The Band

Brother George Hurley – Drums, Vocal

Hurley is a self-taught musician who created his own drumsticks out of Plexiglas and wood at the Boys Club in his youth. He got his first drumkit when he was nineteen after trading a motorcycle for it.
Although he is known as a punk drummer, Hurley’s musical influences are primarily Jazz based.

I’d go see Max Roach,” he recalls, “or some other great jazz drummer, and they’d have these kits that they pulled out of the trunk of their cars, three-piece or four-pieces, and they were doing things that I couldn’t imagine. They were like magicians!

Even though he went to the same high school as D. Boon and Mike Watt he did not meet them until around 1978. That same year, Hurley formed The Reactionaries with Boon, Watt, and Martin Tamburovich. Watt asked Hurley to join repeatedly but Hurley was reticent because they traveled in different circles and Watt was deemed “a geek”. Eventually, Hurley threw caution to the wind and joined up with Watt. After The Reactionaries split, George joined a Hollywood new wave band called Hey Taxi!. In 1980, Hey Taxi! disbanded at the same time the Minutemen’s then drummer Frank Tonche left the band. Hurley reunited with his two former Reactionaries bandmates in Minutemen.
Read George’s Wiki

Brother Joe Dean – Bass, Vocal

Joe was born in a log cabin that he helped his mother build. He enjoys short walks on the beach, turtle husbandry, the books of Thomas Pynchon, UFO sightings, kittens, and the films of Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky.
This website was built and implemented by Brother Joe Dean.
You can see more of his work at  joedean.com

Brother Vince Meghrouni – Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocal

Vince Meghrouni is a multi-instrumentalist. He is a very special guest that makes great contributions to The Wrinkling Brothers while also participating in many other projects including his own band Atomic Sherpas.
A partial list of projects Vince has been part of:
2 Bass Hit,  Atomic Sherpas, Bazooka, Brainchildren of Xenog, Brother Weasel, The Charmkin Rebellion, Del Noah and the Mt. Ararat Finks, The DownBeats, Fatso Jetson, El Grupo Sexo, HellBat!, Ghidorah, Triosphere, The Reluctant Toby, Tone Scientists, The Trio, Brother Weasel, Mike Watt And The Crew Of The Flying Saucer, and Mike Watt And The Pair Of Pliers

Former Members

Sister Elizabeth Cady Stanton – Guitar

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women’s rights and women’s suffrage movements in the United States. Stanton was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1890 until 1892. Before Stanton narrowed her political focus almost exclusively to women’s rights, she was an active abolitionist with her husband Henry Brewster Stanton (co-founder of the Republican Party) and cousin Gerrit Smith. Unlike many of those involved in the women’s rights movement, Stanton addressed various issues pertaining to women beyond voting rights. Her concerns included women’s parental and custody rights, property rights, employment and income rights, divorce, the economic health of the family, and birth control. She was also an outspoken supporter of the 19th-century temperance movement.
Stanton died in 1902, having written both The Woman’s Bible and her autobiography Eighty Years and More, and many other articles and pamphlets about female suffrage and women’s rights.
Sister Elizabeth’s wiki

Brother Yustus Taxes – Batteria

Yustus Taxes was a reclusive American writer, artist and drummer who worked as a custodian in Wilmington, California. Taxes’ work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art, as he was self-educated and did not achieve notoriety until after his death. Yustus has become famous for his posthumously-discovered 17,329-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Blunderbuss Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Carpallinian War Cloud, Caused by the Woman Slave Rebellion, along with several thousand drawings, etchings, mono-prints, and watercolor paintings illustrating the story.