If the Italian cast of Grange Hill made a pop record.
While I'm at it here is the original Grange Hill and their venture into heavy set message pop with sax solos, slap basses galore.
Wednesday 20 May 2009
"Smoked out child star tape anthems, songs to hold his hand too".
"This is Cosmic Charlie 11 in a series of 25 tapes made to be the secret soundtracks to my summer of love... music for brotherless children."
"PROOF A BOY CAN BE A SIREN TOO" - Thurston Moore
More joyous fuzz ambientance from a truly wonderful label "Night People Records". Cosmic Charlie is a one man tape jams, thats part D. Johnston, part C. Manson. He mostly goes by the name The Savage Young Taterbug and has a super sweet tape out under that moniker.
Download Cosmic Charlie - The Invisible College
Buy The Savage Young Taterbug - "Boys of the Feather" C20
Tuesday 19 May 2009
The 8th Box social show, a straight up "Rock" show, while the most rock band show Ive organised so far thats not full on noise.
Winners of the inaugural Nobel Prize for Rock n' Roll, Trails will excite the eardrums of even the most ardent musical fascists. The London based six piece acknowledges disparate influences such as The Rolling Stones, Def Leppard and Dire Straits. Singer Judas Concubine says: "We just do our thing y'know.... We're essentially a link in a longer chain... the Stones, Kinks, Pistols, Oasis, Nickleback,Trails... who'll be next I can't say, but you know they'll be really
important for, like, everyone.... I'm not saying we're currently the world's best or most important band, but undeniably there's no one else these days who could fill our, y'know... shoe?" Notable for all the right reasons, Trails has established itself through anthemic rock-a-thons like "World of You and Me", "Everyone is Saved", "So Long (So Long)" and many more. The dual guitar work of John Rival and Marc DeNeaux, Paul Nadger's straight-as-a-dye bass playing,the thunderous drumming of Thomas McGhahaughahannahan and
the majestical synth playing of Rudo Svelte all combine to build a stunning platform of rock supermacy for Judas Concubine's soaring vocals and life-affirming lyricism.
A mysterious two piece from Donegal and Derry that help simmer down heightening tensions on the Foyleside with their noise hurdy gurdy Donavon covers back in 2002 that even brought a tear to Michael Gira's dreary eye . After a lengthy career break, they are now back and more blazin than ever, playing a mix of time tested crowd favourites and just plain old white noise.
With the spunk of Barman, , Perkins and Lomax, dubliner Matthew Doyle was been slowly carving out his own style of post palace blues over that last few years.
Live At The Box Social
Saturday 30th of May
DOOR FROM 6PM
€4 suggested donation (To help feed and booze up the acts playing.)
Bring Your Own Dang Booze
Address: The Shed behind No. 236 South Circular Road, Dublin 8.
Directions: 19 or 122 bus (leaves from O'Connell St heading south), get off at the Mosque (ask driver) and continue in same direction as bus up to the crossroads, take a right down donore avenue and take the first right down a small lane. The Box Social is the third door on the right! See google map link below.
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N..Y.C.'S Finest hynotic girl and girl two piece are playing live tonight for the three time in Ireland in under a year at the Academy 2, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1,8pm €16.50
Saturday 16 May 2009
Thursday 14 May 2009
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Monday 11 May 2009
The best punk rock band I've heard this year.Bang boom boom garage rock with Mark E. Aussie spewing out streams of consciousness vocals. The second album "Primary Colours" is a one hell of a joyous listen, it will have you freewheelin' all day long.
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - - Colour Television.mp3
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Which Way To Go.mp3
Buy Primary Colours LP
Saturday 9 May 2009
Wednesday 6 May 2009
Friday 1 May 2009
"The Caretaker project began in late 1996, undoubtedly inspired from the ballroom scene in Stanley Kubrick's "Shining". The first release played and extended this theme of altering 1920's and 1930's ballroom music creating an eerie and haunted soundworld. Subsequently the sound has become darker and often more abstract over time, moving away from the initial idea of a haunted ballroom into territories involving the mind and its abilities to recall memories." - Last FM
As expected from anything connected to Vvm, its slowed down and full of ring mod. On recent trip to "festering fescos", they turned a mundane outing into a magic carpet ride, full of wonder, dread and toilet cleaner.You can get it for free from Vvm test recordings site below. Wonderful stuff indeed.
Download The Caretaker - A Stairway To The Stars LP (2001)