With a two day festival, film festival and music history conference, you’d assume the music fanatics at the Ponderosa Stomp would be done. That assumption couldn’t be further from the truth; the appetite for killer music is unquenchable. The Stomp announces a special show to follow the festival at One Eyed Jacks on Sunday, August 26th with Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan of the Flamin’ Groovies, the A-Bones and the Jim Jones Revue.
In 2009, the annual Ponderosa Stomp festival reunited Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan for their first official show since 1972. The crowd went ballistic! Bringing singer/songwriter Roy Loney and guitarist Cyril Jordan back this year was a no brainer. They’ll be joined by their friends in the A-Bones for a set of the unhinged rock n’ roll. Jim Jones Revue (former front man of Thee Hypnotics) will play supercharged rock that sounds like a collision between Little Richard and the MC5.
Starting out in San Francisco in 1965, the Flamin Groovies always defied the status quo, doing things their own way and inspiring other bands to do the same. The band personified the defiance that inspired punk rock, but never turned their backs on the roots of their sound in American music from the 50s and Brit-pop in the 60s. Even after several decades roll by, the chemistry between Loney and Jordan is as compelling as ever. Roy Loney has the energy of ten teenagers and Cyril Jordan’s much imitated guitarwork is timeless and exciting.
The A-Bones are led by Billy Miller and Miriam Linna, the brains behind Norton Records and the killer zine Kicks. They’ve lent their talents to an array of unsung heroes, from Hasil Adkins to Cordell Jackson while recording their own albums and a slew of singles. The A-Bones play like their lives depend on it, with a primal instinct for groove-laden rock and passion for their idols.
The Jim Jones Revue strip rock back to its essential elements – Jones handles guitar and vocals and brings new life to primordial blues/punk. His reverence for the hard-edged sounds of Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans is obvious, but the ferocity with which the Revue performs makes rock dangerous again.
Ponderosa Stomp presents Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan of The Flamin’ Groovies
with The A-Bones plus Jim Jones Revue
Sunday, Sep 26, 2010 9:00 PM CDT
One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street
18 years and over – Tickets $25.00
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