Saturday, May 23, 2020



(not Memorial Day!)

Memorial Day Meltdown SUNDAY MAY 24

Massive Online Festival
Bands from Goner, Burger, and Slovenly!
Full Schedule below.
*** All set times are Central Standard Time Zone****
SUNDAY 11am-11pm!

Stream it to your speakers for outside jams if you can't watch the whole thing!

What a lineup!
Zac's playing records at 11AM, and Eric O is providing inspirational thoughts at 8:15 and 9:15PM. Quintron & Miss Pussycat are "the audience" during the later afternoon. With Nobunny, Jack Oblivian, King Khan, Mark Sultan, Bloodshot Bill, Sean Spits, The Zeros, Human Eye, Blag Dahlia, Wes Coleman, Gino & No Goons, Paul Collins, White Mystery, Optic Sink  (NATALIE from NOTS!), Chai, Choke Chains, Aquarian Blood, The Sueves, Benni, Thigh Master, Saba Lou, Hash Redactor, The Lemons, Red Mass, Michael Beach, The Archaeas, Craig Brown and tons more!
Great poster by St. Francis Elevator Ride.

Support these bands - and have a blast doing it.

Brought to you by Ping Pong Booking & PR and hosted by Sofa King Fest.

Full schedule at event page here:
11:00 - 11:30 Goner DJ Brunch Live From The Shop!
11:30 - 11:40 Sur Duda
1140 - 11:50 Seth Pettersen
11:50 - 12:00 - Matthew Smith
12:00 - 12:10 - Will Sprott
12:10 - 12:15 - Pink Mexico
12:15- 1225 - The Lemons
A word from King Khan and Sean Spits
12:30 - 12:40 - Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs
12:40 - 12:50 - SanIsidro
12:50 - 1:05 Saba Lou
1:05-1:20 - Bella & The Bizarre
1:20 -1:40 - Craig Brown Band
1:40 - 2:00 - John Wesley Coleman III
2:00 - 2:25 - Bloodshot Bill
2:25- 2:35 - Paul Collins
2:35- 2:45 - Thomas Mudrick
2:45- 2:50 - White Mystery
2:50 - 3:05 - Bobby Harlow
3:05 - 3:15 - Mark Sultan
3:15 - 3:30 - Tenement Rats and Die Group
3:30 - 3:45 - Elephant Stone
3:45-3:55 - Doug Tuttle
3:55 - 4:05 - Choke Chains
4:05 - 4:25 - Aquarian Blood
Quintron and Miss Pussycat As The Audience
4:30 - 4:40 Blag Dahlia (The Dwarves)
4:40 - 4:55 The Archaeas
4:55 - 5:05 Chai
5:05 - 5:35 - Optic Sink
5:35 - 5:55 - Bipolaroid
Quintron and Miss Pussycat As The Audience
6:00 - 6:15 - Hash Redactor
6:15 - 6:35 Gino Is A Goon
6:35 - 7:00 Slander Tongue
7:00 - 7:20 - Telekrimen
7:20 - 7:40 - Human Eye
7:40 - 8:00 - Bazooka
8:00 - 8:05 - The Zeros
8:05 - 8:15 - Personal & The Pizzas
Inspirational Words From Eric Oblivian
8:20 - 8:25 - Th Losin Streaks
8:25- 8:30 - Red Mass
8:30 - 8:45 - The Sueves
8:45- 9:05 - Benni
9:05 - 9:15 - Thigh Master
Inspirational Words From Eric Oblivian
9:20 - 9:40 - Michael Beach
9:40 - 10:00 Nobunny
10:00 - 10:30 Jack Oblivian and The Sheiks
10:30 - 11:00 - Model Zero

Please tune in and support these great artists!
Smash that donate button on the Sofa King site to get $$$ to your favorite artists- they can use it!






Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020 New album , paitnings, beind dad. corona virus ughh

Hi there, its been a while.
Ive been working on a new album being produced and recorded by Steve Terbecki ( White Denim, Peach Train)   at their studio called Radio Milk.   Been working on it for over a year and half now.
Its sounding great to my ears. Hoping to tour again and a lot after its done Miss the road.
I did fly out to California and did 3 shows  a month ago with Kristina Boswell ( Kay Odyssey), Julia Hungerford & the legendary Bobby May.  it was a blast. I love california weather and the vibe mannnn hahah.
Been still running my little gallery with Julia Hart .  The gallery is called Tin Whistle located in East Austin.  Anyways im ready to get pass this virus bullshit and rock out.
My paintings and songs are keeping me busy plus a little skateboarding.  Check out ,y instagram page or facebook or pics of bird paitnings ..i mainly do Oil.

