Thursday, April 25, 2013

Evangelina and the Boys: Hold the pepperoni, bring the rock at Extreme Pizza

You say it's weird to have a show at a joint like Extreme Pizza on Wilmington's recently revived Lower Market Street area (or LOMA for short). 

You say it would be odd to be munching on one of Extreme's signature pizzas, which go by names like Peace In The Middle East, Mr. Pestato Head, Pandora's Box or Poultry Geist, while taking in a set of sultry tunes merging alt-pop with a variety of other sounds by Evangelina and the Boys.

Evangelina has a new side band, and they're called The Boys.
You say a pub-type place, like Dead Presidents or the Del Rose Cafe, is more appropriate for that sort of thing.

Well maybe you weren't around Newark in the mid-1990s, when Jam'n & Java was one of THE spots to catch live music.

Or maybe you forgot about one of the most amazing moments in music video history, a moment so amazing that whenever I see it again, I still can't believe it.

And, if you don't have a kid, you probably never saw "Lemonade Mouth," and in that case you never saw the scene where Dante's Pizzeria is the only place that will let the banned kids' band play. True, the pizza place show got a bit out of hand, but still:

But Extreme Pizza has become a sneaky cool place to catch a show, and it's not quite like Dante's or Al's restaurant on "Happy Days." It's a swank, relaxing, low-lit establishment where the typical Wilmington Yuppie douche faction is surprisingly non-existent.

Evangelina and the Boys perform at Extreme Pizza, 201 N. Market St., Wilmington, on Friday April 26. Singer song-writer Chad Michael Jervis opens at 8 p.m. Best part: It's free. Visit Extreme Pizza's website for more info.

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