Music

Blasting the Past - blog post image

Blasting the Past

Bringing Katoomba together in the name of rockabilly, Haze interviewed the music-makers themselves, Danny Wegrzyn and Reverend Horton Heat’s buddy Pat Capocci after they had each played a triple set of Elvis, Carl Perkins and originals, featuring Luke from The Preatures on drums!

Questioned on the enduring power of their genre, now 60+ years old, Capocci tells us that good tasteful music, played with the right attitude, always draws a crowd and cuts through any negativity. Wegrzyn states that “it all lies in the beat”.

Cherry Picked 50s

MC/DJ extrordanaire (and Mike Patton affiliate) Jay Katz tells us that foot stomping is good, but one of the main attractions is partner dancing, unting young and old.

The best thing about Lady Luck for Jay Katz is the cherry-picked favourite aspects of 50s culture on display for stylish fun. Everything in good taste.

On the Carrington Steps, charities such as Pinups With A Cause and The Black Dog Institute raised funds for PTSD and depression, respectively.Rolling Records, the record-store van, was there too!

Inside the Carrington Library, The Boogie Bop Dames provided glamorous vintage do’s ‘n’ dresses for women by women, plus stylish makeovers for men and children.

Miss Pinup Australia

Miss Pixie, senior-hairdresser and Director of the heritage-listed Miss Pinup Australia group explained that pin-ups and kustom culture have only been in Oz for 10 years, but have already empowered many folks to feel beautiful/handsome in their own skin, through vintage glamour and class. The hot-rods, low-riders, and rat-rods on Katoomba St turned heads all day before the Ball kept the kats swingin’ till the early morn… Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!

Words by Corin Shearston
Pics by Brigitte Grant

The Gearin Gears Up For Gigs Again  - blog post image

The Gearin Gears Up For Gigs Again

In a sad but historic act that some refer to as ‘the day the music died’, Katoomba hotel The Gearin ceased their live music scene in...

18 March
Album Review - Piddington - blog post image

Album Review - Piddington

To allow for true enjoyment, the debut EP

12 February
Safire Palms 'Slam Dunk The Funk' With Their Debut EP - blog post image

Safire Palms 'Slam Dunk The Funk' With Their Debut EP

Simpatico is the six-track debut EP from Blue Mountains psychedelic-funk-pop four piece

Album Review - The Ones That Got Away - blog post image

Album Review - The Ones That Got Away

After the release of five albums, two side project albums, two singles, one double album, and one solo ...

01 December
The Rebellious Journey Of CJ Stranger - blog post image

The Rebellious Journey Of CJ Stranger

After an upheaval of lifestyle from Sydney to the Blue Mountains, the formation of his new young family...

14 November
Get Distracted With Paperhill! - blog post image

Get Distracted With Paperhill!

In the same insane vein as one of their rowdy local live shows, (pre-COVID), the first moment of

Welcoming Spring With Their Second Single - blog post image

Welcoming Spring With Their Second Single

After September 1st, as many ancient, naked trees of the Blue Mountains gradually start to revitalise o...

02 September
Single Review - 'Win Some, Lose Some' - blog post image

Single Review - 'Win Some, Lose Some'

A proud owner of soaring vocal ability and some fresh, frank, original songs, Sydney-based singer-songwriter

Album Review - Mind Over Machine - blog post image

Album Review - Mind Over Machine

Based in the Blue Mountains of NSW, perplexing indie rockers

CJ Gets Stranger - blog post image

CJ Gets Stranger

Coming from the mind of Cameron James Henderson, a surprising inventory of musical instruments have combined with a flourishing amou...

19 February
Trackback Link
http://www.thehazemag.com.au/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=15447&PostID=714296&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Search

More Stories

Plusfit
Fusion Boutique
Music in the Mountains

Advertise in Print and Online

Contact