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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 in the Central Valley for years. He ran the award-winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. In addition, he is the managing editor of ModestoView and writes the MAMAView and GeekView. Middagh works with the Modesto Area Music Association and books Music in the Plaza. In addition, he owns and operates Graffiti-Con, where cars and pop culture intersects. More recently, Middagh has been working with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, helping to create unique events that help raise funds and awareness of the museum and its mission. On top of that, you can tune into one of two shows that Middagh Goodwin hosts on KCBP 95.5 FM; This is SKA and MAMA Radio.