The Mike Penny Orchestra, Art of Bleeding (Film Screening), LOST MOON RADIO, Quazar and the Bamboozled
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is 21 and over
The Fuxedos are America's favorite surreally satirical, theatrical, punky art rock band, complete with costumes, props, and bizarrely humorous theatrics. The band's sound and stage show are unique and defy easy categorization, but the result is an innovative, high-energy, theatrical, and hilarious show, underscored by creative, eclectic, and freakishly tight musicianship. Members' touring credits include such bands and acts as Les Claypool, Secret Chiefs 3, Coheed & Cambria, Faun Fables, and Cirque du Soleil. They've individually recorded or performed with everyone from Erykah Badu to Eric Clapton and from indie rockers Silversun Pickups to rapper Game, and have appeared not only on the Guitar Hero and Rock Band game series, but also on Hans Zimmer's score to The Dark Knight. http://www.fuxedos.com
"This is music both visionary and visceral, both hilarious and very serious, and it’s welcome now more than ever...A spirit of wildness permeates the proceedings, but it’s underpinned by a richly dimensional musical complexity."
-- American Songwriter magazine
"...The tremendously talented and insane band, The Fuxedos...their live shows combine brilliance and chaos with almost hallucinatory visual stimulation...always an adventure..."
-- Keyboard magazine
"One of the most amazing, entertaining, enthralling, unique, hilarious and inspirational bands I have ever seen...[vocalist] Danny was a musical maniac onstage, donning masks, using crazy props, dancing up an astounding storm, singing dynamically, stomping, prancing, being riotously funny and crazed and mindblowing."
-- Paul Zollo, author, Conversations with Tom Petty and Songwriters on Songwriting
The Mike Penny Orchestra
Art of Bleeding (Film Screening)
The Art of Bleeding is a Los Angeles-based multi-media performance troupe creating comically surreal and potentially educational programs in health and safety for video and live theatrical presentation.
Presiding over the fray is “beloved mascot” Abram the Safety Ape, whose coloring-book persona belies more profound duties as acolyte of “True Safety Consciousness,” a concept originating with his namesake, late Austrian theoretician Abram S. Lugner, whose envelope-pushing work we regard as legitimizing underpinnings to our own onstage mélange of petty bickering, snickering burlesque and slapstick gore.
In addition to these scripted shows, Art of Bleeding performers sometimes create interactive environments, collecting together second-hand medical gear to build a temporary “clinic” where “doctors” and “nurses” improvise routines and invite would-be patients to submit to absurd and more-or-less harmless “medical” procedures.
The Art of Bleeding ambulance – often referred to as the “Magic Ambulance” thanks to its association with Lugner’s metaphysics — is sometimes parked on public sites where passersby are invited in for these games of make-believe medicine – or to record their own stories of true-life medical trauma.
These “Gory Details” stories are then freely shared as part of an online media archive or serve as the basis for episodes in the “Gory Details” web series, a sort of tragically misguided children’s show reliving and rethinking these grisly incidents with the assistance of animation, quirky visuals, and querulous commentary by Abram the Safety Ape, RT the Robot Teacher, and the wise old hand puppet, Dr. Moody.
Other video projects include the 2011 series, “Anatomy Minutes,” in which the functions of various human organs are described in the style of educational films of a bygone era. Actual – or subtly altered — films of this sort are a fixture in live shows or are sometimes “remixed” and re-released online. Samples from these films as well as “Gory Details” stories or other thematic material have also been arranged in musical soundscapes (“Music from the Magic Ambulance”)
Traveling in an actual ambulance to clubs, galleries, festivals, and other venues, we stage short sketches set in an off-kilter “paramedical funhouse” where costumed kiddy-show characters (an ape, robot, and puppet) mingle freely – if inappropriately – with a staff of “nurses” dressed to thrill the medical fetishist in us all.
In addition to live shows, videos, recordings, and music, The Art of Bleeding has created living tableaux in an abandoned hospital, choreographed public performances of bandaged and crutch-enabled dancers, fabricated a grisly room-sized anatomy installations, and staged a theatrical full-scale multi-car pile-up peopled with bloodied actors.
Founded in May 2004, by “Dr.” A.P. Ridenour (AKA Reverend Al) after his decade-long tenure as leader of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society, a group of culture-jamming art-tricksters, The Art of Bleeding continues Cacophony’s tradition of guerilla theater with forays on public streets and sidewalks, opening their ambulance to the curious, distributing cultish literature expounding on True Safety Consciousness, and applying plaster “safety casts” to the unbroken arms of novelty-hungry passers-by.
Regular AoB performers include Brian Doherty andRandy Horton as Abram the Safety Ape, Phil Glauas RT the Robot Teacher, and Alena Roland,Jezebelle X, Auriana-Lynn, and June July as nurses. Others who have lent indispensible talents and service in producing our events, can be found on ourStaff page.
LOST MOON RADIO
Lost Moon Radio is a live comedy and music event in Los Angeles that mixes original songs, sketches, and reflections on the modern age. At each installment, audiences watch as iconoclastic disc jockey Jupiter Jack spins tracks on his late-night rock 'n roll radio show. But when Jack "plays" a record, what we actually see are sketches and songs performed live by onstage actors and a five-piece band. It's unique. It's surreal. It's dry comedy and wet rock 'n roll.
Lost Moon Radio has played to sold out houses at Cafe-Club Fais Do Do, Spaceland, The Super Serious Show, and St. Nick's Pub. They were the top-selling act at the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival earning a "Best of Fringe Comedy" nomination. Lost Moon Radio was also an "EDITOR'S PICK" in the LAist and described by various critics as "a must-see show," "a too-rare theater occurrence," and "The Groundlings but with a better batting average." Featuring writers and performers whose credits include American Dad, MadTV, The Daily Show and BoomChicago, Lost Moon Radio is an up-and-coming comedy show not to be missed. For more information and also jokes, check out www.lostmoonradio.com.
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