The Flamin’ Groovies To Reunite


Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan, backbone of the first incarnation of San Francisco’s notorious Flamin’ Groovies, are slated to reunite onstage for the eighth annual Ponderosa Stomp, set for April 28-29 at New Orleans’ House Of Blues. P-Stomp, which specializes in long-overdue musical reunions, is pumping up the event by claiming that Loney and Jordan—who penned all the Groovies’ originals from 1968’s Sneakers, 1969’s Supersnazz, 1970’s Flamingo and 1971’s Teenage Head—haven’t played together in 38 years. Not true: Loney joined Jordan and the Sneetches for a butt-kicking 15-minute encore (“Sorry,” “Roadhouse,” “Slow Death”) after an equally magical set of mid-’70s Groovies classics at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge in 1991. Always worth the trip to the French Quarter, this year’s Ponderosa Stomp, in addition to the revered Groovies duo (backed by Billy Miller’s grizzled warriors, the A-Bones), spotlights such vintage rockers as Wanda Jackson, Dan Penn, Bobby Patterson, the Remains, James Burton, Kenny And The Kasuals, James Blood Ulmer, Dale Hawkins, Question Mark And The Mysterians, Robert Parker and the Legendary Stardust Cowboy. Helmet not included in price of admission, which is $50 each day.

“I’m Drowning” from 1968’s Sneakers: