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September 18, 2014

Beto O’Rourke’s Rise From Cable Access to C-SPAN

Texas Democratic Rep.-elect Beto O’Rourke’s punk rock days are long behind him.

Luckily, obscurity and pop culture are mutually exclusive concepts as far as the Internet is concerned. This is why we’re able to bring you the television debut of O’Rourke’s band Foss on a train wreck of a local El Paso, Texas, interview show hosted by now-evangelist Bill Lowery.

The fledgling group’s opening gambit — a punk-gospel medley:

Given the quality of the video and the passage of time, it’s difficult to identify which member of Foss O’Rourke is, and he’s a bit coy about it. “I can neither confirm nor deny that alleged TV appearance,” he told HOH in an email — which included this frenzied second number:

How long before we start getting tips about O’Rourke sightings at the 9:30 Club or the Black Cat?

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