Also a band that places around the New York City
Mikey, the lead singer, is a friend of mine. Everytime I've seen the Merry Pranksters play, he's got a different linup; he's the only constant.
He'll throw a band together, rehearse once (sometimes a few minutes before they go on), and play - with mixed results, as you might imagine.
I played bass on a CD he was recording in the summer of 1999... I don't think he's gotten around to mixing and pressing it yet. Lazy bastard.