Americana

Dustbowl Revival

When: Sat., Feb. 21 2015

The late '90s swing revival scene — so enthusiastically championed by upstarts like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Royal Crown Revue, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — turned out to be an embarrassingly brief blip on the cultural radar, after which it looked like the genre would never rise up the charts again. And it hasn't. Still, the subculture itself refuses to die, and Dustbowl Revival has good reason to be happy about that. What's more, the frothy praise from the band's hometown LA Weekly, as well as Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe, suggests their mix of swing, gospel and bluegrass just might weather the storm. Tonight's 8 o'clock show at The Loft (2506 W. Colorado Ave., loftmusicvenue.com) will be preceded by a free half-hour swing dance lesson. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. — Bill Forman

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