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Live Review: Okilly Dokilly pummels San Jose with Heavy Nedal at the Ritz

11 May 2017 No Comment

Okilly Dokilly Beatallica

Okilly Dokilly
Howdilly Doodilly Tour with Beatallica
04-27-2017 @ The Ritz
San Jose, California
Photos & Review Jeff Longo

Okilly Dokilly returned to the West Coast to kick off their first headlining tour with a stop at the Ritz in San Jose. Okilly Dokilly is the world’s only “Nedal” band or even better Heavy Nedal – an entirely self-created sub-gene of metal themed on the Simpson’s overly-zealous next “diddly-door” neighbor Ned Flanders. Fresh off the 2017 Mockstrosity Tour supporting Mac Sabbath & Metalachi, the Pheonix, Arizona five piece is touring in support of their debut length album, “Howdilly Doodilly” (2016). Check out Okilly Dokilly along with Beatallica on tour this spring coming to a “Neighborino” near you click here for dates.

Beatallica kicked things off with their interesting brand of tunes – Metallica music with Beatles lyrics or Beatles, Metallica style. First of all the band is extremely tight musically and front man Jaymz Lennfield has his James Hetfield gravelly tone down. An interesting mash up on was “For Whom Michelle Tolls,” which worked surprisingly well. Beatallica has releaased three studio albums, their latest 2013’s Abbey Load on Oglio Records. A solid opener for sure and worth checking out. Scroll below for more photos of Beatllica.

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The Ritz was rowdy when Okilly Dokilly took the stage with all five dressed identically in green sweaters, horn rimmed glasses, and real mustaches. The majority of the lyrics are direct quotes from Flanders himself and sure to put a smile on any Simpsons fan. The opener “They Warned Me,” for instance refers to when Ned and Homer meet Canadian Ned who offers him a joint, “They warned me Satan would be attractive,” (others include “White Wine Spritzer”, “Flanderdoodles,” and “Godspeed Little Doodle.”). Throughout the 17 song set Thread Ned (bass), Bled Ned (drums), and Stead Ned (guitars) supplied the mid-tempo hardcore riffs & blastbeats that keep the mosh pit rocking, while Head Ned (vocals, screams, guitars, bass, mandolin, percussion) & Red Ned (Synth, vocals) traded the clean & un-clean vocals, mixing in a synth, acoustic guitar, and a mandolin that kept things interesting.

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While the gimmick gets your attention, it’s the music that pulls it all together, which as it turns out is pretty entertaining. While Okilly Dokilly isn’t necessarily breaking new ground musically, they mix up flavors of metal & hardcore that can appeal to wide audience, “Not as fast as Bartcore, and a little cleaner than Krusty Punk.” I walked in not knowing a single song and had a great time. Both these bands present a solid show worthy of your hard earned cash & you should go to one of their shows immediately.

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