Scrawl, Shannon Wright, & Joel R L Phelps + FU DJ SET
When
Thursday, November 29, 2012
8:00pm - (DJ SET) - 18+ Buy Tickets
Where
83 Rivington Street
London , UK EC2A 3AY
Other Info
Damnably is exceedingly stoked to announce this night featuring 3 of incredible acts:

Scrawl
Shannon Wright
Joel R L Phelps

Cargo, Shoreditch - London
7pm
Tickets £12 advance
on sale 10am Thur 23rd August
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182479
http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/event_gce_38555a.html
http://www.seetickets.com/Event/SCRAWL-SHANNON-WRIGHT-JOEL-R-L-PHELPS/Cargo/660710
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=528202

Scrawl
“Long before the riot grrrl movement opened the floodgates for the widespread emergence of female artists in the male-dominated world of indie rock, the Columbus, Ohio-based trio Scrawl carved out their own tough-minded yet feminine niche within the underground community. Formed by singer/guitarist Marcy Mays, bassist Sue Harshe, and drummer Carolyn O'Leary, the group --originally dubbed "Skull" -- debuted in the summer of 1985 by playing a 20-minute opening set for the Meat Puppets; with the financial assistance of friends, they entered the studio to record their debut effort a year later, releasing Plus, Also, Too on the small No Other label in 1987. In the wake of the album's strong reviews, Scrawl toured extensively before signing to the Rough Trade label in 1988. He's Drunk, an assured indie pop effort recorded at Prince's Paisley Park Studio, soon followed, and in 1990, the trio returned with Smallmouth, a more intimate album produced by Gary Smith. Problems with Rough Trade forced Scrawl to depart the label in the autumn of 1990; a few months later, the company declared bankruptcy, and with its demise, the group's back catalog immediately went out of print.

The sting of the Rough Trade debacle clearly informed 1991's superb Bloodsucker, recorded with Steve Albini; a biting, bitter record, it too fell prey to industry whims and poor distribution, quickly joining the group's other records in limbo. After O'Leary broke ranks, Scrawl mounted the "Foxcore, My Ass" tour as an acoustic duo, recruiting new drummer Dana Marshall prior to signing with the Simple Machines label for 1993's Velvet Hammer. After jumping to Elektra, Scrawl issued their major-label debut Travel On, Rider in 1996. Nature Film followed two years later.” (Jason Ankeny, Rovi)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrawl/113672695309863


Shannon Wright

Shannon Wright's alt.country trio Crowsdell released two acclaimed LPs for Big Cat during the 1990s. They were recorded by Steve Malkmus and were regular John Peel favourites. When Crowsdell disbanded in 97', Shannon Wright thought about quitting music. After borrowing a 4 track machine, however, Wright taught herself to play drums, and a musical metamorphosis was set in motion. Her solo releases since have unleashed a visceral, abrasive, and raw form of post-punk expressionism. Wright's guitar-playing, and her approach to composition are simply unique.

Wright has recorded with Steve Albini and Yann Tierson, since signing to Touch and Go Records. She has made eight acclaimed albums (including FlightSafety, Maps of Tacit, Over The Sun, Let in the Light, and most recently, Secret Blood). In the live arena, she really shines; Shannon has been the touring partner of choice for Low, Sleater-Kinney, The Dirty Three, and Nick Cave, and was part of the ATP curated by Shellac and the Dirty Three. This is a rare opportunity to see a remarkable, intense, and groundbreaking performer in the U.K. Don't miss it.


