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Artvoice presents: Rocket to Allentown

Artvoice presents: Rocket to Allentown

Saturday, September 10

The Ramones, the Clash, the Buzzcocks, the Sex Pistols, and the Damned; virtually every band with “the” in their name from the late 1970s to the early 1980s are fair game for Artvoice’s first ever Rocket To Allentown punk show. “Another night out on the street/stopping for my usual seat/oh, bartender, please/tanqueray and tonic’s my favorite drink,” sang Dee Dee Ramone on the Ramones 1986 song “Somebody Put Something In My Drink.” Grab yourself a nice, well protected gin and tonic and a good spot to stand because with a line up of local bands including the Pillagers, the Sleepy Sparrows, Cowboys of Scotland, Brutal Llama, the Heavenly Chillbillies, the Slip, Wolf Tickets & the Chosen Ones, Dick Whiskey, and many more, the punk rock will be blaring all night. Expect to hear hits from punk’s aforementioned founding fathers as well as songs by Blondie, Patti Smith, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, and the New York Dolls from our lineup of nearly 20 local bands. Rocket To Allentown will be the perfect fall follow-up to Exile on Allen, our annual summer tribute to everyone’s favorite pre-punk band the Rolling Stones. It all happens this Saturday (Sept 10), so get reacquainted with A Different Kind of Tension and Combat Rock before you jump into the pit at Nietzsche’s. —cory perla

9pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 / $5.


The Pillagers

Andy Wenner and the Mascot Assassins

Cowboys of Scotland

  • Gary Zoldos

    We had a blast! You can hear The Pillagers set here:

  • Kurts back

    Kurts Back had a Blast as well!! Thanks for letting us finish the night with another set!!

  • Kurts back

    Lots of great and interesting songs and music!

  • Andy Wenner

    Mascot Assassins had a great time. Thanks to Artvoice and Nietzsche’s.

  • Cory

    Glad everyone had fun! Videos to come soon.

  • Bud Redding / Cowboys of Scotland

    Cowboys of Scotland had a blast!!! Can’t wait till next year. Thanks to Artvoice, Jamie and Cory, you guys rock!

  • Andy Wenner

    Some vids for you from Rocket to Allentown:

    Mascot Assasins:

    Nine Miles to Empty:

  • Jason Gardner

    im from nine miles to empty and we had a ball! Great job every one! Anyone want to hook up for a show hit us up where new to the scene and got alot up our sleeves!!

  • Andy Wenner

    Thanks Corey, please let us know when and where the videos will be posted.

  • Andy Wenner

    Any more vids on the way?

  • Cory

    Vids comin, unfortunately I’m the only one editing them so it might take a while to get all of them up but yours is actually on the editing block as we speak! Will be up by the end of the day.

  • Andy Wenner

    Cool. Yeah I’m sure it takes a while to do….much appreciated!

  • Jason Gardner-Bass player from Nine Miles to Empty / Mascot Assassins

    Awesome! Thanks Guys!