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Monday, April 2, 2012
THE MESSAROUND WREAKS HAVOC WITH DEMENTED TRASH BLUES PROPHET REV. BEATMAN, COURTS PSYCH-PUNK DISASTER WITH THE BLOODY BRAINS, MAKES HEARTS BEAT FASTER WITH THE RETURN OF RED DEVILS SIREN EMY & THE EPICS, REVEALS THE TORMENTED TEENAGE TRUTH OF LEAKING PIGS AND REVELS IN THE HYPNO-BLUES GROOVES OF DICK DELUXE!
It's a Disastrously Dysfunctional Family Affair Ablaze with Unlikely Alliances, Feral Fealty and Hot-Roasted Musical Catastrophy!
Messaround mastermind Jonny Whiteside proudly presents, direct from an isolated lair somewhere deep in Switzerland, the only Los Angeles appearance by quasi-legendary, one-man cult phenom REV. BEATMAN. The voodoo rhythm provocateur, prized for his peerless blend of blues mysticism, rock & roll raunch and demonic desperality, is certain to both disturb and enlighten with his mad brand of big beat testifying, primitivo blues wrangling and all-around soul-scorching mysteriso malfeasance. Let he who is without Sin amongst you cast the first Molotov Cocktail!
Some things are just too big and brilliant to avoid, hence another apocalyptic visit from everyone's fav-o-rite Middle Aged Delinquents, THE BLOODY BRAINS. Masters of punk aggression, acute psychedelic breakdowns and filthy garage rock philosophizing, The Bloody Brains ability to tear up an audience's collective head is as impressive as it downright terrifying. When the puny mortals we know as REV. DAN, FRITZ FREIDENBERG, KEITH LUBOW and HERMANN SENAC congregate on a bandstand, they transmogrify into a four headed monster with a devastating capability and, as this particular atrocity pits two Reverend's against each other, guarantees a Fight-to-the-Death display of reckless Kamikazi abandon. Kiss Your Ass Goodbye!
The Messaround is also ecstatic to host EMY & THE EPICS! This Wild Card longshot has been almost thirty years in the making, and represents a long overdue return-to-form by one of California's most-missed MIA shouters. Fronted by big voiced jazz-rockabilly-blues siren supreme EMY, who memorably flipped wigs and broke hearts as the drastically declarative lead singer for short-lived, brilliant, early 1980's L.A. rockabilly trio THE RED DEVILS, it's a dream come true for any who were lucky enough to witness that band in it's all-too brief heyday. When EMY gets on that mike, expect an eruption of volcanic, pent-up passion, artfully subdued soul and smolderingly communicative vocal style. Y'all will def. be "Tearin' You Hair Out" for this one!
When Teenage Seer WOLF WOODCOCK rallies his indescribably engrossing LEAKING PIGS for another swill-slopping session of severely original rock & roll, they'll definitely have all your synapses firing simultaneously. We don't toss the word "originality" around lightly at the Messaround, but these kids have a natural-fact instinct that allows them to excel at a uniquely individuated brand of expressive rock & roll. It ain't "punk," it ain't "alternative," it ain't "garage," but it is a downright arresting, singular and genuine sound. Indescribable, Intoxicating and thoroughly Untamed!
With an opening barrage of beatific, bad-ass sounds courtesy of our Messaround Tabernacle Choir, featuring the incomparably sweet stomp of DICK DELUXE, bass-man supreme PAUL MARSHALL and special guest skin-pounder JIM DOYLE, plus the inevitable unanticipated guests, it's another sure-fire orgy of sonic-psychosexual malfeasance the likes of which most citizens only dream about. At the Messaround, We Live It!!!
Jonny Whiteside’s Messaround at Viva Cantina, 900 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506; Sun., April 15, 5-9 p.m.; all ages; no cover. FREE PARKING across the street at Pickwick Bowl (same owners). www.vivacantina.com.