Grand Central and Poplife present
The Breeders: Last Splash - LSXX 20th Anniversary Tour
697 N Miami Ave.
Miami, FL, 33136
This event is all ages
Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson played their first show together on Friday June 19, 1992, in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club in the north of England, near Manchester. Two days later they supported Nirvana in Dublin and Belfast, and then played at Glastonbury. Back in the US, after playing 27 sold-out shows that fall, they made their way to San Francisco to record Last Splash.
Released August 30, 1993, on 4AD, reviewers described Last Splash as "effervescent," "blistering," and "incoherent." At its center is the infectiously appealing, instantly recognizable "Cannonball." Propelled in part by the video directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze, the song was voted Single of the Year by the NME. After more than two years on the road, they played their last show on September 5th, 1994, at Lollapalooza in Los Angeles.
In 2013 they will play together again for the first time.
"Beachy and fun, this band is sort of like a Ronettes meets Black Lips mash up." ~ Brooklyn Exposed
"They are like the band that sonically beats-up the resident surf rock bands. Cut from the same cloth as Dum Dum Girls, Raveonettes, Black Lips and all the others I feature here on a normally basis, Beach Day have a slick and steady 60s garage rock sounds with those girl group vocals you crave." ~ Music Snobbery
"a truly distinct air of youthful rebelliousness and manic playfulness"
~ Consequence of Sound
"Beach Day specializes in a beachy (duh), garage-minded breed of girl-group pop. Indeed, this wellspring goes back about 50 years, and lots of young acts are reviving it now, but this band's interpretation is so natural and incandescent that they make it feel completely fresh again. They have all the romantic nostalgia that you want from this fare but with just enough garage grit to be au courant. But their universal virtue is their rare melodic gift. Most of their ilk simply don't have the stunningly easygoing songwriting instinct that Beach Day does. And that's the difference. It's basic but it's everything. It's why all their songs sound like singles. Moreover, singer Kimmy Drake has the true voice of a girl-group leading lady, something like a young, white Ronnie Spector raised on punk."
~ Orlando Weekly
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