These three legendary roots rockin' trios are combining for an unbelievable retro concert at the Golden Sails Hotel (where the PCH Club is located) on Sat. Aug. 29 in Long Beach.
This rare show will take place in the gorgeous Crystal Ballroom and will combine cabaret tables, theater style seating and general admission options with a full bar and large dance floor.
San Diego's FORBIDDEN PIGS will be paying loving tribute to their founder, the late Billy Bacon.
Billy Bacon And The Forbidden Pigs were formed in 1984 along with such notables as Los Lobos, The Blasters, Rosie Flores, Mojo Nixon, The Beat farmers and The Paladins. The emphasis was on solid song writing and raucous live shows consisting of an eclectic and vibrant stew of American roots music including Tex Mex, R&B, Rockabilly, Pop and Classic Country.
They released their first single, Una mas Cerveza on Swingin’ Records in 1988. By 1991, with the help of friend and mentor Mojo Nixon, they landed a record deal with LA-based Triple X Records. They toured 250 days a year and have released nine albums which boast a list of “honorary Pigs” such as: Joe Walsh, Michael Doucet, Dave Alvin, Evan Johns, Country Dick Montana, Mojo Nixon, Buddy Blue, Chris Gaffney and Kandye Kane.
The TAIL GATORS are a Texas Swamp Rock, Blues-Rock, Bayou Boogie, Rock and Roll band from Austin.
Fronted by Don Leady, a singer, songwriter, guitarist, accordionist and producer, the trio plays an audio gumbo of Gulf Coast styles blended with rock seasonings.
Leady formed the Tail Gators in 1985 with legendary bass player Keith Ferguson (of The Fabulous Thunderbirds) and drummer Gary Mudcat Smith - and the rest is swamp rock history. The current lineup is Don Leady - guitar, voice, accordion, fiddle; JJ Barrera - bass, bajo sexto; and Alberto Telo - drums.
The Paladins were one of leading lights in the California roots and rockabilly music scene of the early '80s along with such rockin' bands as Los Lobos and the Blasters. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Dave Gonzalez and bassist Thomas Yearsley while they were attending high school in San Diego in the late '70s. With their old-school approach to rockin' R&B, blues, and rockabilly, the Paladins garnered a strong following, as well as opening slots for such bands as X, the Blasters, the Stray Cats and the Fabulous Thunderbirds -- whose vocalist, Kim Wilson, produced the band's 1986 self-titled debut album. The Paladins followed up with several well-received albums on Alligator Records including 1988's Years Since Yesterday and 1990's Let's Buzz. The '90s saw the band dig deeper into a mix of rockin' R&B and blues with such albums as 1994's Ticket Home, the 1996 live album Million Mile Club, and 1999's Rejuvenated. Also in 1999, the Paladins released the album Slippin' In, which showcased a return to the more rockabilly-oriented sound of their early albums. Palvoline No. 7 followed in 2001 with Matador appearing two years later. In 2007, the Paladins released the concert album Power Shake, which featured them performing live in Holland.
Since then, they have made several more live appearances and in 2013, released the EP Wicked.
In 2017, the Paladins returned with New World, the band's first studio album in over a decade.
This special show starts at 8 pm and features free parking, ages 18+, and a great menu available at your table.
Reservations HIGHLY recommended for this unusual Trio of Ttrios performing together.
It's the SoCal '80s roots scene all over again!
A Trio of Trios.
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6285 E. Pac. Coast Hwy. next to the Gaslamp near PCH & 2nd.