Alice Donut


Sell me at an auction
Display my ugly sex
On a billboard in Times Square

Alice Donut, 'Burlesque'

Alice Donut is a punk rock band from New York City. Formed in 1986, disbanded in 1996, and re-formed in 2001. Between 1989 and 1996 the band toured vigorously in the United States, Europe and Japan and played over 1000 live performances. The band’s style and lyrics are eclectic. Their music is a mixture of hard rock, punk, and post-punk and typically features melodic, guitar-heavy, odd-metered, and rhythm based pieces, often punctuated with brass instrumentation. Many of the members are traditionally or classically trained musicians, though rarely on the same instruments they play in the band. Alice Donut’s lyrics take on what they view as the perversities, odd details, and petty humiliations of life. Their lyrical subject matter focuses on topics including depravity, domestic violence, and sexuality.