The Sharp Things celebrate 30 years of The Big Takeover, July 31 at The Bell House!

13 July 2010

We are honored to have been invited by Jack Rabid, founder, editor and publisher of The Big Takeover, to help celebrate his magazine’s 30th anniversary with a blow-out, two-day festival of music at The Bell House in Brooklyn. This will surely be among the outstanding concert events of the summer!

Just look at this line-up:

FRIDAY JULY 30, 2010 (doors: 6PM)

THE AVENGERS – SF ‘70s punk legends, featuring original members singer PENELOPE HOUSTON & guitarist GREG INGRAHAM
CHANNEL 3 – Early 80s L.A. punks
VISQUEEN – Female-led Seattle post-punk rockers and NPR favorites
SPRINGHOUSE – New York’s original shoegazers with Big Takeover’s JACK RABID on drums playing a set of songs from their first and third LPs
LIBERTINES U.S. – Reformed Cincinnati ‘80s greats first-ever NY show
FLOWER (special reunion) – New York post-punk band’s first show in 16 years!
EDP – New York’s hard-hitting, Jam-like, mod revival band

SATURDAY JULY 31, 2010 (doors 4PM)

MARK BURGESS – Manchester England’s Chameleons star doing Chameleons songs. Acoustic and full band
FOR AGAINST – Lincoln, NE post-punk legends’ first East Coast show in 15 years
SPRINGHOUSE – Playing their second LP, Postcards From the Arctic, start to finish. First show with original lineup in 8 years!
THE SLEEPOVER DISASTER – Fresno shoegazers’ first-ever East Coast appearance
DON MCGLASHAN – New Zealand’s ex-MUTTON BIRDS leader in his only U.S. appearance, part solo, and part all-star backing band!
JON AUER – Seattle’s POSIES star and 17-year BIG STAR member
STEVE DREWETT of THE (NEWTOWN) NEUROTICS – First U.S. gig of any kind for the Harlow, England, original 1977-1988 punk rock era singer-songwriter extraordinaire, part solo, and part backing band!
THE SHARP THINGS – New York’s acclaimed orchestral poppers!
PAUL COLLINS – Former member of THE NERVES and of PAUL COLLINS’ BEAT fame
THE CURTAIN SOCIETY – Veteran Boston shoegazers

Our set will begin promptly at 5:45 on Saturday — hope to see you there!

Big Takeover 30th Anniversary festival poster

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