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The Taildraggers are back!

15 August 2009
The Dutch band The Taildraggers decided to make a new start. But this time without steel guitar player.

The style will change to rockabilly, with western influence. No more country or hillbilly, but roots rockabilly and western bop.
After a while Miss Moudy will be also join the band again.

The band is busy with the new website and also plans for...

Exhibit reveals the hot history of Virginia rockabilly

11 August 2009
The History of Rockabilly in the Commonwealth tells early rock’s story with rare film footage and audio tracks, biographical information, vintage photographs, records, stage costumes, concert promotional materials, juke boxes, studio recording equipment, and, of course, guitars. A double CD and a gallery guide fill out the show.

In the mid-1950s, Elvis Presley played over a dozen show dates in Virginia. Propelling Presley’s rising...

The World's greatest Elvis tribute concert for Harrogate

09 August 2009
The World's Greatest Elvis Tribute Concert is coming to the Harrogate International Centre on Sunday August 30, in a show which combines the talents of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world with some of the original Elvis Presley band members.

The show, which claims to take the audience closer than they ever dreamed to witnessing an original concert by The King, played to...

New in 2009 - Retro Science Fiction Novel

05 August 2009
In the same independent adventure spirit as 1940S matinee serials and vintage rock'n'roll comes a new retro science fiction novel that will have you marvelling at its melodrama, laughing at its lighter moments, and in the page-turning grip of beyond-the-stars suspence.... under tha name "Shake, Rattle & Rocket!" by DC Larson.

Captain Eddie Atomic, robot Kioko, and pilot Spunky battle alien dangers, face off...

The Slapbacks are coming back

04 August 2009
The Slapbacks are coming back on stage (after the car accident) and bringing alone their new cd! The comeback and Cd presentation will take place at Soulveranda on the 4th of September.

During the party the band will present their brand new Rhythm Bomb recording "Buckle Up!" for the first time!

"We will party with you the whole night and we would be...

Billy Lee Riley R.I.P.

02 August 2009
One of the greatest original Sun Recordings artists has died. Billy Lee Riley, who had been in poor health since taking a bad fall in 2005, was suffering from the final stages of terminal cancer.

He peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 at 5:20 am. His family was at his bedside.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Please consider sending something...

VLV13 Band Lineup announced

26 July 2009
Chuck Berry (with the VLV house band)
Wanda Jackson
The Teenagers (tbc)
Rudy Tutti Grayzell
Huelyn Duvall


Barrance Whitfield, Big Sandy & Flyrite Boys, Union Ave (Scotland), Excellos (UK), Marti Brom (TX), Blind Rage (CA), Sean Mencher and His Rockin Wildcats (TX), Barnstompers (Holland), Annita & Starbombers (Holland), Carl Sonny Leyland (CA), Crazy Joe Trio, Gas House Gorillas (NY), The Modern Sounds (IL),...

Ex-Austinite inducted into Rockabilly Hall

26 July 2009
Congrats are in order for Joyce Harris, who grew up in New Orleans, but lived in Austin in 1960 and '61 while recording such regional hits as "No Way Out" and "Dreamer" for Domino Records. The salty belter, who currently lives in Louisiana, was recently named to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Jackson, Tenn.

Domino was the first Austin record label, formed by 11...

Setzer plans stop in Minnesota on holiday tour

19 July 2009
Guitarist-singer Brian Setzer plans at least one stop in his adopted home state of Minnesota during his 2009 holiday tour.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is scheduled to play Nov. 22 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.

Setzer has lived in Minneapolis since marrying backup singer Julie Reiten, a Twin Cities native, a few years ago. Setzer celebrated his 50th birthday last April in...

The Reverend Horton Heat plan first new album in five years

15 July 2009
Roc has announced a new album from Reverend Horton Heat. The record is their first (non-holiday) album since 2004's Revival and is described as the "‘billy’ side of rockabilly," with more influence from mid-20th century country music.

