The seminal new wave band from Birmingham, A Flock of Seagulls made their indelible mark on the world with the iconic video for "I Ran", an early MTV staple. The band went on to record 5 LPs and win a grammy in 1983 for best rock instrumental performance.
BEER TENT STAGE
American roots, jazz and blues.
Formed in Wales in the early 80s, The Alarm became a staple on UK radio with singles like "The Stand" and "68 Guns". They earned an audience in the U.S. touring with acts like U2 and The Pretenders. Their anthemic rock numbers will kick off the Backlot Bash early. Don't miss this set.
Soul Asylum emerged from the same Minniappolis scene that spawned The Replacements and Hüsker Dü before them. Relentless touring, five LPs and college radio airplay made them midwestern club mainstays until they broke through with their platinum selling LP Grave Dancers Union containing the crossover hit single “Runaway Train”. Soul Asylum is touring in support of their new album, Change of Fortune.
Frisbie, named after singer songwriter Steve Frisbie, has released 3 albums of power pop brilliance. Thier songwriting and performing chops have earned them supporting spots on tours with Cheap Trick, Wilco and Matthew Sweet and headline status on stages in Chicago and beyond. Backlot veterans may recognize Steve Frisbie from some of his guest performances with Tribitosaurus.