Who’s Bad? and Shockadelica @ The Jefferson

Posted on February 24, 2011 by


Get ready, Cville, cuz tonight is not going to be an ordinary Thursday night. Why? Because Prince and MJ are in town, of course! Well, not really, but their popalicious music will be!

Thursday, February 24th, The Jefferson Theater presents two radical cover bands for a night of pop idolatry, Shockadelica and Who’s Bad.

The Ultra Violet Ballet returns as Shockadelica, a Prince cover band, and will be performing Prince’s hits from 1979-1990. Shockadelica consists of Jesse DelGizzi on guitar and synth, Dan Piepenbring on drums, Matt Kauper on bass, and Galen Curry on lead vocals.

“Recently, in a push for more effective distribution methods, they signed on for a single show with “Who’s Bad?” which was canceled due to power outages. Contractually obligated Shockadelica wept for days in their Lexus, but has since rallied and is ready to deliver choice musical morsels for your discerning ear.” – Shockadelica


Who’s Bad, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band is ready to prove to you that MJ will live on forever through is music. Who’s Bad, a seven man band, was founded in 2004 in nearby Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Since their humble beginnings, the band has played over 700 shows across the U.S. and around the world, thus their boisterous title of “THE Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band.” What makes them so legitimately, ultimately re-live the King of Pop? Well, “their live performance is a jaw-dropping musical extravaganza that pulls from 3 ½ hours of Michael Jackson’s catalogue and spans four decades of Michael Jackson’s extraordinary music career.” And furthermore, they’re all about the infamous MJ jackets and gloves, dance moves, and all the intricate details of the King of Pop’s music and persona.

“{Who’s Bad} must demonstrate a commitment to the unforgettable musical legacy the King of Pop left us.”


Don’t fret, P.Y.T., it’s time for some Purple Rain.


What: Shockadelica and Who’s Bad?
Where: The Jefferson Theater
When: Thursday, February 24th, doors at 7 PM
Price: $15 advance, $17 day of show

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