Pinup of the week: Josephine Blossom

Posted by Miriam On April - 21 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 116 views

Josephine

My name is Josephine Blossom, a retro/vintage kinda girl and I’m living in Stuttgart in South Germany.
Since many years I loved the style of the 1920s to 50s, the music from Swing to R’n’R. The gentle behavior of that era is something I miss, too in today’s world.

I love painting and I admire Gil Elvgren’s Pinups, so sweet and innocent sexy and not rough erotic.
Cars especially Oldtimer, HotRods and old american muscle cars are another passion of mine.
I’m also sewing vintage clothes especially dresses.

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drewjamie1The Lonestar Roundup this year fell on a very special weekend for me. It was my second wedding anniversary. My wife Jamie and I spent the tail end of our Honeymoon seeing Wanda Jackson play at the 2012 show. We opted out of the 2013 show, but this year marked our return to the realm of fast cars, loud music, and big hair. It was a return with a kick like a kangaroo.

After a relaxing morning filled with sugary ceral and Pulp Fiction on Netflix, we rolled into the Travis County Expo Center. Even from the parking lot, you could hear cars revving their engines and music blasting. Once in the vendor area, we were quickly greeted by severa

l friendly and familiar faces.

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Pinup of the week: Darla Lush

Posted by Miriam On April - 14 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 319 views

Darla Lush Tiki Pinup

Darla Lush grew up in a small town in rural Ohio. As a daughter of an ex-nun, she came from a conservative family that abhorred anything remotely sexual in nature. This attitude had the opposite effect on Darla and motivated her to embrace and cultivate her own sexuality. Darla attended the Delaware College of Art and Design and graduated with degrees in Fine Arts and Photography. She also attended the California College of the Arts where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Sculpture. It was in California that that she took an interest in the combination of art + new technologies. Simultaneously, she found pin up modeling and burlesque to be healthy and valuable forms of sexual self-expression. As a trained multi-disciplinary artist,  Darla formulated a way to infuse her art practice with her performance art; resulting in creating her production, Projection Mapping Burlesque. In this production, Darla works with the Projection Mapping Art collective, Mapjacks. In this performance, the collective maps live video onto Darla’s nude body as she dances and sings. Although Darla is nude, Her body is covered by video projections that illustrate an animated dress and other various undulating patterns.

Darla’s Hobbies: Singing the blues, pin up modeling, art, new technologies, burlesque, vintage fashion, film, karaoke, blogging, going to theme bars, exploring LA . I feel that most of my hobbies and the work I do are one in the same.

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DRAKE BELL – READY STEADY GO!

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 14 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 226 views

DRAKE BELL - promo photo 2014Drake Bell is the most popular TV actor in Nickelodeon’s history, with a fanbase that stretches to over 6 million Facebook likes and almost 3 million Twitter followers. As the star of the ‘Drake & Josh’ TV show and three movie spin-offs – all of which were hits in the UK – he has won numerous KIds Choice Awards, including Favourite TV Actor, International TV Star and International Singer. Having grown up in the entertainment business, Bell filmed his first commercial at the age of 5, while his acting credits include ‘Jerry Maguire’, ‘High Fidelity’, ‘Super Hero Movie’ and ‘Yours, Mine & Ours’ as well as providing his voice for several animated films.

However, his talent goes way beyond acting. With music being his first love, Bell has been writing and recording his own material since his early teens – including the theme song to ‘Drake & Josh’ – while his first guitar was a Brian Setzer Gretsch (Setzer having been his guitar god since he was 12 years old and discovered rockabilly), which he started playing when he was cast in the TV movie ‘Chasing Destiny’. Co-starring Roger Daltrey, it was The Who frontman who gave the young performer his initial lessons. Although Bell was primarily focused on acting for years thereafter, he continued to play music and write songs on the side, and the Drake & Josh show (which began airing in 2004 when he was 15) finally allowed him to show off his chops onscreen, playing an exaggerated version of his guitarist-self named Drake Parker.

‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ is Bell’s third album release but his first for 8 years. Containing a mix of original material and a selection of covers, its rockabilly influence is evident throughout. Co-produced by Brian Setzer and including two Stray Cats covers, the self-penned ‘BItchcraft’ is the first single from the record and a well-executed homage to the grace and style of the 50’s.

