Earwax and P.O.L.E. present a night of rock/punk/new wave/alternative noise pop...
on FRIDAY 28 APRIL
starring WHITE MAN KAMIKAZE + VIDEOSTARR + TELEGRAPHS + MEET.JOHN.DOE + EARWAX DJs @ the DIRTY SOUTH BANK SHOW
Dirty South, 162 Lee High Road, Lewisham, Rocklands, London SE13
Free entry before 9pm then £4 entry / (or £2 with Earwax or P.O.L.E. badge)
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WHITE MAN KAMIKAZE
The Most Dangerous Band in London Town. 21st Century Punks with cut n paste tunes and an increasing mass of Witnesses. WMK and The Fairies Band invaded NYC a few weeks ago, rocked Death Disco and beyond, and won many new friends. The buzz on what Sarf London is doing has spread across the pond big time. Not so "underground" there. Music press, labels and even a film crew checked them out. Bill Kates of XM Radio called White Man Kamikaze "the best live band he'd seen since The Ramones" and booked them for a studio session on their return (mmaassiivvee station!!!!). Check out the website of rock photographer legend BP Fallon for the vibe http://www.bpfallon.com - WMK live and wild on home turf at The Dirty South Bank Show. "This is pure whisky soaked trailer trash ripping up the rule book." (Smash Music) "White Man Kamikaze are like a gang of ASBOs doing the The Clash on karaoke" (Pulse)
Alternative Anthems. Loudly. "If there were any cobwebs around the rafters at New Cross Inn at this point, then Videostarr certainly saw to it that they were permanently blown away." (Pulse). Videostarr learnt and honed their craft with their previous band BBA, earning supports with Reef, gigs at the infamous CBGB’s and Luna Lounge in New York and headline slots at key London venues. When BBA split up last October (sylishly, after a packed In the City set), “O”, Darren & Ben decided to reform as a 3-piece with a stripped down, punkier, punchier sound but still an ear for catchy melodies and thoughtful, universal lyrics covering a wide range of subjects such as loyalty, death, sex and despair. Influences include; Buckley, Muse, Radiohead, The Beatles and Babybird to name but few. Listen to them; come and see them live; buy into the idea that is...Videostarr.
Harmonic Pop iced Brighton Rock. Talk about a rapid rise, Telegraphs arent' yet a year old but have already played sellout shows with Idiot Pilot and attracted the attention of Channel 4's Popworld, where they are hot contenders for a possible TV slot. With a debut single on the horizon, wouldn't that be ace? Nearly as ace as coming to Rocklands to play at The Dirty South Bank Show!
MEET JOHN DOE
About to turn the alternative scene on its edge with their upcoming new EP and explosive and often chaotic live shows, Meet.John.Doe have truly become head turners and groundbreakers within the alternative/experimental rock world. They're playing Rocklands, the advice is that you're there too. "Go out and see them, buy the discs, but for god's sake, don't miss out." (God Is In The TV) "there's boldness, musicianship and intelligence enough here to put Meet.John.Doe at the centre of punk-to-come." 'With a few more years under their belts, they might be the British answer to The Mars Volta' (Metal Hammer)
Andy and Jamie's weekly broadcast from the planet's Time Zone is already the stuff of legend. They play, champion, interview and session the alternative new stars of cyberspace - it's become a weekly on line drop in to catch up on news, gossip and reports of what's been happening on the London Underground that isn't the tube! Earwax has introduced bands to international fans, and has been so successful, in just over a year that they have helped host station, TGR Sound, win an FM license for later this year (which means Earwax will also swell their listeners!). When Earwax launched their first podcast in February, it was highly over subscribed and crashed. But everything's Pocastic now, so you can hear alternative's answer to 20th Century "Disc Jockeys"!... Earwax DJs on the decks turn a gig into a broadcast event. They make the Dirty South Bank Show a show!
Earwax Radio broadcasts online 9pm-11pm GMT on Wednesdays.
Music Tourist Board's live music events. Born at Artful (October non-conventional convention of entertainment and exhibition in Rocklands, get involved in this year's. Stage something) P.O.L.E. stands for many things. Tonight will by a Punky Outgoing Lewisham Evening. And you are all invited to be part of it.
A Real Rock N Roll Venue For South East London. In just a few months under the helm of Monty and a gang of hot new presenters and promoters (including Ludes, Mani, Terry Hall, Alabama 3) and the essential live bands and DJs calling in at what was once, and is rapidly becoming again, a legendary venue. It's the meeting place of the local alternative community and along with The Fox it's keeping Lewisham on the music map... big time.