Tag Archives: rockabilly


13 Jun


A sneaky snap of our current menswear collection. Sale in store now!



13 Jun


Sale now on at our Sydney store. Up to 50% off!

Hurry Hurry!

Route 66
255 Crown St.


Route66’s Autumn/Winter Collection 2013

18 May

Route66’s Autumn/Winter Collection 2013

The whole wonderful range is viewable on our Facebook page. You can place online orders there and chat to our clued up staff!

The Reverend Horton Heat!

2 Apr


Principal Entertainment Presents:

The Reverend Horton Heat

Australia 2013

*Special Guest Mojo Juju

More supports act to be announced soon

Principal Entertainment presents the return of Texas psychobilly legends The Reverend Horton Heat, live in Australia in 2013.

The Reverend returns with his white hot band to deliver the good word from the bible of high-octane rock ‘n’ roll for his Australian disciples this May. Long held as the last true masters of country punk laden rockabilly, The Reverend Horton Heat have built a reputation as one of the most inspiring live bands of their generation, a fact not lost on Australian music lovers who’ve witnessed The Reverend tear up venues across the country making the man and his band a must see on each and every visit.

Breaking outta Dallas Texas in 1985 Jim Heath aka The Reverend Horton Heat distilled a potent brand of musical moonshine blending the finest elements of punk, country, blues and good time hillbilly rock ‘n’ roll to come up with a brew that across the span of 9 studio albums remains as fresh and intoxicating as they day it was bottled.  Building a strong cult following during the ’90s through constant touring, manic showmanship, and a wicked sense of black humour, The Reverend Horton Heat shared with his contemporaries The Cramps, the role of championing this conglomeration of arcane music styles re-imagined to a point where they once again became vital and fresh.

A born hell-raiser of the non-manufactured kind The Reverend brings a real sense of danger back to rock ‘n’ roll, stories of sex, drugs, booze, and cars all set to a breakneck soundtrack of trailer trash guitars, street-level boogie grind and hell bent rhythm and booze. Rounded out  by Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass and recently returned tub thumper Scott Churilla, The Reverend Horton Heat deliver verses from the gospel of rock with a fervour unmatched and an intensity that can only be described as religious.tour,’s in Sydney

15 Nov's in Sydney

Our staff member Kee Kee also runs ma. gallery who will be bringing out our Japanese friends the’s to Sydney for a show at Oxford Art Factory.

Some of you might know them as the babes from Kill Bill, some for their beehives & matching outfits but most of you will definitely know them for their Rock ‘n’ Roll tunes hailing from Tokyo, Japan, ma. gallery brings you The’s!!

For one night only Ronnie, Sachiko & Yama will be making your heart race and your booty shake at the Oxford Art Factory!

Get in quick, their last 2 Sydney shows sold out!!!

Tickets available from Moshtix:

Tickets available at http://www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX (438 849) on your mobile and all moshtix outlets.

The night doesn’t stop there! To get you in the mood we’ve invited along the surfin’ birds of the Sydney scene; Mother & Son

Swampbillies, hell racers, the heart throbs of rock ‘ n ‘ roll La Mancha Nagra

Rare & lost photographs of Rock n’ Roll & Country music greats!

20 Jul

Between 1955 and 1960, popular Cleveland deejay Tommy Edwards photographed the parade of performers who passed through the WERE-AM radio studio for on-air interviews, shooting more than 1,700 Ektachrome slides. Following his death in 1981, most of the collection vanished and was presumed lost. The few images that remained were often reprinted and rarely credited to Edwards, labeled “Photographer Unknown.” Until now…

Discovered by musician Chris Kennedy in 2006, Tommy Edwards’s candid photographs capture the birth of rock ’n’ roll at its flashpoint: Elvis Presley while he was still dangerous; a raw and incomplete Chuck Berry before his star ascended; and some beady-eyed, high-voiced kid named Roy Orbison. It wasn’t just the architects of rock music whom Edwards had in his viewfinder. There were also pop and country music’s biggest stars, mysterious, unknown hopefuls, and vulnerable, deglamorized Hollywood celebrities. Edwards’s passion for photography immortalized hundreds of pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll and pop culture in a setting, the radio studio, that was often unseen. It’s a rare look behind a closed door.

