Posted in music | tour dates on August 15, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

Bluetip
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The recently reformed Bluetip (featuring members of the mighty Swiz) have lined up a handful of dates including one at Mercury Lounge on August 24th. Tickets are on sale. Let's hop in the time machine, courtesy of the world's most accurate encyclopedia:

Bluetip was a rock band from Washington, D.C. It was formed in 1995 by ex-members of Swiz, and released four albums, an EP, and a number of singles before splitting up in January 2002.

Bluetip's music is a fairly accessible brand of 'post-hardcore' punk rock, but without the bleak introspection of many of their Dischord labelmates.

The reunion is based on the 1996 lineup of Jason Farrell, Dave Stern, Jake Kump, and Joe Gorelick.

Following the demise of Bluetip, Jason Farrell and Joe Gorelick went on to form Retisonic, who are also on hand for the show. Retisonic was captured by Punkcast a few years ago. The Netherlands (the band, not the country) and The Surrounding Areas, a band constructed Frankenstein-style from pieces of Texas Is The Reason, Walking Concert, and Jets To Brazil, will jumpstart the evening.

Ex-Swiz-er Nathan Larson recently reunited with his band Shudder To Think at Baltimore's Virgin Festival.

Walking Concert figurehead Walter Schriefels has reformed Rival Schools.

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Comments (18)

wake me for the hoover reunion.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2008 4:57 PM

ummm we son't wake you, hoover actually does put me to sleep, i like then the first time, when they were called FUGAZI.

bluetip rules.

Posted by matt | August 15, 2008 5:33 PM

this picture was taken in the alley by the melody bar in new brunswick, nj. (RIP)


this isn't the reunited bluetip, this is the latter day post kump version.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2008 11:32 PM

how is that picture?

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 16, 2008 12:24 AM

who the hell cares about third-rate dischord bands? this reunion thing is pitiful.

yawn.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2008 9:08 AM

1996 line up, best era for Bluetip!

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 10:19 AM

Gorelick was the best drummer Bluetip ever had

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 10:21 AM

although i love many a dischord band, i can't believe anyone cares about seeing bluetip in 2008.

Posted by scott | August 17, 2008 12:40 PM

i can't believe anyone cares about seeing all the garbage that is considered "HIP" now, circa '95 -'96 was a great time for indie bands. Thank god someone good is bringing back great music
again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2008 5:33 PM

i agree, i just think bluetip is boring.

bring me a jawbox reunion and i'll be in the front row.

Posted by scott | August 20, 2008 9:39 AM

i think this comment BELOW is fucking retarded. dude, people just shelled out 1000's to see reunions by dinosaurs like genesis, the police, the who and about 1000 other rock, punk and other "reunions". keep your stupid shit to yourself and go back to your my chemical romance box set. BLUETIP ARE AND WILL BE AMAZING AND I AM JUST AS HAPPY TO SEE RETISONIC AND THE NEW TEXAS IS THE REASON BAND!!! SO GO FUCK OFF AND DON'T COME ASSHOLE.


"i can't believe anyone cares about seeing all the garbage that is considered "HIP" now, circa '95 -'96 was a great time for indie bands. Thank god someone good is bringing back great music
again."

Posted by matt | August 20, 2008 3:27 PM

i meant this comment...
"although i love many a dischord band, i can't believe anyone cares about seeing bluetip in 2008."

Posted by matt | August 20, 2008 3:30 PM

i think this comment BELOW is fucking retarded. dude, people just shelled out 1000's to see reunions by dinosaurs like genesis, the police, the who and about 1000 other rock, punk and other "reunions". keep your stupid shit to yourself and go back to your my chemical romance box set. BLUETIP ARE AND WILL BE AMAZING AND I AM JUST AS HAPPY TO SEE RETISONIC AND THE NEW TEXAS IS THE REASON BAND!!! SO GO FUCK OFF AND DON'T COME ASSHOLE.


God Bless You! As much as I love the Police I would never see them at that price! This is a great show! 101 is my all time fav from them! See ya at the show!

Posted by Not Jason from Bluetip | August 20, 2008 3:44 PM

Bluetip Rocks!
this will be insane!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 4:28 PM

incredible, i get to see members of BLUETIP, RETISONIC. TEXAS IS THE REASON, SWIZ AND GARDEN VARIETY? amazing!!!!!!

so there that night, might even forgo drinking so i remember some of it.

Posted by tim | August 21, 2008 6:31 PM

While there certianly is no need for a Bluetip reunion, it is true that people fucking love reunions. The crowd will be filled with balding, overweight post-hardcore dudes & their roommates hoping to re-live the time they saw them on tour in the mid 90's in some random basement in Ohio.

Also, in regards to "Gorelick was the best drummer Bluetip ever had". Sir/Madam, you are incorrect. You are forgetting the ever versatile Dave Bryson.

Posted by flemmy | August 24, 2008 7:41 PM

why do u people have to analyze it so much? The guys in Bluetip are getting back together to play a show at a club that holds 200 people at the most. On most nights bands play to anywhere from 10-100 people there. Are they bothering you or forcing you to go? You don't like "reunions", don't go.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 9:35 PM

i loved bryson's playing on the "join us" lp, even told him so that night at mercury, BUT sir, there is no "better"...just different. people that actually try to say one cat was better than another don't have much a knowledge on music and the relevance of a player to his or her time and place. was elvin jones better than tony williams? hard to say isnt it? stewart copeland better than neil peart? answer=not better, just different.

joe gorelick-2nd best drummer in bluetip.

Posted by joe gorelick | September 4, 2008 9:51 PM

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