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The Odd Rock Comedy Hour! Coming Nov 18!

The Odd Rock Comedy Hour, my new monthly comedy/music/variety show, launches Saturday, Nov 18 at Q.E.D.! After a great 3-year run of my monthly show Don’t Feed the Musicians! I’m ready to kick off a new show that will feature the best of what you’ve come to love from the old show along with some new twists and turns.

One of the reasons for the name change is that I wanted the name to clearly convey that the show was a fun collection of comedy, music, and something a little off the beaten path. Also, the name Don’t Feed the Musicians! is kind of bossy when you think about it.

The new name is inspired by a very quirky rock club in Milwaukee where my old band The Steppingstones played our first gig: The Odd Rock Cafe. The venue was a converted Victorian house in an industrial section of the city and all of the interesting 80s acts played there: The Jesus Lizard, Gwar, G. G. Allin, Social Distortion, and many more. We opened for a Milwaukee-based psychedelic jangle-pop band The Petals and we were so amped to be playing our first gig we blew through our entire set in about 30 minutes.

We came off the stage to some confused looks from members of the Petals.“You’re done?” The asked if we wanted to play a few more and we had to respond, “we don’t know any more.” We should have pulled the line Bob Newhart used after his first nightclub gig earned him calls for an encore. He came back out on stage and said “Okay, which one do you want to hear again?”

So there you have it: somewhere between quirky music with a D.I.Y. aesthetic and Bob Newhart lies The Odd Rock Comedy Hour. Coming to Q.E.D. on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 7:30 pm. Come join the fun!

B.O.R.E.D. Tour 2013! 06.23.2013 Burbank, CA

The BORED Tour shows are always great. In the past through them I’ve met and/or performed with Dr. Demento, Barnes & Barnes (Fish Heads!), Henry Phillips and so many more I can’t even mention them all. This SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY is BORED 2013 and it will be another killer lineup.

Heard of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Freaks and Geeks? Well J. Elvis Weinstein was a founding cast member of the former and a writer/producer for the latter. Evan Wecksell, Throwing Toasters, Raymond & Scum, Hot Waffles, Phoebe Carter and I will round out the bill hosted by former Beat the Geeks host J. Keith Van Straaten.

If you’re not in the L.A. or Burbank area but have friends who are, pass the show info along to them and they’ll love you forever for telling them about a show they’ll be telling their grandchildren about.

Get advance tickets here and come to see a great show!


© Paravonian