Friday, June 14, 2013

Prince Rama presents weirdest show of the week

If you like your live music packaged with unique and unusual performance art and a fully realized crazy concept then Prince Rama's show at The Haunted Mill in Belmont Tuesday shouldn't be missed. The tour is in support of its 2012 twelve album "Top Ten Hits of the End of the World" and they're not kidding. 

The record was conceived as a compilation featuring songs by ten different bands that perished during the apocalypse. The soundtrack to that futuristic apocalypse features Prince Rama performing as groups described as cosmic disco, motorcycle rock, tribal goth, and ghost-modern glam (they all died, you see). If you're already saying, "Wha?" get a load of the some of the photos of the fictional bands its  come up with. At the top is Black Elk Speaks followed below by the Metaphysixxx, Guns of Dubai, and I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.L.I.F.E. 

Last weekend the group premiered "Never Forever" - a film described as Now Age psych-opera - at the Moma PS1 Dome 2 at Rockaway Beach. The film, directed by Lily X. Wahrman stars Prince Rama and includes songs from "Top Ten Hits..." If the above trailer and photos don't pique your curiosity, well I'm not sure what could.

Prince Rama plays the all ages Puttluck XXI (potluck, putt-puttt and a show) at The Haunted Mill (6325 W. Wilkinson Blvd.) Tuesday, June 18 with Crop Graves and Yr Fuzzy Friends. Admission is $7. Click here for more information.