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The Slooches, a power trio out of Walla Walla, Wash., deliver their own blend of groovy Rockabilly and early punk, with a bit of surf and garage rock thrown in for good measure. Realizing their common love and obsession for the Ramones while skateboarding together in 2004, Franky Jo, Ty and Reed decided to pursue a career in rock 'n' roll, even before they knew how to play any instruments.
Since then, and a lot of Ramones covers later, this new age retro bop band has continuously packed bars, punk rock joints, underground metal clubs and back alley taverns to capacity as easily as they’ve filled tasting rooms, wineries, breweries and restaurants across the Pacific Northwest. With their expanding musical palette, the Slooches exonerate a rock ‘n’ roll renaissance that’s constantly changing, ever evolving into the unheard, while at the same time always giving homage to the simple oldies tunes they grew up on.
Telling brash, blunt tales of chain gangs, rumbles, switchblades, wooden bats, bad guys, criminals, cigarettes, girls and whiskey, the Slooches make it clear to audiences they’re from a different time and place altogether; a time and place with a trashy fifties fetish and a passion for hip-twisting, body-shaking music.
Guitarist and vocalist, Franky Jo, has appeared live on Good Morning Northwest and has opened for Hillstomp, Joe Buck Yourself and, most recently, Ziggy Marley.
The Slooches have shared billing with The Quick and Easy Boys, Doctor and the Bird, Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band, Plants Eat People, The Savage Henrys, Livevil and Acid Reflex, and will open for the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, in September 2012.