19 December 2008
We will miss him dearly and will always treasure the excellent time we have had together.
El Ray will continue as a trio and will start working on the upcoming album with the working title "El Ray in Space" shortly.
Just in the spirit of the bass groovy, tight playing, good looking, beer drinking, best friend and cool dude El Kid'o.
El Kid'o Forever!!”
Condolences, very sorry for your loss
- All of us at HepTown Records
16 December 2008
Kolla även in de andra;
12 December 2008
So now it's up to the Danish people to show what they think about some real punk rock on Boogielisten!
Do as we do, love them and give the Pranksters your vote.
Buy their CD here.
06 December 2008
One thing you have to know about the 70's is that it wasn't just about 'Flares' and 'Space Hoppers'. It was also about 'Big Hair' and taking 'Handfuls Of Drugs'. What happens when you mash all that shit together? No you plonker, not a drugged out hippy bouncing down the street!
What you get my friends is…3-D vision!!
Free 3-D glasses with every issue, bitch!
Because issue 23 has a 3-D cover innit?!
And why not get yourself a Dice t-shirt or a Dice trucker cap to go with your favourie bike magazine?
30 November 2008
Join us at Mejeriet in Lund this Saturday and celebrate the holidays with a beer, dancing and good music.
We'll have Wild Wax Combo, the Astrolites and The Flamingo Stingers on the stage. There might even be a little burlesque surprise...
Get your ticket here or at the door.
29 November 2008
Papa Bear is a workaholic who always has something new up his sleeve. Check out his other websites here.
One of these days we might even get him to visit us at Saint 21. Then we'll see who looks cooler in cowboy boots, me or Papa Bear.
27 November 2008
This one features the one and only Joe Strummer. If you haven't seen the documentary about him called "The Future Is Unwritten" you should.
23 November 2008
21 November 2008
Here are some of the stories written about us and retro culture in our region.
All articles are in Swedish.
Lindy Hop is alive and well in Helsingborg. It's not just us! Helsingborgs Dagblad 2008.
Little America in Malmö. We're part of it! Interview with our friend Marcus from Cardinals Car Club. Sydsvenskan 2008.
Pinstriping, pinups and pomade. Skratch, Zoe Scarlett and Adam Dorsett visit Lund. Skånskan 2008.
Pinstriping with precision. Skratch, Zoe Scarlett and Adam Dorsett visit Lund. Sydsvenskan 2008.
Retro Empire on the move. About the move from Mejeriet to Saint 21. Sydsvenskan 2008.
Lindy Hop Fever in Malmö. Dance classes in Malmö. Sydsvenskan 2007.
Punk turned swingkid. Rob turns 40. 2007.
HepTown Records celebrates five year anniversary. Our little record label is growing up. Dygnet Runt 2007.
It's a Swingin' Life. Some of our friends talk about hot rods, rockabilly and why they're attracted to retro culture. Trelleborgs Allehanda 2006.
20 November 2008
Some of you met Zoe hanging out in our lounge at A-bombers Old Style Weekend this summer. She was our guest alongside Skratch, High Life Pomade and J.Tex.
Don't hesitate and get your copy! The proceeds from the calendar will be donated to Walter Zoo in Gossau.
18 November 2008
14 November 2008
You can find it here, or drop by our store at Saint 21 in Lund.
Don't miss our range of Bésame cosmetics and the fabulous bags and wallets from Trophy Queen.
If you want more retro styling tips, then check out "Vintage Hairstyling" author Lauren Rennells Bobby Pin Blog!
13 November 2008
Finally, Danish televisiosn is going to show Pranksters' video for the track Living Disaster from their debut album of the same name which was released on Heptown Records earlier 2008. The video is going to run on DR's program Boogie.
Don't miss it!
12 November 2008
11 November 2008
Nosey Joe and The Poolkings put on a great show and the dancers kept the dancefloor crowded.
Thanks to all the cats, kittens, Cardinals and DeBops who came and partied with us.
A really fun way to get ready for a night of dancing and drinks at Tangopalatset.
A big thank you to everyone who made it a great event!
I promise I'll let you know when the book "Vintage Hairstyling" is in stock.
