Rattlesnakes reunite for a free 90-minute concert:
Monday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m.
The Trip, 2101 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica 90405:
Andy and the Rattlesnakes were one of the of the first L.A. bands to break
out of the ‘80s new wave/punk mold into a reinvention of American roots
and world music, sharing bills and a new sensibility with artists
including Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams, the Pop, the Sheiks of Shakes,
John Hiatt, and Exuma, playing charged up shows at Cathay de Grande, the
Starwood, the Whisky, Blackie’s, Madame Wong’s and the O.N. Club.
On the heels of the 2006 release of compilation CD “Last Summer to Dance,”
Andy and the Rattlesnakes were dubbed "one of the great, lost, eclectic
underground rock & roll bands" by the L.A. Weekly. Their 1980 cover of
Neil Diamond’s Solitary Man received national airplay and was chosen by
L.A. Weekly’s Bill Bentley as “Single of the Month,” describing the record
as “threatening to drag folk-rock out of the closet.” Patience was
recorded for Rocket Records (Elton John’s boutique label) and featured on
the USA Network’s New Wave Theatre. Third World Wives was included on a
1981 anthology, The D.I.Y. Album: Ten of America’s Best New Bands, along
with Black Flag, Red Rockers, and Dreamers.
The 2012 Rattlesnakes lineup features original members: lead singer Andy
Krikun, guitarist Paul Lacques, Morley Bartnoff on keys, Rob “Rio” Hasick
and Kenny Weinstock trading off on bass, bongomeister Mike Tempo; and the
newest addition, John Lacques (drums). Andy Krikun balances his lifelong
musical explorations with his academic career as a community college music
professor and PhD candidate in music education at NYU.
Members of the Rattlesnake clan have gone on to perform and record with
Burning Sensations, Bonedaddys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Rotondi,
Dramarama, Bo Diddley, Double Naught Spy Car, and I See Hawks in L.A.
For more info: Andy Krikun – 845.642.2264 or email: