While you’ll see a lot of good bands sitting around waiting to get ‘signed’, the Hillbilly Casino took a cue from bands like Black Flag, Fugazi and Youth Brigade, booking their own tours, and producing and releasing their own CD’s and T-shirts, and spending hundreds of hours in their old grey Econoline van getting the rock ‘n’ roll out to the people. From thirty minute opening slots to 3 and 4 hour marathon sets, these boys are gonna bring their ‘A’ game, and you’ll probably get tired before they do.
It helps that they sound GREAT - and have a very loyal and hip following. They are on a rare west coast trip as they appear at NAMM in Anaheim, the music industry's chance to show off top talent as well as the latest equipment.
Every member of the Hillbilly Casino brings their own special flavor to the band, from Nic’s background in hip hop and rockabilly, to Geoff’s love of old school punk rock and ska, and you’ll find elements of all of this in every Hillbilly Casino record and show.
2008 saw the release of ‘Buy-in’ a full length Documentary by Doug Farrar at Rockstep Creative. Doug followed the band around for over a year, attending dozens of shows collecting performance and interview footage, which he compiled into a revealing look at a band just trying to make a living and have fun.
Members of the Hillbilly Casino are endorsed by BLAST CULT, Gretsch Guitars, and Fender amps.
Opening the shown is Pope Paul & the Illegals as they return to Don's for their fourth time, playing originals and some covers with a carefree abandon, and having so much fun that you will too.
This show is in the Longboard Room, complete with waitstaff, full menus, cabaret seating and all ages. Free parking too.
Doors open at 7 pm, music approx. 8:30 pm.
Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.
No need to print tickets, give name at door.
Note: parties of 3 or less may be seated with other parties of 3 or less based on availability.
Text 714-809-6146 for more info.