Mayhem Performing Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual w/Dez Dickerson, sElf / Matt Mahaffey, Rob Crowell of Deer Tick, Joy Shaw, Trisha Brantley, Dan Sommers, Larissa Maestro, Jordan Caress, Jerry Pentecost.
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …
An album in an elite class with the likes of Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction, Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks, Pearl Jam’s Ten and The Cars’ The Cars, Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 introduction She’s So Unusual is one of those rarified star-making debuts that reveals a fully formed artist right out of the gate. Brimming with quirk, bohemian identity and boisterous moxie, and boasting such FM staples as the indelible anthem “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” the definitive version of The Brains’ “Money Changes Everything,” the once-controversial ode to autoeroticism “She Bop” and the touching “Time After Time,” the album is a landmark New Wave long player and a timeless tribute to the MTV era. Tonight, local album-covering ensemble Mayhem makes Unusual its 10th album to take to the stage. As always, local super-drummer Jerry Pentecost and his wrecking crew will re-create the album with a host of guests including Dez Dickerson (Prince and the Revolution), Matt Mahaffey (Self) and Deer Tick’s Robbie Crowell, to name a few. Ponychase frontwoman (and one of Music City’s finest vocalists) Jordan Caress will handle vocal duties.