Two Big Events Celebrating the Life and Art of Randy "Biscuit" Turner

The Friends of Biscuit wishes to announce two big events celebrating the life and art of Randy J. "Biscuit" Turner, Austin's own punk rock pioneer, poet and artist. Turner, a founding member of legendary Austin rockers The Big Boys, passed away three weeks ago from natural causes, leaving behind a legacy of music, poetry and multimedia art.

Saturday: BiscuitFest
The first event, a celebration of Randy's life and legacy, will take place Saturday, October 8th from 2-7 p.m. at Emo's Alternative Lounge, located at 603 Red River Street in Austin. In the spirit of Randy's art and way of life, the event will be an explosion of art, color, poetry and kitsch. As Randy would have wanted it, the day promises an outpouring of love, life and fun, fun, fun!

We urge all of his friends, fans, and admirers to wear costumes and bring photos, stories, tributes, artwork, decorations, etc. to help make this memorial as unforgettable an event as our wonderful friend's life was. For more information on this event, check out the Randy "Biscuit" Turner Memorial homepage at, or calldotty at (512) 441-3879.

Sunday: Dicks, Exene Headline Benefit for Biscuit's Mom
On Sunday October 9, Emo's will host the Biscuit Benefit Show, from 3 p.m. until whenever it ends. Headlining the show will be the legendary Dicks, Exene Cervenka (of X), Pong, Pocket Fishrmen, Punkaroos, Areola 51, Yuppie Pricks, The Delinquents, The Slurpees, Sexy Finger Champs and more. There will be a silent auction and tons of "Biscuit-o-bilia" available.

Advance tickets will be available for this show (for more info, visit All proceeds from this event will go to Randy's beloved 84-year-old mother, Nellie Mae Turner, to help offset expenses.

Anyone wishing to make donations to Nellie Mae in the meantime can send them to: Nellie Mae Turner, PO BOX 1528, Gladewater, TX 75647.