Just got the details for for this Greg Shaw tribute show which looks to be incredible:
Featuring the live rockin’ sounds of…
THE COFFIN LIDS
One of Greg’s last signings to his Bomp! label… "With a vocalist who sounds
a lot like a ghoulish, meth-wrecked Ray Charles, the Coffin Lids specialize
in sweaty, gritty, and trashy garage rock’n’roll burliness with a lo-fi
horror-boogie edge. A manic maelstrom of stripped-down, volcanic guitar riffs
uncontrollably broils and rampages in an unrelenting, voluminous blast of bass and
drum rhythms. And it’s all frenetically driven along by the sporadic,
spine-shivering flashiness of a spooky, house-haunting Farfisa organ." -Under The Volcano
A one-shot NYC super-group of sorts, featuring PETER STUART (veteran of the
1980s NYC garage revival, with THE TRYFLES and HEADLESS HORSEMEN. Appeared at
Cavestomp ’99 with THE STANDELLS, Cavestomp 2000 with THE BEAU BRUMMELS and THE
BLUES MAGOOS, and in September 2001 with MARK LINDSAY’S CAVESTOMP REDCOATS.
If Peter doesn’t know the song, it probably isn’t worth knowing), KURT REIL
(founding member of THE GRIP WEEDS and Jim Babjak’s BUZZED MEG. Appeared at
Cavestomp 2000 with THE BEAU BRUMMELS, and in September 2001 with MARK LINDSAY’S
CAVESTOMP REDCOATS. If Kurt can’t play the song, it probably can’t be played),
MIKE FORNATALE (has played and/or sung with THE MONKS, MOBY GRAPE, KELLEY
STOLTZ, and MARK LINDSAY’S CAVESTOMP REDCOATS. Currently a member of RICHARD AND
THE YOUNG LIONS. If Mike doesn’t know the song, give him a minute), MICHAEL
LYNCH (has played and sung with THE LYNCHPINS and THE ANYTHING PEOPLE. Featured
artist at International Pop Overthrow shows, 2003 and 2004. If Michael knows the
song, he’s also intimately familiar with all nine re-mixes) and WENDY
FORNATALE (has only appeared once in public since college, on 9 May 1987, with THE
WENDYTONES. Wearing a bridal gown and veil. Well, it WAS her wedding after all.
Seventeen years later she’s out of retirement and it’s about damn time. If
Wendy doesn’t know the song, she will bring sheet music).
Plus: DJ action from IRA ROBBINS (Trouser Press) and EVAN DAVIES (WFMU),
who will both be spinning the very best from Shaw’s Bomp!/Voxx/A.I.P. labels.
Saturday, January 29th
7:30pm – $10 (entire door
goes to Shaw’s widow and son)
Magnetic Field, 97 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY – 718.834.0069