Heatstroke Hotrod Hoedown Returns to Bradenton

Now in its ninth year, the Heatstroke Hotrod Hoedown is returning to its original location at P’Man’s Classic Cycle Paint in Bradenton.  Teaming up with local community radio station WSLR-LP 96.5, P-Man is once again bringing the hip, awesomely rowdy and fiercely fun Heatstroke Hotrod Hoedown to his shop at 721 7th Avenue West in downtown Bradenton on Saturday, May 19 from 12pm-10pm.

Paxton Richards (aka P-Man) is the front-man for the Downshifters, a power trio rock-n- roll band, and creator of the Heatstroke Hoedown.  The Downshifters will be one of eight local and regional acts playing at the Heatstroke this year. There will also be a custom bike and hotrod show and the roller derby girls will be on hand. 

Bands on the impressive lineup include:
Pub Reckers – Hailing from Port St.Lucie, the Pub Reckers perform straight-ahead old-school punk rock with no politics. 
 The Ludes – Based in Orlando, the Ludes are without question the heaviest rock band on the planet.  Gold top Les Paul, Marshall stacks, thundering bass and drums and a freaky sounding theramin.  This band is truly straight out of hell and you will kneel before their awesome power.
The Gladezmen – From somewhere deep in the swamps of Florida come this three piece psyclebillies.   With tales of gators, moonshine and escaping from the law.  Slide guitar, upright bass, swampbeat drumming and a hurricane harmonica make this band a must-see. 
 Michael Mac Band  - This southern rock-blues act has gotten quite a following by keeping true to genre and always giving a quality performance. 
Strangeways  Since is formation in 1994, what began as a versatile eight-piece Florida-based band has quickly gained a firm foothold in the southeast music scene and has introduced their original blend of reggae and ska to listeners throughout the world.
The Crestliners are a Florida-based Rockabilly band performing a wide variety of original, new and classic Rockabilly tunes.
The Hamiltones play rockabilly, blues, surf, rock'n'roll and a shot of Texas swing. Psycho-silly? Rock-a-Silly? A good time is guaranteed for all who see our live show! Electrocution Boogie, Voodoo Swing, Monster Be-bop, Lost-Country-Twang-A-Billy-Punk-A-Woogie!  Music you can sink your teeth into! Or, you can gum it to death....the choice is yours...depending on your dental plan!
Ted Stevens & the Doo-Shots is a hard hitting trio playing rock and roll, alt-country, surf and blues all over Florida and beyond! Stevens has honed his energetic and entertaining show by playing sideman with some of the BIGGEST names in Rock and Roll...Legendary names like The Temptations, Percy Sledge, The Drifters, Platters, Coasters and LOTS of other 50's and 60's artists. This band is completely original, mixing in covers that you will not hear every day that get the audience moving and groovin! 
The Downshifters are a screamin' psycho-billy band out of Bradenton that shakes up the traditional rockabilly genre.  Their manic-paced tunes and re-imagined covers conjure up the legends of early rock-n-roll as well as the demons of punk to produce a switchblade-edged sound that has their cuffed-demin, pomade sporting beaus and betties tapping their engineer boots and shaking their poodle skirts to the greasy beat. 

Check out this year's bands in the LINKS section.

Listen to Sven and Stella on WSLR's "Hot Rod Rock" radio show, heard Tuesday afternoons from 4-6 pm at 96.5 FM and streaming online at www.WSLR.org

P-Man's Classic Cycle Paint has become semi-legendary for parties/shows that amiably combine the vibe of an outdoor extended-family picnic with that of an industrial-art opening and this year’s event promises to be the biggest and best party yet.  Tickets are $10.  Proceeds from the event will benefit WSLR-LP 96.5, Sarasota’s community radio station. No outside food or beverages will be permitted. 


Visit P-Man's Classic Cycle Paint online at http://www.pmansclassiccyclepaint.com/

Visit WSLR online at www.WSLR.org

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