While Madison offers abundant opportunities to see nationally-recognized artists, the area’s local music scene is particularly delightful. Whether one finds it on community airwaves or at intimate venues, homegrown talent affirms Madison’s creative energies. Highlighting such acts has proven a sustained commitment for The Rattlesnake Shake host Sal Serio (DJ el Serpentine). The Rattlesnake Shake, which is […]
Steve Priest, founding member of the iconic glam rock band SWEET (“Fox On The Run”, “Ballroom Blitz”, “Little Willy”, “Love Is Like Oxygen”), is interviewed by Sal Serio (aka D.J. el Serpentine of “The Rattlesnake Shake” radio program) backstage in Dubuque, Iowa, after Sweet’s excellent high energy concert on Friday, September 21, 2018. Also present […]
There are precious few bands from the early days of rock ‘n roll that are still together and hitting the road to bring their classic and influential music to concert audiences throughout the world. One such band is The Zombies, who formed in late 1961/early 1962 in the Southern region of the United Kingdom, and […]
Friday, January 29th, 2016, from 8:00 to midnight (CST) WORT 89.9 FM and “The Rattlesnake Shake” program are proud and honored to present a 70th birthday party tribute show to one of the greatest guitar players in Rock & Roll history… the unbelievable and irreplaceable TERRY KATH, from the original line-up of the band Chicago, […]
D.J. el Serpentine and “The Rattlesnake Shake” program present a special 3-hour tribute program to one of the all-time great unsung rock/jazz guitar heroes (and Midwest son) TOMMY BOLIN, with this July 31st program (8:00 to 11:00 pm) focusing on Bolin’s break-through year of 1975.
Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (CDT), WORT-FM’s “The Rattlesnake Shake” program presents THE RALPH RECORDS RADIO SPECIAL, co-hosted by WORT’s D.J. el Serpentine, and Vincent Presley (Secret Records, The Zebras, Those Poor Bastards).