It's a strange thing to think about, but there are places in Finland, France, and the U.K. where people know all the words to songs by Minneapolis rock 'n' roll and rockabilly band Reckless Ones. In Flagstaff, Arizona, too, and San Antonio, Texas, the fans are die-hard. Ask Reckless Ones singer/guitarist Kevin O'Leary what it's like to be known across Europe yet have only a fledgling following in the band's native Minneapolis, and his answer sounds optimistic; he'll tell you, "It's cool, nothing cooler than walking in and strangers are singing every word of your songs." Reckless Ones, if pitted against their peers in the Minneapolis rock world, are a mere blip on the radar, aside from the rockabilly scene. And that is a shame, because Finland's got the right idea; Reckless Ones are the best band you aren't listening to. With the Shockers, Sweet Mama J, Up Simba. (Photo by Adam Degross)
Fri., March 23, 9 p.m., 2012
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