Posted in music | tour dates on May 7, 2008

The Vaselines

The Vaselines were a indie rock band from Bellshill, Scotland. Formed in 1986, the band was originally made up of only Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, but later added James Seenan and Eugene's brother Charlie Kelly on bass and drums respectively from the band Secession.[1] McKee had formerly been a member of a band named The Pretty Flowers with Duglas T. Stewart, Norman Blake and Sean Dickson.

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once described Kelly and McKee as his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world". [Wikipedia]

The Vaselines (first-ever US performance) (Saturday), Les Thugs (they're from France) (Sunday), and Eric's Trip (they broke up in '96) (Saturday) have been added to the Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Festival happening in (or maybe near) Seattle in July.

DeVotchka, Grand Ole Party, Thee Emergency, and Voyager One were added to the Capitol Hill Block Party - another two day festival happening in Seattle in July.

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Comments (7)

damn... Vaselines and Erics Trip... that's almost worth going all the way there.

Posted by rocked the shit | May 7, 2008 2:42 PM

this thing just gets better and better...

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2008 2:58 PM

Their one LP is great, but live it'll probably be a shambles. Once a garage band always a garage band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2008 3:56 PM

i'm willing to roll the dice on this one. it's not like they all haven't been in a dozen bands since the vaselines and considering it's members of belle & sebastian on drums, bass, and guitar it seems safe to assume there will be at least some level of skill applied to the performance of these ultimate songs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2008 5:50 PM

I'm with 3:56. The Vaselines could be an excellent live act if the would just add some tasteful horn arrangements, perhaps a light show. But I'm sure it will just sound and look like that horrible "indie rock" crap the kids used to listen to. No thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2008 6:20 PM

thank you a lot's man

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