The Roxy Theatre presents
Steam Powered Giraffe
The Dread Crew Of Oddwood, Zookeeper's Palace
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Watch & Listen
Steam Powered Giraffe
Steampunk and Futurism mesh together with mime and music to create a breathtakingly imaginative act.
Hydraulics hiss and motors hum as three robots begin to snap into mechanical movement.
Their instruments ring and the automatons begin to belt out in three part harmony.
The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you've ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing metal men play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance.
More than just a band, Steam Powered Giraffe is an experience that must be seen and heard by the entire family.
The Dread Crew Of Oddwood
The Dread Crew of Oddwood is a pirate themed band that blends Heavy Metal, Celtic Rock, and Folk Punk with a unique acoustic instrumentation to proclaim a new genre: Heavy Mahogany. Embarking from San Diego in 2008, this bloodthirsty horde has accumulated a commendable cult following in the musical underground of Southern California, and is rapidly gaining infamy throughout the far corners of the world.
Oddwood set the stage for world conquest with the release of their albums Reign the Helm in 2009 and Rocktopus in 2010. The tracks "Cities Burning" and "Kraken Skulls" hinted at the sinister influence of heavy metal on the band's sound, while “Bottoms Up,” “Leviathan," and "The Frenchman's Daughter" show off a more melodic side of the band's writing. Boozing, wenching, conquering, killing, and epic storytelling are commonplace in The Dread Crew's lyrics, and their sense of humor and theatrical brilliance surface in their blood-drenched, critically acclaimed music video for "Queen's Decree."
These albums’ tales of comrades lost, bloody sieges, and drunken debauchery caught on so quickly that the demand for more manly and archaic music came to a head. So, In 2012, The Dread Crew of Oddwood forged their genre defining album Heavy Mahogany. Funded by the band's rabid fans, this award-nominated masterpiece brandishes the true voice of their genre. From the first note of "Meat, Bread, and Wine" to the last note of "Seafarer's Medley," Heavy Mahogany will take you on an unforgettable journey through time, space, and the seven seas. Captain William Kidd's execution speech comes to life in "When I Sail'd," and just when you think the fun is over, the crew sings songs of subjects as diverse as airships, zombies, demons, alcohol, and George Washington. Heavy Mahogany is the standard by which all pirate music shall be judged!
Among the The Dread Crew of Oddwood’s myriad exploits are performances at The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, The Bristol Renaissance Faire, and the Los Angeles County Fair, all which have an attendance of over 200,000 patrons. Recently, the band has been featured at The City National Grove of Anaheim, Whisky A Go Go, The Key Club, and The Great American Music Hall, supporting acts like Rhapsody of Fire, Turisas, Buckethead, and Stolen Babies. Whether it’s festivals or street corner pubs, large theaters or Renaissance Faires, no venue is too large (or small!) for this ensemble of heroic musicians.
If you’re looking for an excellent mixture of grandiose performance and humor with a fiendishly piratical twist, The Dread Crew of Oddwood is at your service!
With an eclectic mix of musicians hailing from across the United States, the sonic realm of Zookeeper’s Palace can best be described as tribal space rock with a progressive edge. Melding a unique yet accessible blend of unearthly guitars, polyrhythmic beats, tasty keyboards, groove-ridden bass lines and infectious vocal harmonies, the ZkP sound is a testament to how they insist on shifting the face of rock. This Los Angeles-based band, known for its visceral live show, bridges a diverse audience with its distinguishing sonic vision.
Combining years of musical experience, the members of Zookeeper’s Palace have opened for major recording artists and have many played popular venues around the country.
$14.00 - $16.00
The Roxy Theatre
Fri, December 9
Sat, December 10
Sun, December 11
Mon, December 12
Tue, December 13