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The Paladins live at Lantaarn Venster Rotterdam

Posted by Dee-Ann On May - 29 - 2017

Last year the Paladins visited Lantaarn Venster Rotterdam, but the gig was cancelled due to a leaking swimmingpool just above the venue. “Water was dripping on the electrical system” Dave recalls. The trio has been working on a new album. It has been a while since the previous album was out. During rehearsals some time ago, Dave was getting a powerdrink for Thomas. Thomas played a great sounding surf riff on the guitar. So the instrumental “Powershake” was born. While talking about all kinds of topics, new songs kept on rolling about those topics too. So that’s why this album is a bit different than the ones before. The song: “Who sold the water to the waterman”, is about the dry spell they had couple of years ago in the San Diego area. Farms could not grow their crops without water, and a farmer who had a pipeline of water running underneath his house, could not use it because it belonged to another man who claimed to be the owner of that water.

Dave took out a custom built Fender guitar. Thomas found the guitar neck in a pawn shop in Dallas Texas, which was a bit longer than a regular guitar neck. He bought it for Dave and when he showed it to the Fender company, they were surprised. It came from a prototype 1967 guitar. They asked if they could use it to build a new guitar. He agreed. Instead they build a bass guitar. When they asked him to come over to receive this first new model, Dave declined. He wanted a guitar. So they handed it over to Pete Townsend.

Dave and Thomas were full of fun stories during the show and ofcourse as always the audience was blown away by their great perfomance and the typical Paladins guitar sound of Dave Gonzalez. Songs of their new album “New World” sounded more mature but still Paladins. The crowd sang like a big choir on Keep on loving me “Whoooa yeah!”

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Hoorn Rock and Roll Sunday: the final Big Bang!

Posted by Dee-Ann On May - 21 - 2017

I was a teenager in 1986 when I first visited Hoorn Rock and Roll Sunday (NL) by train to get blown away by the whole city breathing rock and roll music. A big fifties market, carshows, live music coming out of almost every bar. My best friend and me were walking in rock and roll paradise. After a few years the festival ended.

But in 2007 I was so happy to hear that a new organisation (Anneke Knip, Maartje Brandt, Michel Koppies, Miriam Bosman and many more) picked up the pieces and this amazing festival was back on its feet! Read the interview with Anneke:

The town square is the center of the whole festival, but bars all over town are filled with live rock and roll bands. Every year they got more bands. Since Desperados became the main sponsor, more than 20 Dutch and international bands are present. This year Mike Sanchez (UK), Louis King (AU), The Lustre Kings (USA) and Marcel Riesco (USA) are brought from overseas to shake up the city. A photobooth in an old VW is ready to take your picture, you can watch the dance demonstration from Jump Up Boogie Woogie, men get their quiffs greased up by Sleezy Tiki Barbershop and DeeJay Thomas will take care of the after party. 

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Jesus Evil Highway: The Ghostwood Recordings

Posted by Dee-Ann On May - 8 - 2017

In the past few months I heard a lot of people mention the bluegrass band Jesus Evil Highway. The name is all across social media too, so I had to see what the fuss is all about. I visited their vinyl album release party at Posse Bar Rotterdam on May 4th and got the chance to ask them a few questions.

Where did you guys meet?

Most of us knew each other for years, being family (brothers), high school friends or from playing together in other bands, before we ended up playing with Jesus Evil Highway. The last one to join us was ‘Uncle Paulie’ as we like to call him, but that’s already a couple of years back, and it feels like we know him for years.

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Pinup of the week: Babs Bonneville

Posted by Dee-Ann On May - 1 - 2017

Babs Bonneville a pin-up from Yorkshire. I’m 39 years old and when the day job is done I live for jiving, rock n’ roll, and achieving the pin-up look from charity shops/thrift shops. I have recently done my first pin-up shoot and loved it. Babs Bonneville has now officially been born, and being your ‘Pin-up of the Week’ really would be the icing on the cake! The photo attached is one I took myself, hope you like it!

