Q&A and Signing with Dr. Demento & John Cafiero, 1/20!
& JOHN CAFIERO
QUESTION & ANSWER AND SIGNING
MUSIC MILLENNIUM – 3158 E BURNSIDE - 503-231-8926
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH, TIME: 3PM
NEW RELEASE: “DR. DEMENTO COVERED IN PUNK”
Dr. Demento Covered In Punk features over thirty different, never before released, all-new ‘punk’ cover versions of ‘mad music and crazy comedy’ songs famously heard on the airwaves of the legendary “Dr Demento Show”— intermixed with ‘wild card’ tracks showcasing some incredible, newly ‘demented’ versions of punk-rock classics! Joined by everyone from the Misfits, Joan Jett, Fred Schneider of the B52s, to “Weird Al” Yankovic, the late Adam “Batman” West (in one of his final performances), and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner—(to name just a few). The Doctor is in…and he’s ‘Covered in Punk’!!
Dr. Demento is a world-renowned radio broadcaster, record collector and music historian, whose lifelong passion for music of all kinds is reflected in his weekly selection of "rare records and outrageous tapes" for the Dr. Demento Show. The Dr. Demento Show is Internet radio's two-hour weekly festival of "mad music and crazy comedy." This free-wheeling, unpredictable mix of hilarious songs and comedy bits originated in 1970 on radio station KPPC-FM in Pasadena, California, and continues with new episodes on online after decades of popularity on FM and AM stations coast-to-coast.
Over the years Dr. Demento has developed and polished a fast-moving, highly entertaining stage presentation called the “Festival of Dementia.” It features the radio show’s greatest hits on video, plus rare gems from the Doctor’s mammoth archives...along with the Doctor’s own anecdotes and insights. The presentation can be kid-friendly, or (in appropriate venues) it can include a few of the songs and sketches the Doctor couldn't play on radio, such as the legendary “Crepitation Contest.” Along with the Festival, he give presentations that draw on the Doctor's extensive knowledge of the history of Comedy, the music of Frank Zappa, the history of punk rock, and many other topics.
Photo by Stephen K. Peeples. Used with Permission.
John Cafiero: Osaka Popstar & Producer/Curator "Dr. Demento Covered in Punk”
Osaka Popstar is the pop-punk music and art project of singer/producer John Cafiero, long-time Misfits & Ramones collaborator and platinum selling film and video director. The critically acclaimed debut album “Osaka Popstar & the American Legends of Punk” features frontman Cafiero with a revolving lineup of punk-rock legends as guests in his backing band including members of the Misfits, Ramones, Black Flag, the Voidoids and more. Recent Osaka Popstar releases include members of Superchunk, Bob Mould, The Smithereens, Roxy Music, Milk ‘n’ Cookies, and the Dictators in the backing band.
Osaka Popstar transcends punk rock, comic books, and anime themes beyond music alone with limited edition vinyl toy releases, collaborations with Topps; having appeared in their Garbage Pail Kids & Wacky Packages series, and animated Osaka Popstar music videos have even debuted on the Nintendo 3DS gaming platform under license to Nintendo.
Cafiero’s longstanding collaborations with the Misfits remain consistent two decades deep on both a creative and business level. Among other endeavors Cafiero edited the acclaimed book “Commando: the Autobiography of Johnny Ramone”, Directed the chart topping “Ramones Raw” documentary, and modern day cult-classic feature film “Big Money Hustlas” starring the Insane Clown Posse, Rudy Ray Moore (aka “Dolemite”), WWE’s Mick Foley, & the Jerky Boys.
Used by Permission of Caf Muzeck, LLC.