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Rocket to Allentown / Beautiful Day on Allen

Rocket to Allentown / Beautiful Day on Allen

Saturday, September 15

What do U2 and the Buzzcocks have in common? How about the Edge and Johnny Thunders or Bono and Dee Dee Ramone? Virtually nothing. After putting together a tribute to U2 that we’re calling Beautiful Day on Allen, we received demands to bring back last year’s tribute show, Rocket To Allentown: a tribute to punk rock. So we’re going to do both. A night of the Edge and straight edge, “Have a Nice Day,” and “Beautiful Day.” Local bands the Pillagersthe Screaming Jeans, and the Grand National will show up this Saturday (Sept 15) to perform a tribute to the legendary Irish Activists. They’ll play hits like “With or Without You,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” and “A Day Without Me.” On the flip side, bands like Crazy MommaBackhoeNutt, and Thunderbirds will play songs by everyone from the Clash to the Buzzcocks, Tom Tom Club, the Ramones, and the Sex Pistols. Each band will cover three songs by the band of their choice and rock the stage, presumably in torn clothing, with rotting guitars covered in stickers. It all happens Saturday at Nietzsche’s, so bring your Bono sunglasses, but watch out for the guy with the safety pin poked through his cheek. —cory perla

9pm Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 / $5, 21+

  • rickeyroma

    4th but 1st wants to thank Jamie, Artvoice, and Nietzsche’s.  We had a blast.

  • Ross Vegas

    Thanks for removing the misspelled Doppelgangers name, but removing our name out right??