A-Bones at Brooklyn Bowl
Have you ever heard some random old song from the early days of rock-n-roll and said to yourself "Wow, that's really catchy?" Then as a sense of deja vu sets in it occurs to you that every time you hear a song from back then it seems so fun, so energetic, that you wish you could hear that sort of thing more often? It seems that the A-Bones not only had this experience but really took it to heart. They play nothing but that great early rock-n-roll. Some songs are covers, some are originals, but all of them are great fun.
A-Bones singer Billy Miller and drummer Miriam Linna are also the head honchos of Norton Records, a record label which releases exactly that same kind of awesome early rock-n-roll plus newer stuff along the same lines. Their warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy. I see something in that article about "four feet of water". Yeah, that's not good. Apparently most of their stock (meaning "records" and so on) was either damaged or destroyed. The Norton Records website has more info. Anyway, folks from the musical community are helping out by throwing fundraiser shows such as this one (I think). Hopefully Norton will recover quickly.
The A-Bones at The Warsaw
Opening for legendary artists like The Trashmen is probably fairly easy for these guys. After all the A-Bones includes Billy and Miriam of Norton Records, an indie label which puts out garage and retro rock-n-roll by both older and modern bands. They probably send Christmas cards to bands like that. They can keep up with 'em in the rockin'-n-rollin' department too. In the last few shots they are joined by The Great Gaylord (musician and WFMU DJ).