- Josher Lumpkin
This Friday, Dayton musician Andy Gabbard, best known as the guitarist in Buffalo Killers, will be putting on a holiday spectacular unlike any other show in town. In support of his brand new X-MAS EEEPEE, Gabbard will be hosting Andy’s Holiday Special at Yellow Cab Tavern.
According to Gabbard, show-goers can expect “extra special solo sets from three local artists and a DJ, and I'm assuming some holiday cheer peppered in here and there.”
Andy Gabbard’s Holiday Special will feature musicians performing as Christmas icons Santa, Jesus, Krampus, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
Musician Randy Cornett of Dayton band Roley Yuma will be kicking off the show. Cornett is taking on the role of half-goat, half-demon Krampus, who in contrast to Santa, punishes children who have misbehaved.
Luke Tandy, who owns Dayton’s newest record store, Skeleton Dust Records, will be DJing a set under the name DJ Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
“He's my favorite DJ of all-time. He's super creative and has very good taste in music,” Gabbard says.
Andy Gabbard, who says he “may or may not actually perform in a Santa suit” plans to perform some classic holiday songs as well as some originals from X-MAS EEEPEE.
“I really enjoy Christmas albums made by some of my favorite artists like Beach Boys and NRBQ,” explains Gabbard. “For X-MAS EEEPEE, I just used songs I was working on at the time and wrote X-mas themed lyrics for them. I added sleigh bells. I'm happy with how they turned out.”
Promoter David Obenour, who organized the show, expressed his excitement about the event. “We couldn’t be happier with this lineup. It’s eclectic but not too far reaching,” he says. “There’s going to be costumes, there’s going to be performance art, it’s definitely going to be a different kind of Holiday special.”
WANT TO GO?
What: Andy Gabbard’s Holiday Special featuring Tyler Randall, Randy Cornett, and Luke Tandy
Where: Yellow Cab Bldg., 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton
When: 8 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017
Cost: $5 at the door
Artist info: www.facebook.com/andygabbardmusic