Tuesday, September 26, 7pm doors/8pm show
$18 advance/$22 at the door
18+ with ID (no ID = no entry; under 18 OK with a parent)
Japanese Action Comic Punk band based in Austin, TX
California indie-rock sister duo
Dog Party www.facebook.com/dogpartylive
And local support from
13 Dead Canaries www.facebook.com/13deadcanaries https://13deadcanaries.bandcamp.com www.instagram.com/13deadcanaries
Peelander-Z return to Mohawk Place! It’s always a crazy night when they show up, and you may have caught them at Music Is Art last year…
Originally formed in 1998 by Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red, and Peelander-Blue, after meeting in New York City (although they’ll tell you they’re all from the Z area on the planet Peelander). Peelander-Green was welcomed in July 2008 after Blue left the band.
Peelander-Z has appeared at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, SXSW, ACL, and the Vans Warped Tour and has also been featured on TV programs such as VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and Comedy Central’s “Upright Citizens Brigade” among others. The band has also been covered by SPIN, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, NPR and The Onion among many others.
At its live shows, Peelander-Z guarantees intense audience participation and a chance to exercise. You’ll see the band in colorful costumes reminiscent of Japanese anime, though they describe their outfits as their skin. You’ll also see The Red Squid, human bowling and all around insanity. A Peelander-Z performance is a rare occasion for the entire family to rock out and have a great time.
“Some bands have a reputation of being better in concert than on record. Peelander-Z happens to be one of a handful of bands that could succeed without ever recording a note. The New York City-based Japanese punk group has made a career out of creating high energy live shows that combine anime-style comic book narratives, Ramones-influenced punk disarray, and a level of audience interaction that makes the fourth wall seem as though it never existed. To distill Peelander-Z’s theatrical art into a manufactured disc seems cruel and unusual.” – Popmatters
“I’ve never felt more relieved not to be a musician than after seeing Peelander-Z live tonight at Valley Bar. Walking away after the show, with my ears still ringing, my mind was reeling from the utterly unhinged spectacle that the color-coded quartet had just put on. They had set the performance bar so incredibly high that 90% of most bands couldn’t even hope to reach it, let alone vault over it….
imagine an evening that was like being teleported into a cartoon for an hour and you’ve got some idea what Peelander-Z are like live.”
“Any review of a Peelander Z show has to start with the following sentence: What the heck was that?
It’s pretty much impossible to describe what it is exactly that Peelander Z is or does, but I will try…They dress in costumes that might be called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers meet The Village People meet Parliament Funkadelic…What does Peelander do? They incite a group performance of happiness. The ring-leader is Peelander Yellow, who is not by any standard definition handsome or particularly young. He looks like the comic-relief monk from any number of samurai movies — complete with missing tooth and mostly bald head. They start playing and then … then it all gets difficult to describe. The surf the crowd, they give out drum sticks and metal things to bang on, they have much of the crowd join them onstage and play — the people who play do NOT know how to play. Peelander Yellow rides a Big Wheel and acts as a bowling ball vs. a set of plastic bowling pins. I really can’t describe it beyond that.
A Peelander Z show is like the big finale at a fireworks show where you are the fireworks. It is hugely happy. The mosh pit was happy (and though I did not participate in this one let it be made clear that I have moshed in my time — and enjoyed it hugely). I have never been to any other rock show that has left me with such an overwhelming sense of giddy joy. No other performer has even ever come close.” – Collateral Damage
Here’s a piece on the 2016 documentary about the band: https://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/mad-tiger-film-review-1201749358
Dog Party is a California-based, indie rock’n’roll band, composed of sisters, Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles. Compared with bands like The Go-Go’s, The Ramones, The White Stripes, and The Runaways, Dog Party establishes their own unique west coast sound with a dash of punk and a sprinkle of pop. With 6 records and extensive touring under their belts, Dog Party has been active since 2007. Recent tours have included support slots with Anti-Flag, The Aquabats, CJ Ramone, Reel Big Fish and Green Day.