Mac Sabbath, Black Angus, Phat Kiss | Reggie's Rock Club | Rock, Pop, Etc, New Year's Eve Parties & Events | Chicago Reader

Mac Sabbath, Black Angus, Phat Kiss Recommended 18+ Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Image

When: Thu., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. 2015

You’d think that food-themed parody would be a pretty whittled-down genre of music, but then someone, or something, takes it to the next level. This California circus—brought to you by at least one of the guys responsible for the group Rosemary’s Billygoat—are even more committed to their mission than comparable acts like Pizza Underground. With a faithful, supersize Black Sabbath sound, they run your favorite tunes through the parody grinder and fry up the gross pink stuff that comes out. (They also prefer to keep their identities secret and play under names like Ronald Osbourne, Slayer McCheese, and, well, Grimace, who’s metal enough just as he is.) The stage show is spectacular, and the band claim it’s all in the service of commentary on capitalism, economics, labor exploitation, and unhealthy eating—refried classics like “Frying Pan” and “Pair-a-Buns” genuinely rock in a cheap and greasy dollar-menu sort of way. Catch ’em now before the cease-and-desist order comes down (though it probably won’t be from Black Sabbath, who linked to Mac Sabbath on their official Facebook page).

Monica Kendrick

Price: $25, $20 in advance

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