Izzy and the Catastrophics (New York)
Fronted by wild-eyed guitarist/singer Izzy Zaidman (sideman in Wayne “The Train” Hancock’s band), Izzy and the Catastrophics has been spreading its charming, animated mix of Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Jump Blues, Surf, Jazz and Swing on the road since 2008, averaging about 250 shows a year. The band’s playful patchwork style has been featured on two albums, including 2011’s Lucky Dragon Swing Buffet, Dinner, which the group followed up last year with the Lucky Dragon Swing Buffet, Lunch EP.
YDIIYD: Junior Brown, Reverend Horton Heat, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer. (MB)