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    Photos: 5 reasons to see The Boxmasters featuring Billy Bob Thornton live

    The Boxmasters have been a working band intermittently since 2007. Billy Bob Thornton is the lead singer and writer of the majority of their music, and while the band was initially more focused on country or hillbilly music, things have changed.  In recent years, their creativity is more honed to a...
  • Chris Isaak's 2018 tour to stop through City National Grove

    Chris Isaak's 2018 tour to stop through City National Grove

    Rockabilly crooner Chris Isaak is set to embark on a North American this summer around his latest release First Comes the Night. The tour will see Isaak make a stop at the City National Grove of Anaheim on July 12. Tickets are on sale now. You can find them on AXS by clicking here. Isaak will also...
  • Interview: Ruen Brothers bring '50s rockabilly to modern audiences with help from Rick Rubin and The Killers' Dave Keunig

    Interview: Ruen Brothers bring '50s rockabilly to modern audiences with help from Rick Rubin and The Killers' Dave Keunig

    When the legendary Rick Rubin advised the Ruen Brothers: "Do your thing and be yourselves," the English duo - whose moniker is a portmanteau of brothers Henry and Rupert Stansall's first names - took it to heart. They had been singing their father's favorites since they were teenagers, playing in...
  • Reverend Horton Heat add two dates at Denver's Bluebird Theater

    Reverend Horton Heat add two dates at Denver's Bluebird Theater

    The Reverend Horton Heat’s current tour has gone so well, the psychobilly legends have extended it into 2018. Following the conclusion of their current Holiday Hayride Tour, the group will play a pair of concerts on Feb. 3 and 4 at Denver, Colo.’s esteemed Bluebird Theater. The group won’t be coming...
  • Chris Isaak is bringing his holiday tour to City National Grove of Anaheim

    Chris Isaak is bringing his holiday tour to City National Grove of Anaheim

    In news that should delight West Coast rockabilly fans, Chris Isaak will be bringing his 2017 holiday tour to Southern California later this year. On Dec.14, Isaak will give a performance at Anaheim, Calif.’s City National Grove of Anaheim.  Tickets for this sure to be memorably show are on sale now...
  • JD McPherson played a full-throttle show at The Observatory

    JD McPherson played a full-throttle show at The Observatory

    JD McPherson may not be a name that you hear a lot, but you should. His performance at The Observatory on Friday, October 13, is pretty good evidence of that. He started the show with a couple old favorites, including "Firebug". After getting the crowd warmed up with some familiar tunes, the band...
  • Reverend Horton Heat & Junior Brown add special 'Horton's Holiday Hayride' Sinclair show to tour

    Reverend Horton Heat & Junior Brown add special 'Horton's Holiday Hayride' Sinclair show to tour

    Psychobilly extaordinaires Reverend Horton Heat are bringing a different kind of choir to Boston this December. The Jim Heath-led country-blues trio have announced a series of holiday shows being called "Horton's Holiday Hayride" with country musician Junior Brown, and they'll bring their wild ride...
  • The Reverend Horton Heat rocks First Ave in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on September 26, 2017

    Reverend Horton Heat rocks the legendary First Ave

    Reverend Horton Heat is the little band from Texas that almost seems as if it should not exist. It is the self-proclaimed Rockabilly band that got its break on a grunge label, Sub Pop, and is currently signed on a metal label, Victory Records. First formed in 1985, Reverend Horton Heat keeps coming...
  • Hardcore heathens The Undead rise for summer tour

    Hardcore heathens The Undead rise for summer tour

    The Undead have come back to life again. Still managed by ex-Misfits guitarist Bobby Steele, the seminal hardcore act has a lot going on. They've recorded a new EP, shot a kitschy-cool George A. Romero-inspired music video, and booked a slew of summer concerts whose set lists will find Steele and...
  • Rockabilly still swings on 'Love You to Life' by Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

    Rockabilly still swings on 'Love You to Life' by Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

    Rockabilly is an interesting genre. People have been making rockabilly music for more than 60 years without changing it too much. You still get great guitar parts and rhythms that will get you tapping your toes and looking to swing dance. On Love You to Life, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones shows that...
  • Rockabilly favorite JD McPherson hitting roady for 2017 tour, including stops at Gothic Theatre & Mountain Winery

