The Sonics in Seattle 2008

In about 12 hours from now, I’ll be on my way to Seattle to witness one of the most anticipated events in Northwest musical history. The Sonics are doing their first show in Seattle in something like 30+ years. Within the past year, they’ve sold out shows in New York and London. Up until […]

Instant Replay @ Disneyland – LOUIE of the Week

This week’s winner of the LOUIE OF THE WEEK award goes out to the band Instant Replay, who performed LOUIE LOUIE at Disneyland on August 12, 2008. Big thanks out to YouTuber halos5 for sharing this one.

By the way, the song LOUIE LOUIE was actually written in Anaheim, about a mile or so […]

Help Steve Ferguson!

I received this message via the Rock & Rap Confidential email newsletter:

I’m Tom Staley (NRBQ‘s Original drummer)

Dave Marsh recommended I contact you to get the word out about Steve Ferguson.

I created a donations page at and I’m organizing a benefit here in Tampa at Skippers Smoke House. I understand Terry […]

Neil Hogan’s Guitar Lesson – LOUIE of the Week

Sometimes, a good teacher can make all the difference in the world when you’re trying to figure things out.

Because not every person is a musician, it’s good that a guy like Neil Hogan has provided a decent little YouTube video to demonstrate how to use guitar power chords, demonstrating the concept quite nicely with […]

The Kingsmen (without Jack Ely) – LOUIE of the Week

I’ve been giving Jack Ely a lot of attention to this blog lately, so I thought I’d give some attention to the band that parted ways with him.

The Kingsmen had the big hit with “LOUIE LOUIE” in 1963, but they never actually toured with the original singer. There was a big argument between Lynn […]

Vegas Report for Jack Ely & the Courtmen

I missed the big show in Las Vegas last week, but here’s a report of the latest reunion with Jack Ely & the Courtmen.

Here’s a few words from the man himself:

This was the quintessential “geezers night out.” Jack Ely and The Courtmen, revived after 42 years, was having a ball. It […]

RIP: Lloyd Thaxton, host of 60’s TV dance show

Last Sunday, Lloyd Thaxton, host of a popular Los Angeles TV dance show in the 1960s, passed away at the age of 81. After being diagnosed with multiple myeloma back in May, he passed away at his home in Studio City, survived by his wife, Barbara.

The Los Angeles Times provided a nice […]

The Pin’sss – LOUIE of the Week

Today, the LOUIE of the WEEK award goes to The Pin’sss for their Motorhead-inspired rendition. Acccording to their Myspace page at they are from Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Not bad….