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Electro-rockers Peachcake promise dynamic live show



Care for a slice of synthesizer sounds sprinkled with electronic beats that crumbles with sweet garage-punk vocals? Grab a fork and help yourself to a slice of Peachcake, a buzzed-about band that cooks quirky songs with a colorful stage show.

The Arizona-based "band," according to Stefan Pruett, one of Peachcake's founding members, started in 2004 as a duo with himself and co-vocalist John O'Keefe, but quickly blossomed into a collective effort both in the studio and live on stage. Peachcake will play Monday at Convergence.

"We've taken a huge path, changing and metamorphosing," Pruett said. "Of course, every band says that, but we really have become a forum for every kind of sound."

The band has been on the road off and on for the last three years, and played a show at last year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. And although Pruett's knowledge of Oklahoma doesn't extend past The Flaming Lips, which he said is a good thing, the band took the stage last year at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa to open for power-poppers Hellogoodbye.

While not for everybody, Peachcake's offbeat, collective nature and mash-up of sounds always manages to be a live spectacle, Pruett said.

"People either love or hate Peachcake, due to the convictions musically and the people personally," he said. "We're very driven and want to make people feel good about themselves " a forum for positive energy that will at least provoke some reaction." "Joe Wertz

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