I wrote just a few days ago about Damon and the Shitkickers and their great debut album Short Cups and Long Nights, so I won’t say much more here.
The extended happy hour at The Jinx to launch the album was simply great fun. Predictably, there was a huge, diverse crowd throughout the evening.
Damon Mailand, Anders Thomsen, Mike DiSanza, Igor Fiksman, and Charlie Hodge were joined by a number of other musicians during the four hours of nonstop live music. My apologies if I leave anyone out, but those on stage included Ricardo Ochoa on violin, singer Shannon Schebell, drummer Matt Collett, bassist Mike Redmond, singer Ray Lundy from Bottles ‘n’ Cans, plus the full lineup of Tonto for a short set — Thomsen, Corey Barhorst and Lee Vallier.
Special support was provided by Fred Hodge, who wandered the crowd hawking CDs.
At the end, Igor jumped up from his pedal steel for his typically entertaining rendition of Judas Priest’s “Breakin’ the Law.”
If you can’t get a copy from the band at one of their live shows, you can find the album on Amazon and
I took some pictures: