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Don't miss the 10th Screamin' festival!!!
Pineda de Mar, Barcelona

Don't panick!!! As usual we will offer accommodation and will party at same beach bar as before!

27th May - 2nd june 2008 - 7 nights
Festival: Thursday 29th to Sunday the 1st of June - 4 nights

We are working on a new website; in the meantime please visit: http://www.myspace.com/screaminweekender

We need help to spread the festival flyers, wanna help???


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Added : 1/10/2007
The Alkali Flats, 30/09/2007 @ Ace Cafe Rumst.
Yet again another American band that had the last gig of their European tour in the Ace Cafe.
These guys from Sacramento California played 2 sets of Hillbilly Music and Western Swing, on their set list were songs like: “ Luxury Liner”, “ Too Lazy”, “ Race is on”, “ Sin City”, “ I saw the light”, “ Heartaches by the number ”, “ Bloody Lamb”, “ Charmin Betsy”, “ She thinks”, “ Possum”, “ Jambalaya”, “ Folsom prison Blues”. It wasn’t much of an up-tempo gig, but a bit softer with great vocals.
The bass and Rhythm guitar often changed between Tim White and Chris Harvey and these guys had the minimalist drum set i’ve ever seen, but that doesn’t  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.myspace.com/ thealkaliflats
Added : 1/10/2007
Setzer rocks the classics
MINNEAPOLIS - After recharging rockabilly with the Stray Cats in the 1980s, then helping spark a swing revival in the '90s, Brian Setzer is going even further back in musical history on his latest CD — 200 years back, to be exact.

On "Wolfgang's Big Night Out," out this week, the Brian Setzer Orchestra gives a big-band beat to the classics. Led by the blond, pompadoured Setzer and his twanging Gretsch guitar, the 18-piece band jazzes up everything from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (renaming it "Take the 5th") to Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" (complete with cannon fire, just like the original score).

To Setzer, the long-haired  ... continue reading

Added : 28/9/2007
Get your Boppin' Around ... for FREE !!!
We said it before and we'll say it again : Boppin' Around, the real Dutch 50s lifestyle magazine, is the best printed rock and roll magazine in the Dutch language and one of the longest running rockin' reads in the world.
But you don't believe us, right ? Well, don't take our word for it, instead try Boppin' Around for free and then judge for yourself ! That's right, friends and neighbours, the September 2007 issue (all 72 pages of it ! ) can now be downloaded as a PDF file and it's gonna cost you absolutely nothing ! Yes indeed : nothing, nada, not one cent, for the best cd and concert reviews, the latest rockabilly and Elvis gossip, exclusive  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.boppinaround.nl/
Added : 28/9/2007
The Rocka-T-Bones zoeken een NIEUWE STEM.
The Rocka-T-Bones (www.myspace.com/therockatbones) zoeken een NIEUWE STEM.

We brengen traditionele rockabilly, wat betekent NO DRUMS! Enkel een slappin’

We zoeken iemand die zichzelf kan begeleiden op akoestische slaggitaar en beschikt
over de nodige inzet, motivatie en enthousiasme.

De optredens die nu nog vastliggen en eventueel nog bijkomen worden afgewerkt door
de huidige zanger. Van zodra de nieuwe is ingewerkt worden optredens in de nieuwe
bezetting afgewerkt …

TEL: 0478/90.83.61 (Selim) of 0496/96.49.18 (Tom)

more info on : http://www.myspace.com/therockatbones
mail to : rocka-t-bones@hotmail.com
Added : 28/9/2007
Cruisers Café
Here's the program for the upcoming concerts at the Cruisers Café in Beuvry, France

more info on : http://cruisers.skyrock.com
Added : 27/9/2007
Gary Primich 1958-2007
Gary Primich 1958-2007
Musician Gary Primich dies at 49
By Michael Corcoran
Monday, September 24, 2007

There are generally two types of harmonica players: Ones who have amazing technique, and those who play with intense feeling. Gary Primich was both. The great blues player, whose appearances in Europe brought out harmonica aficionados in droves, died Sunday, ex-wife Tina Rosenzwieg confirmed. An announcement of his death was also posted on his Web site. He was 49. The cause of death has not been released.

"Gary was the sweetest, smartest, hardest-working harp player in the world,"  ... continue reading

Added : 25/9/2007
17th Record Collectors Fair in Kortrijk
Sunday the 7th of October, KDX fairs organizes its 17th edition of the international record fair in Kortrijk. Once more the Xpo in Kortrijk will be transformed in a Walhalla of old time favorites. Vinyl is the Keyword, but also CD’s, Music DVD’s and other media will be found there. Thanks to KDX fairs and in collaboration with Billybop we can give away 5 duo tickets for this wonderful collectors fair. Mail us your name & adress + one good reason why you have to be there and who knows you are amongst the lucky ones!

Mr Blue Boogie

Added : 25/9/2007
Boppin Around, Rockabilly Roundup, a word from John & Lucy
Hi, we would like to tell everybody, who was at the Rockabilly Roundup, that this was organized with Koen Vereijken and his wife Kristel ( Catslappin Chrissy). We couldn't have donne it without them and the help of the volunteers.
This as a result of the positive review in Boppin Around, where only ours names are mentioned

John & Lucy

Added : 24/9/2007
Get your Boppin' Around while it's hot !
Issue 73 of Boppin' Around, the only rock and roll magazine in the Dutch language, is out and has been sent to our 1000+ subscribers ! Y'all know it's the mag with the most and this issue is no exception with 72 rockin' pages, more than enough to get you thru the fall, including :
- exclusive interview with rockabilly gal Ruby Dee of Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers fame !
- exclusive interview with surf legend and guitarist extraordinaire John Blair of Jon & The Nightriders fame !
- respect for our own heritage : the story of Dutch 60s rock and roll band The Rocking Swallows, straight ouf of the secret archives hidden deep beneath  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.boppinaround.nl
Added : 20/9/2007
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