Yow achieved wide notoriety for playing shows completely drunk and incoherent and it was not uncommon for him to remove his clothing during Jesus Lizard concerts, often ending up completely naked by the second or third song, sometimes subjecting the audience to maneuvers known as "The Hairy Tangerine" and "The Tight and Shiny." The Jesus Lizard eventually landed a spot on the Lollapalooza tour, with little commercial success.
Yow and Scratch Acid recently performed a series of reunion shows in Austin (09/02/06), Chicago (09/09/06), and Seattle (09/16/06).
Yow has also appeared live with other bands, including Cop Shoot Cop, Shellac, The Melvins, and has contributed vocals to various albums and recordings by Helmet, The Melvins, Model/Actress, and others.
In late 2006, Yow officially joined the two-piece Los Angeles band Qui as a full-time member, after playing several shows as a "special guest."
Yow also has an extensive resume of graphic design work. He is known in his field for retouching photographs and is a former employee of Upshot, an advertising agency.
On January 25th, 2008, he was hospitalized in Pittsburgh following a Qui show at the Andy Warhol Museum. According to Qui's publicist, Yow suffered from a collapsed lung, but is expected to make a full recovery.