“Baby Man,” the Mad Caps

Director Ryen McPherson of Shoot to Kill (a Wendoh sister company) produces arresting videos for Las Vegas bands. Who can forget Dude City confronting bikers in a desert tavern in “Technology”? Or Candy Warpop battered by a sadistic birthday princess in “Smilefucker”? Or Deadhand blowing up the Magic Kingdom in “Places”? Add to that the image of twin pregnant blondes belly-bashing each other until one births a disco ball in blues-rock duo the Mad Caps’ “Baby Man.” Framed by a hilarious Masterpiece Theatre-esque host, the video is set in an abandoned warehouse. There, drummer Jon Real and singer/guitarist Ted Rader churn out a gutbucket ode to virile manhood as the siblings synchro-gyrate and grind. “Nothing short of despicable art,” the host concludes. Yes, the best kind.

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Martin Lawrence Pops Up


Martin Lawrence Pops Up

By Danny Axelrod

Fine-art retailer Martin Lawrence Gallery, in the Forum Shops at Caesars, is hopping across the Strip for a limited engagement at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian. The 5,000-square-foot pop-up gallery will be open through January, helping art lovers get their Christmas and, heck why not, New Year’s shopping done. Must-sees include Picasso’s “Dancers with an Owl” (pictured), Warhol’s “Muhammad Ali” and pieces by the playful contemporary painter Robert Deyber. Back at the Forum Shops, the gallery has begun offering free, guided tours of its extensive art collection.