Wednesday, December 05, 2007
The Next Tour Date: ATLANTA
The Punk Turns 30 tour of the South continues in Atlanta on December 13, 14 & 15 at the Star Bar in Little 5 Points. The images from the Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond exhibit will be hanging in the downstairs lounge.
Meanwhile, in the music room and bar upstairs, each night a different set of bands will rock you.
Detroit's Gore Gore Girls headline the first night - December 13, with their brand of contemporary garage girl group punk rock and sex appeal. That's Amy Gore above with New Orleans' own DJ Matty Pendleton of the Royal Pendletons, in a shot taken in the spring of 2006 in Memphis when the River City hosted the Ponderosa Stomp. Punk Turns 30 will bring the vintage images to New Orleans in February 2008 for King Louie Fest.
The Burmese Crush, is also on the bill, along with Cat Fight. Pictured above is Bryan Malone, who you may know from the Forty-Fives. No, the Forty-Fives have not split up! They're just spread out all over the country now, and Bryan's in Atlanta making some dirty grooves with The Burmese Crush... although The Forty-Fives will come together in Atlanta this New Year's Eve for a night of blistering rock n roll to ring in 2008.
On the 14th and 15th, the Star Bar hosts the 10th Annual Toys for Tots party with tons of rock on the heavier side. Bring an unwrapped kids Xmas present at the door and forget about the $10 cover! Play Santa! Don't let Xmas look like this, Charlie Brown!
If you're looking for a punk rock gift for the friend who has everything... you may find what you're looking for at the show... I will have a BIG Print of the Cramps classic group portrait and also a BIG print of the Jeffrey Lee Pierce portrait, among many other of your favorite punk faces, pictured behind the scenes.
I'll be shooting a movie this coming weekend, so I may not have a chance to update this blog for a couple days.
Atlanta friends - I'll see you Sunday night!