Somehow, despite what some rock critics have done over the years to discredit or deface or just plain detest rockabilly music, the genre continues to survive and thrive. This is partially due to the fact that certain segment of the American male population will always dig a combination of tattoos, fast cars and three-chord rock, but also because masters of the genre, like Brian Setzer, continue to make the music with heroic overtones and lush back stories implied in competency, longevity and bad-ass playing—I mean come on, who woulda thought, 35 years ago, that guitarist from the Stray Cats would still be doing the Stray Cat Strut years on down the road—because those folks never make it down to the crossroads anyway, do they? Don’t count Setzer out yet, by any means. With a lean and mean style and a phat, crispy clear tone that takes one back surely as it propels one forward, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot puts shark teeth in the skull of this genre and sets the whole damn thing loose on America. The results have been promising so far, but check out the effect this peculiar and potent form of American music when the group makes a musical appearance at Isleta Resort and Casino’s The Showroom (11000 Broadway Blvd. SW) on Saturday, Aug. 24. C’mon, it’ll be a great introduction to the fantastic concept of what rock would have sounded like if the British had never invaded! 8pm • $30 to $50 • 21+.