Life as seen by Jason A. Rice. China based photographer.

Posts Tagged ‘Rock-a-Bop’

The Many Faces of Rock Tiger (Korean Rockabilly)

Rock Tigers Korean Rockabilly tag the stage in Shanghai.  This would have been a sweet picture if I didn't shake it a little.  But it still has enough energy to post.  (reminder, get a monopod)

Rock Tigers Korean Rockabilly tag the stage in Shanghai. This would have been a sweet picture if I didn't shake it a little. But it still has enough energy to post. (reminder, get a monopod)

Something of great interest to me is how cultures/people experience and interpret items from a much different place.  Take for instance sport, in Japan the live baseball game is basically the same as in the United States, but the trained eye will see minor nuances in the ceremony around the action on the field.  It is within these slight changes that a person can actually undergo a whole new experience from something they thought so familiar.   The same is true for music.  A sound or style can be created in a far off land, yet when it reaches new populations this new culture will interpret it with a new filter.  This is where something interesting happens and for those willing and interested to partake the freshness of the experience is extant.

This weekend Rock Tiger served up some delicious Rockabilly music with a dash of Korean energy and flare to satiate a hungry Shanghai crowd.

What is a Rock Tiger you say?  Well let me show you.

Roy firing up the bass and the mic alike.

Roy firing up the bass and the mic alike.

Eddie Tarantula and his hair entertain on guitar.

Eddie Tarantula and his hair entertain on guitar.

Tiger pounds the crowd with all sorts of sounds.

Tiger pounds the crowd with all sorts of sounds.

Velvet Geena soars towards Rockabilly Heaven.

Velvet Geena commences take-off.

Velvet Geena soars towards Rockabilly Heaven.

Velvet Geena soars towards Rockabilly Heaven.

This Korean rockin rocket must be from the south.

This Korean rockin rocket must be from the south.

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Good times!

... yes, 감사합니다.