Damnably Presents 'Walpurgis Night' Alldayer w/ Mike Watt & The Missingmen
Saturday, May 2, 2015
8:00pm - All Ages
22 Blenhein Gardens
London, UK SW2 5BZ
Damnably Presents 'Walpurgis Night' Alldayer
Traditionally the night the dark forces assemble under the stars, we have resurrected some lesser spotted Monsters of Rock for a super fun alldayer at London's favorite venue.
Wegottickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313690
Songkick - https://tickets.songkick.com/events/23264038
mike watt & The Missing Men (Minutemen, Firehose, The Stooges)
The Missingmen are a punk rock trio fronted by Minutemen fIREHOSE Iggy And The Stooges bassist Mike Watt. The band features Watt, guitarist Tom Watson (Slovenly, The Pair Of Pliers, The Jom And Terry Show, Red Krayola), and drummer Raul Morales (FYP, Killer Dreamer, The Leeches, The Secondmen).
Watt is arguably the greatest Bassist the world has known (NME has him as the #34 but they are wrong) and an incredibly creative musician whose played on a massive amount of bands and 2015 is the 30th Anniversary of Minutemen D. Boons death and the 31st anniversary of their Double Nickels on the Dime album and the music of both the Minutemen and Watt continues to be as fresh and punk as it was in the early 80's.
Stewart Lee, Tom Ravenscroft & Stuart Maconie are big fans of this Doom, Prog, Sludge, English Folk-Metal cult supergroup who perform a very rare live show with rumours a new EP on the way.
'powerful and unsettling... Anybody interested in the uncanny zone of slippage between musical cultures and times occupied by artists as diverse as The Unthanks, Belbury Poly and Rose Kemp will find much to love in this album' - The Quietus
'a brilliant exploration of the menace lurking at the heart of the English pastoral. Forget wickerman folk, say hello to pitchfork prog.' - Classic Rock Presents PROG
English Post Punk long-stays play a rare live set. Their 6th album in 21 years 'The Bird is Not The Metaphor' is released on RSD and looks like this:
The Sunday Times “articulate and considered lyrics, softly but precisely intoned, over unexpectedly experimental textures and deconstructed skinny guitar licks, with folksy banjo flourishes and gently lowing strings.”
London's Post-Punk/Art-Rock Trio have a reputation for volcanic live shows. Shonen knife, Bitch Magnet and Geoff farina are fans.
NME ““Second full-length effort ‘san’ pinballs between Pavement, Wire and The Strokes, with a roll-call of special guests including Bitch Magnet’s Jon Fine, Shonen Knife’s Ritsuko Taneda and sometime My Bloody Valentine member Jen Macro”
Popmatters 7/10 “The main discriminant between a bluff and the worthwhile is quality, and smallgang have plenty of it.”
Louder Than War 8/10 “Put it on and just lose yourself in their sound”
East London Post Punk trio who've toured Europe, played Incubate and Handmade festivals and seen BBC6Music/XFm radio play.
The Line Of Best Fit (UK)"a gentleman blessed with an imposing baritone halfway between Bill Callahan and Absentee"
John Kennedy XFM Radio (UK)"FANTASTIC!"
Sodapop (IT)".the visibility they deserve is coming."
Americana (UK) 8/10 "mini masterpiece of lo-fi rumblings."
is a Denton, TX indie rock band with an unhealthy love of power pop and narrative songwriting who have released a handful of story based albums, EPs, and seven inch records since 2003. Frontman Eric Michener performs solo on the heals of the bands latest. An Elephant: an LP and wordless graphic novel about the ghost of Topsy: the elephant who was publicly electrocuted by Thomas Edison in 1903 and her attempts to avenge her death and pass into the afterlife. The results are a unique supernatural-historical-sci-fi-all-ages-revenge-thriller-rock-opera-comic-book.
