The voice of B-52's singer Fred Schneider is synonymous with early 80s New Wave ("Rock Lobster") and late 80s party rock ("Love Shack"), so it's almost shocking to hear his nasal tenor in the 21st century with a different cast of musicians backing him up.
But as Schneider's taste for performing outstrips even the voracious demand for B-52s gigs worldwide, the King of Kitsch hooked up with a pair of employees at Orlando's Universal Studios a couple years ago and immediately began cranking out slinky bass/synth tunes like "Totally Nude Island" and more uptempo numbers like "Santa's Disco" and "Fruitcake"- off their Christmas Album "Destination Christmas."
While singing about fruitcake may seem out of season in March, if you play the video embedded in this post you will understand Fruitcake on a whole new level. Schneider barks out the ingredients, they come out of the oven, and voila: fruitcakes are no longer what your Aunt Bernice sends you every holiday season. They are living, loving, upwardly mobile beings who enjoy shopping.
The Superions headline the Mod Miami festival, Saturday Night at the Harvey Seeds American Legion Hall, 6445 NW 7th Ave Miami. Also appearing are Broward garage rockers The Instant Whips, Brooklyn-based DJ/Producer Ursula 1000 and Atlanta psych rock act The Forty Fives. For more information, including Mod Miami's Friday programming go to Mod Miami's website