Top Texas Blogger To Host Nation’s Biggest Punk Rock Blast
I’m glad to report that this upcoming August 15 I’ll be the master of ceremonies at Newport, Kentucky’s Southgate House for America’s biggest punk rock blast of 2009.
Newport is just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.
You’d think I’d be content with being the top blogger in Texas and with being a member of the Academy of Political Science.
Nope–That’s not enough.
The event is a release party for the CD of last year’s Jockey Club reunion concert at the Southgate House. The Jockey Club was the greatest punk rock venue of the 1980’s.
( Above–Another excellent night at the Jockey Club back in the late 80’s. Please click here for some more Jockey Club pictures. The Jockey Club can also be found on My Space and on Facebook.)
This concert is being put on by Cincinnati-based publisher Aurore Press. Aurore Press is the forum for dissenting views in Cincinnati. Please click the link and see what’s going on at Aurore Press.
Below are the details as they stand at the moment.
Roast/Benefit for “Handsome” Clem and his Family—
You can’t have a CD release without a party and Aurore Press knows this so with the help of The Southgate House, we’re putting on another Jockey Club inspired shindig to benefit our friend and Cincy punk legend “Handsome” Clem Carpenter and his family. Clem has had a few rough years as of late and his friends want to thank him for everything he’s done over the years with a benefit/roast in his honor! The show on August 15, will feature: Gang Green, SS-20, Libertines US, and Human Zoo. We’re working on one more JC era band to top off the bill and we’ll let everyone know when that comes together–so, 5 bands in all coming together again for a night for the scrapbooks hosted by “Hockeypunk” Neil Aquino, so come early and stay late, get yer CD (proceeds from the CD will also be donated to the Carpenter family) and have a ball!
I hope to see you there on August 15.