- $12 for two tickets to see The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants, and Hang Dog Expression (up to $29.90 value)
- When: Thursday, November 7, at 9 p.m.
- Where: The Mint
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants, and Hang Dog Expression
- Number of people in The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: three
- What's so big about them: the sound—a riotous, breakneck blend of blues and Americana
- Who's playing the washboard: Breezy, the wife of the Reverend himself
- Essential tracks: "Devils Look Like Angels," a slow-burn tune with a snarl; "My Old Man Boogie," a stomp-along song about the perils of alcoholism
- First reason Chris Shiflett may look familiar: he's a Foo Fighter
- Second reason Chris Shiflett may look familiar: he's the guitarist for Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
- Third reason Chris Shiflett may look familiar: you hide in his bushes with binoculars
- Where Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants's sound lands: in "hardcore '60s honky tonk territory," according to Allmusic.com
- How Hang Dog Expression describe themselves: "We tend to stand in a circle while we play but we’re working on it."
- Instruments you can expect to hear at their shows: Xylophone, stompbox, knitting needles, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, and musical saw (plus guitar, bass, and vocals)
A Los Angeles institution, The Mint has been serving up tunes and drinks for more than 75 years. Artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, The Wallfowers, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, and Macy Gray have graced the stage, filling the intimate space with sound as delicious as the beer, wine, and tapas that fill the tables. Those contemporary tunes play nicely with the venue's retro feel, which is bolstered by velvet curtains, vintage chandeliers and hanging lamps, and a barkeep who insists on calling everyone "Daddy-O."