Sunday, January 8, 2012
THE MESSAROUND CELEBRATES JONNY WHITESIDE'S BIRTHDAY WITH TABOO FLOUTING POP ALCHEMIST TROY WALKER, PUNK-BIG BEAT BERSERKERS BLOODY BRAINS, ICY HOT JASS DUO CARLOS & JEFFREY, ROCKABILLY LOTHARIO BRIAN HOGAN & THE INCOMPARABLE DICK DELUXE!
And now, Jonny Whiteside describes this upcoming event.
"This Schizophonic Fest of Raunchy Razzle-Dazzle and Unhinged Musical Ruckus Will Have You Rocking, Reeling & Hanging From the Ceiling!
Messaround tyrant Jonny Whiteside drives another nail in his coffin with the glorious return of TROY WALKER, that gender-defying paragon of vocal pyrotechnics, eye-popping wardrobe, outrageous ribaldry and unrivaled artistry. 73-year old Walker has been flipping wigs since he first hit the Sunset Strip some five decades ago (fans at his fabled 60's Crescendo Club-Gazzari's engagements ranged from Elvis Presley to Ethel Merman; Phil Spector used to send in goons with portable reel-to-tape machines to steal Troy's arrangements!) and Walker's 2010 return to the bandstand after a decade of inactivity (at, where else but the Messaround?) found the mad little bugger in as much mind-bending form and poisonously pristine condition as ever. Troy is our Leader!
Certifiably among the raging-est, rocking-est bands in all of Los Angeles, the BLOODY BRAINS never fail to bring the house down. With a hot, taut brand of head-on punk mayhem, garage trash and high psych drama, the foursome of Rev Dan, Fritz Freidenberg, Keith Lubow and Hermann Senac display both merciless glee and stunning musicality which rates as a nothing less than a gloriously lethal rock & roll combination. This One'll Kill ya!
The Messaround swerves off on a wild dog-leg with the superb trad-jazz, viper-jump. deep-jive thrills of CARLOS & JEFFREY, they of Chumbuckets-Sydewinders infamy. These crazy young cats have such stunning feel, depth, natural-fact talent and good-timing cool that when they dig into a number the results are invariably transcendent. Crash into a 5th Dimension of Profound Hokum!
Swashbuckling rock & roller BRIAN HOGAN brings scads of streamlined, steam-heated old school ka-pow. Aggressively entertaining and smolderingly intense, the well-quiffed heartbreaker delivers a knock-out mixture of frosty hep and masculine musicality that invariably dislocates feminine reserve like a Fukushima meltdown. Down, Boy, Down!!
With an opening barrage of beatific, soul-scouring sounds courtesy of our Messaround Tabernacle Choir, with the incomparable honky-tonk blues prophet DICK DELUXE, bass-man supreme PAUL MARSHALL and trance-traps paragon DAVID RAVEN, plus the inevitable special 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., Jan. 15. 18, 5-9 p.m.; all ages; no cover. FREE PARKING across the street at Pickwick Bowl (same owners). www.vivacantina.com.
The party starts at 5pm at the Viva Cantina in Burbank!
900 W. Riverside Drive
No Cover! All Ages! Free Parking!
The song in the video is "The Birthday Cake Polka" performed by Sheriff John Rovick, America's greatest lawman and cartoon show host.