Sexually charged, hip-swivelin' rockabilly and obnoxiously loud, perpetually defiant heavy metal were both initially seen as scandalous forms of music, so it only makes sense that a band would merge the two. Enter Volbeat, who come with tunes concussive enough to land them opening slots for Metallica, and yet they still swing like Elvis' pelvis.
See Volbeat at 6:30 p.m. today at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $30; call 632-7600.
-- By JASON BRACELIN