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Dee’s Honeytones – Hot Damn

Posted by Rocky On April - 13 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 218 views
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Mars, Dee and Pat

Two weeks ago, I went to a cd presentation. It was the presentation of the newest cd by my friend Dee and her Honeytones. I bet most of you already know Dee and some of you might already know the Honeytones, but for those who don’t know, meet the members:

-          Dee-Ann, singer of Dee’s honeytones and Dee-Ann and the Nightcaptains. Also founder of this blog, rockabilly-online!

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Bobby Bare Jr. Album release “Undefeated”

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 10 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 199 views

BBJ_218_JBW_horizontalBobby Bare, Jr. could’ve phoned in a career. He could’ve exploited the fact that he’s the son of iconic Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, was born into Nashville‘s Music Row elite, and counted artists like Shel Silverstein as close family friends and George Jones and Tammy Wynette as next door neighbors. Instead, Bobby blazed a path of unique songwriting craftsmanship with a voice that blows through you like an unyielding wind on the desolate prairie. Undefeated is BBJ’s first release since 2010 and what he calls his “break-up record,” but the whole of it is much more involved: this isn’t escapism; it’s an emotional survival guide. Undefeated is ten songs of reality checks, clever wordplay, and daring arrangements, the aural companion to that buddy who pulls up a bar stool next to yours to help soak away your sorrows.

Bobby Bare, Jr. (https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/bobby-bare-jr) will release his new album Undefeated on April 15 via Bloodshot Records (pre-order available here). This is his first record since 2010, and his first back with the label since 2006’s The Longest Meow.

Recently, Garden & Gun premiered the album’s lead download track, “The Big Time.” The tune is Southern rock ‘n’ roll reinterpreted through the lens of soulful pedaled bass, celebratory and punchy brass, and the façade of big-city talk (“You’re gonna miss me after I hit the big time/ Gonna get brand new famous friends.”) You can download the tune here (https://soundcloud.com/bshq/the-big-time-by-bobby-bare-jrs/s-PWWJg?in=bshq/sets/bobby-bare-jr-undefeated/s-PWWJg).

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Pinup of the week: Scissor Doll

Posted by Miriam On March - 31 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 436 views

ScissorDoll

I am an experienced alternative model from the UK specialising in gothic, burlesque, pin-up, rockabilly, fetish and steampunk styles. I’ve always got a new outfit or idea to shoot and love working with photographers who have very creative minds and can add something special to my portfolio. I am versatile, easy-going and always willing to try something new and different whether it’s a classic high-key studio shoot or something a little more surreal. I also love getting to pose with hot rods and motorcycles! I’m always experimenting with my style, especially my hair which is currently short and half black and half white. I’m always happy to style myself to suit different looks for shoots. However I do have a variety of wigs which I can use to extend my range for more vintage orientated looks.

In addition to my work as a model, I’m also a trained hairstylist and am always experimenting with new looks on both myself and other victims! I am also fully capable of doing my own make-up preparation for shoots, but I am more then willing to work with other make up artists or hair stylists.

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Rockabilly of the week: Beau Eldon

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 662 views

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My life revolves around everything vintage.

 I love rock n roll music because of how it changed everything for everyone. It gave teenagers a voice. It wasn’t just about the music, it changed the way people dressed and it opened up a new form of style. I would have loved to be a teenager in the 50′s. I love the music of Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly. In fact, my music collection consists only of rock n roll. I dress rockabilly everyday. Leather motorcycle jacket, stressed jeans with curled up ends, worn out boots that gives them the edgier appeal. I finish this look with either a white T-shirt or a navy blue one. I repair/restore vintage cars/trucks. I get to drive these cars everyday, and when you sit in these cars you can’t help, but close your eyes and only wish that you were in the 50′s when your eyes opened. I drive a 1961 austin a55 pickup.

So, from the moment my eyes open and until they close. My life is rockabilly. And i wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Pinup of the week: Miss Yvonne

Posted by Miriam On March - 3 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 594 views

Yvonne

Hi,
My name is Miss Yvonne. I’m an aspiring pinup model from Kansas City. This past Fall I was featured on two blogs as well as on Car Kulture Deluxe’s website.

I am a mother of three young boys. I also sell antiques and live in an atomic ranch.

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Calabrese – Born with a Scorpions Touch (album review)

Posted by christinadeath On March - 2 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 240 views

DSC00058Calabrese – the trio brothers that hail from Phoenix Arizona – have a new album called “Born with a Scorpions Touch,” a newer, harder sound busting out balls of steel and riding high on the hog. Blood, Sweat and Tears were put into this album and it is hardcore to the core. The Scorpion is the main symbol and the key to Calabrese. Revenge is sweet of this band as it tells the tale as this album unfolds. They call themselves “American Rebel Death Riders.” This is the band that is going to take the world by storm, the living and the dead, one step at a time.

