Ophelia's Open Mic with Soul Daddy and His Band - No Cover!

Ophelia's Open Mic with Soul Daddy and His Band - No Cover!

Tue, February 21, 2017

7:00 pm

No Cover!

This event is all ages

In an unspecified future, Barbarella is assigned by the President of Earth to retrieve Doctor Durand Durand from the Tau Ceti region. Durand Durand is the inventor of the Positronic Ray, a weapon that Earth leaders fear will fall into the wrong hands.

Barbarella crashes on the 16th planet of Tau Ceti and is soon knocked unconscious by two mysterious girls, who take Barbarella to the wreckage of a spaceship. Inside the wreckage, she is tied up as several children emerge from the ship. They set out several dolls which have razor-sharp teeth. As the dolls begin to bite her, Barbarella faints, but is rescued by Mark Hand, the Catchman, who patrols the ice looking for errant children.

While Hand takes her back to her ship, Barbarella offers to reward Mark and he suggests sex. She says that people on Earth no longer have penetrative intercourse but consume exaltation-transference pills and press their palms together when their "psychocardiograms are in perfect harmony". Hand prefers the bed, and Barbarella agrees. Hand's vessel makes long loops around Barbarella's crashed vessel while the two have sex; when it finally comes to a stop, Barbarella is blissfully humming. After Hand has repaired her ship, Barbarella departs and promises to return, agreeing that doing things the old-fashioned way is occasionally best.

Barbarella's ship burrows through the planet and comes out next to a vast labyrinth. Upon emerging from her ship, she is knocked unconscious by a rockslide. She is found by a blind angel named Pygar, who states he is the last of the ornithanthropes and has lost the will to fly. Barbarella discovers the labyrinth is a prison for people cast out of Sogo, the City of Night. Pygar introduces her to Professor Ping, who offers to repair her ship. Ping also notes that Pygar is capable of flight but merely lacks the will.

After Pygar rescues her from the Black Guards, Barbarella has sex with him and he regains his will to fly. Pygar flies Barbarella to Sogo and uses the weaponry she brought with her to destroy the city's guards. Sogo is a decadent city ruled over by the Great Tyrant and powered by a liquid essence of evil called the Mathmos. Barbarella is briefly separated from Pygar, and meets a one-eyed wench who saves her from being assaulted by two of Sogo's residents. Barbarella soon reunites with Pygar and the two are taken by the Concierge to meet the Great Tyrant, who was really the one-eyed wench in disguise. Pygar is left to become the Great Tyrant's plaything while Barbarella is placed in a cage to be pecked to death by birds.

Barbarella is rescued by Dildano, leader of the resistance. Barbarella eagerly offers to reward him, but he says he wants to experience sex the Earthling way. Dildano offers to help Barbarella find Durand Durand in exchange for her help in deposing the Great Tyrant. Dildano gives Barbarella an invisible key to the Great Tyrant's Chamber of Dreams.

Soon Barbarella is captured by the Concierge and placed inside the Excessive Machine (called the Orgasmostron in the French version), which the Concierge says will cause her to die of pleasure. Barbarella writhes in ecstasy while the machine overloads, unable to keep up with her. Barbarella then discovers the Concierge is none other than Durand Durand, aged thirty years due to the Mathmos.

Barbarella enters the Chamber of Dreams and Durand Durand grabs the Queen's key and traps Barbarella and the Great Tyrant in the Chamber.

Durand Durand prepares to crown himself lord of Sogo, but Dildano launches his revolution. Durand Durand uses his Positronic Ray to devastate the rebels. The Great Tyrant then releases the Mathmos, which consumes all of Sogo and Durand Durand with it. Barbarella and the Great Tyrant are protected from the Mathmos by Barbarella's innate goodness. They emerge from the Mathmos to find Pygar, who flies Barbarella and the Tyrant away from the Mathmos. When asked by Barbarella why he saved the Tyrant after everything she had done to him, Pygar responds, "An angel has no memory."

Soul Daddy was raised in the city of Atlanta, where he refined his skills in emcee battles and live shows. His childhood was inspired and influenced by hip-hop, classic jazz, soul and funk. He learned to incorporate these influences into his own music, and found that his new musical direction resonated with listeners in a fresh and exciting way. Eventually enticed by the allure of the West, Soul Daddy moved to Denver a few years ago.

After a year of hosting The Speakeasy in Denver, a jazz & poetry open mic at Dazzle, Soul Daddy has continued to perform regularly with his band Blackfyre, making monthly appearances at Herb's Hideout and India's Pearl, as well as shows at other venues around the city and in Boulder, including The Meadowlark, Cervantes, the Laughing Goat and more.

An avid fan of both comic books and campy humor, Soul Daddy has a mental catalog of Steven Wright jokes that slip into his live performances from time to time, often to the chagrin of his band.

Soul Daddy’s CD, A Safe Place, is a soothing fusion of hip-hop with musical elements ranging from neo-soul to jazz, blues and folk (masterfully mixed and recorded by Micah Ortega, formerly of Five Iron Frenzy).

Guest appearances on the new CD include:

• Rappers Jean Grae and Elzhi (Slum Village)
• Denver musicians Jessica Sonner and Justin Croft (Hearts of Palm) and more

Favorite tracks include: Perfect Sunday (a reflective musical homage to folk legends Simon & Garfunkel), No Drank (Jean Grae & Soul Daddy’s parody of Top 40 club anthems), and Move! (a soulful call to positive, forward movement).

Soul Daddy premiered his CD with a live band at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge on December 11, 2008; a show which quickly SOLD OUT. (According to the management at Dazzle, at least 40 concertgoers were turned away as the club was filled to its 100-person capacity.)
Venue Information:
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202