Sunday, August 17, 2008

Overdue Recap: Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Casbah, 7/30/08

A few weeks ago I went to the Casbah for my first encounter with the Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. I missed 300% Dynamite, but was there for The Crocodiles. I had enjoyed the Crocodiles in the past, but this set was too loud, a bit self-indulgent with too many solos, and watching someone spit onstage grosses me out, so I spent about half their set on the patio. I like their 90's Manchester influence though, so hopefully they go more in that direction, because Brandon really does have a great front-man voice.

Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra was pretty awesome. Professor B has set up witty robot banter with his robot and the visuals on SPO-20's robot chest make the whole show visually exciting. At one point, Prof. B handed out cardboard hand-drawn keytars and made the audience "play along" so the pic below is of Peter rocking out.

Here's a snippet of 'Robots Can't Cry'.

Your next chance to see SPO is at the Casbah for Anti-Monday League on August 25, or catch SPO-20 hosting Musical Pursuit trivia at The Whistle Stop on August 28.

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