Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Green Jello to Headline Evil Wine Carnival

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM

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Red Room booker Wes Malvini has pulled some rabbits out of his hat when booking guests for The Evil Wine Show, a direct-to-Web talk and sketch comedy show he co-hosts with Dustin Jones. But for The Evil Wine Carnival, the show's big annual shindig, he may have outdone himself by booking Green muthafuckin' Jello. That's right: Green Jello.

This is probably the point where some of you are scratching your heads and saying, "Who now?" Perhaps you know the band by the name Green Jelly, which it had to take after being sued by Jello. Or maybe you know it as the band that Maynard James Keenan was sort of in before Tool. Or perhaps you don't know the band at all.

But what you probably will recognize is its crap-rock reboot of the Three Little Pigs story. Its sludgy riff, comedic lyrics and claymation video were a stoner staple of the early '90s.

But, ultimately, this is a band to see live. The bulk of its songs are written around the costumes it wears to sing them, and it describes its performances not as concerts, but as rock 'n' roll puppet shows.

Green Jello will be headlning the Evil Wine Carnival at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The band's mastermind, Bill Manspeaker, will also play host for the rest of the three-day event, which will include tons of local bands and all kinds of schenanigans, including a green jello shot contest.

The action will be going down on several stages over several days: inside Red Room and at an all-ages stage in the parking lot of Eyes of the World on Saturday, Sept. 29, then at Visual Arts Collective on Sunday, Sept. 30, and back to Red Room Monday, Oct. 1.

Tickets for the Green Jello show are $12 in advance from The Record Exchange or $15 at the door. Proceeds from the entire carnival will benefit Go Listen Boise.

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