Posted in music | pictures on October 8, 2010

photos by Taylor Keahey

The Gories
Scion Garage Fest

"I, for one, enthusiastically accept Scion as my new corporate overlord. If they can bring the Gories, the Oblivians, King Khan and a cast of garage punks from far and wide to town in one day, they can sell me a sewage soda and I'd say thank you.

That's because Scion sponsored Garage Fest, an event that brought almost 30 bands to Lawrence [on 10/2]. From 4 p.m. 'til nearly midnight I had a cornucopia of raw rock to choose from....

...my number one show on the list: Detroit's incendiary trio, the Gories. Mick Collins, who's arguably better known for his garage-meets-soul outfit the Dirtbombs, is somewhat of a musical hero to me, and I wasn't about to miss the reunion of one of his first -- and probably most raw -- bands. They didn't disappoint. A big crowd for the not-so-spacious Jackpot heaved toward the stage, almost in unison...

I made one last trip to the Granada to catch Memphis' the Oblivians anyway. The trio, originally around in the early '90s, was the cherry on top of the day's punk sundae. I decided to go sans ear plugs and just let it rip. Matt and Disco had staked out a spot front and center, but I didn't have the energy to fight my way up there for long. As I hung toward the fringe of the front crowd, I saw one more thing I can now check off my list of rarities: a guy in a wheelchair crowd surfing." -[The Pitch]

Scion Garage Fest went down in Lawrence, KS over this past weekend. A spoiled New Yorker, who had chances (sometimes Scion-sponsored) to see The Obvlivians and the Gories and many of the other bands on the bill over the past year, might not quite bow down before the lineup, but it was pretty rockin' nonetheless.

A set of pictures from the show, including The Raveonettes, Gories, Oblivians, Times New Viking, Black Lips sideproject The Gaye Blades, Thee Oh Sees and others (though none of King Khan, Best Coast, Tyvek, The Clean, The Greenhornes and some others on the four-venue bill) continue below...

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Natural Child

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Cloud Nothing

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Human Eye

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The Ponys

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Comments (21)

Most of those bands are not what I think of when I think garage rock. We need another round of Estrus and Rip Off records or something. Nobody even looks drunk...

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 1:57 PM

Yea man. Where's the jacuzzi boys?
These ain't garage bands... These are hummus bands!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:17 PM

i want teengenerate!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:20 PM

yeah really, where is wavves?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:24 PM

Wavves are the greatest band on earth. They only play arenas and superbowl halftime shows now bro.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:26 PM


Wavves will be on Tavis Smiley tonite.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:38 PM

jacuzzi boys played last year

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 3:22 PM

The Lexus Fest was more fun IMHO.

Posted by streetdude | October 8, 2010 3:44 PM

I saw both the oblivians and the gories free on seperate occasions.
Both were great

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 3:58 PM

Manhattan, KS > Manhattan, NY

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 5:08 PM

"Manhattan, KS > Manhattan, NY"

They are the same thing. Manhattan (actually, all of NYC) is the same as the midwest nowadays. Everyone and their mother moved in. Few natives left.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 5:30 PM

That gathering of bands with mostly awful names!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 11:56 PM

Yeah, NYC is JUST LIKE the midwest nowadays.
That's un-ba-log-able.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2010 1:04 AM

Just because you store your amps in your garage does not make you a garage band.

Where the hell were The Mummies?

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | October 9, 2010 2:44 AM

I have a broom and a can of wd-40 and lots of comicbooks in my garage.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2010 5:30 AM

5:30 moved to nyc in 2006 and thus is a native

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2010 9:27 AM

I dont know many people in nyc who have garages

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2010 1:51 PM

you people are dumb. i was there. it was amazing. my taste in music rules. fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2010 3:28 PM

This fest was fun as shit, quit hating.

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2010 3:42 PM

3:28 best comment ever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2010 1:27 PM

honestly the most fun I've ever had at a fest.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 10:15 AM

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