Pinup of the week: Lily Love

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 24 - 2017

Miss Lily love
picture by Bombshell Pinups

Lily Love has a passion for vintage fashion with a modern twist. This Philadelphia born-and-raised gal believes in supporting small businesses and loves featuring fabulous artists’ fashion items on her Instagram feed. By day she works for a non-profit helping low-income kids get to – and through – college and by night she’s a mama to an adorable two-year-old toddler.

photographer is Mandy Little, owner and creator of Bombshell Pinups (

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Pinup of the week: miss Yvonne

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 17 - 2017

I was happy to get an email from Miss Yvonne. She was our pinup of the week in 2014
Now she re-entered with a new classy picture.


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Pinup of the week: Miss Jolene

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 10 - 2017
Picture by Cherry bomb photography

Miss Jolene

My interests are being with my two kids . I enjoy health and fitness and frequent the gym 5 days a week . I like to travel preferably some where there is a beach and sun. At home in my spare time I like to do puzzles.

Instagram: @madcheese_squeeze

Teenage pinup of the week: Miss Sage

Posted by Dee-Ann On December - 12 - 2016

Last week Miss Austin was our first teenage pinup of the week. Today we have her sister: Miss Sage.
Her proud mother Stephenie submitted both of her teenage daughters. Sage Madison is 11 years old.
Both girls have been taking pictures with car’s their whole life. Rebuilding vehicles and hot-rods are their father’s, Aaron, passion.



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Teenage Pinup of the week: miss Austin

Posted by Dee-Ann On December - 5 - 2016

Today we have our first teenage pinup of the week: Miss Austin.
Her proud mother Stephenie submitted both of her teenage daughters. Austin Marie is 13 years old and has a sister Sage Madison.
Both girls have been taking pictures with car’s their whole life. Rebuilding vehicles and hot-rods are their father’s, Aaron, passion.


Austin 6 months old


Pinup of the week: Bettie D’Vine

Posted by Dee-Ann On November - 28 - 2016

Hiya I’m Bettie, I’m a multi Internationally published model from a seaside town in the North East of England. I specialise in Pin up, Alternative and Lingerie. I love how dressing in 1950’s fashion makes me feel confident and sexy and the clothing accentuates my curves perfectly.

I have always been a lover of anything alternative but I got the retro vibe when I did my first ever burlesque shoot. Since then I have been in two independent movies, a music video, I became a Semi Finalist in the Miss Pin Up UK 2016 were I performed at London Tattoo Convention. I am currently signed to Diamonds and Feathers, a modelling agency that specialises in Pin Up and burlesque.

I am now selling my own merchandise after I have had a brand designed by Vince Ray of the Boneshakers.

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Pinup of the week: Miss Ruby Red

Posted by Dee-Ann On November - 21 - 2016

A down to earth gal with a love for all things vintage. Along with living a vintage lifestyle Miss Ruby also loves dancing the bop, jive,& stroll to a killer rock n roll band .
For fun she enjoys playing upright bass,going to car shows,& an avocation for endometriosis awareness. But also don’t be mistaken for this gal being a pushover she also is very well known from being at her favorite shows, yes that’s right folks this lil kitten loves to wreck to psychobilly as well.

Facebook: Facebook Miss Ruby Red
Instagram: @MissRubyRed_PinUp

Photographer: Rick Tores Photography MUAH: Miss Ruby Red Model: Miss Ruby Red

Photographer: Rick Tores Photography
MUAH: Miss Ruby Red
Model: Miss Ruby Red

SaraLee’s debut album Queen of Your Heart

Posted by Dee-Ann On November - 14 - 2016

saralee-band-pic-qummaartSaraLee’s website tells us: ‘SaraLee is the queen of rhythm ‘n’ blues and rockabilly lovers’ hearts! Her soulful voice and flirty attitude has brightened many stages from Finland to Germany and she is yearning for more.’

They play rhythm ‘n’ blues spiced up with swing, jazz and rockabilly. They love to mix different types of roots music and make it sound unique.

Rhythm and blues/ Jazz is the style I like. She made me cursious. Who is SaraLee, and what makes her tick?

