THINGS TO RUIN is a theatrical rock concert about human beings who are messy, emotional, drugged up, knocked down, inspired, electric and who don’t have nearly enough time to cause the kind of commotion they so desperately need to.
"Songwriter Joe Iconis' deft ability to fuse an ear-catching melody with a driving beat and his decidedly offbeat worldview gets a fantastic showcase in this two-disc set. Whether he's spinning a quirky pickup song ("Nerd Girl" - complete withÂ Scooby Doo references), a pungent musical soliloquy ("Mamma, Cut Me Deeper"), or a ballad laced with irony to disguise emotion ("Albuquerque Anyway"), Iconis' talents are unmistakable."Andy Propst Theatermania
â€œ[M]usic that kicks 1960â€™s-style pop tunefulness with hard post-punk beats... Mr. Iconis recalls the excitement that surrounded Marc Shaiman, Jonathan Larson and Jason Robert Brown... I would call â€˜Things To Ruinâ€™ the beginning of something, except that it is already well underway.â€Stephen Holden The New York Times
"Iconis seems hell-bent on finding all the commonly shared emotional moments that nobody else has yet set to music. Itâ€™s so much fun that itâ€™s a little overwhelming â€“ â€˜transportingâ€™ is probably the best word!"Variety
â€œThis bold and prolific musical theater writer, Joe Iconis isnâ€™t just hot; heâ€™s boiling. Things to Ruin is a revue of his bawdy and profane â€“ and sometimes very poignant â€“ songs.â€TheaterMania
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