THE RETURN OF THE POP GROUP: No. 1 - UPPING THE ANTI
The Pop Group return after nearly thirty years to play a small amount of club dates to "blow the dust off the old songs and pick up where we left off.”
These initial dates serve as a brief introduction to a new generation of the band's signature caustic Molotov dub funk that manifested itself into only two albums that went on to sporn a whole genre.
Formed in Bristol in 1978, The Pop Group were for many the first and the last après punk band. After two seminal albums ‘Y’ and ‘For How Much Longer Must We Tolerate Mass Murder’ the group split in 1981.
"There was a lot left undone,....we were so young and volatile....Let's face it, things are probably even MORE fucked now than they were in the early 80's.....and WE are even more fucked off!"
The 2010 line-up features all original members, Mark Stewart (vocals), Gareth Sager (Guitar, Keys, Sax), Bruce Smith (Drums), Dan Catsis (Bass).
ATP are proud to present The Pop Group over two nights at The Garage, London. Tickets are on sale now, full info below...
ARTIST: The Pop Group
SUPPORT ACT: Special guest DJ T.B.C.
VENUE: The Garage, London, UK
DATE: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2010
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE: £17.50 + bf
VENUE ADDRESS: 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
VENUE TELEPHONE: 0844 847 1678
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Strictly over 14s. Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult (ID required for entry)
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
CURFEW: 10pm Saturday, 11pm Sunday
CLICK TO BUY TICKETS: http://www.atpfestival.com/events/thepopgroup/tickets.php