Loto Ball Show
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the Loto Ball Show began in 2005 and is fronted by Loto Ball. It is based out of Chicago as well as Los Angeles, California. Loto Ball (vocals, trumpet, keys) is a veteran of punk bands and art rock groups i.e. the Phantom Limbs, Mucca Pazza, Extra Action Marching Band, and the BoyScouts of Annihilation.Read More...
Described by Jello Biafra as "one of the most talented and demented front-creatures in all of underground rock," Loto is known for bring more to the table than just singing intense melodies. Along with a dark sense of the absurd, Loto Ball imbues his performances with a very Artaudian sense of theatre that makes for an unforgettable show.
The official website is www.lotoballshow.com.
"Loto is one of the most talented and demented front-creatures in all of underground rock. Phantom Limbs were a punk Gilbert & Sullivan gone drastically wrong- perfect for a San Francisco bordello when the '06 Earthquake hits. Now with Loto Ball Show, the music borders on 'Exotica'- but thankfully without the "Lounge" damage. As a painter and a musician, everything he touches seems to turn into a Lio strip. I will always be fascinated." (Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys) "
Loto Ball Show takes the pants off The Phantom Limbs dead person and puts The King and Eye in one leg and Hex Enduction Hour in the other." (Chris D., The Flesh Eaters)
"For example Chicagoan outfit Loto Ball Show, about whom we wouldn’t have found out perhaps in a long time if it hadn’t be for a fortunate coincidence on the myspace place, another object of constant derision which has nevertheless been a steady source of goodness.
Loto Ball Show look and sound business, they are the sort of band you would expect to see playing in some dingey and damp basement cellar where people dress in black jack it old school style, you know, get sweaty and dance the mess away, that is the way to go. They make a dark, muscular and intense hick garage blues racket with the relentless gusto of The Bad Seeds fucking Deanna, sharpened by the non-cliched post punk apocalyptic edge one finds in Public Image Ltd. (also exemplified in early-day Liars), sexy horns add an extra bit of epic omph to their clanging and banging onslaught, the outcome sounds awesomely instantaneous in the same excellent way as, for example, the Black Lips or In The Red days Deadly Snakes, now kids, that is a rare thing." 20 Jazz Funk Greats