Way down south, Chile has a big psychobilly scene with the band “Voodoo Zombie” headlining big shows. Even in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean you’ll find a psychobilly scene with bands like the “Hellboat Gamblers”. If you ever visit Buenos Aires hit up the bar “Mundo Bizarro” and hear the band “Los Primitivos”. In places like Bogota, Colombia where classic rock, punk and metal are kings there is an emerging Psychobilly scene. And while you will find an odd smattering of Latinos on the scene here and there in NYC, the Midwest and Texas, if you head West where the scene is much more prevalent and I think you’ll notice that…
When I visited Santiago and Valparaiso in 2010 I saw kids wearing “Tiger Army” and “Demented Are Go” band t-shirts and sporting wedge cuts. LA based “Calavera” who helped establish the scene in both Mexico and the U. Just next door in Montevideo, Uruguay is a hell of a rollicking band called “Rudos Wild” that plays a genre of music sometimes called punkabilly, a sound pioneered in the U. In nearby Medellin, a band called “Dorados Rockabilly Trio” is starting to make headway and turning the locals on to the joys of rockabilly. without Latinos in the rockabilly and psychobilly scenes, there essentially would be no scenes.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Psychobilly follows a similar geographical pattern and is massive in places like England, Germany and the Netherlands.
In Latin America both scenes are big, but in pockets. It’s fledgling on the East Coast in NYC with promoters like “Rebel Angel” and “Amylulita” (a Latina) and psychobilly bands like the “Memphis Morticians” and rockabilly bands like “Susquehanna Tool & Die Company” helping to keep things alive at numerous venues in Brooklyn and at places like Otto’s Shrunken Head in downtown Manhattan.
Each participating State will be responsible for its own information; receipt of such information will not imply validation or acceptance of the information provided.The influence and popularity of the style waned in the 1960s, but during the late 1970s and early 1980s, rockabilly enjoyed a major revival of popularity that has endured to the present, often within a rockabilly subculture.” If you live in California you’ve most likely witnessed the rockabilly subculture in action, though at the time, you may have thought someone was headed to a retro costume party. The guys may sport 60’s styled sideburns, a pompadour hairstyle with rolled up jeans…But it’s no costume, for many across the globe it’s a way of life. maybe white socks with loafers and/or maybe a black leather jacket in an effort to emulate James Dean, Elvis or just a bad-ass “greaser”.While bad boys and girls have been with us since Adam and Eve, in the 50s there was an explosion of teenage car culture and the rebellious nature of rock-n-roll was the personification of that bad boy or bad girl image.Perhaps this rang true especially in California where recent immigrants from nearby Mexico and Central America were soaking up this culture, perhaps in an effort to acculturate. Then there is rockabilly’s even slightly darker cousin, “Psychobilly”.