After the A.K. from the week before on Monday June 15th, we enjoyed a truly festive Anti-Karaoke free of violent incidents. Though there were various referencies to the unpleasant events of the previous week, the atmosphere couldn't have been better throughout the entire evening.
A great beginning with Rachel, who gave us a very theatrical beginning in the first moments of the show. Wearing a sixties-style wig and a very groovy outfit, she sang Secret Agent Man while gliding across the stage in a disturbing manner as the spotlight followed her.
A funny moment occurred as the song ended, when she addressed the audience for the first time that evening. How is everybody?" said Rachel."Boy, what a week we've had!, referring to the controversy that unfolded on the Internet after last Monday's incident.
One of the big surprises of the night was the return of Killer Queen, a veteran performer of Anti-Karaoke who in the past performed often in the Barcelona show. Now she does the same in Madrid, where she resides today.
Killer Queen offered us one of the best interpretaciones of Iron Maiden's The Number Of The Beast that I've heard in months.
There were many new faces in this A.K.
Shortly after the show began, a girl named Elena did a fiery interpretation of AC/DC0s Highway To Hell.
Marsha, another debutante in the show, did not, let's say, offer the most energetic or exciting version of Nirvana's Come As You Are, but it was her first time, so let's hope she does better in the future.
Barbarah finally returned, debuting a new song in the repertoire -- System Of A Down's B.Y.O.B. -- and, as is characteristic of her, , destroyed with a truly incredible performance.
Without a doubt, she is one of the great stars of Anti-Karaoke,
And continuing the theme of stars, La Sevillanita was also spectacular with her brilliant interpretation of Donna Summer's Bad Girls.
During these few minutes, this woman transformed A.K. into the legendary Studio 54 of New York and sweetened the evening with her magnificent voice.
Elizabeth debuted in the show with one of the most kitschy songs from the repertoire, Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.
Ivanderfreak interpreted "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen.
Lady Mouth offered attitude and dirtiness with a great version of The Stooges' I Wanna Be Your Dog, which culimated when she let herself fall into the audience and was carried over their heads on a sea of arms.
A very fun debut in A.K. by a guy who went by the name Carlitos. His version of The Cranberries' Zombie was so frought with nervous moments that Rachel appeared onstage in the middle of the song and gave him to a shot of Jack Daniels.
But Carlitos never gave in, and with the help of the people in the first row, was able to get to the end of the song. Don't miss the video; it's truly hilarious.
Sarduster, one of the cock-rockers par excellence of Anti-Karaoke, paraded his arrogance and charisma onstage with an enormous Smoke On The Water that the entire club ended up singing.
Much less exciting was the performance of Mika & Tomiuslav, debutantes in A.K. who achieved the unimaginable: making Michael Jackson's Beat It sound boring!
As sometimes happens in the show (albeit less and less often), this couple confused A.K. with the typical crappy karaoke bar and bored the public stiff with a tedious interpretation of this celebrated hit by Wacko Jacko.
In the first half of the show, Rachel appeared with an outfit covered with Christmas tree decorations. After explaining that she'd tried to find the outfit that would make her look more like a jackass than usual, she interpreted Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles.
El Artista Anteriormenete Conocido Como Enrique, a big fan of impossible goals, surprised everyone once again.
In his previous antikaraokian appearance, he did an absolutely visceral version of Total Eclipse Of The Heart. This time he did it again, with GNR's Sweet Child OMine, and was one of the big winners of the night.
Speaking of Guns, Lord Vader couldn't have interpreted Its So Easy with more attitude. A great, great performance.
Blimunda also remembered the Gunners with Live and Let Die, the Wings song that Axl decided to include in Use Your Illusion.
And yet we could hear even more Guns NRoses that night. El Pirata del Caribe dared with Welcome To The Jungle and truthfully, he did a great job.
To introduce the Vegas moment of the night, Rachel made a reference to an idiot that had called her bitch on Facebook.
This was her response: Call me a bitch, call me a whore, but above alll... call me. She then sang New York, New York.
Amazing performance by Kenta with an absolutely thunderous Bulls On Parade by R.A.T.M.
The couple that sang Beat It should take notes from this man, and demonstrate the next time they sing in A.K. that they don't have freaking horchata in their veins!
Someone definitely not guilty languid performances is the great Albert The Undertaker.
Once again, The Undertaker reigned supreme with a Run To The Hills by Iron Maiden that was authentic craziness. To define the performances of The Undertaker as high energy would be an understatement.
One week after the violent number of Syd Barretina that culminated with his expulsion from the club, Rachel decided to parody this strange incident. As the beginning guitar riffs of Judas Priest's Hell Bent For Leather sounded, we heard over the P.A.: Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for Syd Barretina!, and Rachel appeared onstage with a 100% "barretinesque" look: black leather pants and jacket, black shades, police hat...
Shouting Im back!!! she gave a chaotic performance of Whole Lotta Rosie, the song that Syd had sang the previous week. Then, just as it happened then, during the musical break, Rachel went crazy, threw everything that was on the costume table to the floor, and the same security guard who had expelled Syd did the same with Rachel. Hilarious.
The next person onstage immediately after the controversial number was Prades, who was presented as his alter-ego of "Execrable Freak" and sang a song that was very appropriate to everything that had happened that week in A.K.: Antisocial.
Gerard claimed the best of Springsteen, Born To Run, with an excellent interpretation of this great anthem.
Among the most crushing performances of the evening, one must include that of Rocko, who moved us all with the most beautiful and passionate Under Pressure that we've heard in a long time.
Brilliant, as always.
Solo and Laia interpreted with much class The Police's celebrated super-hit of the 80s, Roxanne.
And from 80s pop to devastating 90s metal with a Sad But True by Metallica that Iván finessed in another of the climactic moments of the evening.
Kapy interpreted the epic The Show Must Go On by Queen.
Samurai Xavi and Mr. Eddie Harris rocked hard with the great anthem of Twisted Fuckin Sister, I Wanna Rock.
Muy grande the performance of Lithium by El Idolo de Argentina and Barbarah.
In the home stretch of an incredibly exciting evening, Vato poured out his soul with Bohemian Rhapsody, which the packed house of over 300 people chorused together.
Rachel did a furious version of Killing In The Name by R.A.T.M...
...followed by Fabri, with another one of his guttural exhibitions from hell.
The chosen song?, Pantera's Cowboys From Hell, of course!
And Kids In America put the finishing touches on another great rock-n-roll orgy.
See you next Monday at the Apolo Club in Barcelona, or Wednesday June 24th at El Sol Club in Madrid!
More fotos from June 15th! (Marco Quiroga Marazzato)
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