Opossum ReachAround is a third wave punk band from Champaign, Illinois. They formed in 1997 when leader singer Koog Dancer teamed up with Bassist Ace Remington and his little brother- thrombonist Julian Trane. They soon hired a drummer who goes only by the name of Shocker. They infuse tradition German Black Forest Oompah Band music with New Orleans funeral dirge. Their music has been compared to the Rolling Stones, the Toadies, Flogging Molly, the Toy Dolls, Liuetenant Pigeon, the Meat Puppets, .38 Special, Type O Negative, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, and the cast of Friends. They are currently on tour in Sweden. In their free time, the band enjoys Agave Wheat Ale, watching competitive curling on TV, and building custom pinewood derby cars for unfortunate children. Singles for the band include: "Three Horses and No Saddle", Jump over my Feelings", "Inside the Roof", "Fire Control Radar", "Tinfoil Hat", "New Beer at Old Settlers", "Floating on Substance Abuse", "Frankstick Lightning Rod", "Cane Toad Massacre", and "The Handyman's Bullet".
Did you see Opossum ReachAround last night at Friar Tuck's? It was like a koala bear crapped a rainbow in my brain. So awesome.
by pancreatic cancer February 09, 2010