Sisters and brothers: let’s talk about love. Falling in love should always be epic, like Hulk Hogan bodyslamming Andre the Giant in front of 90,000 screaming fans. Falling in love should inspire art, if not like Mozart or DaVinci then at least belting Whitney Houston in the shower and doodling stick figures doing impossible, inappropriate things to each other. Falling in love should be a grand adventure, narrated by Morgan Freeman, and for Brandon and Hannah of Crunk Witch (not to be confused with Krunkwich Ramen House), their romance has been all those things as they tour the country, promoting their 8-bit infused pop rock album “Heartbeats in Hyperspace.”
The minute I watched their single, “Moonbase Blues,” I knew I was entering a realm of nerdy amazingness, as space travel SciFi met a retro video game aesthetic, and I was ecstatic to learn that Crunk Witch was stopping through Des Moines.
They took the stage, the lights went out, and fog and synchronized light flooded the room. When Crunk Witch performs, Brandon is brimming with genuine passion as each song feels like a renewed tribute to his bride. Perhaps this whole incredible musical venture is an ongoing honeymoon. It was incredibly beautiful and sincere. Basically, guys, step yo game up. If you need a lesson, they’re returning to our fair city and playing at Vaudeville Mews on Sunday, October 4th; doors open at 8 PM. Person Whale and Jinnouchi Power will also be there along with yours, truly.