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Hillside Gamblers / Press

“The Hillside Gamblers’ ascent in the local music scene has been rapid, to say the least. Formed in August 2010, they’ve swiftly built up a name as a taut, rabble-rousing rockabilly act with wide appeal. You’ll see plenty of leather jackets and victory rolls at their shows, but it isn’t just greasers and rockabilly rucas on the dance floor. At about three to four gigs a month, you can find the Gamblers at places as diverse as Three Legged Monkey, Bikini Joe’s and Lips Lounge, winning crowds with a set that includes originals and covers. Did I say winning crowds? Subduing them is more accurate. Attending a Gamblers show is like being caught in the maw of a musical monster. Eddie Solomon furiously plucks away at his upright bass while Jesus De La Cruz keeps relentless beat. Hector “Hex” Mattos chugs though frenetic guitar lines while Joey Moneyshot, standing upright like he’s facing a foe, bellows and welps like hell. ”

“Set against a dark background on a dimly lit stage, four pompadoured figures quickly set up their instruments and prepare for the evening's performance at House of Rock. As the first bluesy twangs erupt from a Gretsch acoustic guitar, the platform is bathed in blue and red and couples begin jiving to the music. It's just another night for El Paso rockabilly band the Hillside Gamblers, who'll strut their new, 12-song album, "You Lose!," at 8 p.m. March 9 at M's Lips Lounge, 510 N. Stanton. Ironsides, Rockabilly Strangers and Los Reyes Negros will open. There's no cover. ”

“El Patio Bar, 2171 Calle De Parian, will be invaded by rockabilly culture and music as the Hillside Gamblers and Rockabilly Strangers take the stage on Saturday. Rockabilly culture originated in the 1950s, when greasers and rebellious teens embraced custom hot rod cars and the music of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Today, rockabilly culture keeps true to tradition, with their fellows in leather jackets, cuff jeans and greaser hair and their ladies dolled up like pin ups. Rock 'n' roll is still the music of choice and costume cars are bigger than ever. ”

“This week we have the Hillside Gamblers as our featured musicians. Four talented guys with a great future ahead of them. Coming out of the border town of El Paso Texas. The Hillside Gamblers are a Rock & Roll band whose influences range from artists such as Johnny Cash, Stray Cats, Brian Setzer, Reverend Horton Heat, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins & The Rolling Stones. The Gamblers are ready to take the music scene and turn it upside down with their own brand of fuel driven, Soul shaking, Good Old Rock and Roll. hillsidegamblers.com”

“Architects + Heroes Records Resident Graphic Designer and Art Director, Leftm, designed a promo poster for The Hillside Gamblers advertising their latest single “Six Feet Under”. The Hillside Gamblers are are a Rock & Roll band out of El Paso, TX whose influences range from artists such as Johnny Cash, Stray Cats, Brian Setzer, Reverend Horton Heat, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins & The Rolling Stones. The Gamblers are ready to take the music scene and turn it upside down with their own brand of fuel driven, Soul shaking, Good Old Rock and Roll. Be sure to check their interview tomorrow night at KLAQ.COM with Rick Mardi Gras between the hours of 8pm – 12am.”

“This week we have the Hillside Gamblers as our featured musicians. Four talented guys with a great future ahead of them. Coming out of the border town of El Paso Texas. The Hillside Gamblers are a Rock & Roll band whose influences range from artists such as Johnny Cash, Stray Cats, Brian Setzer, Reverend Horton Heat, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins & The Rolling Stones. The Gamblers are ready to take the music scene and turn it upside down with their own brand of fuel driven, Soul shaking, Good Old Rock and Roll. hillsidegamblers.com”

“Congrats go to Black Dots and Hillside Gamblers, the two bands who progressed after the first night of the third-annual So Not Psyched Battle of the Bands. That was Friday, Nov. 12, when I joined EPCC music director Armin Harrison and KLAQ’s Glenn Garza on the judges panel. All six bands put in a good effort, but the top two undoubtedly earned it. The Black Dots trudged through misfortune – their female lead singer was sick at home, so the drummer took the mic – to impress the crowd with their taut, groove-laden jams. Hillside Gamblers stole the show, however, when they absolutely mangled everyone with their bass-slapping, grandstanding, arresting rockabilly jams. Two words sprang to mind: hot damn. ”