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Pleaseeasaur :: Pleaseeasaur! Ready to Spectacularize!


PLEASEEASAUR It's OK if you don't get Neil Hamburger, who headlines tonight--this Seattle act will all but assault you with audiovisual fancy you really, really can't miss. More extravaganza than band, Pleaseeasaur is J.P. Hasson's very closely guided tour of his own profligate imagination, rendered with video projection, costumes (the yeti suit gets a lot of stage time), and a DAT player full of music. DNA is extracted from pop songs, commercial jingles, and sitcom themes, then deliriously recombined in numbers like "Warning: These Cobras Are Totally Cool" and "Beef Flavored Island"; it's free-range delight Hasson's trying to sell you, and yes, you will buy. The new Pleaseeasaur live disc, Action Spectacular (Imputor), is a DVD--maybe the only format that can do this stuff justice. See Critic's Choice on Hamburger. --> 10 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508, $10. --Monica Kendrick