When: November 11, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Ticket Cost: $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Openers: Running From Paris
Are you ready for some intergalactic smackdown set to an upbeat punk soundtrack? Well, the extraterrestrials known as Peelander-Z can help sate your need for over-the-top cartoonish violence and larger than life kaiju, when they perform Tuesday, November 11 at Mojo’s.
Calling themselves a “Japanese Action Comic Punk band hailing from the Z area of Planet Peelander,” Peelander-Z is made up of Peelander-Green, Peelander-Pink, Peelander-Black, and Peelander-Purple. Former members Peelander-Red and Peelander-Blue left the band to teach at Ninja High School and to rule as King of Planet Peelander, respectively.
If you can’t tell by this point, Peelander-Z is known for their out of this world persona and extravagant live shows. Each member of the Peelander squad wear ridiculously awesome anime inspired clothing, usually evoking The Power Rangers or Godzilla-type movie monsters. For fan favorite song, “Mad Tiger,” they even bust out special costumes depicting a tiger and a squid/guitar costume.
A staple at a Peelander-Z show is audience interaction, as the band frequently pull guests onstage to perform alongside them. They have even been known to turn their instruments over to other performers or audience members, so the music can continue while the band members perform a skit. The band members also have a tendency to jump into the audience during the show, which is honestly just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their hectic live shows.
Human bowling, hanging from balconies and stage set ups, fake-fighting between band members mid-song (usually WWE style with a fold-out chair), and even piggy back rides are all to be expected once Peelander-Z step on stage.
People going to a Peelander-Z show should expect a workout of the body and mind, as both are whisked away for a set straight from outer space. Fighting monsters, spandex clad band members leaping around stage and bowling themselves headfirst into oversized bowling pins are just a few of the wild acts you might witness and partake in, should you choose to accept your mission from Planet Peelander.
Opening for Peelander-Z is pop-punk group Running From Paris, a local four piece that formed earlier this year.
This post was written by Zachary Van Epps, Contributing Writer for The Blue Note.