The Flamin' Groovies surfaced in San Francisco in the mid-'60s playing gnarly, exuberant rock 'n' roll in all its primal glory. The band had a rabid cult following, produced some indelible nuggets ("Teenage Head," "Slow Death," "Shake Some Action") and were a key influence on the punk movement. Founding Groovies guitarist Cyril Jordan and bassist George Alexander were recruited by vocalist/guitarist Chris Wilson (who replaced Roy Loney in '71) to play on his solo album (It's Flamin' Groovy!). The trio subsequently reformed the band with new drummer Victor Penalosa, and released a single, "End of the World," which, like the stuff on Wilson's disc, rocks out with streaks of Chuck Berry, psychedelia, and the Stones. The Mighty Mofos open. (Photo by Anne Laurent)
Sun., May 11, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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