WASTE STUDIO & GRINGO RECORDS PRESENTS:
Floodit 06 - An evening of live music & screen printing...
@ Hopkinson Gallery, The Art Organisation, 21 Station Street, Nottingham
Saturday 20th November, 2010
8pm – late
£4 students / oaps / unwaged
£5 everyone else
Live Music from:
Describing the awesome Bristol afrobeat collective Zun Zun Egui is next to impossible in comparison to actually witnessing them first hand. Led by Mauritian troublemaker and visionary Kushal D (who Nottm folks might remember from Designer Babies), their sound is one of total, brain-melting euphoria. They morph together the irresistible Highlife rhythms of Fela Kuti with a post-Hendrix style of unique and intuitive guitar playing that puts the anally retentive math rockers masquerading as 'afrobeat' to shame. And that's before we even get to Kushal's ecstatic wail. Their sound is untameable, like some beast that no one member has control of but they all just hang on for dear life and enjoy the ride. They blow minds and really, really funk up armpits. They're that good. To quote You Tube user 'Tom' "SHIT I have watched this video five times in a row, really makes me want to whack a fat mambo bell". Indeed.
Sun Araw blends the cosmic ambience of John Coltrane’s ‘Interstellar Space’ LP with the fuzzy drug riffs of Spacemen 3 into a blissful mass of ragged sound.
"A drugged out, bluesy blend of face melting drones, fuzzed out guitar riffs, and repetitive clangy rhythms. Ritualistic and somehow modern, Sun Araw walks the line between pop and drone."
-- Aquarius Records
London based trio mixing stomping drums with duelling medieval guitar riffs and caverns of psychedelic jangle. Sharing their family tree with the likes of Amon Düül II, Sun City Girls and T Rex.
Garage punk from Nottingham. Think The Barracudas and The Wipers.
Plus very special live screen printing from a bunch of very talented designers / illustrators:
Matt Taylor - http://www.matttaylor.co.uk/
Steph Says Hello - http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepinkrobot
Nate Trapnell - http://www.thesouthpaw.com.au/illustration.html
Sneaky Racoon - http://www.sneakyraccoon.com/iWeb/work/ … azine.html
Mr Penfold - http://www.mrpenfold.blogspot.com/
MEGAMUNDEN - http://www.centralillustration.com/artists/MEGAMUNDEN/
Andrew Townsend - http://www.andrew-townsend.com/
Nick Deakin - http://www.nickdeakin.com/
The Tree House Press - http://www.tthp.org/
Klingatron - http://www.klingatron.com/
White Duck - http://www.whiteduckscreenprint.co.uk/
Bring along your own tees / sweaters / tote bags etc and get them printed up live for only £5 per design