Legendary Shack Shakers, Delta Bombers, & The Brains at Volcanic
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 9pm
- ALL AGES
The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.
After taking more than a year off to work on other projects (including JD Wilkes's book "Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky"), the band is re-mobilizing in the fall of 2014 much to the excitement of many a Shack Shaker fanatic. Despite the group’s time off, their reputation for intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville” in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock and Roll frontman.” Having joined the band in early 2012, garage blues guitar player Rod Hamdallah—who also lends his prowess to Wilkes's side project ‘JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers'—is back in the Shack Shakers’ lineup. The rhythm section is rounded out with Brett Whitacre on drums and Mark Robertson thumping out the upright bass.
The Delta Bombers have smashed stages all over the world since 2008 and have no plans of stopping anytime soon. Driven by a hybrid of 50’s rock and roll fused with blues and the most exciting elements of rockabilly, the band’s haunting but powerful voice Chris Moinichen constantly keeps the songs fresh. The goal of the band has always been to build something people who wear gabardine, denim or mohawks could enjoy together. The Delta Bombers continue to tour new and distant places such as Russia and the Czech Republic supported by four studio albums. What started as a teenage dream has now come to fruition as a worldwide rock and roll expedition, one that should be witnessed by anyone who considers themselves a fan of music! The Delta Bombers are playing at a venue near you!
The Brains has never been a band to follow the rules. In fact, the members of the group made a point of utterly destroying every one of these rules with each album they release and every performance they give. These hardworking road warriors have brought their eye-popping live shows to the four corners of the Globe. They perform to full houses in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the United States, sometimes even alongside bands like Rancid, Mad Sin, Nekromantix, Offspring, and Reverend Horton Heat. The Brains stand out as a group to watch, by constantly working at mastering their skills. It hasn't been enough for them to earn awards and secure number one spots on music television programs; they are now hell-bent on world domination. Raise your glass and join them in their battle cry for MORE BRAINS!