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post #151 of 161
Last post about Viva Las Vegas, i swear... One of the best bands i saw all weekend was a young band from England called The Caezars that are signed to Wild Records. I think this is what rockabilly probably felt like when you were young and reckless and saw bands like in the 50's.
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post #152 of 161
does anyone still listen to Nekromantix, and TSOL.. or Tiger Army?
post #153 of 161
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this look should have never gotten out of the 50s.
post #154 of 161
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does anyone still listen to Nekromantix, and TSOL.. or Tiger Army?

No idea, those aren't even rockabilly bands.
post #155 of 161
nvm
post #156 of 161
For your eyes, apply a thick layer of eyeliner on your top lids, to create the "cat-eye" look. You may also wish to use some large, full false lashes.They were rebellious and sexy. They literally wore the attitude that rules are meant to be broken.
post #157 of 161
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I'm at Viva Las Vegas, last night Superfuture's own Rivet Head played with his band the Hi-Q's, here are some photos and video i shot (with my iPhone).

I like that Rivet Head blog but didn't realize he was in a band. I just found some more videos on YouTube. They cut loose here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpFI73YAlgk&feature=related

Max Decharne's book A Rocket in My Pocket is a useful account of rockabilly (Decharne was drummer for Gallon Drunk). You can also get a companion CD with some of the songs mentioned in the book. Here's something to keep my post relevant to this forum section: clothes.
post #158 of 161
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One of the best bands i saw all weekend ....
I think this is what rockabilly probably felt like when you were young and reckless and saw bands like in the 50's.

the Caezars were amazing werent they?!! I was blown away, maybe one of the best rockabilly bands i've seen over 12 years of Viva, 2 years at Green Bay weekender and countless local gigs. Good point about them being what it was probably like seeing this kind of music for the first time when it all started, their energy level was off the charts

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does anyone still listen to Nekromantix, and TSOL.. or Tiger Army?

why wouldnt they? TSOL just co-headlined a huge gig with CroMags and like 20 other bands. Tiger Army are in hiatus while Nik13 works on his solo stuff (roots rockabilly/country sound) but TA played 2 shows at Halloween last year and sold out both nights at a huge venue so there is still a lot of interest.
post #159 of 161
Tuesday 5 Juily 2011 - THEATER OF THE SEA - 18h00 - 42€ presale / 47€ spot
HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN #2 FESTIVAL

BRIAN SETZER AND THE ROCKABILLY RIOT feat SLIM JIM PHANTOM
GUITAR WOLF
WASHINGTON DEAD CATS

BO LIDDLEY AND HIS MARVELLOUS CADILLAC
DJ INFERNO GROOVE PARTY
Hotesse : Juliette DRAGON

http://holidaysinthesun2011.blogspot.com




BRIAN SETZER'S ROCKABILLY RIOT featuring Slim Jim Phantom
(STRAY CATS)
(Rockabilly - U.S.A)
http://www.briansetzer.com

GUITAR WOLF (Punk / Rock / Rockabilly - Japan)
http://www.guitarwolf.net

WASHINGTON DEAD CATS
(Psychobilly / Punk / Rockabilly - Paris)
www.myspace.com/washingtondeadcats

BO LIDDLEY on his marvelous Cadillac
(Hot Rod One Man Band - Montpellier)
www.myspace.com/boliddleyetlesblackboots
post #160 of 161
As a rockabilly guy to the core, I can tell you that rockabilly is NOT about brands. The one exception is Levis -- black and dark blue, cuffed Levis 501s are the be-all and end-all of casual rockabilly style. Wingtips are the most standard and most versatile footwear (I happen to like Rockport on style, quality, and price), though you can't go wrong with engineering boots, creepers, or cowboy boots in the South for a little country flair. For shirts, plain white and black t shirts are standard. For button-downs, rather than blowing big bucks on designer stuff, hit up Goodwill and Salvation Army for cheap bowling shirts, Hawaiian shirts, and patterned dress shirts. Top it off with aviator or Ray-Ban shades and the non-optional pompadour, and you're ready to rock! Rockabilly style was a bottom-up, working class thing, so designer labels arre the wrong way to go. Keep it cheap, simple, and clasic. Plus, chicks dig it. Take it from me.
post #161 of 161
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