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Playing Around: The Orangu-tones



This New Year's Eve is a big night. Y2K was nothing. We're talking about a whole new millennium this time around. Dancin' like it's 1999? Nope, not tonight. The Orangu-Tones are going to have you doing the Monkey like it's 1962. That's right, break out those new holiday dancin' shoes, baby, America's favorite dance band is coming to town. These five painfully white guys, as they describe themselves, will be delivering the sweet sounds of soul and the rhythms of rock 'n' roll all night at Jack Quinn's.

What the heck's the Watusi, you say? Well, baritone sax-man Kenny Davis isn't afraid to get down on the dance floor and teach you a thing or two. You'll be doing the Twist, the Shimmy, and the Boogaloo like those who grew up with the tunes jumping out of their home phonographs. These boys can play, too. Lead guitarist Mike Molnar and bassist Kurt Ohlen both performed on The Conan O'Brien Show during their stint with Ronnie Dawson. Garrett Brittenham brings his talent and energy from Denver's post-punk band Boss 302 to the stage as The Orangu-Tones' rhythm guitarist and singer. And drummer Jason Russell, well, let's just say there are those who believe he possesses the arcane knowledge of the Ninja.

If dancing's your thing, The Orangu-Tones will have you working off that Guinness all night long.

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