ORGAN THING OF THE DAY.. One week on, let’s not mention the damn election, off to the Dentist instead, that or some defiantly D.I.Y old school hardcore beer-spilling punk rock noise, that or some William D. Drake sunshine. Bill has some more live dates to go with that fine new album (reviewed here a couple of weeks back) Mr Drake pretty much has his perfect band together now, these dates could be something special, more down the page, first the dentists and the old school crust attack….
Saturday at the Dentist. The Dentist? Well an old corner shop that once housed a dentist and now is home to a stripped-back-to-the-basics intimate music and art venue. You find the space at 33 Chatsworth Road, London E5 Really like the Dentist space, it has a real old-school feel, no gentrification here, just good people using a old East London corner shop as a welcoming creative space
This weekend at the Dentist is all revolves around guitars and three guitarist each releasing an album.
“Marking the vinyl release of three hefty solo guitar statements by three of the form’s most expansive proponents, the Dentist presents a Saturday night survey of the contemporary guitar scene in 3 flavours” The Facebook event page and full details of the line up is here The gig features DEAN McPHEE on Fender Telecaster, valve amplifier and effects pedals, .playing “mind manifesting, melodic, echo-laden selections from his forthcoming Hood Faire LP release Fatima’s Hand” alongside NICK JONAH DAVIS on 6 string Martin acoustic and Weissenborn guitars, apparently Nick “spins wordless tales, natural processes and weather systems from his new Lancashire & Somerset LP The House Of Dragons. And n Harmony Stratophone & 1959 Watkins Westminster 14w you have C JOYNES playing “well travelled tunes from his impeccably named Alt-Vinyl release 33 Chatsworth Road (Recorded here in the kitchen at the Dentist by Cam Deas)”
And the visit to the dentist all sounds a little too peaceful and relaxed for you then our friends from the Minesweeper Colelctive will screen print on your panties and things over at Bambos Fest this weekend….
A WORLD WE NEVER MADE & MADE IN THE METH LAB PRESENT: THE ONE & ONLY. NEVER TO BE REPEATED. BAMBOS BIRTHDAY BASH BONANZA!!!!!
This year, Amandine, Aleksya & Campos will be celebrating the year of the Bambos together and you’re all invited!! Not only is this a birthday celebration for a few very special Bambi but also a bit of a festival with a bunch of bands playing from A World We Never Made & Made In The Meth Lab and maybe even a few surprises in store for the lucky Bambi!!
DAY ONE: FRIDAY 15th MAY
MADE IN THE METH LAB STAGE (FRONT BAR): CALL THE COPS (ITA) – 1:00am, SEWER TRENCH – 12:00, THIS ENDS HERE – 11:00pm, ACID SHARK – 10:00pm, THE MIGRAINES – 9:00pm, THE DUB RIGHTERS – 8:00pm, CULT SYNDROME – 7.00pm
DAY TWO: SATURDAY 16TH MAY
A two day punk rock fest then, a bag load of politely named bands, all happening at T.Chances, 389 Tottenham High Road, London, N17 6QN, Two stages, two days, distro and info stalls, cheap bar and food, £8 entry each day, £15 two day ticket, more on the Facebook page… And “bring your own t-shirt/jacket or panties to be printed with the logo of the bands during the night by The Minesweeper Collective”
And before we go, following on from that WILLIAM D DRAKE album review a few days back, “fresh from a supreme, rapturously received performance at the Alphabet Business Convention the band will be delighted to entertain you live in coming months. Accordingly, there will be a number of shows and events in celebration of the album including”:
May 22nd at Schott Music Shop. London. “Pawformance’** – this is an especially intimate piano only show – tickets essential so we’re told. 18th June Marc Riley BBC Radio 6 Music – Live Session** 5th July more seaside treats at Komedia. Brighton and 14th July Lexington. London*. Read the Organ review of Bill’s new album here