While the Louisiana-band Lost Bayou Ramblers have been called cajun-punk and draws from styles like rockabilly, rock and western swing, the Whiskey Shivers are on the other side of that same genre – being called “A freewheelin’, trashgrassin’, folk tornado.” These dudes are sure to put on something fantastic.
Both bands have gotten a lot of attention in the press lately. Front-man for the Ramblers, Louis Michot, was in the NY Times recently because of his crazy-ass house that he built himself in Louisiana. The Times writer called his band “riotous” and wrote about his “old-man-sounding” voice. “On these raucous tracks, the Lost Bayou Ramblers sound Cajun in the same way the Pogues once sounded Celtic. Which is to say, they do and they don’t.” He romanticizes him in a great way. Anyway, just read the article yourself, lazy. I linked to it right up there.
Here’s a video of them playing “Blister in the Sun” with Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes –
The Whiskey Shivers were recently recognized by Perez Hilton – and you know when that pop-culture freak mentions something, it’s something worth mentioning. (Well, not always, but sometimes.) He was quoted saying “You may have never heard of Whiskey Shivers, but as of today, you’re never going to hear the end of them.” He’s right. Don’t try to fight it. Embrace the shiver they’ll send down your spine – especially when watching their video. Freaking weird and a little creepy and a lot awesome.
Others, including Ryan Seacrest himself, have commented on how talented this Austin quintet really is, but how that video freaks the hell out of them. These whiskey-drinking dudes always put on a great show, so don’t even worry about that.
Tickets are only $10 general admission and $75 for a VIP table for four upstairs. That’s a pretty great deal to see some pretty great bands at a pretty great venue. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT.
Also, just a warning, be careful when high-fiving the dudes from Whiskey Shivers –