To anyone who has followed punk rock of the boozy, slop-happy variety (as opposed to the strain sold at malls), Eric Davidson’s mug is no doubt a familiar one. For more than two decades, he has been the whirling dervish fronting the New Bomb Turks, the Columbus foursome responsible for some of the most bombastic forays into the aformentioned punk dementia this side of the Dead Boys. Though the band recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their debut album, !!Destroy-Oh-Boy!!, they’ve been a part-time endeavor for much of the past decade, leaving Davidson, now transplanted to New York from Columbus, time to start up another band, Livids.
Tonight, Davidson will be djing our monthly mixer at Owl Farm. Livids, who will be playing at the Cake Shop on Monday, have already released several singles—check out one of them, “(Some of Us Have) Adrenalized Hearts,” below.
I recently put some questions to Eric via email, to which he was kind enough to respond.