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The Right Kind of Touch (& Go)

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 8, 2006 5:58PM

2006_09_david_yow.jpgOkay, we suppose we should mention, again, that the Hideout block party / Touch & Go 25th Anniversary show kicks off today. We're not going to really go into just how psyched we are for this, or how much we're looking forward to seeing Scratch Acid, or wondering just how the boys that put the peg in Pegboy will fare having to get out of bed before 5 p.m., and all that sort of stuff. Why? Because everyone else has already written the event to death ... and it hasn't even happened yet!

Instead we're planning on just reporting on what actually happens at the show. We'll talk about the standout perfeomances aans we'll be tallying just how many times Hideout owner Tim Tuten say "community." (We're kidding with Tim, honest. Now give us some free beer.) In what we believe is a first for the annual Hideout block party, Saturday is already sold out, so if you don't have tickets for Friday and/or Sunday you had bertter get them NOW. We love the yearly Hideout event because we think it's great that they try to line up great bands for a worthwhile charity, but this year's technicolor line-up makes previous years seem a bit ashen in comparison. What we're saying is that this is a once-in-a-lifetime type of event, and we'd be sorry to see you miss out on it, so get moving!

P.S. We've heard some folks say they view this block party to be akin to an older Pitchfork Festival with strollers. To that we say that Pitchfork can only dream of having as good a batting average of uncovering influential groups twenty-five years from now.