07 November 2008
The Swedish kings of raw rythmn and swing will treat you to a night of great music and their jumpin' rythmn section will keep your feet moving all night long.
The band's latest album "Tunes from the Bighouse" is where swing meets rythmn and blues and vintage rock n roll.
05 November 2008
If you're in the mood for glamour you can check out our vintage style lipsticks, eye shadows and lip gloss from Bésame Cosmetics.
Or why not treat yourself to a retro styling session at Big Hair Mama on the 8th of November? That way you'll look fabulous when you head out to Tangopalatset to check out Nosey Joe and The Poolkings.
Show your support for both J.Tex and Obama with this great t-shirt. More colors and girlies are on their way.
If you can't wait just send us an e-mail or call the shop and we'll see what we have in stock.
02 November 2008
And we thought they didn't like us... LT, all is forgiven.
And there are some brand new photos from J Tex & The Volunteers gig with Fatboy posted in our gallery.
We've got the perfect matte red lipsticks, lip gloss, and some wicked eyeshadows. Shimmer Beige is my favorite and a great base eye shadow.
29 October 2008
Found one some time ago, good country by a girl with a great voice and true rock and roll spirit and her name is Sarah Blackwood (of The Creepshows in case you were wondering) and the record happens to be her debut as a solo artist. Its called "Way Back Home" and has been playing in the shop stereo over and over alongside instant classic J.Tex & The Volunteers "One Of These Days" and Fatboy "In My Bones", its like the country-style holy spirit in the Saint 21 recent musical trinity. A blonde Hirohito to complete our Axis of Music!
Seriously, this album IS a killer. Either buy it now or come down to the store, listen and then buy it, its inevitable!
Legenden om David Clay DePalma
Han föddes 1913 i den lilla fattiga staden Gilbert i Clay County, Georgia. Dave gick aldrig i skolan utan började istället tidigt att jobba som springschas i den lokala järnaffären. Under förbudstiden 1920-1933 då försäljning av rusdrycker var förbjuden enligt Amerikans lag ökade den olagliga hembränningen explosionsartat.
Den hembrända och olagliga spriten som i dagligt tal kallades moonshine behövde naturligtvis distribueras ut från de hemliga brännerierna. Detta gjordes på nätterna och slanguttrycket för de sprit kurirer som körde bilarna var bootleggers. David kom i sextonårsåldern att bli en av dessa unga män som på nätterna riskerade livet för att få fram spriten till svartkrogar och marknader runt om i den amerikanska södern. Att vara en bootlegger var ett livsfarligt yrke.
Att nattetid köra i hög hastighet på dåliga vägar och ofta med polisen hack i häl resulterades allt som oftast i dödsfall eller fängelse. För att se vem som hade den snabbaste bilen började dessa bootleggers också att tävla med varandra. Man tävlade på söndagar och tävlingarna kom med tiden att bli mycket populära på den amerikanska söderns landbygd. David gjorde sig ett namn genom att vinna flera tävlingar och blev lite av en lokal kändis.
1934 lämnade David södern och begav sig västerut till Kalifornien. Vad han gjorde mellan 1935 och 1942 finns det inte mycket uppgifter om men 1943 blev han inkallad i armen och skickades till Europa. Då David var tillbaks i USA efter krigsslutet började han jobba hos sin gamla barndomsvän Joseph Gecco. Firman hette Fresno Car Delivery och Davids jobb var att leverera bilar till kunder över hela USA. Med tanke på Davids tidigare erfarenheter passade jobbet honom bra.
Att leverera bilar krävde långa körningar och det var nästan alltid bråttom att få fram bilarna i tid. David körde vid ett tillfälle en 1963 Impala SS från Denver till San Fransisco på 15 timmar. Just den speciella turen kom att inspirera enfilmmakare att 1971 skriva ett manus om en liknande historia. David hade jobbat för Joseph i över tjugo år när polisen, i september 1969, hittade honom död i en totalt demolerad 1951 Mercury Coupé, några mil utanför staden Jackson, Mississippi.
