Going to see a band live is a risky proposition, though it's probably not technically accurate to call Gallagher a "band". Hedging that risk with craziness not involving sledge hammered watermelons, Super Duper. Super Duper's a local 6-piece funk-rock band whose live shows are laden with over-the-top craziness ranging from giant puppet costumes to homemade lighting rigs crafted on helmets and drum kits, to insane songs about topics ranging from sex at parties to random things they deem awesome, all with on-stage energy driven by a duo they call the "horn stars", who you just know have a ton of sax. Among the nutsiness: "This Jam is F***ing Awesome": A song about things that are rad, complete w/ dancers in giant dinosaur/coelacanth/cowboy skeleton costumes, and a mid-song "Facebook quiz" pitting a marmot against a bear, which would totally tear off that marmot's (north) face. "Puppet Government": A waltzy oom-pah w/ actual German girls in lederhosen leading the audience through dance-step sways, but not dance step Swayze, because too soon. It will always be too soon. "Welcome to the Jungle": A horned up version of the G'n'R classic is interrupted by "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", which became a #1 hit in the '60s when first covered by doo-wop group The Tokens, whose first names were presumably Dave & Busters. What's even better is that
Ron Artest likes them! SD's available for holiday parties, and Saturday's bill also includes local bar-rockers Whiskey Saints, San Francisco's groovy Forrest Day, and DJ Son of Stan, who also plays drums for Ben Harper, who is only really risky when threatening to "Burn One Down"/ come on stage with Dave Matthews.