Joe Cain Day is considered to be the most raucous day of the Mardi Gras season. The Sunday before Fat Tuesday is especially popular with the pioneers of “Alabama Ghost Music.”

For many years, the Pine Hill Haints have made a pilgrimage to Mobile to spread their unique brand of alternative twang in the Azalea City. Their infatuation with this hallowed day even led them to pen “The Merry Widows of Joe Cain.”

Joe Cain Day 2014 will be no different. The Haints will once again regale revelers with a healthy dose of homespun sounds, and they’re bringing some friends along as well.

Grammy Award winners Lost Bayou Ramblers will be joining the Haints. This group established themselves on the national scene with a repertoire of Cajun sounds infused with underground rock. After performing on Joe Cain Day, Lost Bayou Ramblers will be heading to New York City for Fat Tuesday. While there, they will be entertaining guests at the Two Boots fifth annual Mardi Gras Ball.

Nightmare Boyzzz will complete this trio. Hailing from Huntsville, this five-piece is sure to deliver a powerful set of raunchy rock ’n’ roll. Their aural mélange of garage punk should give die-hard Joe Cain revelers a well-deserved second wind.


Band: Pine Hill Haints, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nightmare Boyzzz
Date: Sunday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
Venue: Alabama Music Box, 455 Dauphin St., www.alabamamusicbox.net
Tickets: $10 available at Alabama Music Box and the website