OSWEGO — Special musical guests The Isotopes will bring surf rock, go-go dancers and high-energy entertainment to the next Oz Roller Girls home bout, titled Highway to Hurt, on Aug. 18.
The ’70s-themed bout, with Oz hosting Shoreline Roller Derby’s Salty Broads from Connecticut, will open its doors in Crisafulli Rink at 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. whistle.
The band also is slated to perform that night at Greene’s Ale House, 104 W. Bridge St., Oswego, with members of both roller derby teams planning to make appearances after the bout.
Oz members discovered The Isotopes when the Rochester-based band performed at a hometown bout for Roc City Roller Derby.
The band’s repertoire, talent, nuclear theme, special effects, funny banter and crowd-friendly style that included kids dancing with the band’s dancers convinced the Oswego league the group was a perfect fit.
The Isotopes describe their music as “face-melting surf rock” showcasing originals as well as “our versions of TV show themes, video game music, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Huevos Rancheros, Los Straitjackets” and more, guitarist Handsome B. Wonderful said in a North East Surf Music Alliance interview.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will support the Oswego County SPCA/OCAWL.
Attendees also can bring school supplies for the Stuff A Bus program that supports needy schoolchildren in Oswego County.
Tickets cost $15 for trackside VIP, $10 general admission, $5 kids age 4 to 12, with children 3 and under admitted free.
For bout tickets or more information, visit www.ozrollergirls.org