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The Hula Girls! Alex's Bar in Long Beach (now with PICTURES!)
Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2008-12-17 1:13 pm   Permalink

That's right folks, we're really excited to announce that we are going to be opening for country legend Wayne 'the Train' Hancock as well as one of MY local favorites, Russell Scott and his Red Hots... It all goes down at Alex's Bar in Long Beach on the 20th of December. Be sure to make the scene.

http://www.alexsbar.com/feature/2008/11/sat_dec_20_2008.php

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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-12-18 07:40 am   Permalink

I'm there,
who's up for Roscoes chicken and Waffles before hand?

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2008-12-20 10:27 am   Permalink

WoooHooo! Can't wait

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-12-20 2:14 pm   Permalink

I'm gonna swing by Kona at 4 then head up to the show after.
If anybody wants to join me.



 
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WooHooWahine
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Posted: 2008-12-20 4:49 pm   Permalink

Rumor has it that the Hula Girls will play 9:00

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-12-21 10:38 pm   Permalink

sorry I didn't make it Fri or Sat guys I was in a humbug mood and got a headache after having a super sweet drink at Kona.

I will be at the Redwood bar show.
Jeff(bigtikidude)



 
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Jason Wickedly
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Posted: 2008-12-22 07:54 am   Permalink

I snuck out of the house for an hour or so for the show...you guys were great! Not sure if the Alex's crowd knew what to make of it, but they seemed more into it than usual for an opening act. And I even managed to score a T-shirt!
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2008-12-22 2:29 pm   Permalink

Despite some minor sound glitches in the bass dept (somewhat fixed by Russell Scott himself) the show was great. Wayne the Train and Russell Scott are just about the nicest people you will ever meet, and excellent, excellent musicians.
The Hula Girls band debuted many new songs, and it went over pretty well. Rockabilly crowds make for a tough audience, as they all seem to know a lot about what sounds good, but they sure liked us...

Next week we are playing with Hotrod Lincoln and a few others at the Redwood in LA...hope to see many TC people there.






 
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Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2008-12-22 3:03 pm   Permalink

Yeah, Jason, I heard that someone bought a tee shirt... I'm glad to hear that it was you. You need to be sure to introduce yourself next time!

I thought the show went amazingly well. For our strange mix of Tiki/ Hawaiiana and rockabilly, we were received really well. Hell, for being an opening band, we were received really well. As Jason said, although a lot of the rockabillies didn't really know what to make of us, I was surprised that everyone was really digging it. I think we're onto something here..... As we faze out more and more of the instrumentals from our set, I think more and more people will get hip to it.

Russ and his band and Wayne and his band were all so gracious and supportive to our deal. All super rad people.... and they both played great as always...
I really hope the show with Hot Rod Lincoln goes as well as this one did! Hope to see you all there.

More pics from the show on our mySpace page.
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2008-12-22 3:09 pm   Permalink








 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-12-22 3:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-22 15:03, Luckydesigns wrote:
As Jason said, although a lot of the rockabillies didn't really know what to make of us, I was surprised that everyone was really digging it. I think we're onto something here..... As we faze out more and more of the instrumentals from our set, I think more and more people will get hip to it.




I don't get it...what's to be confused about. You'd have to be pretty damn close minded to not "know what to make" of you guys.

It was pretty evident to me what you guys were about. A mix of Rockabilly, Hawaiian Swing, a little Surf and tiki culture.

Cool stuff...nothing to figure out, not for me anyway.


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2008-12-22 4:25 pm   Permalink

Well, the Rockabilly scene can get a little "monochromatic" at times..there is an established look, sound and style, and we don't actually fit it to a T. (especially myself)
But, we have a Gretsch guitar and upright bass with slappin'..to me it's close enough. I happen to love rockabilly and have actually played it all my life. Don't care much for Psychobilly, though, That's just punk rock/speed metal with an upright bass.


 
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Kiki von Tiki
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Posted: 2008-12-22 5:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-22 15:47, tikiyaki wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-12-22 15:03, Luckydesigns wrote:
As Jason said, although a lot of the rockabillies didn't really know what to make of us, I was surprised that everyone was really digging it. I think we're onto something here..... As we faze out more and more of the instrumentals from our set, I think more and more people will get hip to it.




I don't get it...what's to be confused about. You'd have to be pretty damn close minded to not "know what to make" of you guys.

It was pretty evident to me what you guys were about. A mix of Rockabilly, Hawaiian Swing, a little Surf and tiki culture.

Cool stuff...nothing to figure out, not for me anyway.



Fellas, I LOVE your sound! Whatever you call it, there's nothin' like it anywhere, and it just works. The combination of influences is what makes it so cool. Wasn't able to make this one but I will surely catch you on the flip, cats!


 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-12-22 8:25 pm   Permalink

damn I'm bummed I missed this show.
I was even on my way,
what the hell is wrong with me?
sorry guys.
Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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Dartin Menny
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Joined: Aug 29, 2008
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From: Garbage Grove, CA
Posted: 2008-12-24 07:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-22 15:47, tikiyaki wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-12-22 15:03, Luckydesigns wrote:
As Jason said, although a lot of the rockabillies didn't really know what to make of us, I was surprised that everyone was really digging it. I think we're onto something here..... As we faze out more and more of the instrumentals from our set, I think more and more people will get hip to it.




I don't get it...what's to be confused about. You'd have to be pretty damn close minded to not "know what to make" of you guys.

It was pretty evident to me what you guys were about. A mix of Rockabilly, Hawaiian Swing, a little Surf and tiki culture.

Cool stuff...nothing to figure out, not for me anyway.



I missed the show... but read this thread with great interest.

I think it's cool that Hula Girls opened for Wayne Hancock. And, just for the record... Wayne's not 'rockabilly' either. He's straight up Honky Tonk. I'm sure if Russell Scott was there for The Hula Girls set, he loved it. He's been playing Rockabilly/Roots music for as long as I can remember... but he has a very open mind (or ears) when it comes to music outside that genre. I'm sure Wayne and his band loved it as well... seeing as how Hawaiian music and Western Swing/Honky Tonk are so closely related.

Here's another thing... the crowd at Alexs Bar is always stuck up. It always has been. Unless you are a well known punk band or emo band... it's hard to win the crowd over. That's why Alex hasn't had any Rockabilly/Roots music there in years! For some reason the people who frequent that bar think they're the 'say all' in what's cool for music. Boy are they jaded....

As a member of the 'Rockabilly scene' (not something I like to claim; although I do play in one of the nations biggest RAB band...) I've got to completely agree with Tikiyaki and Lucas' comments. Alot of the folks into Rockabilly don't know much more than the Psychobilly and 'Neo' Rockabilly around here. They think it's all about the hair, cuffed jeans, leather, hot rods, and attitude. Talk about jaded... those are the one's you really don't want to like your band anyways. They usually bring nothing but trouble and bad vibes.

I like what The Hula Girls are doing. It's a great new take on Rockabilly and Hawaiiana music!

If the so-called "Rockabillies" that where there that night couldn't understand the Aloha shirts with the Billy influence.... fuck 'em. Keep playing at Hillbilly Jeff's Brunch shows... the people who attend those shows are the ones who know and appreciate good music anyways...


 
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