Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Dealers set to perform at The Coach House on Friday night
Indie rock. Alternative rock. Country rock. Hard rock. Modern rock.
Whatever happened to good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll?
It’s alive and well, thanks to an Orange County-based quartet known as The Dealers. As showcased on the band’s recently-issued self-titled debut recorded at Custom Taylored Studios in Fountain Valley, the Dealers’ straightforward rock recalls legends such as AC/DC, the Beatles, Bad Company and Led Zeppelin.
The band, which features Kevin Thews (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Kyle Eckermann (lead guitar), Shawn Fox (bass) and Justin Ludwig (drums), will open for Queen Nation (a tribute to the British band Queen) at the Coach House on Feb. 18.
The Lake Forest group has issued a disc that brings classic rock into the 21st century. Songs such as “Don’t Drag Me Down,” “Rock Me” and “Big Bad Bessie” simply groove with an approach that is at odds with the over-produced, digital-fix approach of 2011.
The Dealers will perform at the Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, at 8 p.m. on Friday night, Feb. 18.
Those wanting to get an early listen to the Dealers’ commercial release can visit the band’s official Web site at www.dealersbandrock.com.
Tickets are $15 and will be available at the Coach House box office.