Imagine if the Kinks, the Ventures, Stray Cats and Devo were galactic pioneers, and joined forces to defend earth's right to 'rocket roll'. Combine that with a fast driving blend of punk, pop, psychobilly, solid songwriting and a witty Sci-Fi theme, and you've got one of the east bay's most celebrated bands, The Phenomenauts
A critical part of the Phenomenaut experience has always been their live show, during which the band proudly displays its evolving arsenal of homemade 'Phenoma-gadgets.' The Theramatic Helmerator, or 'top of JoeBot's head,' contains a wireless theramin that creates Sci-Fi sounds reminiscent of old Star Trek episodes; the Streamerator 2000, manned by Professor Greg Arius, blasts rolls of toilet paper out into the crowd, bringing them in as part of the show; clouds of CO2 envelop the crowd while rockets launch from the Rocketerator. These cleverly crafted devices immensely add to the mystique and cult appeal of the band and are just some of the gems one can expect in the live spectacle.
Swing Goth is what happens when rock-a-billy meets goth, and is peppered with a little blues, waltzing and a healthy portion of dirty dancing... all to modern music.
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