Becky growls like a Dangerhouse punk girl who knows exactly where Wanda Jackson was coming from—which she is, I think?—and the push-pull vocals she does with Don Juan are way more Paula and Jeffrey Lee than John and Exene or Mickey and Sylvia.
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When she’s up, she’s angry, and when she’s down, she’s despairing, and although Gizzelle touches other kinds of songs, those are the ones that will stick with you most.
July 21st, 2011 · No Comments
Imelda May Who said LA wasn’t down for some rockabilly! Holding her record release show for “Mayhem” at the El Rey, Irish beauty Imelda May (vocals/Bodran) and her top-notch band, including her husband Darrel Higham (guitar), Al Gare (double bass/bass guitar) Dave Priseman (trumpet/Flugelhorn/guitar) and Steve Rushton on drums were as tight as they could [...]
July 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Before they were Luis & the Wildfires they were Lil’ Luis y Los Wild Teens, a band built then as it is now: on rock ‘n’ roll too Wild for American ears. Now, as Luis & the Wildfires, they have more than earned their spot on the wall of Pasadena’s Colorado Bar alongside the Rolling Stones. They will play Saturday with live Mexican wrestling (and you can win tickets here!) so enjoy this reissued interview by Lainna Fader!
JUL. 16: L.A. RECORD PRESENTS LUIS AND THE WILDFIRES + DEATH HYMN NUMBER 9 + LIVE MEXICAN WRESTLING AND SPECIAL GUESTS!
July 5th, 2011 · No Comments
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February 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment
You know singer Luis Arriaga from Luis and the Wildfires and the rest of the Dragtones from the Hives, the Barb Wires and the Hi-Winders, and so lemme tell you even with that formidable rock ‘n’ roll resume: this is the album where they let go and really freak out.
November 18th, 2010 · No Comments
Gizzelle sings late ’50s blues and early ’60s soul in the vein of Etta James and Big Maybelle, with a bit of Wild rock ‘n’ roll mixed in. Gizzelle’s voice is much more aggressive and emotional, better suited to this feminist anthem. When Gizzelle says she’s a good woman, it’s hard not to doubt her; and if you did, she’d probably punch you in the face.
December 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Luis & the Wildfires make records between egg crates and a tacked-up Charlie Feathers LP in a tiny backyard shed in Altadena where the spirit of the the Sonics, Eddie Cochran, Little Willie G and Gene Vincent observe kindly from the corners. The hardiest die-hards of Wild meet for High Life and cookies doled out by Wild owner Reb’s wife and son. This interview by Chris Ziegler.