Posted in music | tour dates on April 25, 2014

by Bill Pearis

The Popguns back in the day...
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Some good news / bad news from the NYC Popfest folks. The bad news is that Canada's The Hidden Cameras have had to drop off the lineup. That's the second time they've canceled a NYC show this year. On the plus side, long-running UK band The Popguns have been added to the line-up of the all-day 2014 Popfest finale at Littlefield on June 1 that also features Colour Me Wednesday, The New Lines, Gold-Bears, The Spook School and more.

The Popguns' initial run lasted from 1986 - 1996 during which time they released four albums and nearly a dozen singles. They weren't on the original C86 cassette but their sound -- breathless janglepop, big choruses, catchy melodies, -- was definitely within that orbit. (Also their original drummer Shaun Charman was in The Wedding Present.) Their biggest song was probably their 1989 single, "Waiting for the Winter." The band got back together in 2012 and have been playing since. You can check out a few videos and streams below.

Tickets and festival passes for NYC Popfest are still available. Since we last posted, NYC Popfest has revealed their day-by-day schedules and you can check that out below.

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The Popguns - Waiting for the Winter

The Popguns - Landslide

The Popguns - Still A World Away

::::::::::NYC POPFEST 2014 SCHEDULE::::::::::

THURSDAY MAY 29th @ CAKE SHOP | 21+
8:00pm FRANNY AND ZOOEY (NYC/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
8:45pm TAPE WAVES (SC)
9:30pm MARTHA (UK)
10:15pm THE BESTIES (NYC)
11:00pm DRESSY BESSY (CO)

FRIDAY MAY 30th @ KNITTING FACTORY | ALL AGES
7:30pm BART & FRIENDS (AUSTRALIA)
8:20pm THE HAYWAINS (UK)
9:15pm MY FAVORITE (NYC)
10:15pm THE FLATMATES (UK)

SATURDAY MAY 31st @ SPIKE HILL | 21 +
3:00pm THE ARCTIC FLOW (SC)
3:45pm DON'T CRY SHOPGIRL (SWEDEN)
4:30pm GINGERLYS (NYC)
5:15pm THE ZEBRAS (AUSTRALIA)
FREE SHOW!

SATURDAY MAY 31st @ CAMEO | 21+
7:45pm BAND A PART (SPAIN)
8:30pm STARS IN COMA (SWEDEN)
9:15pm THE GARLANDS (SWEDEN)
10:00pm SPEARMINT (UK)
11:00pm ROCKETSHIP (CA)

SUNDAY JUNE @ LITTLEFIELD | 18+
3:45pm LOST TAPES (SPAIN)
4:30pm MARINE LIFE (CA)
5:15pm PAM & BART perform as THE CAT'S MIAOW + THE SHAPIROS (AUSTRALIA / UK)
6:00pm THE NEW LINES (NYC)
6:45pm GOLD-BEARS (GA)
7:30pm HEATHERS (CA)
8:15pm COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY (UK)
9:15pm THE SPOOK SCHOOL (UK)
10:15pm THE POPGUNS (UK)

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Comments (2)

Though it's cliche but I still like the videos and also this band.

Posted by YOR Health | April 27, 2014 2:17 PM

Thanks for all these, wonderful, although seeing them nearly thirty times live I didn't even know any videos existed and was nearly in tears when i found these. My favourite band also!

Posted by Carrion | May 6, 2014 3:22 AM

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