The Mutaytor is part hip-grinding techno/retro-funk, part audience-interactive post-modern circus. The act takes drastically-advanced elements of the Grateful Dead, Parliament Funkadelic, the Crystal Method, Louis Prima and Blue Man Group and throws them directly at spectators as riotous surreal entertainment notable for “turning civilians into Rockstars.” The sound is tight, the show manic, the vibe all-inclusively friendly and the thirty-person troupe easily detaches itself in ten or twenty person units for touring and sorties into the corporate world. There’s nothing like the Mutaytor in show business today and they’ll probably have to spin off parts of itself in order to have any competition in the future. The first durable chunk of American music to emerge from the Burning Man subculture, the Mutaytor consists of successful, highly creative people who went out to the desert seeking enlightenment and came home renamed Kalamitee, Dr. Megavolt, Hambone, Stark Raving Brad and Matty the Mutaytor. All are oddly (or barely) dressed caricatures of liberated cyber-humanity, glittering pieces of a utopian whole; the first act in the history of showbiz that turns the audience into itself while transforming every venue into their own playground. Backed by live computer-generated electronica, fretless bass, and the monstrous rattle ‘n whomp of over a hundred fluorescent green drums, a procession of fire-spinners, dancers, anime characters, aerialists, and hula-hoop artistes play catch-and-release with everyone nearby.