Lollygagloser | Grumpy's Downtown | Saturday, September 27
Forget the summer of '69. The summer of '91, also known as the Year Punk Broke, defined a generation. Nirvana hit big, but that summer also saw the debut of Lollapalooza -- at the time, an annual traveling music festival and freak show brilliantly summarized in the Simpsons' later "Homerpalooza" episode.
For those who miss the greasy hair and untucked flannels, Saturday is your day. Grumpy's Bar downtown is throwing a Lollygagloser party, with six cover bands recreating the original Lolla lineup and playing songs from Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Butthole Surfers, Body Count, and Rollins Band. Those sets will come from a number of local musicians under the monikers of the Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Excellence (hey, it's another Simpsons reference), Kiss or Kill, Nine Inch Ailes, San Dimas, In Defence, and Disasteratti.
Taking place in the Grumpy's parking lot, the event will offer beer, grilled brats, and the promise of 80 degrees in September. Why hold it now? "The end of September seemed like a better idea than Halloween," says organizer Rainer Fronz. "Wasn't there a blizzard or something on Halloween?"
To get some more insight into the time warp event, Gimme Noise had a chat with Dari Kaveh of Disasteratti/Rollins Band, who have been hard at work learning Rollins's work. The main thing they've learned thus far, it seems, is that "Low Self Opinion" doesn't hold up very well.
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