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Phantom Shakers, Motor City's Rockabilly Sensation, Play Farewell Show

Fresh off their debut European tour, new EP "Right Behind You Baby" in hand, Phantom Shakers make their farewell appearance in Detroit, Thursday, February 21, 2013, before embarking on a new adventure in the "Live Music Capital of the World" – Austin, Texas. The 2008 love child of premier rockabilly duo Markie D (guitar) and Elle Mae (vocals) has not only revived a male dominated local scene, but has mixed up a perfect cocktail of traditional vixen driven rockabilly and Detroit's main squeeze-garage rock, earning them a loyal cult following. They have been featured in a host of local and national music festivals, including the Metro Times Blow Out and Arts Beats and Eats, as well as high-profile festivals like the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender – the largest rockabilly festival in the World. "We never thought doing this would take us where it has," says front-woman Elle Mae. "It's always just been about a couple of misfits trying to make some music, so we are thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Detroit in Austin." The duo will continue to work with their Detroit crew, Rayce Ribble (Upright Bass) and Nick Thibodeau (Drums), as they remain true to their roots and will pick up players out West as the need arises. Their new EP features the gem by local trailblazer Johnny Powers, "Long Blonde Hair," as well as a diverse sample of originals, from the edgy number "Queen of This Town" to the sultry Latin ballad "Forbidden" to the now seemingly prophetic song "High," which employs the Texas Swing sound indicative of Austin's roots music scene. Join them at Livenation's "Thursday Night Special" show the hottest local acts from different genres: Thursday, February 21, 2013 The Shelter 431 E. Congress St. Detroit, MI 48226 Cover $10/$5 in advance-for advance tix email: phantomshakers@yahoo.com Visit www.phantomshakers.com for upcoming tour dates and to purchase their new EP. Follow them on Facebook, Reverbnation, and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Phantom Shakers Prepare for European Tour January 2013

We are very pleased to officially announce that we have been selected to tour Belgium and Holland this January 10-27, 2013!!!!

This is a very special honor ESPECIALLY considering the fact that we did not solicit this opportunity. We can honestly say we were selected by the promoter based on our videos and music links alone. No connections or BS politics were involved in any way. We achieved this on our own merit and are very proud of that!

We will be promoting our new EP abroad and celebrating with an official release party when we return. Details for that TBD. In the meantime, check out this list of dates and locations in Belgium and Holland. We can't wait to rock you!

Cheers, The Phantom Shakers

***Thu Jan 10 2013 DeWatertoren-Turnhout, BE

***Fri Jan 11 2013 Charlie Rockets-Brugge, BE

***Sat Jan 12 2013 Cruise Inn-Amsterdam, NL

***Sun Jan 13 2013 La Cantina-Schoten, BE

***Mon Jan 14 2013 Afspanning Den Eik-Gierle, BE

***Wed Jan 16 2013 Burgerweeshuis-Deventer, NL

***Thu Jan 17 2013 Tielemans-Boekel, NL

***Fri Jan 18 2013 Au Sans Nom-Schaarbeek, BE

***Sat Jan 19 2013 The Pub-Zonhoven, BE

***Sun Jan 20 2013 Chapeau-Merksplas, BE

***Sun Jan 20 2013 De Kroeg-Geldrop, NL

***Mon Jan 21 2013 Foyer-Zottegem, BE

***Wed Jan 23 2013 Bacchus-Geel, BE

***Thu Jan 24 2013 Filet-Tessenderlo, BE

***Fri Jan 25 2013 Jazzpodium-Dordrecht, NL

***Sat Jan 26 2013 Satchmo-Affligem, BE

***Sun Jan 27 2013 State Prison-Wortel, BE

***Sun Jan 27 2013 Ace Cafe-Rumst, BE

Phantom Shakers Crowned Alternative Press's Band of the Month!

It's official! Coming in with 280 votes, The Phantom Shakers take the win and the title of Alternative Press Detroit's Local Band of November. THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FANS FOR SPREADING THE WORD AND VOTING! WE WENT FROM A LATE START IN LAST PLACE ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP OF THE LIST!!! THANK YOU! We would also like to thank our fellow musicians in this contest for giving us a run for our money, hopefully we will all cross paths soon, until then keep rockin'! As promised, here is a sneak peek from our upcoming EP, a song written by the legendary fellow native Detroiter, Mr. Johnny Powers - "Long Blonde Hair"...Hop on this link and enjoy! XO ;D

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CAST YOUR VOTE & SNAG A FREE SNEAK PEEK FROM OUR NEW EP!

