Posted in music | tour dates on May 20, 2010

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Tuscadero - Hollywood Handsome (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: True Love Always - Modesto (MP3)

Unrest

If you didn't act quick enough to get tickets to the Unrest show at Bell House on July 9 (tickets sold out in an incredible two days), they've added a second Bell House date on Monday, July 5 and tickets are already on sale. But if you're a fan of Teenbeat (Teen Beat? Teen-Beat? They've changed the spelling more than once), whose 26th Anniversary is the reason for this tour, you're probably going to want to go to both, as the July 5th show -- which will be the first show of the tour -- features a completely different, and equally awesome, line-up of openers: Tuscadero, True Love Always and Jonny Cohen.

Tuscadero were one of TeenBeat's most loved bands, with '70s pop culture nostalgia lyrics set to ridiculously catchy punky pop. Their 1994 full length debut, The Pink Album, is a '90s inde rock classic which got remixed and reissued two years later when the band signed to Elektra. Check out "Hollywood Handsome" above. Tuscadero broke up in 1999 and haven't played since the 2005 the Teen Beet 20th Anniversary in Washington D.C. so this is a real treat.

True Love Always play bossanova-inspired indie pop and have been together, off and on, since 1995. Check out "Modesto" above. Jonny Cohen, who will play MC at many of the TeenBeat 26 shows has "been associated with Teen-Beat for over twenty years. He sings both humorous and thoughtful acapella songs. Not to be missed!"

The July 9 Bell House show features Versus, The Rondelles, Bossanova, and Cotton Candy (who play Friday as part of NYC Popfest). Below are a couple '90s-era performance videos of Tuscadero, plus all TeenBeat 26 tour dates.

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Tuscadero - Slumber Party TV show 1994

Tuscadero - Dr Doom (1998)

TeenBeat 26th Anniversary Tour
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
July 5, at The Bell House
with,
TUSCADERO,
TRUE LOVE ALWAYS
JONNY COHEN

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
July 6, at Johnny Brenda's
THE ROPERS,
KEVIN BARKER (Currituck Co.)
MC: Jonny Cohen

HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY
July 7, at Maxwell's
THE ROPERS,
BLOODY AMATEUR (Tel Aviv/Prosaics)

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
July 8, at T.T. the Bear's Place
BOSSANOVA,
ROBERT SCHIPUL,
YASMIN KUHN (Flying Saucer)

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
SOLD OUT
July 9, at The Bell House
VERSUS,
THE RONDELLES (original trio),
BOSSANOVA,
COTTON CANDY
MC: Patrick Bryant (SOMERVILLE SPKOUT)

WASHINGTON, D.C.
July 10, at The Black Cat
UNREST ('83-'86, Tim Moran, short set),
UNREST ('88-'89, Dave Park, short set),
VERSUS,
THE RONDELLES (original trio),
BOSSANOVA
MCs: Jonny Cohen and Patrick Bryant

CARRBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
July 11, at Cat's Cradle
TRUE LOVE ALWAYS,
BOSSANOVA
MC: Patrick Bryant (SOMERVILLE SPKOUT)

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Comments (6)

thank you BV. just snagged a ticket. didn't think the other show would sell out so quick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 1:08 PM

True Love Always are possibly the greatest band on this entire tour. Excellent news they're at the Bell House!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 1:23 PM

Tuscadero?! I haven't thought about them in years...

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 1:29 PM

woohoo!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 1:31 PM

Margaret from Tuscadero brings the HOT

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 1:32 PM

Even bubble-gum pop girl bands were good in the 90's.
Now we have Vivian Girls, etc...

The kids these days missed the boat.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2010 3:42 PM

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