Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolution: support these local psychobilly/rockabilly bands and bars - Dec 31, Jan 1-2


Happy New Year to everyone! Hope you have a blast.

Make it your New Year's resolution to get off the couch and support local bands and bars. Local shows are considerably cheaper to see than the big touring bands come through town at concert arenas and amphitheaters. A whole night out at a local bar usually only costs a few bucks for cover and the price of a few beers.

So make the effort to go out the support these bands this weekend. Just don’t forget your earplugs (one of my new year’s resolutions is to protect what’s left of my hearing!). See you there!

Click here to read on and find out about the local shows this Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas music that you haven't heard before; and day after Christmas rockabilly/psychobilly shows

Eager for some holiday music that you haven't heard a thousand times already?

The solution (which I'm listening to right now): Thee Charm School Holiday Blowout, as advertised on Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys' Myspace: Tune in Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. California time at http://www.luxuriamusic.com/ for a special holiday edition of the most salacious on-line radio show "Thee Charm School" (described as "exotica, lounge, space age bachelor pad, bossa, soft-psych, go-go, latin jazz, sophisticated rock and surf music" but also with a good dose of blues). It is the perfect soundtrack for all holiday celebrations, including family gatherings, gift exchanges and lovemaking!!

I’ve already heard "Santa Claus Wants Some Loving," "Santa Got Drunk," “The Santa Claus Boogie," and "Back Door Santa." It’s great to hear something other than “Winter Wonderland!”

Click here to read more on Examiner.com, and get the scoop on post-Xmas rockabilly/psychobilly shows on Saturday.



Thursday, December 17, 2009

Upcoming rockabilly and psychobilly events this weekend - December 18-20


Christmas is almost upon us, so if you’re dreading all that egg nog, fill your belly with beer this weekend at these zombie-riffic psychobilly shows this weekend.

Click here for info on this weekend's shows.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday gift ideas for your psychobilly friends: zombies, pin-up girls, and roller derby


There's still time to pick up some cool holiday presents for your psychobilly friends. If you're stumbling for ideas, here are some suggestions:

Anything with zombies or monsters is a great idea. Why not have Halloween on Christmas?
- The Art of Ghoulish Gary: Check out his prints of “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Monster” himself, and Edgar Allen Poe. I really like his tribute to “Thriller” – a print of Vincent Price looming over an army of zombies led by Michael Jackson. He also has a series entitled “Pray for the Monsters” featuring the praying hands of Frankenstein's Monster, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, Wolfman, and The Mummy.
Check out Ghoulish Gary’s prints here, and be sure to note the special instructions if shipping to the U.S. (Thanks to The Creepshow for posting this link on their Myspace bulletin).

For more gift ideas... for fans of pin-up girls and roller derby, click here to read the rest of the article on the Examiner website.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Upcoming rockabilly and psychobilly events this weekend - December 11-12


Starting to get in the holiday spirit? Go out and celebrate at some of this weekend's psychobilly shows. Or go do some holiday shopping at the Mooneyes Car Show in Irwindale on Saturday.

Click here to see the list of upcoming shows.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Upcoming rockabilly and psychobilly events this weekend - December 4-6


Great shows coming up this weekend to ring in the holiday spirit.

Start with the Very Merry Black Christmas show at Spike's this Friday, featuring Phantom Rockers, Henchmen, Black Rose Phantoms, and The Vagrant Dead.

Click over to Examiner.com to find out all the details for this show as well as many others this weekend (including Gamblers Mark, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, the California Roll Car Show with live music by Sugar Daddys, and the First Annual Rude & Crude Ska and Rockabilly Fest).