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Psychobilly is a genre of rock music that mixes elements of punk rock, rockabilly, and other genres. It is often characterized by lyrical references to science fiction, horror and exploitation films, violence, lurid sexuality, and other topics generally considered taboo, though often presented in a comedic or tongue-in-cheek fashion. Psychobilly music is often played with an upright double bass instead of the electric bass more common in modern rock music. Psychobilly gained underground popularity in Europe beginning in the early 1980s, but remained largely unknown in the United States until the late 1990s. Since then the success of several notable psychobilly bands has led to its mainstream popularity and attracted international attention to the genre.
The evolution of psychobilly as a genre is often described as having occurred in waves. The first wave occurred in Britain in the early 1980s, the second wave took place at the end of that decade and spread through the rest of Europe, and the third crested in the late 1990s with the genre finding international popularity.

Origins
In the mid- to late 1970s, as punk rock became popular, several rockabilly and garage rock bands appeared who would influence the development of psychobilly. The term “psychobilly” was first used in the lyrics to the country song “One Piece at a Time”, written by Wayne Kemp for Johnny Cash, which was a Top 10 hit in the United States in 1976. The lyrics describe the construction of a “psychobilly Cadillac.

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Thursday 2 April 2015
Koffin KatsConcert 3 Kings Tavern
Denver CO, United States
39.715386 -104.987138
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Thursday 9 April 2015
Reverend Horton Heat
Koffin Kats, Igor & The Red ElvisesConcert
Crescent Ballroom
Phoenix, United States
33.451716 -112.076437
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Three Bad Jacks
Sewer Rats, Hard Fall Hearts, The TramplersConcert
Soda Bar
San Diego, United States
32.754914 -117.115475
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Thursday 16 April 2015
Reverend Horton Heat
Koffin Kats, Igor & The Red ElvisesConcert
Bimbo's 365 Club
San Francisco CA, United States
37.803693 -122.415442

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Tuesday 21 April 2015
Reverend Horton Heat, Koffin Kats, Pinata Protest
Reverend Horton Heat, Koffin Kats, Piñata ProtestConcert
Old No. 2 Cafe & Grill
Laredo, Texas, United States
27.566352 -99.496354

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Friday 24 April 2015
Nikki Lane
Low VoltsConcert
Soda Bar
San Diego, United States
32.754914 -117.115475
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  • GriendClub

    Calabrese охуенные же

    last month
  • BastiDrahtdurch

    Movie Star Junkies love

    January 2015
  • Vlad_Butterfly

    Скорее ты в рот возьмешь, нежели божественные Calabrese.

    October 2014
  • VargMark666

    Calabrese sucks.

    May 2014
  • kubularizek

    Calabrese

    April 2014
  • hapinedav

    OTMAPP!!

    April 2014
  • Lary_Filth

    ♥ Nekromantix ♥ lovely tag :3

    March 2014
  • Epsilon_X2008

    Tiger Army are a great band...i just don't really consider them to be very psychobilly

    February 2014
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