Well i had some songs come out on various videos etc.. been lucky with that. Rollo & Grady got me a tune in the series Shameless on Showtime!
Got a song in Alex Knost RVCA surf video..
Got some tunes in the fabulous California Golde short film directed by Sandy Carson,  a bicycle enthusiast adventure through the sierra mountains.. shot on super 8!
Had a song on King Of The Road skate show on Vice network too!
so i had songs on surf, skate and bike videos!  radical
My little girl will turn 6 this summer. we doing alright.
anyways ill check back in later in summer ....
peace and love to all -jwc   march 25th 2020

here is a review from my last record on Goliad media out of denton, Tx.

this is by Barry St. Vitus for Glide Magazine
I suspect that even the most musically exposed fan or writer would slam into a hard adobe wall trying to come up with a clear description of Coleman’s musical style. It’s a rather frustrating and challenging thing to nail down.  His PRa gives a good shot at what it’s not…”John Wesley Coleman is not an outlaw, not Americana, barely a punker and not a garage rocker.” Suggesting then …”baroque power pop basement fringe.” Works for me. If that elicits a ‘meh’ from you, then know this, this latest drop is one of several he’s done since stepping away from 15 years with Austin’s notorious Golden Boys and doing shows with such notables as Roky Erickson, the Oblivians, L7, No Bunny, the Spider Bags and Ty Segal. That helps triangulate a bit on his own personal style and music, to some degree.
What truly makes Cuckoo Bird stand out, though, is who backed up this effort and produced it, Milwaukee’s own, JAILL, led by Vinnie Kircher, also the producer. This amounts to taking your rough diamond to the best gem cutter in the area to have it cut and polished. They totally get what he’s doing and give it wings to soar high.
The mood of the album leans a tad towards melancholy and wistfulness, but is far from being a downer. The flat-out creativeness of the band color the songs enough to distract from out-and- out sadness and lift the melodies. His voice leans towards lonely, country music singer territory, but has a warming, comforting feeling, that is emotionally embracing.
The album kicks off with “Kick It Again” a catchy little ditty that, like many of the numbers, sticks in your head.  There’s simple electric piano and guitar that brings to mind a No Bunny, ‘50’s rock ‘n’ roll –flavored tune. “Weird Old World” effectively uses synthesizer and weird effects that make for an unusual sound. There’s a ”Dear Prudence” kind of thing going on in “We Speak In Charades,” starting right with the keyboards. It’s the first of quite a few songs that uses repetitive lyrics to good effect.
They get sort of an oddball thing going on mixing up a background of chimes, synth and bongos on “Another Face In the Crowd,” that meanders along, eccentrically.  “Heaven” picks up the pace with its Farfisa organ and synth leading the way and is very typical of what Wes’s songs have generally sounded like in the past. It’s a contender for Best song in the collection.
His “All Over Now’ has a sultry mood to it as it glides along with a gooey Wurlitzer organ carrying it along, and his vocals going a bit Arthur Godfrey, if you get that reference. It’s rather nostalgic and one of the more interesting tunes here, again, thanks to the creative magic of JAILL. “Feel That Way” picks things up again and goes with the repetitive lyrics thing again, but pulls you right in, as it goes a little Samba by the end.
An interesting arrangement really adds props to “Baby I like Your Style,” which are pretty much all there is to the lyrics in this one. His thing with repetitive lyrics really build up a momentum on “Without Warning” and gets it rolling, making it another of the catchiest songs. “Beam With Us,” with its piano and subtle bongos rolls out like a ballad, which uses his voice to great effect. Finally, “Out The Window” really has the baroque thing happening with its strings underneath smoothing the way. This one really is wrapped in melancholy and gloom, accented with the cello behind it, while still remaining rather lovely.
I can hardly imagine anyone not liking this album, unless they are metal-heads or only into thrash, as Wes’s originality is a strong selling point, for one thing, and the impressive playing by the band really make it compelling listening. My only bone to pick might be that I would’ve enjoyed a couple more upbeat numbers in the mix to lift it out of it’s moodiness, but, all-in-all, this Cuckoo Bird sings some pretty good songs, feathering its nest with excellent playing and production.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Summer is here full swing. Been playing some fun shows ..just did one with Bro Jt at Barracuda and Baby Robots , Model Zero. It was a blast! Been busy writing and making oil painting. running my art gallery on the weekends too!  GOLIAD RECORDS is putting out my next album this October. They are a rad label out of Denton. They just put out Scott Danbom's first solo album! (Centromatic alumni)
Ill be hooking up with Timmy's Organism for some dates starting Halloween.
BURGER RECORDs is putting out the tape!
the name of the album is     CUCKOO BIRD SINGS A SONG made in Milwaukee with the members of JAILL.   NYC and some West Coast dates in the works.. looking for booking agent. Ok more info soon peace everyone-jwc

oil painting. self portrait 2017

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 "
MICROWAVE DREAMS-LP/CD-SUPER SECRET RECORDS-Greg Ashley, Louie Lino, Aaron Blount, Dean Beadles, Andrew McCalla- 2017
Cuckoo Bird Sings A Song- Lp 2018 Goliad produced by JAILL
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
Better Than Goodtimes-Lp 12XU RECORDS 2017 .     ( band broke up this year -sad)
/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
7" LARKIN- 4 way split with Toranovox, Bellringer ( Melvins band member), Flyin Lion 
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

