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Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot plays Bourbon & Beyond Music Festival

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Bourbon and Beyond music festival was a wet, muddy and excellent time. “The skintight band was ripping and swinging through a boisterous set of old-school rock that ended with “Rock This Town,” the Stray Cats staple that has aged remarkably well.” ~ Louisville Courier Journal

Beat Root Revival joining Brian Wilson’s 2018 holiday tour!

Monday, September 24th, 2018

After finishing up a widely successful East Coast tour supporting The Fixx, Beat Root Revival will be going on tour this November and December with Brian Wilson’s 2018 holiday tour! You can catch them at select dates below.

Congrats to Beat Root Revival for wrapping up another great tour!

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Beat Root Revival has been on the road since early August opening up for Brian Wilson and The Fixx! The blues and roots duo played in 13 different cities across the US and Europe during their Summer 2018 tour. Don’t miss the next time they are on the road and sign up to receive their newsletter here!

Sublime X Secret Walls Live Art Battle Event To Celebrate 30 Years of Sublime

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Sublime has teamed up with Secret Walls and Heavy Grass to host a live-illustration battle in celebration of the bands 30th anniversary!

Two curated teams of three artists, armed solely with black markers or acrylic paint, will go head-to-head to see who comes up with the sickest freestyle Sublime-themed art in just 90 minutes.

Sublime’s legendary artist, Opie Ortiz, will be there as a guest MC & judge. On the turntables from Robbin’ The Hood, DJ Product 1969©!

AleSmith’s Sublime Mexican Lager will be featured along with Huitlacoche food truck and more, all while celebrating #Sublime30th.

This is a FREE21+ event. Space is limited so first come, first serve. Donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to Music Saves Lives.

DATE AND TIME 
Sat, September 29, 2018
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT

LOCATION 
START Los Angeles
2270 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Congrats Stray Cats on your triumphant return!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Stray Cats ROCKED back to back shows at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa! Thanks to the 14,000 fans for the love.
Check out the show review in OC Register HERE!
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It has been 10 years since the Stray Cats rocked the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, however Thursday night it felt like the trio hadn’t skipped a beat.

Fans were ready to jump, jive and wail along with Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom, who just recently reunited to play three stops in 2018 including the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend back in April, the Naperville Ribfest in Illinois in July and added two nights at Pacific Amphitheatre.

The audience members in Costa Mesa made it clear that they wanted the Stray Cats. Numerous guests turned out in their rockabilly garb, sporting cuffed jeans, flat caps, rolled up T-shirt sleeves, slicked back or pompadour hairstyles, dresses straight out of the ’50s or wearing other vintage Stray Cats-branded swag

As the lights went down and a curtain was removed over the band’s signature light-up sign and large cat logo, the trio emerged and got right with it, kicking the show off with “Runaway Boys.” Like a well-oiled machine, the band blasted through it with ease. By the end of the song, Setzer, who killed it on guitar, raised his arm and let out a “Yeah!” like he knew they had nailed it.

Though it had been a decade since these childhood friends from Long Island, NY had shared a stage, there’s an instant chemistry. They play so well off of each other, each musician a master at his craft. Setzer has such control when he’s wailing away on his guitar and his vocals are still so sharp whether he’s belting it out during songs like “Gene & Eddie” or crooning along with “I Won’t Stand in Your Way.”

Slim Jim, who plays while standing, makes drumming just look so casual and he must have one heck of a chiropractor to keep his posture in check. Rocker is not only a phenomenal upright bassist, but a great singer as his vocals shine during “Bring It Back Again” and a cover of “My Baby Left Me,” a song written by blues singer Arthur Crudup and later famously covered by Elvis Presley.

Fans clapped, danced and sang along to every word of favorites such as “Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” “Built for Speed” and “Rock This Town.” There were even a few famous faces rocking along in the audience including No Doubt drummer Adrian Young and Green Day anchor Tré Cool.

“How’s it sounding you guys, all right?’,” Setzer asked the crowd. “I’ll admit, I’m a little rusty.”

He certainly didn’t sound it as the group launched into “Lust ‘n’ Love” and the punk rock song “Blast Off.” They cut loose during “Fishnet Stockings” and before heading into the encore, hit the audience with its biggest hit, “Rock This Town.”

If there was a moment where the band – which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year – showed even a bit of its age, it was here. Back in the day, Rocker would stand up on his upright bass, slapping away and Slim Jim would just destroy his drum kit. It’s now a little more tame. Slim Jim did manage to get up on his drums and pounded away and Rocker made an attempt at his signature stand-on bass move, but slid off at first try. He smiled and laughed at himself a bit, but kept right on it and eventually got up there. None of this, by the way, affected the sound one bit.

The band members excited for the encore and returned to the stage, having switched out their collared bowling shirts for simple black shirts.

“I guess we shouldn’t have waited so long, huh?’,” Setzer asked before hitting the crowd with the rousing “Rumble in Brighton.” The band ended the evening with a cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Somethin’ Else.”

Celebrating 22 years of Sublime’s self-titled album!

Monday, July 30th, 2018

July 30th in 1996, Sublime released their self-titled Album. Sublime became a huge success, staying on the charts for over a year and a half and going 5x Platinum. Beyond that, tracks like “Santeria” “What I Got” “Doin’ Time” and many more off the album have become iconic songs, and are still played today!

SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra ‘s 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Excited to announce SiriusXM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour. Tickets are on sale NOW! Click HERE for tour dates and info

Check out Beat Root Revival’s new music video for “Up”

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Beat Root Revival has been making serious headway in Austin, TX music scene. Playing shows at least four days a week, but this week, they have something new in store for us… A brand new original song featured – check out the gorgeous and inspiring new video ‘Up’ here!

 

30 years of SUBLIME!

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
This month 30 years ago, Brad, Eric and Bud played their first show together and Sublime was born!
We’re celebrating 30 years of the band all month long and looking for ” all the love we’ve found” over the years with stories and memories from the fans – share on Instagram by using #Sublime30th for it to be collected on the site.
Check out in the new merch here!

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot Summer Tour Comes To A Close

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! summer tour wrapped up yesterday at the Lowell Summer Music Series. Brian started the tour in Santa Ynez, CA on June 1st and has rocked the stages in places like Sacramento, Napa, Austin, Tulsa, Atlanta, Charleston and Atlantic City. A huge thank you goes out to all the fans for making this tour great!