The Jesus Lizard was an American band considered part of the noise rock, post-hardcore and alternative rock genres. Formed in 1987 in Austin, Texas, United States and based in Chicago, Illinois, United States from 1989 to 1999, the band took their name from a common nickname for the basilisk, a type of lizard that can run on water. The members of the band were: Duane Denison (guitars), David Yow (vocals), David Wm. Sims (bass guitar) and Mac McNeilly (drums). The Jesus Lizard reformed from 2008 to 2010, playing a number of shows the next year with their classic lineup.