I had a little blurb on the Buzzcocks reunion tour up at Philly Weekly over the weekend.
9pm, $21.50-$24. Trocadero.
Are you ever really too old for “Orgasm Addict”? Thirty-five years ago, Manchester’s Buzzcocks started their pop-punk rampage, churning out endless, brilliant singles like “Boredom” and “Have You Ever Fallen In Love,” launching new wave and paving the way for pop-punkers like Green Day. The band’s second life has been longer than the first now, with original members Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle teaming up for sporadic, well-received reunion shows since 1994 (when they opened on Nirvana’s last tour). For this one, they’ll be performing the first two albums, Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites, all the way through. (Jennifer Kelly)
If you’re not in Philly, you might still be able to catch this…here are remaining dates:
5/17, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
5/18, Montreal, QC (Le National)
5/19, Toronto, ON (Opera House)
5/21, Cleveland, OH (Peabody's)
5/22, Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
5/23, Chicago, IL (Double Door)
5/24, Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line Music Café)
5/26, Winnepeg, MB (Pyramid Cabaret)
5/28, Edmonton, AB (New City Compound)
5/29, Calgary, AB (Republik)
5/31, Vancouver, BC (Venue)
6/1, Portland, OR (Berbati's Pan)
6/2, Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
6/4, Oakland, CA (Uptown)
6/5, Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia at L.A. Live)
6/6, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
6/7, San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
And as to the question of whether men in their mid- to late-50s can pull off (ahem) a song about self-love…two exhibits.
“Orgasm Addict” (first run)
“Orgasm Addict” (more recently)
What do you think?