Having just returned from a massive road trip, I’ve got my favorite local band Jackpot on the brain. For some reason whenever I hit the road in Norcal it makes sense to have Jackpot on the stereo. Something about the mishmash of sounds–on “Shiny Things” and “F+” at least–and Rusty Miller’s creaky voice and memorable lyrics is quintessentially Sacramento to me. So Jackpot was in frequent rotation up through Glenn, Tehama, Siskiyou Counties and into Oregon. (Also: “The House at Pooh Corner” read by British actor Peter Dennis. Melancholy but hilarious.)
Anyway, this morning I noticed that Rusty and the boys are playing a pretty special show Sunday at Blue Lamp: The show starts at 5pm, includes “special guests” on the bill, and cover is $5.
Some MP3s to sweeten the deal:
MP3: Jackpot – Seedless Grapes (from the album “Moonbreath”) MP3: Jackpot – Windshield Wipers (from the album “F+”)
Jackpot plus special guests
Show starts at 5pm