Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Touch & Go Festival - Chicago


Why is Chicago just owning the festival front these days? I mean they have the Intonation Festival, Lollapalooza, the Pitchfork Festival, and now the Touch & Go 25th Anniversary Festival! Come on, that's just not fair! Alright, enough of my whining, EJ I hope you're happy! Anyway the lineup has just expanded to 23 bands now, including Girls Against Boys and the New Year. Here's the story, straight from Pitchfork:

Kati Llewellyn reports:

Touch and Go's big-ass birthday party just got a lot bigger (and a lot asser?) Yesterday, the Chicago label announced that its 25th Anniversary Block Party, taking place September 8-10 at Chicago's Hideout, will feature reunion sets from Girls Against Boys, Killdozer, and Man...or Astroman?-- all original members!-- as well as Negative Approach (featuring John Brannon and OP Moore). !!!, Quasi, the New Year, Shipping News, Three Mile Pilot, Uzeda, Pegboy, the Ex, Seam, and Supersystem have also been added to the blowout.

As previously reported, Calexico, CocoRosie, Enon, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Pinback, the Black Heart Procession, Shellac, and both the reunited Scratch Acid and the reunited Didjits are scheduled to perform at the event, which benefits local charities Tuesday's Child, Literacy Works, and the Thomas Drummond Elementary School.

The newly announced acts take the Block Party's band count up to 23. In the following weeks, T&G will bring it home with the unveiling of two more artists, making for a grand total of 25 bands. ('Cause that's how old they are.) Let's guess who they are! Urge Overkill and Silverfish? Reunited Don Caballero and reunited (again) Slint? TV on the Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs?

* Touch and Go: http://www.touchandgorecords.com/

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