Peelander Z at Red 7
One of the many great acts at Fun Fun Fun Fest
By Derek Van Wagner,
11:58AM, Thu. Jul. 19, 2012
It was a dark and stormy night last Friday, but that didn't stop eager concert goers from seeing one of the most energetic and entertaining bands to frequent Austin.
Peelander Z is a self proclaimed “Japanese Action Comic Punk” band based out of New York that has been touring since 1998. They don space age outfits and daffy personalities, resembling some sort of hybrid between the Ramones and the Power Rangers. Armed with heavy Japanese accents, they rely on cue cards to help the audience sing along to their masterpieces such as “Tacos, Tacos, Tacos” or “S.T.E.A.K”. Their harebrained stage antics leave you pumping your fist with one hand and holding your side with the other. These guys are hilarious!
There are not many bands in Austin that could engross such a large crowd as rain spewed through the perforated roof at Red 7, however Peelander Z left their audience cold, wet and begging for more. This picture shows Peelander Red being held up by his loyal audience as he jerry-rigs a rope to the rafters. He then proceeded to hang himself by his feet, play a rapid fire bass line and get tossed around by the crowd like Rockstar Dracula. Yup...these guys rage.
Luckily it is not too late to catch this group of Japanese lunatics, Peelander Z is joining the phenomenal lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest this November. Tickets are still available, but watch out they're going fast. Get yours at http://funfunfunfest.com/tickets