On Friday, March 7, the St. Louis bike and punk communities come together to help out a veteran from both fronts. Peter "Peat" Henry, a hyper-positive personality who spent years pogo-ing across stages in bands including the Pubes and Nerve Parade, recently fractured his femur at the hip during a recreational bike ride that followed an intense competitive race. Friends from near and far — including Kansas City's Faultfinder — are hosting a special benefit party to help recoup costs, and all are welcome to show up for the fun.
|Peat's poor hip bones.|
"The first thing I ever said to Peat Henry was, 'I have to kick you off the stage, because we have to play now,'" remembers St. Louis ex-pat Don Beasley of Faultfinder. The "stage" was plywood set over a garage floor, the air chalky with kicked-up rock dust. Henry, the frontman of the infectiously poppy Pubes, responded with his trademark happy-go-lucky grin, accentuated by what Beasley describes as "big shards of purple hair."More »