http://www.facebook.com/shannonwrightmusic?sk=wall

http://www.viciouscircle.fr/site/?q=artistes%2F40

http://www.tgrec.com/bands/band.php?id=21

http://wearsthetrousers.com/2010/11/shannon-wright-secret-blood/

Joel R L Phelps

Joel R.L. Phelps is from Billings, Montana. He started playing music in around 1982, co-founding a regionally infamous post-punk group, Ein Heit, in Missoula in 1983. Ein Heit suspended operations in 1987 and bandmates Phelps and Andrew Cohen then formed rock 'n' roll ensemble Silkworm in 1988. After 3 LPs and many barnstorming national tours, Phelps left Silkworm in 1994, perhaps due to the pressures of all the travel, and perhaps some unconscious musical prompting. In a split that can compared to a Buzzcocks/Magazine schism (except for the lack of fame, money or any musical similarities), both parties would go on to their finest works --- Silkworm, having staked a claim as one of the U.S.ís most important bands, Phelps, as the nation's most unique singer/songwriter. Joel struck out on his own in 1995 forming his own group, The Downer Trio. The Downer Trio feature William Herzog (Citizen's Utilities, Neko Case, Sunn0)))), Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter) and Robert Mercer (auxiliary guitar and bass), musicians with a similar minimal sensibility who, in truth, make the music really work. With four albums, two EPs and two singles and some compilation appearances to their collective credit, the group has assembled an accomplished and formidable body of work: no matter what the self-effacing Phelps might tell you to the contrary.(lifeted from the 12XU website)


Press

'Customs' review 7.9 Pitchfork
"at once tragic and tender, an epic expression of defeat that masterfully underscores its despair with sweet strains of hope." - Colin Helms, CMJ

"...Crazy Horse ferocity and punk brevity...this versatile outfit hasn't made a misstep yet." - Franklin Bruno, Puncture
"Joel R.L. Phelps has put out some of the most compelling 3:00am- and- a- bottle- o'- booze music around." - Jeremy Schneyer, Pitchfork
"Joel was in silkworm (which everybody knows is the best band ever) up until their 1994 album libertine, after which he left and started releasing music on his own and with the downer trio.
his 1999 album blackbird is easily one of the best rock albums of the last 10 years. it's so fucking good. i dream of making an album this raw and awesome. too bad barely anybody has heard it and it's super hard to find.
bla bla bla i love joel phelps."
Ladyhawk (Jagjaguar)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/jrlpdt/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7efesJwRqdE&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoGwItS0Ggs
http://www.12xu.net/jrlp.html


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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 Shows

Damnably Presents : Bottomless Pit & Uzeda
When
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
8:00pm - supporting Bottomless Pit & Uzeda - 18+ Buy Tickets
Where
91 - 95 Brick Lane London E1 6QL
London , UK E1 6QL

Damnably is very happy to Present one of our favourite bands in the world and it's their UK debut no less! we've been patient for years and now 'Bottomless Pit' are coming to play as part of the SOLD OUT Shellac ATP. Hurrah!
'Uzeda' (IT) & FU (UK) join them Upstairs at the Vibe Bar, Brick Lane. London for a night of super incredible post punk rock!
Nov 28th

7pm
over 18's only


Adv Tickets £8 via
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/189162
http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/event_gce_39577a.html
http://www.seetickets.com/Event/BOTTOMLESS-PIT/Vibe-Bar/668973


Bottomless Pit is an indie rock band from Chicago. Guitarist Andy Cohen and baritone guitarist Tim Midgett, both formerly of Silkworm, formed the band with drummer Chris Manfrin of Seam and bassist Brian Orchard of .22 in 2005. Since inception the group has issued three critically acclaimed records and toured in the United States and Canada. The band also played one show in Paris to open the Villette Sonique Festival in June 2008 at the invitation of fellow Chicago-based rock trio Shellac.

Their debut album Hammer of the Gods earned favorable reviews from various music publications. The album was in part recorded at Electrical Audio studios by Greg Norman and initially self-released on 45rpm vinyl. Notably, the vinyl record also included a copy of the album on compact disc for convenience. The following EP, entitled Congress, was also released in this format. Both releases are available for digital download from New Jersey based label Comedy Minus One.


"Blood Under the Bridge" is the third record and second
full-length by Bottomless Pit, a quartet formed in 2005 by
erstwhile Silkworm members Tim Midgett and Andy
Cohen.
Their longtime friends Chris Manfrin (Seam) and Brian
Orchard (.22) complete the quartet.
The album explores the awful and thrilling randomness of
fate, with a hard fix on the future.
Affectionate and brusque, languid and bracing - it is nearly
peerless modern postpunk.
Praise for the band's first album, "Hammer of the Gods":
"8.3 - As fine a debut as folks could hope for." - Pitchfork
"Fiercely intelligent." - Dusted
"Album of the year." - Questionable Content
"I can't recommend picking up this album enough." - Built On A
Weak Spot
"Truly transcendent." - Alternative Press
"I highly recommend this darkly and dryly spectacular LP." - The
Village Voice
"It's perfect." - Flux Rad
"Reveals new subtleties with every listen." - Spin
"Another high-water mark." - Time Out Chicago

