What is the world coming to? My younger punk self would never believe what a germophobe I’ve become. “Baby punk” me used to jump on mattresses in trash strewn alleyways. The punker, younger me wouldn’t bat an eye at swimming in a river, shiny with oil and carrying the waste of a city, on a cold spring day. There were a good amount of drunk nights licking – literally – bottoms of boots in stupors of stupidity. Today I’ve washed my hands ten times before 10 AM and took an unseasonably early shower after getting back from the outside world…
Not that there’s much going on out there right now.
Gigs, concerts, and fests are shutting down; cancelling one by one. Venues, promoters, and many stranded musicians are left with shuttered shows, postponed tours, and useless merchandise. The Calendar is left in neglect and disrepair because there are too many fliers with the word ‘cancelled’ on them being posted every minute to keep up. This whole ‘global threat’ thing is starting to look like a huge bummer.
But it doesn’t have to be.
As my plans for the week, the month, the summer began to crumble, I began to really miss the tediousness; the excitement; the fun of a weekend filled with gigs and friends. And when I’m not busy missing the real world, I’m busy trying to find something to do. It doesn’t take long either. If you know this blog, the YouTube channel, or follow Turn on the Tube on Instagram, you know it’s no task to bore me. And I began to think…
If no one is can throw a fest, I’ll just throw my own. If no one can go outside, I’ll bring the fest home. I Request Fest was born.
I Request’s line up is comprised entirely of footage found on Youtube of bands YOU requested. 3 days. 10 shows. Over 100 punk bands. All streamed directly to your living room, your bedroom, your bathroom for all I care. Join me and other quarantined fest goers this weekend by… logging into the livestream.
Tune in on the YouTube channel to reserve your spot in the front row for I Request Fest and check below to see when your favorite band is playing.
I REQUEST FEST LINEUP
FRIDAY BASEMENT SHOW – 3PM-5PM EST
FRIDAY VENUE GIG – 6PM-9PM EST
CB Radio Gorgeous
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads
LATE WAREHOUSE GIG – 10PM-12:30 EST
PCP and the Knives
STUDIO MATINEE – 12PM-2PM EST
The Resource Network
Lumpy and the Dumpers
BAR GIG – 3PM-5PM EST
Research Reactor Corp
SATURDAY VENUE GIG – 6PM-9PM EST
L.O.T.I.O.N. Multinational Corporation
LATE LATE GIG – 10PM-12:30AM EST
SUNDAY MATINEE – 10AM-1PM EST
SUNDAY BASEMENT SHOW – 2PM-5PM EST
SUNDAY VENUE GIG – 6PM-9:30PM EST
Judy and the Jerks