The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's most glaring omission



Frank Novicki of  the  San Francisco exotica band APE is proud to present a tribute to one of  Rock & Roll's greatest guitar players: 

Link Wray, Wednesday, April 5, at 9PM at The Makeout Room in San Francisco.

Frank and his back-up band, which includes Klaus Flouride (Dead Kennedys) on bass, Mike Burns (ex-Sloe Gin  Joes) on drums, and Ferenc Dobronyi (Pollo Del Mar) on second guitar, will be tearing through a slew of Link's instrumental classics: songs like Rumble, Rawhide, The Ace Of Spades, Jack The Ripper and many more. 15 savage songs in 30 maniacal minutes! Plus awesome Link-related visuals by projectionist Jaime Lieberman.

Link Wray burst onto the  rock & roll scene in the 1950's with million-selling  songs that featured a brash sound and attitude: a tough, greasy, menacing guitar-tone that brings out the juvenile delinquent in  all  who hear it. Link's bad-ass playing kept him soulfully rocking right up until his peaceful death last November at the age of 76. His praises have been sung by the likes of John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Pete Townsend, among others.

Link's music has been featured in many major films from the last decade such as Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Robert Rodriguez' Desperado and Road Racers, and in the soundtracks of  Independence Day, Breathless, 12 Monkeys, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind and  Blow.
The Link Wray Tribute starts at 9PM.San Francisco's own APE, featuring live tiki-carving by Crazy Al, will follow at 10PM.
Frank Novicki's Tribute to Link Wray, with Klaus Flouride (Dead Kennedys), Mike Burns (ex-Sloe Gin Joes) & Ferenc Dobronyi (Pollo Del Mar)

Wednesday April 5, 2006 @ 9PM
The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street @ Mission in SF
415-647-2888 /