We have nothing against one-hit wonders, except the ones who dont realize the jig is up. Take the 90s band Dread Zeppelin please! The groups brilliant come-on lasted about five minutes. Some 15 years later, Tortelvis and crew are still delivering the same peanut-butter-and-banana-sandwich punchline. Sad.
The one-hit wonderdom of Richard Cheese self-proclaimed hardest-working Dick in show business seems to have more legs. Heres the setup: The Vegas-based crooner and his band, Lounge Against the Machine, translate hardcore alt shit into the sleazy-swank milieu. Their covers showcased on albums such as Id Like a Virgin, Aperitif for Destruction, and Dick at Nite include Radioheads Creep, Limp Bizkits Nookie, System of a Downs Chop Suey, and 2 Live Crews Me So Horny. The quartet also does a mean version of the theme from Indiana Jones. Sassy.
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Sat., June 7, 8 p.m., 2008