The modern face of rockabilly, Detroit's Phantom Shakers, represent the Motor City at Viva Las Vegas
Detroit's best kept secret,The Phantom Shakers’ mix of rebel twang and female finesse, has been gaining international attention since their debut in June, 2008. The group will introduce material from their new 7-inch vinyl Easter weekend at the 15th Annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, a festival known in the rockabilly/roots circle for drawing fans from all over the globe. The band hits the stage Friday, April 6, at 8:30 P.M. This performance will anticipate the record's official release on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Hamtramck's New Dodge Lounge.
Band members Mark Longsdorf (guitar), Rayce Ribble (upright bass), and Nick Thibodeau (drums) have the perfect front-woman in the fiery Elle Mae (vocals), whose spirited renditions of rockabilly classics like "Fujiyama Mama" has changed the face of the male dominated Detroit rockabilly scene and quickly earned her the nickname “The Wanda Jackson of Detroit.” Their first EP "The Ghetto Session" was introduced at the 2011 Metro Times-Hamtramck Blowout and quietly won over rockabilly fans worldwide.
"It is an honor to be invited to represent Detroit at Viva Las Vegas, and we want to celebrate by showcasing other talented Detroit gals who have emerged since we began doing this at our Record Release,” says Elle Mae. “We have been working non-stop and are very humbled and touched at how Detroit’s creative community has come together in support of us, each other, and this very special occasion.”
The Phantom Shakers cordially invite you to celebrate their debut on the international stage and the release of their new 7-inch at Hamtramck's New Dodge Lounge. The release party on April 21st will be a night of appreciation and thanks to fellow performers, friends and music lovers silver and gold. This event has evolved into a refreshing collaboration of Detroit’s finest rockabilly/roots musicians, artists, designers and local businesses. Detroit is alive and kickin’ with its roots rockin’ women!
Featured Acts & Special Guests include:
New music by The Phantom Shakers
Burly Q Cameo Introduction by Ma Belle & Her Hell's Belles Girlie Revue
Hot Female Surf Trio, The Aquanettes led by Amber Von Doom
New Rockabilly byThe Motor Inns led by Cindy Lou
Detroit's Motor City Rah-Rahs
Dj Del Villarreal-Motorbilly Radio Live365.com & WCBN-88.3 FM
The Berkley Chop Shop
Tom Lawrence Photography
New Dodge Lounge-8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212, 313-874-5963
Doors open at 8p.m. 18+
Purchase Discount Advance Tickets and automatically get entered to win the Grand Door Prize!!!
$10 adv/$12 door (Ages 18-20 yrs. pay $5 additional at the door)
Celebrate Record Store Day Saturday, April 21, 2012! Buy a record!
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