Jeremie Fletcher aka Jerms Warfare is talented rockabilly and punk guitarist. Pulling double duty with Austin “Alternabilly” girl group Danger*Cakes and horror-punk outfit A Corpse Vanishes. Take a moment or two to get to know her better right now!
Amy Villainsous is a buxom slice of rock ‘n’ roll cheesecake! A full-figured fox who knows how to flaunt it! I was very happy that she took some time out to answer my questions and let ya’ll get to know her better!
Call ’em what you will. “Cowpunk” or “alt-country.” The most low-down,hoedown in Austin,Texas is clearly coming from the Ghosts of Texas. Bringing a punk rock edge to traditional country ain’t easy, but the Ghosts make it look that way.
Giuseppe Valentino is an Italian filmmaker working between Italy and Switzerland with a independent production company called Against The Static film. Last year I wrote and shot a music video for a band called Hillbilly Moon Explosion for a song they recorded with Mark “Sparky” Phillips, the singer of the psycobilly band Demented Are Go. The song and the video became hugely successful with more than 500.000 views on the net.
Now he’s working on a movie which is called: “The Bloodsong”
It is a film that blends documentary film making and fiction. Flashbacks of a band tour around Europe will be interconnected with scenes that take part in a desert where Sparky got lost with nothing in his pocket but a book, a biography of a punk idol named Kink Sam and a twenty dollar bill bloodstained marking a page. Sparky will play himself in this film that I like to think is an old school independent film in the tradition of John Cassavetes, essential low budget film making with strong themes of death, rage, loneliness and redemption with a strong and swinging rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack.
The Bloodsong will be financed with the savings of Against The Static Film and backers from Italy that will pay part of the pre-production. But, what they need, of course, is the money for the day by day expenses: travel, food and accommodations for the all crew that will work with no money at all.
Help Sparky get that movie going!
Regular contributor to site site, Austin scene fixture, and all around nice guy Drew Edwards is up for an “Comic Monsters” award. Or more directly, his comic “Halloween Man” is up for an award. We’d like to ask you to take a moment to go and vote “Halloween Man” best web comic. It’s easy to vote at this link! Thanks all!
On Halloween of 2010, a new band emerged on the Austin scene. Fusing elements of psychobilly, doo-wop, big band swing, and classic soul the band quickly became a fixture in the Austin rockabilly scene. The all-female group ended their first year with a bang, joining the likes of Mad Sin and Devil Doll at the 2nd annual Freakshow Festival. Now, with October behind us, I thought I’d play some catch with Danger*Cake’s buxom frontwoman Jamie Bahr.
Last October some of the biggest names in psychobilly and horrorpunk gathered in Austin, Texas. Well, the Halloween season is on us again. Which means, the Freak Show Festival is back from the grave and ready to party! So step right up, all you cool kats and groovy kittens! I have an exclusive interview with festival runner, Rachel Simmons about this years show!
Have you ever wondered how people in Canada spend 9 months of the year in a frozen winter wonderland? Watch this documentary and you’ll get an answer! Or maybe not… but you will see some amazing live performances by some of Canada’s best psychobilly, horrorbilly, weirdo-billy bands! Along with exclusive interviews from band members and partcipatants in the local scene. The film was shot in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal so you’ll get a good look at those scene in paticular. For more info please check out and “like” our Facebook page. You’ll find photos, videos and updates about the progress of the film! We hope to have it in film festivals by the winter of 2012. Thanks for your support!
Psychobilly is one of those been there, done that kind of genres. Jaded fans start to feel like they’ve seen it all. How does Houston’s 13 Black Coffins respond? By amping up the intensity. Already known as a ferocious live band, their new CD proves they can translate that rockabilly thunder into other mediums with ease.
Their sound is heavier than other bands in their genre. Not a jazzy kind of heavy, not even a metal kind of heavy. I’m talking crazy, Iron Butterfly, psychedelic kind of heavy. The sort of heavy that leaves you a little numb, but in a good way. Front woman Melane Torres has an authoritative growl than brings to mind Tina Turner. Throw in some surprisingly funky slap bass and you’ve got a pretty tasty stew.
