A one-man band/sideshow, Mr. Quintron, who lives in New Orleans now, has released a couple of brilliantly fucked-up records (Satan Is Real, These Hands of Mine and The Amazing Spellcaster) that showcase his love of cheapo organs, the kind that every household had in the '70s, with preset white-trash rhythms and that quasi-Baptist-pipe-organ sound. On this, Quintron goes nuts. He becomes possessed by an instrument designed for conservative old-lady types, losing himself with the fervor of a snake-handler as he sings his pumped- up dance songs. It's one of the most baffling and inspiring evenings of music you'll ever witness; it's hard to tell how much of it is affectionate camp, how much is performance art and how much is a genuine love of wood-paneled Americana. But it doesn't matter, because you'll be so transfixed by the Amazing Spellcaster Mr. Quintron that that sort of analysis will seem pointless.
Quintron is always accompanied by the lovely Miss Pussycat, whose equally inspired puppet shows are the perfect opening to an evening of creative heaven. If you want to have some honest-to-goodness fun on a Saturday night in St. Louis, this is the spot.