The vintage New Wave/pop outfit Missing Persons circa 2009 is, well, missing persons: Co-founders Terry Bozzio (drums) and Warren Cuccurullo (guitar), and the rest of the original quintet. Except for statuesque, wild-maned, makeup-crazy 53-year-old singer (and one-time Playboy bunny and Hustler model) Dale Bozzio, whos cobbled together a handful of hired guns for the current incarnation of the band. A proper reunion will likely never happen, as the once-married Bozzios are allegedly not on speaking terms anymore, and Cuccurullo who played in Duran Duran for a long while before falling into a short-lived porno career a few years back is now making his own music and running around as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. A lot of weirdness, sure, but maybe thats fitting for a group that originally came together, and formed its aesthetic, after its members all met while working with Frank Zappa. Destination Unknown, of course, is Missing Persons signature tune, and whatevers left of their fan base will certainly enjoy hearing it tonight, even if its essentially being performed by a cover band.
Tue., Jan. 27, 7 p.m., 2009