The Scabs and Bob Schneider

All About The Scabs

The Scabs, or just “Scabs,” as they are known by their die-hard fan base, are an Austin based funk band headed by lead singer, Bob Schneider. The Scabs’ Austin home is at Antone’s, where they still play fairly regularly, despite not having released a new album since 2000. Past albums include Freebird, released in 1998; More Than a Feeling from 1999; and the latest album, Destroyer.

Though the band’s appearances have increased dramatically in recent years, The Scabs’ Bob Schneider still has a thriving solo career in the Austin area and beyond. While The Scabs’ keyboard player Adam Temple, guitarist Charles Rieser, saxophonist Fernie Castillo, and trombonist Rolo have all appeared infrequently with Schneider during his performances, the band’s drummer, David Robinson, and bassist, Bruce Hughes can almost always be found playing alongside him.

The next appearance that the entire band has scheduled together, though, is on January 13, 2012, which will mark its first show of the new year. The show will, of course, be at Antone’s, located on 5th street in the heart of downtown Austin. Those who are seeing a Scab’s show for the first time should be prepared for the band’s typically x-rated lyrics, making this show definitely not one for the entire family. Their act will be followed by DaHeBeGeBeeS, another local band making its start in the area.

The Scabs are known for taking requests during their shows and being more than happy to meet and greet with fans after the show and between sets. Whether you’re a long time fan or a curious newbie, you’ll definitely want to make it out to Antone’s to experience the crazy blend of funk and horns that creates the unique auditory experience that defines The Scabs.

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