This is an excellent double bill for a Thursday night on the Sunset Strip. Canadian rock & roll trio Danko Jones, led by Danko Jones, have been active since ’96 and have released a string of awesome albums, the most recent being last year’s appropriately titled A Rock Supreme. There’s a touch of the Reverend Horton Heat about Jones’ evangelical frontman style — the guy can hold a crowd in his palm and have them obeying his every command. In a good way. Meanwhile, L.A. rockers Junkyard are often associated with the ’80s hair metal scene — indeed, they often perform on that sort of bill — but they were always a bit rougher and tougher than the spandex-clad boys. They put out a new album, Old Habits Die Hard, at the end of last year and it’s a beast. Put them together and you have a great night of music ahead.
Danko Jones and Junkyard play at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6 at the Viper Room.