It is today. No, seriously, today. So come, won't you?
Wassat? You want to know what we've in store for you, oh non-paying customer? And there was us figuring youï¿½d learned all there was to know about this particular drill. Well, okayï¿½
DrownedinSound is setting up shop at the Notting Hill Arts Clubï¿½s RoTa afternoon with the sole intention of rocking the socks off the frocked and not-ed that show up between the hours of four in the afternoon and eight in the pm. Weï¿½ve done this before, and it was good. What you get in exchange for crossing our palms with precisely no silver is four bands, some DJs, drinks offers and maybe the odd bit of jovial banter. Plus, you get to come and hang out with us cooler-than-cool DiS bods for a bit. Something to tell the kids, that.
Details for the short of patience:
What? DiS @ RoTa... ITï¿½S FREE.
Where? Notting Hill Arts Club, Notting Hill Gate, London
(Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate ï¿½ Circle, District, Central lines)
When? 16.00-20.00, Saturday June 3, 2006.
Who? Weï¿½re glad you askedï¿½
ï¿½Yï¿½see, we could fill your eyes with some obvious spiel about how the bands weï¿½ve selected for this particular extravaganza of free-rockinï¿½ goodness are rad and the like ï¿½ donï¿½t think for one second that our fingers arenï¿½t adept at pulling the literary wool over stray readersï¿½ puzzled brows ï¿½ but we figured balls to that approach. Why not ask the bands to talk about the bands? So, thatï¿½s what we didï¿½
The Boss (MySpace)
Time on: 17.00
ï¿½There are three of us ï¿½ Paul who sings Ben, who drums, and Iï¿½m Alex who plays guitar and sings sometimes. We formed two years ago in Margate, where weï¿½d been in previous bands such as The Babies Three and Slingshot Around The Moon.
ï¿½We wanted to do something simple and different to what weï¿½d done before ï¿½ weï¿½ve been told we sound like The Fall and Q And Not U ï¿½ and with fewer band members itï¿½s easier to travel.
ï¿½Our album has just been released on Engineer Records ï¿½ you can go to our MySpace page to hear a couple of tracks from it. (At the gig expect) walls of pain as Paul tries to pull off some dance moves ï¿½ heï¿½s just done his back in ï¿½ and plenty of energy and us playing as loud as we can.ï¿½
And what should any attendees buy you at the bar?
ï¿½Iï¿½m quite partial to a White Russian, but failing that Jack Daniels and Coke always goes down nicely. Paul will drink any alco-pop as long as itï¿½s a luminous colour. Ben will have water as heï¿½s the designated driver.ï¿½
Ghostbusters II ï¿½ bit shit, isnï¿½t it?
ï¿½All I remember is the crazy guy from Ally McBeal and some painting so it probably isnï¿½t great. The first was almost too good.ï¿½
Meet Me In St Louis (MySpace)
Time on: 17.45
ï¿½Thereï¿½s Paul (drums), Benny (guitar), Toby (vocals), Oli (guitar), and Lewis (bass). I guess weï¿½re all from Surrey.
ï¿½Paul and Benny were in bands together ï¿½ Schumacher Levy and Escanna ï¿½ and Toby was in bands with Paul, too. After previous projects didnï¿½t work out, MMISL began in January 2005. We wrote and recorded a three-track demo with Toby on bass, and played one show as an instrumental band. By June we had met Lewis ï¿½ he learned the set REAL quick and we HIT THE ROAD! Havenï¿½t stopped since.
ï¿½Weï¿½re a kinda frenetic, mathy, sing-along progressive noise band. Our MySpace page has two tracks to listen to, and we gave out about 5,000 copies of our three-track demo, so thereï¿½s got to be some of those around. Our new EP is available at shows, and was released in shops on May 29.
ï¿½(Attendees should expect) shimmies and sweat. Oh, and some funny as fuck dancing from Lewis.ï¿½
And your tipples of choice?
ï¿½I think absolutely anything will do for us, except Benny ï¿½ he will have a Special Brew, please. You canï¿½t beat the golden can.ï¿½
ï¿½Itï¿½s not nearly as jank as Fear Dot Com.ï¿½
Time on: 18.30
Note: Applicants replied with the longest, most entertaining answers, like, ever. But we canï¿½t run them all here, so this is The Editï¿½
ï¿½Applicants are Fidel Villeneuve, Jeffrey James and Porl Blades, who also gets called Saucy Thompson by Jeffrey. We came together by means of MySpace.
ï¿½Applicants formed ï¿½cause our former band, Formula Bone, fell apart a month before the Brainlove Tour last year, and there was no way I wanted to miss that tour. We sound like ï¿½a greasy rock and roll elephant climbing the greasy pole of popï¿½.
ï¿½A friend said last time we gave 100 per cent. You know weï¿½re playing Frog this night, too? Weï¿½ll have to give 300 per cent. Itï¿½s all in the amount of alcohol consumption, and the movement of the crowd ï¿½ sitting down ISNï¿½T really an option.ï¿½
ï¿½Cantilevered chop juice, drizzled onto an iced seabird over pockets of cactus fat, with an olive. If someone else is buying a round, then perhaps a Bombay Sapphire, or a ï¿½piderï¿½ if anywhere will sell it. ï¿½Piderï¿½ is pear cider, by the way. Wetherspoons is the only place to get ï¿½piderï¿½, and I wouldnï¿½t recommend that DrownedinSound change the venue to the Coronet on Holloway Roadï¿½. Jesus! Could you imagine that?ï¿½
And the Ghostbusters II, shite or alright dilemmaï¿½?
ï¿½What were you thinking when you got it from the video shop? I think horoscopes should warn you off this kind of thing. After a bit of research Iï¿½ve found out that the Ghostbusters in this film use an NES Advantage Joystick to control the Statue of Liberty. I can relate to that, ï¿½cause I used to think I could control my mum and dad with my Commodore 64 joystick. NEVER CROSS THE STREAMS! Especially not in the gents toilet in the Coronet, I learned that the hard wayï¿½ï¿½
Time on: 19.15
ï¿½Collapse is Brett (ex-Manowar), Steve (ex-Teemboosepinsteen, Gwar), and Matt (ex-Teemboosepinsteen, LA Guns). We play loads of stupid noise.
ï¿½We have two self-released CDR EPs and a split three-inch CD with The Phil Collins 3 and Men of Unitas. Get ï¿½em at shows. A ten-inch is coming soon on Fake Product Records. Hear stuff at our MySpace page.
ï¿½Expect shouting, rhythm, volume, energy, sweat.ï¿½
Bar? Iï¿½m buyingï¿½
ï¿½Gin and tonics all round.ï¿½
And Ghostbusters IIï¿½? I donï¿½t dig itï¿½
No! I really like Ghostbusters II. Good film.ï¿½
---In addition to the above bands, expect DJ action ï¿½ after a fashion ï¿½ from the one and only Mr John Brainlove and, um, me. Mr Mike of Right Here. Sorry. Iï¿½ll try not to suck too hard. Then we kick you out come eight oï¿½clock, at which time weï¿½re no longer your friends. Boo-ya. SO!
Itï¿½s tomorrow. No, seriously, tomorrow. Come, wonï¿½t you?
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