44 Shakedown album release party “Honkers”

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 16 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 161 views

Friday the 13th of February wasn’t such a bad luck day at all. In fact I had a great time at the album release party of 44 Shakedown, an album I was very curious about. If you want to know more about the band, read the interview: http://www.rockabilly-online.com/?p=10651

haystackThe party was at Rotown in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The place was packed. The lovely voices of The Haystack Hi-tones singers Jo and Annita were inviting us in. This band just recently reunited after a break of a couple years. Annita has her Starbombers but what she loves the most is singing duets with Jo. They have played about seven times in Viva Las Vegas. Tonight Jo was suffering from a cold, but the show must go on. Everyone in the audience wondered how she could keep on singing and still sound very well. Musicians Richard, Raymond and Jan gave the authentic sound to the western swing styled songs and ballads, on which the perfect matching voices could blend in.

44sd44 Shakedown was the main course of this gourmet music night! We all waited to hear the songs they’ve recorded on their second album “Honkers”. Five well dressed men, looking like they’re coming right out of a black and white 30’s movie, set foot on stage and right away the joint was jumping. Early rhythm and blues, Chuck Willis, jazzy balads, charleston rhythms. Both Tim and Louis make the big difference with their saxophone harmonies. Ben is a very modest but capable drummer, who drums in the old rhythm and blues style and some big band rolls too. Nice thing is that Aram and Marcel both take turns to the lead singing parts. This band got it all together and really is a live must see. Before I left Ben proudly handed me their cd. And what a production it is!

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Rockabilly on the route 2015 Tucumcari, New Mexico

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 14 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 319 views

rockabilly on the route 2015Two years ago, folks in Tucumcari weren’t sure what “a rockabilly” was. Today Mayor Lumpkin is the self-proclaimed Ambassador of The Rockabilly, boasting, “Everywhere I went in Brooklyn I told people about Rockabilly on the Route.” Created in 2013 by La Loca Magazine owner Ungelbah Davila and Charleston-based Simon Cantlon, owner of Vive le Rock Productions, this rockabilly weekender is quickly changing the face of Eastern New Mexico. The creators, which now operate as Pink Flamingo Productions, chose the unassuming town of Tucumcari for its rich Route 66 history, colorful characters, and mid-century flair.

Since then the festival has grown into the largest of its kind in the state, drawing the attention of the New Mexico Tourism Department, PBS, and bands from as far away as Japan, Norway, and Colombia.

Unlike rockabilly festivals and car shows that are confined to a single venue, Rockabilly on the Route takes over the entire town, from the convention center-based car and bike show (hosted by the Voodoo Creeps Car Club and Duke City Rockers), to the cruise and parade down Route 66, to parking lot burn-outs, after parties at the Tristar Bar, pop-up drive-in movies at the Roadrunner Lodge, and

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Pinup of the week: Bonnie Vincent

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 6 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 275 views

R.I.P. Carl da Silva

Posted by Miriam On April - 1 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 407 views

11031136_850779544988518_7783072999741533192_nWe received the sad news that Carl da Silva passed away this week.
Carl was the frontman of the Rockabilly band Carl & the Rhythm All Stars.
A traditional 50’s rockabilly band, with members from both France and Portugal.
They started up in 2002 when Carl and Pedro Pena, longtime friends and fellow musicians met up in Paris to create a band.
Their sound can best be described as wild and they became one of the most popular bands in the scene in Europe.
Our condolences go to Carl’s family and friends.
He will be missed, but certainly not forgotten.

Pinup of the week: Yessi Thorn

Posted by Dee-Ann On March - 30 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 458 views

Yessi thornMy name is yessi Thorn, a pin-up and rockabilly model from the Netherlands.

I’m not only a model in this style, I life the rockabilly live in all kinds of different ways.

My daily outfit is inspired by the rockabilly and psyco-billy clothing and I drive a red 1971 beetle.

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Pinup of the week: Lady Dinah

Posted by Dee-Ann On March - 23 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 328 views

 

My love for pin-up, rockabilly, vintage and retro started many years ago. I’ve always been a very insecure girl who wanted nothing more than to be more like one of those beautiful ladies you see in old movies. In recent years I’ve learnt that their beauty is not created by a beautiful figure and perfect measurements but comes from inside. If you feel beautiful then you will look beautiful to others as well! I started modelling a little over a year ago and with my pictures hope to inspire more girls to flaunt their curves and love their body <3 .
My inspiration comes from a range of gorgeous ladies, among others Dita von Teese, Tess Munster and Marilyn Monroe…
Lately I’ve been exploring the more edgy side of pin-up, and my upcoming shoots will reflect that I think *wink, wink,

