Uncle Larry and Big Fun 4Ever @ Café LuLu
Oct. 31, 2009
Big Fun 4Ever took the stage first, pumping their dance-machine electronica. Frontwoman India Lathon sang in a strong but calm voice, bathed in red light. She was wearing sunglasses with a giant black bar on the front of them, censoring her identity, and a black and white striped shirt. That and the swirling sound gave the singer the look of ’60s hypnotherapy. The rest of the band worked carefully on a variety of keyboards, a laptop, tambourines and guitar.
The crowd quickly caught the beat and soon a sexy witch and a sexy janitor were getting down, along with Cruella de Vil and one of her Dalmatians.
The trio of Uncle Larry, dressed as pirate deckhands, followed. The band played a manic, thrashing set. They have a ’90s grunge sound, like The Melvins or Nirvana, mixed with some more eccentric sounds like They Might Be Giants or Talking Heads.
Pikachu, Jason Voorhees and a sexy hobo were all into it.
Toward the end of their set they were joined by the “Live Undead Mermaids,” a quartet of black spandex and skull bra-clad ladies who first attacked the band, ripping their shirts, and then gyrated along, dancing with hula hoops glowing with LED lights.
The set ended with an amped-up version of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer.” Guitarist and vocalist Billy Judge Baldus jumped off the stage to shred part of the song, as the mermaids enclosed him in a cage of glowing hula hoops. After a couple of jumps off the amplifiers by Baldus, the set was over.
The mermaids led the costumed crowd in a dance party, sharing their hoops with a killer tomato and Max from Where the Wild Things Are.