Southern Culture on the Skids

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Southern Culture on the Skids – Los Straightjackets, The Fleshtones

The Chapel Hill, NC trio Southern Culture On The Skids have been spreading the rock and roll gospel since 1983. Rick Miller – guitar/vox, Mary Huff – bass/vox and Dave Hartman – drums, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country fried garage with a side of psych. It’s a musical gumbo Miller calls “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks”. Over 30 years the band have toured everywhere from the NC Prison System to Mt. Fuji, Japan, delivering what Rolling Stone calls “a hell raising rock and roll party”. The bands latest releases include 2010’s The Kudzu Ranch and 2011’s Zombified.

When it comes to delivering high-energy rock and roll instrumental music, no one equals the finesse, power and perseverance of Grammy-nominated Los Straitjackets. Yep Roc Records is pleased to deliver the band’s latest offering, Jet Set, a collection of 14 carefully crafted guitar-driven songs that prove to be the most diverse and inventive of Los Straitjackets’ oeuvre.

Before Jet Set evolved, the band was hit with a crushing blow when original guitarist, Daddy O Grande a.k.a. Danny Amis, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in the summer of 2010. “It took me out of commission for two years, even put me in a wheelchair for a while, but once I started recovering I began writing new songs like crazy and was able to record with the band again,” Amis explains.

After Amis underwent a successful stem cell transplant in 2011, the band played a benefit concert for Amis in Los Angeles that featured guest appearances by Conan O’Brien, Johnny Rivers, and more. As Amis recovered, and grew stronger thoughts turned to a new recording and Jet Set was underway. The group decided to include Amis’ replacement, Greg Townson (of The Hi Risers), along with Amis and fellow founder Eddie Angel in a three-guitar alignment.

Longtime friend and revered musician Janne Haavisto, formerly drummer for Finland’s Laika and the Cosmonauts, produced the album. Los Straitjackets returned to The Pow Wow Fun Room studios in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles where they recorded The Further Adventures of Los Straitjackets (2009) and Twist Party!! (2006). Haavisto put melody at the forefront of this collection, backed by an amalgam of sweeping percussion, lush horn arrangements and distorted strings.

The Fleshtones are garage rock standard bearers, mixing fuzz guitar and Farfisa organ sounds with rockabilly, ’50s and ’60s R&B to create a potent retro stew the group likes to call “super rock.” The band formed in 1976 in Queens, NY, and have been killing it in live performance for more than 3 decades. The Fleshtones are vocalist/keyboardist Peter Zaremba, guitarist Keith Streng, bassist Ken Fox, and drummer Bill Milhizer and aimed to return rock & roll to the simplicity and unself-consciousness of the ’50s and early ’60s.

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Southern Culture on the Skids
Event Category: Live Music
When: October 26, 2013
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Brooklyn Bowl
Cost: $$15
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