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  • (n) a cheap drinking and dancing establishment


  1. For a group of expat teenagers, Hong Kong's honky-tonk quarter of Kowloon was once the ultimate playground.
  2. Williams' fans should give a close listen before they shout for Keen's scalp; his mix of irony, folk and honky-tonk is a tribute to Hank's influence.
  3. Everybody concentrated on his looks the sultry, pouting, feminine face, with its unabashed sexual threat and his moves, cranking those hips like a honky-tonk woman's.


  1. To Do Saturday: Sea and Be Seen

    2012 King Neptune. If you haven’t been to the infamous annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, this is your chance. Over 1,500 crazy floats, marchers in over-the-top costumes and, yes, “mermaids” command Surf Avenue and the Coney Island boardwalk at the largest art parade in the nation, inspired by both ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals. Founded in 1983, the outdoor festival features junk ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  2. Proletariat's Rodeo Red and White Hat

    Wine didn't have the same honky-tonk vibe as whiskey until Proletariat Wine Company, based in Walla Walla, Wash., unleashed a new collaboration with country-western band Brent Amaker and the Rodeo. by Tara Morgan Country music has a deep affinity for beer and whiskey. Is the memory of your ex torturing you?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Boise Weekly

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  • "I got away from everybody I knew, packed a bag and jumped ship," says Shears, who calls the music on Scissor Sisters' new album, Night Work, "classic rock-inspired electronic honky-tonk," adding that new songs like Fire With Fire and...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Jake Shears Source: National Post

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