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Drop a Grand

TRADING WITH THE ENEMY!!!

Founded in 1975, G. Blanzden & Associates (dba DROP A GRAND) is one of the world’s largest providers of Psych and Shmooze services in the industry of face melting.

MEMBERS:
GERN BLANZDEN guitar vox phase
UNICRON bass vox fx
WHITE N SHITTY II keys keytar synth
2 DOLLA BILL skins vox

GUESTS:
DR FLASH!! shredder
SACRED HORNS OF MANITOBA (aka Brass Flag)
WHITE N SHITTY I plastic saxxx
SHEILA P digital percussives
Z phazer accordion

Drop a Grand is a Kansas City band or a performance-art ensemble. Or both.

Its members wear costumes and go by pseudonyms or noms-de-tunes. Their performances are loud, brash, dramatic and subversive. Their music is a deranged, riff-roaring clamor that clings to a steel-toed groove.

“It’s psychotropic blues-punk,” said Unicron, the band’s bassist. We recently interviewed the band’s founder, Gern Blanzden, about the band’s music and the art of costuming.

What was the concept of Drop a Grand from the beginning?

It’s very self-serving: I have $1,000 to blow with my buddies. … What should we do? Sure as hell ain’t gonna play a round of golf, now are we? Mommy always said if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing. In DAG we’d get blurry-eyed, make some enemies and blame it on the Tiger.

Were costumes part of the concept from the start?

Complete disguise was initially the only means of getting others to join me on a stage. Kind of an afterthought, but whatever. The art of costuming has significant advantages: minimal stalkers and no unwarranted shop talk from town to town.


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September
2
Sunday

do816 Presents:

ToadiesDrop a Grand
  • BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 5:00 PM
  • DOORS AT 7:00 PM
  • SHOW AT 8:00 PM
  • All Ages
  • Lawn Chair Policy - TBA
  • (Lawn Chair Policy announced 48 hours prior to show)

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