Thanksgiving Message from FK

If you think about it, not much has changed since the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1492. For example: we’re still thankful when a baby isn’t stolen by a pack of ravenous wolves on a frigid late-autumn night, its meat stripped from its now hollow carcass. Also, we’re still thankful that our god is real and worthy of worship and theirs is but a vestige of a primitive religion long ago discounted by science and reason.

Nonetheless, there are things for which we, the members of Fancy Ketchup, are specifically thankful. We hope you’ll take a minute after reading this to compile your own gratitude list. Happy Thanksgiving!

Jack Diablo: I’m thankful for Robbie Kicks, my junior high school karate sensei, for showing me how to pick out the best black tar heroin. To this day, I’ve never had a bad batch.

Juan Aguas: I’m thankful for the lucrative investment I made in a handful of gay, octogenarian resorts in Malaysia.

Sisyphus Coxx: I’m thankful I now have enough illegitimate children to staff my textile sweatshop.

Frau Chicklet: I’m thankful for my hometown: Furstenstarn am Schwaben von Klosterstein. I vish I could be der for Tanksgibing!!

Slick Dickson: I’m thankful for my lord and savior: me. Also, hats.

Joey Modesto: I’m thankful for Sylvester Stallone, ethnic children, and cherry-flavored popsicles.



A thankful Joey Modesto.

Set List, Doc’s Lab, 11/10/15

Check out the setlist from our November 10, 2015, show at Doc’s Lab.

“Lick it Up” *

“Whore Hut”


Baby Dick

GFY” ^

War on Christmas

“Bestiality” #

Al Qaeda Girls

Wonderin’” ^

* Kiss cover (Stanley, Cusano; Copyright: Street Beat Music)

^ featuring special guest Ricky Lipz

# Salty Onion cover (Copyright: Jones, Rager, Rager, Schaffer, Shafer)


Success at Doc’s Lab; Chad Galactic’s New Video

We had an amazing time at Doc’s Lab on Tuesday night. This is a room that, when it was known as the Purple Onion, hosted numerous groundbreaking comedians, including Lenny Bruce, the Smothers Brothers (who recorded their first album there), Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, and Phyllis Diller. So, we’re proud and honored to be part of that comedy tradition. Also, the area, North Beach, was infamously known as the Barbary Coast, where any and all lewd and lascivious acts were permitted—we’re honored to be part of that tradition, too. We also introduced Ricky Lipz, our first ever special guest, who sat in on “GFY” and “Wonderin'”—Check out our setlist from the show.

Tuesday also marked the release of Chad Galactic’s album, So Hot Right Now, as well as his video for “South of the Border,” animated by Josh Clark, who bears resemblance to our estranged guitarist, Sad Al.

As you probably know, Clark also animated our video for “Wonderin,'” which you should watch repeatedly and share with everyone you know.

A big thanks to all the friends, family, and fans who showed up to make it a lively evening filled with (mostly imagined) debauchery. Lastly, thanks also goes out to our friend Fred Torphy—who has curated Tuesday night music at Doc’s Lab all year—for begging us to play.

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Fancy Ketchup, scaring the shit out of you.

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from l to r: Dickson, Chicklet, Diablo, Galactic, Coxx, Aguas, Lipz, Modesto.

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Food Raps with Vitamin D, left, and Chad Galactic.

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Fred Torphy, obstructed by mic, and the Spirits (McMillan, drums; DiBerardino, bass)

Join us tomorrow night at Doc’s Lab!

Just a reminder: We’re playing a full set tomorrow night at Doc’s Lab in North Beach, San Francisco. Joining us are Fred Torphy and the Spirits and Chad Galactic and Vitamin D. It’s also Chad’s record-release party, and the night is sure to include special guests! Doors open at 7pm.

We know we’ll see you there!


Tuesday’s Spirits at Doc’s Lab, November 10, 2015.

Happy Halloween from Fancy Ketchup

Originally posted on FANCY KETCHUP:

We don’t know about your neighborhood, but in ours, Halloween is so fucking boring these days.

bored dad Bored suburban dad, thinking about how fucking boring Halloween is.

We see the suburban dads begrudgingly stringing fake spider webs from the branches of autumnal trees, mindlessly carving pumpkins into insipid jack-o-lanterns, and returning from Rite-Aid with prepackaged, synthetic, toxic children’s costumes.

If this sounds like your Halloween, stop contemplating whether or not the serrated pumpkin carver you hold in your right hand is sharp enough to slice through your ulnar artery, and listen up. We just returned from Denver with a suitcase full of sour gummy bears laced with hash oil—and we suggest you do the same.

Kids won’t even know the difference.

Simply mix gummies into candy bowl alongside unlaced candy—kind of like a Kool-Aid Acid Test for innocent and, above all, gullible children. Wait a few hours for the sour bears…

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Coming Atcha Live! at Doc’s Lab

Hey Fans,

On Veteran’s Day Eve, come see a real American band at the height of its powers.

We’re returning to Doc’s Lab (where we kicked the shit out of SFSketchfest) to play a full set of songs on Tuesday, November 10. We’ll be sharing the stage with our good friends Fred Torphy & the Spirits and Chad Galactic and Vitamin D.

Buy tickets.

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Let us guide you through your darkest fears.