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The Event

RIYL

The Loons, Manual Scan, the Unknowns, Tell-Tale Hearts, the Crawdaddys

Inception

San Diego , 1988

Influences

The Move, the Jam, Misunderstood, Pretty Things, the Unknowns, Tell-Tale Hearts, the Crawdaddys

Discography

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The Event was a mod-minded Britpop-style band formed in the late eighties by singer Ken Naylor and singer/guitarist Tim Soete, who were joined by bassist Mike Therieau and drummer Ben Wayne. They signed to Vox Records and went into the studio with Mark Neil of the Unknowns.

After recording a few demos and appearing on the local TV show It’s Happening, they released one album, This Is the Event (1990).

In 2017, the reunited mod/pop rockers were announced as headliners at the Purple Weekend festival happening December 6-9 in Leon, Spain. A Spanish compilation debuted in early 2020, The San Diego Underground Files from Spain’s Bickerton Records, collecting unreleased demos and rare tracks from local bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Event was among the featured bands, as well as Manual Scan and Four Eyes. The albums were made available digitally or on deluxe 10-inch colored vinyl with inserts and posters and extensive liner notes by Manual Scan frontman Bart Mendoza.

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