We open this album with the title track “Born with a Scorpions Touch” that has cunning lyrics such as, “I’m born with a Scorpions killer heart in the wasteland.” Then move to track three, “I wanna be a Vigilante”, where they rhyme in time saying, “Payback dark figure in black, well you’re never coming back.” They say it and mean it. Almost every track on this album is about love and death and taking both to the fullest. Other albums 13 Halloweens, The Traveling Vampire Show, They Call Us Death and Dayglo Necros, are all beautiful macabre and unique in their own way packed with horror illustration and dark poetic justice eternal, all with dedication that speaks for itself. The final reward is experiencing them live for that is the trick and the treat for Everyday is Halloween. So join them and be their fiend and part of their scene. Calabrese never disappoints experience them for you are in for all hell of a ride. ~ 4 stars Christina Death

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photo by James Leon

January 29th, 2014, show review by Christina Death

The Mastermind Bill Pesch put this solid badass show together and it came together like never before. It came together like never before. It was the only Bay area show with this killer lineup for all to attend and support.

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Rock ‘n’Roll trip to Geldrop

Posted by Rocky On February - 26 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 513 views
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The Red Fox, in Geldrop

As i was on a family vacation in Brabant, near Eindhoven Rockcity, because my grandparents had a golden wedding day (50 years), my family decided to go to Geldrop , to the Red Fox, the new shop from the rock and roll clothingsite http://www.rockenrollkleding.nl/. The shop was opened recently by Jack Plantaz and his wife Liesbeth, and they specialize in steady-clothing, Rumble59, swingclothing and dresses. When we got there, she offered us a cup of coffee and a coke, while we waited and tried on some steady-blouses. I tried on a model with nice V8 shaped buttons. And being the ted that I am, I tried on some nice pointy creep soles with buckle :D Liesbeth told us about how the site started as a hobby, and that it got a little out of hand! She also had ideas to get customers to the shop, for example she advertised with free beer and burgers on Sunday, and she’s planning for a tattoo artist to come in the shop! We left the store with a bag full

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Entrance of the diner

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Bottle Cap Rockets: “Down And Dirty”

Posted by Dee-Ann On February - 26 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 477 views

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Mathias: So Al, as I understand it you are the founding member of Bottle Cap Rockets, how about giving us your background.

Al: Ok … I’ve been a singer songwriter for several years, been in a couple of original bands, and it was all great fun and I learned a lot through playing live and working with other musicians. Then later co-writing with my good friend Peter Surdoval, an amazing producer and sound engineer we were lucky enough to sell twenty-five songs to Universal Music. Some of which appear in the academy award-winning movie Monster staring Charlize Theron, The Pentagon Papers, staring James Spader and TV shows such as Monk and Cold Case. By 2009 our partnership ended when Pete decided to leave the music business and pursue more profitable ventures. Well I was pretty bummed and I wasn’t ready to just stop making music. In 2010 I was actively writing and recording demos. I ended up writing about 20 songs, some were lame but others had potential. I then made the decision to look for band mates.

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Scum Bash Rotterdam, part 1

Posted by Dee-Ann On February - 25 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 1,213 views

IMG_7445The men of Schorem, Haarsnijder en Barbier have been in the Dutch media a lot lately, being one of the few vintage styled barbers in The Netherlands. Clients lining up in front of their shop, they don’t mind waiting for one or two hours. Women are not allowed in, dogs are. Men with beards and moustaches everywhere, with the greasy haircut. Even at the university, grocery store, shopping mall. They’ve shot the hype into the mainstream world. Barbers loving the vintage style of the thirties forties and most of all music!

Leen and Bertus started the first Scumbash in Rotterdam on February 22nd, 2014. 14 bands on three stages, playing at the Van Nelle fabriek in Rotterdam (NL). It was like a North Sea Jazz festival for scum! And that’s a good thing. Loudness is the main criteria for being invited as a band.

Well not always. The Small Time Crooks, opened the festival. Four bearded men with tattoos from The Hague form a acoustic band, playing fun bluegrass, singing harmonies, kazoo and washboard included.smalltimecrooks

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Pinup of the week: Shayna Alexis

Posted by Miriam On February - 24 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 387 views

Shayna

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa, Shayna was always enamored by the spotlight. At the age of 8 she was acting in local plays and auditioning for commercials. By age 15, she had already appeared on Nickelodeon and in YM Magazine, to name a few. After college (Tyler School of Art), Shayna continued to pursue modeling, acting and print work in the Philadelphia area. Some of her work has appeared in Pinup Lifestyle, Atomic Bombshells Magazine and Maxim Online, to name a few. This month, Shayna is published in Pinup America Magazine’s January/February issue as the winner of their International Photo Competition. Copies of the magazine are available at your local Barnes and Noble.

