By Michael Corcoran

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 20, 2013

The Gourds have announced that they’re going on a hiatus after Sunday Oct. 27’s show at Threadgill’s. The band’s two side projects- Shinyribs and the Hard Pans- will become the focus for awhile. Multi-instrumentalist Max Johnston moved back to Dallas last year to handle his family’s real estate holdings, so the schedule has already lightened. But the band maintained it’s lucrative private parties and weddings gigs. But those are over now, too.