Thursday, 9 February 2012

Legendary Shack Shakers at Psycho Motel 25/04/12

Wednesday 25th April 2012, Psycho Motel Presents: “The Legendary Shack Shakers in Psycho Mo-Hoedown!”
Psycho Motel sacrifices it’s usual weekend slot to bring you an incredibly special performance from one of the finest goddamn rock n’ roll bands in the world right now! We’re excited to reveal that TH' LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS from Nashville Tennessee are checking in to the Motel to promote their new album “AgriDustrial”. The Shack Shakers play an awesomely varied mixture of country, gypsy, blues, punk and rockabilly, and are literally so ‘legendary’ that bullet points have suddenly become necessary…
  • Their guitarist, Duane Denison was a founding member of two other classic US alternative acts - The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk! And before he joined the Shakers he was playing guitar for Hank Williams III (who once called them the best band in America)!!!
  •   Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedy’s called their lead vocalist/blues harpist, JD Wilkes “The last great rock n’ roll frontman”, and made a guest appearance on their 2006 album “Pandelerium"!!!
  • Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin named their “Believe” album his favourite of 2005, and took them on tour as his support band!!!
  • Their track “Swampblood” appears on the soundtrack of top vampire soap, Tru-Blood!!!
…and if that weren’t exciting enough, we’ve got support from El Toro! (The Ventures meets post-punk from Liverpool and San Diego, feat. Members of Zombina and the Skeletones and Pete Bentham and the Dinnerladies) and TheLoose Moose String Band (traditional scouse bluegrass and skiffle) and all the usual Psycho Motel sundries, such as the inimitable cabaret oddness of our accordion slingin’ bellboy – Phlemings! …and we got southern gothic flavoured DJ sets from the Psycho Motel gang! Plus the inevitable barndance dresscode = MOST EXCITING PSYCHO MOTEL EVENT EVER!!!
Tickets £6 from Curious Orange or £7.50 on the door. Doors open 8pm.

If you're not familiar with the work of the Shack Shakers, here's our top picks...

...that's the tune we mentioned that features Mr Biafra (though you'll have to listen hard!)

This one demonstrates their more laid back gothic country style...

...and here's one that's been on the Psycho Motel playlist since the beginning! Maybe you recognise?
Just thinking about it makes us feel all funny.

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