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UPCOMING: Bootsey X Benefit - Sat APril 10th - The Painted Lady

April Benefit Scheduled to Help with Medical Cost
for Bob Mulrooney aka Bootsey X

In 1977 'Bookies 870' club,the former Frank Gagen's nightclub, was Detroit's first venue to show case the rebellious music known as punk rock. Bob Mulrooney was at the forefront of this movement fueling the rhythm for Coldcock and The Ramrods.
Coldcock's classic "I wanna be rich" found them a whole new generation of fans from the first "Murder By Death" rare 45rpm singles compilations album.
The Ramrods full length LP came out a quarter century later as a time capsule documentation of first generation punk. Bob also did stints in other notable groups of the time such as The Mutants, Cinecyde, The Sillies, Nikki and the Corvettes, and later with Rocket 455.
In the 1980's he transformed himself into the front man singer/songwriter Detroit's own Punk Funk Hot Pants Power advocate, Bootsey X and the Lovemasters. Fashionably sporting a flashy silver sequin sport coat alongside lovely backup singers/dancers the Sugarbabes of Soul. Bootsey authored instant classics such as "Genius from the Waist Down", "Pusherman of Love"," Pony Down" along with holiday season perennial
"(Santa's Got A) Bomb for Whitey".
Bob was backed up musically by international rock greats Ron and Scott Asheton of the Stooges, Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys , and Niagara of Destroy all Monsters/Dark Carnival. He found himself touring and beating the skins for classic Northern Soul, Fortune recording artists Nathaniel Mayer and Andre Williams and recording sessions with legendary Wildman, producer, songwriter, singer Kim Fowley.
At many Detroit and suburban record stores such as Sams Jams, and Desirable Discs he assisted the public with finding music of various genres and taste for over two decades.

Organization of the benefit came through friends of the singer/songwriter/drummer/raconteur after Bootsey received a diagnosis of brain cancer in October 2009 The X-travaganza is being held to help Bootsey meet some of the substantial cost related to treatment of the disease. Join him and Timmy's Organism, The Love Masters, The Meltdowns, Space Heaters, Dale Beavers,and The Cats in Bags dancers. There is going to be a special performance for the first time in 20 years by Jerry Vile and The Boners.
April 10th, 8pm at The Painted Lady (the former Lilli's 21) 2930 Jacob street, Hamtramck check bootsey x benefit on facebook or for further details or call 248-924-0298
Help keep a lid on this ugly disease

Bob's complete discography and memorabilia will be raffled off the night of the show!