Thursday, May 1, 2014

Viva Las Vegas 17 Rockabilly Weekender Outdoes Itself with Music, 50s Era Beauty and Kitsch

Satin Dollz and Jive Aces  Sunday 4/20/14 Orleans Showroom

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday - Live Blogging from Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender - Updates Day of Event - and final by 4/25/14

Stay Tuned for the Live Blogging here by Frankie Tease from
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

Stay tuned for the videos and full reviews of shows here on this site. Thanks for joining me in the live blog! Please visit each day's 'live blogging' to see updates of photos. Thank You Tom Ingram for another amazing weekend.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday - Live Blogging from Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender - Updates Day of Event - and final by 4/25/14

Stay Tuned for the Live Blogging here by Frankie Tease from
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday - Live Blogging from Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender - Updates Day of Event - and final by 4/25/14

Stay Tuned for the Live Blogging here by Frankie Tease from
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Live Blogging from Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender - Updates Day of Event - and final by 4/25/14

Stay Tuned for the Live Blogging here by Frankie Tease from
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

Some pictures will appear in later articles, our compilation video of viva. Hope you made it in to our dailies.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Live Blogging from Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, 2014

This year on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, I'll be blogging directly from Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. To read a live blog, you hit refresh each hour or so for updates. Newest entries are at the top and oldest are at the bottom. Read more...

Rockit Broadcast for Apr. 14, 2014 - ft. Moonlight Howlers "Beer View Mirror", Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender Previews

Moonlight Howlers by 2014


This Rockit Broadcast covers, Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, Moonlight Howlers, Audrey Deluxe, Tom Ingram, Las Vegas, Claire Sinclair, Pinup, Imelda May

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vegas' Zombie Burlesque Holds Its Own and Some Other's Too

Fez-Hatted Host Sings at Zombie Burlesque Las Vegas March 2014

By the time I was contacted by a representative of the new "Zombie Burlesque" show in Las Vegas to do a review, I was already curious. Having tracked its opening inside the conglomerate of theaters at Planet Hollywood owned by David Saxe Productions, the V Theater. I had read in the Las Vegas Sun that the show name was conceived via an impromptu napkin poll by Saxe on an airplane flight. David Saxe has a history in Las Vegas as the son of a traditional Las Vegas Showgirl. His mother wore the 30 pound head dresses and performed in revues.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Long Beach Walk Through Video - April 2014 - By the Sea

Long Beach Pike April 2014 by Frankie Tease

I'm back in touch with my hometown Long Beach, CA. During my recent trip there, I took some photos and video of what's going on during Saturday 4/5 and 6. There was a lot of preparation in progress for the Grand Prix next week, the Congressional Cup was there on the beach front, people were madly wake-boarding or windsurfing (I do not know the difference), and the sun was out accompanied by the famous ocean breeze. Hopefully this will tell some of the show goers to Ink N Iron what the town is like before their arrival for the June car show and music festival at the Queen Mary. The Queen is pictured in the video too.

Rockit Broadcast for Apr. 7, 2014 - Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Culture

 This Rockit Broadcast covers, Rock Bands Fleetwood Mac, Guns N Roses, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand Up Live Phoenix, Strip Strip Hooray opening in New Orleans, Director Jonathan Joffe, Comedian Krish Shaw, Dita Von Teese


Monday, March 31, 2014

The Rockit Broadcast Dedicated to Burk Biggler, R.I.P. - for Mar. 31, 2014

Burk Biggler (Vancouver, WA) aka Burk Jones 
pictured on Grimm the TV Show during 2014

Updated 4/2//14 : Memorial Event Information - Thurs. 4/3 in Vancouver

*correction* Burk Biggler's 'boylesque' debut was in 2011, not 2010.
See his Facebook Page at


This 15 min. Rockit Broadcast edition is dedicated to the memory of Performer and Producer extraordinaire, Burk Biggler, R.I.P. - As of 3/30/14 Burk has left the earth, but has left a huge legacy in his place. I already miss him. Please listen and share with his friends and fans. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

She's Popular While Remaining Authentic - Artist Tonya Kay - An In-Depth Interview

Styling by Kelly Maglia Couture
This interview was first published in "The Best of Frankie Tease
Magazine" Vol. 2, eBook via Bookbaby (Amazon, iTunes, Nook, which
does have the 18+ centerfold pictures of Tonya Kay not published here).

