Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) with the BuzzHounds and Bailey Dee


Chi-tone is happy to announce The BuzzHounds in support of  Slim Jim Phantom  (The Stray Cats) as he makes a rare Chicagoland appearance on August 17th.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Massapequa, New York, Phantom grew up listening to his parent’s jazz records and began playing drums by the age of ten. He took lessonswith Mousie Alexander, who played with Benny Goodman, studying jazz and working through books by Jim Chapin and Ted Reed.

By the late 1970s, he was playing in bands with his childhood friend, bassist Lee Rocker. They soon joined forces with guitarist Brian Setzer to form Stray Cats.

Most recently, he has been involved in the eponymous roots-rock band Slim Jim’s Phantom Trio;[8] rock-and-roll supergroup Dead Men Walking with Kirk Brandon and Mike Peters, and Captain Sensible;[9] and rockabilly supergroup The Head Cat with Danny B. Harvey and the late vocalist and bassist Lemmy

Jim is also currently touring in support of “40”.  “40″  is the tenth studio album by American rockabilly band the Stray Cats, released in May 2019 by Surfdog Records. It is their first studio album in 26 years since Original Coolin 1993.

For tickets and info, check out the links above.  See you there !