with Manganista and DJ Richie
Dead Man's Party
with Manganista and DJ Richie
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Dead Man’s Party is an Oingo Boingo tribute band that brings the live aspect of Boingo back to reality. Not only has DMP been approved by original Boingo founders but also critics claim this tribute makes you feel like you’re seeing Danny Elfman himself.Buy Tickets
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Genre: Oingo Boingo tribute
Ticket Price: $18 advanced / $20 day of show / $32 reserved loft seating
The tribute band Dead Man's Party has been bringing you Oingo Boingo tunes LIVE - the way you remember 'em from the original Oingo Boingo shows - for over a decade! This 8-PIECE BAND has been fashioned after the original Oingo Boingo line-up, featuring a three-piece horn section, guitar, bass, keys, drums and a front-man so convincing that people sometimes believe that they are actually watching Danny Elfman himself!Not only has DMP been "Elfo-Approved" by Oingo Boingo founder & DMP supporter Richard Elfman, but the band is even sometimes joined on stage by former Oingo Boingo band members, such as Steve Bartek, Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez and John Avila. "Hard-core Boingo fans continue to show their support and appreciation for the band's "True to Boingo" sound and their lead-singer's uncanny resemblance to Danny Elfman, both in looks and in vocal performance. Whether you're an old-school Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo fan, a Danny Elfman / Oingo Boingo fanatic, or are new to the Boingo world, DMP always delivers a high-energy, in your face performance that never disappoints!"
Not quite Rock, not quite Ska, not quite New Wave, but sort of all of those things at the same time. That’s the kind of noncommittal description you tend to hear after a Manganista show. 91X’s Tim Pyles has described the band as “San Diego’s answer to Oingo Boingo”, while the late great Beat Farmer, Buddy Blue, once said it sounded like the band had taken several blood transfusions from Aston Barrett and the drummer had four arms working at once.
Whatever it is that Manganista does, their chameleon-like approach to making music has kept them going for more than 12 years, playing Ska and Reggae shows with bands like The Aggrolites and The English Beat, 80’s revival shows with Flock of Seagulls and When in Rome, and local Rock shows with The Burning of Rome and Skydiver. When asked in a recent interview about categorizing Manganista’s music, singer Matt Rhea said, “At a micro level, I constantly feel like we don’t really fit in anywhere, but when I take a step back and look at all of the things we’ve done over the years, it seems like not fitting in has actually allowed us to fit in everywhere.”
Many of the songs on Manganista’s latest full length release, Shooting at the Big Bang Seams, have a loose common thread related to space and dreaming, which creates a sort of quasi concept album experience when listening to the record from front to back. Upping the anti on Manga’s already DIY ethic, the band recorded the entire album themselves in bathrooms, bedrooms, vacant houses, and a church sanctuary over the course of 8 years until it was finally released in 2016.
Manganista is currently playing shows around the southern California area and recording a new album set for release in late 2018. In the meantime, the band just released a split 7” with longtime friends, Unsteady, featuring a new song called “Mr. Who”.