Particle, Irving Plaza, NYC, 10/31/03- photo by Robert Massie

Following a separation that lasted nearly five years, guitarist Charlie Hitchcock will return to the stage with Particle this weekend. These performances will take place on Friday, May 21 at St. Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA and Saturday, May 22 at Winstons in Ocean Beach, CA. The shows will take place in memory of early fans Gregg Lobdell and Jimmy Lebloch as the group explains that it “is eternally grateful for all the friendship and amazing experiences they shared with Jimmy and Gregg over the years, and they feel the best way to help their friends and family celebrate the lives of these two special people is to come together to perform as the classic Particle lineup that Jimmy and Gregg both loved so much.”

To mark the reunion on, we’re now offering a Live from Jam Nation archival performance by Hitchcock and the group, which also features keyboardist Steve Molitz, drummer Darren Pujalet and bassist Eric Gould.