It took only the opening bars of the first Dan Sartain record I heard, 2006’s Join Dan Sartain (released on the illustrious Swami Records), to hook me on the music of the Alabama songwriter. His sharp, sometimes dark lyrics, his soulful and magnetic voice, and his ability to spin timeworn styles such as blues, rockabilly, […]
In his tragically short life, Ron Haydock careened through rockabilly, monster magazines, pulp novels, and exploitation films.
This week’s featured gig poster was created for the Delta Bombers’ current tour by graphic designer Jason Lonon, aka Death-Ray Design.
Rockabilly probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when somebody says “Latin roots music,” but several generations of artists on both sides of the southern U.S. border have taken doo-wop, boogie-woogie, and early rock ’n’ roll to heart. The music—and its associated hot-rod imagery—has long connections to the Mexican American community (particularly on […]
The Chicago rockabilly scene has been fairly dormant for the past several years, though touring acts such as Big Sandy and Deke Dickerson still attract huge local audiences. Along with Tammi Savoy, singer Bailey Dee is among the vanguard of those making the scene exciting again. Dee’s musical background is fairly diverse, and though she […]
Countercultural hub 6Odum heads for the wrecking ball, Carrot Top Distribution takes Saki with it as it shuts down, and more.
Isa Giallorenzo’s Street View 129
Rockabilly pioneer Hayden Thompson quit the biz to drive a limo in the 70s, but now he’s back in action.
Isa Giallorenzo’s Street View 007
Reissues of Feedtime’s four classic LPs, Alex Chilton’s first solo recordings, and Tav Falco’s debut with Panther Burns
Is there such a thing as being too pretty for indie ?
Two rockabilly pioneers drop in to Betty’s Blue Star Lounge tonight.
A four-disc box set from Rhino Records nails the essentials of rockabilly.