Chris Brokaw (Codeine/Come/The New year) and Geoff Farina (Karate/The Glorytellers/The Secret stars)
...Plus special guests
& Your New Friend
+ One more TBA
+DJ Set (DJ SET)
£12.00 on the door
Over 18 only
Damnably are proud to present Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina who launch their second release on Damnably together, ‘The Boarder’s door’ which follows their astounding 'The Angel's Message To Me' which received extensive 6music Radio play. Two legends of post punk play 2 sets from 9.30pm featuring ancient ragtime/blues/folk standards and a selection of old and new material from their extensive back catalogues.
BBC 6Music (Tom Ravenscroft): “wonderful, wonderful,
wonderful record... it's pretty enough to drive you
Sunday Times (Stewart Lee): "admirable levels of
consummate artistry, good taste and obvious musical
chemistry... feels like the duo just struck up in the
corner at the tail end of the perfect party."
Geoff Farina fronts Glorytellers, but is probably best known for the abstract lyrics and jazzy post-punk guitar style he developed over his twelve years with Karate, or as one-half of seminal early-90s duo The Secret Stars.
"Mellifluous jazz guitar, irresistible melodies, and heart-tuggingly understated vocals" - Time Out
is one of the hardest working musicians in America and known throughout as a true gentleman. A great guitarist, blessed with a deep soulful songwriting skill and dry smokey voice.
He was a founding member of Codeine; the band that started the Slowcore scene in the late '80s, then he formed Come with Thalia Zedek, now drums in The New Year , plays guitar for Thurston Moore and Evan Dando and most recently in MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES with Bob Weston (shellac). Chris Brokaw is a rare humble genius and one of the finest solo artists of our times.
"Ravaged but beautiful beyond belief, reflecting both the dark, blues-strung grief of Come, and the lean-lined, horizon-fixed heft of Codeine." - Time Out
Radio 6/Resonance FM featured, genre defying intelligent edgy song smith that producing the kind of mortally sad, black humoured alt. folk that reminiscent of Lambchop, Mountain Goats and on occasion Shellac.
George plays Guitar & is from East London, Rama drums & is from East Seoul. Russ plays Bass & is from Romford and 100% of Russell and the Wolf Choir.
They’ve gigged with Steve Malkmus, Shonen Knife, Moon Mama (Afrirampo), Julie Doiron, Thee More Shallows, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and David Grubbs.
“like Smog on holiday in Shellac” DIS
"a gentleman blessed with an imposing baritone halfway between Bill Callahan and Absentee." The Line of Best Fit
Your New Friend
Named after an obscure Smog song, this new acoustic duo features ultra baritone voiced Simon Kobayashi from smallgang, with Sun Kil Moon-esque guitar workouts from Alex Carter (Armchair Songs). They play incredibly pretty songs with a rare level of skill and complexity.
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