Me and my roommates were reading way too many Lone Wolf and Cub graphic novels and watching way too many Akira Kurosawa films, says Daniel Crosier about the initial motivation for starting the neo-kabuki performance group Odam Fei Mud six years ago. Then they added in GWAR-inspired latex monster costumes, fight choreography, projectile fake blood and a percussion-heavy band that includes guys banging out tribal rhythms on oil cans. And while they have a concept, theres no actual dialogue and very little explanation of Odam Fei. It keeps it pretty open-ended to the audience and the viewer as to what theyre seeing, and they come to their own conclusions, Crosier says.
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Before starting the group, Crosier was part of the machine/robot performance-based experiment known as the Motoman Project. Both groups are headlining Mago-Gogo, which also features eleven local bands including the Construct, Little Fyodor & Babushka, Ground Above Zero, Wiretrap and Rubedo.
This all-ages benefit for Bands for Lands kicks off at 3 p.m. today at the Wazee Union, 3501 Wazee Street, a complex Crosier says is 23,000 square feet inside and 21,000 square feet outside, which should leave plenty of room for the fire-breathing robots of the Motoman Project to do their thing. Cover is $10, or $5 with a flier that can be downloaded at http://odamfeimud.com. For more info, call Crosier at 720-236-6339.
Sat., Sept. 4, 7 p.m., 2010