I will also be dropping by the Catwoman Radio show on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto on Wednesday, June 16th (5-6pm) to spin some tunes in advance of the show, so tune in, or you can listen online. The show will be available as a podcast on the CIUT site for a week after broadcast.
East End Rockabilly Riot #6!
Second anniversary show
Live at The Dominion on Queen
One night only!
Saturday, June 19th, 2010
featuring knockout performances by:
Tennessee Voodoo Coupe
with special guests
The Hi-Tones (from London, ON)
and spinning red hot rockabilly platters
DJ Rockin’ Dave Faris and DJ Evilpainclown
$10 cover, doors 9 pm, showtime 10 pm
500 Queen St. E., (416) 368-6893
Sponsored by Mill St. Brewery
There’s a riot goin’ on at the Dominion on Queen on Saturday, June 19th, as the East End Rockabilly Riot returns to celebrate its second anniversary with a knockout triple-header! The 6th installment of the wildly popular rockabilly event will be headlined by hi-octane rock ‘n’ roll sensations Buzz Deluxe, joined on the bill by EERR host band Tennessee Voodoo Coupe, and in town from London, ON, The Hi-Tones. Keeping the joint jumpin’ between live acts will be EERR resident DJ Rockin’ Dave Faris and guest DJ Evilpainclown, spinning red hot rockabilly and ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll throughout the evening. EERR kicks it into overdrive for this special anniversary edition, so don’t miss the action!
Headlining the second anniversary Riot are T.O. “hot rod death swing” combo Buzz Deluxe. Powered by the restless driving beats of standup drummer Kerry Dale, and the intense Gretsch twang of Jesse James Dale, Buzz Deluxe embrace the raw power of rock ‘n’ roll in its most direct form. Buzz Deluxe are 100% blood, sweat and rhythm, merging a variety of edgy roots influences, from rockabilly, surf and garage to gypsy swing, arriving at their own powerful sound. Since their last EERR appearance (the 1st anniversary show in June, ’09), Buzz Deluxe have successfully toured in the U.S. and Australia/New Zealand, released a smokin’ new album, Songs for the Hanged Man, and most recently have augmented their close-knit 2-piece guitar/drums/vocals lineup with the addition of bass player Patty Quake. Buzz Deluxe blew the roof off the Dominion at EERR#3 last June, so be prepared for a blast of road-tested and refined rauch ‘n’ roll.
Tennessee Voodoo Coupe host the East End Rockabilly Riot
Tennessee Voodoo Coupe are set to rock the joint with their “100 proof reckless hillbilly jive.” With special guest Alistair Christl on vocals and guitar (filling in for frontman Big Rude Jake), and Steve Good on doghouse bass, TVC round out their lineup with Colonel Gary Edwards on a standup drum setup, and Stevie “Six String” Abrams on the twangy Gretsch guitar. With this classic rockabilly arrangement, TVC tackle a mix of early rockabilly, country, and ’40s jump blues, along with some originals and a few unexpected surprises. TVC launched the EERR in 2008, and are the host band of the series. Joining the Riot for the first time are London, Ontario-based combo The Hi-Tones. The Hi-Tones formed in late 2007 as Duke Sedan and the Hi-Tones, gaining success with their amped-up rockabilly sound. When Duke Sedan moved on, the group reshuffled their lineup and incorporated more swing material into their set, resulting in the current sensational jumpin’ and jivin’ sound of The Hi-Tones. The night is guaranteed to kick off on a high note!
DJ Rockin’ Dave Faris and DJ Evilpainclown will be spinning revved-up rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll tunes to set the stage for the live action. Rockin’ Dave Faris hosted his monthly “Rock and Roll Riot” night at The Cameron House for over 7 years, and he is the resident DJ at the “East End Rockabilly Riot” nights. DJ Evilpainclown (aka DJ Johnny for you veterans of the scene!) has been stirring up trouble behind the turntables for a number of years, and was a DJ and live music promoter as part of John and Jenny’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Party for almost a decade. Expect some floor stompin’ rockabilly boogie and hillbilly rock all night long!
The East End Rockabilly Riot was launched in June of 2008, in an effort to create a unique event in a historic venue east of the great dividing line of Yonge St., showcasing rockabilly and vintage rock ‘n’ roll (with a nod to related sounds such as hillbilly, country, psychobilly, and instrumental twang). In a brief two years, EERR has already established itself as one of Toronto’s top rockabilly events, hosting top-notch acts such as Three Blue Teardrops, The Royal Crowns, Lori Yates, The Greasemarks, Burnin’ Ethyl, and Ancient Chinese Secret. Following the successful East End Rockabilly Weekend in September of 2009, EERR continues in high gear for 2010, and the second anniversary show is primed to be a memorable night of loud, fast, out of control rock ‘n’ roll. This is no nostalgia trip, it’s a vital injection of the music here and now, while channeling the excitement and energy found in the music’s infancy.
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