Tomorrow: Mago-gogo fest brings neo-kabuki, fire-breathing robots and music together

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"Me and my roommates were reading way too many Lone Wolf and Cub graphic novels," says Odam Fei Mud's Daniel Crosier about the formation of his neo-kabuki performance group, "and watching way too many Akira Kurosawa films."

But that's just the inspiration behind Odam Fei Mud, slated to appear at this Saturday's Mago-Gogo fest, which also features eleven local bands including the Construct, Little Fyodor & Babushka, Ground Above Zero, Wiretrap and Rubedo. Don't miss the presentation, which includes GWAR-inspired latex monster costumes, fight choreography, projectile fake blood and a percussion-heavy band with guys banging out tribal rhythms on oil drums.

And while Odam Fei has a concept, there's no actual dialogue and very little explanation of what it is. "It keeps it pretty open-ended to the audience and the viewer as to what they're seeing," notes Crosier. "They come to their own conclusions."

Before starting the group, Crosier was part of the machine/robot performance-based experiment known as the Motoman Project, who's also set to perform at this all-ages benefit for Bands for Lands, which kicks off tomorrow at 3 p.m. (Saturday, September 4) at the Wazee Union, 3501 Wazee Street. The complex is 23,000 square feet inside and 21,000 square feet outside, which should be plenty of room for the fire-breathing robots of the Motoman Project to do their thing.

Cover for the event is $10 (or $5 with a flier that can be downloaded at http://odamfeimud.com).

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