One of my favorite bands THE MAKE-UP from Washington DC will be playing this weekend at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in the UK. I wish I could be there in London to see them, should be great, catch them if you can in this rare appearance. (probably won't happen again)
Long-dormant gospel yeh-yeh specialists the Make-Up return after 12 years of inactivity at the festival's "I'll Be Your Mirror" weekend in London, May 25 to 27.Quoted text from exclaim.ca
According to a press release, the reunion, which takes place May 27, comes at the request of festival organizers. It's unclear at this point whether or not this is a one-off appearance.
Formed in 1995, the Washington, DC outfit specialized in politically minded bursts that blended elements of soul, punk, funk, garage and more. The group, which often wore matching uniforms, featured former members of Nation of Ulysses and Cupid Car Club, and following their disbandment in 2000, singer Ian Svenonius and bassist Michelle Mae re-teamed for Scene Creamers/Weird War.
Svenonius currently leads Chain & the Gang, while guitarist James Canty is a longtime member of Ted Leo & the Pharmacists.