Power Pop legend from the Heartland, Frank Secich (founding member of Blue Ash, Stiv Bators Band and Deadbeat Poets and member of the latter day Dead Boys) visits the dirty South to read from his acclaimed memoir, Circumstantial Evidence and perform songs from his storied, four decade career as a genre-defining pop music singer/songwriter, record producer and musician.
Frank’s autobiography features untold stories of his rock and roll journey with his bands Blue Ash, The Dead Boys, Stiv Bators Band, Club Wow and The Deadbeat Poets. Frank’s great tales and personable story-telling bring to life the birth of America’s power pop movement as well as punk rock. The many famous people Frank met and worked with along the way make appearances – from rock royalty such as Yoko Ono, Anita Pallenberg, Bebe Buell and Mick Jagger to underground, indie super heroes in the record biz: Greg Shaw, Paul Nelson and Bud Scoppa (all of whom worked with Frank and his bands). There’s a lot of inside information and real rock n roll history to be had, seen and heard.
Pete Drivere (Deadbeat Poets, Infidels) accompanies Frank on the musical side of this tour. Together, they will perform music from Frank’s eclectic career.
On this leg of Frank’s on-going book tour, photos featured in Circumstantial Evidence by punk rock pioneering photographer, Theresa Kereakes will be exhibited and Kereakes will join Frank and Pete in telling the stories behind the scenes of those photos. Theresa photographed the late Stiv Bators extensively in all of his music projects. As one of Los Angeles’ original punk rockers, Kereakes started celebrating all of the genre’s red letter days starting in 2005 with her blog PUNK TURNS 30.
Zack Keim of Pittsburgh’s NOX BOYS will be opening these shows with his brand new folk set of originals and covers on this tour bridging the gap to the new generation. Gregg Kostelich of The Cynics will accompany him on some songs.
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE TOUR
Thursday, July 28 - Nashville, TN @ The Groove (6-8 pm) FREE
Saturday, July 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Wax N Facts: Pre-Show Art Exhibit (5 pm)
Saturday, July 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar’s Little Vinyl Lounge (9 pm) w/ Bad Spell and DJ Vikki Vaden
http://www.waxnfacts.com/ / http://www.starbar.net/
Sunday, July 31 - Athens, GA @ The World Famous (9 pm) $3 w/ The V.G. Minus
You heard right! Pittsburgh’s finest Garage label just turned the big 3-0. What a long, strange journey it’s been…
In honor of our 30th Anniversary, we’re offering all Get Hip label and Get Hip Archive Series releases for 30% OFF!
Act fast! We’ll be celebrating our anniversary all year long, but this deal only lasts through the end of July.
We here are Get Hip Recordings are firm believers in the celebrated tradition of jukebox double-hitters: perfectly matched pairs of Garage, Rock, and Power Pop instant-classics committed to wax as large-hole 45′s.
If you’ve been sleeping on our Singles Going Steady 7″ series, now’s the time to wake up! Check out our four most recent additions, featuring some of the Get Hip roster’s best new recruits:
UPDATE (06/02/16): Check out a Layer Cake Music Festival event preview from this week’s issue of Pittsburgh City Paper
Layer Cake Music Festival, now going into it’s second year, is a two-day live music festival held in multiple neighborhoods across Pittsburgh It features 170+ regional and national music acts, 40+ live painters/visual artists, and 20+ performance artists. This year’s festival will be held June 3 & 4.
Get Hip Recordings will host the Ballroom stage at James St. Gastropub from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 4.
In addition to an roster of fantastic local musicians, the Get Hip Stage will play host to several label artists and alumni:
PAINT FUMES: These North Carolina Garage-Punks are set to release their second album this August on Get Hip
Full schedule below.
GET HIP STAGE / BAND SCHEDULE
1:00 PM All in Uniform
1:40 PM Dead For Decades
2:20 PM The Shift
3:00 PM The YJJ’s
3:40 PM Ugly Blondes
4:20 PM String Machine
5:00 PM Portrait People
5:40 PM Playing To Vapors
6:20 PM William Forrest
7:00 PM Sikes & The New Violence
7:40 PM There You Are
8:20 PM The Me Toos
9:00 PM City Steps
10:00 PM Bat Zuppel
11:00 PM Nox Boys
12:00 AM Paint Fumes
We’re proud to announce the latest addition to our Singles Going Steady series of 7″ double-hitters!
“Gwani” is the debut single from Asturias, Spain garage trio BOBKAT’65. It’s a cute original with catchy, ’60s-style garage swagger and female-fronted vox. The B-side is a cover of Billy & The Kids’ garage gem “Time.”
“Gwani” is available now as a large-hole 45, pressed on black wax. Head on over to the Get Hip Webstore to order your copy now!
The year 2015, the place Asturias, North of Spain. Two boss chicks and a cool cat mad about Sixties American Teen Beat, get together to blast out their favorite obscurities and new authentic styled originals.
BOBKAT’65 is born! Taking the feel of the wildest 60′s Punk and the Moodiest of Minor Key maulers. BOBKAT’65 takes and makes that sound their own.
They just recorded their fantastic debut single at Jorge Explosion’s amazing analog Studios Circo Perrotti in Gijon, Asturias. If you are a fan of Raw Rock N’ Roll from the mid sixties you are going to dig the attitude and style of BOBKAT’65!