we love pop. we love the bell house. we love all these bands. enjoy our summer festival! (three-night pass ticket here)
tuesday, june 11 tickets here
LILYS + THE CANNANES + VERSUS + ROSE MELBERG
wednesday, june 12 tickets here
FUTURE BIBLE HEROES + THE ALUMINUM GROUP + HONEYBUNCH + TRUE LOVE ALWAYS
thursday, june 13 tickets here
THE PASTELS + DUMP + JIM RUIZ SET + LOIS
+ special guests each night
show starts early 8pm, doors 7pm.
LILYS! full noise version of this fine east coast indie band fronted by kurt heasley and in the band will be a few of the lilys’ past 274 members.
THE CANNANES! all the way from australia! with a sexy new EP out titled small batch! frances gibson & stephen o’neil along with penny mcbride, carlos icaza on drums & a mystery bass player.
VERSUS! from new york city! merge recording artists! fontaine toups! the brothers baluyut (richard & edward)! margaret white! they love meat, sports and rock. we love them.
ROSE MELBERG! all the way from vancouver, b.c.! the dulcet-voiced singer from the softies, tiger trap, go sailor + many other vintage pop groups.
FUTURE BIBLE HEROES! from boston & new york! record release party for the awesome partygoing + their new multi-record reissue package! they haven’t played live since chickfactor’s ten-year anniversary parties in 2002. featuring claudia gonson, christopher ewen & guests (stephin merritt not likely to perform)
ALUMINUM GROUP! from chicago! john + frank navin bring their breezy electropop to new york! they have been working on new stuff!
HONEYBUNCH! from providence! jeffrey underhill & co. probably haven’t played since last year’s chickfactor party! original lineup + special guest.
TRUE LOVE ALWAYS! ace teenbeat recording artists all the way from charlottesville via brooklyn, led by john lindaman!
THE PASTELS! all the way from glasgow, scotland, and also having a record release party, new LP slow summits out in late may on domino & is ace. they haven’t played in new york since 1997! the lineup will be stephen mcrobbie, katrina mitchell, gerard love (lightships, teenage fanclub), tom crossley (international airport) and john hogarty.
DUMP! brooklyn’s own james mcnew (yo la tengo) brings his powerhouse music group to bell house. he’s in the process of reissuing his catalog on morr music.
JIM RUIZ SET! from minneapolis! the (legendary) jim ruiz set have a fab new long player out called mount curve avenue and are always a treat!
LOIS! from olympia, washington! ms lois maffeo brings her smart songwriting skills back to bell house, backed by brendan canty (fugazi, deathfix) and stephen immerwahr (codeine).