Oversat Prepares for European Tour With Local Benefit Show

Hot off the release of the their debut, Mixed Signals, Knoxville delinquent garage rockers Oversat have lined up a demanding schedule for this fall that includes some charitable work on the local front and then a foray across the big pond.

The band is hosting a benefit concert to celebrate the life of the late Michael Jonathan Woodard, a friend of the band, on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hill on the edge of Fort Sanders. Proceeds from the show, which features a range of loud/crazy/rebellious bands, including Oversat, La Basura Del Diablo, Casey's Trunk, Winter Palace, and Never Sorry, will go to assist the Woodard family in purchasing a headstone and handling other expenses. The show begins at 9:30 p.m., admission is $10 for ages 18-20 and $5 for 21 and over.

The Sept. 17 show will be Oversat's last appearance in Knoxville before their planned invasion of Europe, slated for October. If you haven't heard Oversat yet, check out their page on bandcamp.com—the band's savage sound teeters constantly on the brink of chaos, in a shambolically endearing way that's comparable to both the Sonics and early Black Flag, if that makes any sense. Their music conjures those uncomfortable-but-exciting moments of mysterious horniness and zit-squeezing teenage angst that we've all experienced at one time or another. Simply put, this band is wild. Good luck in Europe, guys—and stay out of jail.