I mean, the shack! If the Shack is a rockin, definitely open the door! KEXP DJ Leon Bermans Shake the Shack is celebrating a major milestone with this years 20th Annual Rockabilly Ball. Ive carried on more than once in these pages about what a great event this is, no matter if youre a true-blue fan of the music or not. That isnt to say the lineup isnt packed with talenttonight, the first in a three-day stretch, features Billy Joe and The Dusty 45s, The Roy Kay Trio, Marshall Scott Warner Band, and an all-star tribute to Sun Records. (Check kexp.org for a full festival lineup). But the atmosphere buzzes with an energy and style thats thrilling to be a part of. If you need a reason to wear a magnolia in your hair, or roll up the sleeve of your greasy old T-shirt, here it is. Just dont be a jerkleave your switchblade at home.
Thu., Sept. 27, 8 p.m., 2007