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“Okay, okay, if you simply cannot wait for the release show, the latest album the Rhythm Dragons is already available online for purchase and preview. Rhythm Dragons has been making their way around the Valley Rockabilly circuit for several years now and they have a solid recording history already established. Billy 3.0 promises more retro-stylings from the Rhythm Dragons you've come to know and love. Coming in at (surprise) 13 tracks, you'll be getting bang for your buck with this LP. As fans of the form will tell you, everything before rockabilly was building up to it and everything afterward just descends, often abysmally, from it. Preview the album here. And don't forget to head out to the Blooze Bar on Thursday, May 1st, for the release show which promises Rockabilly, dames, and danger, in that order.”

“Hotter than the Arizona sun, here comes that fiery trio from Phoenix with their 11th full length album (!) full of Gretsch-fueled fun & rockabilly madness! Officially drops in May, we've got advance tracks for you to hear & enjoy on Motorbilly...”

“Maybe it's because I've seen them quite a few times over the years, but whenever I think of AZ rockabilly the first band that pops in my mind are the Rhythm Dragons. 13 years deep and 10 albums later, their newest, Trio Del Grande is a rollickin' good time. Anthony Vincent (guitar/vocals), Josh Gihle (upright bass/vocals) and Bob Stubbs (drums) do a mighty fine job on their instruments of destruction, the smell of fire and smoke seems to seethe through one's speakers. With the news that a new, 14 track-album is underway, it doesn't look like these dragons are slowing down anytime soon! Hear 'em!”

“They say that if you do something like music or writing, you have to catch the attention of your audience immediately. Rhythm Dragons do that for sure. The first song I heard from Rhythm Dragons is “Flat Top Billy,” which begins with a deep voice shouting “Hey greaser!” The song is pretty much what you’d expect from something that begins that way. It is a swinging song that talks about a guy who looks like he’s from 1959 and his car. And it ends with “Let’s have a PBR!” Now, one thing that makes a good band is if it can take a classic theme and make it seem fresh. In “Booze and the Hugs,” the narrator sings about a relationship that has gone south. In this case, the narrator says he’s not going to open the door for his girl who’s been coming home late from boozing. It’s pretty cool to hear a guy sing a song like this because usually the guy is the one who’s misbehavior is described. If you like Reverend Horton Heat, Chances are pretty good you’ll like t”

“f the black walls of the Blooze Bar could talk, they'd probably sing some rollicking yarn in 4/4 time about all the evils that both women and the bottle hath wrought. After all, they are the sort of ditties that are dispensed in this North Phoenix venue during its long-running rockabilly night every Thursday. A big portion of Valley rockabilly history has unfolded on its stage each week for more than five years, as a nonstop parade of local hepcat bands have primped their pompadours and plucked their standup basses here. Any local rockabilly or psychobilly act worth mentioning has pulled a gig at the Blooze, whether it's veteran favorites (like The Rhythm Dragons or Pat Roberts and the Heymakers) or scene newbies like Trailer Queen. Meanwhile, flocks of femme fatales sporting Bettie Page 'dos and countless tattoos break plenty of hearts of would-be suitors in the audience, and local custom-car clubs are known to show off their supercharged vintage hot rods in the parking lot.”

“The Blooze Bar boasts the longest-running rockabilly night in the Valley — just take a second to think about how many tricked-out custom cars have sat in that parking lot, how many Reds have been casually smoked, and how many combs have nonchalantly been raked through grease-stiff hair under the bar's glowing electric blue neon sign. Some of the Valley's toughest greaser acts have graced the stage at The Blooze, like Pat Roberts & the Heymakers, Voodoo Swing, and The Rhythm Dragons. If you are looking for a place to show off your new creepers, pompadour, or gussied-up sportster, look no further, daddy-o.”

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“The Rhythm Dragons have been around a long time,13 years now and Trio Del Grande is the bands 10th album.Impressive by any standard.So why is this band not more known,hell in my neck of the woods no one knows who they are and that's a crime.These guys have been pumping out great revved up rockabilly for years.Trio Del Grande continues down this path, smashing rockabilly and rock n roll together to create a pretty kool sound.The album comes in with 12 really solid tracks that will surely impress .Highlights include:"Flat Top Billy","Hop Hop Hop Cats","Chops Can Rock n Roll" and "Ausfaht". The Rhythm Dragons are a band you should be aware of and Trio Del Grande is a good starting point.Recommended.”

“Perhaps Arizona's surest wager for neo-billy success writ big, this decade-strong hollowbody blast-cell balances reliably old-school bop with headturning creative courage; unafraid to fence-hop over orthodox genre boundaries, Anthony Vincent, Josh Gihle, and Chris Redfield ensure that every note matters, each rhythm rolls. Look for them on a stage near you, and know that the cats and kittens will be pickin' 'em up and puttin' 'em down. Recommended "Pin Up," "Chomp Chomp Chew Chew," "113 Degrees," "Miserable Rain" ”

"There is a direct line," said Anthony Vincent, leader of the Valley band the Rhythm Dragons. "There was Duane Eddy and Al Casey in the '50s, then Mike Condello in the '60s. Then bands like the Varmints and today's bands like ourselves, the Heymakers and the Dyno Glides." It's also a diverse scene. At any rockabilly show, you'll see tattooed 20-somethings in mechanics shirts as well as the age peers of their parents and grandparents in suits and cowboy hats. "It is rebel music, so you get the punks as well as the custom-car guys," Vincent said. Pat Roberts of the Heymakers agrees: "(Rockabilly) is a simple, primal form of music, like punk. It comes from the same place, a simple, bang-it-out kind of thing." "If you play it right, people will dig it. . . . The real thing is timeless - it is tapping into the primal, and it will sound good forever."

“ Dee Alschuler, who runs Lucky Dog Rescue, a cat-and-dog fostering agency based in Scottsdale, is a booking agent by day and developed the idea. She represents the Germany-based rockabilly group the Booze Bombs, who were already going to be in town, so she decided to pull together a benefit show. The lineup also includes Valley-based Rhythm Dragons, Voodoo Swing and Rooster Coup DeVille, all rockabilly, Americana bands. ”