Photographer: Martin Philippo

Photographer: Martin Philippo

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If you want to keep posted, you can find me here: www.facebook.com/LadyDinahModelpagina
Credits for the picture are:
Photographer: Martin Philippo
MUA and hairstyling: Ghyslaine Gomes

Pinup of the week: Mademoiselle Lennie

Posted by Dee-Ann On March - 16 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 403 views

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Her smile… That’s the signature of Lennie. Little French brunette pin-up expatriated in the Netherlands. She is a joyful kid, not scared of anything, but bad manners. Don’t do naughty with Mademoiselle Lennie.
Lennie loves to laugh during photoshoots with the other models and photographers and enjoy creating accessories and little hair-bows in her spare time.
The credits of the photo goes to Shifter Photographie:

https://www.facebook.com/ShifterPhotography

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Pinup of the week: Michelle Cooper

Posted by Dee-Ann On March - 9 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 381 views
Michelle Cooper

Photographer: pieter de bruin from Pieter E Photography

My name is Michelle and I am19 years old!

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Pinup of the week: Annie Lorizzo

Posted by Dee-Ann On March - 2 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 360 views

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I have always been an alternative girl, and love the vintage style. Vintage clothing has a way of making you feel so womanly and empowered!

I am 23 years old, and I am just beginning to try and put myself out into the world of modelling. My skills include being a Model Effects worker and Sculptor, and have worked on some major films including Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor 2, as well as sculpted props for Louis Vuitton window displays. I have done a small amount of modelling, for University students and friends.

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Pinup of the week: Miss Mortesin

Posted by Dee-Ann On February - 23 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 441 views
mortesinHello Lovelies!,
I have a strong appreciation for everything vintage/retro and rockabilly! I’ve done a large body of
work in pinup fashion modeling as well as several other genres. I have a large collection of pinup/vintage

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Pinup of the week: Miss Honey Bee

Posted by Dee-Ann On February - 16 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 473 views
13MissTPinups_Emma_9042_Sweet on the lips, but watch out for my sting – I am Miss Honey Bee! Down in little ol’ New Zealand.  I’m a lover of all things vintage and am passionate about pin up. I love the confidence it gives a gal – with a fancy frock, a lick of lippy and of course a cheeky smile you can take on the world! As Ru Paul says “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gunna love someone else”
If you like what you see, head on over and like my page: https://www.facebook.com/misshoneybeenz

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Pinup of the week: Dottie Mayfield

Posted by Dee-Ann On February - 9 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 483 views
dottieHigh spirited highly motivated… Willing to step outside of her comfort zone and breaking new ground. Combining fantastic work ethics and a good sense of humor. Disciplined and Classy are traits that come naturally with this amazing woman. Dottie’s inspiration comes from many sources including the old Hollywood glamour of Marilyn, Lucille Ball and Gene Harlow. 
The photo has been taken by Daring Dames Photography (Marley Botta) : http://www.facebook.com/daringdamesphotography

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Pinup of the week: Michelle Jimenez

Posted by Dee-Ann On February - 2 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 426 views

My name is Michelle Jimenez I am 28 years young. I currently hold many hats as a stay at home mom to a beautiful baby boy who I adore to pieces. I enjoy living the Rockabilly lifestyle and love dolling up my friends with beautiful hair and makeup.

Taken by: Optionz Boutique
Link: M Jimenez Rockabilly Pics & Michelle Jimenez

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Slapback Johnny’s new video “Hoggin’ Around”

Posted by Dee-Ann On January - 30 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 535 views

slapback johnny hoesSlapback Johnny is a rockabilly-trio that has been rocking since 2012. Playing loads of festivals, venues and bars in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany and Ireland to spread the word of rock ’n’ roll! Until now their discography contains a debut e.p. from 2012 and “Doin’ Time” in 2013. But that’s soon to change… In 2015 the trio will release at least two songs with videos to give everyone the chance to get a taste of the live-experience that is Slapback Johnny. Enjoy “Hoggin’ Around” and be sure to see a gig in person!

 

 

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Pinup of the week: Anna Kamps

Posted by Dee-Ann On January - 26 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 597 views
I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years! Since then I’ve moved from Texas to the Kentucky/Tennessee area, am now a member and Tennessee State Leader of Pinups for Patriots, was the cover model for Kat Club No.5 by Retro Lovely, and have immersed myself in the pinup lifestyle. Over the last couple years I’ve met so many lovely people who have such a passion for the rockabilly/pinup culture and I very much enjoy being surrounded by the music, pinups, classic cars, photographers, and overall style. It has been such an exciting experience and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve had along the way. Thank you so very much! With Love, Anna

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Blogger, musician and fashionista: Lexi DeRock!

Posted by drew On January - 22 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 504 views
Lexi DeRock is a self-described “pin-up in search of things bygone and glam.”  A blogger, musician, and fashionista, she has been involved with the rockabilly scene across the globe.  Below we get to know this buxom beauty.
lexi2First off, you’re a bit of a world traveler.  Tell us about that?

