World International John Peel Day
Sunday 12th @Catch 22, Shoreditch, London. 7PM-1.00
This is a celebration of the wonderful work and life of John Peel, the greatest DJ there ever will be. 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 and his favourite tracks played at the nights end in a John Peel Wingding disco!
P.W. Long (Southern) a genuine legend whose seminal bands Wig/Mule/Reelfoot preempted The White Stripes with a howling and a hollering of a man on fire playing deadly delta blues in a crucible of hard living and harder rockin!. 'P. W.'s music has always come from the heart. The lyrics resonate with the voice of someone who knows he's made mistakes, but underneath it all, there's a faint hope of redemption.' http://www.myspace.com/justdontseem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.W._Long
Joanne Robertson http://www.myspace.com/jorobertsonblood39n39feathers She is an actual artist plays drums, writes songs, plays guitar, sings and has supported Franz Ferdinand and is soon to gig with the king of cool-Howe Gelb. Her debut album 'Lighter' came out on 'Textile' which is home to Jackie O' Motherfucker and the Telescopes and she looks set to become one of the UK's great unique talents.
M.J. Hibbett 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 show business' show. He is irrepressible and the well adjusted child of Billy Bragg/The Wedding Present and Harry Hill.
Dredlunadare 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 magnitude more interesting than many of the Math Rock clone acts currently hogging London stages. http://www.myspace.com/dredlunadaremusic
Mordros North London's Arty answer to Sonic Youth. Expect Pomo NoWave Postslackerism from this Alt 3 piece who explode with beautiful noise invention. The band features the more attractive members of Huw Stephens favourites 'fantaplastic' and 'smallgang' and sound like Robert Wyatt crossed with the Swirlies.
Russell and the wolf Choir http://www.myspace.com/fadingstarsinautumn Romford's only poet who sits snugly in-between Jason Molina/Geoff Farina and Kevin Devine and deals in the lovelorn lullabies for the lonely, loveless or just a bit heartbroken.
Former Utopia Possibly, the only indigenous cockney still remaining in East London and an iconoclastic genre hopping intellectual sombre song smith. As utopian as Billy Bragg, as haunted as Bill Callahan 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 http://www.myspace.com/formerutopia