The savage rockabilly bands of Los Angeles' Wild Records don't make the rounds in local OC haunts as much as we'd like them to, but tonight they'll be more than making up for that with the Observatory's $5 show. Featuring two female-fronted bands The Rhythm Shakers and Gizzelle, and reckless quartet The Desperados, there's probably no better way for music lovers to spend their Friday night than bopping madly to these groups. With a nod of respect to older generations of rockabilly bands of yore, Wild Records has always boasted a more contemporary, alternative approach to the genre, with bands combining other styles like punk, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and soul, illuminating your ears with a more inspired and exhilarating blend of music. And for these groups, you can always count on their talent and electrifying performances to show you a real good time.
Fri., March 14, 8 p.m., 2014