Frankenstein meets Dracula. Elton John meets Billy Joel. Alien meets Predator. Parliament meets Funkadelic. Godzilla meets Rodan. Hulk meets Wolverine. Beatles meet Stones. Mothra meets Ghidrah. Paper meets Plastic.
You get the idea. These are epic clashes of the titans. Now there is another classic pairing to add to the list:
Opposite Box meets The Bath Salt Zombies.
Actually, they already met, last year. And because each band admired the twisted, demented qualities of the other, they knew that a tour must be in the offing.
It has arrived. Opposite Box, the superb band from Chattanooga, is venturing to Florida for five nights of magical insanity with the aforementioned Bath Salt Zombies. And BSZ will return the favor in Chattanooga on their huge tour starting Saturday.
Words are inadequate to describe either band, so enjoy video evidence. MusicFestNews did recently run a feature on Opposite Box with a review of their new album of Belligerent Jungle Funk titled Make a Jungle Noise Here.
Opposite Box will play live on In the Groove, the jamband show on WMNF 88.5 in Tampa next Tuesday starting at 10 PM. You can listen live or online at wmnf.org. Also, the show and performance will be archived for a week, so you can listen anytime. [Go online, click Programming, How to Listen, schedule, and find In the Groove!]
Photographs by kind permission of Arielle D’Ornellas, Matt Hillman and David Lee / Gypsyshooter.
OPPOSITE BOX LIVE RADIO PERFORMANCE
Feb 16 In the Groove 88.5 Performance Tampa, FL
OPPOSITE BOX & THE BATH SALT ZOMBIES
Feb 17 Gator Club Sarasota, FL
Feb 18 Dunedin Brewery Dunedin, FL
Feb 19 Just 1 More Pub Melbourne, FL w/ Oranga Tanga
Feb 20 Beachside Tavern New Smyrna Beach, FL
Feb 21 1904 Music Hall Jacksonville, FL w/ LAVA
Apr 08 JJ’s Bohemia Chattanooga, TN
Feb 22 Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA w/ Fuiste
Mar 16 Rocky’s Bowling Green, KY
Apr 02 Scruffy City Hall Knoxville, TN
Apr 09 Green Bar Tuscaloosa, AL
Apr 16 Steampunk Expo and Gothic Con Chattanooga, TN
Apr 29 Marlin’s Hattiesburg, MS
Sep 15 Pink Moon Festival 8 Rock Camp, WV
THE BATH SALT ZOMBIES FLORIDA TOUR
Feb 13 Pi on Broadway Ocala
Feb 24 Main Street Station Daytona Beach
Feb 26 Brass Mug Tampa w/ Harmonica Man and The Sawgrass Band, Fall On Purpose, Trenchfoot Shindig, Electric Powered Windmills
Feb 27 Mardi Gras Sports Bar Saint Augustine
Mar 05 Hidden Treasure Raw Bar And Grill Flagler Beach
Mar 17 Café DaVinci Deland St. Paddy’s Day!
Mar 18 Franks Place Ormond By The Sea Ormond Beach
Mar 19 The Amsterdam Saint Petersburg w/ Twisty Chris & the Puddin’ Packs, Funeral Dazies and Buck-o-Weens
Mar 24 Main Street Station Daytona Beach w/ Harum Scarum & Gus Gus
Mar 26 The Ale & the Witch Saint Petersburg
Apr 01 Kilted Mermaid Vero Beach
THE BATH SALT ZOMBIES SPRING NATIONAL TOUR
(with more dates TBA)
Apr 29 O’Marro’s Public House Oshkosh, WI w/ Madpolecats
Apr 30 Hijynx Fort Atkinson, WI w/ Madpolecats
May 06 Hot Rods and Harleys Sports Bar & Grill Greenville, OH
May 12 Tipsy McSway’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill Brunswick, GA
May 13 Ka’Tiki – FRIDAY THE 13TH SHOW! Treasure Island, FL
May 19 BSZ presents Cirque Du Zombé at Orange Blossom Jamboree Brooksville, FL