GRAVE DANGER / VOODOO SWING / BREA BURNS & THE BOLEROS

Saturday Night Rockin' Roots Roundup!

GRAVE DANGER / VOODOO SWING / BREA BURNS & THE BOLEROS

Sat, December 1, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

GRAVE DANGER
GRAVE DANGER
For those arguing that rock 'n' roll is truly the devil's music, they might just have the evidence they need in the form of Grave Danger. It's not the band's sound -- which isn't really satanic rock, but actually a powerful melange of surf, punk and rockabilly. Nor is it the songs -- usually sprite instrumentals or tales of drunken and homicidal revenge. It's just that whenever this trio hits the stage, the audience -- composed of normally upstanding citizens and community members -- follows the band down a road of booze-fueled hedonism, excess and good old-fashioned destructive fun.

Led by veteran Arizona wildmen Kevin Daly (Hellfire, Grant & the Geezers) Rich Merriman (Keltic Cowboys, Rumble Cats) and Vince Ramirez (Flathead) the trio has been earning praise, popularity and costly repair bills for performances that have seen band members wreaking havoc, destroying stages and shaving their heads onstage (among other things which, for legal reasons, we can't mention here). Taking their cues from well-imbibed showstoppers (Janis Joplin, George Jones, Foster Brooks), a Grave Danger concert makes folks forget God, good manners and city ordinances, leaving most venues drowning in a post-show ocean of blood, sweat and broken bottles.

Now Grave Danger is bringing that sense of unbridled mayhem to its self-titled debut, produced by Daly and Jeff Farias and released as part of a joint venture between Rustic Records and Truxton label head Dave Ramsey. This 11 song platter finds the group mixing a fiery set of instrumentals with cleverly written odes to drinking, love, loss, drinking, hatred, drinking and murder...oh yeah, and drinking.

The group will be leaving its desert breeding ground soon and heading on tour in an effort to spread its unholy gospel across the country, with a plan for global domination by 2001.

One listen to this disc and you'll agree that the group's sound truly splits the difference between Link Wray and Anton LeVay. Forget the old bit about a rock 'n' roll heaven. If there's a rock 'n' roll hell, Grave Danger's gonna be the house band.
VOODOO SWING
VOODOO SWING
Voodoo Swing, Nervous Records and Rockhouse Records recording artists is a premiere Rockabilly trio established in 1990. The trio consists of Shorty on lead guitar and vocals, while Leeroy pounds on skin and hollers and Ruth lays down the grooves on bass. They have shared the stage with modern legends such as Big Sandy, The Frantic Flattops, The Paladins, Lee Rocker, Three Blue Teardrops, The Reverend Horton Heat, Russell Scott and his Red Hots, the Dave and Deke Combo, and The Hillbilly Hellcats to name a few. Playing a unique rip-it-up style of Neo-Rockabilly quickly got Voodoo Swing the attention of Nervous Records in London, and they were quickly signed. Voodoo Swing's debut album "We're Usin' Code Names!" came out on Nervous in 1993. It was followed by their second album, "Well, Okay Then!" released on Holland's Rockhouse Records label. Voodoo Swing's music has also been on dozens of Rockabilly compilations, including "American Rumble," and "Only Freeways to Skinner Cat!" The band also provided the soundtrack for the lowrider documentary film "Low and Slow." In 1998, Shorty was voted "Best Electric Guitar Player" in Salt Lake's "City Weekly Magazine" readers poll. In the 90's, Voodoo Swing toured the Western U.S. and played rockabilly festivals around the country. At that time, the band called Salt Lake its home base. While playing a show in Wells, Nevada in the mid-nineties, a little-known gambler and the 4th King of Buthan, Jigme Wangchuck overheard the combo playing over the "ding ding" of the slot machines. The King peered into the concert hall and was mesmerized by what he saw and heard. That night he ordered the band be "relocated" to the home of his throne in Thimphu, Bhutan. Shorty, Leeroy and Ruth were made the courts jesters and were promised freedom after 5000 shows had been played for the King. Early in 2008 Voodoo Swing fulfilled their obligation to the Kings Court and now are back in Arizona playing for the fans they have missed for all these years. Look for Voodoo Swing in a dive bar near you... just NEVER in a casino.
BREA BURNS & THE BOLEROS
BREA BURNS & THE BOLEROS
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/