Iron those slacks and use a lint-roller on your favorite green sweater, neighborinos, because Phoenix, AZ’s OKILLY DOKILLY – the world’s only “Nedal” band – is coming to The Neurolux on May 9. Tickets are only $14 and the show is hosted by our own Radio Boise. If you’re not already familiar with them they perform a subgenre of music themed around Ned Flanders, a character from the animated TV series The Simpsons.
After finding viral success in 2015 and encouraging positive nods from the likes of The Independent, Time, Maxim, Rolling Stone and countless others, the gentlemen of OKILLY DOKILLY – referred to appropriately as Head Ned, Red Ned, Cred Ned, Dead Ned and Bled Ned – graced fans once again with the November 2016 release of their Billboard-charting full length album Howdilly Doodilly (stream/order here). In the wake of this release, the bespectacled five-piece dropped the official music video for their single, “White Wine Spritzer”.
Earlier this spring, OKILLY DOKILLY visited select cities with fellow heavy metal schtik-ters Mac Sabbath and Metalachi,and are now setting their sights on a set of new cities to say “hi-dilly-ho” to! The band will kick off their “Howdilly Doodilly” tour in Santa Cruz, CA, will join up with Metallica-meets-Beatles cover artists Beatallica the following day in Fresno, and visit nearly 40 cities before coming to a stop in none other than Springfield, MO on June 10th.
Bandleader Head Ned says:
“We’re really excited to be hitting the road with Beatallica this year. Us Neds are big Beatles fans and we’re excited to crack open a fresh John Lemon or Orange Harrison and share the stage with some hilarious neighborinos! We’re pleased as punch to be bringing Nedal to so many cities and so many neighborinos across North America!”
Forged from the influences of two of history’s greatest bands, Beatallica are the world’s first live mash-up
or “bash-up” band. Their wit, creativity, subversiveness, and flair is just as sharp as the point they make. Beatallica destroy the boundaries of creativity and reveal how original compositions of music can be crafted for those who identify with humor and biting commentary. All the while, they show appreciation and reverence to The Beatles and Metallica, grandfathers of their respective genres. The band released Sgt. Hetfield’s Motorbreath Pub Band in 2007, and followed it up with All You Need is Blood, and Masterful Mystery Tour in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The band’s most recent effort, Abbey Load dropped in 2013.