The line up is pretty spectacular with some legends of the genre coming together for the show: The Boys, The Pointed Sticks, 20/20 and Nikki Corvette to name a few. Nikki has even recorded some new material in the last year or two. The others have played some limited reunions, but these will be the first, or the most prominent, of such shows in the US for most of these guys. And it's about time.
Thankfully, to keep the dinosaurs in line, there are a few new kids on the block doing their best to give punk rock a solid power pop public send up: The Baby Shakes with their blistering girl group meets garage rock sound, the Cute Lepers (maybe my fave of the whole shebang) with their welcome back to '79 sound, and The Pleasure Kills with their Blondie rules sound. Sound good? Damn straight.
All in all this might be the best festival line up of the summer. How could I not give you a taste of that?
Get out your skinny ties, it's power pop time.
- Black & Whites -- Gonna Have Some F
- 20/20 -- She's an Obsession
- The Boys -- Weekend
- Pointed Sticks -- Out of Luck
- Nikki & The Corvettes -- Summertime Fun
- The Baby Shakes -- Tell Me Now
- The Pleasure Kills - Smash Up The Radio
- Avenue Rose -- Electric
- Cute Lepers -- It's Summertime Baby
- Boss Martians -- Mars is for Martians
- Bad Rackets -- Somebody Dropped the Baby
- The Ugly Beats -- Don't Girl
Cute Lepers -- Terminal Boredom
The Boys -- Terminal Love / See you later
The Ugly Beats -- Bring Her Down
Bitch, moan and whine here.