Mad Dog and the Smokin' J's

When
Fri Apr 15, 2011
Where
Caravan
Time
10pm
Tags
Rockabilly, Music

Description

Colorado rockabilly outfit Mad Dog and the Smokin' Js are all about old-school. Even their nicknames are old-school. Guitarist Mike Minnick is the official "Mad Dog." How does anyone even get the nickname Mad Dog anymore? Like, did he have to kill a guy? Or bite the neck off a glass bottle and then wave it at somebody? I'm just asking. The "Smokin' J" is vocalist "Smokin'" Joe Clark. Since the name implies multiple Smokin' Js, you might think that's the bassist's nickname, too. But former rodeo cowboy Markus Stratman is called "Johnny Congo." However, it does start with 'J', and his bass work is pretty smokin', so we'll give them a pass. They dress like punks, but play like something from the Sun Records era, which is cool. After all, a Mohawk was about the only thing Jerry Lee Lewis didn't think of. - Steve Palopoli sanjose.com

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Call
408.995.6220

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Location

  1. Caravan
    98 Almaden Ave., San Jose, CA