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:
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
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!