Unlike most reviews I waited my good time to formally write up my opinion of this remake. Over a year in fact. I’m biased in it’s favor two major reasons. One being that the original is one of my favorite films and the Wolf Man is my favorite “Universal monster.” The second,more emotional reason is that I proposed to my fiance’ at the Austin premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse. I will always have warm fuzzy, feelings for this movie. There’s no way around it.
That side, it’s hard for me to imagine a film more tailor made for my sensibilities. We have Benicio Del Toro giving an performance that’s a tribute to horror stars of the past. The setting is a throw back to the Hammer movies of the 50’s and 60’s. The over the top splatter invokes 1980’s horror very well. And of course the titular anti-hero marks the return of the “Universal Monster.”
Earlier today I clicked on “Box Office Mojo” to find out that “Scream 4” had bombed. I was a bit surprised to learn this, as I watched it with quite the lively crowd of teenaged horror fiends on Friday night. The whole experience was like a trip in the “monster movie” time machine, taking me back to 1996, experiencing the first film in a Fort Worth multi-plex. Then to 1997, dressing up as “Ghostface” with a group of friends and going to see “Scream 2,” Only to find out that Wes Craven had beat us to the punch; melding horror-villain with audience in a surreal manner. I was steeped in a wonderful, nostalgic vibe as the crowd around me laughed, screamed, and heckled at what was on the screen. It’s been a long time since I can safely say a movie made me feel like a kid again. If nothing else, the atmosphere of watching the earlier films was re-created perfectly.
Heard on radio this morning: (about Scarborough area in Toronto) “Oh there hasn’t been a shooting there in awhile! And by awhile I mean hours!” (laughs)
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I’ve always been different, I’m not really a rock chick, I’m not really a punker, I’m not really “scene”, I’m not indie, I’m just me! I believe that all of the models at Rock ‘n Roll sinners have their own unique style and look… But hey, I’ll admit, it feels great to be a sinner sometimes!
My name is Bernadette, better known as Miss Murder 🙂
I am from California but Grew up in Eindhoven Holland. I have been living back in the states for about 7 years now. I have been modeling for about 2 years. I am mainly a print model. I model in ads & in catalogs 🙂 I started modeling to try & break into industries that normally don’t use tattoo models. I want to change the industry and pave a new way for tattooed models. I’m a Rock & Roll Sinner cause that’s exactly what’s in my blood!
Rock ‘n Roll Sinners Agency is an agency for alternative and pin-up models, bands and performers such as burlesque- and fetish who dare to be different in appearence and style. Nicky Verstappen is the founder of this agency. He is proud to present his models the next few weeks. But first let’s see what’s behind all that.
Nicky: The name already appeared in my mind about half a year before actually launching it, combining my passion for the music and lifestyle called rock ’n roll and the fact that I lead a rather sinful life: the name describes the person behind the company, the companies concept and our models and performers (the sinners) at once!
After working on graphic- and interactive design for about 3-4 years I simply decided it was time to combine it with my passion for photography, music and alternative lifestyle. This combined with the network and opportunities I had at that time made the decision pretty quick: I will leave the details of the neverending research that followed apart to keep things interesting.
One part throwback to 1960’s Beach Party movies, another part slasher film, with a plentiful helping of “drag humor” to boot, Psycho Beach Party is a pop culture cocktail that isn’t going to go down easy for everyone. Although, the Los Straitjackets backed soundtrack will probably help those in need.
The film is over a decade old, foreshadowing cult cinema’s ever growing need to pay homage to its drive-in roots. Long before Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez got took their trip to the “Grindhouse.” And while it might not have the polish of their B-movie homages, it’s low budget nature makes it all the more authentic in recreating the look of a 60’s beach film.
I first met the dashing Mr. Edwards years back at Wizard World Dallas. The well-dressed, well spoken, word smith stood out in a room full of virginal nerds. We recently caught up with his famous gal pal Jamie Bahr, making me think that it might be time to sit down with the “godfather of horrorpunk comics”
First off, tell us about yourself and your history?
With his Coop meets Kirby style, Sergio Calvet’s work bridges the gap between low-brow art and comics culture. Distinct lines invoke a bygone era without ever losing sight of the far future. Let’s get to know him a little better, shall we?
First off, for the non-comic fans out there, tell us a little bit about yourself?
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