Our next interviewee should be one already familar to our readers. As part of the all-female Austin powerhouse “Danger*Cakes” Tina Marie Bartolucci combines 50′s pin-up curves with the ethereal energy of a 60′s flower child. The girls are third billed on the festival, so I took some time to play catch-up with her.
Tina, you’ve been playing sax with Danger*Cakes since the bands first year. How would you describe the experience of playing with such a fast rising band?
My name is Laurel Fatal and I am a pinup and alternative model from Israel.
My “day job” is doing hair and makeup, and teaching makeup, and of curse i specialize in pinup looks and photoshoots.
In israel i also enjoy performing burlesque and organizing burlesque shows and rockabilly parties and try and spread this sub-culture here
I’ve been modeling as a hobby for years and really enjoy pinup style and support this type of photoshoots as women empowerment and love the pinup concept because it accepts all women shapes and celebrates curves.
I am vegan, own a french bulldog and share my life with my handsome boyfriend Or.
My name is Delilah Jean and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I’ve always felt like I was an old soul and have a love for anything to do with the 40s and 50s. I recently got into pin-up after a friend told me I should join a contest with her. From there, my whole world changed and I’ve met some amazing people along the way who keep encouraging me. I never thought I’d see myself posing in front of a camera, but it has taught me to have confidence in myself and, in turn, I like to inspire other girls to have the same confidence in themselves. I love the style and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
My photographer is Carlos Gomez with Shiver2seeu Photography. Read the rest of this entry »
Part 2 – Boppin’ Neorockabilly Style
There was more vinyl in there! A LP by the Boppin’ Gliesers called Gotta Have My Way. Because the front had planets, stars and rocket ships on them, I strangely enough immediately thought about the neorockabilly band The Space Cadets. The four men, Flying jimmy on lead vocal and double bass, Crazy Eddie Strings on Lead Guitar, Gaybeul on drums, were on the front as well as the back of the LP. I know Crazy Eddie Strings from his other band, the Revival/Teddy Boy influenced Spunyboys. So this looked promising.
Enough talk, let’s listen! When I putted the needle on the LP, I was awake immediately! The First song, One Night Woman, was a fast rockin’ song with a lot of bass and voice. And they don’t lose their tempo there. The third song I would put in the category “Bopper”, it’s a very fast foot stamping song! And of course the song Boppin Gliesers, to let you know it’s not the time to sleep, but to bop!
Part 1 – If your lonely, rock-a-bop your socks off!
When I came home I found two packages on my doormat. One contained a CD from The Royal Hounds, which I wrote about earlier. The second package contained some vinyl and some cds. When I took a look, I saw that they container some various subgenres of rockabilly, like Neo rockabilly, Rock and Roll, swing and of course regular rockabilly.
TO BENEFIT THE NEW MEXICO ROUTE 66MUSEUM
Vive le Rock Productions and La Loca Magazine present Rockabilly on the Route 2013, June 7-9 in Tucumcari, N.M., nestled along historic Route 66. For its inaugural year, Rockabilly On the Route is pleased to announce the Queen of Rockabilly herself, Wanda Jackson, along with Southern California’s The Chop Tops, as headliners for the Saturday night concert event. The festival is also a benefit for The New Mexico Route 66 Museum, which is opening this summer in
Wanda Jackson, who began her illustrious career in the 1950s as one of the first women of rockabilly, is known for her unique vocals in songs such as “Funnel of Love,” “Fujiyama Mama,” and “Let’s Have A Party.” She was an early sweetheart to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley, who mentored her and whose ring she wears
around her neck to this day. Jackson has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rockabilly Hall of Fame and received two Grammy Award nominations for her work.
Formed in 1995, The Chop Tops hail from Santa Cruz, Calif. They blend rockabilly music with punk, surf and psychobilly to create their own special sound, which they’ve coined “Revved-Up Rockabilly.” The band performs their signature sound at more than 200 shows every year, including the infamous Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender in Nevada.
On May 26 2013 Hoorn (The Netherlands) shakes to its foundations for the 6th time in a row; it’s time for Hoorn Rock ’n’ Roll SUNday! From 13.00 hours until late at night there is a lot to do in the city centre and also in the port of Hoorn. The organization of the festival succeeded again to contract the best rockin’ bands from around the world, so it will be a rockin’ time all over the bars!
