As a result of Superstorm Sandy, the Norton Records warehouse was devastated by flooding. Almost nothing in this huge space escaped damage. They and many great volunteers have been working non-stop to salvage what they can (mainly Norton label vinyl), but they need help.
And what better way to help Norton Records than by coming out to a great rock'n'roll show? Both Reigning Sound and The Swingin' Neckbreakers embody so many of the elements that can be found throughout the fantastic Norton catalog.
Led by former Oblivian Greg Cartwright, Reigning Sound offer a perfect recipe of Memphis rock'n'roll stew, even if the members now reside in North Carolina and Brooklyn. "Time Bomb High School" is one of our favorite albums of this century and we are eagerly awaiting their new release on the Merge label in the hopes that they will eclipse that classic! Reigning Sound's brilliant combination of raucous pounders and tender ballads can't be beat!
New Jersey's Swingin' Neckbreakers put the power in power trio. From their classic "Live For Buzz" album through the most recent "Pop Of The Tops", they have never stopped kicking rock'n'roll ass. With John Jorgensen back behind the drums, they have been performing a lot of old favorites that haven't been heard in years. Tom Jorgensen is a hellacious rock'n'roll shouter and perhaps the only Caucasian who could pull off screaming Bunker Hill's "The Girl Can't Dance". Jeff Jefferson's searing guitar rounds out the line-up. Get ready to sweat and dance!
Visit Norton Records for more info on donations and how else you can help.