Johnny Fest lineup shapes up

The Austin American Statesman reports that artists continue to be added to Johnny Fest at Threadgill’s on June 8. Today they report ‘Don’t forget about the big Steamboat Reunion show at Threadgill’s this Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. Featuring such reunited acts as Soulhat, Steamroller, Pushmonkey and most of Bob Schneider’s Joe Rockhead, the marathon o’ rock is a benefit for former KLBJ-FM DJ Johnny Walker, who is recovering from a stroke. “Johnny was such a big part of the Austin rock n’ roll scene,” says former Steamboat owner Danny Crooks, who put together the show. “The weekend officially started every Friday at 5 o’clock when Johnny played ‘Bonecrusher’ (by Soulhat) on the radio.” After his nightly show ended, Walker would often turn up at Steamboat and introduce the bands- big and small- from the stage. Ah, the days when the scene was really a scene. The great guitarist Billy White (ex-Dokken) will bring a whole new bag of guitar tricks to the show. Currently living in Mexico and performing under the name Guillermo, White has been mastering the Spanish flamenco guitar in recent years.