Rick K. & The Allnighters

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I never thought I’d say this, but I envy the folks in Keshena, Wisconsin right now. Not because I have any great burning desire to escape the big city for the simple life of a podunk small town that’s frozen tundra nine months of the year and a mosquito-infested armpit the other three. No, I envy the cheese-eating yokels of Keshena because starting tomorrow night, for three amazing nights, they are going to get treated to the awesome rock ‘n’ sequins spectacle that is Rick K. & The Allnighters—American’s Most Exciting Show Band!

Now let’s face it: cheesy cover bands are as American as deep-fried Twinkies, and about half as cheap. And Rick K and his little band of classic-song-murdering stage bandits are about as cheesy as they come. So why, you may ask, are we gracing them with a place in our hallowed shrine to Weird Bands? One reason and one reason only: they have a drummer named Steve Moore, and the guy is a fucking madman.

If Steve were poundng the skins in say, Iron Maiden, he’d actually fit right in, and we’d just be all, “You totally crushed it, dude” and move on. But because he’s in this cheesy…no, let’s be honest here…fucking terrible “show band,” he sticks out like Keith Moon at my Aunt Trudy’s needlepoint club. Someone please rescue this man, shave his head, give him some tatts and a sleeveless Motorhead tee and at least find him a nice ’80s metal cover band to bash away in. Right now, it’s like watching a Rottweiler at the chihauhua kennel.

By the way, those June 3-5 shows in Keshena will be at the Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel. After that RK&tAN will be truckin’ on to Hinckley, Minnesota; Carmel, Indiana; and West Milford, West Virginia. Fucking L.A….we never get the good shows.



10 thoughts on “Rick K. & The Allnighters

  1. charles white

    A full time Rock and Roll cover band that is still working and killing it today. The you tube video has over 50 million hits.

  2. James Grandmont

    Good time show band. Actually, Moore is a very tasty drummer and despite his over the top show, if you really listen, he’s very well rehearsed and his drumming is excellent, musical and dynamic. The band is very tight and well-rehearsed as well.
    Kudos to them for having a gimmick but still showing taste in the tunes they’re selling.

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  5. Charles

    How dare you compare him to playing in bands like Iron Maiden or to Keith Moon or Motorhead for that matter. Energy the guy has but no one mentioned in the above article was/is like that when playing…I am shamed that you put that guy/band in that category. I get tired of seeing this pop up every damn where. People wonder why the music business is like it is today…cause of CRAP like this, that gets pushed out…SMH

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