If Gwar was a children's show, it might look something like Los Angeles performance troupe My Barbarian. Imagine a pagan musical theater production of a fantasy novel and you'll be ready to behold the magick. Of their video "Unicorns L.A.," my twisted pastel artist pal Barnaby Whitfield says, "I'm in LOVE!" From an LA Weekly article:
My Barbarian call their brand of entertainment “showcore,” which means a preoccupation with exhibitionism, masks, unicorns, choreography, flare and sass. New material like “Tropical Vacation” and “Unicorns L.A.” are equal parts softcore porn, Solid Gold dancers and junior high school dance team – a Kids Incorporated episode held hostage by queens. As such, My Barbarian are a revolution, so far ahead of anyone else on the scene right now in terms of humor and guts that many an audience member may be put off by their retarded/brilliant rock operatic fiasco.