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RockabillyView- Rods and Rockabilly


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By Jennifer Allsup
Graffiti Rods N’ Rockabilly

Graffiti is now well on its’ way in Modesto, the home of the American Graffiti Movie and home to George Lucas as a young man. We have been paying tribute to Graffiti in Modesto for many, many years. Some events are all old school car shows and vendors with good old rock n roll. Others pay tribute to cruising down McHenry Ave in their old hot rods and beauties. Our city really goes out for the month of June.

It is worthwhile to note, that the opening song of American Graffiti is Rock Around the Clock, one of the greatest Rockabilly songs of all time from 1954.

More places in our area are getting in on the Rockabilly action. Twisted Pig joined the festivities of celebrating Graffiti. On June 3rd, 2017. Owner Randy Rocha will be having his own tribute to Modesto Graffiti. Featuring live music, car show with Classic Cars, Power Rides and Hot Rods. Live music will be as followed. Little Johnny and the Sleepwalkers 2pm, Greasehound 3pm, & Voodoo Killer 4pm. Little Johnny & the Sleepwalkers are a three-piece rockabilly, psychobilly band from the Merced area. Greasehound another three-piece psychobilly band from Modesto. Voodoo Killer is based from five talented musicians. Playing hard rock n roll and Rockabilly.

The festivities at Twisted Pig start at 2pm, family friendly, Free and goes ‘til 11:30pm. Twisted Pig Bar & grill is located at 2717 Coffee Rd. Modesto. Almost forgot to mention there will be food and drink specials all day during the event. Get there early to grab a seat and park your hot rod or classic car. Any questions please call The Twisted Pig Bar & Grill at (209)248-7243.

You can get some good Rockabilly at the 3rd Thursday ArtWalk this month as The Voodoo Killer will be playing right there on the streets of J Street from 6-9 pm This is a great way to experience Modesto’s music. We hope to see lots of city folks participate in all kinds of Graffiti fun during the summer. Stay cool this summer and ride with your top down.
Cheers!

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