Bongo Boy Rock N'Roll TV Show - 'Howling Halloween EP1093'
Just in time for the full moon, The Bongo Boy Rock N' Roll TV Show unveils the latest episode in their Rock N' Roll TV Show series, "Howling Halloween.” Featuring indie videos from around the world, this show is filled with talented independent international recording artists, videographers and film makers who will entertain, captivate, spook, thrill, scare and satisfy you with a musical Halloween experience like no other.
The show kicks off with the fun and lovable video “Halloween Song” by Chicago native, Sarantos. “Halloween Song” kick starts the party with every inch of what we love about Halloween. There’s trick-or-treating, spooky campfire stories, costumes, and smashing pumpkins. To my surprise, we are treated to an animated homage to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a throw-back to Pac-Man with munching pumpkin heads! It opens with your average kid playing a Halloween video game that fights off neighborhood zombies, vampires, ghosts and green grabbing goblins for the kids on the block who are hilariously oblivious to the haunting around them. The chorus is a catchy treat that has a jukebox fifties feel to it, “Halloween song, time to listen to Thriller, have dinner with a killer, celebrate superstition, and honor the tradition!”
Up next, is CHARACULA’s “Mummy Dance.” This artistic video, directed by Martin Julian, combines graphic elements of Egyptian mummy folklore with a black haired, pale skin, foxy female vixen. The treats are beautiful Egyptian clad dancers and an Elmira-like Goddess who sings “There’s a sweet ol’ Pharaoh, he won’t leave me alone. He bugs me night and day from the catacombs.” The tricks are a large gruesome (but apparently very tasty to the tongue) tarantula spider, golden snakes, mummies and more. This music track has a middle-eastern edge with screaming guitar solos and soprano, pop-punk vocals.
Zombies are a popular theme this year as seen with the hit television series “The Walking Dead” and Bongo Boy TV delivers plenty of good zombie clips to whet your appetite for the dead. Michael Resin, from Switzerland, delivers a short film that zombie fans will delight in. This film feels like full feature movie: it has the suspense of an action-adventure thriller with scary gang and religious overtones. Opening with a phone call from a lover who sounds distressed, “Please meet me…I have a surprise for you,” we know that something is amiss. The track moves into a dark forest. It is spooky, dark, and suspenseful. Our lead character runs to the rescue only to be captured, poisoned and...(You'll have to watch to find out). Resin delivers musically too with a large cinematic and theatrical soundtrack, stun-gun electronica and emotive vocals that croon about being deceived.
As an interlude, the promo teaser “Camera” featuring Francois Sagat by VERONIKA and directed by Yevgeniy Timokhin is beyond sexy and mesmerizing. With a pop-electronica sensibility and whispering vocals, you will be seduced. And what would Halloween be without a crime mystery? And how about featuring a woman warrior as the murderer? That’s exactly what Philadelphia’s Frankie Storm delivers with my favorite song in the show “Shooter.” The video is directed by Shannon Muir who pulls of a Mad Max Fury Road vibe. Storm portrays a gorgeous, bad-ass woman with a gun slung on her back and a cigar hanging from her lips– she’s taking justice into her own hands. We don’t know if the victims did her wrong or who the bad guys are and we don’t care because we love her attitude. Storm has amazing vocal chops, with a smooth pop/R&B edge which are complimented by great music production. So get your Halloween gun out and put your dance shoes on because you’ll be grooving to this one.
Another Swiss native, Nick Le Juge gives us “Dancing on My Grave” in which an electric chair execution takes place in a motorcycle club. It’s not for the faint-of-heart, but it will thrill horror fans. This instrumental performance has a driving and distorted metal edge with high-energy. From New Jersey, the Accelerators closes out the night with the punk-rock number “Sex in the Cemetery” about a woman who tries to seduce a nerdy guy into a haunted graveyard. The band performs live on stage with solid song-writing and musicianship as the camera flips back and forth to the graveyard lovers.
Perfect for any Halloween party or gathering of friends on Hallows Eve, don’t miss this Bongo Boy TV episode which airs on all 60+ channels in the Bongo Boy TV Network of broadcast from Mid-October till November 5th. There is also a broadcast rotation in New York on Friday, October 28th at 8:30 p.m. in Manhattan and on November 5th at 5:00 p.m. in all five boroughs of New York City. For a complete broadcast schedule, please visit http://www.bongoboytv.com
The Bongo Boy Rock N’ Roll TV Show is produced by Grammy members Gar Francis and Monique Grimme and is fully funded by sponsorships from all the indie musicians and their affiliations in each episode and Bongo Boy Records. Bongo Boy TV produces and distributes the Bongo Boy Rock N’ Roll TV Show, which puts the spotlight on independent artists and their music videos worldwide. All TV episodes are available on their online channel: http://vimeo.com/bongoboy.