Theres a reason why the Long Players get the attention of the Scene with nearly every performance; when you consistently deliver faithful recreations of albums like say, Prince and the Revolutions Purple Rain with surgical focus, its hard to look away. Purple Rain was Princes masterpiece, a musical and cultural juggernaut in every sense of the word, a sexually charged album that redefined the sound of modern R&B, funk and rock. To this day it is a record rivaled only by the late Michael Jacksons Thriller as the ultimate party album. So expect the ultimate party when the LPs are joined by guest vocalists including Space Capone, Daniel Tashian and Princes own Revolution foil Dez Dickerson, who one can only hope will sport his trademark rising-sun headband. If only the LPs could go a step further and commission a local theater troupe to recreate scenes from the records accompanying film. Then wed really be in business.
Sat., July 18, 9 p.m., 2009