Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
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There are hardly any bands performing today that genuinely deserve the adjective ‘legendary’. Buzzcocks are one of those very few. Their achievements are staggering: one of the original holy trinity of British punk (with the Sex Pistols and the Clash), innovators of the independent record scene and genuine punk rock superstars who have been cited as inspirational by bands as diverse as REM, Nirvana and Green Day. Eight studio albums, over twenty singles and EPs, a constellation of compilations, covers by other bands and songs on film soundtracks and advertisements have put Buzzcocks among the top echelons of British recording artists. A Mojo Inspiration award in 2006 is just one of the many accolades they have received for their work.
Buzzcocks have been thrilling audiences for over thirty years. Once called ‘the Beatles of punk’, their music blends high-octane guitar, bass and drum power with heartrending personal statements of love won and lost or dismay at the modern world to create a unique catalogue of unforgettable and immortal music – music they continue to deliver to fans old and new around the world with undiminished passion and energy.
Buzzcocks have forged a unique relationship with their public and are deeply loved and revered by a global audience. They are simultaneously true to their original ideals and open to new ideas – a happy result of their own uncompromising and individual standing.
Over the years, generations of musicians have tried the Buzzcocks methodology and have made their own variations of it. Most are generous in their thanks to the band that started it all. Those impressed by the recent waves of ‘punk’ bands would do well to spend an afternoon with Buzzcocks’ seminal pop treasure Singles Going Steady, consistently the band’s biggest seller and a masterclass in genre-busting songcraft. This compilation of their first UK Top 40 hits is a classic album in every sense, an astounding collection of stunning moments such as ‘Orgasm Addict’, ‘What Do I Get?’ the anthemic ‘Harmony In My Head’ and, of course, the song that has become their calling card: ‘Ever Fallen In Love With Someone (You Shouldn’t’ve Fallen In Love With?)’. These songs have been covered by dozens of groups in many styles, a testament to the originals’ strengths not as slices of punk rock history but as examples of songwriting craft.
Buzzcocks are the true godfathers of punk-pop, having laid down that infinitely superior archetype. They are also a band with a past, present, and future. It is a history the group’s members could never have imagined back in the hot punk rock summer of ’76. Says Pete Shelley: “Looking back on it now, what’s going on is like echoes of the Big Bang. You look around you in society and the culture; so many things would not have been the same if there never was punk rock. It’s strange; it’s like a science fiction novel. But to us at the time, it just sprung naturally.”
They’re still doing it, better than anyone. Sometimes the archetype is clearly the best. Buzzcocks – no. 1 in people’s hearts. Icons, superstars, legends.
Philly’s Residuels aren’t ashamed to play big, dumb rock n’ roll. They’ve got a stripped-down, 70’s punk vibe but whip out extended improvisations without coming off like assholes… think MC5 without the speeches or the afros. In virtually no time this power-trio has played all over the continent with bands like THEE OH SEES, BLACK LIPS, THE SONICS, DESTRUCTION UNIT + THE SPITS and made IGGY POP a fan with their cover of STOOGES’ “I Got A Right”
“”I first met Justin Pittney (Residuels singer / guitarist) working on the Stooges music for a Sailor Jerry spot. I noticed he had a great feel for our music, and I enjoyed his company and his wit, and I still do. I think Justin is a good example of someone who is solving the puzzle of how to have fun and more as a young musician today” – IGGY POP
The Welch Boys
THE WELCH BOYS are a five-piece punk band from Boston featuring members of SLAPSHOT and THE BLUE BLOODS.
Raised and bred on the many great Boston punk and hardcore bands, THE WELCH BOYS emerge with a sound that is a perfect mix of punk rock, Oi!, and east coast hardcore. They were formed in 2004 by guitarist, and founding member of The Blue Bloods, T.J. Welch. The lineup for their self-titled debut also includes Slapshot alumni Ed Lalli on vocals, Mark Powers on bass, P.j. Dionne on lead guitar and Ron Holbrook on drums.
THE WELCH BOYS write short, catchy, and powerful songs that emphasize sing along choruses and aggressive playing. There is an economy to their music that strips everything down to the unpretentious, honest core. While firmly rooted in the punk rock legacy of their hometown, THE WELCH BOYS’ sound is unique enough to set themselves apart. Lyrically, they tackle a wide variety of subjects that convey the struggles of working class life laced with an underlying core of hope and optimism.
Met with critical praise and acceptance from the punk community, their debut self titled disc was recorded with Dropkick Murphys’ producer Jim Seigal . Earning a reputation as a rowdy, high energy live act , the band has toured with The Dropkick Murphys, The Dead Kennedys , Sham 69, and The Business. .
In August of 2007, drummer Ron Holbrook unexpectedly passed away. After this deeply sad period, the band offered the resilient follow-up disc, Drinking Angry in 2008. The band continued with several superb drummers, including Sam Jodrey formerly of Toxic Narcotic. In 2014, THE WELCH BOYS released their third disc, Bring Back the Fight.. A call to arms from a now veteran punk band, the disc was received with raves.
The current lineup includes original members, and new addition Jose Morales on drums from Boston band Dead Friends. The band continues to play out and write new material. Garnishing a deeply loyal, strong following, they continue to grow in popularity. THE WELCH BOYS are even more passionate about delivering their honest brand of punk music as they enter their second decade together.