In February, you can find Shayna in the following publications; BellaMorte Alt Girls Magazine, Lush Kittens Pinup Magazine (Taboo Issue 2), Vicious Vixens Pinup Mag (Heartbreaker Edition) and Fashion Bombshell Magazine (Boudoir Issue) .

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Calabrese interview at the Oakland Metro Operahouse

Posted by christinadeath On February - 23 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 262 views
DSC00066Interview by Christina Death on January 29th, 2014 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse
Text and Transcription by Christina Death
Photos by James Leon

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44 Shakedown

Posted by Dee-Ann On February - 21 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 467 views

Tell us about your band.44 Shakedown Flyer

We’re called 44 Shakedown, and we hail from the western part of the Netherlands.

It all started out a few years back, when we got together as a West coast jump blues outfit with a blues harp, played by Jaap van Waardenberg. However, the majority of us felt more attracted by that particular style of 40’s and 50’s black music that rocks hard but is still very melodic. The blues harp player went his own way; we     found alto sax player Tim through the internet, and played with him for a couple of years. We also tried adding a piano for a while, but in the end were happy with the sound of just a guitar, as it creates a little more dynamic sound. It was at the premiere of our CD Atomic Jump that we ran into Louis as our additional saxophone player. He was the catalyst we needed to beef up our sound considerably. Since then we operate as a five-piece, with two horns.

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Pinup of the week: Fräulein Pünktchen

Posted by Miriam On February - 17 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 405 views

Maike

Hey guys, my name is Maike Fischer, I am a 28 year old and like to think of myself as an old fashioned soul trapped in a young body.
I love pretty dresses good music, delicious food, hot red lips and other lovely things.
I was born in Stuttgart – but I am living, loving and working in Kiel / Germany.
I have an awesome boyfriend, both he and I love oldtimer cars , we love spending our weekends at US car meetings and he recently bought a Chevy from the 1950s, we cant wait to hit the roads in spring :)
Other things that I enjoy are baking cupcakes, spending time with my fun dog and exploring the world with my loved ones!
I did some modelling before, but this was my first pin-up photoshooting, so I guess its ok to say that I am a complete newbie :)

Name of the model: Fräulein Pünktchen

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Graverockin’: Thee Gravemen – Rockin’ In The Graveyard

Posted by Rocky On January - 21 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 430 views
Front cover of the single

Front cover of the single

I see you reading this title, and think: ‘Why in Elvis’ name would he post this on here? Isn’t this supposed to be on the psycho page? That’s what i thought when i got the 45RPM in my hands from Dee-Ann at her performance in the Cruise Inn. Looking at the cover, you would think that too. The guys, Sir Lee Tea on the guitar and vocals and Devilish Daz Thrash on the stripped down Voodoo drum set, look like a bunch of English gravediggers.

The two titles i saw on the cover are Rockin’ In The Graveyard and a cover of Tornado. Off course “Tornado” got my attention, because its one of the best boppers ever! I frequently bop to this song, be it on the hardwood floor in the Cruise or in my room :D So I didn’t go my normal way but decided to hear the B-side first. Their version of this song, originally published in 1959 by The Jiants, Begins with a storm over the graveyard, which you keep hearing during the song. It sounds new and not with that classic feeling to it, but that doesn’t take away that this is a good cover. Lee’s voice sounds raw.

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Slapback Johnny’s new videoclip Doin’ Time

Posted by Miriam On December - 22 - 2013ADD COMMENTS 906 views

SlapbackJohnny2013 was a big year for the Dutch band “Slapback Johnny”. By working hard and rocking even harder these guys have managed to play nearly 40 shows in every bar, music hall and festival they could find.

It’s been a year since their self-titled debut containing songs from Louis Jordan, J.L. Lewis and B.L. Riley came out. Nowadays this band is putting it’s focus on writing their own songs and “Doin’ Time” is only a glimpse of what’s to come.

Not only are the songs written by the band-members, the recordings were also done by themselves. So if you’re up for drums, doghouse bass, piano and guitar playing a wild and swinging mix of rockabilly, rock ’n roll, jump-blues and country be sure to check this E.P. out.

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