Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., July 19
The Flesh Eaters
It’s no surprise that, by mixing members of X, the Blasters, and Los Lobos, you end up with punkabilly voodoo blues supergroup so aggressive that no other name could be more suitable than the Flesh Eaters. Poet/singer Chris Desjardins convened the band’s first incarnation in the late '70s, getting distracted for a while in the mid-to-late ‘80s by Divine Horseman before pressing the Flesh again several times between 1990 and 2004.
The reunited version hitting the Casbah on January 17 next year features an all-star lineup from their most acclaimed album, 1981’s A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die, with Desjardins (whose songwriting is frequently informed by his love of pop culture trivia and Japanese gangster films) alongside John Doe and DJ Bonebrake (both of X), Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman (both from the Blasters), and Steve Berlin, who played sax with Los Lobos and the Blasters, as well as recorded with local lights such as the Beat Farmers and the Paladins.
- Age limit: 21+
- When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 8 p.m.
- Cost: $20 - $22