Zodiac (Dutch Glam Rock Disco) – LOUIE of the Week

This week, we point the LOUIE spotlight at a 1976 recording by a Dutch band known as Zodiac.

The band Zodiac was formed in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), featuring members of Crown’s Clan. I wasn’t able to find out details on all six of the band members, but some of the core players included vocalist […]

Dez Cadena – LOUIE of the Week / GoFundMe anti-cancer campaign

Here’s a little something I recently stumbled upon .. a 2011 solo performance of LOUIE LOUIE by Dez Cadena, the man who sang on Black Flag‘s very first LOUIE LOUIE recording.

I also found out he’s fighting cancer.

Dez joined Black Flag in 1980, replacing singer Ron Reyes who apparently quit the band in […]

The Stabilisers + Armitage Shanks “Louie Louie Music” – LOUIE of Week

My friend Joe Maccoll shared some information about a song called “Louie Louie Music,” which was covered by his band the Stabilisers.

The original version of the song was done by Armitage Shanks!

https://youtu.be/w-1pkgBhA1Y

(YouTube description) Louie Louie Music by Armitage Shanks from the album Louie Louie Music EP Released 2012-05-18 on Little Teddy […]

Remembering Candye Kane – Non-LOUIE of the Week

This one’s for Candye Kane, a multi-talented blues singer that we lost last month. Eight years ago she announced that she had pancreatic cancer, which she actively fought with an incredible zest, speaking openly about her battle over the years.

For Candye, so much of her life was all about helping others find a […]

Phil “Fang” Volk w/ the Kingsmen – LOUIE of the Week

Phil “Fang” Volk, an alumni of Paul Revere & the Raiders, shared a special LOUIE LOUIE performance on his Facebook page– a recent collaboration with the Kingsmen!

Phil “Fang” Volk playing bass guitar and singing “Louie Louie” with the Kingsmen at their Cannery Concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 28, 2016. In honor of […]

Gregorio the Fantastical – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the mighty LOUIE LOUIE spotlight is pointed at Gregorio the Fantastical, with his passionate rendition shared on YouTube!

It’s a LOUIE of the Week, so CRANK IT U and share this thing freely!

https://youtu.be/setLgXfCW0Y

Black Pistol Fire (live at Bottle Rock) – LOUIE of the Week

Hot off the proverbial digital griddle, here’s a fresh LOUIE LOUIE captured an hour or two ago at the Bottle Rock festival in Napa, California.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you this week’s LOUIE LOUIE, performed by Black Pistol Fire, captured for posterity by the man known as Mr. Punmaster!

https://youtu.be/sD2iB4CP9G4

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Al Dote & the Kingsmen – Hang On Sloopy (LOUIE relative of Week)

This week, the LOUIE spotlight is on a LOUIE-relative (a category that includes brother, sister, bastard or distant cousin) performed by band known as “the Kingsmen,” which as far as I can tell has absolutely no connection with the successful band from Portland, Oregon with the same name.

This band was known as Al […]

RIP: Jim Manolides, legendary musician with Frantics, Dave Lewis, and more….

Jim Manolides has left the land of the living.

I asked my friend Barry Curtis of the Kingsmen (now retired) and the Daily Flash, to share a few words..

We are incomplete without Jimmy.

He was a walking Northwest music history encyclopedia. He knew virtually everyone from those 50’s ~ 70’s glory days. He […]

Star La’Moan and The Kitchenettes – LOUIE of the Week

This week, the LOUIE LOUIE spotlight is on Star La’Moan and The Kitchenettes, who perform a rockin’ version of THE SONG live at Poet Patriot in Santa Cruz, California sometime in January 2016.

https://youtu.be/1VY1zrwNaCA

… and for those of you that might be in Santa Cruz tomorrow night… Star La’Moan and The Kitchenettes […]