This weekend Bryn and I caught up with Captain John Kraus in Fullerton, playing with his combo Rose’s Pawn Shop, and good goddam, those boys can shake the shack. Definitely go see them if you are in LA and itchin’ for some good rockabilly & bluegrass. Just how good are they? They made a Misfits song their own. They made an awful 90s kid-rap song a million times better. They let Cap’n John loose for not one, but two almost-a capella sea chanteys. Rose’s Pawn Shop got all kinds of kudos from places like Billboard and TAXI and other such pompous king-making organizations, but don’t let that get in the way. Even the gatekeepers get it right sometimes.