Back in December a North Carolina man brought an assault rifle into a ping-pong themed restaurant in Washington, DC. He was convinced that prominent Democratic politicians were running a Satanic child trafficking ring out of the basement. (It’s a demonstrably insane theory – the venue doesn’t even have a basement – and would be laughable except for the part about the assault rifle.) A flood of internet conspiracy theorists began harassing anyone they could link to the venue, including Olympia, Washington artist/musician Arrington de Dionyso. Eight or nine years ago, de Dionyso painted a mildly weird mural in the ping pong room, and photos of it linger on the internet even though the mural itself was taken down in 2011. (You can read about it here.)
Now de Dionyso is touring the country with a new project he’s calling This Saxophone Kills Fascists. It’s free jazz and apparently very interesting, based on reviews from other cities. Also performing is legendary K Records founder Calvin Johnson, who’s appearing as Selector Dub Narcotic. He’s going to DJ old reggae 45s or something equally charming/awkward. The show also features Suicide Magnets and Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores.