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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.

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19 Responses to “AD Presents :: The Henry Clay People’s Rock & Roll Summer Circus @ The Echoplex, L.A. August 14th”

  1. […] to assure you that this is not another con or a product that over-promises and under-delivers. AD Presents :: The Henry Clay People’s Rock & Roll Summer Circus @ The Echoplex, L.A. August … – aquariumdrunkard.com 08/09/2009 Published on Saturday, August 8th, 2009 at 8:19 pm L.A.’s […]

  2. I’m a big fan of Marianne Faithful, so I’ll vote for her “Something Better.”

  3. Damn ! I was going to say Marianne too but since it’s taken already I will say Brian Jones performance in the role of “Ghost from another dimension” in that film. Especially in Salt of the Earth, when he smiles that smile of sad insanity.

    We miss you Brian !

  4. I love the Henry Clays.

  5. Taj Mahal cooked, I had to take a nap when he was finished.

  6. **No Tix please**

    But, come on people, please = => THE WHO – A Quick One While He’s Away. Keith Moon was worth the price of admission alone!

  7. I agree with Steve, The Who – no contest!

  8. yer blues takes it for me, what a line up and keif rocking the p bass, does it get more rock n roll that that? hell no!!!!

  9. The WHO

  10. I will say that i loved “A quick time while he’s away” by the who & “Parachute Woman” by the Rolling stones & lastly “Ain’t that a lot of love” by Taj Mahal. :) Hope i get he tickets. I really want to go. But if i dont get them i will still pay the $10.

  11. I hate to state the obvious AND be redundant, but come on, we all know The Who’s performance was the S%*T!!!!!!!!! But we gotta give it to the Stones too for making it all happen. So can I have two tickets?

  12. For sure The Who’s performance was the bestest. And this rock n roll circus is gonna be sooooooo amazing and a pair of free tickets would be super duper rad. Pleaasssse pick me :)

  13. For sure The Who’s performance was the bestest. And this rock n roll circus is gonna be sooooooo amazing and a pair of free tickets would be super duper rad. Pleaasssse pick me :)
    adamissuperrad@gmail.com

  14. I personally love Jethro Tull’s “A Song for Jeffrey,” the intro to that song is amazing with the flute and the funky bass… so are the instrumental sections between verses. Love it.
    On another note, I’d love to see the Henry Clay People perform, I’m bummed I can’t catch them opening for the Airborne Toxic Event this fall. MatthewAlexander@aol.com

  15. The Who – Definitely!!!

  16. All about The Guess Who!!!!!

  17. Whole Lotta Yoko by the Dirty Mac! Tickets please…!

  18. I’m jumping on the bandwagon and saying The Who too! They were ultra awesome!

    tickets please :)

  19. I have the Rock n Roll circus on DVD and my favorite, hands down, is Jumping Jack Flash!

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