Pataphysic’s bio

Pat Healy, a former Zom Zom, is an excellent frontman, already adept at spazzing and twisting and doing the “shoulder dance.” As Pataphysics, he initially played solo as a sort of hyperactive Gary Wilson, but he’s now backed by Dirk Michener on bass, Chef Pittman on drums, Erich Ragsdale on synth, and Matt La Comette (also of electro project Aunt’s Analog) on lead guitar. A typical show involves hearty audience participation, a great cover of Red Krayola’s “Hurricane Fighter Plane,” the channeling of early Devo, and possibly a chance to see Healy convulse like Richard Simmons after a Sizzler buffet binge. – Audra Schroeder