13 May 2010
Wake Up New York 
Here's a timely reminder that The Wake play NYC Popfest 2010 on Saturday 22 May.

To whet your appetite download O Pamela and check out the PopNews.com review of the recent Paris gig.

NYC Popfest runs from Thursday 20-23 May.

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The Wake
Boat
My Teenage Stride
Bears
World Atlas
Very Truly Yours

Saturday 22 May 2010
From 6:30pm

The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn
NY 11215
USA

Tickets: $15 advance / $18 day of show
Ages: 21+

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

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