Deep within their secret lair, a cabal of mad scientists and one smart-alecky robot are hatching an evil plot:
TO ROCK AUDIENCES WORLDWIDE into OBLIVION!
Lights, chaos, action! More than just virtuosity of musicianship, dazzling and oft bewildering visual effects, sensational representatives of mad science The Consortium of Genius are an industrial-strength powerhouse featuring four cerebral miscreants who jolt their audience into staggering submission. The resulting evil brainchild is part musical showcase, part sketch comedy, and all hi-tech magic
C.O.G. have toured all over the South, Midwest and as far north as Detroit, packing venues from modest to extreme, from atmospheric clubs to large festivals (Voodoo Music Fest, French Quarter Fest.) Opening for everyone from 'Mojo Nixon' to 'Crowbar', with five songs to date aired by 'Dr. Demento' on his national radio show, they present a versatile repertoire of over 50 original songs, completely warping the styles of a colorful, nostalgic past including 'hair metal', 'hip-hop', 'DYOA' (dance your ass off) pop, and a touch of 'country'. Whatever images may appear on the projection screen behind them, C.O.G. only knows, and the occasional lucky (?) audience member may be engaged at any time for an unforgettable experience onstage with the unpredictable but always entertaining Consortium of Genius!
The Consortium of Genius have released four CD's to date: "Free Brains and Dead Bodies" (2000), "In C.O.G. We Trust" (2004)'Music For Supervillains' (2010), featuring a tie-in comic book as well as such guest stars as bassist Sean Yseult of White Zombie and Matt Bruson of Kingom of Sorrow/Crowbar, and Strange Transmissions From Uranus" (2015), an entire album of favorite covers performed by the group. C.O.G.'s first DVD, "History of Future Civilization" (2003), is a compilation of the group's video output from 1997-2003, including concert footage, music videos, commercials, and their award winning short film 'C.O.G. vs. the Phantom.' The C.O.G. are currently working on their next DVD, as well as production of their self-titled TV show, while they pursue a network contract to produce the show professionally. Meanwhile, the C.O.G. are also the subject of a self-titled online webcomic, readable at www.cogcomics.thecomicseries.com
"The music is raucous and irreverent, and fun to listen to as the video and light show dazzles your eyez. Sexy lab assistants in short white lab coats. Science. Technology. World domination. Everything you could ever expect from the term 'rock show.' Best show ever performed in the universe." - The Charming Prince blog
The Consortium of Genius is a five-piece musical powerhouse, featuring: Dr. Milo T. Pinkerton III - vocals and theremin Filbert Snodgrass - guitars & vocals Dr. Winchester - keyboards & vocals Dr. Z - bass & vocals Drumbot - drums, percussion & wisecracks
To book The Consortium of Genius,Contact Lewis D'Aubin