By Virginia Yapp
Editor’s note: This article was originally published January 16, 2014
Pennsylvania-based hard rock group Moistboyz formed in 1992, featuring Guy Heller and Ween’s Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo. After sporadically releasing four albums between 1994 and 2005, the project went on long-term hiatus… Until 2012, that is, when Gene and Dean Ween decided to call it quits for good. Recorded in Pennsylvania as well as Lago Vista, Tex., Heller and Melchiondo dropped "Moistboyz V" late last year. An upcoming tour with the Meat Puppets is set to bring the band to Austin on March 28.
The complete list of tickets set to go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.:Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band at the Belmont (Feb. 28)Papadosio, the Main Squeeze at the Belmont (March 1)Switchfoot, the Kopecky Family Band at Emo’s (March 5)Culture Profetica at the Belmont (March 22)Moistboyz, the Meat Puppets at the Mohawk (March 28)Chelsea Handler at Bass Concert Hall (March 30)Wild Child, Robert Ellis at Emo’s (April 4)Jennifer Nettles at ACL Live (April 10)Crash Kings, King Washington at Stubb’s (April 10)Rob Thomas at Bass Concert Hall (April 15)Hauschka at the Belmont (April 18)Fall Out Boy, Paramore at Austin360 Amphitheater (Aug. 2)
On the festival front: Tickets to the iHeartRadio Country Fest at the Frank Erwin Center go on sale Saturday morning. Artists scheduled to perform at the first-annual event on March 29 include Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum. A bit further out, Fun Fun Fun Fest announced earlier this week that it would be back at Auditorium Shores this November. A limited amount of early-bird tickets will go on sale Feb. 12. No word on that lineup yet.