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Damnably is very proud to announce the full line-up for the International World 'Sonic Youth' Day-which is taking place on Sunday the 12th of August @ the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes (London W1) from 5pm-12
Being as we could not get any New York acts to come and play, we have 2 of Newcastle's finest coming down for this, plus 5 amazing London bands, and all for Free. Each band will cover a Sonic Youth song and play their own sets, plus there will be a Sonic Youth Disco, Sonic Youth played in between bands, Sonic Youth Movies on in the Venues own Cinema and all for Free!
Spraydog-After 10 years in the indie underground, arguably Newcastle's greatest yet definitely most underrated band is celebrating in style. Not unlike sonic youth, my bloody valentine, the swirlies and Delgado's. One of the North east's best kept secrets! "the band combine their influences (Pixies, MBV, Sonic Youth, Ride) and spray it with a scent all their own" R*E*P*E*A*T
Pale Man Made- Marc Riley /Huw Stephens /Steve Lamacq Favourites: Newcastle half boy half girl shimmering distorto-Indiepop, sound like Pulp baring a wedding present for Galaxie 500 getting hitched to Sonic Youth in Joy Divisions Manchester.
"Naive but confident, stumbling but accomplished. Like a well groomed Sebadoh enjoying a night out following a successful sex-change". You Get Rhythm
The Slow Life- London based exponents of Slocore-awash with lovely Low, Codeine, Sigur Ros moodiness. They will make you cry!
City Lights-All female London based Garage trio named after a classic Chaplin film and on Pushing Pussy Records-and in the same rocking vein as Holly Go Lightly .They will make you want to boogie!
Fantaplastic-Arty genre jumping north London 5 piece-who muster up a great post-punk /hell-punk noise-not unlike Truman's Water, Thinking Fellas Union Local 282 and Sonic Youth! They will make you mentally ill! "raw lo-fi progressive punk-edged psychedelia"–Organ
Sexual Hot Bitches-Crazed minimalist London lady 2 piece whose sheer enthusiasm and energy has made them favourites of the Hoxton scene. They produce a sound not unlike the Slits and early Fall but sexed up to the max! They will make you want to have rude sex with a stranger!
"Grrrl fronted TSHB, whose minimal punk racket sounds a little Like the Fall"
Former Utopia (East London/Seoul) Mortally sad post-punk 2 piece comprising of East London's George on adapted 6 string bass/vocals and Seoul's Rama debuting on drums. "Like (smog) on holiday in Shellac" DIS They will make you want to fall in love.
before this exciting and Free! Sonic Youth day we also have this great gig!
'Christy & Emily' /LoneLady /Kattparaden / Former Utopia
Tuesday 7th August.
Christy & Emily (New York) are an odd John Cage loving Art post punk double act.
Half John cage Avante Guarde classical and half Velvet Underground indie rocker-this cool 2 piece showcase their debut album on the ubercool 'The Social Registry' label.
"One of the most exciting bands about!" DIS
XFM's John Kennedy/ BBC6's Marc Riley favourites-who are scarily on fire live with wild man drumming, tight abrasive complex chord choppery and a room silencing voice of inordinate power.
"The sound of prime Kim Gordon..." Everett True - Plan B Magazine
Kattparaden (Sweden via Hull)
Debut gig for Sweden's most magical export.
Daniel Johnston'esq haunting piano melodies, mesh with delicate multilayered vocal harmonies creating an otherworldly uplifting beauty.
"Ethereal Swedish answer to Joanna Newsom, but less annoying" DIS
Former Utopia (East London/Seoul)
Mortally sad post-punk 2 piece comprising of East London's George on adapted 6 string bass/vocals and Seoul's Rama debuting on drums.
"Like (smog) on holiday in Shellac" DIS
Tuesday 7th August
@ The Social W1
5 Little Portland Street
£5/5.50 adv/£6.00 on the Door