A week of being older- nee wiser, Yes it was my birthday this week and as I get older thy see, to get more low key. But then I was upstaged this week by more Horse meat scandals and a spooky Meteorite hitting Russia- so far no Zombies or plagues of locusts.
We enjoyed a Saffron from Republica’s gig review, care of Eddie Curry(you can listen again on its own Blog story), and as Kraftwerk completed their run at the Tate Modern this week, we delved into a BBC archive, to hear legendary DJ Tommy Vance, chatting with Rolf Hutter from Kraftwerk back in 1981 – listen again on the link below;
Talking of live music- I got to impart some details about the forth coming BAS2013, a music festival held in Basildon to celebrate the musical legacy of Dapeche Mode and other acts who share a common influence.
My Comedy show picks for this week……
Phill Jupitus, at the Comedy Store 20th Feb 2013 • Comedy Store
Phill Jupitus will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Andy Smart, Suki Webster and Josie Lawrence (TBC).
Paul Merton, at the Comedy Store – 24th Feb 2013 • Comedy Store
Paul Merton will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart and Josie Lawrence
My music pick for this week;
Thu 21 Feb The View – Jamm, Brixton
The chart-topping indie band from Dundee play a gig, mixing elements of punk, pop, folk and acoustic into their music
Fri 22 Feb Bloc Party – Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Student indie band from Essex whose impassioned anthems have captured a generation of young fans. The are regularly cover stars for the NME and in recent years they have established themselves as festival favourites
Fri 22 Feb The Cribs – O2 Academy Brixton, London
Wakefield four-piece comprising brothers Ryan, Gary and Ross Jarman and ex-Smiths guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr are known for their, gritty melodies, earthy guitar sound and bitingly observant lyrics.
Sat 23 Feb Richard Hawley – Troxy, London
Mercury-nominated singer and guitarist Richard Hawley found fame as a member of Britpop band Longpigs. After a brief stint among the ranks of Pulp, Hawley is now a seasoned and critically acclaimed solo artist. His most recent album .Standing at the Sky’s Edge’ was released in May 2012 and reached number three on the UK album charts.
On March 23rd we have a special guest – Dean Michael Oldfield (formerly of BA5IC) chatting about his new solo career and debuting his new single….. so join us.