Bob Log III

S&S Presents

Bob Log III

Utah County Swillers, Jacob T. Skeen

Sun · October 29, 2017

8:00 pm

$13 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Bob Log III
Bob Log III
So when you see a man in a jumpsuit and full-face helmet rigged up with a telephone receiver come barreling down the honky-tonk stairs in a lifeboat while beating away on a hollow-body guitar, don’t get out of the way. Jump right in there with him. And as long as you live, you’ll never forget what he taught you.Taipei Times December 2015

A man in a human cannonball suit soon appeared from a side door, his head completely obscured by a tinted black helmet, its front welded into a telephone which seemed to wirelessly amplify his voice to the audience. Bob Log III launched into a mind-blowing set, finger-picking his beaten-up black guitar for a sound of steel string blues and heavy rock n’ roll. The sound was reminiscent of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion if it had to be categorised, but his music would be better described as Jerry Lee Lewis crossed with a little of Tom Waits’ heavy industrial 2012

His guitar growls like a rabies-infested mutt, straight from the backyard of an Alabama whorehouse. The expletives he squawks are absolutely unintelligible, at least while the groan of his six stringed demon viciously dominates the aural realm. When the blanket of perfectly distorted guitar ends, which always coincides with a great victory stance, Mr. Log displays his propensity for what is only describable as ‘not giving a fuck’, which in his case takes the form of the perfect stage presence. 2012

Boobs were dipped in scotch, one fan took an accidental swan dive into the music equipment and Bob Log III managed to play slide guitar, drums and sing while balancing three women on his lap. 2011

Should you never have had the joy of seeing Bob Log III play, let me attempt to describe it for you: picture a man in a shiny blue jumpsuit and a pilot's helmet wired to a telephone receiver, playing slide guitar with all the dirty, scuzzy joy in his heart. Add to that a kick drum and foot cymbal, the myth of a monkey paw in place of a right hand, and a setlist that includes songs named Boob Scotch, Bubble Strut and My Shit Is Perfect, and you'll begin to get the gist. It is loud and strange and electrifying, and how ecstatic it all sounds, that guitar glazed with a kind of sublime and honey-dipped happiness. 2011

One would have to be in a pretty foul mood not to be entertained by the mysterious awesomeness of Bob Log III. Sure, his musical skills are something to behold, his one-man-band brand of blues/Americana displaying dexterity, creativity, and plenty of good old rock ‘n’ roll, but then there’s his wacky persona. At Monday’s packed Union Hall gig, Mr. Log leapt from behind the curtain that functions as the stage door in his signature getup: a full suit with bits of gold teasing at the bottom, and a dark-glassed racing helmet with a phone receiver wired as a mic. After a quick intro jam he shed the formality to reveal his shimmering gold full body suit, the very rocket man the audience had been waiting for, and burst into “Goddam Sounds Good” off the recently released My Shit Is Perfect.

Bob Log III’s live shows are wild affairs. Bob likes to ride rubber dinghies across the heads of his audience and summon women onstage to stir his whiskey with their tits. 2009

**If you have a large party and would like to reserve the upper balcony of Metro Music Hall, please contact**
Utah County Swillers
Utah County Swillers
"We're the outlaws of Utah County! Back in the old days, we were known as them Unlucky Boys and we came into existence in the Fall of 1995. In Utah County, one can expect to find nothing but pure, honest mormon life where everything is straight and narrow. But now they are on the lookout for us no good boozeaholics!! The police out here in Utah County are keepin a sharp eye on us no good trouble makers. But that ain't stoppin' us from delieverin' a foot stompin' set--inspired by drivin' truck and havin' a whole night of alcohol related trouble causin'! Composed of members of the Unlucky Boys, Thunderfist and Endless Struggle--we're ready to hit your town with our rubber side down! We've played with just about every roots act that has come through Utah. These include The Reverend Horton Heat, Three Blue Teardrops, The Frantic Flattops, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Slim Sisna, The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Twistin Tarantulas, and many others. So pull that rig off the highway, partner! Find us at the Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake, and we'll drink some whiskey!!"
Jacob T. Skeen
Jacob T. Skeen
Venue Information:
Metro Music Hall
615 W 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT