Gil Mantera's Party Dream
Ultimate Donny, the frontman half of Gil Mantera's Party Dream, won't promise
the band will perform "Brave New Christmas." But he says it's possible, and adds the new-wave revivalists -- they were doing it before all those other
cats -- will play at least two new electro-rock workouts. Also working out new material will be Grand Buffet, the slept-on alt-rap duo who never perform the same set twice. Co-frontman Lord Grunge says -- with a 50-50 split of irony and sincerity -- the new GB disc will be "a combination of ICP's The Wraith
and Rush's 2112
." Go to clevescene.com/blogs
for exclusive updates and interviews with both bands.