Boston Band Crush Archived Article: Show Crush: The Legendary Shack Shakers

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I saw The Legendary Shack Shakers exactly once, and since then all I’ve wanted to do is see them again. They tour a lot, and yet everytime they are in town, somehow I miss it. The show I saw was all of four years ago and I still talk about it. The Shackshakers churn out primal psychobilly that is completely at the whim of the maniacal frontman. Half the time he stalks, prances, jumps, screams like a man who has lost his shirt and his mind but is determinedly looking for it on the stage. The rest of the time he is evangelical preacher pointing to the sky and condemning us for our sins. See this show, and be talking about it for the next four years…

Tue 10/7, Mid East Up

Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers,
Pine Hill Haints “Alabama ghost music”
plus a screening of Seven Signs, a documentary film by Legendary Shack Shakers frontman, “The film depicts a struggling Appalachian and Delta culture that survives to this day, despite heavy modernization.”