Ian Svenonius Appointed Director of Bruise Cruise
Bruise Cruise Festival, the first-ever indie rock cruise, is now officially sold out. The festival also recently announced that musician Ian Svenonius will serve as Cruise Director, overseeing the festivities and making sure all cruisers’ needs are met. Svenonius, whose band Nation of Ulysses was an influential part of the early D.C. punk scene, will bring his antics to the floating theater of destruction, but also no doubt function as a kind of elder statesman for the cabinet of stellar musicians lined up to entertain, including the Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Surfer Blood, DJ Jonathan Toubin, and more.
The cruise kicks off with a party in Miami Febrary 24 to give partiers a chance to get acquainted with their seafaring indie rock cohorts (roughly 400 twenty-and-thirty-somethings) and departs the next day for Nassau, where another concert will be held. In addition to the musical line-up, we hear a fashion line inspired by the cruise is being produced. All manner of history will be going down on this boat, and we will be dutifully reporting all the while. (We just hope the boat doesn’t go down with it.) But don’t take it from us. Hear it from the Turbo Fruits: