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Rockabilly

From Bettie Page to Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry, Pin-up Rules again from Onstage to Tattoo Parlors

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 10.09.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

The retro pin-up look from the 1940s and 1950s, which was popularized by the likes of Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and pin-up icon Bettie Page, is increasingly being seen everywhere around the world.

he Magic of the Vintage Woman

Megan Lent | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Megan Lent

They came to the subculture in a variety of ways, but there's a thread running though all of their stories: they didn't fit into modern-day life, and the past just seemed better.

Rockabilly, Empty Hearts & Psycho Sisters: Chats with Brian Setzer, Elliot Easton, Vicki Peterson & Susan Cowsill... Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Brian Setzer: "I'm kind of an anomaly there, I never really fit into anybody's box. I don't know how I got those Grammys because I am certain there's not a rockabilly category. They just kind of squeezed between the cracks somehow."

Going Tribal: Chatting with Imelda May, Desert Noises and Hop's Erez Pilosof & Guy Gamzu, Plus a No Sinner Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Oh God, I've taken all the advice from myself, and that's why I'm giving it to somebody else, because I'm really happy! I enjoy music so much, it's such a passion in my life and I hope that comes across."

The Phenomenauts at The Static Room

Melissa Webster | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

What do you get when you combine hot guys, insane musical talent and a bent towards Big-Bang-Theory-like geekiness that loves science and space? The Phenomenauts, coming to a space station near you.

Ben Adler, Rockabilly Hall of Fame Member, Lives a Country Song

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Jerry Nelson

It's a cliche to say that sometimes life is like a country song, but there still is some truth in it. Following the career 'upswing', Adler's home burned down. Recovering from that setback, he put together a new band called Cross Country -- only to be stopped by a heart attack.

The Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale Show -- Live!

Dusty Wright | Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Some music needs to be heard in concert to be fully appreciated. No amount of spin doctoring by journalists or peer pressure from fanatical fans can justify an act unless one catches said act live.

JD McPherson: An Old-Fashioned Success in the New Media Musical World

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

With a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this month and a debut record that reached #47 on the Billboard album charts, JD McPherson is enjoying one heck of a pop cultural high.

Elvis Presley Wanted To 'Very Much' Perform In Britain

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment

Elvis Presley had dreams of taking his music across the Atlantic. The singer shared his interest in performing in Britain during a rare press confe...

A Working Girl's Guitar Surfs on Rockabilly

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Rockabilly favorite Rosie Flores has just released Working Girl's Guitar on Bloodshot Records, and she is an important artist who should not be overlooked.

"Rockabilly Filly" Rosie Flores Makes Janis Martin's Sweet Dreams Come True

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

As soon as I popped the preview copy of Janis Martin: The Blanco Sessions into my computer, I knew Rosie Flores had produced a masterpiece.

Link Wray: So Glad, So Proud

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.13.2012 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The Black Keys and Jack White would kill to imbibe whatever magical potion Wray was concocting. And as much as I respect the Keys and White, they'll never achieve the alchemy of Wray. And they would surely agree.

The Highballers Hit Their Prime

Sean Carman | Posted 04.24.2012 | DC
Sean Carman

It makes sense that the members of a band that plays songs about hard liquor and crime would, when asked a direct question, point their fingers at each other. It's also true that the Highballers are an exceptionally strong band.

Valentine's Day Video Premiere: Getcha Some Sugar + the Hi-lows

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at8.37.13AM.jpgWhat started out as a mild infatuation developed into a deep affection. So after repeated spins of Sugar + the Hi-lows' debut album, it's time to spread a little lovin'.

On The Road With Free Energy And The Postelles: Los Angeles

Theo Spielberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Theo Spielberg

You can find out a lot about one's listening habits while out on the road. "Driving Jams," as Free Energy drummer Nick Schuminsky calls them, afford a look into both individual taste and a band's ethos.

Wanda Jackson Parties On: Every Inch an Elvis

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

With her brand-spanking-new Jack White-produced album, The Party Ain't Over, Wanda Jackson, 73, is making her case not for mere rock and roll relevance. She's cementing her status as royalty.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Now Hear This (Interview): Time To Celebrate Imelda May Day

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

May is a genuine throwback, a sexy seductress who'll knock you out just as quickly with her dynamite voice as her sultry looks.