Tonight! Viva le Vox Celebrates New CD at Respectable Street

Tonight! Viva le Vox Celebrates New CD at Respectable Street

Freaks and fans alike can brace themselves for Lake Worth

act Viva le Vox's upcoming CD-release party, a spectacle some might

refer to as a "hillbilly zombie circus." Freaks aside, the band is a

local work of art worth checking out if you want to feel scared and

uncomfortable yet longing for more once the show ends.


Viva le Vox puts on a Vaudeville-esque horror show, producing a sound

similar to gravelly swamp rock mixed with a stage presence that'll

leave you asking, "Did he really just spit in his bandmate's eye?" At

first glance, the quartet resembles a traveling carnival troupe of

zombies ungracefully strumming spoons down a washboard or dry-humping an

upright bass. Beyond the ghoulish appearance and outward acts of

self-aggression is a band with soul, passion, and the amazing ability to

connect with a crowd -- even if that crowd is stunned. Lead singer Tony

Bones

belting out ghastly, energetic songs like "Better Off Dead" and "Down

at the Laundromat" is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

The new CD, Wayward Ones, compiles several songs that did not make the group's Desperation Alley release, as well as a few live tracks from a show played in Erie, Pennsylvania. As an added bonus, the ticket price includes a copy of the CD, and they're giving away free cupcakes. Recommendation: Eat the cupcakes before the band performs.

-- Ashley Pearson

Viva le Vox, with the Royal Tinfoil and Everymen. 9 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $10. Call 561-832-9999, or click here.


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