Link Wray

The Big Bopper

Arlene Fontana

Malcolm Dodds

Elvis Presley

Doris Day

Bill Haley & Elvis Presley

Some fantastic pictures in this book, believe us… that was just a tiny preview! It’s available for purchase on amazon If you’re interested!

-Mr Kicks

Featured Item- The ‘Rococo’ Dress

20 Jun

The ‘Rococo’ Dress is a new block for Route 66 and one that we will no doubt repeat due to it’s excellent fit and versatile nature. Featuring a fitted bodice with sleeves cut all in once piece, a nipped waist and tulip style skirt which sits nicely just at the knee. It’s perfect with heels or ballet flats and comes in 3 colour ways.

Satin Leopard print for when you feel like letting your inner sex kitten roar….

Luscious matt green satin, for that true vintage feel, full of class and elegance….

 And stretch cotton polka dot, perfect for everyday wear. Team it up with some cherry red accessories and it’s a sure fire winning combination.

RRP- $160

Available from the Garage, 2 Grattan st Prahran or www.route66.com.au.

We’re offering 15% off for wordpress subscribers for one week only. Just send an accompanying email to info@route66.com.au with Rococo Word Press Promo in the header and we’ll deduct your 15% off when processing your order.

Featured Item- The ‘Candy Store’ Dress

9 May

The ‘ Candy Store’ Dress will be the first ladies item from the new range to arrive in store this week so we thought we’d tell you a little bit about it and what to expect.

Firstly, it’s the perfect lenght, sitting nicely just below the knee so you can wear it with flats and heels alike, making it truely versatile. You’ll get so much wear out of it! It features breathable stretch cotton so it’s comfortable and you’ll be able to eat dinner and not fear you’re going to implode.

No invisible zipper for this baby, it features a regular metal zipper for durability and ease of getting over that tricky waist seam. The zip is nicely hidden inside it’s zip closure so you won’t be noticing a even a hint of metal. The pleating at the waist gives the skirt a lovely full silhouette and the waist tie is a perfectly adorable feature that just makes this item!

Named after  a song by one of our favourite local artists-Abbie Cardwell, this little darlin is avaible in 3 must have colour ways.

1. Red Pin Dot Bodice with Black Vintage Weave Skirt

2. Black Vintage Weave Bodice with Taffetta B&W Check Skirt

3. All Black Vintage Weave with Leopard Print Satin Tie.

RRP- $160

Available for pre order at  www.route66.com.au and arriving at the Garage later this week

Abbie Cardwell rockin’ Route 66 threads on the road!

9 Apr

We love Abbie Cardwell’s new album ‘The Bare Bones session’ We’ve been listening to it like crazy at the Route 66 the garage these last few months!

We love it so much that we’ve even decided to name a dress  in our upcoming range after one of the songs on the album… look out for the ‘Candy Store’ dress! arriving very very soon at the beginning of May!

In the meantime, check out these pics of Abbie Cardwell and her Leading Men on the road.  She’s been lookin’ stylin’ in some of our gear!

Port Fairy Folk Festival

The Northcote Social Club

Backstage with Tony Joe White at The Toff

PBS Cup Kaos Day at The Retreat Hotel 

Valentines Day at The Spiegeltent

Live on MTV for the Music Oz Awards

Abbie playing harmonica with The Brothers Grim at The Corner Hotel

Backstage with Justin Townes Earle @ The Port Fairy Folk festival

Hot Hot pics! Miss Rockwell Deville rockin’ Route 66 threads!

29 Mar

Check out these killer new pics of LA Pin up Villian Miss Rockwell deville rockin’ some Route 66 Gear! Yeowww!

The Denim ‘Fame is the Name’ dress is smokin’ hot with a pair of killer heels!
(We’ve still got a couple of these! and they are on sale for $50!)

The ‘Betsy Lou’ tie up dress in gingham is lookin mighty fine! It’s available in store and online now!

The adorable ‘Amelie’ top in leopard print, gotta love that peek-a-boo back detail!

Classic threads, the ‘Sweet Sky’ western &  ‘Cheeky Pleats’ pencil skirt

The sultry ‘Shimmer Siren’ dress in red harlequin print, get your in store or online at route66.com.au