Pleaseeasaur :: The HUM
NORTH COAST JOURNAL
Saturday night at the 330 Club, it's the return of Pleaseeasaur , aka J.P. Hasson, performing his very theatrical one man show, something he calls, "an entertainment package." Wearing a series of costumes ranging from superhero to Abominable Snowman, he sings/raps while his assistant projects images on a makeshift set that serves as a background/changing room.
"It's like stand-up comedy set to prerecorded music," he explains. The music tends toward cheesy pop, accentuating his often-ironic dissection of American pop culture.
Opening Saturday's show, Daytime Minutes , a wild band playing music I'd describe as double-chaos, since they often utilize two Kaaos Pads, twisting and looping sounds on the fly. The members draw from several local bands with guitarist Stevo from The Routine, Charlotte , the keys player, formerly from Automatic Pink, vocalist Ryan from High School, and drummer Spencer from Brutally Handsome Gentlemen. (Nepotism alert: Yes, he is my son.) Also on the 330 bill, DJ Thanksgiving Brown , who also joins Hasson Sunday night at the Alibi, where he has a totally different show planned performing sans set as the country rapper American Sheriff .
By BOB DORAN