What Is It?
Douglas Von Irvin’s Carnival has been described as the diverse, bombastic sounds of Queen meets the party rock style of the B-52s. By combining these sounds, Douglas Von Irvin’s Carnival introduces a new genre of music, the effervescent Monster Garage Pop, with characters as unique as the songs themselves. The band is made up of songwriter’s Douglas Von Irvin and Dr. Prycenstein, who often partner with other amazing musicians, including KISS co-founder, frontman, rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist Paul Stanley and producer/drummer Matt Starr.
The Carnival invites people to relax with images and sounds about creatures and characters from all time periods and dimensions; they offer a place where all walks of life are celebrated and welcome.
Von Irvin’s Inspiration:
The “Monster” of Monster Garage Pop draws inspiration from the horror films Von Irvin grew up watching. The “Garage” comes from a mad scientist, no-nonsense, punk/garage rock approach to music. Mix the two together and you get the sound: the eclectic, electric “Monster Garage Pop.”
The Ghoul Party Collab:
Douglas Von Irvin’s Carnival has teamed up with the dark surf music vampire-themed Dos Feratu to release the long-awaited “Ghoul Party” on July 15. The song, inspired by the 60s and Von Irvin’s love of surf music, is a reimagined version of his “Monster Pool Party” and is the perfect summer song.
Where To Listen:
Von Irvin’s song “Punk Rock Heart” made Canada’s Cashbox Magazine’s Top 50 songs of 2021 list. Listen to it here.
- July 16, 2022 at Art Boutiki, San Jose, CA
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Where Is It Located?
Douglas Von Irvin’s Carnival is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Shop Douglas Von Irvin Carnival’s Merchandise:
To support and represent, check out the Carnival’s online shop here featuring lively themed apparel, stickers, bags and more!