MEXMODE-Black Tape, Green Tape. 2016-present Evan Kleinecke produced. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

UPDATE yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaawwwwww party peace flower

PLAYING this week 2 shows with Spider Bags. Indie Grits festival thursday and Chapel Hill friday.
12th &13th
New Record coming out after the summer is over. On Goliad Records out of Denton, Tx. Thanks Chris!
its called "Cuckoo Bird Sings A Song) produced by Vincent Kircher

Playing next week in Austin with Simon Doom and Sweet Spirit! stoked! April 19th @Sidewinder
Margin Walker productions.

then another show with Austi & Sean Morales Band  
& Nick Allison Players Lounge! May 18th

and following month with Shipla Ray and Rattlesnake Milk May 30th!

about to record new material with my new players until they sick of me haha. Peace yall!

also i got a new Art Gallery called Tin Whistle Art Gallery.  come buy art or hang.

also finishing up documentary on Walter Daniels directed by me and Andy Cambell!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

JWC news update for march/april

Yo hanging with the Fonz in Milwaukee in Januaray 2018. photo by Austin Dutmer

well I recorded a new record in Milwaukee last month. Vincent Kircher produced it. Members from JAILL band and friends played all over it. Im stoked for these songs. Gotta new line up band ..and we are learning them live. Looking for a record label for these tunes..  maybe its called
JWC GOES TO JAILL.. or Milwaukee Pop..or Vinnie calls it The Chicken Contender. idk.. naming an Lp is tough sometimes..    well here is a list of shows and stuff...thanks for visiting!! come see us play this year. new tunes and im hustling yard work like a mug. Plus opening an art gallery in East Austin, TX. for booking ask Zuma Booking agency or message here.

Mohawk march 2nd with other my band The Golden Boys main support for Dead Milkmen.

 Playing a campaign party for Beto, Friday 3/9 at Buford's at w 6th and Rio Grande 8:30pm
(acoustic gig for Beto)

Empire Control Room March 10th at 530pm RSVP SOUTH BOILED  crawfish party. Riverboat Gamblers, Leopold and His Fiction, Ghost Wolves, A Sinclair, Chill Russell, White Reaper.

SXSW shows playing Little Dickman records party at Hard Luck Lounge on 14th at 830pm and again Burgerama at Hotel Vegas on the 17th daytime. Burger Records annual fun event!

 Wednesday March 14th with MEXMODE band. (rap band im in) 4pm. rainey street. new tape soon!

Golden Boys at annual Doug and Karla's Chili Dog Cookout fest ! thats Sunday 18th.

APRIL 12 & 13th =2 shows with Spiderbags! Chapel Hill and a festival in Columbus , SC! info soon! INDIE GRITS FEST 9:30 pm on thursday 12th.

April 19th back in Austin opening for Sweet Spirit and Simon Doom. gonna be killer.

*did you hear the song i co-wrote with White Denim for their buddy Andy Pickett..its called Modern Kicks. it came out great! check it out!

or have you heard Spider Bags & Reese McHenry cover my Flower in The Dark song off her record she recorded for Sophmore Lounge? She is a great singer! thanks ya'll! 
buy it here --

@ also sitting on almost finished record made with Andrew McCalla. all analog. all star Memphis crew. Jack Oblivian on drums! Bruce Saltmarsh too! The Sheiks! Kelley Anderson, plus more buddies from Memphis.... Dean Beadles! need to get this one done too. someday. cheers!!

 more info after SXSW is over-JWC march 1st 2018. come say hi! hello ! adios

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


April 5th, Denton Tx@Dans Silverleaf with Dim Locator, Chris Welch Ft. Kelly Evans

April 6th, Kansas City MS@Blind Tiger with Sweet Spirit,and The Whiffs

April 7th, Chicago IL, @ Cafe Mustache w/ Craig Brown Band, and Obnox

April 8th, Detroit MI @ Kelly's Bar w/ Obnox

April 9th, Fort Wayne IN @ Brass Rail w/ Craig Brown Band, The Danddy Fops

April 10th, Cleveland OH @ Happy Dog w/ Obnox, Street Gurgler

April 11th, Bethlehem PA @ Funhouse w/ Brother JT's Dreaful Locks

April 12th, Philadelphia PA @ ? w/Patrick Troxell's bday party! ( this show might get moved, more info later)

April 14th, Manhattan NY @ Bowery Electric w/ Wooing

April 15th, Brooklyn NY @ Tender Trap (EARLY SHOW 6pm)
April 16th Memphis-MUD ISLAND
April 17th-Dallas-Grassy Knoll

WFMU taping too!
^All shows starting with Chicago is with Vincent Kircher too! (JAILL solo effort)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Hello, check out my other site too

currently working on 2 books.  One lyric song book and another art book.  HAPPY HOLIDAZE.

MY NEW ALBUM DROPS JAN 27 on Super Secret Records. peace to all in this mad mad world