Monday Concert Connection: Power Pop Rocks

Hope you all had a brilliant 4th of July weekend! With the smell of burgers on the grill and beautiful explosions in the sky, it finally feels like summer. But what would summer be without that perfect sunny soundtrack? Well now we’ve got that too! Read on to find out how you can win tickets to an acoustic performance from power pop kings Fountains of Wayne, and get the scoop on one of the most anticipated shows of the season: the Pixies own Black Francis!

Fountains Of Wayne

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Wednesday, July 8

An Acoustic Performance From FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE with JON AUER (of THE POSIES, BIG STAR)

Genre: Power Pop, Rock

Sounds Like: Teenage Fanclub, Semisonic, The Lemonheads

“Chris Collingwood and fellow FOWer Adam Schlessinger still have an uncanny ear for finding the subtle hooks that wend their ways into your subconscious, writing songs you’ll find yourself humming in the shower, or hearing upon awakening.” -PopMatters.com

Win A Pair of Tix: Speaking of summer playlists, what would yours include?  Give us at least 10 of your essential tunes to play in the sun and you might just win a pair of spots on the guest list.  A winner will be announced tomorrow (July 7th) at 1:00 pm.

Show Info: 8pm High Noon Saloon $20 adv – 18+

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Friday, July 11

BLACK FRANCIS with MARK WALDOCH (of THE CELEBRATED WORKINGMAN)

Genre: Rock, Alternative, Indie

Sounds Like: Sugar, Camper Van Beethoven, Pavement

“Black Francis’ ability to explore familiar themes in a spastic, unfettered manner continues to remind us that uniqueness is not simply skin deep.” -PasteMagazine.com

Show Info: 7pm High Noon Saloon $20 adv and dos – 18+

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2 Responses

  1. FOW –
    1. Summer in the City, The Lovin’ Spoonful, ’66
    2. School’s Out, Alice Cooper, ’72
    3. California Girls, Beach Boys, ’65
    4. Heat Wave, Martha and the Vandellas, ’63
    5. Hot Fun in the Summertime, Sly & the Family Stone, ’69
    6. Summertime Blues, Eddie Cochran, ’58
    7. In the Summertime (When the weather’s fine, you got you got women on your mind), Mungo Jerry, ’70
    8. Curel Summer, Bananarama, ’84
    9. Sunshine Superman, Donovan, ’66
    10. Summer, War, ’76

  2. Great list, Julie! “Summertime Blues” recently popped up on a mp3 mix I was listening to—truly essential summer listening! And the Beach Boys? They are the EPITOME of chillin in the heat.

    Congratulations! You’re on the list +1.

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