THE FUXEDOS are America's favorite apocalyptic comedy-lounge-punk-jazz-storytelling-cinematic-what-the-hell?-art rock band, complete with costumes, props, and bizarrely humorous theatrics.
Members' touring credits include such bands and acts as Les Claypool, Stolen Babies, Faun Fables, Coheed & Cambria, Idiot Flesh, and Cirque du Soleil. They've also recorded or performed with everyone from Erykah Badu to Eric Clapton and from the Silversun Pickups to The Game, and have appeared not only on the "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" game series, but also on Hans Zimmer's score to "The Dark Knight."
Performances include appearances on Comedy Central's new "Gong Show" and the legendary Dr. Demento's upcoming web series, as well as live shows at Spaceland and the Echo in LA; Tonic in NYC; Toronto's Now Lounge; the Casbah in San Diego; and the DNA Lounge, Hemlock Tavern, and Elbo Room in San Francisco.
They've headlined events as varied as the Silver Lake Film Festival's closing night gala in LA and Karla LaVey's Devil's Valentine's Ball in San Francisco, and have shared bills with acts as diverse as Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, L7's grunge queen Donita Sparks, industrial pioneers Nitzer Ebb, avant-metallers Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, and comedian Neil Hamburger.
Their upcoming eponymous debut CD (**Release Party at Spaceland in LA on 6/5/09!**) features mixing by Steve "Steve B" Baughman, whose credits include 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, and Eminem, and mastering by Dylan "3-D" Dresdow, who's worked with everyone from the Black Eyed Peas to U2 to the Wu-Tang Clan.
Meanwhile, The Fuxedos have been gaining notice and blowing minds through the power of their unusual live performances. The band's sound and stage show are unique and defy easy categorization, but the result is an innovative, high-energy, theatrical, and hilarious show, underscored by creative, eclectic, and freakishly tight musicianship.
“The band incorporates free jazz, comedy, lounge, freakout rock, punk and everything under the sun in its hysterical live act.”
-- Los Angeles Times
"...The tremendously talented and insane band, The Fuxedos...their live shows combine brilliance and chaos with almost hallucinatory visual stimulation...always an adventure..."
-- Keyboard Magazine
"One of the most amazing, entertaining, enthralling, unique, hilarious and inspirational bands I have ever seen...[vocalist] Danny was a musical maniac onstage, donning masks, using crazy props, dancing up an astounding storm, singing dynamically, stomping, prancing, being riotously funny and crazed and mindblowing."
-- Paul Zollo, Sr. Editor, "American Songwriter" magazine; author, "Conversations with Tom Petty" and "Songwriters on Songwriting"