Quintron and Miss Pussycat, October 16
Rock 'n' roll insanity comes with the territory at a Quintron show, and last Thursday's organtastic throwdown at the 'Shoe was no exception. After a hilariously ludicrous puppet show intro by partner in crime Miss Pussycat - an insect epic that included bits about the inaugural termite rave, James Brown's termite backing band and psychotropic snowcones - the N'Awlins one-man band tore through a blinding set of souped-up sexy soul rawk, assisted by his charming companion on maracas and gong (!). After ripping off his shirt partway through his set, Quintron howled out a dedication to the hapless Dan Burke , who booked his Tequila Lounge gig last year and was later seen wandering aimlessly through the Horseshoe. Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder, a blue-shirted army started handing out free beers. Some assumed Quintron - who repeatedly encouraged the crowd to "get drunk!" - was paying the club's liquor tab. Turns out there was a Sleeman promotion for their new Clear ale goin' down in the front room. FYI: the beer tastes like pisswater. Seems like they're trying to break into the American market.