Posted by: Necci – Oct 30, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, RVA has been gifted with a rare treat! Satire-punk legends The Dead Milkmen, who you may remember from such all-time classics as "Punk Rock Girl," "Bitchin' Camaro," "Smokin' Banana Peels," and "If You Love Somebody, Set Them On Fire," amongst many others, will be performing live within this very city in less than two weeks! Thanks to the tireless efforts of Worthless Junk Records CEO Bucky Lewis, the Dead Milkmen will be making a special trip down from Philadelphia to rock Shockoe Bottom venue Kingdom for one night only!
The Dead Milkmen, who released eight classic albums during the late 80s and early 90s before breaking up due to health problems and troubles with inattentive major labels, reformed in 2008 with 3/4 of their original lineup (deceased bassist Dave Blood was replaced by Dan Stevens). Since then, they've released their first album of new material in 16 years, 2011's The King In Yellow, and begun work on yet another new album, with new material scheduled to appear on their website this week! Clearly the passing of time has not slowed the Dead Milkmen down at all, and you'll get a chance to see them demonstrate their continued vitality right here in RVA next Saturday night!
And a few of you will get something even better than that! In collaboration with Worthless Junk Records, we're offering one lucky winner and a guest of their choice the opportunity to win a date with The Dead Milkmen. That's right, you'll be able to join The Dead Milkmen for a pre-show dinner at Shockoe Bottom's premier taqueria, Tio Pablo! After stuffing your face with glorious tacos, you'll accompany the band over to Kingdom, where you'll see a smorgasbord of talented local openers--including Roanoke avant-garde popsters The Bastards Of Fate, energetic melodic hardcore torchbearers Hold Tight, unique local accordion punk duo The Mothball Fleet, and the complex indie-rock stylings of RVA's own Cheyenne--before The Dead Milkmen hit the stage to conclude the evening in their own inimitable style.
WHAT: The Dead Milkmen In RVA For One Night Only!
WHO: The Dead Milkmen, The Bastards Of Fate, Hold Tight, The Mothball Fleet, Cheyenne
WHERE: Kingdom, 10 Walnut Alley (between 17th and 18th Streets in Shockoe Bottom)
WHEN: Saturday, November 10, Doors open at 6 PM
ADMISSION: $20--advance tickets available HERE
Sounds like an incredible night, right? And it could be your night if you win first prize in this giveaway! It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so don't hesitate--enter your info into the amazing futuristic widget below. And even if you don't score the top prize, two other lucky entrants will receive prizes as well. Runner-up gets two free tickets to the show at Kingdom, and second runner-up gets a free copy of the latest Dead Milkmen album, The King In Yellow, to be picked up at the show. So what are you waiting for? Enter below:
This giveaway ends at 5 PM on Friday, November 2, so get your entry in now! And in case you still need any further reminders of just how cool this show is going to be, here are a couple right now. First, we've got an absolutely amazing live version of "Bitchin' Camaro," filmed earlier this year at Slim's in San Francisco. It starts off with Rodney Anonymous ranting for over 5 minutes about a particular family of rednecks with a reality show on the Learning Channel, but the rant is hilarious and absolutely worth hearing all the way through. Then after that, the true pinnacle of the Dead Milkmen's career: the video for their 1988 hit single "Punk Rock Girl." I'm sure you've all seen it a thousand times, but it's always worth seeing again. Enjoy, and we'll see you at Kingdom next Saturday!
By Andrew Necci