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La Dolce Morte

Posted by drew On January - 15 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 496 views

ekberg1The last week I’ve been preoccupied with thoughts of film, time, life, and death. It all ties together with Federico Fellini’s famous film, La Dolce Vita and the death of famed bombshelter-era bombshell, Anita Ekberg this last weekend. I’m not a Fellini expert, my tastes in vintage movies tend to run more towards the Universal monster movies starring Lon Chaney Jr. Nor am I a devotee of Ekberg, but rather a more casual fan. And yet here I am, moved to write in effect about her death and her place in classic cinema.

So how did we get to this point, then? Going off my previously described affection for classic monsters, it should surprise no one that I also devour my share of horror and vampire novels. Most recently, I’ve become a fan of Kim Newman’s vast alternate history series, Anno Dracula. The first novel set naturally enough in Victorian London, using the Jack the Ripper murders as a setup for the horrorific goings on. The second novel takes us into World War One and deals with none other than the famous Bloody Red Baron of Germany. Finally, the third novel (Dracula Cha Cha Cha) takes us to 1959 Rome or more to the point, the Rome seen in films such as Roman Holiday or, you guessed it, La Dolce Vita. I received the novel as a Christmas present and recently started making my way through it.

ekberg2The book pays a tremendous homage to Fellini’s film, with it’s own variation on Ekberg’s famous dip in the Trevi Fountain ending in coupious amounts of vampire grue. I was familiar enough with La Dolce Vita to pick up on the references. But I admit to my shame, that despite being a self-proclaimed film buff, I had somehow managed to never see the movie, possibly due to it’s lack of vampires or werewolves. Maybe I’m just inheritantly some weird form of a low-brow snob? Whatever the reason, wading through the novel finally pushed me to get over that hump. On January 9th, I ventured into the Vulcan Video and rented both the Bill Murray military comedy Stripes and Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. I could almost feel Murray’s eyes gazing over the cover image of Ekberg as I left the store, DVD’s in hand.

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Pinup of the week, three years later: Shannon Fatale

Posted by Dee-Ann On January - 5 - 2015ADD COMMENTS 625 views

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Since last being featured on Rockabilly-Online (http://psycho.rockabilly-online.com/?p=887), I have been busy with a ton of photo shoots, many with patriotic or military themes and sending many signed (and sometimes kissed) pinup photos to deployed troops.  If there’s any deployed troops seeing this, be sure to send me a message with your A/FPO address and I’ll send you a photo!
I’m still based in New York City and love dressing in vintage clothes, especially the dresses that were my grandmother’s and great aunt’s!  I love going to concerts to see live rock ‘n’ roll, and on the rare occasion I have spare time hanging out with friends and my fella.  My day job has gotten increasingly busy, but I do as many photo shoots as I can, and am always looking for clothing and accessories companies to model for and collaborate with!

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The Reverend Horton heat “ REV” (Album review)

Posted by Mars On December - 29 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 595 views

ReverendBrand new album by the Reverend Horton Heat.

Never knowing what to expect from the Reverend I was anxious to put the cd on. Would he even stray further from his own brand of Psychorockinyourfacesurf a Billy  or perhaps back to the roots? Well I’m glad to tell ya he’s back in tiptop shape with lyrics stranger and funnier then ever like only the Rev can come up with, and the music is full of energy like it’s their first album.

Do take the time to read all the notes in the booklet the Rev wrote about the songs gives a great insight about the bands music , lyrics and the way the music industry works. Never would have guessed that even the Reverend Horton Heat gets told that his song is horrible by the Record Company (read the notes on schizoid)

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Christmas Swan Market at Fenix Food Factory Rotterdam

Posted by Dee-Ann On December - 21 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 532 views

2014 swan market (24)Rotterdam is becoming more and more vintage hip. The Swan Market is an art fair, which started in Rotterdam but has now it’s follow ups in Dordrecht, Goes and Antwerp (Belgium). Every month you can visit the Swan market in different locations in Rotterdam indoor or outdoors. Today December 21st, I visited the indoor Christmas edition in a hall near the Fenix Food Factory. The hall is located at one of the many Rotterdam harbours, where cruise ships often lay, but in the past mainly ships transporting goods from and to abroad. The hall was a depot for such goods. Now it’s empty and used for events like this. That makes this location very special.

2014 swan market (2)All kinds of handmade products, arts, vintage stuff and special food is sold. I had trouble keeping my money in my pocket. But these things I really really needed so bad and wanted it for a long time. Like this cute little purse with bamboo handle.2014 swan market (11)

Another cuteness is this red, white wall three wheeled Thai “tuk tuk”. They transformed it into an espresso bar. Classy huh?

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