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Sat 22nd Jun at 6:30pm
Scared To Get Happy
@ 229 The Venue, London
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Scared To Get Happy: The Primitives + BMX Bandits + The Brilliant Corners + The Popguns + Blue Orchids + Mighty Mighty + 14 Iced Bears + The Wolfhounds + Yeah Yeah Noh
Probably best known for their 1988 top 5 hit 'Crash', The Primitives reunited in their hometown of Coventry at the end of 2009, to pay homage to the recently deceased Steve Dullaghan, the group's original bassist. The success of their performance and the public's positive response after more than 17 years away from the spotlight led them to do a UK tour in April 2010 and to play a few shows in Europe and the US. Fast forward to 2012 and their new album, 'Echoes and Rhymes', ranges from garage to psychedelia, with touches of soul and sunshine pop, multiple styles come together in a special compilation of obscure female-fronted songs from the sixties, revisited with all the love and affection and energy of The Primitives.
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Indie legends who split to form Teenage Fanclub. But they have been known to reform for special occasions, so if they have a gig booked, get along because it might be a long time before another comes along!
BMX Bandits tour dates
Indie band who had a number of chart successes in the 90s including single 'Star' and album 'Snog'.
The Popguns tour dates
Blue Orchids are an English Post-punk band formed in Manchester in 1979, when Martin Bramah decided to quit The Fall having recorded that band's debut album Live at the Witch Trials. Bramah teamed up with keyboardist Una Baines, also an ex-Fall member, guitarist Rick Goldstraw, bassist Steve Toyne and drummer Ian Rogers (AKA Joe Kin). Punk poet John Cooper Clark christened them Blue Orchids.
Blue Orchids tour dates
Brighton-based indie band who came through the C86 wave and then took a more psychedelic route from 1985-92. Reformed in 2010, toured the States and played London.
14 Iced Bears tour dates
Legendary indie garage-rock band from London reactivated for the 21st Century.
The Wolfhounds tour dates
“Yeah Yeah Noh were my favourite mix of sneery post-punk and swooshy psychedelia. And now they’re back” … Stewart Lee
Yeah Yeah Noh were a post-punk group formed in Leicester, England in 1984. They released two albums and five singles while still together, and have had two compilation albums issued since they split in 1986. As of summer 2012, Yeah Yeah Noh are back together and are playing live.
Yeah Yeah Noh tour dates
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Venue: 229 The Venue
→ Euston 13 min walk
→ Euston (London) 13 min walk
→ Marylebone 16 min walk
→ Great Portland Street 2 min walk