Saturday, April 19, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Cherie Currie, of The Runaways, to perform at Philly's Guitar Army

Guitar Army has gained a citywide reputation for being one of the most rousing parties around.

Cherie Currie, of The Runaways, to perform at Philly's Guitar Army

Musician Cherie Currie attends a premiere for the film ´The Runaways´ at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Musician Cherie Currie attends a premiere for the film 'The Runaways' at the Landmark Sunshine Theater on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

"Guitar Army's calling is a means to raise awareness to the cultural significance of the MC5, Stooges, Runaways, Ramones, Velvet Underground and the New York Dolls lives and careers." – those are the words of Guitar Army's one man show, Eddie Gieda.

If you're unfamilar, Guitar Army has gained a citywide reputation for being one of the most rousing parties around. We really mean that. DJ and music connoisseur Edward B. Gieda rocks the The Barbary house with his huge collection of un-tinged, punk-fueled vinyl records every month. It drums up every bit of rebellious nostalgia you may have inside of you and lets it out on the dncefloor. Friday night, this legendary throwdown will reach new heights.

Cherie Currie is famously known as the lead vocalist of all female, ‘70s rock band, The Runaways. We bet you’re all too familiar with their hits like “Cherry Bomb,” “I Love Playin’ With Fire” and other vivacious rebel yell anthems. "In an era where almost weekly we watch the unsettling demise of so many legends, like the late Lou Reed, it is imperative that a platform for celebrating the underground rock & roll experience in the form of a DJ/live music hybrid event exists," Gieda says.

Currie will be making a special appearance at this month’s edition of GxA. She’s got a ton of new material to share and is, undoubtedly, going to play a number of hits that she shared with The Runaways.

Friday, Nov. 15, 9 PM – 2 AM
The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.
21+, More Info

Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
About this blog
Encompassing the sounds and beats of the city, we're here to turn you on to the local notables and under-the-radar artists, while showing you more of the bands and hot spots you already know and love.

Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected