and the Catastrophics in Farmington, May 7
April 29, 2012
Stitching together rock n’ roll,
swing, surf, honky-tonk, and bebop, Izzy and the
Catastrophics are a profoundly exciting and challenging
Often compared to rockabilly greats of the past,
Izzy and his boys are carrying the tradition into
the 21st century with flair and frenzy.
Rooted firmly in traditional American roots music
with the chops to nail it and the grit to deliver
it, Izzy and his boys are on a lifelong mission
to heal the world’s disenfranchised ears by exposing
audiences to the glory of their own cultural lineage.
Izzy’s shows are as likely to be filled with excitable
counter-culture kids as with sentimental old drunks.
If there is a common thread connecting everyone
who cares for live music, Izzy and the Catastrophics
The band has toured constantly since 2008, playing over
250 shows per year in America and Europe. They have shared
the stage with everyone from Snoop Dogg and Reverend Horton
Heat in Orlando to the unmentionable punk bands of Anaheim.
Their most recent album, Lucky Dragon Swing Buffet: Dinner
Price, was largely recorded during a month long stint
in New Orleans, with guest appearances by some of the
hottest young players on the emergent Trad Jazz scene.
During the filming of their debut music video for Mambo
on Your Grave, the group rode a full-sized Mardi-Gras
float illegally through the mausoleum-laden cemeteries
of New Orleans.
Izzy and the Catastrophics will appear at The
Vault, Saturday, May 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and available at The Vault, 204 South
A Street, Farmington, MO 63640.