Stray Cats & Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Stray Cats, the band that put rockabilly music back on the record charts in the early '80s, scored several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to a striking visual 1950s style brought up-to-date with exaggerated pompadours and colorful tattoos, as well as genuine musical chops that evoked the best players of rockabilly's original heyday. Formed by guitarist-vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bass player Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom in the Long Island town of Massapequa, NY, in 1979, the trio shared a love for rockabilly music and after banging around New York and Philadelphia for a few months, in the summer of 1980, they were persuaded by a mutual friend to hop a plane to London where a rockabilly revival movement was just beginning to emerge. In this concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, the Cats perform their massive hits including "Runaway Boys," "Rock This Town," "Stray Cat Strut" "(She's) Sexy + 17," and "I Won't Stand in Your Way." They'll be joined by openers Cherry Poppin' Daddies, who picked up the swing mantle in the '90s with "Zoot Suit Riot" and "Brown Derby Jump," adding a little ska and a big horn section to the mix.
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The last date listed for Stray Cats & Cherry Poppin' Daddies was Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 / 7:30pm.