Ever since the music world fell over it's collective hysteria at the Pixies reunion tour, bands have been reforming faster than new bands are being discovered. Londonist feels that this is the music industry's equivalent of Hollywood's remake fever. But then again there have been a few good remakes and there may well be a few more good reunions. With another 3 recently announced, the question is - how many of these guys do you remember from first time round?
Lee Mavers is quite possibly the closest thing 'indie' has come to having it's own genuine Brian Wilson - create an album everyone thinks is a work of God-like genius, deny it, go bonkers and disappear, then some years later announce you're back. Unlike Wilson's seemingly endless residency at the RAH you can only catch the Las in London at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on June 15. Don't expect support from Sixpence None The Richer.
Just as eccentric in their time and a band who's past drug habits would leave Liam blushing, Crosby Stills and Nash are returning to play a greatest hits tour at the Hammersmith Apollo on June 28. Bank managers everywhere will be dusting off their kaftans and trying to remember the lyrics to Marrakesh Express. Probably more complicated than those to Freak Scene.
And talking of Freak Scene, just one more time in case you missed it: Dinosaur Jr are back at the Astoria... OK, we think you know how much we love 'em by now.
You can also see The Bees for free at HMV Oxford Street on April 5 at 6pm.