Robbie Rox and The Power Quintet Good Friday Show at the Linsmore
April 19 /9:00 pm April 20 /12:00 am
The in-yer-face satirical and often scatological music and over-the-top stage persona of Robbie Rox may not be to everyone’s taste, but it sure seems to strike a chord with his fellow Toronto artists.
While by today’s standards his stuff may seem somewhat tame, back in the early seventies Rox’s proto-Punk nothing-sacred satire was considered by many to be a dire threat to the morals of the younger generation.
When Rox began his musical odyssey to become, as he’s been described, “Canada’s answer to Frank Zappa” (before he was even familiar with Zappa’s outrageous compositions) 40 years ago, he shocked and awed many with his daring and delightful humour –and impressed many others with the deft musicianship that he also brings to his work.
Shows with his multi-piece Monster Horn Band were notable as much for their musical prowess as for his provocative lyrics. And his ability to span several vocal octaves, combined with an uncanny knack for capturing voices of various characters, helped make Rox more than just a novelty act in the minds of other performers and fans alike. -Gary 17
Get your tickets now for $5 or you can buy tickets at the door for $10! You can buy your tickets at the Linsmore Tavern or at www.linsmoretavern.com