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OK. I think I need to start a new paragraph in order to avoid further asinine rhyming. First up, the folks at seafaring rock 'n' roll festival the Bruise Cruise (the second annual installment of which will take place Feb. 10-13) have announced that — in addition to the already-announced lineup of Fucked Up, The Soft Pack, Neil Hamburger, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, King Khan and the Shrines, Thee Oh Sees, The Dirtbombs and much more — Ty Segall cohort Mikal Cronin and bounce artist Vockah Redu will perform. They also released a fresh Bruise Cruise promo vid featuring a marooned Mr. Hamburger (see it above), made note of the fact that there are "only 50 cabins left!", added San Franciscan Anna Seregina to the comedy lineup, released a Quintron & Miss P track from their Bruise Cruise Records split with Thee Oh Sees (hear that one after the jump) and announced that Vockah Redu and his "Cru" will be teaching a hip-hop dance class called Reduise Ahcise. Do you guys like block quotes? Here's a big one:
Bruise Cruise is thrilled to announce the addition of San Francisco’s Mikal Cronin to the lineup. Taking influences such as the late sixties Del Shannon and The Everly Brothers and filtering them through his own mutant Californian fuzz, Mikal deftly explores his singer-songwriter side that at moments feel like a punk Harry Nilsson or Curt Boettcher - balancing sweet melodies and chords with chunky, psychedelic guitar freakouts. Long time friend and collaborator Ty Segall will be performing in Mikal’s band on board the ship.
Bruise Cruise is excited to announce that America’s Funnyman, Neil Hamburger will be hosting multiple Bruiser comedy hours. He will be performing both on board the ship and on the island in Nassau, Bahamas. Mr. Hamburger is featured in the latest BC video. Directed by Neal Jonas, the video captures Mr. Hamburger marooned on a deserted island, where he wields his sense of humor to befriend a group of monkeys. See what happens when his jokes don’t make the chimps’ cut. ...
In addition to comedy, “life on board” will also feature performance art & dance. Bruise Cruise is thrilled to have bounce artist Vockah Redu on the ship. Bounce music is a genre of rap specific to New Orleans that has invigorated crowds throughout the South. Vockah Redu & Cru will be rocking the boat and animating the stage with their dynamic revival of dance, music, and art. More than your typical hip-hop act, this theatrical performance sets the stage for a sweaty hands down booty up good time, transforming any party, bar, dance floor or in this case ship deck. In addition to their performance on board the cruise, Vockah & cru will be teaching a hip hop dance class called REDUISE AHCISE where they will show you how to rock da boat with your own personal booty dance.
The festival’s record label, Bruise Cruise Records, is excited to premiere the Quintron & Miss Pussycat track “Banana Beat”. The single with be part of a split 7” with Thee Oh Sees. The 7” is part of a limited edition vinyl collection featuring artists from the 2012’s lineup. Every attendee will receive one 7” in their complimentary gift bags. Artwork by Rob Corradetti [www.killeracid.com]
In addition to Neil Hamburger, SF based stand-up comedian Anna Seregina will be performing on the ship. After being involved in theater and improv for nearly a decade and being funny for nearly a lifetime, she decided to take the plunge into stand-up comedy. Her style can nearly be defined as vocal and un-lady-like, drawing heavily on what little life experience she has. She has been described as having the "worst aura." Most facts about her are true. Most truths about her are facts.
This past year, Bruise Cruise traveled across North America, showcasing a Bruise Cruise booth at festivals like Pop Montreal, FYF, CMJ, Fun Fun Fun and Next Big Nashville. Some recent photos from Fun Fun Fun of Ty Segall and David Liebe Hart below.
BC2’s official lineup will feature Fucked Up, King Khan & The Shrines, The Soft Pack, The Dirtbombs, Thee Oh Sees, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Mikal Cronin, The Togas, America’s funnyman Neil Hamburger, Vockah Redu and DJ sets from New York’s infamous soul DJ, Mr. Jonathan Toubin & the Vivian Girls. Tickets are on sale now. Only 50 cabins left!
Bruise Cruise is an exclusive chance to experience the ultimate rock music getaway, taking the best elements of music festivals and placing them against the backdrop of a dream vacation. Artists and attendees will set sail on a three-day, tropical boat cruise offering true music fans the opportunity to witness — and lounge with — their favorite bands in a unique, intimate festival atmosphere.
Bruise Cruise 2 will include multiple concerts at sea, a private island party in Nassau, Bahamas, open-bar cocktail hours, a soul dance-off with cash prizes, comedy shows, lectures, workshops, and a puppetry breakfast hour with Miss Pussycat. Amenities featured on board include: A casino, resort-style pools, hot tubs, miniature golf, dance clubs, water parks, fine dining, all-you-can-eat buffets, and more. The price of one ticket will cover all entertainment, lodging, meals, limited-edition vinyl, Bruiser gift bags, and a limited supply of drinks.