Festivals + Events

Coney Island Rock 'n' Roll Road Show

When: Thu., Nov. 21 2013

8pm | burlesque show with a side of rock n' roll

If you like some “pretty crazy dick tricks” with your music, then you need to get yourself to the Sparrow on Thursday. The Coney Island Rock ‘n’ Roll Roadshow — a traveling troupe of musical acts, burlesque performers, and freaks — takes to the road for a few months a couple of times each year. They switch up the musical acts with each tour, and for this go-round audience members will hear the Americana bluegrass group Urban Pioneers and the hardcore rockabilly act the Jesse Ray Carter Trio. And sometimes, tour manager and self-proclaimed Weirdo Wrangler Eric Bruce says, if there’s enough time, they add a third group. “They call themselves the Bourbon Pioneers, and they’re this total jam band. They cover anyone from Johnny Cash to Motorhead,” he says. Local songstress Skye Paige will perform as well. Bruce is all about creating a memorable show for his audiences, and this tour’s already made Roadshow history. “Cut Throat [of the Cut Throat Freak Show] has these shark hooks he inserts into his eyeballs, and he lifts anvils, all kinds of stuff with them,” Bruce says. “There was this guy in the audience last night who had these huge nipple clamps — I think he was some kind of pervert. They ran the chains from Cut Throat’s eyelids to the nipple clamps and lifted these outdoor patio chairs.” Ew. —Elizabeth Pandolfi THURSDAY

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