First there was ABBA’s “Mamma Mia”, then Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” We even have the “Boney M” musical arriving in London’s West End later this year. However, pretty soon it looks like we will have The Who’s Quadrophenia made into an on stage musical as well. I wonder if they will have the scooters […]
As any longtime 2strokebuzz reader can tell you, Waxon7 is pretty much the house band of Chicago scooter parties. Abe (the “singer”) leaves his desk at Scooterworks every night to become the Patrick Bateman of Rock and Roll, stripping it down like a Lincoln Park Trixie layered-up in JCrew for a Chicago winter. Guitarist Vee […]
Stereolab: “Super-Electric” from the Black Sessions (French radio?) Alfredo and I went to see Stereolab last week (thanks Alf!), and while the show was really really great, it was the first time I’d seen them without guitarist/backing vocalist Mary Hansen, who was killed in a bicycle accident in London in 2002. The band bravely and […]
Edith Frost: “If it Weren’t for the Words” from It’s a Game Drag City DC301 We start out with Chicago-by-way-of-Austin-and-NYC singer/songwriter Edith Frost. This song has been a WLUW staple for the last couple months, and the whole album is a mellow Sunday-morning classic must-have. I could name drop all the albums she’s appeared on, […]
Surely with bands out there called “The Scooters,” “Scooter,” (two!) “Lambretta,” and “The Lambrettas,” you just knew there’s a band called The Vespas. And you’d be right, you can find them in Detroit. They claim to sound like the Pixies/Breeders/Cure, but i think they’re a bit more grungy/punky than that, more like Screaming Trees (and […]
Not to be confused with The Lambrettas, Swedish band Lambretta have been tearing up the charts in northern Europe lately. I’m boycotting RealPlayer, so let me know how bad they are. I’m guessing they’re in the Republika mold. Thanks again Lu$, who says, “I can’t wait to ride the new Lambretta.”
Bryan McConnaha of Myron’s Mopeds in Fullerton, California has come up with the ultimate rally anthem. Thanks for the link, Big Rye.
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists “Where have all the rude boys gone?” (.mp3) from the album Hearts of Oak courtesy of Lookout Records.
Chicago’s favorite mod band, Mega Super Ultra, released their second album Back to Take Another Bow this week on JumpUp Records. 2strokeBuzz talked to bassist Mike Stirk about the “mod” label, getting older, and that naked guy at Slaughterhouse VI.
2strokeBuzz interviewed legendary punk guitarist/scooterist/nice guy Tim Kerr in issue 1, as he was launching the Lord High Fixers. Geoff Prezkop caught up with Tim (Big Boys, Jack O’ Fire, The Monkeywrench) and Mike Carroll, Tim’s bandmate in Lord High Fixers, Poison 13, and their newest project Total Sound Group.
The Chicago Reader featured a flattering column last week about The Ponys, a new band featuring Chicago scooterist Ian Adams, formerly of Happy Supply. They’ve already released a few singles and their album, Loaded with Romance is due out in March on In the Red. (Pre-order “Loaded With Romance” from Amazon.)