[First filed: March 30, 2009 @ 10:35]
I had feared that the Canberra Musicians Club had jumped the shark with a Pimps and P*rnstars themed CD launch for a rap album.
But with the genre heavily subverted by large numbers of blokes dressed as female adult entertainers, general good humour all round, and a mixed line up of music it all worked surprisingly well.
Professor Anarchy kicked things off with his personal tales of American inner city life and caused a splash. Throwing a tantrum and hurling his microphone to the ground before storming off ensured more attentive stage management and he was eventually coaxed back on stage to finish his set.
Sanji de Silva lectured the audience through a candle lit earth hour (and even played a couple of songs).
Mechanical Pterodactyl are a band to keep an eye out for, sounding a bit like Karma County their Melbourne based vocalist has an amazing deep voice and kept the audience mesmerised.
There were breakdancing competitions, prizes for best costume, and then the dance floor kings Los Chavos rocked the Corroboree Park hall with a Village People themed set. If you like Cat Empire then definitely make the effort to check out Los Chavos.
Having gone with some trepidation I was pleasantly surprised by what a fun night it turned out to be.