Claypool's Jam Band Spinal Tap Coming To DVD


02/13/2008
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(PR) Metal had This Is Spinal Tap, folk had A Mighty Wind, and now Jam Bands have National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo. Taking an endearing and twisted look at the Jam Band scene, the film directorial and acting debut of Primus frontman Les Claypool has screened at festivals and in selected theaters, and will be released on DVD via National Lampoon on March 18, 2008, simultaneously with its soundtrack album.

National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo (Hip-O/UMe/BAIT/National Lampoon) features the only known studio recordings of Electric Apricot, a band with no limits, no fear, and no clue--their anthem "Hey Are You Going To Burning Man?," "Backroads Of My Mind," "Uncle Pete's Party" and "Sugar Train Blues"--plus their epic live 19-minute "Yog Sagoff," recorded in May 2005 in Mill Valley, CA.

Also heard on Quest For Festeroo are the jam gems "Shady Grove" from Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia and David Grisman from 1996's Shady Grove album, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead, RatDog) with "Playing In The Band" from 1972's Ace, Gov't Mule led by Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band) with "Time To Confess" from 2002's The Deep End Volume 2, Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde with his electronic music masterpiece "Calling All Sand Worms," Michael Franti & Spearhead with "Everybody Ona Move" from 2006's Yell Fire!, the classic "Fishing Blues" from Henry Thomas, and Stiff Dead Cat with a rockin' tribute to the Dead with their rendition of "Dire Wolf" from 2003's Snake Oil.

National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot follows a young UCLA filmmaker yearning to make a music documentary that would redefine the genre. He finds Electric Apricot: drummer-singer Lapland "Lapdog" Miclovik (played by Claypool), singer-guitarist Steve "Gordo" Gordon, keyboardist-singer Herschel Tambor Brillstein, and bassist-singer Steve "Aiwass" Trouzdale. The mockumentary then follows the band as they record their first album and head for the Holy Grail of music festivals, Festeroo. Claypool embarks on his own two-month cross-country tour on February 14th.

Tour Dates: Date/ City/ Venue

February

February 29 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre

March

March 1 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
March 3 Nashville, TN City Hall
March 4 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
March 6 Big Cypress, FL Langerado
March 8 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
March 10 Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge
March 11 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
March 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
March 14 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
March 15 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
March 16 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
March 18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
March 20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
March 21 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club
March 22 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
March 25 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
March 27 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
March 28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
March 29 Austin, TX Stubb's BBQ

April

April 1 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
April 2 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
April 4 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
April 5 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

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