Black Flamingos, Greg Ashley
THU, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
For two decades, The Woggles have marched forth from Georgia like Sherman in reverse, leveling nightclubs with their hip-shaking, windshield-steaming garage rock fusillade” (Austin Chronicle). From songs that shake the rafters to shows that make for “a dance party rave-up that could melt Dick Clark’s face off” (Village Voice), the Woggles are a four-man delivery system for rock’n’roll.
Combine a whole lot of 60’s rock’n’roll with a fist-full of soul, a hip flask of rhythm & blues and a splash of surf and you’ll have the exciting sound of the Woggles. The group signed with Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records in 2006 and their most recent release is the thunderous “Tempo Tantrum.” Spin magazine rates it among the “Best of 2009” and calls it “The soundtrack for the best biker flick you’ve never seen.” Other big Woggles’ releases include 2007’s modestly titled “Rock And Roll Backlash” (Wicked Cool Records). One of its tracks “It’s Not About What I Want (It’s What You Got)” was voted the “Coolest Song of 2006” by listeners of Sirius Satellite Radio’s Underground Garage Channel. The Woggles’ 2006 release “Soul-Sizzling Seven-Inch Meltdown” (Chicken Ranch Records) combines many of their now-rare b-sides, singles, and covers of obscure rock and soul nuggets.
The Woggles’ live shows are the stuff of rock’n’roll legend. The Woggles’ wailing, tambourine flailing leader “The Professor” Mighty Manfred casts the mojo like electricity from his fingertips. Mighty Manfred can also be found spinning vintage vinyl and sharing rock’n’roll ephermea on his acclaimed satellite radio show for SiriusXM Channel 21. Prior to answering the Woggles’ call, guitar-slinger Flesh Hammer mangled strings with 1980’s faves Guadalcanal Diary. On occasion The Woggles’ celebrated rhythm section ( bassist Buzz Hagstrom & drummer Dan Electro) has also recorded and toured with Medway England’s legendary Graham Day as The Gaolers.
“Go see a Woggles show. It will change your life” (Meredith Ochs, NPR All Songs Considered).