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Touch & Go 25th Anniversary Block Party | Day Two

FANS OF NEGATIVE APPROACH @ TOUCH & GO BLOCK PARTY | SEPT 9, 2006
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BIG BLACK’S STEVE ALBINI @ TOUCH & GO BLOCK PARTY | SEPT 9, 2006
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“…Seven thousand fans — ranging in age from 12 to 62, but largely sporting more-obscure-than-thou tees — packed two outdoors stages at the Hideout, located fittingly enough in one of the city’s most industrial areas. Thirty-two acts threw down over the course of 25 hours, from the Shipping News’ math-rockin’ 5 p.m. set Friday up through Calexico’s water-logged feast that wrapped up the once-in-a-lifetime gala by 10 p.m. Sunday….” [MTV]

“…The Hideout block party was several times its normal size, and all weekend Tim was running around doing everything from fixing toilets to snagging working amps when things went wrong. He was a one-man crew, and I reminded him that my VIP bracelet had both a “10” and a “25” on it. “25” for the Touch and Go anniversary, but “10” for the number of years the Hideout has held its block party. He seemed genuinely touched but also proud like a new papa…” [Basement Patter]

“…First, let us take a look at who was not at the festival: Blonde Redhead, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs – three of the most powerful indie rock bands to come around in the past decade. Now let’s look at who was there: Arcwelder, Didjits, The Monorchid. Yeah, I don’t know who they are either….” [Apneic]

Continued below…

“Then came Pegboy who were hilarious and easily the most fun band of the weekend. The lead singer proclaimed his complete drunkenness, at 2PM, at the outset of their set, and flipped us all off.” [Mr Webbington]

1:50pm Pegboy

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2:35pm Tim & Andy (Silkworm)

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2:55pm The Ex

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3:50pm Killdozer

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4:35pm Jon & Kat (Mekons/The Ex)

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4:55pm Didjits

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6:00pm Negative Approach

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6:30pm Sally Timms

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6:50pm Scratch Acid

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“Scratch Acid was awesome.” [Causing Accidents]

7:45pm Man…or Astroman?

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8:40pm Big Black

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“I know you’re probably wondering, what’s the big deal? Believe me, it was cooler in the ‘80s.” – Steve Albini

9:00pm Shellac

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All photos by Edwina Hay for BrooklynVegan.com. You know her on Flickr as eatsdirt.

Download 29 Touch & Go MP3s and check out the full festival schedule.

Day one photos are here. Day three photos coming soon.

Videos on YouTube.

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