Reverend Horton Heat
From: Dallas, Texas.
The Reverend Horton Heat is the name of a Dallas, Texas-based psychobilly trio. The group is led by James C. Heath, AKA Reverend Horton Heat (2). Heath is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. The group originally formed in 1985, playing its first gigs in Dallas's Deep Ellum neighborhood. Its current members are Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath on guitar and lead vocals, Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass, and Scott Churilla on drums.
American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter born April 3, 1962 in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Vocalist and Guitarist for Social Distortion.
Slim Jim Phantom
American drummer, born 20 March 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was married to Britt Ekland from 1984 to 1992.
Face To Face
Face to Face was formed in 1991 by front man Trever Keith, bassist Matt Riddle and drummer Rob Kurth. Previously the trio played in a band known as Zero Tolerance (17) along with guitarist Mark Haake. Prior to Zero Tolerance, Trever and Matt played in a band named Victoria Manor, which disbanded in the late 80’s.
Face to Face's first album, Don’t Turn Away, was released in 1992 by Dr. Strange Records, a small independent label located in Alta Loma, California. After nine studio albums and a dedicated following, arguably the band is most well known for their single, "Disconnected," which was released on the band’s first two albums and received significant airplay on college radio.
During the bands 25-year career, Keith had been the only constant member with many former band members finding success in other bands. Former drummer, Pete Parada is the current drummer for The Offspring and former bassist Matt Riddle had success in No Use For A Name and currently plays with The Implants.
The band currently consists of Trever on vocals and guitar with guitarist Dennis Hill filling out the rhythm section. Scott Shiflett is the band's bassist and has been a member of the band since Riddle’s departure in late 1995. Finally, veteran drummer Danny Thompson has been behind the kit since the band reformed in 2008.
The Living End
Australian rock band from Melbourne, Victoria, formed in 1994.
"Thee Commons is one more bit of evidence of Latino L.A.'s further dominance in the independent music scene. Sure, you can reminisce all you want about the days of Mika Miko and Moving Units (they were definitely fun!) but, that was then and this is now. Besides, L.A.'s Latino scene has a couple of Grammy winners to boast of if you're into keeping track of that type of silverware.
What separates Thee Commons from their local brethren (Quetzal, Las Cafeteras, La Chamba, etc.) is their focus on that old-school rock & roll sound a la Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. There are flashes of cumbia chicha here and there reminiscent of Los Mirlos and Los Orientales De Paramonga as well.
"Rabbit And Rattles" is one of the tracks off their upcoming Sunburn at Midnight vinyl EP. The band's style sounds like it belongs on vinyl. It's super retro and I was surprised that a fight between sailors and greasers didn't break out after I listened to it."
Written by Afroxander
A throwback to the 50's dancing the digital twist.