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Pure Rawk: King Salami and the Cumberland Three Live

Tonight’s headliners on Holloway Road, King Salami & The Cumberland 3, are what you’d imagine Danko Jones would sound like if he suddenly discovered a love of rockabilly music on his new album. Awesomely tight and focused, this lot are definitely a group to look out for. Songs like “Funky Walk”, “Mojo Workout” and the pun-tastic “Do The Wurst” sound like some fantastic hybrid of Jerry Lee Lewis and ’60s garage rock with a dose of James Brown casually slung in. It’s pretty damn good and it makes for a very entertaining 45 minutes. Definitely a good way to start the weekend with a bang(er).

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