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Bedazzled drummer on his way to Carmel

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My eyes kinda glaze over once they get to music schedules for anything happening in Carmel. I'll eat my words once the Palladium starts booking acts a bit more substantial than Neil Sedaka, but you'll forgive me for failing to point out before now that YouTube sensation Rick K and the Allnighters will perform at Carmel's Cool Creek Park Friday, July 16 at 7 p.m. ($5 adults, kids under 12 free).

If you've not heard of the group, you may have seen this video, along with about 5 million others.

I'd argue that the drummer is absolutely in the right band. Those baton corps twirls, his flailing windmill attack, elbows akimbo, his flared-nostril, mouth-breathing, kick-your-ass scowl? Perfect for a latter-day Bronson, Missouri-style stage show, mostly flash but also weirdly inventive in a kind of unhinged, decontextualized way. But the guitarists certainly look like spoilsports against his theatrics. It's right around 4:30 that he really starts to lose it, looking like Chris Farley on the cusp of stroking out.

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