Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
“Wrapped in layers of mythology and artifice, the group is taking the concept of the concert-as-art to a level unseen…” – Metro Silicon Valley
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum — one of the most gloriously unclassifiable American bands in existence — is bringing back the apocalypse. A Sleepytime performance is never just a string of head-bangin’ anthems. Each song is an elaborate journey of its own, often clocking in at 10+ minutes, framing cameos from friends and family in the form of Butoh dance, parades, puppet shows, even the occasional impassioned oration of Italian Futurist poetry. Together the group has penned lyrics inspired by the Unabomber, by James Joyce, by Muriel Rukeyser, by madness, by a stroke-stricken obstetrician, by love, by death, by cockroaches, by the increasingly bleak industrialized end times we’re all enduring. The band sports blackened teeth and spiked leather gauntlets and bonnets and tri-hawks and military khaki and antique lace nighties. They croon lilting post-modern folk melodies enmeshed with face-melting blasts of pure untrammeled black metal. This singular act is not to be missed.