Southern Culture on the Skids @Midnight, The Paladins @9:45pm – $25 at the door @9:00pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
SCOTS loves a good joke. The band sings about Southern food and Southern life, all told from an absurdist perspective not unlike that of the old TV show My Name is Earl. The group predates that ingenious program by two decades, but its ongoing trailer park party has maintained a similarly wild and rambunctious vibe. Southern Culture has done well commercially, too. It was signed to Geffen Records in the ’90s, placing songs in numerous film and video game soundtracks. “Weird Al” Yankovic even parodied the band’s jovial style on his 2014 album Mandatory Fun.
The Paladins from San Diego California are the preeminent blues/rockabilly band in America. Founded in 1980 by guitarist Dave Gonzalez and bass player Thomas Yearsley, they have recorded five singles, nine full Length studio records, and three live albums. Along the way they built a solid reputation as one of America’s hardest-working and best live bands.
The Paladins helped pave the way for the Rockabilly craze of the early 1980s. Their tagline at the time was “Western & Bop”, as they played a combination of rockabilly and vintage country together with a blues groove.