Stop Youtube-ing "Typical Girls" and start combing Expedia, because the Slits have reunited! Legendary punks and riot grrrl fairy godmothers Ari Up, Viv Albertine, and Tessa Pollitt have scheduled two shows for early May, one in Dublin and the other in Berlin.
If drool has yet to hit your keyboard, do some homework: the Slits formed in 1976. By 1977 they were on the White Riot Tour, opening for the Buzzcocks and the Clash. Sure beats your gig at the roller rink.
In 1979, they released Cut, one of the greatest punk albums ever made. No, fuck that--one of the greatest albums ever made, period.
On-U Sound's Adrian Sherwood (Depeche Mode, the Fall, Nine Inch Nails) will mix the shows live, and he's on board to produce a new Slits album, tentatively due in the fall.
Swim if you have to:
04-30 Vibe Bar in London's Brick Lane.
05-03 Dublin, Ireland - The Crawdaddy
05-04 Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg