Jimmie's Chicken Shack
The local favorites wowed the crowd. I swore I would say that, so I did.
Frontman Jimi Haha engaged in some pretty good banter with the audience when he teased all the married men about disappointing their wives.
Jimmie's Chicken Shack threw in a nice mix of covers, taking on Smoke Two Joints by The Toyes/Sublime and Waiting Room by Fugazi. Jimmie's Chicken Shack was the best at covers. Sorry Joan Jett. (Oops! Spolier alert!)
Jimi Haha also made a randy joke about their name being Jimmie's Lickin Sack. Bravo, sir.
Highlights: High, Do Right, Milk
The Hold Steady
"Southtown girls won't blow you away, but you know that they'll stay..."
I'm sorry, I didn't know what their hit was. The Hold Steady isn't really my band, but several people walked by in steampunk outfits while I was spectating them, so there was that.
Highlights: Rock Problems, Southtown Girls, Your Little Hoodrat Friend
Reverend Horton Heat
"Thanks a lot, that makes me feel real good."
Even after more than 25 years, the good Rev is definitely still a draw, and he was very appreciative of his fans. I've never been one for the "big band" scene, but I enjoyed the set. They did a fun cover of Johnny B Good.
Highlights: Jimbo, Spend A Night in the Box, Psychobilly Freakout
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
"This stuff tastes great."
Bucket list! Or just band that I never thought I'd see live, and then I did at the Shindig. Of course we all remember where we were the first time we heard that "knock on wood" song during the ska explosion of the late 1990s.