"An Elephant is a witty, whimsical treat, an unqualified success. That deaf, dumb, and blind kid's got nothing on Topsy" - Under the Radar
"The album may sound like a cutesy concept on the surface, but the way Michener writes from the heart, the inherent sadness of the story, and the ferocity with which the group plays turn An Elephant into something much more than that. Whether one is a fan of concept albums or just hard-hitting, hook-filled indie pop, it's an album worth seeking out."- ALLMUSIC
Acoustic version of this quartet featuring Simon from smallgang with his childhood buddy Alex, both gifted guitarists playing magically intricate parts with rolling impressionistic lyrics. Musically it harks back to Fahey, Chapman & Martyn but with seepage from our times.
Russell & The Wolf Choir
Romford's very own Russell & The Wolf Choir play their second ever show as a full band with Matt Atkins on drums and Russell Evans on Vocals and Guitar.
Sitting somewhere on the same 25 Bus as Kevin Devine, Geoff Farina and Billy Bragg, this is straight from the heart music from a long tradition of Essex balladeers.
Otherwise known as Beattie Wood From France via Brighton whose Intuitive folk songs are as refreshingly kooky as they are hooky.
Her songs are a personal melancholy tinged poetry, inspired by traveling in Norway and this is her London debut!
Sometimes the fates align. Our next gig my friends, is one of those occasions.
Damnably Presents ‘Walpurgis Night‘ Alldayer starring MIKE WATT & The Missingmen
Traditionally the night the dark forces assemble under the stars, we have resurrected some lesser spotted Monsters of Rock for a super fun alldayer at London’s favorite venue.
SHONEN KNIFE 985
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Cafe OTO (map)
22 Ashwin Street
London , UK E8 3DL
After so many of their UK gigs SOLD OUT, Damnably is pleased to announce we'll have a special 'Damnably at 8' SHONEN KNIFE gig as an end of their 'Overdrive' Tour party and in lieu
of us narrowly missing their 1000th gig. Sooo, we celebrate SHONEN KNIFE's 985th gig at Cafe Oto in Dalston with London's smallgang who
also launch their new album 'san (三)' at this event too and Former Utopia.
SHONEN KNIFE 985
At Cafe Oto,
Over 18's only
Advance Tickets £10 @
or via SEE http://www.seetickets.com/artist/shonen-knife/664599
All female Japanese cult trio Shonen Knife finish their 29 date European ‘Overdrive’ tour with one final London gig which is their 985th gig.
Formed in Osaka almost 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and hailed as a favourite by the crème-de-la-crème of Alternative Rock, Shonen Knife remain one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exports.
Live, they are a tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm. As they fast approach their 1,000th gig, Shonen Knife's joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says, “Let's Rock!”
Bad Luck Song >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gifQpJmnlY&feature=kp
Like A Cat >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4d1Nup38Do&feature=kp
When You Sleep (MBV Cover) >>https://soundcloud.com/damnably/shonen-knife-when-you-sleep
Shonen Knife Home site: http://www.shonenknife.net/
Shonen Knife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShonenKnifeOfficial
Shonen Knife Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShonenKnife
Half-japanese London based trio fronted by two baritone voiced brothers that have been making a name for themselves with volcanic live shows exploding tight poppy post-punk with effortless complexity and crazed solo's. Last year the band toured the UK with Bored Spies (members of-Seam/Bitch Magnet/OWC) and just toured the UK with Shonen Knife and release their 3rd album ‘San’ on Damnably June 2nd. See a great review of this in Collective Zine @ http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=9479
“Stylish art rockers “ - Time Out
“Great record” - The Line Of Best Fit
NEW Video>>'Dust' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qRQ8u8g2wE
East London's post punk trio who've toured throughout the UK, Italy and Europe with Shonen Knife & Julie Doiron. Released their self-recorded Collapsar EP in 2013 that saw mostly 8/10 reviews on press aggregate and garnered radio love from Gideon Coe & Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6 Music.
John Kennedy XFM Radio “FANTASTIC!”
Pocket Jury “The overall highlight is the fantastic ‘Blue Fugue’, which sounds like a collision between Frigid Stars era Codeine and Zuma era Crazy Horse"
Slowthrills “…subtle melodies delivered in an understated baritone vocal coupled with edgy, occasionally heavy guitars. The way the songs creep up on you and develop is reminiscent of that great, often overlooked band Silkworm.”
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