Image for VIDEO: Fat Mike Exorcises His Demons As Cokie The Clown At SXSW

VIDEO: Fat Mike Exorcises His Demons As Cokie The Clown At SXSW

Written by Daniel Clarke on March 29, 2010

On the last night of SXSW this year, Fat Mike took the stage at Emo’s Annex as his alter ego Cokie The Clown to perform a harrowing and macabre spectacle for a small group of (mostly) oblivious fans.

Much has been made about the fact that he tricked members of the audience into drinking his own urine, with the venue banning him from ever performing there again and issuing this statement: “Emo’s does not condone Fat Mike’s actions, and we do not encourage or condone any acts of stupidity that Fat Mike may perform.”

Sure, that was the highlight (or lowlight, depending on your perspective) of the performance, but after watching the entire show, I’m inclined to think that it might well be one of the most powerful things I’ve seen in quite some time. The urine incident was merely the icing on a troubling forty minutes that saw Mike airing a lot of dark, dirty laundry. You can watch the performance below:

[bliptv AYHQkFkC]

According to a Pinpoint Music article on the event, “Damian Abraham, lead singer of the band Fucked Up, later described this Cokie set as the most depressing and fucked up thing he had ever seen.” Indeed.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds


Music Feeds Faves – 9/10/15

Each week the Music Feeds team hunt down their favourite new tunes, bundle them up in some (often highly legible) words and bring them to you.


More Acts Join The Rhythm And Vines 2015 Lineup

New Zealand’s annual Rhythm And Vines festival is back in action for 2015, and a whole crop of new acts have joined the party, including US rapper Mac Miller and electronic heavyweights Sub Focus and Nero who’ll both be playing some DJ sets at the NYE festival.


These 15 Acts Are Your Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees For 2016

Nine Inch Nails, N.


The Plot Lineup Grows With Announcement Of Triple J Unearthed Winner

It’s not even been two weeks since Sydney festival The Plot announced their jam-packed lineup but they’ve already bolstered it, adding triple j Unearthed winner Sampa The Great.


Slipknot Are Selling Replica Masks Just In Time For Halloween

The masked metal masters over at Slipknot are selling replica copies of their own masks less than a month out from Halloween, in an ingenious move for freaky mask marketing.


Hear James Blake’s Heartbreaking Cover Of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’

James Blake has used his radio show on BBC Radio 1 as a platform to debut his tearjerking cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound Of Silence.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You