http://bottomlesspit.us/


Uzeda is a four piece band that hails from Catania, a city in the region of Sicily. Catania is known for its close proximity to Mt. Etna, a volcano so consistently explosive that it makes the most obvious and closest point of comparison for Uzeda's music. It seems only right to say that Uzeda is the musical equivalent of this smoking mass of rock, because the songs they create together ebb and flow like molten lava. And the red-hot blasts of noise they've forged on their six albums are fiery enough to leave scars and burn marks. One of the first things you'll notice upon listening to Uzeda is the anguished screams of lead singer Giovanna Cacciola. Notice just how quickly she can switch from crooning to howling on her intense singing. She practically reaches out of the speakers and demands your attention. The angular, corrosive guitar work, courtesy of Agostino Tilotta, is right there in the mix too, providing its own commentary. And the punishing combo of Raffaele Gulisano on bass and Davide Oliveri on drums is the group's constant. Throughout the albums, Raffaele's bass work takes the lead as often as any other instrument. One-sided music this is not. This type of songcraft needs a sympathetic producer, so who else were the band to call than Steve Albini? He and Uzeda have a long history together, with him having recorded 4 of their 6 albums. He traveled to Catania (Sicily) to record “Waters”, to France to record "4", to France again to record "Different Section Wires", to Senigallia (Italy) to record “Stella”. Sure enough, the sounds he captured on tape are just as muscular and natural as you'd expect watching Uzeda live on stage, and any fan of the genre will be thrilled to discover the wonderful performances the band laid down in the studio. Every album has been distilled down to the rough essence of its pure creation. And if you need your bands to make concessions to the listener, forget about it. This music is made for those who like their rock uncompromising, passionate, and honest. There isn't a lick of false pretension in Uzeda's music. And that's the only way they'd have it.

http://www.tgrec.com/bands/band.php?id=84


FU are an East London based Rock band. They've toured throughout the UK, Italy and Europe and shared stages with Shonen Knife, Bitch Magnet, Shannon Wright, Julie Doiron, The Thalia Zedek Band, Geoff Farina & Chris Brokaw, Thee More Shallows, Swell, PW Long, Bellini and David Grubbs.

The band have 2 record labels and a Photography business between them hence this is their 2nd UK gig this year.

Gaffa “…The band’s timing was absolutely superb, and the chemistry between Rama and George was a pleasure being a spectator. The heavy drums and the piercing guitar cultivated melodic love. Definitely a band to well could bear to hear again,..”.

The Line Of Best Fit “a gentleman blessed with an imposing baritone halfway between Bill Callahan and Absentee”

http://www.damnably.com/former-utopia/

Scrawl, Shannon Wright and Joel R L Phelps also play Cargo on Nov 29
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182479

Other Info
Damnably is very happy to Present one of our favourite bands in the world and it's their UK debut no less! we've been patient for years and now 'Bottomless Pit' are coming to play as part of the SOLD OUT Shellac ATP. Hurrah!
'Uzeda' (IT) & FU (UK) join them Upstairs at the Vibe Bar, Brick Lane. London for a night of super incredible post punk rock!
Nov 28th

7pm
over 18's only


Adv Tickets £8 via
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/189162
http://www.gigantic.com/gigantic/event_gce_39577a.html
http://www.seetickets.com/Event/BOTTOMLESS-PIT/Vibe-Bar/668973


Bottomless Pit is an indie rock band from Chicago. Guitarist Andy Cohen and baritone guitarist Tim Midgett, both formerly of Silkworm, formed the band with drummer Chris Manfrin of Seam and bassist Brian Orchard of .22 in 2005. Since inception the group has issued three critically acclaimed records and toured in the United States and Canada. The band also played one show in Paris to open the Villette Sonique Festival in June 2008 at the invitation of fellow Chicago-based rock trio Shellac.

