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HEaRD in WNY: Shows for March 7 - 13



This week's featured event is Green Jello!
Green Jellÿ is an American comedy punk/metal musical group from Kenmore, New York, USA. Originally named Green Jell-O, they changed their name due to legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, who claimed that it was an infringement on their trademark. Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are pronounced identically. The name was chosen due to the band's poor opinion of that flavor, and they decided that it also appropriately reflected the quality of their music. The band never attempted to be good, deciding instead to "disguise their lack of ability with stupid props," as their liner notes put it. The group appeared on The Gong Show touting themselves as the world's worst band, but the real turning point came when they met Gwar in 1988 and learned how to sculpt props and costumes with latex, papier-mache, chicken wire, and couch cushions. They attracted a curious following with their bizarre, cartoonish look and wound up signing with Zoo Records as a video-only band. Band members, who have exceeded 100 in number over the years, perform under aliases such as Peavey Staxx and Krusty. Founding member Bill Manspeaker has continued the legacy into the new millenium, fronting his 'punk rock puppet show' and documenting his adventures via social media. But he has now found a new home base overseas and will be moving away after this tour run. "I toured the USA 10 years non stop, 125 shows a year by plane, OVER 2.5 MILLION LAND & AIR MILES. Time to concur Europe!" Let's show off this local legend the right way at Buffalo's legendary Mohawk Place this Saturday, March 9th! Lazy Ass Destroyer, Billy Youngblood and The Smokin' Gorillas, The Waves, The Surfin Cadavers, Digital Afterlife, & Virus X will all be warming up the stage starting at 6:00pm. Tickets are only $10 for the whole evening of eclectic entertainment!
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    Greg Burt is a Concert Promoter/Sound Guy/Music Supporter/Keyboardist/etc. He can be reached at Greg@FTMPEvents.com. For the full FTMP show calendar, visit www.FTMPEvents.com.

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