I was reading up on the band King Missile [wikipedia], now known as King Missile III, and saw that Wikipedia said “Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players member, Rachel Trachtenburg, has served a subsitute bass guitar player for King Missile.” The group name Trachenberg Family Slideshow Players was enough to pique my interest. As the name implied, the group consists of the Trachtenberg family: Jason Trachtenburg, his wife Tina Pina Trachtenburg and their daughter Rachel Pina Trachtenburg (yes, it’s the 13 year old daughter who’s played for King Missile). They perform to a series of slides that they collected from “estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores, etc.” but I think Eugene Mirman sums them up best:
I think the Trachtenburgs are basically like a really fun Batman, where it’s sort of like revenge against not fun, i.e. it’s very fun.
You can get an idea of what their performances look and sound like on youtube, but here’s one of their catchier videos for a song called Mountain Trip to Japan, 1959:
They look like they would be wicked awesome live, so I’ve added them to the list of bands that I check periodically for
local regional shows.