King Dork Approximately, is based on Portman’s young-adult novel of the same name. The Groovy Ghoulies’ Kepi Ghoulie alternates romantic folk songs with catchy, Ramones-y pop-punk anthems. Plus, Santa Barbara punks Nerf Herder.
Author-singer Dr. Frank Portman has been fronting various lineups of The Mr. T Experience since 1985. As hardcore-punk and hair-metal trends have come and gone, Portman continued to crank out a supremely silly brand of punk and garage rock long before such styles became fashionable again. While latter-day punk moralizers were blustering with secondhand rage, Dr. Frank chose instead to celebrate pop-culture icons in such fannish tributes as “Danny Partridge” and “I’m in Love With Paula Pierce,” a torrid ode to the Pandoras singer. The Mr. T Experience’s most recent album, 2016’s