L.A.’s The Henry Clay People have been busy. As I write this they are presently on the road, somewhere in the Midwest, having just wrapped up their Daytrotter session in Iowa, now en route to Chicago to play the main stage at Lollapalooza.
To commemorate their first real L.A. date since their Spaceland residency last Spring, the band is going all out Friday night at the Echoplex. Without further ado, in the spirit of the ’68 Stones, Aquarium Drunkard presents the Henry Clay People’s inaugural Rock & Roll Circus. Let’s get weird. The band assures me the vibe will be the same as when Mick and the Stones first did it in ’68, but instead of bumping into, say, Yoko Ono, Brian Jones, John Lennon, Taj Mahal, or the weird dude from Jethro Tull, Friday night you can expect to see the Henry Clay People, Fol Chen, Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Marvelous Toy, Roadside Graves, Les Blanks, The Damselles, and various other surprise guests deriving sounds from instruments.
Also expect: Mimes, clowns (both good and evil), balloon animals, magicians, games/prizes, face painting, sword swallowers, fire-eaters, lions, tigers, a mild mannered baboon, d.b. cooper, the ghost of evel knievel, other shit and the merry witticisms of one aaron kyle. Guests are highly encouraged to dress up in their finest tomfoolery attire.
We’re giving away some pairs of tickets to AD readers. To land a pair, leave a comment below with your favorite performance from the Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus along with your name and email address.