Sunday, October 4, 2015




John Wesley Coleman Band History
"The Unknown" -was lead guitar player in this Junior High band into freshman year of High school. my brother named the band. neighborhood friend TJ Broscoff & I started band. from South Irving ,Tx. 89-1991.
"Malpractice" -talent show high school band. Wrote my my first song that I sang in front of people in 1991.
"Grasshopper"-was my first efforts to front a band. 1992-1995.  did a recording with Steve Barnett from the Baboon.
"The Antiques"-more punkish band. 1996 to 1998. made some tapes, a seven incher and went to the west coast. Played Gillman Street punk club in Berkley that year. its listed in their book. 
1999 started using my full name as a performer and started doing open mics and playing shows with different people.  
Moved to Denton fall of '99. 
Played bass with noise punk act Crucifix Trio.  Christian Lee Buss on drums/keys & Jonathan Graham on keys/guitar played some shows with Vietnam, Flux Information Sciences & Jet Screamer etc..
Started a steady band for a while with Andy Cox, Justin Sauer, and Micah Goldfarb. 
Moved to Austin in 2003 and started playing with James Arthur & Matthew Hoopengardner . "he was in White Heat at the time." this was the notorious Canyon lake sessions. Nathan Arbeitman joined shortly later. And then eventually got a bass player my buddy Bryan Schmitz. Patrick Troxel replaced James Arthur on drums and then Patrick Travis replaced Troxel. 

Four Tracking In Hell With The Ripple -cd PYRAMID SCHEME RECORDS 2003 "mixed by James Eck Rippie"
Heart Shape For The Country-John Wesley Coleman & Andy L. Cox -"Denton full length produced by Chris Flemmons" 2001-2003. "unreleased". Justin Sauer on drums,Micah Goldfarb-bass, Jeff Cox-pedal steel, Aaron White-pedal steel. Corn Mo plays organ. 
Cash Flow- cd CADCO RECORDS 2004  "half recorded on four track/other half at Sweatbox Studios". by Mike Vasquez. *Daniel Wilkes paid for this. Johnny Mac on drums.
American Trashcan -cd/book MONOFONUS PRESS. 2007  collection of different recordings from 1999 to 2005.   *live tracks recorded at Rubber Gloves with Will Johnson on drums. 
Steal My Mind -lp CERTIFIED PR 2009.    *recorded by Skyler McGlothlin & Dustin Coffey at Laguna studios.
Steal My Mind . 2009 * Goner Records purchased the rights to this album for reissue.
Bad Lady Goes To Jail -cd/lp GONER RECORDS 2010  "produced by Orville B. Neeley III"
Little Miss Keith Richards- lp DAGGERMAN RECORDS 2011  "produced by Legendary Dean Beadles"
Personality Pancake -EP split 12inch record with Austin band "Followed By Static". On Italian record label WAY OUT THERE RECORDS 2011. recorded by "Legendary Dean Beadles".
Trans Am Summer Blues -lp TIC TAC TOTALLY 2012-2013.  "produced by Mike Vasquez"
Nightmare On Silly Street -lp  MONOFONUS PRESS 2012. "produced by Morgan Coy"
The Last Donkey Show -lp/cd GONER RECORDS 2012   "produced by Greg Ashley"
Love That You Own-- lp/cd/tape - BURGER RECORDS. 2013-2014. "produced by Louie Lino"
Greatest Hits  -Lp/Cd/Internet- -SUPER SECRET RECORDS -2015 "produced by Doug Walseth "

with the / The Golden Boys
Scorpion Stomp #2 -cd    HOOK OR CROOK 2004 
Scorpion Stomp #2 -lp     PERPETRATOR. "New Zealand label" 2004  *remixed by Ray Pride of The Crack Pipes.
Whiskey Flower -cd         EMPOROR JONES  2005 
Whiskey Flower-cd/lp      ALIEN SNATCH RECORDS 2009 "German label'
Goodbye Country -cd/lp   MONOFONUS PRESS 2007  "Tim Kerr did the cover artwork"
I Smell Gold-cd/ep          MONOFONUS PRESS 2007    
Eletric Wolfman -lp          DAGGERMAN RECORDS 2009
Eletric Wolfman -cd/lp      ALIEN SNATCH 2009
Dirty Fingernails-cd/lp      12XU RECORDS 2012
Dirty Fingernails-lp           ALIEN SNATCH -European version. 2012

/GOLDEN BOYS singles and comps.
"I Want You" -song on Shaking In My Boots Comp -LICORICE TREE RECORDS 2004.
"Plunger Of Love" -song on Hot Pinball Rock v.2 Extra Ball Records "Multiball #22 cd with magazine." 2004. *also track by Country Teasers on it.
7"incher "Got No Home/Slowdown" -PERPETRATOR RECORDS 2004.
7"incher "Got Time/Cold Hands -SOLID SEXY LOVE DOLL RECORDS 2005.
7"incher "Whiskey Before Sleep" NASTY PRODUCT 2006. - "i dont play on this". 
7"incher "Metal Trash/ Bottom Of The Hole "spilt record with The Limes" BOOM CHICK RECORDS 2007.   
Gonerfest 2 cd/dvd  "Whiskey Bottle " live on dvd. "Whiskey Before Sleep " on the cd. -GONER RECORDS 2006      *James Arthur on drums.
"Older Than You" -song on Casual Victims Pile vol 1.- MATADOR RECORDS.  2011. -recorded by Rob Halverson.
"Sidewalk" -Bring Beer Record Store Comp. -12XU records 2012.

