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JOHNNY TRASH OP ATV !!!! ( in t Antwaarps )

TV tip voor wie in Antwerpen en omstreken woont : nu zondag 15 februari live op ATV
in het programma "Wakker Op Zondag" : ons aller Koen Verbeek alias Kowboy Konrad
alias The Legendary Johnny Trash, met een kort setje (2 songs) als Buddy Holly
Salute naar aanleiding van de Belgian Roots Night op 20 en 21 februari in Turnhout
en Gent.

Als Koen zelf op tijd wakker geraakt, natuurlijk ...

Added : 12/2/2009
For all you Belgian rockers, and 50's lovers.
This was posted on our messageboard:

Hello, i'm Sandra and i'm studying in the second year of photography in Gent.
For one of my projects i would like to portray the rockabilly, rock'n'roll and 50's community in Belgium.

Therefor i'm looking for people in this scene who are prepared to pose individualy or in group.

I'm also looking for events where rock'n'roll is still the standard.

Kind regards,


So all you rockers out there, give this girl a hand.

mail to : photo.sanne.bm@gmail.com
Added : 11/2/2009
Joe Buck Yourself @ Ace Cafe Rumst 8/02/2009
Yep another gig in the Ace Café, brought to you by Chris and Surfing Airlines.
Joe Buck Yourself, known to many as the bass player of Hank III and that’s where I knew him from as well, the skinny Mohican bass player. But that’s in the past now, he’s working on his solo project and solo has to be taken literally. He’s alone on stage with a guitar ( dating from 1948 ) a bass drum and a mic. We had the pleasure of meeting Joe before the gig and what a great guy it is, really nice to talk to him. But the moment he starts singing something changes, he lurk over the mic like a mad man, I mean we sometimes thought that the only thing missing was  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.acecafe.be -
Added : 10/2/2009
Cramps Frontman Lux Interior R.I.P.
Lux Interior, the awesomely ghoulish frontman for sleazed-up New York rockabilly OGs the Cramps, died today in Glendale, California, as the Daily Swarm reports and an official statement confirms. He suffered from a heart condition. UPDATE: Though various publications list different ages for Interior at the time of his death, his publicist confirms that he was 62.

Interior, born Eric Lee Purkhiser, formed the Cramps with his wife, Kristy "Poison Ivy" Wallace, in 1976. Although the band played CBGB a lot and was a part of the whole NYC birth-of-punk thing, but they didn't really fit in with pummelers like the Ramones and the Dictators  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/148947-cramps-frontman-lux-interior-rip -
Added : 5/2/2009
Saturday 21st February 2009

Message from Keith Woods.
Thursday afternoon upon contacting the Princes Marine Hotel Hove. I
was advised that still only ten rooms booked, Phone messages left on
my answering machine suggested no more than two or three rooms were
feasible for booking, No entertainment-only tickets have been sold
or indeed enquiries made, With this in mind I contacted the Tales
From The Woods Committee for a final decision on the future of the
Convention. It was decided by unanimous vote in view of both the
apathy of the hard core Jerry Lee Lewis fans,  ... continue reading

Added : 5/2/2009
Red Eye Junction @ Ace Café Rumst 1 February
Sunday evening gig at the Ace Café, this time it was Red Eye Junction on stage.
This band from California play some country and americana and are playing their last show of this tour.
For this tour they were reinforced by George from 49 special on steel guitar and Johnny Trash behind the drums and on scratch-o-caster.
The singer has a nasal voice which reminded me of Hank Williams from time to time. Furthermore their music was good old fashioned country, nothing alternative, but more in the lines of Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Buck Owens.
Great gig, really fun music to listen to and without a doubt music that  ... continue reading

Added : 5/2/2009
Are You Cool Enough to be Immortalized in a Rockabilly Book Forever? YES? Read on
We are looking for approximately 300 to 400 of the coolest rockabilly people on the planet to be featured in our upcoming book on the Rockabilly World. Interested? Here's the program ... you will be asked to submit, by e-mail, up to five digital photos of yourself, or of you with your friends or family. Photos may be: of yourself, your lead sled, rat rod or hot rod.
Also include a story, from 25 to 350 words, telling why you're into the Rockabilly Lifestyle. Some ideas: Why are you hooked on this scene? Do you make a living doing this? What's your absolute best rockabilly moment? The stories and photos that are chosen will be immortalized  ... continue reading

Added : 1/2/2009
The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 12: Music
Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South.
With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime,  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.powells.com/biblio/72-9780807832394-0 -
Added : 1/2/2009
Booking agent sues Chuck Berry
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry faces a lawsuit over canceled performances.

Booking agent Cheyenne Productions of Las Vegas filed suit Wednesday in federal court in St. Louis, claiming Berry called off three shows during a European tour in July but kept money paid in advance.

Berry is 82. The pioneer of early rock 'n' roll lives in Wentzville, Mo., and still performs regularly.

Cheyenne says it paid Berry up front $363,000 for 12 scheduled performances. The lawsuit says Berry canceled three of the shows, but kept the money.

The lawsuit says Berry should return $93,000. It also seeks unspecified  ... continue reading

Added : 1/2/2009
Saturday 17 januari, Ray Gelato and his Giants, “ Handelsbeurs, Gent”
Radio Modern is thundering trough Flanders like a train. Halls fill up to the roof everywhere they go. The organizers defiantly know what they’re doing. If you turn the pages of a magazine or listen to the radio ( yeah even on Studio Brussel), you’ll find their name poppin up somewhere. The mood is always great and those responsible go out of their way to revive the 50’s atmosphere. The Handelsbeurs was an excellent place for this occasion. Even the wallpaper, as background to the seating area, was straight from the fifty’s. The Dutch there, claimed that something like that was unseen in Holland.
Let’s not forget that jive music is coming  ... continue reading

Added : 31/1/2009
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