    Rockabilly favorite JD McPherson hitting roady for 2017 tour, including stops at Gothic Theatre & Mountain Winery

    Oklahoma’s JD McPherson plays a style of ‘50s rock 'n' roll so authentic, you might think he snuck back to 2017 in Marty McFly’s Delorean. Now, the singer-songwriter has announced a new run of live dates that includes a stop at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO. McPherson will be hitting the south...
  • Brian Setzer show review at Grand Rapids, Michigan's Meijer Gardens

    Brian Setzer show review at Grand Rapids, Michigan's Meijer Gardens

    Brian Setzer brought his Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot tour to Fredrick Meijer Gardens in June 2017, as part of their summer concert series. Mr. Setzer has had a long career and fans were eager to see this former Stray Cats member. Opening the show that evening was local West Michigan band Jesse Ray...
  • 'Roy Orbison Black & White Night 30': A great show gets even better

    'Roy Orbison Black & White Night 30': A great show gets even better

    Back when it was first broadcast on Cinemax in 1988, “Roy Orbison: A Black & White Night” couldn't help but stand out as a brilliant show. Filming Roy Orbison in a small club in black and white surrounded by a group of superb friends, including Elvis Presley's TCB Band, and fans such as Bruce...
  • Brian Setzer's 13th annual Christmas Rocks Tour will visit the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Dec. 17. 

    Brian Setzer to get rockin' and rollin' at LA Christmas show

    Like your holiday music with retro flair and a whole lot of grooves? Grammy-winning rockabilly whiz Brian Setzer is back and heeding the call of Yuletide fans who like a little spice in their egg nog. The Brian Setzer Orchestra will bring holiday cheer with shimmer and style to Los Angeles when...
  • Interview: Wanda Jackson talks about the Americana Music Festival and how Elvis convinced her to play rock and roll

    Interview: Wanda Jackson talks about the Americana Music Festival and how Elvis convinced her to play rock and roll

    While there are over 200 artists performing at the 2016 Americana Music Festival and Conference, there are just a handful of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and, it could be argued, none who were as instrumental in shaping the musical styles that became Americana than the Queen of Rockabilly herself...
  • Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers: Little Black Heart (review)

    Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers: Little Black Heart (review)

    Often listening to the music of an artist is enough. Other times it helps to know a little bit about the artist responsible for making the music you're listening to. Little Black Heart is the new album from Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers, and listening to it is reward enough. However, it seems even...
  • The Beez

    Boyz and the Beez will rock Don the Beachcomber on Friday, May 20

    This Friday night, May 20, get ready for a rockin', swing concert from the Boyz and Beez at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach. From 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. music lovers will be transported back in time for a live concert full of rockabilly, Americana, and country. The Boyz and the Beez...
  • Touring Orange County, Riverside, LA  and San Diego counties this May

    Roddy Radiation and the U.S. Skabilly Rebels tour to begin in SoCal this May

    Roddy "Radiation" Byers and the Yankee Rebels are set to begin touring with their unique musical fusion of ska/reggae, rockabilly and punk sound in LA and Orange County this May. Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels formed 10 years ago, fusing these great styles. Influenced by his father, a...
  • Boyz and the Beez at Rusty's Rhythm Club

    Best swing dance club and band to combine talents April 20

    On Wednesday, April 20 in Playa del Rey, Rusty's Rhythm Club will host the Boyz and the Beez swing band for a night of high energy swing dancing. For a $15 cover, Rusty's offers a beginner, swing dance class from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then, at 8 p.m. get ready for the most fun to be had anywhere in...
  • The top 10 best Roy Orbison songs

    The top 10 best Roy Orbison songs

    Roy Orbison was an American pop rock singer/songwriter from Vernon, Texas. During his thirty plus year career in show business, he recorded over twenty solo studio albums. Known for his voice and melancholy pop rock ballads such as "Only the Lonely," "Blue Angel" and "Pretty Woman." Presented...
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