On a sweltering Friday night in mid-July, an experimental punk band called Janis Joplin Crap N Vomit takes the stage at Club Red in Tempe, looking like a trio of misfit superheroes. Singer and guitarist Dana Stern dons a sailor's cap and a red, white, and blue face mask that makes her look like a patriotic bank robber. Bassist and singer Pete Hinz sports white, knee-high socks and a T-shirt with boobs air-brushed on the front. The T-shirt is longer than Pete's shorts, so it looks as though he's wearing a dress. Drummer Jeff Barthold is dressed as Santa Claus; his long, curly, white cotton beard bounces with every... More >>>
Rage on the stage: JJCNV amplifies fun at its live shows.