Johnny Hootrock Headlines the Three Brothers Drafthouse
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Three Brothers Drafthouse is the most lavished live music venue in Northeast Texas. The ambiance and atmosphere is unmatchable when it comes to a good time get together. September22nd, 2012 was the perfect night for some Psychobilly madness! Launching the party rocket was a collaboration of musicians coining themselves “The Tornado Brothers”. Jimmy & Cody Duvall from The Shotgun Jimmy’s along with Dan Hodan powered through a multitude of familiar tunes. Songs like “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash and “Good Hearted Woman” by Waylon Jennings sparked up the nostalgia of a time when music actually made you feel something. Joining the guys on stage was an insanely talented guitarist named Saille Branch. Known as “The Big Bender”, Saille brought the feet to the dance floor with his approach to the six string. The guys were magical when it came to melodic vocal harmony and with Jimmy standing while playing on top of his upright bass, they sent out an energetic vibe to the masses.
Next up was a beastly band hailing from Leonard, Texas known as “Pushrod”. With a genre all their own, described by the band as “Country Core Hip Billy”, Pushrod draws you in to their guitar driven carnival of crescendo. Kicking off their set with a firestorm of rocked out numbers like “Yahoos and Triangles“ by The Refreshments and “Hotrod Boogie” by The Rockets. Cody Duvall had his work cut out for him as he sat in for the guys on the skins and blew everyone away. Stepping off stage, Mike worked the crowd as he went from table to table with his guitar using shot glasses to play slide. The entire set was an entertaining mixture of chaotic Rockabilly. Ending the set with Mike shredding on lead; he ripped his strings right from his guitar. Sharing the love of good times, hotrods, and music, Pushrod infuses the party with a bass slapping blast.
Headlining the evening of melodic mania was none other than “Johnny Hootrock”. This 3-piece psycho garage-a-billy band melted faces with their approach to the multi influenced genre. The stage was rushed with fans ready to be injected with the rhythmic Hootrock remedy. The Austin, Texas based band had the Drafthouse tuned in as they introduced punked out covers like “The Crusher” by The Novas and “Caravan” by Duke Ellington. When it comes to original material, the band provokes the party animal with a beefy musical treat. Songs like “Dead Cute Girl” and “Sh*t Shoveling S.O.B”, allow you to peek inside the eclectic mind of Clem & Johnny.
The Psychotic twist on Rockabilly is a movement that has been creeping up from the shadows and Three Brothers Drafthouse is the perfect place for embracing this rocking or rather genre defying style. Tune in to Paris Live Open Mic http://parislive.org/ this Wednesday night as we will be introducing music from Pushrod, Johnny Hootrock, and talking about the show. We had a great time rocking out with all three of the bands and can’t wait to see what comes next at Three Brothers Drafthouse..Keep up with them on Facebook… http://www.facebook.com/threebrothersdraft
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Photos by Robbie Gunn