- n. Plural form of tonk.
“Living in his mother's house on Perdido Street in the black section of the Storyville neighbourhood, making a living by delivering coal, milk and newspapers, he would have heard the bands playing the new form of music – a bouillabaisse of ragtime, French quadrilles, work songs, hymns and marches – in the local "tonks", which merged the functions of bars, dancehalls, grocery stalls and bordellos.”
“He sang about the people I knew and the life we were all living between visits to the tiny honky tonks.”
“If anyone had told me before I moved to Los Angeles over a decade ago that I'd be spending my nights and days here holed up in tiny bars and honky tonks listening to country music I would've been ROFLMAO before the acronym existed.”
“So, too, is Archer Island, and the honky tonks and towns out in the basin.”
“A downbeat portrait of a once-great country singer dragging his sorry ass through a string of bars, honky-tonks and bowling alleys, the film looks at times like Tender Mercies-lite – a comparison heightened by the cameo appearance of an ageless Robert Duvall.”
“And this thing we call country music kind of came out of those honky tonks, you know, and some of the same area that a lot of other things came out of.”
“BAMcin matek's 33-film series sweeps a long, black cloak across the history of vampire cinema: From primal iterations in F.W. Murnau's neo-expressionist "Nosferatu" (1922) and Carl Theodor Dreyer's austere and minimalist "Vampyr" (1932), to the latter-day incarnations of Nicolas Cage's cockroach-chewing bite victim in "Vampire's Kiss" (1988) and Bill Paxton as the leader of a gang of biker vampires, bleeding dry the Texas honky-tonks in Kathryn Bigelow's "Near Dark" (1987).”
“When my parents were divorced - my mom left when I was eight, my dad raised my brothers and I back at the family ranch, and we sang in bars and honky-tonks and thats sort of how we made our living.”
“While stationed at Bolling Air Force Base, he played accordion with Dub Howington and the Tennessee Haymakers at local honky-tonks.”
“When he's not bending the rules as the Leverage team's resident enforcer Eliot Spencer, Christian Kane can often be found bending guitar strings in honky-tonks around the country.”
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