‘I'm back, on the block, on the screen
I'm on the wax, I'm on the stage,
I'm on the scene...’
Club Motherfucker Presents
MOFOFEST! Part 1
SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2009
at Bardens Boudoir
38 Stoke Newington Road
'The Black door and down the stairs to the basement'
London N16 7XJ
7:30 - 4:00
£4 before 8:30, £6 After, £5 with Flyer before 11:00
Bands early, Dancing, Drinking and ting 'til late!
Arrive Early Motherfuckers!
The solo project of Trans Am/Weird War drummer Sebastian Thomson is a full on, gale force, discospacefunk dance party in your pants. To behold this dude pounding the kit shirtless and raw, live and direct from the dance floor, is to behold the beauty of the beat. sechz-ay!
HESTA PRYNN (In Civil Shepherd)
If NYC’s Northern State are the female Beastie Boys, then Hesta Prynn is totally Ad Rock. Much like her male counter-part, her cheeky, nasal rhymes could be obnoxious but are delivered with enough charm, wit and spunk to earn her extra special lovin’ from the listener. Cutting a different kind of cloth on her new solo project but bringing the same kinda sass, Hesta channels Le Tigre’s more melodic moments and leans on some stellar indie connections to create classy electro pop thats not out of place with the current crop of charting chanteuses the UK has to offer. Her list of colloboraters read like a hipsters wet dream and includes production by Chuck Brody (Lykke Li,Shitake Monkey) & Jon Siebels (Kenan Bell), vocals by Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav), rocking out by Brooklyn’s Bear Hands, drums by Gnarls Barkley's Eric Gardner and is all overseen by Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara. Read it and weep, guy!
Kind of like the Mediæval Bæbes on a diet of sci-fi, acid and marlboro reds, Gaggle are a 21 + choir of fearless, feminist creatives and intellectuals hungry for your attention. They’re not doing badly so far, the attention of Radio 1’s new music champion, Huw Stephens has helped them secure late inclusions to the bill at Latitude and Field Day as well as an all important Radio 1 Live session, all before they have even cut a musical disc too. While the novelty factor is undeniable, the guidance and song writing talents of creator/choir mistress Deborah Coughlin (586) should steer them clear of any dodgy ground and onto the road to success. WIN!
Internet Forever are the lo-fi indie-pop cuties from London town catching the eyes and ears of all the right people on the DIY scene and they are sure to catch the hearts of you too. Well actually, they say they’re “Good at songs and bad at fidelity“, so they may just break them but lover, heartbreak never sounded so good. Internet forever and ever and ever, Amen!
Hackney dwelling, soloist Penelope Edmund makes her spiky, tropical, electronic punk at home on her jacks using whatever cheapo equipment she can lay her hands on. This is no amatuer noise though and stands up to anything similar Berlin or the like has to offer. stand tall, east london! Big up yourself, Penelope!
Super Fun Dance Party
Between the band sounds
Daughters of the Kaos
You do the dancing it up, we love you long time
Bardens Boudoir is located at 38 - 44 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 7XJ… Travel:The nearest overground is Dalston-Kingsland (two stops from Highbury & Islington tube), Bardens is then a five minute walk up Kingsland Road… Buses 67, 76, 149 and 243 stop on the doorstep. Buses 149, 243 and 76 operate all night… Buses 242, 30, 38, 56 all go to Dalston Junction which is a five minute walk up to Bardens. Buses 38 and 242 operate all night night long baby.
We ran our monthly, club motherfucker live band night for 6 years, regularly topping critics choice lists for its unique, future facing bills and inimitable house party atmosphere. It was hella fun and a good time was had by all. To give you an idea of the flavour:
Past Bands included:
Friendly Fires, We Have Band, Telepathe, Crystal Castles, Metronomy, Lady Sovereign, Bloc Party, Chew Lips, The Gossip, The XX, Gravy Train!!!, The Killers, Test Icicles, Kate Nash, Max Tundra, PRE, Lesbians on Ecstacy, Supersystem, Planningtorock, DAT Politics, The Organ, Dead Disco, O Children, The Subways, Good Shoes, Matt and Kim, Bunny Rabbit, Frankmusik, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Crystal Fighters, Hawnay Troof, David E Sugar, Whirlwind Heat...
Past Guest DJs included:
Simian Mobile Disco, The Gossip, Kim Ann Foxman (of Hercules and Love Affair), Electrelane, Jim Stanton (Horse Meat Disco), Erase Errata, Casper C (Bloggers Delight), Dan Beaumont (Disco Bloodbath), Lauren Flax, The Lovely Jonjo (Hot Boy Dancing Spot/Durrr), The Filthy Dukes, The Round Table Knights, Mark Moore (s'express), Mad Clams NYC, White Heat, Thecocknbullkid, Allez Allez, Bis, Devonte Hynes.....
We deaded the regular do in March of this year due to um, life and that but are back on the block for a limited run of Mofofests. These were to be travelling mini festivals showcasing our pick of the bestest in new music but after a bit of searching, our commitment to independant operations and long time keenness to stick it to the man, mean we will be doing all of them at our ex-home of 3 years. Yay! Bardens Boudoir is the motherfucking Daddy of the Dalston scene and probably the best family-run, furniture shop basement cum nightclub/Live Music Venue in the whole of the wide world, probably the universe, innit. Good bless it everyone, and all who sail in it!
We hope you can join us to check these bands, dance to the deejays and get your drink on at the bar. Afterall, a mofofest ain’t shit without its mofos, ya hear?