VIVA LAS VEGAS/ROCKABILLY RAVE UPDATE
The B-Stars, Mighty Slim Pickins and others who attended the annual Easter weekend rockabilly bash Viva Las Vegas report that the event made a smooth transition from the Gold Coast Hotel to the Orleans. This year’s lineup didn’t seem particularly strong, but that’s a minor issue since live music is only part of the VLV experience. 2009 is also the second year for VLV’s sister show, the Rockabilly Rave which is itself a sister show of the annual Rockabilly Rave in England. A lot more European bands are booked for this one which has fewer side attractions than VLV but a stronger lineup.