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rockit Broadcast Ft. Melody Sweets for Mar. 24, 2014 - Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Culture

This week learn of Melody Sweets, Dap Kings, April Fools NYC, Chaz Royal, Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay in May, The Tribeca Film Festival.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Tidbits and Teasers : Las Vegas Linq, Absinthe, Zombie Burlesque

The Linq photo by Frankie Tease

The Linq is brand new on the Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas skyline has a new addition. An observation wheel built by Caesers Entertainment located where the old O'Shea's Casino was, next to Flamingo. The Linq includes shopping, gaming, dining, and drinking at the new O'Shea's pub. It also boasts the observation wheel (not ferris wheel) on site, which is able to hold almost 20 people per cart up in the desert skies. The 550 ft. high roller is the world's largest observation wheel (50 feet over the Eye in London). People are directed to call -800-Caesars for more details. You may also visit

Monday, March 17, 2014

Rockit Broadcast Mar. 17, 2014 - Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Culture - Entertainment News - each Monday

This week learn of Murder for Two, Ian Karmel, Ron Funches, South Beach Comedy Fest, and other US entertainment news- plus "Las Vegas Burlesque" news.

I'm sad and happy to announce that Soundcloud reporting has been under the actual number of listens. (3/19)


Friday, March 14, 2014

Fast Fun Times with The Frank's & Deans - Las Vegas - A Review

The Franks & Deans - Las Vegas,NV Mar. 2014

As I walked into the Pandora Lounge in Las Vegas, I saw a mild-mannered mix of audience loungers distributed throughout the place while the band was on break. Some were playing Wii bowling, while waiting for their second of three sets from local talents the "Franks & Deans". An homage to earlier lounge greats, the band calls themselves the "Punk Rock Rat Pack", and rightly so. The band are made up of Rob DeTie (bass, singer, band leader), PIP (drums), Tyler Newton (rhythm guitar) and eldest member still in his early 30's and married, Hoss (guitar,vocals) (Hard Rock Las Vegas, Reverend Horton Heat crew)

Friday, March 7, 2014

If You Like Funny, Whitney Streed is Peddling That in Portland and Beyond - A Written Interview

Whitney Streed by Rebel Rogue Media - Sammy Rivera

I first worked with Whitney Streed in Portland, Oregon during 2009-11. A degree holding almost 30-something transplant from Colorado Springs, CO., Streed weaves puns in and out of self-deprecating gender confusion jokes. Her ability to room-read is fairly unparalleled and she's amassed a sizable list of comedian friends for any booking occasion. She's also played family and conservative rooms in the regions, including Applebee's, where she got a check to tell jokes while people ate. The mental games and exercises in writing are something she's been doing for five years plus, but she first had a career in editing text books before moving to Oregon in the 2000's. Now doing adult care to make it all work, Streed hosts her own comedy night, travels out of region, and has credits on Portlandia, U.S. Comedy Festivals, and her set time is growing stronger and longer. A comedian's comedian, a writer and funny person, here is what the Whit had to tell me is happening for her now and upcoming in the land of Port.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Whats New with "Bettie Page Reveals All" Film - 2014 - Director Mark Mori - An Audio Interview

Director Mark Mori and Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair

Friday, February 28, 2014

"Selene Luna's Dog and Pony Show" Trots Off After Downtown Las Vegas Run

Selene Luna opens with jokes on being a "little person" and
getting this gig through "Midget Rentals" 2/22/14 Las Vegas.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Live DVD Taping for Frankie Moreno a Smash Success, Feb. 11, 2014 - Las Vegas Stratosphere

Director Peter Berkow and Frankie Moreno Celebrate Feb. 11, 2014

It was Tuesday February 11, 2014 in Las Vegas. The Showroom at the Stratosphere Hotel (the tallest structure in Las Vegas, Nevada) was the place to be that night, as a call had recently been put out to fans of Frankie Moreno, that he wanted them to show "dressed up and loud" for his upcoming live taping with his amazing high energy band. This is the band that plays Wed. through Sat. shows together. Brother Ricky Moreno gave stamps on hands as people mobbed the entrance and free show, on a non-show night, a Tuesday. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Burlesque and Vaudeville Life with Dirty Martini - An Audio Interview - New York to Las Vegas

Dirty Martini by Ted D Otavio.