CAST YOUR VOTE & SNAG A FREE SNEAK PEEK FROM OUR NEW EP! We just found out that we were nominated for Alternative Press Band of the Month! PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CLICK ON THIS LINK AND VOTE FOR US! If we end up winning this, we will debut a FREE DOWNLOADABLE SNEAK PEEK from our upcoming EP-as our THANK YOU for being the best fans in the World! XO GET ON THIS LINK!!!! POLLING CLOSES AT NOON-THIS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15TH!!!! Don't forget to have your friends vote too!!! Por favor y Gracias XO

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DREAM CRUISE WEEKEND 2012!!!!

WHAT A BLAST!!!! This week was incredible...kicked it off right with our good pals Nobody's Business led by Bill Georgio and DJ Del -Motorbilly Radio Live365 at The New Way Bar in Ferndale for "Cars Bikes & Rockabilly" and then topped it off with a bonus show at Dino's Lounge-made lots of new friends and fans, it was a sea of smiling faces moving to our music all wrapped up in a shower of flowers....simply STELLAR!!! Congratulations to Brandon-- last night's winner of the Limited Edition-Phantom Shakers vinyl record clock! Special Thanks to DJ Del-Motorbilly Radio-Ben Rose of The Detroit Psychobilly Alliance- The Berkley Chop Shop-Rachel May from The Detroit Free Press-Motorcity Blog & Alan Contino-89.3 WHFR for your support! NEXT STOP: Rumblefest 2012 Sep 1-2, 2012! Amherst, Wisconsin. DIG-IT! ;D

WOO-HOO! WHAT A NIGHT! ;D

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR THE LOVE AT THE PHANTOM SHAKERS RECORD RELEASE PARTY! DJ DEL-MOTORBILLY RADIO!- HELL'S BELLE'S GIRLIE REVIEW-THE MOTOR CITY RAH-RAHS!- THE MOTOR INNS- THE AQUANETTES-THE BERKLEY CHOP SHOP-VANITY VIXEN-TOM LAWRENCE PHOTO-V-MALE VINTAGE-NOIR LEATHER-BEEF JERKEY BOUQUETS...say it with MEAT! AND ALL YOU FINE FOLKS FOR COMIN' OUT!!! WE LOVE YOU LONG TIME! YEOW! ;D

THIS SATURDAY 4-21-2012!!! RECORD RELEASE!!!

The Phantom Shakers cordially invite you to celebrate their debut on the international stage and the release of their new 7-inch vinyl record. It will be a night of appreciation and thanks to fellow performers, friends and music lovers silver and gold. This event has evolved into a refreshing collaboration of Detroit's finest rockabilly/roots musicians, artists, designers and local businesses. Detroit is alive and kickin' with its roots rockin' women!

Featured Acts & Special Guests include: -New music by The Phantom Shakers -Burly Q Cameo Introduction by Ma Belle & Her Hell's Belles Girlie Revue -Hot Female Surf Trio, The Aquanettes led by Amber Von Doom -New Rockabilly by, The Motor Inns led by Cindy Lou -The Motor City Rah-Rahs

Sponsored by: Dj Del Villarreal-Motorbilly Radio Live365.com & WCBN-88.3 FM The Berkley Chop Shop V-Male Vintage Noir Leather Vanity Vixen Tom Lawrence Photography

New Dodge Lounge-8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212 313-874-5963 Doors @ 8p.m. 18+

Purchase Discount Advance Tickets and automatically be entered to win the Grand Door Prize featuring The Phantom Shakers autographed new single on RED vinyl (collector's edition),a Phantom Shakers T-shirt, and gift certificates and other goodies from our sponsors!!! www.brownpapertickets.com/event/234697 Click. Print. Done. $10 adv/$12 door (Ages 18-20 yrs. pay $5 additional at the door)

Celebrate Record Store Day Saturday, April 21, 2012! Buy a record! Show your receipt get $1 off admission at the door! Be there or be square!

Fan The Phantom Shakers! Facebook/Twitter/MySpace/Reverbnation

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