First West Seattle Summer Fest music news: Fastbacks reunion

The first musical act for West Seattle Summer Fest (co-sponsored by WSB) has just been announced – and promoter Jason Fitzgerald says it’s a biggie:

The 29th annual West Seattle Summer Fest will take place on July 8th, 9th and 10th. The team is hard at work planning and finalizing all of the great things we have in store for everyone this year.

Programming for Summer Fest has gotten bigger and better every year. Two years ago, we welcomed a huge crowd for Mudhoney. Last year, it was record numbers for Hells Belles.

And now – we have a special performance announcement that we can’t wait to share…

A one-time-only, Summer Fest exclusive: a reunion of the legendary Seattle band The Fastbacks. Yes, that’s right; Kurt Bloch, Lulu Gargiulo, Kim Warnick and Mike Musburger will play together for the first time in nearly 10 years. Right here in the streets of West Seattle on Friday, July 8th.

And the band couldn’t be more excited:

Mike Musburger – “I never thought I’d get the chance to play these songs again with Kurt, Lulu AND Kim. They have about 15 other drummers they could’ve asked to be a part of this reunion. It will be an absolute joy and an honor to be on stage with The Fastbacks at the West Seattle Summer Fest.”

Kim Warnick: “I still cherish those songs of ours so much….so much so that I am willing to re-learn them all. School starts now! I think it goes without saying that we are all really excited about this show. Sounds ultra fun and punk. Otherwise, what’s the point? Nada.”

As always, all concerts at Summer Fest, including The Fastbacks, are FREE and ALL AGES. The West Seattle Summer Fest is brought to you by the West Seattle Junction Association. …

Further line up announcements will follow in the coming weeks.

11 Replies to "First West Seattle Summer Fest music news: Fastbacks reunion"

  • Oliver Little May 13, 2011 (4:10 pm)

    This is going to be some GOOD BIZ. Viva W Seattle!

  • Mookie May 13, 2011 (4:15 pm)

    O.M.G. Flashbacks of the Fastbacks. This is fantastic!

  • Kittritz May 13, 2011 (4:17 pm)

    Oh, yea; old school! Can’t wait!

  • hopey May 13, 2011 (5:52 pm)


  • JD May 13, 2011 (6:06 pm)


  • dd May 13, 2011 (7:27 pm)

    wonder freakin full

  • John May 13, 2011 (7:28 pm)

    Nothing I love like some home grown power pop!

  • chrisma May 13, 2011 (7:40 pm)


  • dawsonct May 13, 2011 (8:20 pm)


    No, seriously, this is going to be great.

    It’s funny, I still remember little Mikey when we were growing up in Bellevue, and he was going to be the Next Great Magician. Now look at him, playing drums in a dinosaur band!

    Do you suppose Fremont realizes the Center of the Universe shifted to West Seattle about 5 years ago?

  • Billy Plastard May 14, 2011 (6:54 am)

    When is this? Can’t wait to organize a TTown shuttle to this event. Always considered “West Seattle” to be code for, “north North Tacoma”.

  • WSB May 14, 2011 (7:23 am)

    According to the announcement above, published exactly as we received it, July 8th. As for what time of day/night – will almost certainly be in the evening; the Summer Fest big acts have tended in past years to be in the evening, but the full slate’s not out yet, so I suspect they haven’t determined the exact time … soon, though! Watch here and – TR

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