Some of the bands: The Cheaterslicks (UK), The Spunyboys (FR), The Mean Devils (P), Truly Lover Trio (USA), Ruby Ann (P), The Rechords (AUS) and many, many more!
Rockin’ movie, fifties-market and Elvis
This year you can enjoy the many bands, but also a great rock ‘n’ roll movie at Cinema Oostereiland: Walk the line. Get lost in the fifties and sixties and enjoy the life of Johnny Cash.
Do you have a bad hair day on May 26, don’t be sad! The barber Monsieur Moustache and vintage hairdresser Madame de Pompadour will take good care of you, so you can impress everybody with your new quiff or other hairstyle! Would you like to have a new outfit, then make sure you’ll visit our big fifties market. Besides all kinds of nostalgic things from the rock ‘n’ roll area, you will also find here stylish fifties clothing.
Flossie Carmichael is Vivacious and Tenacious. Known Internationally, this Texas Tamale has been quite the trailblazer! Coined as the Panther City Pin Up, self described as “Southern Fried and Dixiefied”, Flossie is easily the girl next door and the one your mother warned you about. Since debuting Flossie has been a mover and a shaker amongst the elite in the pin up culture. Product Model for pin up brands such as Dot’s Diner, Haute Mess Threads, Dismantled Fashions, Secrets in Lace, and Vintage Box 1947, just to name a few. Flossie has also been featured on numerous pin up websites and graced the cover of a vast variety of international pin up rags, including the ‘Golden 50th Issue of Ol Skool Rodz’. Flossie was honored to be asked to be on the cover of the recently released album, ‘RockabillyLand’, featuring the single “Hey Flossie”-now available on ITunes. This is just the beginning of the great things in store for all you Flossie fanatics. Keep your eyes on this lil’ firecracker, she is about to explode!
The Panther City Pin Up
Tell us about your band, where are you from?
We’re a London band, though Jayson (bass) is a Southend lad and still lives there. He’s a proper rockabilly bass slapper who loves hillbilly music and hammers the s*@t out of his bass. Jonny is one of the best drummers out there, and one of the few that make you want to dance! I’m from Oxford originally, but moved to London many moons ago.
How and when did you start?
I put the band together just over a year ago to capture the wild side of the 50′s beat with raw, raunchy rockabilly that’ll get your feet and hips moving. I wanted this to be a band you can dance to. I had become frustrated with always being the sideman, and although I’ve really enjoyed playing guitar and writing songs with some great, and well respected people over the years it was time to pluck up the courage to sing myself and be the front man. I’d been listening to a lot of Wild Records artists as well as the original 50′s stuff, and that inspired me to do what I like best which is straight down the middle rockabilly. There’s some great more hillbilly/country artists, or big band swing type stuff, or r’n'b etc around, all of which I love, but rockabilly for me is where it all comes together.
How did your love for rockabilly music start?
I first picked up a guitar when I was 10 or 11 after hearing AC/DC. I liked the loud raw guitar and the driving beat. They said they liked Chuck Berry and I found I liked him too, so after that I started listening to old blues and r’n'b records including Kings both Albert and B.B, and Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins (who has remained my favorite), Little Richard, guitar pickers like James Burton, and anyone else who did things their own way such as Les Paul, Lemmy or Bo Diddley, then learned how to play by listening, copying and playing along.
Once more I am bringing you the scoop on the upcoming Rockabilly on the Route festival. This time around we’re looking at the events slice of “burlyq!”
Tell us about yourself and how you came to involved with burlesque?
When I came home I found two packages on my doormat. One contained a CD from The Royal Hounds, which I will review here. The package didn’t contain only the cd, but also a nice letter was in there. I will tell something about the band. The Royal Hounds are from Knoxville, Tennessee, state of the king and base for the roots of rockabilly. Scotty Hinds is the leadsinger and standupbass, accompanied with Scott “Bramble” Billingsley(drums) and Brian Lee(guitar).
My name is Anna. I’m from Norway and I guess I’m not like an average fourteen year old.
