Sorry-OK-Yes = LOUIE of the Week

This week, we acknowledge Sorry-OK-Yes, a band from Tuscany, Italy that wins the LOUIE of the Week award. Here’s a little history of the band, courtesy of their official MySpace page:

“Let me introduce you to one of the most exciting musician-trios at the moment. This bunch of young Italian fillies (not stallions yet) have […]

RIP: Shirley Fisher, photo teacher + inspiration for LOUIE of the week

A few weeks ago, I found out one of my old college teachers died. Shirley Fisher was a photography teacher at De Anza College. The class I took with her had an official name of “intermediate photography,” but it was really all about experimental photography, using the camera as a creative tool. I took […]

RIP: Mark Lindsay’s Rock & Roll Cafe

Less than one year after Mark Lindsay‘s Rock & Roll Cafe opened, it closed down.

Here’s the official word from the official website, posted May 12, 2008:

Dear Wonderful Customers,

Sadly, we must reluctantly announce the closure of the Rock n’ Roll Café.

We have greatly appreciated your loyal support.

Sincerely, The Owners

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Two LOUIE theatrical productions in NY?? WOW!

There’s not one, but TWO theatrical productions focusing on LOUIE LOUIE coming up real soon….

FIRST.. Stomp and Shout (an’ Work it All out) By James Carmichael, directed by Geordie Broadwater opening Sunday, June 1, 2008 Upstairs at the 45th Street Theatre

New York: Babel Theatre Productions (Geordie Broadwater, Artistic Director, Jeremy Blocker, Producing Director […]

Trashman, Neanderthals, Ray Datona- LOUIE of week

The Trashman, The Neanderthals, and Ray Daytona were caught doing LOUIE LOUIE in Italy. I don’t know if The Trashman is the same as the Trashmen from Minneapolis, Minnesota, the group that was known for doing “Surfing Bird,” or if this is a whole new generation of trash. I really have no idea.

What I […]

Meet Bill Haley’s Original Comets

A few years ago, I produced an EPK (electronic press kit) for Bill Haley‘s Original Comets. Some fifty years after these guys recorded one of the most influential rock and songs – “Rock Around the Clock,” these guys are still at, playing music all over the world.

I was asked to post this video clip […]

Til There Was Loo ?

I stumbled upon an amazing impersonator by the name of Stevie Riks on YouTube.

As this is a website that celebrates “all things LOUIE,” I figured I might have a little fun sharing his interpretation of Paul McCartney doing “Tis There Was LOU (or LOO).” This is really silly stuff…

Truth be told, […]

Rain Kings – LOUIE of the Week

I’ll blame Phil Dirt for finding a rare 1965 recording of LOUIE LOUIE by a band from Dallas, Texas. This week’s LOUIE of the Week goes out to The Rain Kings. Here’s a little description from their webpage:

If you go to see live music often, from time to time you will come across […]

RIP: Lance Monthly & No Depression magazine

Two great publications are calling it a day.. (UPDATE: Lance Monthly is back)

After ten years of monthly internet postings, Dick Stewart, publisher of the Lance Monthly decided to cease operations. A supporter of the type of music that the LOUIE REPORT eagerly devours as part it’s regular diet, this internet publication was described […]

A Tale of Two Pauls

Here’s a funny little mashing of two completely different public personalities.

Here’s a frame shot of the official website for Paul Revere & the Raiders – Northwest rock and roll, video pioneers, and first successful rock and roll band for Columbia Records, the world’s largest record label of the 1960s.

Now, here’s a […]