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Chavez To Play Historic Site Of Stabbing-Riot Jersey Venue

January 26th, 2011 at 5:11 pm by Gerard

(Chavez, photographed sometime between 1956 and 2011)

Having already blown away a global audience with the webcast of their Matador at 21 set, the men of Chavez return to the stage next September 30, playing Asbury Park’s Convention Center as part of the Portishead-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties.   Said auditorium holds a rather special place in rock lore ; in addition to hosting early gigs by the Rolling Stones, Kiss, the Who and Led Zeppelin, the Convention Center was also the host for a 1956 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers set that ended with three attendees being stabbed.  While we’re hopeful history doesn’t repeat itself, it might be a good idea for Chavez to consider a reenactment/exorcism of sorts — surely there are any number of out of work thespians / supernaturalists (or perhaps a combination of the two) that might be available to assist.  We promise to forward all suggestions to the appropriate persons.

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6 Responses to “Chavez To Play Historic Site Of Stabbing-Riot Jersey Venue”

  1. James Says:

    I think the Men Of Chavez need to make a new record. Now.

  2. Jeremy Says:

    If Chavez did a new record, I would lose my shit.

  3. Andrew Hime Says:

    Two shits would be lost. DO IT, CHAVEZ! DO IT NOW!

  4. Clay Says:

    Turns out The James Lo PLAYED that show, with the second band on the bill. Tragic, but no surprise. Fan reaction to early Live Skull was always colorful.

  5. kip Says:

    Is there any way Chavez could make it to Portland? I promise they will not be stabbed.

  6. renae Says:

    i’ve been waiting to see Chavez since ’96. good things come to those who wait?