I love shooting pictures, at the moment it’s only a hobby and it’s my amateur friends shooting the pictures of me.
You can find Rock and Roll music in the most unheard places in the world, like for instance,… in Lonigo, a small town between Vicenza and Verona, north-east of Italy, Rock music seems to be alive too. Jack La Motta and your bones are the musicians who take care of that!
A model since 2007, Dollface Janel loves the pin-up/alternative style. She grew up in Dallas, Texas and has a big southern hospitality personality. Janel is always professional, never a Diva. Currently working with photographers and makeup artists, she enjoys working as a team and knows how to take direction and criticism. Rockabilly and alternative music influences her edginess, but is also drawn to the retro and classic style, of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Deep inside, she’s an old school kind of gal
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Dollface-Janel
SIX GUN ROMEO are a 5 piece band based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The line up consists of Craig Wardle (drums) Mike Moy (guitar) Dave ‘shaky’ Shaw (lead) Tom O’Riordan (bass) and John Dykstra (vocals).
How and when did you start.
We started out as 4 piece instrumental surf band (called Los Caminos – Craig, Mike, Dave & Tom – we are still going!!). After playing a bunch of local gigs and touring BC & Alberta, we got sick of people asking when we would get a singer. So we did!!! After many unsuccessful auditions, John (who was a friend of the band) arrived for a few beers with mates one Friday night, as the band practiced in the background. He started singing to one of our songs. SIX GUN ROMEO was complete. Read the rest of this entry »
After a long absence from writing I am back at my computer with a clear mind. I was allowed to let my mind wonder and rest for a while and one thing that I found is that vintage has come back in to fashion. The public have gone vintage crazy buying everything from house wear to clothes, vehicles to make up and accessories for everything. It is now possible for everyone to have a little of vintage, something quirky and unique to them that adds a twist on everyday life. It is now easier than ever to get hold of vintage styles and styling techniques in our ever increasing modern world.
As a rockabilly and a wannabe pin up I am seeing the positive to this. I no longer have to ask my grandma for hairstyling tips and neither do I have to hunt and tear a part the various charity shops. We now have used our gaining knowledge of technology to enhance our need for all things vintage with websites dedicated to various hairstyles and fashion ideas for any era. Now that we have a fascination with all things old it means that we can get originals and reproductions making everyone a happy customer.
Hello my name is Victoria Sweethear (pinup model). I am a spokesmodel and an official state of Texas representative for hometown pinup and fenderbabe. I started pinup modelling about 6 months ago and have had the time of my life doing it.
“Rockabilly on the the Route” is a festival presented by La Loca Magazine and Vive Le Rock Productions. The festival will also include Burlesque performances by Albuquerque’s Gilded Cage Burlesk & Variete, a pin-up girl contest for Miss Rockin’ Route 66 2013. The first year line-up includes headliners Wanda Jackson and the Chop Tops. With support by Danger*Cakes, the Shadowmen,the F-Bombs, and Mr. Right and the Leftovers. This is the first in a series of interviews high lighting the fest. Today we’re sitting down with co-founder Ungelbah Davila, aka La Loca Linda !
Your website states that you “draws inspiration from her own multiculturalism” as well as “classic Americana.” Give some detail on that and how it relates back to the scene?
Surf. Is it considered Rockabilly or not. Its an ongoing discussion. I consider instrumentalists like Dick Dale Surf/Rockabilly. And I think Link Wray is also more Rockabilly (Run Chicken Run is a bopper)! More recently, The Montesas bring their own style of surf rockabilly. So when I got a CD from The Deadliest, a surf band from California, I was curious. They say they pay homage to the Ventures, Dick Dale and the Chantays , so I didn’t know what to expect.
For me surf is very relaxing, like the soundtrack from Pulp Fiction. Wrong! When I inserted the CD, I heard a lot of upbeat guitar! My feet were taping, so much for relaxing Its modern day surf, with more electric. Although “Wudy’s Ghost” sounds oldschool. And Star Sprankled Banner has a little Dixie riff at the beginning, which I find funny because it’s the American anthem . “Rumbled” clearly is a cover of Link Wray’s “Rumble”, which they do good. A lot of variety in the guitar work! But the album also contains some relaxing surf i described earlier!