I got this email from my pal Dino in Ottawa overnight:
Mark and I went out for drinks on Friday and ended up crashing a rockabilly rehearsal that was going on in some garage. It was very surreal. The space was full of garage-sale ephemera: old license plates, artwork (black velvet, oil, charcoal), toys. It was awesome. After Mark dropped me off…where the [other neighbourhood] guys were hanging out celebrating a birthday, I managed to convince another 3 to go back for with me for a second visit.
The band in question is, it seems, Ottawa locals the Devillaires. They definitely have a fun rockabilly sound: check out this video (in which they make a couple of brief appearances).
You can hear a couple more tunes on their MySpace page, too. They sound like the genuine thing to me. If you’re anywhere near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, I say you should be following Dino’s lead: check your local listings and track them down.