Deke Dickerson, the lightning-throwing roots-rock guitarist and champion of those old honky-tonking tunes your grandfather boogied to, plays tomorrow night at Big's Grill in Fullerton.If you want to hear genuine hillbilly, rockabilly and rock-n-roll, check him out!
Steamers Jazz Club
The Hype: If you've had a chance to pick up the Texas psychobilly pioneers' latest album, Laughin' & Cryin' With the Reverend Horton Heat, then you've probably noticed that for the most part, psycho has been surgically removed from billy. Brandon FergusonThe songs on this record run the gamut ... More >>
Spencer Kornhaber / OCWElvin Bishop came into the crowd! He's old.Last Weekend: Doheny Blues FestivalBetter Than: A cloudy day at the beach without alcohol.As mentioned in the brief preview, I don't know anything about blues music. High-brow critic types like to say that pop and rock are where "The ... More >>
The blues! What's it all about? I dunno. But I'm gonna find out. Tomorrow marks the start of the two-day Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point. I'll be covering the highlights of the performances from soulful people who got famous before I was born, from Brian Setzer to B.B. King. Follow the beach-an ... More >>
Remember when I told you about Mondays at the Avalon in Costa Mesa? Yeah, do you? Remember I said it was pretty rad considering there ain't shit going on that night? Well, the fun continues as the V-Guns played their first of three consecutive Monday night shows last night. I was there. Where were y ... More >>
The Stray Cats at the Pacific Amphitheater on July 22, 2008 Better Than: any other rockabilly band on the planet. Download: "Stray Cat Strut" from the Stray Cats Myspace page [http://www.myspace.com/straycats] Grease and Greasers were in abundance at the OC fair as the mighty Stray Cats played t ... More >>
The Nutcracker is a business proposition
An early night at the Playboy Mansion
Dekes Guitar Geek Fest sparks the NAMM show weekend
Tattoo historian Eric Maaske is now part of history
The return of the Guana Batz
Young gun Big Sandy is now a Wise old vet
An evening in the Paul Frank glow
20 years later, Lee Rocker is still rockabillys biggest fan
Lindas Doll Hut, 1989-2001
And the horrors of mortality
Growing up Wiley Drake Jr.
Slash thinks Carters still prez, rocks on!
God Bless George Esquivel's foot fetish
The Education of Mike Ness
Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!
Note to Rome: Is canonization reasonable for a living rock-club owner?