By now you’ve heard of Pizza Underground, that kid from Home Alone’s Velvet Underground cover band. Well, move over, Macaulay; there’s a new foodie parody band in town. And sorry – but their pun game is far more on point.
Mac Sabbath is a riddle wrapped in an enigma inside… well, inside a Big Mac bun. Sure, they’re a Black Sabbath parody/cover band that focuses their creative efforts on rewriting Ozzie’s best hits with a focus on America’s favorite hate-to-love fast food chain, so the obvious question is “what the hell possessed them to do that?” The second question is “who are these people?” All the members of Mac Sabbath are, evidently, members of LA’s metal scene, but they’re maintaining complete anonymity underneath these wild McDonald’s-themed costumes. Some theorized that Mac Sabbath’s lead singer – known only as Ronald Osbourne – is actually the band’s manager: Mike Odd, of Rosemary’s Billygoat. There’s photographic evidence to the contrary, and Odd continually references “disturbances in the space-time continuum” as part of Mac Sabbath’s origin story… so he’s not talking.
With all this wackiness, you might think that this band is all gimmick. In that case, check out “Pair-a-buns,” Mac Sabbath’s parody of “Paranoid”:
Pretty sick, no? You can catch Ronald Osbourne, Grimalice, Catburglar, and Slayer Mac Cheese at the Chameleon Club tonight. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Mac Sabbath hits the stage at about 9 p.m., and tickets are $12.
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