Edgy. Pure. Rockabilly meets garage meets country-blues-jump-surf.
Throw in some Tom Waits, Johnny Burnette, and a 99% original show and you've
got The Standards. High-octane and full-throttle. Rock'n'roll."
The Standards have been repeatedly praised for their original songwriting
and tight, eclectic performance style. Their music is a broad spectrum
of rock’n’roll—imagine tinges of surf, blues, jump, country, and Tom Waits.
It’s a great sound. This band is a real crowd-pleaser. A night
with The Standards is guaranteed to be a house-rocking experience.
Based in Austin, Texas, The Standards are best described as “customized
western rock” – like a customized classic car, the band has stripped down
to the essentials of the music that drives them and made it their own.
Their unique musical style allows them to appeal to a wide cross-section
of audiences and genres; The Standards feel at home with everything from
rockabilly to roots to country to punk, and from full-volume to acoustic.
Coming from a wide range of influences and backgrounds, The Standards have
shared the stage with the legendary Ronnie Dawson, James Intveld, Hot Club
of Cowtown, The Hollisters, Hillbilly Hellcats, The Paladins, and many
others. They have performed throughout the Southwest, including stints
at Bowl-a-Rama in Los Angeles and Tio Leo’s Lounge in San Diego.
They are regulars on the Austin music scene, performing regular gigs at
Hole in the Wall, Emo’s, Flamingo Cantina, and as part of the Thursday
Roots Showcase at the Red Eyed Fly. The Standards incorporate the
wisdom of the road into their high-octane stage shows.
The Standards successfully blend rock’n’roll tradition with a contemporary
vision. The individual members of the band are all extraordinarily
dedicated to the unique brand of music they share together, and the result
is pure and essential. The Standards play few covers in their shows,
preferring to perform a program of originals. Schecter, the songwriter
for The Standards, delivers a foot-stomping fervor in songs such as “57
T-Bird,” “Old Black Dog,” “Same Town Girl,” and “Heartbreak #3.”
The band will be in the studio this summer to record their first full-length