Starting things off right at 5:30 in the Underground, The Ultra Kings from PA are back combining primal rock n roll, rockabilly, surf and the blues to create a sound all their own!
Next up at 5:45 are The Evil Streaks from MA gettin’ creepy downstairs in The Jailhouse for their first HRW. "It's is a spooky party starter that sounds like the B-52s playing a Halloween tribute show to the Cramps." - Rue Morgue…sounds right up our alley!!! Check em out!
Lara Hope & The Arktones are back again with a wild swingin’ time! 6:00 on the Main Stage! The Hudson Valley, NY's premier Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, and Rock n Roll band! Check out the brand new video for their song “Whiskey Pick”….we love these guys!
Jesse Ray Carter takes the Underground Stage at 6:30 with country flavor and fervor! Coming all the way from Roanoke to preach the gospel of good music to you fine folks, this guy is busy making a name for himself and he packs a punch!
James Hunnicutt from WA will bring his soulful voice and singer/songwriter musicianship to the Jailhouse at 6:45. James combines his love of life with a rock-solid musical background to craft amazingly heartfelt tunes. Come get mesmerized!!!
The Skeleton Beats take the Main Stage at 7 pm and features an all-star cast of ex Boston band members from Pulp 45, Mourningside, Photon Torpedoes and Red Invasion bringing you some scorching rock n’ roll!
Oh, Tex Railer’s Doomtown. What can we say. These guys have been rockin and touring their butts off! High octane full-on energy just pours from the stage and into the crowd…literally. These guys are gonna tear up the Underground Stage at 7:30.
7:45 in The Jailhouse is David Quick’s band, The Infidels. Hard rockin’ riffs and Dave’s super-cool guitar slinging make this a high-energy set to enjoy! Come check it out!
The Recently Deceased is on the Mainstage at 8. From Baltimore, MD with a dark force, these guys combine so many influences from punk, metal, rockabilly, blues, pop….it’s just uniquely The Recently Deceased. We love these guys. Come throw a lot of beer cans at them. For real. A lot.
At 8:30 in The Underground is New Jersey’s Buzzard Wagon for their first appearance at Heavy Rebel! Described as “like being run down by a High Ball with no brakes,…Buzzard Wagon is true American HIGH ENERGY ROCK N’ ROLL.” Come get real real rowdy!
Your favorite Dixie-fried deviants from Greensboro, The Tremors, take the Jailhouse stage at 8:45 to rattle your bones with furious rockabilly rhythms! Listen if you dare!!
We are really excited to welcome NYC psychobilly awesomeness, The Spastiks, to the Unground Stage at 9:30! Ooozing with slime and super dyn-o-mite!
Oooh, Bloodshot Bill and the Greensboro Gang! Heavy Rebel’s very favorite greasy Canadian rockabilly cat! Come on to The Jailhouse at 9:45 to be mesmerized by Bloodshot Bill’s energy. Backed by Joshua Johnson (Pinche Gringo) and Slim Perkins (The Tremors) this is gonna be a treat!
The Sawyer Family is back this year for their second round at 10 on the Main Stage! If you missed them last year don’t make that mistake again! All the way from Eugene, OR, they have been so busy this year, they have a brand new CD produced by NC’s own John Custer that they will debut at Heavy Rebel this year! Described as "Stoner Americana Thunder... like Slim Cessnas Auto club formed a side project that was part Black Flag part Black Sabbath.." These guys are unique and relentless.
At 10:30, head to the Underground for Zombie Queen, female punk rock badasses who bring the chaos and mayhem as naturally as the blood and whiskey! Known for their high energy and intense stage presence as well as their flagrant disregard for any sort of social mores, their down-tuned, muddy and bluesy licks are sure to please!
10:45 in the Jailhouse is Oklahoma’s infamous Billy Joe Winghead in the middle of their Carolina Carpet Bomb tour. Their biography says it very well “An artless mix of Fender twang, Gibson crunch and theremin wail, BJW is determined not to rest until every punk club, bowling alley and lowbrow festival on the map has either asked them to headline or never to return.” Expect meat and beer cans.
11PM on the Main Stage we welcome back Jayke Orvis & the Broken Band. Timeless music performed by a band well ahead of their time. Jayke and the crew are raw and tender at the same time. Blistering Americana with a gritty edge, truthful songwriting and an outpouring of emotion from an amazing collection of musicians. Powerful stuff.
The Menders from Gastonia, NC take the Underground Stage at 11:30. Combining garage rock influences with their solid folk-rock sound, The Menders are establishing quite a following! We are happy to welcome them to Heavy Rebel this year!
The White Barons are rock n’ roll brutality in its raw form! Eva von Slut, formerly of Thee Merry Widows, brings the power with vocals that have been described as “ a ’65 Triumph Chopper without mufflers” and fronts a blistering set of awesomeness at 11:45 on the Jailhouse Stage.
The Goddamn Gallows are back on the Main Stage this year…it might be big enough to hold all these fellas’ shenanigans! Maybe not though…and that’s ok too. Gritty dark screaming sweaty gutterbilly gloriousness. Midnight until the wheels fall off! Come give them your love and let’s finish the night off right!