PAST RECOMMENDED SHOWS:
07/16/16 @ Continental ClubJohn Doe, Jesse Dayton
In this corner, L.A. punk pioneer John Doe, fresh off his new literary peek at the history he helped create. When not still wrapping diamond-hard punkabilly blasts with street poetry in X, the guitarist remains a hard-touring roots troubadour. In the other corner, second-generation country outlaw Jesse Dayton, occasional horror auteur and Doe’s lead guitarist in spare moments. He opens, then joins his boss for a double shot of grit.
01/23/15 @ Continental ClubJohn Doe, Jesse Dayton
With pioneering L.A. punk rock band X, Baltimore native John Doe and then-wife/co-vocalist Exene Cervenka forged a California noir songwriting ethic to Billy Zoom’s speed demon rockabilly guitar heroism. X still play their classics to adoring audiences across America annually, but Doe makes time to swap a bass for a six-string and forge a solo identity as a rock & roll Harry Dean Stanton, folding that post-Bukowski songwriting into rootsier turf.
06/19/13 @ Holy MountainJesse Dayton, Shinyribs
Honky-tonk horror meister teams with the Gourds offshoot for Texas Two-Step Hump Day Hoedown. Mayeux & Broussard, too.
10/19/12 @ Cactus CafeKinky Friedman & Jesse Dayton
Obama/Biden (urban) or Friedman/Dayton (Dixie-fried): your choice.
04/12/12 @ Broken SpokeJesse Dayton
Honky-tonk birthday and b-day weekend kickoff for Spoke owner James White.
08/12/10 @ Continental Club
Buck Owens Birthday Bash
Rosie Flores, Jesse Dayton, Graham Reynolds, and a host of others grab a tiger by the tail.
08/12/08 @ Continental Club
Buck Owens Memorial Birthday Bash
Jesse Dayton, Billy Dee, Mary Cutrufello, and many more benefit the Center for Child Protection.
04/05/08 @ Trophy's CLOSEDLonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up
06/28/07 @ Broken Spoke
His version of “I’m at Home Getting Hammered (While She’s Out Getting Nailed)” should be a state song.
08/12/04 @ Continental ClubBuck Owens' Birthday Bash
The Bakersfield honky-tonk pioneer and Hee Haw
hero turns 74 Thursday, and for the 13th year in a row, Casper Rawls and Tom Lewis celebrate his birth. With an illustrious house band featuring Rawls, Lewis, Kevin Owen, and Dave Carroll, as well as Jesse Dayton, the Derailers, D.B. Harris, original Buckaroo Doyle Holly, and a slew of musicians from across the nation performing, this year will set candles aflame with smokin’ honky-tonk and cruisin’ vocals. The $15 cover benefits the Children’s Advocacy Center of Travis County. 8pm.
02/28/04 @ Flamingo CantinaJohnny Cash Tribute
That train keeps a-rollin’, and rolling out of San Antone is Alamo City psychobilly label Hairball8’s 18-song Dear Johnny: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
, due March 9 but available at Satur-day’s release shindig. Getting rhythm are locals and Dear Johnny
contributors Jesse Dayton and Stevie Tombstone, Albuquerque’s 12-Step Rebels, the Coffin Creeps, and Livends, all offering amped-up takes on why the Man in Black sang the blues. 8pm.