Rock and roll!

I’ve made it to a few shows this past week, which have been blasts of pure rock and roll.

On Wednesday night, a visit to  Slabtown, which feels a bit like someone’s big basement even though it’s at street level, where the Rock N Roll Adventure Kids from Berkeley were headlining.  Their MySpace page lists the following influences:  Traditional Fools, Link Wray, Bo Diddly Hasil Adkins, Cramps, Nobunny, Stooges, Tav Falco, Screamin Jay Hawkins, Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Coachwhips, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Gun Club, Gories, Drags, V.U.
Take all that crazy inspiration, mix it up in a two man band with drums and guitar, add in a lot of manic energy. Listen at your own risk.

Early last night I caught the mystical YACHT at the Old Town Block Party.  It was  a fun free show, with some good audience participation. Just so you know, “YACHT is a Band, Belief System, and Business conducted by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans of Marfa, Texas and Portland, Oregon, USA. All people are welcome to become members of YACHT.”

Then it was over to Dante’s for Pansy Division and headliners The Avengers.  The Avengers got together in 1977 in SF, and have had a couple reunions in the recent years.  Original members Penelope Houston and Greg Ingraham were on hand, with the rhythm section borrowed from PD. PD started in 1991, and appears to be going strong (the sequin dress costume change really kicked things up a notch!).

Both bands had some great punk energy, old-school.  Rock and roll lives on!

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  • MRVEGAS  On September 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Always appreciative of a new new Rock and Roll tip ! Keep ‘um coming !

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