1972 bestämde sig Joseph och hans son Jr för att hedra sin goda väns minne genom att namnge deras då nystartade företag efter David Clay DePalma. DePalma Clothing tillverkade slitstarka arbetskläder för bilmekaniker och blev snabbt populärt bland bilverkstäder som verkade i och kring södra Kalifornien i början av 70-talet.
Idag har DePalma Clothing vuxit och blivit ett populärt märke för unga Greasers and Dolls. Märket har sedan starten 1972 alltid hämtat inspiration från den amerikanska Hot Rod- och Custom-kulturen som uppstod i södra Kalifornien i mitten på 50-talet. Klädmärket DePalma återskapar och speglar det som David Clay representerade och stod för; att leva livet kompromisslöst, oavsett vad andra tycker.
27 October 2008
26 October 2008
At the moment it's a bit of a mess down there...
We've moved the fridge and the microwave into the kitchen, where they belong.
It made more sense to keep the food in the kitchen/office with the records than to keep it in the back with the clothes.
In other news; J.Tex and The Volunteers did a great job opening for Fatboy at KB last night and our friend Marcus from The Cardinals was featured in an article on Americana in Malmö in Sydsvenskan.
20 October 2008
For this photo shoot we found a new location; the back doors to the garage. We're still shooting outside in natural light, so Jimmy was a trooper in the cold.
My fingers were ice cold after a few minutes, and I was wearing a hoodie and fingerless gloves to keep warm. But it's a small price to pay when you can look this cool!
Stay tuned and don’t miss this night… you going to regret it!
17 October 2008
15 October 2008
Saturday 25th of October we invade Tangopalatset in Malmö and arrange a huge party where Swing Tango and Salsa battle it out on the dance floor. There will be dace shows, crash courses and mixed DJs all night long
Be sure to support the swing click by buying your tickets at HepCat Store.
“Swing or Die!”
/The Cat and Crew
You can buy The Headlines' first album here.
14 October 2008
Thanks to everyone who came out to party with us! We hope to se you all at the X-mas bash on the 6th of December.
10 October 2008
The evening will kick off with J.Tex doing his solo act. If you saw him play in our tent at A-Bombers Old Style Weekend you know how good he is.
Mejeriet has a new entrepreneur behind the bar so drop by, have a drink or three and listen to some fine music.
In the meantime, here's The Buckshot's video for "I hope I'll meet you soon" featuring Mary West. If you look close you can spot Saint 21's own Jimmy and our outstanding model Eddie from The Cardinals.
08 October 2008
J.Tex will also open for The Buckshots at Mejeriet this Saturday. This will be The Buckshots' last gig in Southern Sweden so be there or be square.
07 October 2008
Rob is celebrating his 41st birthday today. But this morning he got confused and thought he was turning 42. Not quite yet, dear.
Maybe it's those firemen that dropped by Rob's apartment yesterday and left him a love note that's making him confused.
Happy Birthday from the Saint 21 crew!!
T-shirts, hoodies and tank tops will be in stock soon.
Thanks to our models Eddie and Danii.
05 October 2008
If you wanna read more about the Hellbilly Boys check out their website or their myspace.
Check out all items from Killer Cobra Records in the store. We've got albums from Märvel and La Fleur Fatale.
04 October 2008
Get your own can of Saint 21 pomade before we run out of it again.
We brought our first batch to A-Bombers Old Style Weekend this August and we sold it all in a day.
Boys like it in their hair and us girls like the smell of vanilla and the fact that it's not as greasy as other pomades.
Made to our specifications by Adam Dorsett of High Life Pomade. Get it from our webshop or stop by our store at Sankt Lars väg 21 in Lund.
Rob stocks up the shelves at Saint 21 with Saint 21 pomade.
03 October 2008
Let's just say we don't have the healthiest of eating habits at the garage... We're getting better.
If you leave candy or cookies unattended they're gone in minutes, but we've always got plenty of coffee.
The other book I ordered is "Pyssel de luxe" by Josefin Ekman. You can check out her blog "Dear Martha" here. I found this book at the Göteborg book fair last weekend.
Both "50-talets Bästa Vänner" and "Pyssel de luxe" make great gifts for yourself or a friend. Remember, Christmas is gonna be here sooner than you think!
Once they are in stock you'll find them here.