Archive for the ‘featuring’ Category

Reach Around Rodeo Clowns Release New Video, Your Vote Counts!

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 25 - 2015

reachThe Reach Around Rodeo Clowns follow up their critically acclaimed song and video for “King Of The Slot Car Track” with their latest video offering, “I’m Obsessed”. “King Of The Slot Car Track” won over fans with extensive radio airplay and caught the attention of award-winning author, Stephen King, who tweeted about the song and video as part as well his love of the band’s name. “King Of The Slot Car Track” also won a Boonie International Film Festival nomination for the video!

Now that they have your attention, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns hope this new video for “I’m Obsessed” is equally frightening and thrilling. Never one to shy away from pushing the envelope, the lyrics deal with the obsessions of a stalker. Fans of late night horror movies will appreciate their take on the subject matter. The faint-of-heart might opt for watching classic Lawrence Welk videos instead. Check it out

https://youtu.be/j81M9WhPx_s

Read the rest of this entry »

Bat City Surfers Interview

Posted by drew On February - 27 - 2015

bcs1The Bat City Surfers are the new kings of urban psycho-surf! Pumping out hard,hitting, horror tinged rock ‘n’ roll the band is quickly becoming one of the more popular local acts in Austin, Texas. Climb aboard our coffin shaped board and find out what this band is all about! Today we were lucky enough to grab front man Joey Muerto for a quick interview. Surf’s up ya’ll!

I know you’re a big comic book nerd like myself. So what is the origin story of Bat City Surfers?

JM: I guess our origin story is that we come from a world where man-kind evolved from bats and, after joining forces to create the ultimate surf-punk experience, we accidentally transported ourselves into this dimension during a recording experiment gone horribly wrong! This was back in 2011 and after adapting to this atmosphere and your yellow, sun we played our first gig in January, 2012.

Read the rest of this entry »

Koffin Kats- Born of the Motor

Posted by Anita On November - 26 - 2013

Here it is! The latest album from Detroit’s Koffin Kats and what can I say? It fucking kicks so much ass it’s insane! Which is how it should be for a psychobilly band! The rhythm section is incredibly and absolutely solid, the guitar riffs are catchy as all hell and have the right amount of metal influence, and the over the top dramatic style of singing all of it creates the dark and twisted environment in which these songs live. It has to be mentioned, Vic’s voice is pitch perfect for this creepy style of music, it’s a dark opera of real life horror. Born of the Motor will definitely take you on a fucking ride starting from the first note of “All of Me is Gone”. “Lighting has struck once again”. Holy shit, no kidding! I can’t help but play air drums and sing along to this baby! And I am by no means, ashamed to admit it! This is what I wish every single album I listened to made me do. Why can’t they all be this good? And so on it goes with the next song “Under a Blue Sky”. “Giving Blood” is damn creepy in the best of ways and it’s impossible to not tap your toes at least. At least! Same with “Devil Tales” and you got to love the guitar on this one! So many awesome songs on this one including “The Team” which starts as a 50s style ballad and soon intertwines with Koffin Kats brand of epic punkabilly. It’s done so seamlessly and works so damn well. “Twist Apart” is so damn catchy and you can feel the music circling around you. The ground spins as the singing and music do. It just moves and feels so damn alive for a song about death. “Round and round you wanna go”. “Goodbye Blues” starts slow but ends with a bang! And yes, once again the drums provide a solid heartbeat. The guitar riffs have a nice hint of metal but not too much. Really words do it no justice, you have to take a listen to this work yourself.
It’s good to the last note ending with “Gone To See The World” which is a sweet Hawaiian influenced ode to the open road, to seeing the world. Something this hard working band has experience in to be sure. I must add that I think it’s brilliant that they explore the horror of real life and inject that aspect into most of their songs. It would be incredible with there were more bands like this one. I can only hope the Koffin Kats will be here with us to blow our minds for a while longer.

Koffin Kats-Born of the Motor

Koffin Kats-Born of the Motor

THE CREEPSHOW

Posted by Dee-Ann On August - 2 - 2013

thecreepshowTHE CREEPSHOW were founded in 2005 as a  psychobilly-punkrock band in Toronto. Since that point they released three  full-length albums and played countless tours and festivals with bands like  Rancid, Tiger Army, Agnostic Front or Broilers. In 2012 singer Sarah “Sin”  Blackwood left the band, to be replaced by Kendalyn “Kenda” Legaspi during the  very same year. Now in 2013 THE CREEPSHOW are back with their great single  “Sinners & Saints” and a brand-new record called “Life After Death” which  will be released in September, 2013.

