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Come - it'll be very awesome indeed!
I wish DiS'd give you a clue as to when your title's gonna be too long for the screen.
you people should go.
PWL recommended them to me and as soon as I heard them I was absolutely blown away.
www.myspace.com/gindrinker incidentally. I'll post up do a full blurb about all the bands very soon.
and people should go see PWL & Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences, 'cause they're both ace as well!
and they hear me going on about myself enough too (although I get the impression a fair few DiSers think I do something far more mellow, lo-fi and acoustic-based than is actually the case)
I imagine few London DiSers would know anything about Gindrinker as they're a Cardiff-based band. And they ought to be encouraged to see for themselves how awesome they are!
I must admit it scares me a little.
Well actually nicked from other people's quotes but it'll do the job.
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences present another dose of noisy, chaotic offbeat fun featuring some of the most compelling and entertaining performers around.
This month it's an Anglo-Welsh cultural exchange two of the finest acts Cardiff has to offer join some fantastic London based act for a line-up featuring:
10:45 – 11:15 - David Cronenberg's Wife
Everyone's favourite misanthropic oddball songwriters David Croneberg's Wife return to Silent Night to play another set of Fall-inspired alt-rock. Their debut album is to be released in January and will be sure to assure them cult status so come along and see them for yourselves.
'Dark and twisted as the name suggests' (London Metro.)
'The best undiscovered band in the country. Tom Mayne is a stunning lyricist who peels back the skin of humanity to reveal its pustulating bleeding sores while leaving piss stains on your trousers with his sardonic wit. The observational skills of a novelist. The lo-fi 2 chord soul of rock nroll.' (Sgt Buzfuz)
'These guys are great. They're not ripping anyone off.' (Sky Saxon of The Seeds)
10.05 - 10:35 - Pagan Wanderer Lu
Intelligent, experimental lyrical pop songwriting from one of the finest solo acts in the UK right now.
'A warped genius, like Hans Christian Andersen as sung by Mark E Smith.' - BBC Radio Wales
'Uncool' - Artrocker
'The stinging guitar, crashing keyboards and freaky, mutated effects, all sound like the product of a number of wide eyed, e-number ridden children re-writing some mouthy folk songs.' - MapsMagazine.co.uk
'Like Graham Coxon's earlier and stranger solo material as covered by the Aphex Twin using only stuff he's found at car boot sales' - ManchesterMusic.co.uk
9:25 - 9:55 - Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences
“A genuinely dirty raw, rock energy I’ve been missing for a good few years. I mean can you name a new band that's made the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end and make you believe that twenty five thousand ants are crawling all over your skin? ” – Room 13 Magazine
"A singer laden with pure charisma" - NME
"Wayward fuck off and leave alone buckled pop. Like Daniel Johnston but with better tunes" - Losing Today Magazine
“Pretty fucking untouchable. Hawkins, in fact, does the best live act I’ve seen on any stage” – Alistair Harper, Extradition Order
"The best band in the world" - Tim Ten Yen
"Blues stomping, alcohol fuelled bitter despair. 8/10" - Drowned in Sound
8:45 - 9:15 - Gindrinker
How often do you get recommended something by someone who doesn't really know you and it turns out to be absolute inspired brilliance? As soon as Paul heard Gindrinker he was immediately desperately to put them on. Gindrinker are like the Fall at their heaviest with bits of Big Black and Suicide thrown in, while a guy deadpans over the top about greengrocers and Jim Bowen in a fashion that could be funny were it not genuinely terrifying. Should be astonishing live.
8:20 - 8:35 - To be announced
Here there will be something brilliant Paul hasn't confirmed yet. Unless he fails to confirm anything at all, in which case you can expect a genuine Awkward Silence. Paul doubts this'll happen though...
8 – 8:15 – Niall Spooner-Harvey
Silent Night’s resident poet Niall Spooner-Harvey mixes satire and surrealism to brilliant effect as he muses on everything from dating adverts to anti-disability prejudice to providing an extensive and detailed list of the causes of death of every cat he’s ever owned.
Plus DJing from Ian Button (Death in Vegas) and Will Horsebox (Horsebox)
Free biscuits for those who arrive before 8pm
i'm looking forward to this.
I'm also playing at Buffalo Bar tomorrow at a Brainlove vs Fortuna Pop thing: but that show's going to lean more on songs from the recently reissued album 'Build Library Here (or else!)'. So if you come to both you'll see two different sets.
I was gonna come tomorrow but can't 'cos my parents are visiting me this weekend. I think a friend of mine's going to the Buffalo Bar tonight so I might try & get her to secrete some flyers somewhere.
