I've noticed a spate of 70s & 80s seminal punk* and otherwise formerly underground acts are touring very soon.
The Germs @ Axis - Sun July 30 - $15
(Apparently a movie is coming out about them, and the problem of Darby Crash, the lead man, being dead for nearly 30 years is solved by having the actor who plays him on vocals, because apparently he did a great job) (and get ready for even more people to have their 'trademark' blue circle as a patch)
Rocket From the Tombs @ TT's - Mon July 31 -$15
(A band that existed for a year and became Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys is back with Richard Lloyd from Television on guitar)
Throwing Muses @ Middle East Downstairs - Fri August 11 -$20
(The show i'm most excited by. You must love Kristin Hersh.)
Rollins Band / X @ Avalon - Sat Aug 19 -$20
(I'm much more excited about X)
Flipper @ Middle East - Fri Aug 25 -$15
(you must have 'Ha Ha Ha' or 'Sex Bomb Baby' on a compilation somewhere)
I will definitely be at THROWING MUSES (and YOU SHOULD TOO).
All these bands (except Throwing Muses, Rollins and X) have experienced the death of pretty vital people. usually singers. but that wont stop em.
i want to go to the other punk revivals, sorta. the money situation is a deterrent. Also is the possible crowd. I envision high school kids invading from the suburbs with make-up and clothing bought from Hot Topic ("TAKE THAT, MOM!"), with precious mall-bought attitude (also from Hot Topic). A few oddly placed crusts. And middle aged men with thick glasses.
Interesting. There's actually no real point to this post.
* and by 'punk' i dont mean just fast, every song sounds the same, sung by a whiny voiced singer about girls, occasionally throwing in an ironic 80s cover. i've noticed that some of you believe this to be the case. NO. It is actually a mountain you go to when you die and its made of rock sugar candy.