I love this post! I wonder if any of us have similar musical tastes. I tend to be into everything old...I say 'It's new to me.'
WHAT I HAVE IN HEAVY ROTATION ON THE Ol’ RECORD PLAYER:
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys---My current favorite band. They come to the Rhythm Room about once a year.
Deke Dickerson---'Peroxide Blonde' is one of his songs…pretty funny. Good to swing dance to!
Wayne Hancock----Obsessed puts it perfectly. He's here this month *sigh* at the Rhythm Room. I LOVE him!!!!
Toots and the Maytals----Best live show ever, recently won a grammy.
Jimmy Eat World
Laurel Aitken-Great roots ska
The Format-Local and amazing!
The Ethiopians-Roots ska
Hepcat---LA ska at its finest. You’ll catch me dancing if they’re playing!
The Slackers-Great NY ska---I always have my dancing shoes on when they come to town!
Oingo Boingo-Danny Elfman rocks!
Rev. Horton Heat
The Skatalites-1st wave Jamaican ska
The Toasters-2nd-3rd wave ska, still touring
The Specials-2nd wave ska
The Dragons-Broke up last year. Played last at the Emerald Lounge
RAPID FIRE-Local and quasi-amazing, just lost best bass player ever (my bro-in-law!)
I only have a tube radio in my 59 Caddy, so we bring along a Sirius boombox (until we find someone worthy of installing a new stereo system). Sirius rocks! I highly recommend it. I like Left of Center, Elvis Radio, Underground Garage, 60s Vibrations, Sirius Gold, Reggae Rhythms, The Roadhouse, and Pure Jazz.
Let’s see-I have in common the following band so far:
The Gourds---hey do a great cover of Snoop Dogg’s ‘Gin and Juice’..totally rad..hahahahaa. i play the song whenever I have big parties...it's a hit!
Wanda Jackson---Great live…she’ll be at the rhythm room this month, I think.
Social D---Who doesn’t love Mike Ness?!
Rev. Horton Heat---Saw them 1st back in 1995. Too many ‘bros’ are all of a sudden into them…
The Format---So AMAZING live, way different from their recordings…Sam is married to my friend Anita. They have a new album coming out soon. Heard it in Nov., it is awesome!
ANYBODY GOING TO VIVA LAS VEGAS THIS YEAR IN APRIL???? (For those that don’t know about this, it is a rockabilly weekender http://www.vivalasvegas.net