Greenpoint’s Own Rockabilly Fest, and — OH SWEET JESUS, THE GORIES REUNITED?!

Pardon my slow updates — I’m trying to find a job so I can pay to make this blog even better. You know, hosting costs, whiskey to fuel my writing, buying more records, etc. etc. I won’t bore the details, because the important thing is . . .

The Gories have Reunited!

The Gories, Mick, Peg, and Dan.

Show dates from the Gories and Brooklyn’s Rockabilly Fest this weekend after the jump.

Sweet Jesus Christ on a CRACKER, I have not been more excited for any other reunion ever, ever ever. Only a confirmed Who tour could be as awesome as this, and even then, it comes in a close second as the Gories have decided to bury their hatchets (whatever they may be, who cares?!) and have decided to tour.

I love Mick’s work with the Dirtbombs, but knowing that the band that wrote and recorded “Telepathic,” “There But for the Grace of God Go I,” and “Early in the Morning” are touring makes my heart sing. Operatic singing. All that kinds of fancy shit — but I’m getting too excited to go on. The point is (see headline above or read this next sentence): THE GORIES HAVE REUNITED!

As of July 14th, here are the following tour dates:

July 15, 2010: Ottawa Blues Festival;  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

July 16, 2010: Lee’s Place; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

July 17, 2010: Cabaret Mile-End; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

July 29, 2010: Maxwell’s; Hoboken, NJ.

July 30, 2010: Bowery Ballroom; New York, NY.

July 31, 2010: Outdoors at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; New York, NY.

For specifics, be sure to check out their MySpace page, and for an awesome show, be sure to check out the Gories for all the great things that they do.

In fact, here’s one of the great things they do:

Anyway, on top of these dates, MusicFestNW promises that the Gories will perform on Sept. 10th, out in downtown Portland, Oregon. The festival takes place from September 8th to the 12th, and features other great acts like Okkervil River (who recently recorded with Roky Erickson of 13th Floor Elevators fame), Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, the Thermals, Japandroids, Thee Oh Sees, the Minus Five, and SO MUCH MORE. Check out the full line up here, and get info on getting tickets here.

Now, in the meantime. . .

Rebel Weekender: A Weekend of Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll, and R&B.

Sponsored by weekly show promoters Rebel Night, the Warsaw in Greenpoint, Brooklyn will be hosting three nights of great rock and roll — local and otherwise — at the Warsaw, at 261 Driggs Ave.. The ticket prices include $25 per day, and a $50 package for the entire weekend. What makes it worth it? The shows begin daily at 4pm, starting on Friday, July 16, and go on through Sunday, July 18. More importantly, the Trashmen are headlining on Friday. The only concrete info I could find on it is over at GaragePunkNYC.

The schedule so far includes . . .

The Trashmen
Floyd Dakil
Gene Summers
Hayden Thompson
Mystery Gang
The A-Bones
Stompin Riffraffs
Will & The Hi-Rollers
The Rip ‘Em Ups
Twang Bangers
Ruby Ann
Sit & Die Co.
The Back C.C.’s
Thee Boarders.

Plus great Guest DJ’s, like Cosmic Keith, WFMU’s Fool’s Paradise Rex, and The Kid From Cincy, along with the usual Rebel Night Host DJs!

In addition to all of these great acts, there will be an opportunity or two to swap records with fellow collectors, and most nights will feature go-go dancers!

If you have to ask me, there is no better show this weekend in all of New York City. Check out all the bands, and plan to take pics — I would be more than happy to feature YOUR pics!


2 responses to “Greenpoint’s Own Rockabilly Fest, and — OH SWEET JESUS, THE GORIES REUNITED?!

  1. Thanks for the shoutout for GPNYC!

    You can find more info about the Rebel Weekender here:

    Unfortunately, Floyd Dakil passed away recently (apparent suicide) but the band order has been updated.

  2. There are videos from the rockabilly weekender on my New York Rockabilly playlist, feel free to use what you wish.

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