Thursday, April 30, 2015

VLV 18: Thursday Night

Okay, now the party is really getting started! Those other days? Just warm ups! Thursday night is when the main ballroom opens and the action officially begins.

The Hi-Tones traveled all the way from Russia and were given the responsibility of kicking things off right in the Ballroom. They wasted no time getting the room energy up as they chugged through some of their original tunes. We were happy to see that even though they came from far, and had to open the ballroom, that they had a packed house to see them.

Always such a well dressed crowd at Viva Las Vegas!

Lil' Mo was back, this time with his Unholy Four project. A devilish blend of rockabilly and country had the audience up front and rockin' out! Always the crowd favorite, Mo is booked year after year because his bands are fun and energetic. 

One of our favorite performances of the weekend came from Mike Bell and the Belltones, from Finland. These guys had such great energy and played in the great traditional way. It looked like they had a lot of fun on stage, which must have spread to the audience because they had a packed house of dancers.

Always favorites here on this blog is the Go-Getters. These guys have been playing for a long time but their performances are always consistent. Hard driving rockabilly sometimes mixed with a punk tinge. In a scene where a lot of bands end up sounding the same, the Go-Getters always stand out.

A Jake Calypso side project, Wild Boogie Combo was one of the surprises for the weekend. Even though we really dig Jake, we had not heard of this band. Well if you like your blues bopped hard then this may be the band for you. No frills, just straight ahead driving blues, with a touch of crazy. Fantastic!

The Savage Hornets are a new project featuring Carlos Bandido and guitarist Tony Diavolo. They are a neat mix of roots and neo stylings, all with smooth vocals. Their sound was rockabilly, swampy and sometimes loungy! In other words, hard to pinpoint, but fun to listen to! 

Stay tuned for plenty more VLV coverage!

Zack and Dollie

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Looking Forward to the Weekend!

It's time for the Nashville Boogie! If you're in the area you should check it out. It's sure to be great!

Hope to see everyone there! If you see us be sure to say hi.

Zack and Dollie

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Companies In My Social Circle: April

Welcome our my monthly Companies In My Social Circle post! In this post we pay tribute to all of the  advertisers that keep this site going. Where would we be without them? Nowhere! Please show your support to us by showing these companies support!

I am so glad to have 
Wearing History as a continued advertiser! I am so happy to be able to support this awesome small company run by an amazing woman. If you have never heard of Wearing History, it started over 5 years ago with high quality sewing patterns for vintage style enthusiasts.  Due to high demand, the owner and designer Lauren, started a ready to wear collection. These garments are now made by skilled seamstresses in the USA. Wearing History prides themselves on making these pieces ethically. So you can feel good supporting this business! I know I do! They are adding new items all the time, includingsome cool new vintage reproduction patterns. I love the blanket coat one! They are also having asale on tees right now. Click the link above to check it out!

I am so happy to have The New England Shake-Up as a new advertiser! If you are new to The Shake-Up, its a weekender that is in it's third year.  It is held at a charming hotel right on a lake, The Sturbridge Host Hotel. It is settled just outside of Boston, which is a beautiful place to visit in the fall. If you need some incentive, have a look at this killer line-up:  The Bellfuries, Kim Lenz, Wildfire Willie, Jittery Jack, Flea Bops, Kay Marie, Lil' Mo, The Rattle Rockin' Boys, Sean Mencher and more. There are also late night record hops, vintage vendors, a classic car show, pool party and guitar show. I went the last two years and had a ball. You can see last years coverage here: FridaySaturday  daySaturday night, Sunday day, and Sunday night and the fashion.  For more info you can also read my interview with Beck Rustic the promoter! 

New Arrivals

I am so happy to welcome Unique Vintage as a continued advertiser on The Rockabilly Socialite! Unique Vintage has been around for so long, so I know you have heard of them. Heck, I bought my prom dress from them many many years ago! Not only do they have their own line of formal wear and casual wear, but they also carry other brands like Hell Bunny, Stop Staring, Queen of Hearts and more. They also offer free shipping on orders over $150. You can't beat that! Check them out now to stock up your summer wardrobe!  


I  still have some great stuff listed in my Etsy store: Rockabilly Socialite Vintage. I recently re-listed everything in my shop with new SALE prices! I am basically giving stuff away because I have too much! I need to get rid of things. so feel free to look around and make an offer on anything you may like! 

Welcome back to Cats Like Us! I'm sure you have heard of Cats Like Us before, but if not, Cats Like Us is a retro style clothing boutique selling new fashions with classic styles from the 1940's, 50's and 60's in modern fabrics and contemporary sizes ranging from XS to XXXL. They offer a unique selection of hand picked styles and gifts for men, women and children in modern sizing. They are based out of western New York but have a great online store also! They have lots of great new items right now, including items from Sourpuss, Heart of Haute, Sparklelux and Nicole Katherine Designs. I picked out these items to show you because I thought they were so cute and would be really fun to wear. If you are just getting into retro styles, Cats Like Us is a great place to start. The owners are so nice too, so you can feel good buying from them! They also have a fun blog, including one post where you may recognize someone, so check it out! 

I just love Hedgehog & Owl's colorful and fun little ad! I feel it perfectly represents the colorful and fun pieces the owners have lovingly curated for their shop. There are so many cute things in the shop that I am eyeing. I especially love these four pieces below! Hedgehog & Owl are local to me in Los Angeles, which is totally hep. Please support this small local business and buy some new-to-you vintage home goods. It's green after all!

Milly Bridal 

Wedding Collection

I am so thankful to have the UK's Milly Bridal as a new advertiser. I love all of the diversity we have with our advertisers! Milly Bridal is not only an online bridal boutique, but they also have prom dresses. These dresses are almost too pretty for prom though. I could totally see a glam girl or a burlesque babe rocking a gown like this. Check out the site and let me know if you find anything you like!

Prom Dresses
Thank you again to all of our advertisers, new and old! Do you need to advertise your products, sale or special event? Would you like to reach a targeted audience of thousands to advertise your business? Then why not advertise with The Rockabilly Socialite! If you would like to see your ad on this site, and your business featured in my monthly post, check out my Advertise Page. Prices are very reasonable, starting at just $20. What other marketing can you do now-a -days for just $20? You can have your ad up in just minutes! 

Dollie and Zack 
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