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RockabillyView: Cruise Night

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Cruise Night
By Middagh Goodwin

Rockabilly music owes a debt to Modesto and more directly to the Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose and to be specific Fred Maddox big thumping slap bass sound. One of the key components to any good rockabilly act is that rhythmic slap bass that we hear from everything from old Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent albums to the Stray Cats and bands like the Rocketz today.

Trevino Barbershop is teaming up with ModestoView to bring that big slap bass sound back to Modesto with a series of Rockabilly Cruise Nights starting out on October 1st 9-Midnight at the Speakeasy Lounge 928 12th Street in Downtown Modesto and there is no cover charge. We are encouraging everyone to dress up and show up regardless if they have a hot rod or not. Don’t miss the return of Modesto’s own Tony T and the Pendletons with the aforementioned Rocketz from Los Angeles. Tony Redhorse of the Rocketz is sponsored by Greetch Guitars and the Rocketz is one of America’s leading bands in the rockabilly underground. The Rocketz have 3 full-length albums out and a split with Hungarian ban Silver Shine.

Rockabilly will cruise back into the Speakeasy on October 22nd this time joining the Pendletons we hear will be the Infamous Swanks who are just fantastic. The Infamous Swanks are a high energy rockabilly/rock and roll band from Sacramento. Once again 9-Midnight and no cover charge. Get your hair done over at Trevino’s Barbershop, shine up that chrome and come on out.

Let’s get Rockabilly, Pin-Up and the Western Swing going in Modesto again. It is the most fun you can have with music. It is our sound and it’s beautiful.

Follow Tony T at @
The Rocketz @therocketz
The Infamous Swanks @theinfamousswanks
To learn about Modesto’s Rockabilly history @
#homeofrockabilly #modestousa

About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.