Damnably presents is a non profit making anti ‘pay to play’ DIY promotion team that plays John Peel shows inbetween bands and was set up in 2006 as our friends could not get decent London shows. Damnably bi-weekly just Podcasted the 35th show at www.damnably.com
Monday 9th March@Brixton Windmill
Smallgang (hooked Up)
Tuesday March 10th Damnably
is very proud to present Krautrock 'Can' Iconoclast
March 10th Brixton Windmill
22 Blenheim Gardens Brixton,
Tel: 020 8671 0700
Damo Suzuki (Can Iconoclast)
and his 'sound carriers' plus
Cosmic Shenggy (Beijing)
Tickets are £ 7.00 Advance http://www.wegottickets.com/event/42827
Damo Suzuki is a seminal shamanic figure in experimental music. Discovered busking outside a Munich café in 1970 by the Krautrock legends Can-with whom he gigged that very night and then helped create arguably, their finest work: Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi and Future Days. Suzuki then left to become a Jehovah's Witness, only re-emerging a decade later to carry on his spiritual quest to unravel musical and lyrical conventions.
His prolific output inspired most iconic of post punk bands from The Fall, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, Primal Scream and the Happy Mondays.
Today, Damo has left behind old concepts of a touring band and instead has set up a network of ‘sound carriers’ with which he improvises with at each live show. Amongst the legends in his network are Aids Wolf, Tortoise, The Dirtbombs, The Mars Volta, and Stinking Lizaveta!
As Damo says, "I like every concert. When everyone is in the same space and time are very happy. For me it is a really great moment, sometimes, even teardrops start falling because of my happiness. I feel very lucky to be in this moment with such an audience."
Cosmic Shenggy is from Beijing, the daughter of a Cosmonaut and one of the leading lights of the new generation of Chinese avant-garde artists. Originally part of legendary all-girl punkniks Hang On The Box, whom she left to study Philosophy in London and a whole different type of music… She has played with Elliott Sharp, Manuel Gottsching, Alvin Curran, and recorded (as White-with Shou Wang from Carsick Cars) under the patronage of Einsturzende Neubauten's Blixa Bargeld. She describes her unique music as a form of cosmic industrialism, focused on creating rhythm-heavy electronic universes with her Korg MS-20 synth and a handful of samples.
Sputniko! is a London-based cyber artist.
"Hiromi Ozaki is a computer programmer who becomes Sputniko! making music with an armpit Wiimote called Wakki. Also a visual artist, her performances are masterpieces of spontaneity, fun and most importantly, technology. We guarantee you'll be singing 'The Google Song' for months." - Offset Festival 08
@The Windmill, Brixton
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/42827 £7.00 Adv.
Thursday 18th March Damnably is wearing ear plugs and proud to present: www.myspace.com/stinkinglizaveta Stinking Lizaveta (Monotreme)
Stinking Lizaveta (named for a Dostoevsky character) are
easily one of the most jaw-dropping live bands you will see. Their albums are
great, but until you see them live, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Rock/metal/jazz/stoner/doom/SURF/math power trio with electric guitar, electric
upright bass and drums awesome!
They have toured for 10 years with the likes of Don
Caballero, Clutch, Mastadon and many others.
Steve Albini is a friend and fan - he recorded their
first album in his basement and their last album at his electrical Audio
Studio. The new album was recorded by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Rwake,
with support from
www.myspace.com/endoflevelboss The End Of Level Boss (Exhile on Mainstream)
Uber heavy UK quartet whose sole reason for existence is the pursuit of the RIFF. Expect mountainous amp stacks, sweaty pale skinned lost souls in a limbo of noise and tight guitar slinking monstrous perfection.
www.myspace.com/crumblingghost Crumbling Ghost
Formed late 2008 this exciting new post Doom,
PsychFolkcore London 4 piece features members/x members (who makes up these crazy names?) of Koresh, Mordros, Fantaplastic, Among the Missing, Pombagira, Smallgang and Huge Baby.
They a new Influenced by Pentangle, Martin Carthy, Earth, Electric Wizard, Iron Monkey.
@ The Windmill, Brixton www.wegottickets.com/event/42845 £4.00 Tickets Adv
Damnably is now a bit over 2 years old and we have put on lots of shows and frequently got gig of the week in Time Out and were even voted Club of the week in The Guardian!
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