They Hail from San Diego and describe their music as “a hormonally charged garage-surf-punk mess of driving rhythms and reverb-drenched riffs with 50’s rockabilly references as fresh as the faces of this San Diego band”. The Frights deliver catchy songs the more you listen.
The Frights try to mix elements of surf, classic punk, and doo-wop. This mixed drink of genres results in a catchy but aggressive sound, and how they self-describe “playfully ridiculous all at once.”
From The Misfits to Buddy Holly
Out of your speakers, this sounds like a collaboration of bands like The Misfits, Dick Dale, Buddy Holly and Joe Liggins. Especially the fifties Rock ‘n Roll and Doo Wop influences are pretty well composed.
In their lyrics, you’ll find themes like love, and all the desire to have a better life. Like in old 50s cruising Rock ‘n Roll songs you listen in your car on a Sunny day, the Frights let you get a smile out of these songs.
The Frights formed in 2012 as a time-killer project
The Frights were formed in 2012 by lead vocalist/guitarist Mikey Carnevale, bassist Richard Dotson, and drummer Adam Lomnitzer as a simple time-killer project following the trio’s graduation from high school.
Inspired by the best British Blues and US Blues musicians of the twentieth century Jesse Redwing knows how to deliver Blues inspired Rock songs like “Comin’ On” and “Crawlin’ Up The Walls”. Especially “Comin’ On” really digs deep and is most recognizable for its brilliant harmonica solo.
His music is clearly influenced by the best rock and blues musicians of the sixties. Listen below to get the groove!
“I wasn’t born to the blues, but it found me somehow and now there’s no turning back,”
Tokyo based Dusty & Black Tie – Loud Punk Blues / Rock and Roll
They bring Garage Rock and Roll and hail from Tokyo in Japan. Their music reminds you of The Cramps, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Dick Dale: Dustie & Black Tie is a gritty and raw band that uses Blues and Rock ‘n Roll to make some fine sounding rock music.
Although there is less information about Dusty & Black Tie, their music is everywhere. Dustie brings fine Rock ‘ n Roll rolled into a Punk Burrito. “Daddy and Bunny” is a song based on a tight rhythm and blues rhythm. The vocals are primitive and powelful, the groove is fast!
Rock and Roll Gangster I & II
“I Wanna Rock” Is a surf and rockabilly style song built on a 12 bar blues scheme. Another song “Pimp Zigzag” Is best be described as a Jungle. This song rocks out and contain some catchy guitar and vocals by Miss Dusty & Black Tie. Dusty & Black Tie released two albums in 2013 called Rock and Roll Gangster I and Rock and Roll Gangster II.
Last Sunday afternoon the holy experience of Reverend Deadeye’s music overwhelmed me. It was the song ‘Drunk on Jesus’ of this former snake handlin’ performer from Arizona that got to me.
Rev Deadeye is the reverend’s son of a reverend’ son who delivers a punk-rock version of gritty pre-war delta blues which he blends with fiery gospel interpretations capable of turnin’ the whole room into a whiskey filled bar room revival.
Punk style Blues music
Reverend Deadeye continued the punk style use of the slide guitar, like Hound Dog Tayler did fifty years ago. Hound Dog turned the slide guitar into a Rock ‘n Roll instrument. Rev Deadeye into a true punk machine. It is the use of his modified wok-lid resonator guitar that makes the Reverend songs so recognizable.
The slide guitar was a true delta blues instrument but is now evolved by Reverend Deadeye. The sound changed but the soul of the music doesn’t. It is great to experience how blues and punk rock music are so close to each other.
Songs of Reverend Deadeye
Especially in songs like ‘Yonder Blue’ and ‘Fuck The Devil’ you hear the punk and rock influence in his music. His voice is like a radio stream from blues-punk heaven: gritty, hard and raw. It is the use of his homemade beer can microphone that completes the raw sound of his performance.
Reverend Deadeye One Man Band
Like Joe Hill Louis, and later Ben Prestage did, Reverend Deadeye is an excellent one man band performer. Besides the use of his beer can microphone and wok-lid resonator Guitar, listen to his Kick Drum and washtub snare. To get the idea of his songs you should listen for the some heavy songs to “Backslider Baby’ and ‘Bless My Soul’. For some happy grooving songs to ‘Baby On That Train’.
Shows of Reverend Deadeye
Don’t expect a Sunday mornin’ church service at one of Reverend Deadeye’s shows; instead, expect a Saturday night baptism with fire holy rollin’ revival. I really enjoy the music of the Reverend. Follow him here…