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Photo caption with: “All men should experience a straight razor/hot towel shave at least once in their lifetime. It’s a classic process and your grandpa would be proud” –Tony The Barber Photo: Eli Allsup by Jenn Allsup Photo: Reverend Horton Heat – Fat Cat Mar 7 by Chris Murphy

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup

Publishers Note: This is the continuing series that celebrates Modesto’s heritage as the birthplace of Rockabilly, the true roots of Rock and Roll. As you can see in Jenn’s article, the Rockabilly lifestyle goes beyond the music and into daily living. Stay tuned for some exciting new projects here in Modesto that celebrate our Rockabilly roots that began 1938 with the early days of Maddox Brothers & Rose – Chris Murphy

ROCK’N CATS Young & Old

Tony Trevino, lead singer and guitarist for The Pendletons (2012 MAMA winner: Best Rockabilly Band) and founder of UNITY Music, has taken his talent and love of Rock ‘n Roll to a new level, combining value, style and edge into his passion for the art of traditional barbering. Tony specializes in old-fashioned and modern cuts that embody style and class – as well as classic straight razor/hot towel shaves. All of Tony’s cuts are followed up with straight razor edging, providing a finishing touch that can’t be beat.

Whether you’re seeking one of his widely acclaimed 1920’s “Boardwalk Empire” style cuts, a professional “Draper” look, found on “Mad Men” – or a classic Elvis-style pompadour, Tony has got you covered. Last month, when the Revered Horton Heat played the Fat Cat, Tony saw a big increase in classic pompadours as people got ready for this show.

In Spring of 2013, Tony will be offering a line of fine men’s grooming products, featuring hair pomades and aftershave – available both online and in-store. You can find him at 405 Downey Ave, in downtown Modesto at Tangled T’s Hair Studio, where he is available for walk-ins or appointments Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments can be made by contacting 209-988-4612

Not only has Tony T. The Barber ventured out to styling the old fashion way, he is making new adventures in music as well. The Pendletons are still going strong as they proved that when they opened for Reverend Horton Heat last month. But, his new project will be coming to you soon more musical talents to stow upon Modesto’s legendary Rockabilly scene.

Also, on new musical adventures and always striving to do better as a younger talent is Eli Allsup and his band Eli Goodtimes and the Oldtimers. Eli just added two new members Stephen Meeker on harmonica and Christian Boyett the lead guitarist and back up vocals. Eli, Stephen and Christian all attend Downey High School which makes it a bit more easier for the boys to sit down and play what they love music! So ladies and gentlemen keep your ears and eyes open for some incredible music of the future and go get your damn hair cut !

Smiles, Jenn Allsup



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