That did not take long: Amanda Newman sends word this afternoon that Irving's own David Garza -- who, in December, will begin a month-long residency at Los Angeles' famed hipster hang Largo -- is the first artist to confirm that he will play the John "Beard" Brewer benefit show set for October 28 at Club Dada. Newman says the show will begin at 1 p.m., with doors opening at noon, and run "well into the evening." Better still, it'll be an all-ages shindig -- "families are welcome," says Newman. In coming days, she'll send along the names of artists filling out the roster; keep checking back for updates. (I am suddenly very nostalgic for Twang Twang Shock-a-Boom. Always did like me some "Nicotine Queen" whilst at UT.)
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In other news, Beard did indeed have his breathing tube removed today, but docs have yet to determine what caused his seizure. --Robert Wilonsky