Meat Puppets & Moistboyz Set for Fox Theatre, 4/2

Meat Puppets & Moistboyz Set for Fox Theatre, 4/2

Z2 Entertainment and Channel 93.3's Throwback Lunch will present Meat Puppets & Moistboyz at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 17th at 12:00pm for $15 advanced or $17 day of show.

For over 30 years, legendary desert punks the Meat Puppets have carved a unique niche for themselves with an unmistakable blend of cosmic country and punk rock filtered through countless acid trips, dog-eared comic books and their eclectic record collections. Along the way they've earned the admiration of a pantheon of critics and rock music peers. The certified classics reach back to Meat Puppets I, II, and Up On The Sun and have been book-ended by recent releases Sewn Together and Lollipop. With brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood reunited in 2009 and the 2012 release of the band's graphic tell-all biography, Too High to Die, the Puppets' iconic status seems assured. But the drive to create goes on and fire still burns.

Moistboyz is a band founded by Mickey Melchiondo Jr. (guitar, Ween) and Guy Heller (vocals). Their music, like that of Ween, is often taken ironically by fans; some would even categorize them as comedy music, though they vehemently discourage this notion and argue that their entire purpose of the band is to support freedom of speech via rock n' roll music. The first two Moistboyz LP's are very minimal in production and feature drum machines and rapped lyrics. The third album moves away from the electronic sound and matures into a full-on live rock band, with the vocals being mostly screamed by Dickie Moist. The fourth LP, Moistboyz IV, mixes the hardcore sound with a more toned down heavy metal feel. The Moistboyz music is filled with lyrics that some perceive to be racist, chauvinistic, and homophobic. The band claims that they are not politically correct and are proud of their rights to free speech, gun ownership, and verbal assault on wrongs in society and in the music industry. This may or may not be a joke. The Moistboyz' music could be considered a parody of suburban music. In many songs, the listeners are reminded that the Moistboyz will never retire.

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