Their debut album Hammer of the Gods earned favorable reviews from various music publications. The album was in part recorded at Electrical Audio studios by Greg Norman and initially self-released on 45rpm vinyl. Notably, the vinyl record also included a copy of the album on compact disc for convenience. The following EP, entitled Congress, was also released in this format. Both releases are available for digital download from New Jersey based label Comedy Minus One.


"Blood Under the Bridge" is the third record and second
full-length by Bottomless Pit, a quartet formed in 2005 by
erstwhile Silkworm members Tim Midgett and Andy
Cohen.
Their longtime friends Chris Manfrin (Seam) and Brian
Orchard (.22) complete the quartet.
The album explores the awful and thrilling randomness of
fate, with a hard fix on the future.
Affectionate and brusque, languid and bracing - it is nearly
peerless modern postpunk.
Praise for the band's first album, "Hammer of the Gods":
"8.3 - As fine a debut as folks could hope for." - Pitchfork
"Fiercely intelligent." - Dusted
"Album of the year." - Questionable Content
"I can't recommend picking up this album enough." - Built On A
Weak Spot
"Truly transcendent." - Alternative Press
"I highly recommend this darkly and dryly spectacular LP." - The
Village Voice
"It's perfect." - Flux Rad
"Reveals new subtleties with every listen." - Spin
"Another high-water mark." - Time Out Chicago

http://bottomlesspit.us/


Uzeda is a four piece band that hails from Catania, a city in the region of Sicily. Catania is known for its close proximity to Mt. Etna, a volcano so consistently explosive that it makes the most obvious and closest point of comparison for Uzeda's music. It seems only right to say that Uzeda is the musical equivalent of this smoking mass of rock, because the songs they create together ebb and flow like molten lava. And the red-hot blasts of noise they've forged on their six albums are fiery enough to leave scars and burn marks. One of the first things you'll notice upon listening to Uzeda is the anguished screams of lead singer Giovanna Cacciola. Notice just how quickly she can switch from crooning to howling on her intense singing. She practically reaches out of the speakers and demands your attention. The angular, corrosive guitar work, courtesy of Agostino Tilotta, is right there in the mix too, providing its own commentary. And the punishing combo of Raffaele Gulisano on bass and Davide Oliveri on drums is the group's constant. Throughout the albums, Raffaele's bass work takes the lead as often as any other instrument. One-sided music this is not. This type of songcraft needs a sympathetic producer, so who else were the band to call than Steve Albini? He and Uzeda have a long history together, with him having recorded 4 of their 6 albums. He traveled to Catania (Sicily) to record “Waters”, to France to record "4", to France again to record "Different Section Wires", to Senigallia (Italy) to record “Stella”. Sure enough, the sounds he captured on tape are just as muscular and natural as you'd expect watching Uzeda live on stage, and any fan of the genre will be thrilled to discover the wonderful performances the band laid down in the studio. Every album has been distilled down to the rough essence of its pure creation. And if you need your bands to make concessions to the listener, forget about it. This music is made for those who like their rock uncompromising, passionate, and honest. There isn't a lick of false pretension in Uzeda's music. And that's the only way they'd have it.

http://www.tgrec.com/bands/band.php?id=84


FU are an East London based Rock band. They've toured throughout the UK, Italy and Europe and shared stages with Shonen Knife, Bitch Magnet, Shannon Wright, Julie Doiron, The Thalia Zedek Band, Geoff Farina & Chris Brokaw, Thee More Shallows, Swell, PW Long, Bellini and David Grubbs.

The band have 2 record labels and a Photography business between them hence this is their 2nd UK gig this year.

Gaffa “…The band’s timing was absolutely superb, and the chemistry between Rama and George was a pleasure being a spectator. The heavy drums and the piercing guitar cultivated melodic love. Definitely a band to well could bear to hear again,..”.

The Line Of Best Fit “a gentleman blessed with an imposing baritone halfway between Bill Callahan and Absentee”

http://www.damnably.com/former-utopia/

Scrawl, Shannon Wright and Joel R L Phelps also play Cargo on Nov 29
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/182479

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Wed, 28 Nov 2012 Shows

When
Friday, October 26, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Tromso, NO

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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 Shows

When
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Helsinki, FI

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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 Shows

When
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Oslo, NO

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