced an early end to his tour duties; Watson simply flew over to the city where Mazich's shift was scheduled to end and took his place. At the end of the tour in Los Angeles, Watt combined both bands for a one-time performance billed as "The Second Jom and Terry Show". Peter Mazich (b. ...

The Jom and Terry Show reconvened again at the request of promoters of the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in England when Watt was asked to breing both The Secondmen and the Jom and Terry Show over for a March 2004 show.

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