The album will be released September 1, 2009 and a deluxe edition will feature a custom metal speedometer packaging designed by Gamil Design, a bonus CD of...

New vinyl of Lil' Esther is out... and it's red!

12 July 2009
New vinyl of Dutch rock'n'roll singer Lil' Esther is finally out! It has an alternative version of "Confusin' Love", the song that Big Sandy wrote for Esther and which has been recorded two years ago! Also it has an alternative take of "Mr. Sun", which some people would like more than the one that can be find on the cd; plus there is a live...

Sue Moreno will join "The Original Elvis Tribute" next year

10 July 2009
Following the highly successful May ’09 tour, ’The Original Elvis Tribute 2010’ (featuring a.o. Elvis’ original bassplayer Duke Bardwell) will be returning to Europe in January 2010 in order to celebrate The King’s 75th birthday.

This remarkable production has several surprises in store for the fans, and the show promises to be a one-of-a-kind celebration of the man and his music. This time, a...

Owner of Elvis home invites Jackson fans

06 July 2009
The owner of Elvis Presley's former home in Palm Springs (otherwise known as Graceland West) announced last Sunday he wants to invite 100 Michael Jackson fans to watch the entertainer's memorial service on Tuesday, which will be televised live from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

"It just seems fitting - pay respects for the King of Pop at the home of the King of Rock...

Debut of "Be Bop A Lula" in UK

05 July 2009
Be Bop A Lula, the full‐length play, is inspired by the true facts of Cochran and Vincent’s famous English tour in 1960, taking place in their hotel room in a small town between Manchester and Liverpool on the night when Eddie is reported to have had a premonition of his early death two weeks later in a car crash at the age of 21.


Billy Lee Riley in need of help

04 July 2009
Billy Lee Riley, one of the remaining original Sun Records artists, is in very bad need of help!

Billy has had his share of health problems, and is now battling Stage four bone cancer. Although musicares is helping with
house payment, car and such, He and Joyce are totally out of money and can barely afford to eat.

If someone wish...

Access to Elvis' Dressing Room for two bucks

02 July 2009
You can virtually explore Elvis' Dressing Room for 24-hours just paying $1.99. "It’s 1969 and you're at the International Hotel in Las Vegas for Elvis’ opening engagement. While Elvis is on stage, you've used your backstage pass to gain access to his dressing room to take a look around! As you explore Elvis’ virtual dressing room through this online interactive experience, you can read Elvis’ personal...

Crazy Joe heading for Europe

01 July 2009
Crazy Joe is joining forces with Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics and the Untamed Youth for their European summer tour starting July 4th! He’ll be accompanying the guys on drums, but will also take to the stage on guitar playing several of his own songs. They’ll be kicking everything off in Switzerland at the Hangar Rockin’ Festival in St. Stephan, but will also be hitting Denmark,...

The end of the Smalltown Giants

28 June 2009
After 12 years together English rock'n'roll band the Smalltown Giants (from Norfolk) has called it a day.

The band (which consisted of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Mark Page, drummer Mark Price, lead guitar player Mark Ocallahan, and bassplayer Charlie Turner) played their last big show at The Hemmsby Mississippi Boat Cruise.

But now the Smalltown Giants are saying Goodbye and thank all their...

Sky Saxon R.I.P.

26 June 2009
Yesterday word came that Sky Saxon, who had moved to Austin only a couple weeks ago, had been admitted to St. David’s Hospital on Monday and was in critical condition. The cause was suspected to be an infection of the internal organs. This morning, the news came that Saxon has passed away. He was 63-years-old.

Sky Saxon (born Richard Marsh) was a legendary space cadet,...

Lil' Esther ready for Rave in USA

25 June 2009
Lil' Esther is going to play at Rockabilly Rave in USA. This time she is performing in America without her Tin Stars. But she won't be all alone, Big Sandy's band will back her up and miss Mary Ann (former Ranch Girl and wife of Jerry Chatabox) will sing with her... so prepare yourself for a cute Dutch collaboration of two strongest girl voices, united in...
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