The Elephants present the ultimate pleasure cruise for rootless concertgoers with a hankering for old-time shenanigans. Using a wealth of instruments -- banjo, tin whistle, spoons, washboard, violin, xylophone, trumpet, accordion, saxophone, mandolin, glockenspiel, and various noisemaking gizmos -- the ensemble produces a cornucopia of exotic yet familiar soundscapes. Picture Moulin Rouge meets The Wizard of Oz, Kurt Weill in a Las Vegas strip club, Cab Calloway at a bluegrass hoedown, Frank Zappa in a Hollywood musical, or Wile E. Coyote at a Gypsy wedding fete.
Anything fun on the global farm is fair game for the Japonize Elephants' theatrical gumbo. Hot sauce is included, and square dancing's required.