Wednesday, April 2, 2008

THIS JUST IN: Massive power-pop festival in August! NOT LAME road-trip!!!

PhotobucketSo Bruce and I were pretty bummed around the office for a week or so when we couldn't go to South By Southwest this year. Not only did we miss out on all the awesome bands and such, but we also missed out on visiting what I believe to be the coolest city in America, Austin!

Just as we were about to give up hope an Austin trip, look what coems our way...a massive power-pop festival in, of all places, Austin! So how many NOT LAMERS are gonna buy us some drinks??????

From the press release:

"Rock-A-Round Entertainment is pleased to present its first annual Wild Weekend Power Pop Festival and Record Swap, Friday, August 29th and Saturday, August 30th, at Emo's in Austin, TX.

It's a weekend filled with exciting reunions mixed with some of today's most electrifying touring acts. Among the headliners of this 30-band weekend will be first wave UK punk artists The Boys ("First Time","I Don‚t Care"), appearing for their first U.S. show in over 25 years, and Paul Collins' Beat ("Rock N Roll Girl", "Walking Out On Love"), who defined the skinny-tie power pop sound of the
'80s. Other notable bands on this festival include Vancouver's Pointed Sticks ("What Do You Want Me To Do", "Apologies"), whose recent reissue of their epic "Perfect Youth" album spawned sold out shows in Japan and Canada. 20/20 ("Yellow Pills","Cheri") are back together to bring the quintessential power pop sound to the masses, alongside fellow Bomp Records alumni Nikki Corvette ("You're The One", "He's A Mover"). They will all be joined on several stages by two dozen "Now Wave" power pop bands, many of which are inspired by these reuniting headliners. The majority of the shows will be at Emo's, but several day parties and other events are scheduled at other Austin locations. A record swap is scheduled as well.

Bands performing include : Paul Collins' Beat, 20/20, Nikki Corvette, Boss Martians, Grand Champeen, The Boys, and many more! For a complete schedule of shows and other info, please visit the official Wild Weekend Myspace page!"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Collins Beat are a great live act, they just released a new studio cd Ribbon Of Gold and a full live cd and dvd combo Live In Europe as free mp3 downloads on the band's official website.

April 16, 2008 at 6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nikki corvette gets ya movin and she's cute, bubble gum all over!
Love to see the Poppees/Boyfriends
on this gig! they are the real deal
and sing awesome! Bomp alum, too.

May 17, 2008 at 9:52 AM  

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