Remember the swing revival? Bands like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and several dozen others you never heard about? Well, the Gas House Gorillas put a slightly tougher, more rockin’ spin on that whole jump-blues-meets-rockabilly sound, propelled by a ferocious rhythm section featuring bassist Crusher Carmean (formerly of the Crescent City Maulers) and drummer Angelo Merendino, ex of Cleveland punks the Vacancies. Guitarist Hiro Suzuki plays swinging jazz chords as easily as scorching rock ’n’ roll solos, while saxophonist Tim Veeder wails and singer Rick Fink keeps the party jumping. This band recalls the Blasters in its ability to combine loosely related genres (blues, rockabilly, swing) into a red-hot, hard-drinking sound all its own. The show starts at 9 p.m. at the Town Fryer, located inside the Agora (5000 Euclid Ave., 216.431.0700, ). — Phil Freeman
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.