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Johnny Compton and the Scurvy Dogs
WHERE: Boulevard Tavern, 806 Kanawha Blvd.
WHEN: 10 p.m. Saturday
INFO: 304-205-7951 or www.theboulevardtavernwv.comCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Johnny Compton is known locally as a member of the Diablo Blues Band, a Charleston music scene regular that evolved into the Mother Blues Band with Lola Spencer.
Recently, however, Compton has been stepping out as part of Johnny C and the Scurvy Dogs, an 80s tribute band and side project that embraces some of the cheesiest songs of (arguably) the cheesiest decade in American music and tries to make them fun again.
The band plays Saturday night at the Boulevard Tavern. The gazz caught up with Compton and asked what he was up to.
Q: Who, what and why are the Scurvy Dogs?
A:"Travis Ranson, Tom Hymes and I got together. We're all huge, huge 80s fans. It seemed to us that there was a bunch of "hair band" tribute bands around, but everybody was ignoring the best music of the 80s--the pop.