The Swedish rockabilly scene in photos

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Saturday 10 May 2014

The rockabilly scene, filled with rock ‘n roll, muscle cars, and sweet-as-pie Americana is alive and well. In Sweden, of all places. The subculture is called ‘Raggare’, which is slang for ‘gathering’, which was used ‘in rockabilly times to mean collecting women in cars’. Nowadays a large amount of Swedes ‘live their lives as if […]

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Haunted House Rock art exhibition in Sydney

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By John in New Events on Saturday 12 November 2011

John D-C is a Sydney-based graphic artist, print maker and toy customizer. His exhibition, Haunted House Rock, showing between November 19 and December 14 at Sweets Workshop Shop in Summer Hill, is a hideously, abominable creation, monstrously mashing two of the artist’s favorite subjects: The Monsters of Popular Culture and The Golden Age of Rock and Roll. The exhibition features limited edition giclée prints and posters, gocco prints, and customised toys.

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Million Brazillians

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 11 June 2010

Portland-based Million Brazillians dole out some dark but groovy psych punk rife with rockabilly and free-jazz flourishes and tribal rhythms.

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The Sugars

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By Richard Hawley in New Music on Sunday 30 September 2007

I don’t know a lot about The Sugars but I like what they do. Their sound is quite rockabilly but quite modern — like White Stripes. They put out a couple of indie singles and I’d really like to find some time to work with them.

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