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Cruisin’ Florida: Thrift Stores Palm Coast

Posted by Dee-Ann On November - 9 - 2016

What’s a rockabilly supposed to do in Florida? Come on be creative. Don’t expect a Betty Page store or Pin up girl clothing at the mall, but find the thrift stores to get your fifties stuff for cheap.


Paul’s Treasures

I must admid I didn’t expect to find anything fifties, while standing in front of Paul’s treasures collectibles store in Palm Coast, but I spent an hour in his shop and found some cool vinyl:

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Haloween Pinup of the week: Madeleine Mayhem

Posted by Dee-Ann On October - 24 - 2016

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Pinup of the week: Sarah

Posted by Dee-Ann On October - 10 - 2016
Picture by Feme Fatal, Colorado

Picture by Feme Fatal, Colorado

I am a spunky, nerdy girl born in the wrong decade.

I love to cook, make my own cosmetics and volunteer at the Berthoud Museum. I am a Medical Assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder and teach swim lessons on the weekend.

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Pinup of the week: Pixie Pie

Posted by Dee-Ann On October - 3 - 2016

pinup-pixie-pieMy pin up name is Pixie Pie. I’m 29 years old, from the small town of Glencoe MN. I am currently studying management at Hennepin Technical College and enjoy taking old style pin up photos with friends in my free time. I love old school photography, as well as classic planes, trains and automobiles!

Photographer is Stacy Warden

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Pinup of the week: Miss Rachelle

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 26 - 2016

pinup-rachelleHello! My name is Rachelle and I’m so not a professional model! Id like to show people that that really doesn’t matter, pinup is for everyone! Every day I go to work in a VERY male dominated industry, most of the time dressed like a 50s house wife! I backpack, hike, shoot, and fish, then go home to wash off the gun powder and grime and put on my eye liner and dresses to transform. Pinup is magic!

Cruisin’ Florida: The porch, Key West

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 23 - 2016

the-porch-24The porch, key West.
Key West old town. With the classic houses in all kinds of pastel colors.
It’s very touristic, but if you try hard you can find very nice bamboo tiki bowling shirts in the little shops on Duval street.

After a long hot shopping spree we found a place called the Porch. Although it’s not really rockabilly linked, it’s worth mentioning, because it seems an alternative-ish beer and wine bar, compared to the other mainstream bars in Key West.

You can overlook it easily, this grey mansion, used to be the home of an important guy back in the days, called Joseph Yates Porter. “Most people say that the house is haunted, but have no fear, Dr. Porter is a friendly ghost!” (so their website sais).
Through the garden, up the stairs you can sit pretty quiet on the front porch or go inside. It’s a beer wine bar. They serve all kinds of local and international beers, wines and ciders.

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Pinup of the week: Lynette Williamson

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 19 - 2016
My name is Lynette Williamson and I have been a professional Fitness Trainer for 12 years, and I will be 38 next month.  I have always, always, loved the 1940 era and have had my look/style for my entire life, everyday I get up I doll myself up, (you can ask my whole community!), it just so happens that Marilyn Monroe and I look similar.  I’ve had everyone encourage me to model.
Photographer: Amberlee Harder

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Cruisin’ Florida: sprinkles cupcakes Tampa

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 16 - 2016

sprinkles-8Cupcakes aren’t so hot as a few years ago, but Sprinkles cupcakes are stil my all time favorite. I’m such a great fan, that I once interviewed the mother of Sprinkles Candace Nelson for Rockabilly-online:

It’s a sad thing that I live in Europe and we have to travel all the way to the US to get us one or two, but it’s worth it. As soon as we set foot in Florida we went looking for a store and luckily one just opened in Tampa. It had just opened and it’s supposed to have a cupcake ATM, but when we got there, it wasn’t working yet. Not a problem at all, I got myself two fresh boxes inside. Even a glutenfree one for my friend.

Why are they unlike any others you can get in the supermarket or else where? The taste and fluffiness of the cake. The cream is as light as whipped cream and the flavors are subtile sweet. So you won’t feel like you ate a ball of butter, sugar and eggs, but really light and designed with love.  What you see is what you eat. I love it!

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