Tuesday, February 9, 2010

School for the Dead and V66

V66 ReunionNext Thursday, February 11th, School for the Dead is playing a crazy one-song set at this huge V66 Reunion Concert in Boston. V66 was an independent music video station on the east coast of Massachusetts in the 80's.

You may be aware that we happen to have a song called V66. We'll be playing that song somewhere during the night between all these great reuniting bands that used to grace the TV screen in my basement.

Press Release:

"Legendary Boston Music TV Channel V66 To Hold Reunion Concert at The House of Blues on Thursday, February 11, 2010. 7PM. ALL AGES!

Boston, MA, December 17, 2009--Boston, 1985: a new television station is discovered by the cable-deprived citizens of southern New England as they channel-surf the higher ranges of local UHF. Passing through Channel 66 they suddenly find one of their favorite music videos, hosted by a VJ they’ve never seen before. They do a double take: “Isn’t MTV only on cable?”. As they sit back and watch the action unfold, the answer is revealed. It’s not MTV: it’s V66.

While on the air for only 18 months, V66 made an undeniable impact on the Boston rock scene. This was cooler than MTV. It introduced a potential 2 million viewers to local bands in a way no local magazine or radio station ever could. V66 shaped and defined an era of Boston rock.

25 years later, Cruising In The Van Productions is wrapping production on the documentary “Life on the V: The Story of V66”. In celebration of the film and the 25th anniversary of V66, Cruising In The Van is proud to announce: The V66 Reunion Concert.

Taking place at Boston's House of Blues, the anniversary show features live performances from Rods & Cones, The Fools, Animotion, O Positive, Lizzie Borden & The Axes, Woody Geissmann of The Del Fuegos, Digney Fingus and Big City Rockers featuring Fred Pineau & Tom Hauk performing the music of The Atlantics. In addition to live performers, which are a who's who of V66 era Boston Rock, special guests include Ernie Boch Jr., School For The Dead, and many former V66 VJ's including John Garabedian, David O’Leary, Bill Stephens, Tank and many more."

Doors open at 7pm, tickets are only $20 and it's an18-plus event on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at The House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA .

Tickets are on sale now through Live Nation right here.

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