Brendon Small is the hero of many Metal fans based on his creation, the one and only and very, very infamous Dethklok whose antics are enjoyed in the Adult Swim cartoon “Metalocalypse”. Tonight the guitarist would bring the bands music to life with the help of the School Of Rock All-Stars and have the evening kicked off by both Misstallica (an all chick tribute to Metallica) and Tragedy – The All Heavy Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? Well, it sure was and if you wish to learn and see more just scroll on down.
Artist: Brendon Small of Dethklok
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Misstallica, Tragedy (The Metal Bee Gees)
Label: Williams Street Records
Despite my having a relatively crazy and productive week already, there is nothing quite like a Metal show that leads you into the weekend to set you right. I had started the musical adventuring with the “Pagan Knights” tour that was on Sunday, and this killer show brought Tyr, Alestorm and Suidakra to their NYC fan base. Then Wednesday we caught Steel Panther who are suffice it to say “an experience”. The fun had at these two events left me wanting to keep the process going and when I learned that Brendon Small (creator of the hit animated series “Metalocalypse”) was going to be performing along with Tragedy and Misstallica I headed over to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill to see what was going on. The evening began rather interesting and for those who arrived early, they got to see the musician long before his set where he would offer up some Q&A with the audience. I’ve touched upon the core topics that he presented to the fans for all to enjoy and it pretty much went like this – the guitarist would do a brief introduction and then asked the crowd if they had anything that they wanted to ask. As expected everything was directed at the “Metalocalypse” show and that made sense since these kids were ravenous for news about their favorite imaginary band. When he was asked about new episodes he didn’t clue us into much more than to the fact that there would be a third season and that it would continue all the antics that we enjoy already. He was asked about giving over control of his Facebook or MySpace page to one of the crowd and he quickly dismissed those mediums and felt levels of disdain for them and maintained that he prefers to actually talk to people as opposed to doing all of this online. The question about guest stars came up and he offered some potential names more than he did locks on who we could actually count on for the new episodes and that made sense since you never know what is actually going to ever be used with you put on a television show. It seems as though being a part of the Dethklok mystique has become something that many bands want to be a part of. It reminded me of how The Simpsons became the “place to be” for celebrity guest voices on some of its characterization.
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