Primus (Courtesy of the artists)

Everlasting Showstopper: A Very Wonka Afternoon with Primus

Performing songs from their new album Primus & The Chocolate Factory

Thursday, October 30, 2014

1:00 PM

Soundcheck celebrates Halloween with one of the most inventive and darkly comedic bands of all time: Primus. Join us for a live performance and costume contest judged by the band.

Watch a live video webcast at 1pm:

The original Primus lineup of Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Tim “Herb” Alexander is readying the release of Primus & The Chocolate Factory  a reimagining of the score to the classic 1971 Mel Stuart film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Claypool describes the new tunes as sounding like “one of the early Peter Gabriel records meets Dark Side of the Moon meets the Residents.” 

On the eve of Halloween, join Soundcheck and Primus live in The Greene Space for a special early afternoon performance of the new songs before the band takes them to the stage at the Beacon Theater for a sold-out show the following night. This intimate performance will be recorded for an upcoming Soundcheck episode.

Don't forget to come in your best Wonka-inspired costume!

Check out Les Claypool's most recent visit to the Soundcheck studio