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THE SCENICS

July 12, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

$10

THE SCENICS!
heard ’em? get familiar! gonna be a killer…
http://www.thescenics.com/

The Scenics were formed by prolific songwriter/guitarist/vocalists Ken Badger and Andy Meyers. Starting in the summer of 1976, they managed to catch all of the inspiration of the early indi 45 rpm single recordings by Television, Patti Smith, Pere Ubu, as well as earlier acts like Big Star, Velvet Underground, Roxy Music. Starting in ’76, they also managed to avoid the limitations that the idea of ‘punk music’ imposed a year or two later.

“It wasn’t so much that The Scenics were ahead of their time in 1977, it’s more that almost everybody else didn’t even know what time it was. New York had Talking Heads, and England was blessed with XTC, but here was their equal in Toronto…” Bob Mersereau, author, “the Top 100 Canadian Albums”

The Scenics are are a Toronto proto-punk band that played between 1976 and 1982, and again since 2008. “the most creative, the most original, the most daring, and the most misunderstood band in that scene” Colin Brunton, film-maker, the Last Pogo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

“Largely unappreciated when they originally existed between 1976-81, these underground icons merged Television’s guitar work, Big Star’s pop prowess, Pere Ubu’s dementia, & the Ramones’ urgency.” Montreal Mirror

Details

Date:
July 12, 2016
Time:
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cost:
$10
Event Category:

Venue

UFO FACTORY
2110 TRUMBULL
Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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