Friday, June 30, 2006

Big Black Will Play First Show in 19 Years!

(Pitchforkmedia) Better start lifting weights now, because Big Black are back! Well, for a little while, at least.

Steve Albini's legendary noise-punk band will appear on stage for the first time in almost two decades this September at Touch and Go's 25th Anniversary Celebration. According to the label, it's "just a couple songs, but who cares how many they play?" Yes, exactly. (I really hope they do "Kerosene" and "Jordan, Minnesota", personally.)

Oh yeah, Arcwelder were also added to the celebration's lineup. But that's slightly less exciting.

As previously reported, Albini's other band, Shellac, is also playing the party, as are (deep breath) Girls Against Boys, Killdozer, Man...or Astroman?, Negative Approach, !!!, Quasi, the New Year, Shipping News, Three Mile Pilot, Uzeda, Pegboy, the Ex, Seam, Supersystem, Calexico, CocoRosie, Enon, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Pinback, the Black Heart Procession, Scratch Acid, and the Didjits.

Man, if I wasn't already married to the Pitchfork Music Festival, I'd call this the best lineup of the year! And there's still one more band to be added. (Rapeman?)

The festivities take place September 8-10 at the Hideout in Chicago, with proceeds going to local charities Tuesday's Child, Literacy Works, and the Thomas Drummond Elementary School.
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One word: awesome.

2 comments:

J. Marquis said...

I remember the first time I saw this cover my jaw fell open.

Dave Splash said...

Mine too. Then I immediately bought the album!