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Elvis pretenders welcomed at Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Elvis Presley pretenders in bespangled jumpsuits and 1950s sportcoats gyrated across a Memphis stage for the opening round of the first "tribute-artist" contest with an official Graceland blessing.

Finals for the contest sanctioned by Graceland's management company, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc., are set for Friday as a weeklong celebration marking the 30th anniversary of Presley's death winds down.

The contest marks a big change for managers of Graceland, Presley's former Memphis residence and the center of a $40 million a year business in all things Elvis. The opening round of the contest was held Sunday.

Since  ... continue reading

Added : 15/8/2007
John Miller & His Country Casuals - Help Wanted
HELP WANTED - please repost
Body: Calling all European/UK venues and promoters.

I will be undertaking a double headline "Best In The West" tour with my good buddy Tom Armstrong from San Francisco (www.myspace.com/tomarmstrongcountry or www.tomarmstrongmusic.com).

This will be a 2 hours plus show featuring Tom and I on stage together taking turns about at singing our songs.

The dates involved are Friday 23rd May 2008 until Sunday 1st June 2008 inclusive.

If you think you can help please get in touch.

John Miller

www.myspace.com/johnmillerandhiscountrycasuals
www.johnmillermusic.com  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.myspace.com/johnmillerandhiscountrycasualshttp://www.johnmillermusic.com
Added : 14/8/2007
Boogietown Newsletter
Concertagenda - Agenda des concerts

Bands related to Boogie Town Agency

The Ugly Buggy Boys (B)
25-08-07 Ugly Buggy Boys @ Rockabilly Weekend, Stoepestraat, Assenede 19:30 http://www.oemtarocks.be

Moonshine Playboys (B)
as support act Pine Box Boys see gigs Pine Box Boys

The Pine Box Boys (USA) http://www.pineboxboys.com
http://www.myspace.com/pineboxboys
15-08-07 Pine Box Boys @ Het Zevende Zegel, Grote herreweg 160, 9690 Kluisbergen, 17:00 ! info Tel.: 055/30.56.73
21-08-07 Pine Box Boys + Moonshine Playboys @ The Kriekelaar, Gallaitstraat, Brussels 20:00 Reservatie  ... continue reading

Added : 14/8/2007
Rockin at the Drive in Barn, Oosteeklo, 05 08 07
On a sunny Sunday afternoon it was time again to head on down to Oosteeklo for the second edition of this festival. By the time I got there, the parking space started to fill up with some very nice cars and bikes.
Unlike last year the stage has moved from position and this was a big improvement sound wise.
So first band on stage: Los Twang Marvels, hailing from Germany this band plays surf and instrumental music and do some shadowlike moves. On their setlist: “ Intoxica”, “ Barracuda”. Not a bad band to start the afternoon with.
Next band on stage: Desperado 5, This band combines different elements of 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm  ... continue reading

more info on : http://home.zonnet.nl/johnlucy/http://www.myspace.com/tiotony
Added : 8/8/2007
John Lewis Trio @ Ace Cafe 03 08 07
Last Friday night at the Ace Cafe: The John Lewis Trio, with John Lewis, also known as Johnny Bach and front man of The Rimshots, on guitar and piano; Wayne Hopkins on Double Bass, I’m not gonne start to name all the bands this guy has played in, but just to name one: The Houserockers; Also in this band and some other, of which the names don’t pop into my head at the moment: Mark Sprex, laying down the drumbeat in this trio.
So with a line up like that, it’s clear that the gig couldn’t go wrong.
On their playlist songs like: “ Tear it up ( played a bit slower then usual)”, “ Mercedes Benz”, “ Sam Hall”.

Jack

Pictures  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.acecafe.be
Added : 8/8/2007
Help The Last Row for booking !
So, we’re a band from Belgium called « The Last Row ». We play music from 50’, 60’ and 70’, all the true years. We consider ourselves as Rock ‘n Roll & Rockabilly ( rockabilly ‘n roll ?!). Our influences ? The Stray Cats, Wanda Jackson, Elvis Presley, Eddy Cochran, John Fogerty, …

What’s so particular about The Last Row is that we play all these classic with a modern sound and with Power. Rock ‘n Roll is King.

You can listen to us www.myspace.com/thelastrow
Our set at the American Music Festival of Cerexhe was recorded on CD. I can send you the whole live if you want.

We’re searching a lot of gigs for  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.thelastrow.net
Added : 6/8/2007
Elvis Presley – 30 years after
This summer, it’s already 30 years that the king of Rock and Roll, laid down his head to rest in peace for eternity. His life was way to short, but nevertheless the man was able leave a legacy of films, music and performances that even today, 30 years later, it is still hard to figure out what the true impact of the king is on the world of entertainment.

To remember the man Warner Home Video Entertainment re-release a series of his films on DVD. This is Elvis S.E. (‘81), 2-disc, Charro (‘69, 30th Anniversary), Live a Little, Love a Little (‘68, 30th Anniversary), Stay Away Joe (‘68, 30th Anniversary), Girl Happy (‘65, 30th Anniversary),  ... continue reading

Added : 6/8/2007
The Rhumba Kings: CD Release party
I had a preview last night, and let me tell you it's great.
Check it out asap.

Jack

more info on : http://www.rhumbakings.com
Added : 2/8/2007
SCREAMIN WEEKENDER A NOTE FROM CARLOS DIAZ
ESTA VEZ SOLO EN INGLES.


10 years of rockin' rollin' and SCREAMIN'!

I'd like to take a few minutes to thank all the attendee's, bands, DJs and vendors who have given everyone nine solid years of rockin' in Calella. The past nine years has seen many old favourites grace the stage, and given you some new favourites to bop, jive and stroll to. We've given you car shows, burlesque dancers and reunions for friends old and new. 9 years has seen a combination of rockin' with the summer sun, sangria and fun.

Now some of you may have heard rumours and whispers about a move, and we are here to tell you its true. Although  ... continue reading

Added : 1/8/2007
TLM Posted: Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
Compadres,

The August Issue of TLM has been posted with part two of Sid Holmes candid West- Texas rockabilly recollections:

Live Fast, Love Hard, and Die Young (Holmes recalls J. Frank Wilson’s brief, high-profile career with The Cavaliers); Jerry Naylor’s Other Band (Chas’s review of The Cavaliers 2-CD Set); Paterson’s “Jump, Jive and Harmonize” (Reviews of releases by Sundazed Records, Geoff Cabin “The Tommy Keene Handbook,” Bubca Records, and Schaking Records); Comments on Las Month’s Featured Article (Sid Holmes Candid Recollections of The Cavaliers); An Interview with John Nuetzel (Member of a Red Hot Blues Band in St.  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.lancerecords.com
Added : 1/8/2007
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