“New York, New York”
A Tribute Show
Damien Lovelock / Rob Younger / Link Meanie / Carrie Phillis / Shaggin Wagon
This is a special night, one night only when some of Australia’s finest, pay homage to the Great bands of New York.
On Boxing Day 1999, The Celibate Rifles played their recorded-live-at-CBGB album ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’ at Goldmans (Newtown RSL) and asked Shaggin’ Wagon to open the proceedings with a set of New York punk classics in honour of that iconic venue (CBGB, not Goldmans…)
Eleven or so years later, the memory of that set still burned inside Rifles’ vocalist Damien Lovelock, and he had the bright idea to revisit it on a somewhat larger scale…and this is the result.
Songs from VELVET UNDERGROUND, BLONDIE, TALKING HEADS, RAMONES, TELEVISION, PATTI SMITH, NEW YORK DOLLS, DICTATORS, SUICIDE, BLUE OYSTER CULT and many more.
Shaggin’ Wagon (with special guest stunt guitarist Matt Galvin of the Happy Hate Me Nots & Kent Steedman Of The Celibate Rifles) will be the house band for the evening, playing something close to that long-ago set to open with, then inviting guest vocalists Damien Lovelock (Celibate Rifles), Rob Younger (New Christs/Radio Birdman), Link McLennan (Meanies/The Bakelite Age) and Carrie Phillis (Booby Traps/Downtown Three) to lay waste to some of their favourite songs by New York born or based groups from the ’60s until now. This is sure to be a Once-In-a-Lifetime line-up!
DAMIEN LOVELOCK (The Celibate Rifles)
ROB YOUNGER (The New Christs, Radio Birdman)
LINK (The Meanies, The Bakelite Age)
CARRIE PHILLIS (Booby Traps/Downtown Three)
Friday 9th September @ Woolooware Golf Club