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Chris Watson @ Afkick Elastiek Festival, Hilvarenbeek( NL) 11/05/2008
A bright blue sky and a burning sun are always guaranteed to bring out a lot of curious people on festivals. A full tent was the consequence.
Chris Watson had all the cards to make it a splendid gig. To my great shame I must admit that I haven’t see this guy perform before, nevertheless he’s been performing for a few years now.
After spending a few weeks in the Sun Studios, recording his new cd, this Walloon returned to Europe. I was told that he changed his look as well, his opulent hair changed into a quiff. His appearance was a great success, to say the least. This boogie woogie pianist, accompanied by a drummer and a upright bass  ... continue reading

Added : 14/5/2008
Interview with the Seatsniffers
Interview with The Seatsniffers today on www.metrotime.be (in Dutch
only)!
Hurry up though, as we don''t know how long the interview will be
posted.


more info on : http://www.metrotime.be/een_instrument_is_als_een_extra_ledemaat.html
Added : 13/5/2008
Sinnerbash 10/05/2008
Not as many people as one might expect nor as Angelo Von Zelli from Sinner
Supply, Antwerp's # 1 rockin' shop, had hoped for with a bill that featured 2
favorite local bands + 1 new band from Switserland, but what can one do about
that ? Was it the good weather ? Was everybody out BBQ-ing ? Are we spoiled for
choice with so many concerts and festivals ? Which bands guarantee a full house
? Does the public say : "oh well, we've seen Johnny Trash and Clark & the Aces
so many times already, and we never heard of Slam & Howie so we don't bother" ?
Like Ricky Nelson said : you can't please everybody so you gotta please
yourself.  ... continue reading

Added : 13/5/2008
Country music superstar Eddy Arnold dies at 89
By JOHN GEROME, Associated Press Writer
Thu May 8, 7:27 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eddy Arnold, whose mellow baritone on songs like "Make the World Go Away" made him one of the most successful country singers in history, died Thursday morning, days short of his 90th birthday.

Arnold died at a care facility near Nashville, said Don Cusic, a professor at Belmont University and author of the biography "Eddy Arnold: I'll Hold You in My Heart." His wife of 66 years, Sally, had died in March, and in the same month, Arnold fell outside his home, injuring his hip.

Arnold's vocals on songs like the 1965 "Make the  ... continue reading

more info on : http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080508/ap_en_mu/obit_arnold
Added : 9/5/2008
Radio Modern on Tour
Ladies and gentlemen,

We’ve got so many wild plans for the next couple of weeks, that our agenda is protruding. On the 9th of May The Mighty Quiffs are playing at “ De Blauwe Kater” in Leuven, a small taste for those of you that will be in Opwijk on the 16th of May for the Daddy’s Darlings gig. Only a week later we polish the ballroom of “ de Vooruit” in Ghent for a wild night with the Big Four and lot of curvy secret surprises.
Those of you that are coming to Teuven on the 31st, but still haven’t found a cozy warm nest to stay can mail us, and maybe we can help you find something.
And most of all, but keep it hushed, but we  ... continue reading

more info on : http://radiomodern.be/
Added : 8/5/2008
The Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Weekend is moving to Montreal!
For its fourth edition the Red Hot & Blue will be taking place from August 28 to 31, featuring top DJs from Canada and Europe, assuring a constant flow of gone-wild music.

And why not take advantage of one of the shows to practice a step or two on time for the friendly Jive competition taking place on Saturday. For those who are not the dancing type there will be free dance lessons given by our friends at the Jive Studio and the Miss Wolff Jiving School.

Add to that an expo by multidisciplinary artists all over the city, an Hawaiian-type Happy-Hour along with a Hot-Rod and antique car show and DJs facing off on Sunday.

The  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.rockabillyjam.com
Added : 8/5/2008
Elvis ‘appears’ on Welsh rock
May 1 2008 by Steffan Rhys, Western Mail
Elvis rock

HIS name has long been linked with an isolated and mysterious corner of West Wales and now it looks like Elvis Presley may have returned to his spiritual home.

