If you have never been to a Peelander-Z show it's hard to describe. First off, it's less of a concert and more of a party. There's tons of crowd participation, silly sing-alongs (you don't need to know the words), squid monster bowling, and a ton of other surprises. If you like fun, it's a must-see show. That goes double if you're a music photographer.
Peelander-Z is currently on a nationwide tour. But if a Peelander-Z show is a party, then this time around, it's a farewell party. Their bandmate Kotaro Tsukada (AKA "Peelander Red") is leaving the band to become a full-time teacher at Ninja High School. Silly, I know. But, keep in mind that this is a band that sings songs about medium rare steaks and tacos. Just go with it, okay?
Peelander Red will sorely be missed by audiences, as his stage antics have become legendary. From jumping off amps, climbing a scaffold to the top of a festival stage, running along the rooftops of portable toilets, hanging upside down off a ceiling. All while playing the bass.
Joining the band on their nationwide tour are Japanese garage rockers Electric Eel Shock, who are just as fucking crazy as their tour mates. In front of the audience, their drummer strips down to a sock on his dick and plays his kit with four drumsticks. The guitarist picks up his flying-V with his teeth. He does it so much that you'll notice the bite marks on the guitar body. Fortunately, their music matches the craziness of their stage craft.
Starting the party in New York was the electro-punk spazz duo, Math The Band, who opened for Andrew W.K. earlier this year on his nationwide tour celebrating the 10th Anniversary of I GET WET. So, as you can imagine, they can party with the best of them.
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