 

Line-Up:

Read the rest of this entry »

The Brains- Monster Within

Posted by Anita On April - 16 - 2013

Ladies and ghouls, are you ready for the new Brains album? You better be because here it is! Loud, fast and sweating blood from every pore these Montreal psychos are back with a vengeance. Among the songs that especially stand out to me are “Misery” which has nice and chunky rockabilly guitar riffs with the power of a lawnmower complete with a tighter than tight rhythm section composed of Pat Kadaver’s consistent drumbeats and Colin the Dead’s clacking stand up bass. And the icing on the cake is Rene De La Muerte’s haunting crooning and a chorus you’ll want to sing along to immediately. “The Damned” is amazing too with its musical changes throughout the song including parts where the guitar starts and stops in a brusque manner. As can be witnessed in this album, variety is definitely the spice of life. “Bleed” has some lovely upright bass work in its middle which shows off what the instrument can do with plenty of panache. “Electrik Shock” is insanely catchy and once again, you’ll find yourself tapping your toes and singing along even if you don’t know the lyrics yet. “Rest in Pieces” can only be described as epic psychobilly, images of classic horror movies like those pictured on the cover will flood your brain. “Cucaracha in Leather” is an amazingly well done instrumental interlude which to me is reminiscent of Rev. Horton Heat. You better believe that’s a compliment! “Devil in Disguise” and “Lies” will also have you shouting along with the chorus and shaking your culo if you happen to have a pulse.”Rolling Down” is love at first note, a song about the joys of the open road that instantly transmits that joy through music and lyrics. I must add though that I miss the songs in Spanish and French which also added something different to the mix. C’est la vie. But this is truly a solid work of horror punkabilly madness that is worth every cent in your moth bitten pocket. The blend of punk rock, rockabilly, surf, latin, and whatever the hell else they’re throwing in there is refreshing from the get go and will hold your attention till the last note is played. The absolutely gorgeous album artwork has to be commented on as well. It works perfectly with the music contained within the CD. Of course, you will always win me over with old school tattoo flash inspired art and a cover that looks like a classic horror flick poster complete with a tattooed babe in a red 50s style bathing suit. Perfect! Don’t wait another second and get yours today!

the brains- the monster within album cover

The Brains-The Monster Within

Jerms Warfare: Interview with Jeremie Fletcher!

Posted by Bunny On February - 24 - 2013

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!

 

acv1

Read the rest of this entry »

The Fiendish Curves of Amy Villainous!

Posted by Bunny On February - 20 - 2013

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!

 

amy1

Read the rest of this entry »

Becca Blood!

Posted by Bunny On December - 2 - 2011
A Texas cutie that wears many hats and packs a lot of different skills! Find out why Becca Blood is much more than a pretty face!

Read the rest of this entry »

Pinup of the week: Tina von Nekro

Posted by Dee-Ann On November - 21 - 2011

Photo by http://eyeshootphotographs.be

“Ohlala, nice to meet you!

I am Claire, Tina Von Nekro, a French tattooed pinup model. For more than 13 years now, I’ve been a huge fan of pinups, kustom kulture, rockabilly and glamour stuff.

Read the rest of this entry »

Jamie Bahr on Danger*Cakes Year Two!

Posted by Bunny On November - 18 - 2011

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.

 

Pinup of the week: Shannon Fatale

Posted by Dee-Ann On October - 10 - 2011

Sailors Grave Photography

 

I’m a New York based model who loves rock’n’roll and vintage.

Read the rest of this entry »

Freak Show Festival 2011 Interview!

Posted by drew On October - 4 - 2011

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!

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Canadian Psycho

Posted by Anita On July - 5 - 2011

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!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canadian-Psycho/214417471910700#!/pages/Canadian-Psycho/214417471910700?sk=wall
Cheers, Christina

Canadian Psycho skull logo

13 Black Coffins–Where the Dead Girls Go!

Posted by drew On June - 14 - 2011

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Calabrese (concert review)

Posted by Christina On May - 26 - 2011

PHOTOS BY ERIK BJORKLUND, CHRISTINA DEATH AND CALABRESE

On Friday May 20th, 2011,  Calabrese flew from their  black leather bat wings and landed at Reggies Rock Room, playing for us. Collars were up, fangs were out and they were  out of their coffins and ready to rock. 

Needless to say it was quite a memorable and most enchanting show  I have ever experienced . Other bands joined them and played on the bill, here was the roster, Nothing to Gain, The Ugly, The Gravetones and The Krank Daddies all great bands with horror in the mix. This was a night of  Horror Rockabilly/ Psychobilly and  what  made this show  amazing was the fact that each band complimented each other and really lead us to the main event.

Read the rest of this entry »

“Deadtown” –Self Titled

Posted by drew On May - 17 - 2011

“Deadtown” is one of the cornerstones of Austin’s growing post-psychobilly/metropabilly scene.  A small number of bands who believe that tradition and evolution need not contradict each other.  They’re also the first of the fore mentioned bands to get a CD out.   It’s only six songs long, but it still manages to be a solid kick in pants, aimed squarely at critics of the Austin scene.


The band’s sound leans heavily on the “billy” side of things, drawing  on both blues and bluegrass traditions.  They have just enough “rock” in them to be incredibly danceable.  Genre lines are blurred across the thumping bass provided by slapper Joe Deuce,  perfectly matching singer Julian Dossett’s “hobo growl.”  But not simply willing to recreate a by gone era, the sound offered up here is dare I say it…progressive?

