GERMANTOWN – Last year Louisville band, the Pass, played an impressive 163 shows at Zanzabar and told us they planned on doubling that this year by having animatronics sit in for them on their nights off. Zanzabar manager, Tony Bowman says this is just the next step for live music.
“These guys played shows over half of the year up here,” said Bowman. “We couldn’t think of a better band to make animatronics out of. We’re still working on Kyle’s robot, but he’s the lead singer so we want his to be extra special. We’ll be releasing that later in the year.”
The mastermind behind all of the arcades and new animatronics at Zanzabar, is one of the owners who goes by just, “Aunt”.
“I found these bots on Craigslist down in Nashville, they came from an old Chuck E Cheese,” said Aunt. “We have to program and of course redress them, but I’m excited to have these guys playing up here 24/7, even though it already feels like they do.”
The guys from The Pass say the new plans will give them more time to work on music and make out with their girlfriends.
“We just wanna make people dance,” said band member Will Sprite. “Whether they’re dancing to us, or Teddy Ruxpin versions of us, we just wanna make out with our girlfriends.”
Aunt plans on debuting the new animatronics later this year and says local DJ’s, Glitter Tits, will hopefully be replaced by an animatronic he made out of an old iPod.