Photo of Dirty Martini in Green by Karl Giant

Friday, February 14, 2014

Vintage Vegas Variety Show Coverage of Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 15 [Video]

Viva Las Vegas Car by Cherry Club Inc., 2012.

As we lead up to Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 17, 2014 the largest Rockabilly Weekender Party in the world on Easter Weekend in Las Vegas, I wanted to show my audience a lovely bit of coverage with a sweeping overview, and also some up-close brief interviews with artists who appeared at Viva 15. The interviewer? None other than Vegas' own Smokin' Jazz Vocalist and Band Front-Woman Jeanne Brei (pr: brigh) of the "Speakeasy Swingers" star-studded multi-piece band.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ten Things: A Countdown to Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 17, 2014

Before the Vintage Bathing Suit Contest at 
Viva Las Vegas 2013 by Frankie Tease

Last year I wrote down a few must-do must-see notes in preparation of the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender event, held in Vegas at Orleans Hotel each Easter Weekend for 16 years, (this is the 17th). This year I am keeping up the tradition in a second edition of the column. Right now (2.7.14) the Orleans and sister property Gold Coast rooms are completely sold out. Neighboring Palms or Rio may still have rooms, and I bet you can still get a room at the Tropicana who has a great pool and provides a straight shot down Tropicana to the Orleans where Viva is being held. Whether you come for Thursday through Sunday or just Saturday, here are things I believe are important to you my vintage set and regular folks in ole Vegas.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Singing Chanteuse of Vegas & Burlesque Star of World-Renowned Absinthe, Melody Sweets Interview

The Frankie Tease Magazine Interview with Melody Sweets of Las Vegas Absinthe took place by phone from backstage to Frankie's home studio. What a fun gal she is. The singing star of a show at Caesars Palace, Melody Sweets was the first live interview Frankie conducted on the strip. This is her second interview and she discusses her new contract with the show and how it toured through Australia and New York first, before becoming the current smash hit in town. Melody Sweets!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Comedian Belinda Carroll Rocks the Mic Her Way - An Audio Interview

Frankie Tease Magazine Interview with Comedian Belinda Carrroll covering topics of her stand-up comedy, Portlandia appearance feature episode, Texas, King of the Hill and Portland and Austin's relationship.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Oregon's Ellie Darling Places in Fitness Contest and Continues Burlesque Show Productions

Ellie Darling by Through the Looking Glass Photography

Ellie Darling has had a place in Portland and Oregon burlesque for a long time. She's a native of the area, and has consistently for over four years mixed fashion, pin-up, live music, and burlesque at her shows which are usually mid-century focused. I've been to them and covered them back in 2010/11 in Portland Oregon before I moved to Vegas. I always liked her format. She even brought in stars such as Masuimi Max to Dante's.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New York's Jo Weldon is a Strip Tease Expert and Vegas Burlesque Component - An In-Depth Interview

Jo Weldon photo by Scott Shuster
This article was originally published in 
Best of Frankie Tease Magazine Vol.2, July 2013

My first chance to interview Jo Weldon was long awaited. When she announced a January trip to Vegas 2013, I knew I better pounce. Jo Weldon is busy. With a career spanning almost a couple decades in the art of strip tease and burlesque, Weldon has garnered peer respect, audience respect, and industry respect for what she does. She's been involved in the Burlesque Hall of Fame here in Vegas for many years, which is where I first met her in 2012. I remember thinking how down-to-earth she was, which was a pleasant surprise. Weldon is the first to ever write a book about how to do strip tease and burlesque called "The Burlesque Handbook". It was published in 2010 and covers everything from backstage etiquette, to crafting your own pasties. She was just voted number two on the annual "Top 50" in Burlesque at 21st Century Magazine, number three in 2011, and number three in 2010, you get the idea.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Rockit Broadcast Special Year End Edition Jan. 1, 2014. Happy New Year

Usually a five minute broadcast, we give you the 15 minute edition of the Rockit Broadcast for the end of 2013 beginning of 2014. Enjoy and be informed on Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Culture in that order (0:00 Music,  5:01 Comedy, 7:01 Burlesque, 13:41 Culture).