Dollar Signs, Treephort, The Emotron, Dr. Cirkustien
3400 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Charlotte, NC, 28208
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
There’s a fear to growing old in a world that doesn’t care about you, and Dollar Signs can relate; as a diverse group of friends who try to solve their problems in sweat-soaked rooms and dingy basements, singing and dancing away the fear. It’s group therapy for weekend warriors who have to work jobs that they hate. It’s a gala of cheap beer and sweaty hugs. Dollar Signs may as well be the band that played on the deck of the Titanic as it sank into the freezing ocean. We’re all in this together, and Dollar Signs knows that. After the release of their self-released full length album, Yikes, the band has been hitting the road and getting acquainted with the van - and now two tours, three blown tires, a branded hot sauce, and a family-size box of Tums later, they’re ready to do it again. This may not last forever, but for now, while there’s still a tinge of hopelessness in the air, Dollar Signs needs to party with you, because it’s the only way to survive the times.
In a world where punk rock has grown stagnant and politically correct, where cookie-cutter bands worry more about gaining praise than being creative, Treephort has come to rescue us with a fresh take on punk meets grindcore meets classic rock with fun, cheeky lyrics, and stage antics only to be attempted by those who have no fear of disfigurement.
Treephort has created a cult-like following by performing high-energy, "different", always-hilarious, sometimes-dangerous, often-times legendary live concerts. Their shows offer refreshingly simple, do-it-you-yourself, "Nerdcore", novelty-punk rock n' roll with outrageous (albeit sometimes confusing) art-house theatrics.
Treephort encourages folks to come out of their shells, laugh, have a little fun, not take life so seriously, and truly immerse themselves into the live performance. They also encourage the audience to spit on them, well sometimes. After another long hiatus, another new generation of Treephort has emerged. Old fans? Nice to see you again. New fans? Welcome. That thing under your nice bangs is called a smile.
The Emotron is a one-man musical group influenced by Atom and his Package and GG Allin. He performs original material in a karaoke-esque style, using a Yamaha QY700 sequencer among other instruments.
When was the last time you found something really, truly offensive? If your answer included the words "Lady Gaga," fuck off and go read some nice CCM blog. Girl-on-girl kissing and re-enacting Tarantino movies with Beyonce is so inoffensive in this day and age, they got a friggin' sandwich spread to sponsor the video. Okay, how about that M.I.A. video? Meh. Too obvious to be offensive. Plus that super-gorey ending was actually kinda cool in a Gears of War kinda way.
My point is, it takes a lot to offend us these days. As a culture, we've been pretty thoroughly desensitized. Which is why when someone recently turned us on to this guy who calls himself The Emotron, we were blown away. I mean, this guy works overtime to be in-your-face, hide-the-children offensive. It's like if GG Allin and that yams-up-the-ass lady who got an NEA grant had a love child, then raised it on Atom and His Package, Jackass reruns and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Musically, The Emotron (real name: Jason Kyle Knight) is basically just a one-man punk band whose weapon of choice is a cheesy '80s synthesizer. But the music is kinda secondary to the whole Emotron experience, although several of his songs, especially "Michael Jackson's Dead", are undeniably awesome. No, where The Big E really brings it is at his live shows, which typically feature some or all of the following: tying rubber bands around his head to mash his face into various gruesome configurations; nudity; vomiting (real and/or simulated); lighting his dick on fire; and stuffing objects into a flesh-colored leotard to make himself look like a disfigured circus freak. He also usually cusses a lot, covers himself and the audience is various mysterious powders and fluids, and sometimes does all this shit dressed up like a Texas trucker. Oh, and he drinks a lot. Okay, we'll say it: we have a huge man-crush on this guy.
Emotron's live show has definitely been a work in progress, and a lot of the older clips on YouTube don't really do him justice. You'll see what we mean. - WEIRDESTBANDINTHEWORLD.COM
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