by Kate

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or more likely in our case, a palm tree) for the past month, you have probably heard something about Kill Miss Pretty. And unless you were born after 1990, you probably have a place in your heart for the early 90’s television drama, Twin Peaks. Put the two of these together and you have Friday night’s entertainment lineup at the Monterey Club in Fort Lauderdale. The event, which pays homage to the legacy of Twin Peaks, will include burlesque dancers and two sets, during which the members of the electro-punk band will be portraying the roles of the all too familiar small town cast. It’s safe to say, we are looking forward to seeing sexy rock vocalist Alicia Olink eroticize the character of teenage murder victim Laura Palmer. Come dressed in your finest Pacific Northwest threads and watch the murder mystery unfold.

Friday, June 25, 10 p.m.

The Monterey Club

2608 S. Federal Hwy.

Tickets cost $10

An FTLC contributor had the chance to get the latest scoop about KMP from newest band member and Marilyn Manson co-founder, Scott Putesky.

FTLC: So, you are the new addition to Kill Miss Pretty. Can you brief us on your musical history and how/when you ended up with KMP? Also, what do you feel you contribute to the band that may not have been there before?

Scott: As co-founder of MArilyn MAnson & The Spooky Kids I wanted to continue innovating whereas the rest of the band did not. I guess they couldn’t keep up. I struck out on my own and grew a lot. I worked with Jack Off Jill, collaborated and produced tracks for others and assembled a band called Stuck On Evil in which Martin Davis played bass as he does currently for KMP. Martin asked me to add a guitar track to the song Judy Garland and the part became integral. For fun I played three songs with them live including Judy … and Dogma … now we do the Spooky Kids song She’s Not My Girlfriend – with a contemporary tweak.

KMP has a unique style, very edgy and erotic, and the band really promotes Alicia as a sex symbol. Do you think this works to the advantage of KMP?

Alicia is our secret weapon of mass distraction. Just when you check her movin’ and groovin’ you realize you’re movin’ and groovin’ – but the song is what stays in your head. We just remind the listener that music itself sells sex.

What is the significance of the Twin Peaks theme for the show at the Monterey Club on Friday? And how do you plan to play the part of Special Agent Dale Cooper?

Russ and I are big fans of the show, the movie and David Lynch. Marilyn Manson’s cover of I Put A Spell On You appears in Lynch’s Lost Highway and my guitar solo starts as Patricia Arquet strips – it’s pretty awesome and I feel remotely honored. Twin Peaks is just about drinking age now and is a pop culture style all its own. I am going to walk around with my micro cassette recorder making notes for Diane (and probably save them for future use).

Until a few months ago nobody was really hearing from the band and suddenly you are all over the local news and going on a short national tour. Why the sudden buzz and can you tell us a little about the upcoming tour?

I work better when I’m doing so for others and I think I’ve revived the band’s enthusiasm and the fans’ motivation to come see us play. As far as the tour goes – a psychic told me to go west and “look for the smiling bag.”

Lastly, I met you on a random weeknight at my favorite local watering hole, the Poorhouse. What are the band members’ favorite Fort Lauderdale hang out spots?

Sorry, that’s privileged knowledge limited to our exclusive imbibement circle.

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