Category Archives: Shake The Shack

Song of the Day: Frankie & The Pool Boys – Ewa on the Beach

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection is one ofRead more…

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Shake The Shack Rockabilly Ball’s got more fun!

Why has the annual Shake The Shack Rockabilly Ball been such a huge success over the last 22 years? Because it’s always been more than just about the music. Though certainly such fantastic acts like this year’s lineup with Roy Kay Combo, Vince Mira, Hillbilly Casino, Jukehouse Hounds, Slim Sandy, and many others is aRead more…

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More Rockabilly Ball photos

For three nights, the 22nd Annual Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball shook the Tractor Tavern in Ballard this past weekend. Already, you’ve seen the first night’s photos from photographer William Brody, and now Jim Bennett serves witness to the mayhem that ensued on Friday night. Stay tuned for even more photos! The Star Devils: SlimRead more…

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Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball photos from the first night!

photos by William Brody The 22nd annual Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball ripped through Ballard last night on the first of three nights at the Tractor Tavern. Roy Kay Combo, Jukehouse Hounds, Billy Dwayne and the Creepers, plus the Shake The Shack Rock’n Roll Party with Vince Mira, Mark Pickerel, Christy McWilson, Billy Joe ofRead more…

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Know Your Subgenres: Rockabilly

by Philip LaRose Before sitting down to write this article, I believed that rockabilly was a relatively recent genre, a reworking of the classic rock ‘n’ roll style from the 1950s mixed in with punk rock. I was surprised to learn that it’s not simply a reworking, it is one of the original subgenres ofRead more…

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Shake The Shack Rockabilly Ball starts this Thursday!

Slick back your hair and put on your dancin’ shoes, ’cause the 22nd Annual Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball is back! Hosted by KEXP’s own Dr. Leon Berman, better known as “The Shackmaster,” the longest running rockabilly festival in the U.S. is happening Thursday, September 24, through Saturday, September 26, at the Tractor Tavern inRead more…

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Rockabillly Hall of Fame honors Leon Berman and 22 years of Shake The Shack

Last Friday, Leon Berman, host Shake The Shack, was presented (and surprised) with a certificate inducting him into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Mike Fuller (aka Cousin Mike), the fill-in host for Shake The Shack and not coincidentally Leon’s cousin, spearheaded the campaign and worked his ass off to make this happen. Here’s Mike: ThisRead more…

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Shake The Shack Rockabilly Ball 2008 photos!

Last week’s 3-night bender that was the 21st Annual Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball was a blast for all of those involved. Thanks to our sponsors, Pabst and the Tractor Taver, everybody who came out, danced and dressed up, and all of the great bands: Omar Romero / Dusty Chance & the Allnighters / TexasRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Shake The Shack Rockabilly Ball

Good God, Y’all…September 27th is rapidly approaching. 17 Bands are starting to “gig” their way to Seattle for the 20th Annual Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball. What started out as a hair-brained idea 20 years ago to bring a few rockabilly bands to Seattle to help bolster awareness for the genre, has turned into aRead more…

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20 Years of Shake the Shack

Celebrating 20 years of Shake the Shack Last Friday November 10th marked the 20th anniversary of Shake the Shack. After wrapping up a week of deluge rains, floods, and traffic from hell, I was ready to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Shake the Shack. There were a couple of things holding me back from theRead more…

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