Candice from Walt Mink
Photo Courtesy of Walt Mink
Thurs., July 28: Rock at The Bell House. Walt Mink, Valley Lodge, The Hrny Wrms
A power trio formed in St. Paul, Minnesota in the early nineties, Walt Mink became known for it’s high-energy live shows and dedicated fans. After making five records and touring extensively with a who’s who of nineties bands from Soul Asylum to Hole, to Urge Overkill and the Lemonheads, the band finally decided to call it quits in 1997. In 2005 they briefly came out of retirement to play two shows, which were filmed for a forthcoming documentary about the band. This summer they will play their first shows since 2005.
Valley Lodge is an unstoppable rock band from New York City. It has been said (mostly by the Scandinavian press) that their music sounds like Cheap Trick, T Rex, Big Star, Michael Jackson, the Raspberries, Slade, the Kinks, and some other stuff too. It’s power pop meets pop rock meets a splash of glam rock meets your best friend’s parents going out of town when you are sixteen and think that they won’t notice if you threw a pool party. Oh, and it’s 1978 and you are hooked on glue.
8 p.m. , $12
The Bell House
Main Event Hall
149 7th Street (Gowanus)