Entries tagged with: Me First and The Gimme Gimmes
Riot Fest Chicago 2014 is set to take place from September 12-14 throughout Humboldt Park. The 10th anniversary of the festival features Jane's Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Mastodon, The Murder City Devils, Failure, Title Fight, The National, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Primus, Patti Smith, and many more across seven-stages. The fest has now shared daily lineups, which you can scope out at the bottom of this post. Three-day and two-day passes are still available, and single-day tickets are on sale now.
RFC 2014 daily lineups lie after the jump...
Chicago has The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Metric, the reunited Samhain (!), Cheap Trick, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Mastodon, Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Superchunk, Lucero, Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Get Up Kids, Kurt Vile, Wavves, ALL, Mineral, Title Fight, Samiam, Menzingers, Front Bottoms, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Denver also has The Cure, The National, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, ALL, Mineral, Menzingers, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers plus Primus, TV on the Radio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full Chicago and Denver lineups below...
by Andrew Sacher
There's nothing quite like punk covers of pop songs, and considering the Punk Goes Pop series has pretty much evolved (or devolved?) into "pop covers of pop songs," it's a good thing that punk covers supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Fat Mike of NOFX, Chris of Foo Fighters/No Use For a Name, Joey Cape/Dave of Lagwagon, Spike of Uke-Hunt/Swingin' Utters) are still kicking and doing it like they were in the '90s. Their newest album, with the Devo-referencing title of Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!, comes out on May 13 via Fat Mike's Fat Wreck Chords (pre-order) and takes on diva anthems like "I Will Survive," "My Heart Will Go On," Cher's "Believe" and more.
The album's first single was a cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" and its newest single is a cover of Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," which makes its premiere in this post. Here's what Joey Cape had to say about the cover:
Me First and The Gimme Gimmes always choose the music we cover by a sort of democratic process. Once we know the theme we plan to honor, in this case, Divas, we all submit songs that can translate from a cheesy or over-produced state to Punk Rock and maintain their depth and great melody. We always cover songs that one might consider to be guilty pleasures. "Beautiful" clearly fits the bill. It is a great song but not necessarily something a fan of any of our bands would even consider. Definitely one of my favorites on "Are We Not Men, We Are Diva". I'm just glad we have a singer that can pull these songs off. A lot of the female artist we covered on "Divas" are incredible vocalist'. Spike is too. He sings the songs so well, impressing musicians and punk fans alike. It's awesome to hear the contrast between our Pittsburgh native singer, his bravado and these previously recorded sweet and sometimes fragile melodies.You can listen to both singles, with the album tracklist, below...
We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.
Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are
on sale now sold out.
The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.
Bouncing Souls @ The Stone Pony in 2009 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
The night before that gig, the Souls have a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (along with Defiance, Ohio, The Great Explainer). Tickets are on AmEx presale now. General sale starts Friday at noon.
Ready for CMJ? Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are. The punk rock supergroup (Spike Slawson, Joey Cape, Chris Shiflett, Fat Mike, Dave Raunwith) play a Fat Wreck Chords CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 23rd. Also on the lineup are None More Black, Teenage Bottlerocket, Smoke or Fire, Dead To Me, The Flatliners and Cobra Skulls. Tickets are still on sale. Me First play another CMJ show, this time on a boat, on Friday, October 22nd (also with Teenage Bottlerocket and Cobra Skulls). Tickets are on sale for that too. They also play Asbury Lanes is Asbury Park, NJ, on October 24th (tickets).
Jersey punk-related band, Miss TK & the Revenge (led by husband and wife duo Ari Katz of Lifetime and Tannis Kristjanson) play a free show at Santos Party House on Tuesday, July 27th, along with Lemonade and DJ Au Revoir Simone. RSVP here.
"Led by the husband and wife duo of Tannis "Miss TK" Kristjanson on vocals, and Ari Katz aka "Mighty Lion" on drums, the six member gang of Miss TK & The Revenge have been dropping scattered bits of their punk disco dance hits since their 2004 debut XOXO on the legendary NJ punk label Gern Blandsten. Formed in the wake of the short lived Zero Zero (Katz has also spent the last 20 or so years as the singer for influential NJ punks Lifetime), Miss TK & The Revenge have been deep in the studio producing new tracks for the past few years, resulting in the dynamic new LP The Ocean Likes To Party Too."Miss TK's new record, The Ocean Likes To Party Too, came out on July 13 on Ernest Jenning Records. It should also be noted that Lemonade's only other upcoming NYC show is August 6th at a venue called the Cove (formerly Hugs) on North 6th Street.
A flyer, Miss TK video, and Bouncing Souls tour dates are below.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, None More Black, Teenage Bottlerocket, Smoke or Fire, Dead To Me, The Flatliners, and Cobra Skulls are playing the Fat Wreck Chords CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 23rd. Tickets are on sale at noon.
Tickets are no longer going on sale at noon for the Rogue Wave / Midlake show at Webster Hall. Stay tuned for more info.
The Matador 21 Fest, Devendra Banhart, Of Montreal, Scissor Sisters, Ratatat & other tickets went on sale at noon too.