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Isn't the news depressing?
I mean, not just the rain but terror everywhere! george bully bush talking about how he's the only moron who's allowed nuclear bombs and some punk wannabe putting caps in asses on the streets of DC. and i didnt even mention n.ireland.. i just don't know. like the title to this issue goes (and i always try and make them a little bit relevant), revenge does make revenge.
sad but true.
i'm so glad i believe in nothing - ok, maybe i believe in the power of rock'n'roll, love, equality, inspiration and revolutions but nothing dangerous! We'll kill people like me and you on the streets of sadamland. we'll kill whoever, just cus they live there.
Luckily, to distract my rage, i rushed out this morning in the rain to treat myself to 'mono' by the icarus line and the new foo fighters album which is finally with us. tis fucken great - hardly surprising. cranked it up and continued reading Ben Myers' MUST-READ book called 'American Heretics' which i demand anyone who's ever bought a cd to goto codexbooks.com and buy it. the Rage Against the Machine interview reminded me exactly why i loved them once.
But anyway, gigs to be a-previewed, demo/mp3 of the week to do and fun to be had...
**MP3 of the WEEK**
THE KOREANS 'Machine Code'
...this track is absolutely ace. i've raved about this band for nearly a year now and even promoted a few shows for them because their magical, lazy cat, sleazy'ish, might-be-the-beatles-in-reverse, life'n'soul rock, is just so special, fresh and has to mean something years from now. It's my mission to let the world know about them. Clunk the link above and see what I mean.
T o n i g h t
@ Dublin Castle/Fandango: SMOTHER ace little band who look like rufugee's and rock like they're on fire. www.smother.net
@ Buffalo Bar Islington: THE ROCK'N'ROLL MACHINE another rNr band from New Zealand
@ Camden Palace: THREE COLOURS RED it's the Feet First 16th birthday bash (making it as old as most of its punters!) and the jokingly reformed 3cr headline (keeps 'em away from the bar for an hour i spose). Check out ROOM AT THE TOP (yes, it's at the very top!) run the those ace folks from www.irlondon.co.uk
W e d s n e s d a y
@ Brixton Windmill www.drownedinsound.com night! 8-late.
23rd - INTENTIONS OF AN ASTERIOD ...fast-rising arty punkpop from Derby. New EP out on Bath's Purr Records. Couple of them used to be in the ace Stumble. www.ioaa.co.uk
+ BIRDHOUSE ...Brighton-based "Fugazi meets Six By Seven" who are realllly rather fab. www.birdhouseuk.com
+ TEMPERTWIG...often compared to Arab Strap.. yah, I can hear why.. lazy journo comment #23456 - Arab Strap meets Joy Division. www.tempertwig.com
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@ Underworld: GOLDRUSH who've just left Virgin bring their ace folk-pop to town. www.truckrecords.com
@ Shepherds Bush Empire: BETH ORTON who was utterly mindnumbing in Reading on Sunday + ED HARCOURT who's still as fresh as cherry blossom and wanting to be Dylan Waits but in a good way. www.edharcourt.com
@ Thee Acid Ranch, Notting Hill Arts Club: http://www.mustdestroymusic.com/
T h u r s d a y
@ Water Rats: OCEANSIZE as seen supporting tctc... probably the best band around at the moment, big loud, tool-like, soundscapes. new ep 'relapse' is out this week. www.sizeofanocean.com
@ Borderline: ZODIAC MINDWARP..sound be a giggle. and apparently the Dum Dums are supporting? NO WAY!
@ Metro: LUPINE HOWL: ex-spiritualized fellas. still havent done much exciting.
@ The Monarch: THE PARKINSONS the scuzziest of punks. + V-Twin, erm... + THE YOUNG KNIVES crazy liddle band from oxford who have an album out on Shifty Disco that sounds very Oxford. www.shiftydisco.co.uk
F r i d a y
@ the Forum: JJ72.. they're back, the new album sounds like a timeless classic and i think this show may change a lot of minds. www.jj72.com
S a t u r d a y
@ Oxford Zodiac: MEANWHILE, BACK IN COMMUNIST RUSSIA i'm off to oxford to see the band what i manage, anyone else up for a junket? www.meanwhilebackincommunistrussia.com
@ Astoria: MR.SHIRAZ.. i'm sure they must be supporting someone. they're a damn ace ska-punky band. very less than jake mind.
@ Subverse: FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND.. this lot totally kickass. a bit like jimmy eat world meaning it, a bit like glassjaw. think them boyz are welsh.
@ The Garage: www.organart.com with a whole bunch of amazing new rock/metal bands!!
S u n d a y
@ The Forum *gig of the week*: QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE... oh, my, gawd!!!!!! any band who can blend mexican desert dust spiked with tequila, with visions of the best sex you'll never have and strap it to a stoner rock post, naked, has got my vote. the new albums even better than 'rated r', somehow and this gig is going to be legendary! now, must find me a ticket cus it's bleeding sold out! www.qotsa.com
My liver will hate my by Monday.
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And that's ya lot. Until next week...