A vinatge rock and roll good time, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene harken back to the days of real dive bars with real dive drinks and chicken wire cages around the stage. When those ladies in the pencil skirts and fishnet stockings were an unsavory sort. Kerry Pastine dominates the stage with her explosive personality and sultry growl. It’s rockabilly with a a Patti Smith attitude; the inked-up female counterpart to the good Reverend Horton Heat. Though there’s a little less of the twitchy Ska beat and a little more nod to era with a slap bass and a little bit of slink.
The band is far from just an able backup. They’re good. Really good. Drums are tight and precise, the upright bass is perfect and the guitar licks fire. They’re on their sophomore album and you can still catch them locally, the music market really is ripe for some good ol’ rock and roll, so they well may be on their way to bigger venues and locations.
Whatever you want call it, you’ll get up and dance you won’t be able to help yourself. So, don’t forget your swing dancin’ shoes and black leather jacket. There’s some dirty two steppin’ to be done.
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