Scheduled to perform with the Reign Kings on Saturday, August 21
Marquee Theatre in Tempe
Where would we be without VH1? How could we possibly live without being hipped to the celebrity trend of "butt facials," watching vegan reality-show contestants spar with Ted "Kill It and Grill It" Nugent in the backwoods of Michigan, or getting a snarky rehash of '90s pop culture (sorry, but the '90s is not the new '80s)? A better question is, where would Dramarama be without VH1? Possibly still in the throes of its acrimonious 1994 split -- still wondering why its sole hit "Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)" never translated into a bigger career -- if not for being encouraged to re-form for an episode of the network's Bands Reunited series earlier this year. So far, the Los Angeles-via-New Jersey power-pop group's fresh lease on rockin' life has spawned a cover of the Dead Kennedys' "California Uber Alles" (with new Schwarzenegger-centric lyrics) and a comeback tour to reintroduce more than a half-dozen albums' worth of great, criminally overlooked songs to the masses. Thank you, VH1 -- you done good for a change.