Los Straitjackets, The Fleshtones
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson
The World's #1 Instrumental Combo team up with roots-music legend Deke Dickerson. They will be playing material from their brand new album "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits" but expect plenty of surf-honky tonk- rockabilly-garage madness as these twang-masters join forces for the most entertaining show you'll see all year.
When it comes to delivering high-energy rock and roll instrumental music, no one equals the finesse, power and perseverance of Grammy-nominated Los Straitjackets. It’s been 20 years since the Nashville-bred band first dressed in their easily recognizable attire of Lucha Libre masks. Since then the group has toured around the world, released 11 studio albums, finding to time to record and tour with El Vez, Dave Alvin, The Reverend Horton Heat, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Big Sandy-- to name just a few.
Deke Dickerson has kept the flame alive for real rock & roll, since he was the frontman for Missouri's legendary Untamed Youth. Since then every project (including his The Dave and Deke Combo, The Go Nuts, Blind Rage and Violence) Deke pursues has brought his unparalleled musicianship and flair for entertainment to the forefront. He has collaborated with many of his heroes including Duane Eddy, Larry Collins of The Collins Kids, Randy Fuller (of the Bobby Fuller Four) and The Trashmen. His work as bandleader at the Ponderosa Stomp and ringmaster of the Guitar Geek festivals, and as an author have helped keep the spotlight shown on the first generations of rock & rollers.
The Fleshtones are:
Keith Streng – guitar & vocals
Peter Zaremba – lead vocals, harmonica & organ
Bill Milhizer – drums & vocals
Ken Fox – bass & vocals
Fresh off the heels of this year’s critically adored Take a Good Look and their long overdue biography SWEAT: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band by Joe Bonomo, Brooklyn’s most unsung sons are back with their warped personal take on Christmas music.
From the garage rock gods who brought the world “Super Rock,” Stocking Stuffer is the Christmas album for music fans who hate run-of-the mill Christmas music. The Fleshtones just want to rock and they’re not about to let peace on earth or good will to men get in the way.
“Hooray for Santa Claus” opens the disc with a speaker busting ode to the guy in the big red suit and “Champagne of Christmas” looks back to The Fleshtones’ classic R&B roots while extolling the virtues of more than a little yuletide bubbly. Stocking Stuffer is festive enough to get you in the holiday mood but rocks hard enough to keep the eggnog flowing through mistletoe make-out sessions and drunken sing-a-longs. If Santa is cool enough to leave this little gem in your stocking, this year you’ll actually look forward to Christmas music.
Praise for The Fleshtones’ Take a Good Look…
“On their 19th album, they stick with the formula they basically perfected on 1982′s Roman Gods, splashing roller-rink organ over crusty surf guitar while manic frontman Peter Zaremba chants/sings/sloganeers like Eddie Argos’ favorite wacky uncle. 3 stars.” -SPIN
“It’s unabashed party rock ‘n’ roll, expertly composed and executed; in a perfect world, ‘Jet Set Fleshtones’ would be on every car radio all summer long.” -VARIETY
“[Take a Good Look] makes you want to be in a convertible.” -NPR
“…the Fleshtones have outlasted dozens of dopey fads (and a few legit trends) by playing R&B laced garage rock with a swinging intensity that would exhaust younger bands.” -HARP