Over the years, Perpetual Groove Halloween shows have yielded many a sordid tale. The band takes Halloween to heart. In the past, themes have included Karate Kid, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and, amongst others, a new world order theme that centered in the 1976 film, The Network and its quotable quotes including "I’m as mad as hell and I‘m not going to take this anymore"
This year, the band has announced the theme will be "PERPle Rain," a tribute to the 1984 cult classic and its soundtrack by Prince & The Revolution. The evening is sure to be interspersed with not only the gems from the album that rock scholars consistently rank as one of the best albums of all time, but also hilarious Perpetual Groove delivery of the numerous quotes from "The Kid," who was played by Prince in the film. Just picture a Brock Butler to Adam Pery rattling of the classic exchange between The Kid and Apollonia …
Apollonia: Will you help me? The Kid: Nope… Wanna know why? Because you wouldn’t pass the initiation. Apollonia: What initiation? The Kid: Well, for starters, you have to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
We can only hope that whoever is delivering the lines of Apollonia doesn’t strip down to their skivvies as happened in the film.
August 5, 2011 Isle of Palms, SC @ The Windjammer
August 19, 2011 Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
August 20, 2011 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
August 22, 2011 Milford, CT @ Daniel Street
August 24, 2011 Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse
August 29, 2011 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
September 7, 2011 Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley
September 9, 2011 Catskill Chill Music Festival Hancock, NY @ Camp Minglewood
October 12, 2011 Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
October 13, 2011 Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
October 15, 2011 Memphis, TN @ Newby’s
October 18, 2011 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
October 19, 2011 NOLA @ Howlin’ Wolf
October 31, 2011 Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
November 5, 2011 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
November 16, 2011 Elon, NC @ Fat Frogg
November 18, 2011 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
January 9, 2012 JAM CRUISE 10 The High Seas – Sailing from FT. Lauderdale, FL