2018-08-29T03:45:01Z 2018-08-29T03:45:01Z

TWRP (Tupper Ware Remix Party) performing at the ACL Live Moody Theater in Austin, Texas

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TWRP (Tupper Ware Remix Party) performing at the ACL Live Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on August 14, 2018, with Doctor Sung, Lord Phobos, Havve Hogan, and Commander Meouch.
Although they're based in Toronto, Canada, '80s-inspired synth rock/electro funk outfit TWRP ("Tupper Ware Remix Party") transcend time and space. Known for their wild live shows and unpretentious party music, TWRP was created by frontman, vocalist, and keytar wielder Doctor Sung, who was born around the time of the Big Bang.

The 69th degree black belt recruited the group's second member, robot drummer Havve Hogan, sometime during the Mesozoic Era. The pair would not fully flesh out the band until much later, when the lion-headed, intergalactic, funk-smuggling humanoid Commander Meouch joined as TWRP's bassist and the fourth and final member, rocketeering Lord Phobos, filled the guitarist slot. Together, the four spandex-clad time-and-space travelers made their debut in 2011 with the "Lazerhorse" single, a combination of melodic chiptune and '80s hair metal. The following year, TWRP unveiled their first funky EP, The Device, which saw the quartet develop their sound in the direction of a Discovery-era Daft Punk cover band.

A pair of EPs arrived in 2015. 2nite featured appearances by Skratch Bastid and Ninja Sex Party, an American duo who would become frequent collaborators with TWRP. Another NSP track was included on 2015's other EP, Believe in Your Dreams, which also featured White Hot Guilt. TWRP's first extended collaboration with NSP was released in 2016. The Under the Covers EP included their interpretations of '80s classics from a-ha, Tears for Fears, Van Halen, Michael Jackson, and others, with TWRP serving as the duo's backing band. TWRP released their fourth EP that year as well. Guardians of the Zone included "Rock n Roll Best Friends" and an updated version of The Device's "The No Pants Dance" that added NSP to the mix. In early 2017, their fifth effort arrived. Ladyworld debuted at number five on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. (Source: AllMusic)
The wild fan-base didn't hold back in their excitement when TWRP took the stage. The mood was definitely that of a good time as TWRP started off their set with "Celebrate Good Times". Their performance was definitely enhanced by the elaborate costumes and flashy stage lights. They dedicated this first song "to all the sweaty ladies out there", as well as every song after that, all the way up to the last which they proclaimed as "song number sixty-nine". "It's amazing that out of the infinite places in the infinite universes, we are here, as one, sweating together," Doctor Sung spoke heartfelt appreciation through his enormous orange cone-looking headpiece, radiating love throughout the room.

Setlist for the show at the ACL Live Moody Theater
  • Head up High
  • Synthesize Her
  • Rock n Roll Best Friends
  • Celebration
  • Atomic Karate
  • Body Image
  • Strike a Pose
  • Pets
  • Life Party
  • Japanquest
  • Take Care of U
  • Tactile Sensation
  • Pale Blue Dot
  • The Hit

TWRP shared the stage with Ninja Sex Party and Planet Booty at the ACL Live Moody Theater. The band continues across the United States with the last stop at the Myth Live in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 19, 2018.

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