Ronnie Spector (Sat.): Still in great voice at a 2010 gig at the Dakota, the Ronettes singer landed a handful of top 10 hits in the early '60s with producer and ex-husband Phil Spector, including "The Best Part of Breakin' Up" and "Baby I Love You." Said Raidt, "She really was our dream headliner."
The 126.96.36.199's (Sat.): Best known from their appearance in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill, Vol. 1," the all-female Japanese trio plays vintage rockabilly and surf-rock and recently issued a live single on Jack White's Third Man Records. They haven't been seen locally since 2003.
The Muffs (Fri.): This pop/punk band enjoyed modest success in the early '90s and features ex-Redd Kross drummer Roy McDonald. "I've always been a fan of theirs," Raidt said.
Pierced Arrows (Fri.): The one GGR Fest act with a dude for a lead singer, these veteran, grungy Oregonian garage-rockers (formerly of Dead Moon) fit the bill, Raidt said, because: a) "They're so awesome," and b) female bassist Toody Cole "seems to be the glue that holds the band together."
Nikki Corvette (Sat.): Starting out as a teenager in the late '70s, the Detroit pioneer toured with the New York Dolls and put out a cult-loved album, "Nikki & the Corvettes," in 1980. "She's like the first lady of power pop," Raidt said
L'Assassins, the Pinsch, Hot Rash: The three local acts spread out over the weekend are relative newbies who fit the fest's punky vibe. Said Raidt, "We didn't want the bands you can already see at the Turf Club or Hexagon any other weekend."
Also playing: Caroline & the Treats (Fri. and Sun.), White Mystery (Fri.), Midnite Snaxxx (Sat. and Sun.) and the Little Girls (Sat.).