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Published: 2010/05/25

Charlie Hitchcock Rejoins Particle at California Shows

Guitarist Charlie Hitchcock reunited with Particle for two shows this past weekend. The gigs took place at Hermosa Beach, CA’s Saint Rocke and Ocean Beach, CA’s Winston’s on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Both shows honored the lives of longtime Particle fans Jimmy LeBloch and Gregg Lobdell, who recently passed away.

Hitchcock played guitar with Particle throughout both two-set shows. These performances marked the first time Hitchcock has played with the band since 2005 and featured two of the guitarist’s original songs: “Make It Real” (Friday) and “Waterfall” (Saturday). Delta Vova saxophonist Rob Covacevich also sat in with the band on “Kneeknocker” Saturday night.

Particle will perform at Des Moines, Iowa’s 80-35 Music Festival on July 3. The group has not confirmed a guitarist for the performance.

Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA – 5.21.10

Set 1:
Launchpad
The Banker
Triple Threat
Below Radar>
The Elevator

Set 2:
Ed + Molly
Make It Real
Road’s A Breeze (@3AM)
Sun Mar 11

E: Shoe Goo

Winston’s, Ocean Beach, CA 5.22.10

Set 1:
7 Minutes till Radio Darkness
Another Brick In The Wall
Road’s A Breeze (@3AM)
Ed + Molly

Set 2:
The Golden Gator>
Vocoder/Beatbox Jam>
The Golden Gator>
The Elevator
Steve Speech*
Kneeknocker**>
The Golden Gator Reprise

E:Waterfall
Pipedream

*Steve thanked everyone for being a part of the weekend and gave love to Uncle Larry was also invited onstage to show his Particle Tattoo to the crowd. **w/ Rob Covacevich (Delta Nove) on sax

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