World International John Peel day starring P.W. Long
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'World International John Peel Day' Sunday Oct 12th @Catch 22, Shoreditch, London. 5PM-12.00
This is a celebration of the wonderful work and life of John Peel, the greatest DJ there ever will be and without whom the face of music today would be a great deal less rich.
Tickets are £6.00 via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/36764
This special gig will be an alldayer and will have John Peel shows played throughout the day and his favourite tracks played at the nights end in a John Peel Wingding disco!.
Acts performing are;
P.W. Long (Wig/Mule/Reelfoot) genuine legend. Read the links below for the full story behind this man who is mates with Shellac and worked with Jesus Lizard's Drummer and many others.
M.J. Hibbitt http://www.myspace.com/mjhibbett king of Optimistic Pop and Steve Lamaq/Radio6/XFM favourite who had 3 million downloads of his recent smash hit Hey Hey 16K and had a sell out run at the Edinburgh festival with his 'my exciting life is showbusiness' show. M.J Hibbett has a great many records out at the moment on his very own Artists Against Success Label.
Joanne Robertson http://www.myspace.com/jorobertsonblood39n39feathers She plays drums, writes songs, plays guitar, sings and is shockingly also one of the few bonafide visual Artists in East London who has supported Franz Ferdinand and is soon to gig with Howe Gelb. Her debut album came out on Textile which is home to Jackie O' Motherfucker and the Telescopes.
Lower Slaughter the nowavepostslacker artrockercore sonic youth of North London. The band features the more attractive members of Huw Stephens favourites Fantaplastic and Smallgang and sound a bit like Robert Wyatt backed by The Swirlies. Website link due soon.
Dredlunadare (TBC) A John Peel day would not be complete without a super loud and scary act so we have these Barking based shellac'ish noizeniks who stir up a crazed angular ruckus which is several orders of magnitube more interesting than many of the Math Rock clone acts currently hogging Londons stages. http://www.myspace.com/dredlunadaremusic
Russ and the wolf Choir http://www.myspace.com/fadingstarsinautumn Romford's only poet who sits snuggly inbetween Jason Molina/Geoff Farina and Kevin Devine and deals in the lovelorn lullabys for the lonely, loveless or just a bit miffed.
Possibly, the only indigenous cockney still remaining in East London and an iconoclastic genre hopping intellectual sombre song smith as happy skronking out furious post-punk on a modified 6 string bass or quirky black humoured alt. folk on a raggedy acoustic. As down to earth and utopian as Billy Bragg, as haunted as Bill Callahan, as prolific as The Mountain Goats and on occasion as furious as Shellac. He has the manic obsessive inventiveness of an atheist Daniel Johnston but balanced with the insight and height of George Orwell.
'smog on holiday in shellac' DIS
www.damnably.com has a bi-weekly net radio show dedicated to John Peel in podcast/stream form.