The Head Cat

While he’s primarily known as leader of one of the loudest, punk-informed metal bands of all time, Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s first love is actually rollicking, old-school rock-and-roll, a la Chuck Berry and Eddie Cochran. The Head Cat is essentially Kilmister’s rockabilly supergroup: a trio that includes Stray Cats’ drummer Slim Jim Phantom and multi-instrumentalist Danny B. Harvey (a veteran of the Austin music scene who’s played with everyone from Nancy Sinatra to the Lonesome Spurs). While the face-melting effects of a Motorhead show may draw bigger crowds, it’s hard to beat the joy of seeing Kilmister on a smaller stage belting out the songs that helped shape the icon that he is today. With Dragstrip Riot, Hard Money Saints, The Load Levelers. HANNAH LEVIN

Sun., Sept. 19, 9 p.m., 2010

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