Derby whiplash

Overkill, Southern Culture, Sean 1 among those to perform

Apr 28, 2010 at 5:00 am
Southern Culture on the Skids take over Headliners Derby Eve.
Southern Culture on the Skids take over Headliners Derby Eve.

Thursday, April 29
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
$20-$60; 6:30 p.m.

For every dollar New York and New Jersey thrash metal bands earn, a percentage should go direct deposit to Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and D.D. Verni. In February, the founders of Overkill, along with Derek “The Skull” Tailer, Dave Linsk and new drummer Ron Lipnicki, celebrated their 25th anniversary with the release of Ironbound, their 16th studio album. Its consistency-first approach keeps the fanbase loyal: One flew from Australia to catch them in Vegas (only to find out the show had been canceled). God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile and Woe Of Tyrants round out a bill louder than any pounding hoof.


‘She Can Get It’ Party
Thursday, April 29
8021 Preston Hwy.
$10; 10 p.m.

A singer in church and school productions since age 5, Sean Booker, aka Sean 1, is hoping to build momentum Thursday for his latest single, “She Can Get It.” In 2006, he won a songwriting contest and performed at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, and BET featured his cuts in two films, “Change The Game” and “Winner Take All.” He self-released Definitions in 2007, but after no label interest materialized, Booker co-founded Self Made Millionaire Entertainment. In March, he dropped a single by the same name featuring Big Doe.


Southern Culture on the Skids
Friday, April 30
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
$15; 8 p.m.

Count Stephen King among the fans of Southern Culture on the Skids: The horror writer put 2007’s Countrypolitan Favorites in Entertainment Weekly. HBO’s “True Blood” featured “Soulful Garage” and “It’s All Over But The Shoutin’.” Bigger doesn’t always mean better, though. After tenures in concert halls, lead singer and guitarist Rick Miller says newly independent Chapel Hill country-surf punks are choosing clubs, probably for good. Bodeco and Warren Ray open.


Bobby Falk Group
Friday, April 30
Derby City Espresso
331 E. Market St.
$5; 9 p.m.

Covers mixed in with new jazz exploits mark Bobby Falk Group’s Derby Eve menu. Sets feature covers from Julia Van Howe, Ray Charles, Roy Hargrove, Ornette Coleman, John Lennon and others. Jonathan Glen Wood, American Freedom Machine and Silo open.


The Parlor Tricks
Friday, April 30
Third Street Dive
440 S. Third St.
$5; 8 p.m.

Why hasn’t somebody used the name “Devil Eyes” for a horse yet?

SXSEnd alums and psychobilly rock trio Parlor Tricks return to the Dive, this time bringing along Shaky Deville as they rev up for three shows next month with The Bermondsey Joyriders. Led by Gary “Guitar” Lammin, The Joyriders maintain the ’70s ethos that made British punk so vital.


Puddle of Mudd w/ The Delicate
Friday, April 30
Phoenix Hill Tavern
644 Baxter Ave.
$20; 5 p.m.

Unfortunately, post-grunge won’t collapse anytime soon thanks to Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin. But if reliving 1997 is your thing, add this to your iCal. Corydon pop rock trio The Delicate open. Their track “Green Lights” is up now at


Derby Eve Jam
Friday, April 30
Expo Five
2900 S. Seventh St. Road
$TBD; 7 p.m.

Featuring Kimmet & Doug, Dallas Moore, Big Rock Show, Jefferson TARC Bus and more, this event mixes covers and originals from some of our favorite local bands.