Rock & Pop

Flamin’ Grooves

When: Sat., Jan. 18, 8 p.m. 2020

When the San Francisco band the Flamin’ Groovies released its fourth album Shake Some Action in 1976, the group had been M.I.A. for five years. Lead singer Roy Loney had left the group and Cyril Jordan had taken over as the band’s leader. During that incubation period, the group changed dramatically, and Shake Some Action would live on as its greatest achievement as a band. Loney’s version of the band was heavily influenced by rockabilly and ’50s boogie. Jordan took the band in a ’60s British Invasion power-pop direction, even going so far to dress the band in velvet three-piece suits. But Shake Some Action had fury to it that wouldn’t have been present on anything the Beatles released. The record was the group’s most successful, and hugely influential on the burgeoning punk rock scene. The group comes to Starline Social Club to play the classic record in its entirety.

Aaron Carnes

Price: $20.00

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