The Final Obsession Celebrates Its DVD Release at The Parlour

Final Obsession  Photo Credit: Adam  Theroux

Final Obsession
Photo Credit: Adam Theroux

What’s the perfect way for a film to ring in its glorious transition to DVD? With live music, of course! That’s what was on tap at The Parlour on North Main in Providence last Saturday. Local musician and comedy whiz Adam Theroux (who you might know as Hank Sinatra Jr. ) recently directed a thrilling suspense film called The Final Obsession and a bunch of The Creative Capital’s finest gathered to celebrate the film’s DVD release. Singer-songwriter Dan White (who also acted in the film), indie fuzz fiends Six Star General, Theroux’s revival of his music project Bi Anal Ham Sandwich and hair metal maniacs Teazer put on a rocking array of riffs and laughs. As the saying goes, if you weren’t here then you weren’t anywhere.

Igniting the festivities with an acoustic guitar and keyboard, Theroux as Bi Anal Ham Sandwich took the stage with heavy doses of hilarity. Spelled wrong but on point, “Hyroglyphics” had Theroux singing about creating drawings of himself in his own image and how cool they’d be. An homage to an essential appliance, “Extension Cord” gave a long neglected outlet some love. Rick-rolling the crowd with a keyboard rendition of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” as a whistling take on No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” had everyone chuckling. He ending his performance with a request from the crowd, “Girl With Pink Eyes.”

With an elegant backwoods style, Dan White went up with an acoustic of his own for a soothing array of tunes. White has a booming and soulful voice that comes straight from the heart; it took over the room and it grabbed everyone’s undivided attention. A mix of songs telling stories of evading outlaws, heartbreak and self-doubt made for a magnificent set. It was really good to see White back playing again after a little hiatus. Make sure to catch him next time he plays in your neighborhood.

Straight out of Warren is a band very much loved by a certain columnist who writes for Motif — Six Star General got highly amplified. Old school punk in the vein of Husker Du and Built To Spill resonated throughout The Parlour with thunderous authority. The trio of Mark “Slick” MacDougall on bass, Kyle Jackson on guitar and Daniel Ulmschneider on drums kicked total musical ass. Slick’s bass has that raw, fuzzy tone you have to fall in love with. Jackson nailed the solos on his red hot rod fashioned guitar with precision. Ulmschneider proved he’s one of the most underrated drummers in The Ocean State by how powerful he is with his sticks. Six Star General should be putting out something new in the near future; keep track of MacDougall’s label 75orLess Records at 75orLess.com

Finishing the night off was a band that’s always a treat to see live. One of the best metal bands in Rhode Island, Teazer have a distinct habit of bringing the house down and on Saturday, they brought an epic amount of scorching guitar riffs and sheer, unadulterated intensity. There are few quartets as talented as Ray Manzera on guitar, Bobbi Deluca on bass, Bobbi’s brother Scotti “The Hammer” Deluca on drums and frontman Denny Palmari. These guys always bring the goods on stage, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden fans take notice. You’re guaranteed to have a good time when Teazer is playing, so go out and see them live to get rocked.

Overall, a very fun night. Fantastic music all around and for something equally fantastic, get a DVD copy of The Final Obsession. It features a few local celebrities showing their acting chops and it’s bound to send chills up your spine. Also, head over to The Parlour if you haven’t yet. They have something happening every night, and they have all the whiskey and beer you can ask for along with some fantastic food.

Order Your Copy Of The Final Obsession Here: http://thefinalobsession.weebly.com

The Parlour’s Website: http://theparlourri.com

Bi Anal Ham Sandwich On Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Bi+Anal+Ham+Sandwich

Six Star General’s Website: http://sixstargeneral.com

Teazer on BandCamp: https://teazerrocksyourfaceri.bandcamp.com

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