Peelander Z describe themselves as aliens from the Planet Peelander who want to eat your smiles. In reality, they’re a do-anything, three-piece Japanese garage band who sound like Melt Banana as voiced by the Ramones, clad in neon jumpsuits they claim are their actual skin. Their exuberant live show is notorious: steel yourselves for limbo dancing, karaoke contests, and “human bowling” where the members of the band are hurled at oversized pins set up in the audience. If that’s not enough, the anime intensity of songs such as “Tacos Tacos Tacos” and “Let’s Go! Karaoke Party!” appeal to those who always wanted the Power Rangers to join a punk band. With Hard Nips and Friends.

Sat., May 7, 8 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 27, 2011

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