7inchers-JWC singles.

7" The Antiques -Irving Punk records-1996 
7" 4th Of July    -Boom Chick records -2006 has first version of "Summer Of '79".  -with members of "The Barbaras" on this session.
7" Ghetto Blaster/Faith  -Monofonus Press 2007
7" A Clown Gave You A Baby/Mind Over Matter -split with Timmys Organism  -Goner Records 2011
7" Oh Woman/Ramona- split with Gary Stewart "dead honkytonk hero" -Sophomore Lounge Records 2011    *Oh Woman recorded by Vinnie Kirchner from JAILL. 
7" Minor Wes -Sick Thought Records 2011         -"Minor Threat covers by John Wesley Coleman & Friends..really trashy versions." *recorded at the studio of Steal My Mind" by Skyler McGlothlin.        
7" Alone By The Door/I Want You To Be Like Everybody Else- produced by Rob Halverson.   -feat. Leslie Sisson on vocals. -Sophomore Lounge 2012.
7"" Whisper Mountain/everything Gone Grey -Space Case Records 2013.
7"  John Wesley Coleman & The Gaylords -Radio/Aliens 2014 *recorded by Legendary Dean Beadles.
7" Chicken Woman/Hollywood Babylon -Urinal Cake Records 2014 *recorded by Andrew McCalla.
7'' I Feel Like A Sad Clown/I Found A Home -WINDIAN Records 2014*recorded in Denton by Corbin Van Alan
The Unknown-1992. first band -recorded in studio/lead guitar player. also did a song for a dallas compilation and recorded another record in studio that got lost.
Grasshopper "Live at T-5" 1994. --"my high school band".  *recorded by Jeremy Michelle.
Radio Ate My Brain -Trashcan City Tapes 2011
Bad Lady Goes To Jail/Steal My Mind -Burger Records 2011. "has bonus song *Get Her Back."
Lincoln Nebraska Sessions -CPR 2012.
The Kitty Comp- "one song on Kitty Kat song. 2012"
Weiner Comp-Burger Records 2014
Love That You Own -Burger Records 2014
 The rap band  i play guitar in is called MEXMODE , we recorded a record at 5th street Studios with Evan Kleinecke. its coming out soon!

Monday, September 14, 2015

GREATEST HITS on Super Secret Records soon! plus more shows

and Hotel Vegas Oct 1st
and Dallas Oakcliff Clay Stinnet Art Show Sat Oct 3rd   more to come..

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

hi ya JWC shows

so new record almost done recorded all analog one inch tape in east austin at CATS EYE STUDIO DOUG WALSETH, coming out on Super Secret Records! this year.
more new songs follow ..
my baby girl is walking and talking jive

next shows are   Denton  THURSDAY july 30th 900pm sharp! acoustic show KOAN School BENEFIT at J&J's ODB on the Square

                  FRIDAY     JULY 31st      Dallas 530pm Good Records Instore
and then later that night at    All Good Cafe at 900pm

then August comes along
 i play at Carosel lounge with rad bands Shawn Irwin and Flyin Lyon on the 12th
*acoustic performance or band not sure yet

and with full band Aaron Sinclair! at RADIO in South Austin on the 15th

MEMPHIS with the SHEIKS at the BUCCANEER      AUGUST 21st

some Golden Boys activity too and shows and MEXMODE new LP!!! hell yeah  talk soon
come say hi im dragging the family around

Friday, June 19, 2015

summer timing rain brain

happening today, also playing tomorrow at BEERLAND with Que Pasa, new album in the works details soon!!!  thank you Super Secret Records

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SXSW trash the city fest and make rent more expensive

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog on this here corner of the world wide web. I can write you a song if you like. Hustling melodies for money. for info email me at
i accept paypal. below is a link to buy my new album on Burger Records. I will be playing a lot the next 2 months. So come on out and say hi. i promise to shower and wear clothes. keep a rocking your socks off and washing those dishes-bon voyage-jwc
this a web address to buy the lp

Saturday 7th Hotel Vegas Midnight

Wed 18th 6:30pm
at the DOJO next to Street Legal Guitar Shop thanks to Simon Flory!
then again at BEERLAND Super Secret Records showcase
at 11pm

Thursday at the DOJO "Street Legal Guitar SXS Party!" 4pm rt after JAILL plays! 
Friday Strange Victory/Gnar Tapes party
Daytime 4pm at BEERLAND 

FRIDAY NIGHT not sure of the time, its after 9pm 
at THE GRAND Ben Tipton's Party KISS party 
going to have to learn a KISS song, which is "I Was Made For Loving YOU"


SUNDAY Uncle Dougs Chili Dog Party at Empire Control Room!! i love this every year its awesome. Also supports HAAM. 

Then the weekend after SXSW 
we fly to PASADENA to play with Weezer, Roky Erikson, Black Angels, Gang Of Four, bands that make way more money than i do..etc.....its gonna be fun!!we play Saturday show.

FRIDAY APRIL 3rd at The Blackheart with Jonly Bonly! check em out. great band!
then sometime in april i play an instore at End Of An Ear for my buddy Alan Schaefer new poster book. 
 also finished the MEXMODE RECORD..coming soon..take it easy-jwc