Ex-Lazy Cowgirls frontman Pat Todd is bringing his band the Rankoutisders to the Park Bar & Grill in Pasadena tomorrow night, January 25th. Their latest album, The Past Came Callin’, is an odds and sods collection of songs that never found their way onto record before. There is plenty of stomping and swaggering rockers and a handful of ballads on the album’s fourteen tacks. From the first notes of “If Only I could Fly Backwards,” you know you are in for a solid set of rock and roll. Don’t expect new ground to be broken–there are a few covers, and the Todd original “Yeah, Ya Had a Bad Night” manages to cop a riff from Booker T and a vocal melody from the Clash and somehow make it work–but the path it takes is one I’ve never gotten sick of.
Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders, with Buzz Clic Adventure, Mogg, Exploding Pintos & Richard Duguay. Saturday, January 25, 8 pm, Park Bar & Grill, 2007 W. Burbank Bl, Los Angeles 91506.