Manda Rin DJ set and art exhibition (Bis)
Callum Brown - DJ set (Zephyr Sound)
Thursday 19th January 2012
Doors 7.30pm 'til Midnight
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The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Road
Jim McCulloch and Dave McGown from Glasgow's Snowgoose first played together as part of Isobel Campbell’s studio and touring band and the pair quickly bonded over a shared passion for 1960s British folk music and West Coast American sounds. They decided to form a group – all they needed was a singer...
Anna Sheard’s voice was perfect – beautifully pure and delivered in effortless style, drawing comparisons to Shirley Collins and Pentangle’s Jaqui McShee. Anna has, despite only a handful of live performances, held audiences spellbound by the quality of her singing.
The three soon became five with the addition of guitar maestro Raymond McGinley (Teenage Fanclub) and drummer/musical prodigy Stuart Kidd (The Wellgreen, Jonny) and Snowgoose have recently played their debut session on Marc Riley's show on BBC 6Music.
Their first album Harmony Springs will be released in early 2012 on the Open Hearth label.
Nick Garrie debuted with 'The Nightmare of JB Stanislas', a psychedelic folk album in 1969, one of the most mysterious and sought after albums ever, a masterpiece of dark and enigmatic downer orchestral folk-rock beauty redolent of Nick Drake, but the record remained in the warehouse of the label DiscAZ (Brigitte Bardot, Michael Polnareff), after the owner committed suicide immediately following the release of the album.
Copies of this magical record were an ultra rare collectors piece and the album was admired for decades, (so much so that Leonard Cohen praised the album and asked Nick to join him on a tour) before the reissue's on RevOla (Biff Bang Pow, Ivor Cutler, Shadows Of Knight, Wondermints) and more recently Elephant Records (Camera Obscura, The School, The Pastels, TV Personalities) brought his music to a contemporary audience.
The scarce musical activity of this British composer re-emerges today thanks to the participation of the well known Scottish indie pop scene: Duglas T. Stewart (BMX Bandits), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Ally Kerr (his true guardian angel) and the entourage of musicians who rendered their services to record Nick's album 49 Arlington Gardens, 40 years after his debut release.
Cineplexx is the brainchild of Argentinian Sebastian Litmanovich, graphic artist and musician that lives now in London after some years in the sunny Barcelona and his musical influences include Velvet Underground, BMX Bandits, The Ronnettes, Beach Boys, Joe Meek, The Pastels, The Vaselines, Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian.
In 2007 Cineplexx released the album Picnic, enlisting the help of friends Duglas T Stewart (BMX Bandits), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and Jad Fair and delivered to our shores an instant classic.
In 2009 the cult label Cherry Red Records released Nuevahola, a thirteen track introduction to Cineplexx containing old, new & rare Cineplexx songs.
Cineplexx will be debuting some new songs from his next album Perfume which is due for release in 2012.
Manda Rin is one third of Bis, who were on the Beastie Boys label Grand Royal in the USA, sold loads of records in Japan, was the only person to be in the line up of Never Mind The Buzzcocks twice and wrote the Powerpuff Girls theme tune!
Manda Rin's art exhibition 'Cover Versions and Other Hits' debuts in London for one night only.
You can buy her limited edition signed and numbered interpretations of classic album covers by The B52's, Camera Obscura, The Slits, Blondie, Nirvana, The Smiths, Belle and Sebastian, Kraftwerk and X-Ray Spex at our show.
'Cover Versions and Other Hits' info available here: