Izzy and the Catasrophics at the Red Line Tap
The Red Line Tap Presents Izzy and The Catasrophics!
Izzy Zaidman - Lead Guitar / Vocals
Lucas Warford - Bass / Vocals
Nick Wight - Drums
Emiliano Vernizzi - Sax
"If Izzy and the Catastrophics had been the band on the Titanic, they'd have blown that iceberg into cubes for drinks on the ledo deck." -Brian Baker, Citybeat Cincinnati.
Stitching together rock n' roll, swing, surf, honky-tonk, and bebop, Izzy and the Catastrophics are a profoundly exciting and challenging group. Often compared to rockabilly greats of the past, Izzy and his boys are carrying the tradition into the 21st century with flair and frenzy.
Rooted firmly in traditional American roots music with the chops to nail it and the grit to deliver it, Izzy and his boys are on a lifelong mission to heal the world's disenfranchised ears by exposing audiences to the glory of their own cultural lineage. Spiritually bound to professional principles yet prone to avant-garde interludes and playfully vulgar stage banter, the band is rapidly building a subculture from every facet of society. Izzy's shows are as likely to be filled with excitable counter-culture kids as with sentimental old drunks. If there is a common thread connecting everyone who cares for live music, Izzy and the Catastrophics are it.
The band has toured constantly since 2008, playing over 250 shows per year in America and Europe. They have shared the stage with everyone from Snoop Dogg and Reverend Horton Heat in Orlando to the unmentionable punk bands of Anaheim. Their most recent album, Lucky Dragon Swing Buffet: Dinner Price,was largely recorded during a month long stint in New Orleans, with guest appearances by some of the hottest young players on the emergent Trad Jazz scene. During the filming of their debut music video for Mambo on Your Grave, the group rode a full-sized Mardi-Gras float illegally through the mausoleum-laden cemeteries of New Orleans.
Amassing talented players from all over the world, the band has had many lineup changes. With each passing member, the band and the players have expanded and deepened their passion for playing music.
The one constant has always been Izzy Zaidman, veteran guitarist of Wayne "The Train" Hancock's band. Fronting the group with swagger and zest, his masterful guitar playing is surpassed only by his witty songwriting and razor-sharp stage banter.
The Red Line Tap (View)
7006 N Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
|Minimum Age: 21|
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