by Touch and Go

Touch And Go Records has announced plans to celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a special Block Party hosted by the Hideout in Chicago.

Founded in 1981 in Lansing, Michigan and Maumee, Ohio, Touch and Go soon found itself at the center of the Detroit punk scene of the early 80s. Early records by classic punk bands Negative Approach, The Meatmen, and the Necros quickly put Touch and Go and the growing Detroit hardcore scene into the national spotlight.

The party will take place on September 8, 9 and 10. All of the profits from the ticket sales will be donated to three Chicago organizations: Tuesday's Child, Literacy Works, and the Thomas Drummond Elementary School.

The party will feature bands both past and present from the roster to celebrate the event. 25 artists are scheduled in all.

  • Calexico
  • CocoRosie
  • Didjits (all original members)
  • Enon
  • Ted Leo + Pharmacists
  • Pinback
  • Scratch Acid (all original members)
  • Shellac
  • The Black Heart Procession