Spooky,dusty, and playing off the darkness in the human soul. They manage to evoke the psychobilly genre without ever mentioning vampires or zombies. The natural creepiness of the rural south is coming through in these tunes.   One could easily imagine Leatherface’s cannibal clan doing a hillbilly jig to Deadtown’s sound.  It’s like someone stuck Social Distortion, Gene Vincent, Ralph Stanley,  and Tom Waits into a blender and plopped out their misshapen, rail riding, offspring.  If you’re not lucky enough to see Deadtown burning up the stage in Austin, this CD is the next best thing.  Pick it up as soon as you can.

Pinup of the week: Venus on Drugs

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 25 - 2011

Photo by By Erika Zigga Figabomba

As long as I can remember I’ve felt the necessity to express my individuality in a unique way. It didn’t matter if it were through appearance, music or art, I always aimed at becoming my own living freakshow. At age 14 I started creating what would eventually be my on-stage persona “Venus on Drugs”, inspired from the music of my all time favorite band: The Velvet Underground. 
With a love for a variety of styles, from Classical to Punk and from Rave to Pinup, I find it difficult to restrict myself to a specific genre, but I still think there is a certain constant element that is the core to the Venus on Drugs-style. It’s a style that is as sweet as it is sexual, as loving as it is confronting; it’s always at the extremes and nothing in between. 
I am the embodiment of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, and if rock’s a sin I’ll be your perfect rock ‘n roll sinner.
This is the world I create: a psychedelic world of a Venus on Drugs that makes you eat poisoned cupcakes till I’m sure you’ll Love and Hallucinate. 
_______________________________________________________________________________

Picture 1, Burlesque: By Erika Ziga Figabomba

Read the rest of this entry »

Burning Condors: Welcome to the Players Club

Posted by drew On April - 21 - 2011

I interviewed these English lads a while back and they described themselves as “punkabilly.”   The phrasing brings to mind acts like the Cramps and the Meteors of course.  It’s a fair description.  Popping in their new CD, entitled “Welcome to the Player’s Club” I hear echos of groups like the Adicts and the Clash.  But, none of the kinkiness or b-movie imagery of Psychobilly is present.  Just plenty of distortion and thundering bass.


However, if I may throw in my own description, I feel like “Indiebilly” would be a more fitting turn of phrase.  These guys remind me  more of what Blur might have sounded like if they grew up worshiping Carl Perkins instead of the Beatles.  There’s also a heavy blues influence that draws to mind acts like the White Stripes.  Or even iconic British rockers, the Rolling Stones.   None of this works against the band.  Their sound is both retro and fresh at the same time. Rockabilly is certainly a very old “dog”, but the best bands can get it to wag it’s “tail.”  The Burning Condors get it to get up on it’s hind legs and boogie.

Their songs are short, sweet, and fun.  Much of the lyrics involving girls, partying, or sex.  The CD is certainly listenable and catchy.  In fact I listened to it all the way through, at least three times on my way to work one day. If I have one thing to bitch about, it’s that it is too short. At four songs, by the time I’m really getting into it, it’s all over. A bit of a drag I’ll admit. But I think we’ll be seeing more of these cats, hopefully with a full length.  On vinyl if you please.

“Scream 4”

Posted by drew On April - 20 - 2011

“Scream 4”

 

 

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Pinup of the week: Arliss James

Posted by Dee-Ann On April - 18 - 2011

Hi everyone! I’m Arliss James from Orange County, Ca. I love reading rockabilly-online and I am so excited to be your Pin-Up of the week.  
Ever since I can remember, I have always been a blue jean queen with Pin-Up dreams! I must have been about 7 years old when bobby pins and lipstick became a favorite play time activity.  From as early as I can remember I have been fascinated by the vintage styles of the 1940’s and 50’s. I love watching old movies, especially with Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball just to see the dresses the actresses are wearing.  I love oldies, rockabilly and swing music. I hope to join a Burlesque Workshop soon.  I spend most of my time with family, friends and my cat Churchill.  I have been working in the Special Education field for 14 years.   I also do charity work when I feel passion for a cause.  I collect clothing all year round for the Orange County Rescue Mission which provides for the homeless. This October 2011 I will be participating in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, benefiting the American Diabetes Association. This will take place at Knotts Berry Farm and it will be my first walk for this cause and I am the Team Captain of Team Woodstock.  I may not be able to change the world, but I can put a smile on someone’s face by showing I care enough to take the time to help others.  Thank You Dee Ann for allowing rockabilly-online to show the modern day pin-up models of today, because they are continuing to set a healthy example that woman can have curves and be sexy.

Read the rest of this entry »

Sponsors

About Me

There is something about me..

Twitter

    Photos

    Activate the Flickrss plugin to see the image thumbnails!