Legendary producer secured coveted gold bracelet and $106,000 purse at Vegas event
This past February marked the 20th anniversary of Shellac’s math punk masterpiece Terraform, which received but a blip of acknowledgment in the music press. Nevertheless, Steve Albini is in the news a good season before the inevitable tsunami of “In Utero at 25″ thinkpieces flood the Internet.
And for something insanely cool, too.
ICYMI, Chicago recording-studio owner Steve Albini emerges from a final table featuring 15 prior bracelets to win his own first bracelet and $105,629 in Event #31, $1,500 Seven Card Stud. https://t.co/TfLv3OvLkh pic.twitter.com/2mYsNZUh0O
— WSOP (@WSOP) June 17, 2018
As anyone who has followed the career of this most distinctive and distinguished producer can attest, Albini is a serious poker player. And this past weekend, he won his first World Series of Poker tournament, finishing first in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event.
Just like he did on Songs About Fucking and the lone Rapeman classic Two Nuns and a Pack Mule with his guitar, Albini ripped through 309 other players to win the $106,000 prize and a coveted World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet.