Southern Culture On The Skids
Long the bards of downward mobility, Southern Culture on the Skids have always embodied a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South. Recently described by Dwight Yoakam (in Filter) as "really on the outside, like Dick Dale meets Hank Thompson," SCOTS have mixed high and low culture for decades, endlessly touring, serving up moonshine martinis and poultry picking for fans everywhere.
Since 1983, when they formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, SCOTS have played their unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop (the band describes their sound as "toe sucking geek rock - kinda weird, but it feels good when you're doing it"), all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. Assisted by his cohorts in chaos — drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff — Miller and crew have been prolific and ubiquitous for over twenty years.
The Phantom Playboys
The Phantom Playboys bring the sounds of Rock-a-billy and 50's Rock-n-Roll with a splash of surf and kick of punk.
Though dated in the 1960’s, the groovy, spooky sound cultivated from jangly guitars, cathedral keyboards and bashing drums remains timeless, and in part, ethereal. It’s reared its head locally in spectacular fashion in a band called The Carvers, a name that’s both innocuous and curious. It’s a blast, a raucous mixture of road music and back alley confrontations.
Skye Paige has the special ability to understand the dusty back roads of Blues and country music to the neon glow of big-city rock. It's a perspective that has lent itself to both her music and her burlesque shows. Skye Paige grew up fast, "Rawkin" the scene in "Hawtlanta, Ga" in the early 90's. Now living in Charleston, SC, Paige injects her blues and country roots with a sultry shot of rock-n-roll. It's not all about image with Paige, however, as the singer/songwriter and slide guitarist took home first place at the "House of Blues" Battle of the Blues 2009. Skye is a two time winner of the "Crossroads Guitar Competion" at Heavy Rebel Weekender 2012 and 2013. Paige was nominated as "Best Rock Female" 2010 by the Carolina Music Awards and, her single "Just Wanna Ride" was voted "Best of Charleston City Paper" 2011.
The Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Riders
The Infernal Varanne Team riders are Top trained riders All upper level men in the team have a minimum of 5 years
experience with the Globe of death. The Globe stunt show is dangerous, and can not be performed by newcomers.
Awarded by Guiness, Festival de Monte Carlo, the Varanne family is master of this art. The biggest entertainment companies calls the Varanne when they need a Globe of Death.