Rockabilly Life

I think a lot of what gets people interested in vintage clothing, hairstyles, lifestyles, etc, is music. As people are growing up they gain a basic interest in old movies, and old music, and their tastes evolve as they learn more and more musicians. Most people know about Elvis or Buddy Holly, but rockabilly people will tell you about Bill Haley or Gene Vincent. Those people tend to have themselves immersed in a lifestyle, dressing as they would have if they lived 50 years ago.  I find the vintage lifestyle is fairly often intertwined with a real interest in rockabilly music.

Well I found a site, though it doesn't seem fully developed (just over 80 members), that should be a really great tool for anyone interested in not just rockabilly music, but a rockabilly and vintage lifestyle.

On the rockabilly network  you can interact with other people with similar interests. You can listen to music and see suggestions for little known singers and bands. You can also see what events might be going on in your area relating to your interests. I know too often I find out once it's too late about car shows or concerts.

Another great site for listening to music is Rockabilly podcasts  They have a variety of podcasts that you can load onto your itunes/ipod and listen to on your computer. I'm never a huge fan of radio announcers, and some have more talking than others, but they do have great music and help pass slow days at work.

Lastly, the Subculture Collective stands as little rougher, psychobilly version of the Rockabilly Network. The music, podcasts, and information on this site is geared towards psychobilly music more than rockabilly and vintage classics, but if you're interested in it, it's a great resource.

1 comment:

Barry said...

Hello there, thanks for writing about us at the Subculture Collective.

We do cater to more of a psychobilly crowd, but we would love to feature more rockabilly. It's been my experience since starting the site in 06 that quite a few rockabilly bands, mostly the more traditional one, don't want to share the "stage" with psychobilly/punkabilly/cow punk acts. It's a shame too because we do reach just about every corner of the globe. If you're in a rockabilly band and reading this don't be afraid ! The psychobilly music won't reach out and bite you.