Talentless poseurs? Hardly. In fact, these Vegas-based Prince and the Revolution impersonators are exquisite poseurs — a tribute band so meticulous and lovingly choreographed that they rated an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, where effete sidekick/bandleader/dude Paul Shaffer deemed their performance "fabulous." Unquestionably, the source of the band's magic is singer-guitarist/Prince doppelganger Jason Tenner, an electrifying performer who flawlessly apes all the real Prince's looks and moves, from the pompadour and wing-tip boots to the creepily sexual neck-slides and alarming penchant for doing the splits. It's the kind of obsessive, near-satirical mimicry that rises to the level of art, reminiscent of John Belushi's palsied, dirty T-shirt duets with Joe Cocker in the 1970s. Of course, unlike Cocker, the artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince is waaaaay too self-sanctified and trademark-obsessed to actually perform alongside a mere impersonator. Also, a Prince/Tenner duet would truly qualify as one of pop culture's most blessedly surreal moments. You can also be certain that Prince would never be caught dead in a Casino Arizona, so this is your best chance to catch a smoking-hot rendition of "Little Red Corvette" after playing a few hands of pai gow.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.