From the GearFest 2018 website:

Nearly 30 years after quitting The Cramps, Fur Dixon is reclaiming her place in rock ‘n’ roll. When Fur split from that iconic band, she left behind her electric bass, pink Mohawk and infamous bunny tail to re-establish herself as an angel-voiced singer and acoustic guitar slinger-songwriter in the American roots music scene. She recorded 5 CDs for a quieter crowd of dedicated followers and steered clear of anything to do with jungle drums, feedback, distortion and electric instruments. F*** that. In 2015 she strapped her electric guitar back on and decided it was time to get back to her God-given superpower of doing what she does best which is rocking the f*** out.


According to, her new band, WTFUKUSHIMA!!, is comprised of Dusty Watson (The Sonics) on drums, Paul Roessler (The Screamers, 45 Grave) on keyboards, Dave Provost (Dream Syndicate) on bass, and Bernard Yin (Fuzztones, BellRays) on lead guitar. Their latest full-length album, Return 2 Sender, was released in July 2018- you can buy an autographed copy (and other nifty swag) on the website or purchase via bandcamp, etc.

GearFest 2018 was a Rock Show, Car Show, and Ms. Gearhead Contest at The Blue Lamp, featuring several bands from NorCal & LA, including Public Eye, a band of nascent rockers from Sacto’s own School of Rock – Elk Grove. Proceeds from the show benefitted the Sacramento SPCA Behavior Dept. How cool is that?!


Recorded by: Jim McLain







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