Influential local noise rock label Amphetamine Reptile Records (also known as AmRep) is coming up on a milestone: "25 years ago AmRep released it's first 7"," the label proclaimed yesterday (which, according to their discography page, was a Halo of Flies 7" in 1986). To celebrate the anniversary, they are organizing what is shaping up to be an epic reunion show on August 28 with seminal AmRep bands the Melvins, Boss Hog, God Bullies, and Today Is The Day; they say they also plan to add more bands to the bill throughout the summer.
"No Cows, we actually tried," the label writes. "Hammerhead??? Stay tuned -- we may all get X-Mas early."
No word on a venue yet, but their Facebook page offers up one more hint: "It will be outside!" Considering that AmRep founder Tom Hazelmyer also owns the Grumpy's chain and the Ox-Op Gallery, our guess is that it will end up in the downtown Minneapolis Grumpy's parking lot -- but we'll post an update once we get more information from the label.
[via Jessica Hopper]
UPDATE: Here's some more info on the lineup and location, via the Modern Radio message board:
Sat. Aug 28th • 3pm or 4pm StartConfirmed Bands not in playing order:MelvinsBoss HogGod BulliesToday Is The DayVazHammerheadWhite DrugsGay Witch AbortionThe Thrown Upsmore to announcedThe show will be held in Grumpy's parking lot, with tented stage so the show will happen up to a tornado conditions (ha-ha) as far as weather goes.Also an exhibit of the Daniel Corrigan AmRep photo's. Dan was basically AmRep go to photographer in everything from LP art shoots to band promo shoots.More art and exclusive releases to be announced.