Invasion Car Show After Party w/ Wayne Hancock

Invasion Car Show After Party w/ Wayne Hancock

The Drop Top Rockets, Holy Moly

Sat, September 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10

This event is all ages

Wayne Hancock
Wayne Hancock
Wayne has been called "The King of Juke Joint swing," a "Roots Renaissance Man," a "Country Singer's Country Singer" and "Hank Williams meets Gershwin." But the phrase most frequently echoed throughout his career is "Wayne Hancock is the real deal." Joe Ely said it, Hank Williams III said it, Bobby Koefer from the Texas Playboys said it, as have countless music fans and writers when referring to Hancock's authentic and original blend of honky tonk, western swing, blues and big band that he calls "juke joint swing!"

Authenticity and sincerity have been the cornerstones of Hancock's writing and music since the start of his career. His refusal to compromise his vision and sell out his music has earned him a fiercely loyal underground following.

Hancock's vision, as he puts it, is "to bring people together and make them feel good about music. It's a spiritual thing and without spirituality, you've got nothin'. There ain't much on the radio that strikes me as being original or from the heart, most of it's from the pocketbook and it shows."

Wayne is proud of his rural roots and culture and has thoroughly absorbed the spirit of country music's forefathers such as Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. Never a mere imitator, the cutting-edge style that emerges is every bit his own. He breathes youth and driving energy into traditional country forms and adds a dash of big band horns, boogie woogie piano, scorching rockabilly beats, heavenly Hawaiian steel licks and some wigged-out hillbilly jazz guitar.
The Drop Top Rockets
The Drop Top Rockets
Big barrelhouse vocals, blazin' guitar, hot slappin' bass and a backbeat that just won't quit. Put all that together and what do you get? The Drop-Top Rockets that’s what! Kickin' up as much dust as a Texas twister, The Drop-Top Rockets are a Rockabilly combo that's sure to please. In the traditions of Rockabilly, Fifties Rock & Roll and Honky Tonk, The Drop-Top Rockets are true to form but with a style all their own. So stick around and check out the joint.
Holy Moly
Holy Moly
Holy Moly is a five piece American cowpunk band from Fort Worth, Texas. The band is the brainchild of frontman Joe Rose and guitarist Danny Weaver. The two started Holy Moly in 2005. Shortly after the forming they released their self-titled first LP, “Holy Moly.” The record garnered attention in DFW and beyond affording them the opportunities to play a multitude of shows across Texas while building a grassroots fan base every step of the way.

That fan base included a number of talented musicians, two of which joined the band in time to record the second album, “Drinkin’ Druggin’ and Lovin’”. The addition of Jeremy Hull on upright bass and Joe Carpenter on drums kicked the songs into high gear, and "Drinkin' Druggin' and Lovin'" was voted Album of the Year in the Fort Worth Music Awards. In 2011, Holy Moly took home the award for Best Live Band and Best Bassist (Jeremy Hull).

In 2009 Holy Moly took their special brand of mayhem on the road, touring through Texas and Louisiana. In the summer of 2009 Holy Moly hopped the pond and spent three weeks playing Belgium and Holland with Surfing Airlines productions. Time on the road lead to more new songs, and upon their return to the States Holy Moly recorded and released their third album, "Clickity Clack", a raucous collection of high-energy tunes that features even tighter arrangements and more of Joe Rose's signature storytelling lyrics. The enthusiastic reception lead to bigger shows playing in front of bigger crowds, with Holy Moly opening for bands like Bowling For Soup and Flickerstick.

It’s these audiences that help define Holy Moly’s identity. Shows are bombastic, goofy, and fun for everyone. Holy Moly’s lyrics weave a mysterious montage of zombies, one legged adulterers, and all the alcohol and drugs a healthy young person can handle. It’s rock and roll in its most honest form with a honky tonk needle helping it slide right into your heart and soul. What’s this needle, you might ask? This needle is the vehicle in which HM inserts its message, wraps it up and then lets it roll out all over the listener’s car stereo or beer drenched bar stool.
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/