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Show date 2/14/09 -- While you were busy with your special someone on Valentine’s night, one of the greatest and most respected musicians of all time was on stage at the Boiler Room in Denton. Greg Ginn, founder of the punk rock group Black Flag, took the stage with his two current acts, Jambang and the Texas Corrugators for an evening filled with the sultry sound of quality jam band tunes.

Headlining the show was the Denton group Fatty Lumpkin, who effortlessly accomplished the not so easy task of following the man named the ninety-ninth greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. All together the three groups put on a show fitting for Valentine’s Night. The songs were soulful and deep, the hypnotic beats of Jambang conjured up images of summer love while the funky tunes of Fatty Lumpkin were a perfect prelude for getting down to business.

It is truly a pleasure to see these groups combining forces and play a show together. Bobby Banclari, the mandolin player for Jambang and the Texas Corrugators, is incredibly entertaining, turning his underrated instrument into a powerfully moving rock device. And Greg Ginn, who by the way is one of the nicest guys you will meet, put his musical genius on display in front of the fairly crowded room below Abbey Inn on the square.

Fatty Lumpkin kept the night moving with an ardent display of musical prowess which more than surpassed expectations. They are a fantastic four piece group who turns out jam after jam with incredibly ferocity and precision and are truly a great asset to the Denton music scene.

by MDM Writer Josh Hogan
Thu 5/14/2009 2:29 PM