Friday, February 11, 2011

Enter the Zeppo

Ready for an introduction to something new and disgustingly awesome? Well, you don't really have a choice. Unless, of course, if you stop reading now, but if you're already here, chances are you aren't in the "stop reading" business. You're in the "what the fuck is up?" business and good for you.

Allow me to introduce to you to a band that will soon be known everywhere with combined musical talents of CJ Wallis, Adam Veenendaal, and Malcolm Holt.


"Zeppo was the youngest of the five brothers. As a boy he was constantly involved in fights, which unlike Harpo or Groucho, he would win. He had a reputation for being quite the hooligan. It's always been Marx legend that Zeppo was placed into the act so that Minnie could keep him out of trouble.

He took over the straight man and romantic lead roles from older brother Gummo. He always seemed to be in the background, acting as a foil for Chico or Groucho.

According to a 1925 newspaper article, he also made a solo appearance in the Adolphe Menjou comedy A Kiss in the Dark, but no known copy of the film exists, and it is not clear if he actually appeared in the finished film.

It always seemed to Zeppo that he stood in everyone else's shadow. He hated not being allowed to be a comedian on stage. According to his brothers he was the funniest of them all. Groucho is quoted as saying "When I had my appendix out, Zeppo took over for me. He was so good that it made me get better quicker". After Zeppo left the act, each film would have a Zeppo-like actor in it and none of them were as good at it as he was."

A name derived from one of the legendary Marx Brothers. Though often under estimated, Zeppo has proven himself time and time again, a statement that is ever clear in the Emmy nominated episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer titled "The Zeppo".

Now, admittedly, I'm totally biased. I LOVE every single member of this group. BIG time. I've seen them each in separate ventures and when I learned that ALL THREE of these incredible musicians will be joining forces, it was like someone told me they combined chocolate and bacon and somehow added alcohol. Perfect.




And ZEPPO will be making their debut in an environment that a Zeppo thrives in.

In battle.

Yes, ZEPPO with be smashing into the spotlight in Vancouver in a highly anticipated BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!! It'll be at the RIO THEATRE, 1660 East Broadway. Doors at 5pm sharp. ALL AGES are permitted and they are licensed (it is unconfirmed if they'll be serving chocolate-bacon shots, but fingers crossed). Advanced tickets are $10 a pop.

For more info, check out: SUPERNOVA.COM/ROGERSBATTLE

We Twisted Twins will be shooting the show, so stop by and say, "hi".

See you all there.


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