Radioboxer, a Miami-based, self-proclaimed "bipolar pop" band that brings fake blood and real guts to the stage, is headlining Green Room's upcoming Back To The Future-themed party on June 2. The nightclub will transform itself into Hill Valley High's gymnasium for a Fort Lauderdale-style Enchantment Under the Sea prom. Pretend it's 1955 and a Calvin Klein-wearing, youthful Michael J. Fox is your date and dress the part. Along with opening act the Butchers, the fun includes costume contests, artwork, and burlesque performances, all with a Back to the Future or underwater theme.
Radioboxer's Jota Dazza admits that he's been waiting for more than ten years for somebody to ask him to do anything related to this movie, saying, "By God, I won't let some Huey Lewis haters ruin my shot!" He showed off his knowledge of all things Marty McFlyby compiling a list of the all-time greatest Back to the Future songs for us -- and yes, Huey Lewis made the cut.
From Lewis to Marvin Berry and the Starlighters, Dazza's list blasts us Doc Brown-style into the past.
5. "Back in Time" by Huey Lewis and the News
"This song is Lewis clearly doing a commissioned tailored job for his Hollywood patrons --- much like Michaelangelo or Davinci for the Medici family but cooler -- but that didn't stop Lewis from using actual elements of the plot," says Dazza.
4. "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News
Why the "Power of Love?" we ask. "Because it involves a DeLorean traveling through time," Dazza explains. "Well I'll be damned. Count me in as part of the bad girls' club (in the manliest of ways, of course). Also I'm pretty sure Huey Lewis' form of payment for these songs was a small cameo in the first part of the trilogy -- which (spoiler alert) he totally nailed it."
3. "Johnny Be Goode" as performed by Marty McFly
"When Marty plays, the song is pure unadulterated cinematic gold. Not only does he celebrate his mom banging his dad but it's a reaffirmation of his talent. If you think about it, it's the equivalent of George knocking Biff in the parking lot. If you don't like this song and also don't get the George/Biff part, you are definitively Satan," the musician proclaims.
2. Main theme of "Back to the Future" composed by Alan Silvestri
"This is a masterpiece. Not only is it unimaginable to see the movie without that famous heroic music movement every time Marty kicks ass but the whole piece has so many changes, and it's just full of adventure," Dazza advises. "If a cop ever tries to pull you over and you happen to be listening to this song, try to make a run for it. Chances are you'll make it, and the cop will end up buried in shit." We do not advise that you do this.
1. "Earth Angel" by Marvin Berry and the Starlighters
"This is the most important moment in the movie. If it wasn't for this song, Marty would have probably ended up in some paper tissue next to a 1968 Playboy magazine." Eww to that. Dazza continues: "This is the song that plays in your head when you kiss your future wife for the first time." Aww to that.
Radioboxer, Saturday, June 2, with the Butchers, the Reckless Dames, DJ Sweetswirl, and friends; costume contests and artwork on display. Green Room is located at 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Event is free; 21 and up. Doors open at 9 p.m. and stay open until 4 a.m. Visit Green Room's Facebook for more events.