San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Your two favorite parties in New York City are teaming up to bring you Hula Rock, an unforgettable evening of live bands, top rocking DJs, burlesque and go-go dancing, curated surf films, Japanese BBQ, vintage car and hot rod show, Hawaiian themed photo booth, limbo contest and tiki drink specials. What more could you possibly want?
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**Hula Rock will feature**
Full-throttle soul screamer: BARRENCE WHITFIELD backed by The A-Bones
In the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasm for his music and his audience. Barrence is a rarity in this business–one of a few black, rock n roll singer/entertainers who Spin Magazine says maintains a frenzied performance.
Whitfield is a performer so consumed with satisfying his audiences that he has been called ‘crazed, frenetic and completely unhinged.’ Barrence, the singer made up of equal parts Arthur Alexander, Nolan Porter and James Carr this mofo burns.
Brooklyn's favorites: The A-BONES Bashing out garage rock years before it was fashionable and rockabilly-influenced sounds as if the Stray Cats had never happened, the A-Bones are a Brooklyn-based five-piece that approached the sloppy greatness of rock & roll's past with a beer-addled enthusiasm that had nothing to do with "oldies" or "nostalgia" and everything to do with the primal impulse to play music that's fast, loud, and wild. the A-Bones kicked off their career in 1984 and are still rocking!
NY rockabilly legends: ROCKABILLY X One of our favorite rockabilly bands around, Rockabilly X puts on a killer show every time with their original sound and rockin' stage performance. Fronted by Barry Ryan of The Rockats.
Surf complete with go-go dancers: THE CLAMS Straight from the beach party of your dreams, The Clams bring the driving sound of 1960s. This 3 piece group dishes up instrumental tastey surf classics, Twangy TV and movie themes and original music that sounds halfway between surf music and TV / movie themes.
- Burlesque -
We are lucky enough to have some of the best burlesque performers in New York on stage with us doing two performances, its going to be a tropical heat wave!
- More Tropical Fun -
Vintage Car and Hot Rod Show: take a peak out front of the venue to see a great line up of classic cars and hot rods, photographer Becky Yee of Vintage Vanga will be ready to snap your portrait with your favorites
Hawaiian Photo Booth by Vintage Vanga Photography Studio. Visit New York's best pin up photographer Becky Yee at the photo booth. Wear you Hawaiian best and have your picture taken with your friends or do a mini pin up shoot right at the party! Keep your memories from the evening with on-site printing or digital download for a small fee. http://www.vintagevanga.com
Traditional Japanese BBQ from Inglorivs Yakitorivs
While you're enjoying the classic cars or taking a break from dancing eat delicious yakitori from our Japanese BBQ chefs. They will be serving up perfectly cooked meats all evening, make sure to try it!
Surf and other Vintage films shown between bands curated by Gary B Nior
Limbo Contest! - with cash prizes
Tiki Drink specials from the bar
All Night Record Hops - Special guest DJs, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus and DJ Jumpy plus host DJs, DJ Sei Jun and Hiromu spin all vinyl, all dance music!
This is THE show of the summer!!! Rebel Night's last live show for a extended break.
Vintage / Hawaiian / Tropical / Beach wear encouraged
All Happening at…
177 2nd Avenue
July 19th 7pm-3am
Tickets $15 Advanced $20 door
When & Where
New York's best rockabilly and vintage period events producers have teemed up to bring you an all night rockin' event not to be missed.