A ghostly image of the King of Rock and Roll has appeared on an ornamental Welsh slate in a back garden in the shadow of the Preseli mountains in what could become a shrine to the most successful singer in music history.

And the apparition’s shocked owner is already being offered upwards of £1,000 for the now treasured rock, which was discovered by chance when her young niece asked her: “Who is that man  ... continue reading

more info on : http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/wales-news/2008/05/01/elvis-appears-on-welsh-rock-91466-20845224/
Added : 6/5/2008
Billy Lee Riley still 'Red Hot' despite bypass, hip surgeries
By John Beifuss (Contact)
Monday, May 5, 2008

Rockabilly pioneer Billy Lee Riley, 74, returned to the stage Sunday at the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival for his first performance since a third hip replacement operation and quintuple-bypass emergency heart surgery in February threatened to silence the Sun Records legend forever.

Riley and two of his band members -- drummer J.M. Van Eaton and keyboardist Larry Donn -- are among the last survivors of the 1950s rockabilly era that also produced Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis performed on the Sam's Town Stage in Tom Lee Park two hours  ... continue reading

more info on : http://commercialappeal.com/news/2008/may/05/pioneer-still-in-the-club/
Added : 6/5/2008
JERRY LEE LEWIS & THE KILLER BAND ( in Dutch )
JERRY LEE LEWIS & THE KILLER BAND
Jerry Lee Lewis & The Killer Band op 26 november in Vorst Nationaal [Club]!


Rock 'n Roll dood? In geen geval! Bewijs hiervan is de komst van Jerry Lee Lewis
naar Brussel. Lewis is één van de sterren die dit revolutionaire muziekgenre in de
jaren '50 heeft voortgebracht. Hoewel Jerry Lee Lewis intussen de zeventig al
voorbij is, vliegen zijn lenige vingers nog steeds razendsnel over het klavier van
elke piano waar hij achter plaats neemt. Zijn bijnaam is dan ook niet voor niets
"The Killer". Het was Elvis Presley die ooit zei: "Als ik op een dag piano kan
spelen zoals  ... continue reading

more info on : http://nl.livenation.be/agenda/evenement.asp?pid=1074
Added : 6/5/2008
The Final TLM
After ten years of monthly internet postings, it's finally time to give it a rest:

IN THIS FINAL ISSUE: Up Close with TLM Editor, Dick Stewart (Lance Monthly’s tenth anniversary; let the hiatus begin); Tenth Anniversary Comments (from TLM’s most ardent fans); Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender (A report by Sonny West – Rockabilly Weekenders growing in worldwide popularity); A Chat with Tinker Carlen (Was he an original Cricket? – interview conducted by Dick Stewart); Paterson’s Jump, Jive, and Harmonize (Reviews of releases by The Liverpool Five; 3 Balls of Fire); MuzikMan’s The Lance Monthly Album Pick of the Month [“010110001 (Limited  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.lancerecords.com
Added : 5/5/2008
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  • Moonrunner


  • Sunday July 2
  • Tijuana Prison Band

  • Eightball Boppers

  • Moonrunner


  • Friday July 7
  • The Billygoat Riders

  • Eightball Boppers


  • Saturday July 8
  • Rock around Giethoorn 2017


  • Sunday July 9
  • Rock around Giethoorn 2017


  • Sunday July 16
  • Big Bayou Bandits

  • Eightball Boppers


  • Friday July 21
  • Big Bayou Bandits

  • Rockin' Em (UK) (pre party meeting Wilhelmina Eindhoven)

  • Turnhout Royale


  • Saturday July 22
  • 12e int. Rock 'n Roll meeting Wilhelminaplein Eindhoven


  • Sunday July 23
  • Danni Leigh (USA)


  • Friday August 4
  • Whiskeydick (USA)


  • Saturday August 5
  • The Billygoat Riders


  • Friday August 11
  • Big Bayou Bandits


  • Saturday August 12
  • Big Bayou Bandits


  • Saturday August 19
  • The Billygoat Riders


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