"Your rock & roll highlight of the year" is how the Sjock Festival decribes itself,
and there's some truth in that. Amazing how they pull it off : a main stage where
all kinda rock and metal bands play, plus a tent in which you get rockabilly, surf
and rockin' roots, and it all works out fine. Bizarre, huh ? I suppose they have the
experience : it's the 35th annual Sjock Festival, though it started out as a simple
rock festival and only grew into the rock + rockabilly thing over the last decade or
so. There's no way we can sum up three days in a few lines, but let me try to give
you some impressions.
Friday ... continue reading
Added : 19/7/2010
HOTEL JARRETELLE - the house of tease
BURLESQUE FESTIVAL GENT
17- 26 july "Gentse feesten"
The art of seduction. Daily two Burlesque shows with national en international artists.
You can win 1 of the 5 free dou-tickets for this sensual revue. Just mail to
But you'll have to be fast.
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 23, Gent (Belgium)
Shows at 20.00 and 22.30
more info on : http://www.hoteljarretelle.be/
Added : 7/7/2010
Ace Rumble 1st of may 2010
Ok, a bit overdue, but still gonne try to give you’ll a report of this festival.
For the 5th time already the Ace Cafe was organizing the Ace Rumble Festival, probably one of the First in a long row of summer festivals.
Like always the festival is held on the parking almost directly in front of the pub. This year the partition of the festival ground was a bit different, since the socialist party had their holiday ion the same day and square, a small part has been taken in with a children’s play area.
So first band were Wild Deuces, which is my band, we had a good time on stage, too bad the PA guy wasn’t really the best around, one ... continue reading
Added : 25/5/2010
In het Sint-Elisabethziekenhuis in Turnhout is vanmorgen de 85-jarige zanger Bobbejaan Schoepen overleden. Schoepen was zondag 85 geworden.
Maandag omstreeks 11 uur stierf hij aan een hartstilstand in het Sint-Elisabethziekenhuis in Turnhout.Dat maakte zijn jongste zoon Tom Schoepen bekend
Bobbejaan Schoepen is een pseudoniem voor Modest Hyppoliet Joanna Schoepen. Hij was een gevierd Vlaams zanger, gitarist, acteur en kunstfluiter.
Bekende nummers van Schoepen zijn onder meer "De Lichtjes van de Schelde" en "Café zonder bier".
Hij was ook oprichter van het amusementspark Bobbejaanlaand in Lichtaart.
Added : 17/5/2010
Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3: debut album “Riding the Rails” out now.
Wonderful news, boys and girls. A couple of weeks ago, a nice guy came around with the first batch of our debut album “Riding the Rails”. We’re looking at it as we speak and we’re delighted! We worked hard on it … and it sounds just the way we hoped it would sound. Most of the songs are Little Kim originals, performed according to our old family recipe :) a mixture of western swing, hot club and old fashioned hot jazz and cool swing. You can listen to some songs on our myspace: www.myspace.com/littlekimthealleyapple3.
If you’d like your own copy of the album, click on the links below or contact us for further details:
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Added : 12/5/2010
Dames, maar ook heren,
Wij zoeken vers burlesktalent. Steek een act in elkaar, schrijf je in
voor de auditie op 23 mei in Vooruit en misschien win jij een wildcard
voor Hotel Jarretelle, een tiendaags burleskfestival dat we
organiseren tijdens de Gentse Feesten. Meer info hier (
Kom alvast inspiratie opdoen donderdag 13 mei op Ne Vuilen Avond (
http://www.radiomodern.be/index.php/pages/calendar/2010/05/13/ ) in
Leuven, waar onze Schoon Madammen zullen aantreden.
Ook niet te vergeten trouwens: burleskdiva Betty Boop wordt 80. ... continue reading
Added : 10/5/2010
Help Get Buddy Holly His Hollywood Star
My name is Kevin Magowan. I live in Los Angeles and work in the music
industry in music clearance, licensing and supervision. I am working on getting
Buddy Holly his Hollywood Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Its true he doesnt
have one. Buddy Holly is the only artist in the first class of the Rock & Roll Hall
Of Fame without a Hollywood Star.
The funds have been raised by Buddy's two music publishers and Universal
Records for the required $25,000.00 fee to purchase the star. The deadline for the
submission of the Walk of Fame nomination form is May 31st 2010. Only one posthumous
person will be selected this ... continue reading
Added : 5/5/2010
Marilyn Monroe writings to be released this fall
NEW YORK – Musings about life, literature and other rarely seen writings by Marilyn Monroe will be published this fall.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux announced Tuesday that "Fragments" would come out in October. Editor Courtney Hodell said the book would include poems, photographs, reflections on third husband Arthur Miller and other men in Monroe's life, and references to works by Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and numerous other authors.
"I think the book will show that she was a really thoughtful person with a real interior life," Hodell said. "She was a great reader and someone with real writing flair. There are fragments of poetry ... continue reading
Added : 28/4/2010
MOONSHINE REUNION AND THE TRASHMEN.
Sunday, 18th of april was a clear and sunny day. I felt in a good shape, after the
long severe winter.As I grow more and more used to saturday evening
rock and roll shows, I get a little bit choosy. That's why we (my wife and I)
sometimes prefer to stay home in the weekend and look out for interesting events.
This time the names on a Dutch leaflet announced : MOONSHINE REUNION AND THE TRASHMEN.
Moonshine Reunion started the evening.Although I've attended lot's of their
performances, I each time get amazed by their music.To me, they are one of the
rockabilly bands of todays music scene.The use of a steel ... continue reading
Added : 28/4/2010
A rockin' tribute to Elvis featuring original musicians, Chris Casello, Sue
A rockin’ tribute to Elvis featuring original musicians, Chris Casello, Sue Moreno
“The Original Elvis Tribute 2010” will be returning to Europe in May. Those
expecting a sappy Vegas-styled tribute with some guy in a white jumpsuit are in for
a surprise, because this show is a no-holds barred all-rockin’ tribute to the
King’s early rock & roll days.
This all-star band includes Elvis’ bassplayer Duke Bardwell, who did more than 180
shows together with Presley, as well as Elvis-songwriter Michael Jarrett, who wrote
several of Elvis’ favourite songs. On leadguitar is Chris Casello, the amazing
rock ... continue reading
Added : 12/4/2010