The Uncommon Houseflies began somewhat by accident when Louisville, Ky., music writer Kevin Gibson realized his obsession with the Ramones had to be dealt with. And not by sniffing glue.
This obsession grew into a band that plays accessible power-pop -- featuring some punk, alt-country and indie rock influences -- with humorous lyrics. From the dark comedy "Disgruntled Shooter (In the Nursing Home)" to the singalong romp, "The F*ck You Song," the Houseflies always aim to have fun. Usually at someone else's expense.
The band's 2010 release, Excrement Weather, produced even more instant classics such as "Beating Up Hippies," "Na Na (Where's the Spatula?)," "Supermarket Sushi" and "Cotton Candy in the Rain."
Guitarist Butch Bays came on board in early 2011, and the band released an EP titled Wretched Radio, including soon-to-be-classics like the title track, "Space Monkey", "Border Disorder (The Canada Song)" and "Commando For Jesus."