Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Unknown Hinson in B'ham

... Sometimes being scared can be fun

Psychobilly badboy Unknown Hinson will bring his unique view of the world to Zydeco in Birmingham on Oct. 26.

I first came across Unknown by watching the animated series "Squidbillies" where he is the voice of Early Cuyler, the patriarch of the redneck family of squids. Aside from the show being funny, Unknown brings the same irreverance to his music.

The 2004 album, The Future Is Unknown, had me in stitches and the music is very well played. Don't be mislead by his self-described Country/Western Troubadour persona, the band can flat out rock as well.

According to the show will also have a "Big Costume Party/Contest." They will be giving away door prizes and tickets for Hank Williams III & Keller Williams, as well as Squidbillies swag and drink specials all night.

$10 ticket and a freaky good time!

Did I mention he's purported to be a 400-year-old vampire?