Yello, Rubix Kube! I know that you probably already know about them and have seen them over 5 times at The Canal Room on Saturday Nights, but the 80’s cover band is Crackalackin’ bigger than Star Wars. If you haven’t checked them out and have any love for Debbie Gibson or Eddie Money then clear your Saturdays. The covers are so perfect there is no reason to bootleg this on your walkman, and you’ll only find a more entertaining show if you get your Delorean up to 88 mph (not the recommended driving speed on West Broadway).
The look of the band is spot on, and every girl wishes they could be the female lead singer, Cherie Martorana, with her ribboned big hair and day glow party dress. There were more costume changes than a Lady Gaga concert and their outfit accuracy can only be duplicated at a St. Vincent DePaul, in that dickweed town that tried to outlaw dancing. The combo male and female vocals gives the band the flexibility to cover any 80s hit, and the rest of the band have not only mastered their instruments, including the keytar, but the 80s rock star style.
I was a little concerned that the opening DJ was playing all my favorite excess era tracks like, Genesis and New Order, before the band came on stage around 11:30, but the self proclaimed, “Ultimate 80s Tribute Band,” found some jams I had forgotten about like, “I Think Were Alone Now” and “99 Red Balloons.” The Madonna hits threw the crowd into a ruckus and Toto’s “Africa” was the shiz nitz.
The Canal Room is a great venue, but be sure to get your tickets online to skip the wait. The raised VIP section in the back may be the best seat in the house for those who don’t want to get smacked in the face with side pony tails and red bull vodkas spilled on their Reeboks. Pro Tip: Get your drinks at the service bar near the entrance to the bathrooms, for quick service without the mass of noids and spazzes.
The show was one of the better dance parties from a live band, and they have a dedicated crowd of extremely attractive females who just want to have fun, which is a nice following to have. Don’t fret if you missed the show on Saturday, Rubix Kube will be rocking The Canal Room every Saturday from now until the end of this space time continuum, while we spend our days, truly working for the weekend to see this great act.