Sep 09

Ghoti Hook Reunion Show + The Throes

Ghoti Hook Reunion Show,

The Throes,
Jammin Java All Ages
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM

About the event

Ghoti Hook

Ghoti Hook was an American punk band from Virginia.  They built a following primarily in central Pennsylvania. Ghoti Hook signed to Tooth and Nail Records in 1996, then released four albums: Sumo SurpriseBanana ManSongs We Didn’t Write, and Two Years To Never.

As a three-piece band, and as their last ever studio recordings Ghoti Hook released a six song EP titled EP on Velvet Blue Music. The group disbanded in 2002. The band’s last concert was at Cornerstone Music Festival on July 6, 2002. The concert was recorded and released as a live album entitled Rest In Peace.

Ghoti Hook played a reunion show on June 13, 2009 at Circle of Hope in Philadelphia, PA with the (also reunited) Huntingtons, Speedy Delivery, 274, and Main Line Riders.

Now in 20203 Ghoti Hook is back for a few more shows.

The Throes

The original lineup consisted of singer and guitarist Bill Campbell, percussionist Harry Evans and bassist Joy Gewalt. Friends from the suburbs of Greater Washington, D.C., the Throes released an independent cassette in 1989, The Era of Condolence, featuring seven songs written by Campbell and Evans of “youth, love and unanswered questions.”[1]

In 1990, they were the first alternative pop band to sign with R.E.X. Records, an indie label based out of New York City and known mostly for its speed and death metal acts. In September 1990, they released All The Flowers Growing In Your Mother’s Eyes. Reviewer J. Edward Keyes wrote, Flowers “creates moody, dour pop akin to REM and The Smiths” with “sparkling guitar” driven by “idiosyncratic percussion.” On the whole, Keyes says, the album is “charged with the unmistakable energy of possibility, the sound of a young band who still believes they can change the world.”[2]

Three albums followed: Fall on Your World (1992);[3] 12 Before 9 (1995), featuring the only remaining founding member, Bill Campbell, presiding over its creation;[4] and Ameroafriasiana (1997), ushering the return of Harry Evans.[5]

The Throes fifth album, Evila, is a live album that includes versions of 10 songs, including Say Hello, All the Flowers Growing in Your Mother’s Eyes, and Just One Moment.

In 2020, All The Flowers Growing in Your Mother’s Eyes and The Era of Condolence were remastered and released on vinyl, CD, and digital through Lo-Fidelity Records.

This show is at Jammin Java

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