|The Straight 8s|
"North Carolina’s rockabilly circuit is alive and kicking, partly due to the efforts of musician and promoter Dave Quick whose “Heavy Rebel Weekender” and “Elvis Fest” events draw bands and fans from around the state and nation. It was at Elvis Fest in January, where rockabilly purists The Straight 8s, from Chapel Hill, met Greensboro’s neo-mods, The Raving Knaves and decided to plan a gig in Greensboro.
The two bands will perform Saturday, April 11 at The Green Bean. It’s a compatible mash-up of three decades of influences as both bands put forth with intentional showmanship and staging that has been known to inspire dancing. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/399106646917880/
Brain Drain Records’ The Straight 8s have been delivering their combustible blend of high-octane rock-a-billy music for over a decade. Based in Chapel Hill, NC the band has performed countless shows throughout the Southeast, birthplace of our beloved rock-a-billy. Continuously in demand, the Straight 8s captivate audiences with their exceptional musicianship and dynamic stage presence. The band has released three full-length records and has been featured on several compilations. Their music has also been featured on radio programs in the US, Canada, UK, and the Netherlands. Photos here, in electronic press kit: http://www.straight8s.com/ http://www.braindrainrecords.com/straight_8s.html
The Raving Knaves are an original rock’n’roll trio organized in 2008, led by 35-year veteran, Dave McLean on guitar, vocals. McLean is also primary writer. They have one full-length CD and one EP available online and at gigs. http://www.cdbaby.com/theravingknaves
Show time is 9:00 pm. All ages admitted."
- A Press Release