THE PHANTOM SHAKERS
Venue Address (Get Directions)Heavy Rebel Weekender-The Millennium Center
Date and Time
Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 8:00pm
The Heavy Rebel Weekender is a celebration of all that is Rock and Roll. A celebration of the spirit that continues to live on through the bands that practice the religion of Rock! Be it Rockabilly, Punk Rock, Psychobilly, Honky Tonk, Garage Rock, Ska, or just plain Rock and Roll, we bring it all under one roof for all to praise and meet at the altar of Rock! The Heavy Rebel Weekender is a celebration of the "Heaviest Rebels" of Rock and Roll. It is that simple. Musicians and groups that changed the landscape or music: Elvis Presley, Flat Duo Jets and Dexter Romweber, Howling Wolf, Bo Diddley, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Social Distortion, Jimmy Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Cramps, The Ramones, Ted Nugent, X, Fugazi, The Who, The Sex Pistols, Reverend Horton Heat, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Hank Williams (all 3 of them), Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, D.A. Coe, New York Dolls, ALL, The Stray Cats, and so on! The idea is that all of Rock and Roll pulls its influence from all other Rock and Roll, and that all Rock and Roll that is good should be celebrated! This idea is why HRW can never be, or should never be, called a ”billy” weekender. It can never be called a Punk Festival or any other singular genre festival. It is Rock and Roll Festival. It is a festival, a celebration, or, as we like to call it, a Weekender. The Heavy Rebel Weekender is unique in its ability to showcase working bands and touring bands - bands that make a living playing music and driving shitty vans and buses. Bands that call the road “HOME”. The HRW has, for 11 years, booked the best of these bands. Bands that draw simply because they are great at what they do! The HRW is not a new concept, even when we started HRW, it was not a new concept: the “weekender” idea has been largely popular for years. What was novel was the concept of combining all the music that we loved into one event. The concept of bringing many different sub-cultures together, under one roof, for a weekend of drinking, rockin' and meeting new people, that was new. We pride ourselves in the “all accepting” attitude created at the HRW. The HRW has always and will always bring you, "the Blood" of the Rock and Roll world, together with the bands, "The Heart" of the Rock and Roll world!