Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Quick Pick: Friday, June 15th
Friday, June 15th
Rockabilly Rally Jam
(Go Ballistic / The Back Alley Barbers/ The Koozies/ The Hardcount)
317 NW Broadway
21 & Over
Hollow bodied Gretsch guitars, pompadours, Lucky Strikes in rolled up sleeves and tattooed rockabilly girls dressed to the 9's. These are some of my favorite things. Which makes this show at Tiger Bar that much more appealing. Celebrating Portland International Raceway's Rose Cup, this evening is going to be filled with the speedway rock'n'roll that gets the blood going and makes you feel bad in all the right ways.
On the bill is some to the best dragster rock and psycho-billy the northwest has to offer. Headlining the show is the maddening guitar speed of Portland's own Go Ballistic. Full throttled and out to thrill this band is going to run you over with 2 tons of pure power.
Just as amazing is the supporting acts of the evening. Serenading the crowd will be the soulful strut of Salem's The Back Alley Barbers with the haunting vocals and sexuality of Queen Pirate and the solid sound of her motley crew.While Seattle's The Hardcount's mix of one part Bon Scott, two parts Johnny Cash is going to shock and amaze. Though, I have to admit, the band I'm most excited to see is The Koozies. Very likely one of the best bands to see live these boys form Eugene are all about the fun and Tuan plays the Mandolin like it's a Gibson Les Paul and he's Jimmy Page.
So do yourself a favor. Start your weekend off right and make your way down to the Tiger Bar. Like a race track wreck, you might feel it in the morning but it's going to be one thrilling ride.