“Yeah, kick out the jams/
I done kicked ’em out!”
Brother Wayne Kramer co-founded the MC5, which released their debut album, Kick Out the Jams, in 1969. With the 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams approaching, Wayne gathered some musicians to tour the music of the MC5, and the resulting MC50 supergroup performs at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Sept. 11. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
“The message of the MC5 has always been the sense of possibilities: a new music, a new politics, a new lifestyle,” Wayne Kramer said of revisiting Kick Out the Jams. “Today, there is a corrupt regime in power, an endless war thousands of miles away, uncontrollable violence wracking my country — it’s becoming less and less clear if we’re talking about 1968 or 2018. I’m compelled to share this music I created with my brothers 50 years ago. My goal is that the audience leaves these shows mesmerized by the positive power of rock music. I’ve come to accept that we were a dangerous band. The music we made at that time represented something that said — we are part of a tribe, we are part of a bigger movement — and apparently it still represents that.”
Watch a trailer for “Kick Out the Jams” 50th anniversary tour with Brother Wayne via YouTube:
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see the MC50 at 9:30 Club. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by the MC5!
For the rules of this giveaway–
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Featuring MC5’s Brother Wayne Kramer, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Fugazi’s Brendan Canty, King’s X’s Dug Pinnick, and Zen Guerrilla’s Marcus Durant
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Doors @ 7pm