Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

GWAR Announces Additional Mutated Events And Familiar Faces To Make GWAR B-Q Even Wilder!


Keeping up with its theme of stacking up fun like bodies on a heap, GWAR announces several more outrageous events surrounding the 5th Annual GWAR B-Q (Presented by Ring Dog Rescue and Mt. Baker Vapor)the B4BQ and the GWafter Party! This means more madness, more music, more beer and more opportunities to suck up to – and get slaughtered by – your lords and masters, GWAR


The B4BQ has mutated and grown to a size barely recognizable from its previous iterations – now sporting eight heads and functioning male and female naughty bits. Headliners The Black Dahlia Murder blast their Motor City madness at the B4BQ, Friday, Aug. 15th at The Broadberry (2729 W. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220). Doors open at 7:00pm and the first band takes the stage at 7:30pm. Other barn-burning musical acts include Mobile Death Camp, featuring former Beefcake the Mighty Todd Evans; RVA’s own Gritter; the Texas rockers of Venomous Maximus; and Orlando punks, The Attack. For the math-handicapped, this means the B4BQ starts immediately after the end of the Oderus Urungus/Dave Brockie Memorial at Hadad’s Lake, Friday Aug. 15th 4:00pm-7:00pm. For the lucky Bohabs who bought Premium GWAR B-Q Tickets before they SOLD OUT, the B4BQ is FREE! Lower caste human filth may purchase tickets at thebroadberry.com. Tickets are limited. Act fast!

The 5th Annual GWAR B-Q is such a can’t-miss event that some of the most recognizable characters in GWAR’s long and glorious history will be on hand to soak up adulation and wreak destruction. Beware all who enter, as the fiery goddess Slymenstra Hymen is still on the rag. Sexecutioner will use his patented, perverted brand of punishment on any woman, man or dead dog who crosses him. And the crack supplier whose hair couldn’t get any higher, GWAR manager Sleazy P. Martini will be around to suck up every penny not glued down. They will join another familiar face – the longest-tenured Beefcake the Mighty, Mike Bishop – who will serve as GWAR’s primary mouthpiece.


The weekend doesn’t end once your girlfriend leaves you for a slave and GWAR B-Q security catapults you off the premises. More drunken depravity awaits at the GWafter Party, held right after the GWAR B-Q, Saturday August 16th at a secret location to be revealed whenever the hell GWAR feels like telling you. Rest assured you’ll be able to compare stories, sunburn and exposed bone fragments with fellow GWAR B-Q patrons while you get elbowed by celebrity artists and VIP guests. 



GWARbar Interviews
GWARBar Interviews

While you’ve got food and GWAR on your tiny little mind, don’t forget about the GWARBar – the GWAR-themed restaurant from Slave Pit Inc. and 2013 Richmond Restaurateur of the Year, Travis Croxton. The Indiegogo campaign raising money to cover the renovations by Griffin Customs ends Saturday, June 21st. Top Chef’s Bryan Voltaggio and other culinary geniuses have begged BalSac the Jaws o’ Death for a job at the GWARbar serving intergalactic gourmet junk food. They know it will be the best thing to happen to eating since the invention of the spoon. To take an active role in helping a culinary wonderland become a reality, and to earn amazing rewards, visit indiegogo.com/projects/gwarbar. To watch renowned chefs grovel at BalSac’s hooves, go to youtube.com/watch?v=VUeYNhafB5I.

As further proof that Oderus Urungus and Dave Brockie are still filling sentient minds across the universe, Beefcake the Mighty is spearheading a benefit show in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday June 27. Beefcake-approved bands like Stonecutters, ohlm and Anagnorisis will be kicking Bluegrass ass at Diamond Concert Hall (630 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204) to benefit the Dave Brockie Fund. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and tickets are just $10 at leading ticket retailers. That’s even cheap in Kentucky!

Justen Bieber