Quintron and Miss Pussycat at the Waldorf
God bless those musicians who refuse to play by the rules, for no other reason than they keep things interesting. Admit it: it’s more fun watching Johnny “Rotten” Lydon have a diva-like hissy fit than sit there answering questions about why he reformed the Sex Pistols. Or marvelling at the way Lou Reed has been known to whip off his microphone mid-question and stomp off set. Massive props, then, to Robert Rolston, the mad-scientist and amateur inventor known to his devoted fans as Quintron. In interviews, the dude has been known to tell lies big enough to impress George Bush. Along with his puppeteer wife Miss Pussycat, Quintron has spent the past eight years criss-crossing North America, exposing the unwashed masses to such contraptions as the Drum Buddy, the Disco Light Machine, and the Spit Machine. Oh, and he plays a Hammond organ modified to look like a vintage car grille while belting out tunes like “Swamp Buggy Badass” while his wife plays cheerleader with a set of maracas. By why take our word for how great it’s going to be when Quintron and Miss Pussycat play the Waldorf Hotel tonight (July 5). Instead, get on YouTube and start reading the comments. You want an endorsement? Try this one: “It’s a life changer to be hugged by this man, just saying.” You’ve been warned.