They have a song called Ian The Dog Murderer.
If I were a Londoner I'd go.
Coincidentally our drummer is called Ian and our new single cover (which is now my profile picture) has a dog on it!
(also, buy PWL's re-released album. it is brilliant)
and it's only gindrinker's second ever london gig. so you can all feel special a leet and stuff.
If you stick yourself down as a definite or probable to come on here
we'll let you in for £3. A quid off isn't much but obviously it's preferable to not having a quid off.
quid off for me then.
the special mystery guest in the special mystery slot Mr Hawkins?
Shall I get DC from Gindrinker to do some kind of poetry reading/flower arranging?
I offered a guy a poetry slot several months back and he managed to lock himself out of Myspace for a month, only found out about it last week and is still umming and aahing over it.
My options currently run to:
a) This guy I've asked does it.
b) Niall starts slightly later thus giving him more of an audience.
c) See if any musicians I know coincidentally turn up and fancy doing something
d) One of David Cronenberg's Wife doing some contemporary greek songs.
e) DC from Gindrinker flower-arranging
f) Combination of all the above simultaneously, which is what I personally favour.
I was thinking more 8:20 - 8:35 if that's ok?
anyone who knows where to look will be able to find out exactly how gindrinker and I are getting there for the same reason.
that despite being seventy miles away this looks tremendous? Not just Paul and PWL, but I've never been to Cardiff in my life and I love Gindrinker, and love almost as much quoting Hey Greengrocer at bemused people.
or Boris gets informed.
i meant coinciconcurance naturally
I'd already stuck him down as doing this in the descriptions in some places but hadn't actually confirmed this with him up 'til now.
This makes me happy.
I'm jagging my gig night. There's a key difference.
And until about two minutes ago I'd not posted on here for hours. It's not my fault if other people bump it in my absence.
PS check out my band - we're ace!
It just is that I genuinely do get ridiculously excited about the gigs I'm putting on (and, yes, the music my band makes) and want to tell people about it all the time.
I mean it is jagging and a ridiculous amount of jagging at that but it is far more in a "I'm really excited about this and want to tell people about it" than that "I admit I'm on a mission to be rich & famous" (to quote one of my favourite songs from a DiS-using band).
To be honest I'm probably not gonna stop doing it as I'm hopefully not gonna get less excited about the gigs I promote but I am sorry to anyone who it pisses off.
but, just to be pedantic, i mean, if others get lambasted for jagging continuously on this board, why aren't you? i've nothing against you, i just hate the jagging that some people seem to do on here, and it irritates me. once or twice is fine, but every week gets annoying.... :S
You're probably right in that it isn't really fair that I get away with it and others don't. But, you know, it's not my fault that no-one tells me to fuck off. They've got every right to if they want.
I like to think that it's cos I'm on here a lot & come across as being fairly reasonable & amiable when talking about most non-band related matters so people cut me slack but, to be honest, it's probably 'cos most people ignore these threads.
It's a bit unlucky it's been every week I've been jagging gigs on here lately - soon I'm gonna go back to putting on one gig a month so it'll only be once monthly. To be honest putting gigs on still scares me a lot (especially when I'm putting on a band like Gindrinker who I think are great but am also aware don't have much of a profile in London yet). I get scared no-one's gonna turn up and plug it relentlessly to over-compensate. That said, attendances so far have largely been pretty good so maybe I could relax a little.
Despite how it appears I very rarely start threads Jagging the band when I'm not promoting a gig myself. I constantly mention the band in other discussions just 'cos it's something that takes up a large proportion of my waking thoughts but it's not exactly intended as jagging and usually is at least semi-relevant to what I'm saying.
Anyway sorry again for pissing you off!
That Jagging is fine if it's just a part of your posting.
If I see someone doing a "LOOK AT THIS BAND IT'S WELL SNIX BLAH BLAH" and then you check their profile and they have 10 posts just saying that, that's annoying
but regular posters pluggin their wares, That's fine with me.
Street teams and fly-by spammers are what really irritates people because its JUST spam. If you post a thread about a gig you're playing nobody HAS to read it. I like reading about everyone's gigs. Discussing everyone's shoe size is not why I keep coming back to DiS.
Keep em coming nousername :) PM me if people have a problem with it.
the word lambasted :D Quality.
but sarkyfox used it first so she deserves the credit.
It's a great word though!
Tomorrow it will very much be the day of the gig.
Hopefully some physically can & will.
I'm still at home. But I'm off to meet gindrinker like NOW.
It's like meeting Royalty. Except I've no particular interest in meeting Royalty so it's way better.
Start DJing at 8 (or even before if you like) or just come along a bit later - totally up to you.