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The Haight Street Hop!

Ever since Rockabilly Fridays have come to an end at Retox, it’s left a lot of folks without their weekly record hop. While the ever so often shows are fun and all, we need some sort of regular event!

Sick of sitting at home with your hand down your pants? Maybe you’re tired off farting in the bathtub, laughing your ass off. Well, look no further folks. It seems like “Handsome” Hawk Valentine has given us an answer, to your lonely Friday night prayers…

Starting Friday March 4th, there’s gonna be a monthly Haight Street Hop, manned by Tanoa and Oran. FINALLY… Another place to get drunk on a Friday night! And if you cats haven’t noticed by now, I just love drinking on a Friday night!¬† Definitely beats going around hopping from bar to bar, only to be surrounded by bros. Definitely like oil and water with me. Just doesn’t mix well…

It’s going to be held at Milk Bar, which also houses a ton of other sorts of event nights. But if it’s good enough for reggae nights, then it’s good enough for rockabilly nights, then it’s good enough for me!

One thing I like about this new event, is that they’re really pushing for local merchants to come out. And when the locals come out to support such events, the longer they last. If only people frequented Retox more often…

From swing lessons from Justin from Slim Jenkins, a Pin Up contest and prizes by Dollhouse Bettie, to free hairstyling from the kind folks at the Wak Shack, this is gonna be one hell of an event! And yes, for you cats who don’t know how to pomp too well, they will be doing pompadours as well! But ya know… If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you should be doing it well by now ;)…

To top it all off… PBR + Whiskey (better be either Jameson, Wild Turkey, or good ol’ J.D.!!!,) is only $5! $20 and you’ll be nicely topped off.

So come on out, it’s gonna be a blast! But if you try and cut me off for parking, expect a flat tire.


Pompadour, Quiff, Psycho Pomp, Rockabilly Pomp. What’s The Difference?

This is how I see it.

Say it with me… POMPADOUR. Pompadour… How does that sound? It sounds full. POMPOUS. Yes, I know the term comes from Madame de Pompadour.

No say QUIFF… Quiff… It sounds like a word everyone else is familiar with, which is very airy. It sounds light and fluffy.

These are the two hairstyles that I think, people get confused with.

In Europe, they use the term quiff, rather than pompadour. And if you look at the early 80s-90s rockabilly heads in Euroland, their hair wasn’t looking like a full pompadour. It was light and wispy. For instance…



How does his hair look? Where is he from? See what I mean.

Now, in America, we more often use the term pompadour, than quiff. The hair is full, not airy, and just looks big. And not big in the sense of height and width. But MASS. Who better to show an American pompadour, than Elvis!

It's Elvis!

See his hair? It’s full. Pompous. POMPADOUR!

Ya’ll see what I’m getting at?

Now, the other two, rockabilly and psychobilly pomps/quiffs, are just the interpretation of the two main styles. Therefore, they can have whatever  name they want.

Rockabilly Pomp.

Psychobilly Pomp

As it would seem, the psychobilly pomp is just a taller, colorful version of the rockabilly pomp. With the sides and back shaved, of course.

Well, there you have it folks. For those confused about what hairstyle is which, and cannot find a definitive answer. I just made one. It’s not law, but that’s how I see these hairstyles. It only makes sense and fitting.

Hell, you can name your hair whatever you want. Dumbledore or big fluffy hairstyle. As long as you’re styling it up with some good ol’ pomade, that’s all that really matters.

Well, I’m about to head out to Rockabilly Fridays over at the Retox Lounge in SF.

So until next time.

Pompadour, Quiff, Pyschobilly, Rockabilly – Pomp Hard.


Rockabilly Fridays are up and kicking again at a new venue. Come out tonight and get your kicks. Ain’t nothin better than ladies drinkin’ and swingin’ to 50s and 60s beats. Be there or be square.