DOUBLEDOTBASH! - one day music extravaganza in reading!

a one day music festival

2nd july 2011
1pm - midnight
hosted by south street arts centre and RISC
reading, berkshire

a day of eclectic music curated by the doubledotdash!? collective and south street arts centre.
combining some of the most exciting acts in the UK underground music scene, with some of berkshire's finest acts.
there will be 3 intimate indoor stages across two nearby venues running simultaneously all day.
there will also be food. booze. and hopefully some sunshine.


previous years: 2010






CLICK HERE FOR THE LINE-UP!


CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!



LIVE ACTS CONFIRMED SO FAR:


(in alphabetical order)


alex ward / weasel walter duo // amy's ghost // black mamba beat // darren hayman
directorsound // dolly dolly // gonzo and the razz // good throb // hannah peel // hind ear // honey ride me a goat
hookworms // i am homosapien // islet // jilk // joe marshall // justice for dragons // juffage // max danz
minotaur shock // music for zombies // one man team dance // phone, microwave & sandwich // poino // quiet quiet band
rocketnumbernine // rozi plain // shield your eyes // sleeps in oysters // sly & the family drone
tilehurst childrens arkestra // wild swimmers // workin man noise unit



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ALEX WARD / WEASEL WALTER DUO

(london / new york)


Alex Ward is a London based musician who specialises in clarinet, guitar
and voice. working variously in improvisation, composed material (mostly
his own, but sometimes other people's), songs, and various combinations of the above.

Weasel Walter is a composer and instrumentalist who founded the band
The Flying Luttenbachers in Chicago in 1991. Over the years The Flying
Luttenbachers created an uncompromising and mercurial body of abstract
music drawing equally from no wave, death metal, free jazz, gamelan, noise
music, hardcore punk and modern classical. Amongst other things, Walter is
the current drummer for experimental metal band Behold... The Arctopus.




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AMY'S GHOST

(reading)


Creating moments of beauty and fragility contrasting with tribal rhythms,
filthy bass and mesmerizing sample loops, their sound dynamically achieves
all this while still producing classic original songs.

What Amy's Ghost delivers on record, they exceed in their highly visual
live performances. Drawn in to the band's compulsive energy, many ears
become one, the watchers standing unified like some entranced collective.




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BLACK MAMBA BEAT

(london)


London meets South Africa party punk trio.
If you dig Minutemen, Meat Puppets, and all that good shizz then
you'll dig this lot. a lot.




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DARREN HAYMAN

(london)


Darren Russell Hayman is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist.
He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist in Hefner. Since they
disbanded in 2002, Hayman has embarked on a solo career and has released five albums.




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DIRECTORSOUND

(dorset)


Born 1979 Bournemouth, Dorset. Started Directorsound in 1998 while Studying
in Colchester. Moved to London for a while before settling back to Dorset
by 2002 and been there since. Now residing in sunny Bournemouth. Released
debut "Redemptive Strikes" 2003 on Geographic and Felicity in Japan. Then
collected the earlier recordings for "Tales from the Tightrope Vol.1"
released by Dorset Paeans, then Powershovel audio in Japan. The new
DIRECTORSOUND album "Two years today" was released by Tona Serenad in 2010.




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DOLLY DOLLY

(reading)


Dolly Dolly has been described by Jonny Mugwump of Resonance FM as
'the aural equivalent of Tony Hancock and Jackanory presented by Edward Gorey'
and by the poet AF Harrold as a 'mysterious musical monolith of infinite variety, versatility and vision'.




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GONZO AND THE RAZZ

(reading)


Dan Caney, Reading's answer to Brian Wilson, and his faithful sonic
apostles Dave Boyt, Ryan O'Donoghue, Paul Hunter and Ben Dugard.




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GOOD THROB

(reading & london)


Three broads and a chode playing moron punk.
Stroppy, awkward, absurd, and totally wizard.




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HANNAH PEEL

(london)


Hannah is a musician, composer and musical director who trained at
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She loves exploring found
instruments like rusty pianos and violins and is particularly found of
music boxes which she samples and loops into her music.




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HIND EAR

(brighton)


HIND EAR create a multi-armed, multi-voiced wall of rhythm and melody.
Employing loops and layers of guitar, voices, drums, synths and samples,
their sound cuts across multiple scales, from headphones to dancefloor.




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HONEY RIDE ME A GOAT

(kent)


JAZZ + PUNK = JUNK.
HRMAG are a fantastically deranged jazz noise band.
The family from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" all hooked on Miles Davis...




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HOOKWORMS

(leeds)


Dense Wooden Shjips-esque grooves play repetitious host to
echo drenched spiritual wailing and astral synth drone.




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I AM HOMOSAPIEN

(reading)

One man vocal and/or guitar drone loop noise factory staffed by Matt
Wells of Valkillmer and previously To The Barricades.




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ISLET

(cardiff)


Islet are liquid, rotating between instruments, singing, howling.
Drum-duo breakdowns, splashes of guitar, searing organs. Crossing the
danceable electro-wash of Gang Gang Dance and the careful racket of
no-wave, the dulcet harmonies of Os Mutantes and the rhythmic noisiness
of Can. Playing music for the joy of the moment.




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JILK

(bristol)


Domestic folk-tronic ambience... with balls. Bristol based, but Midland
born Jilk fuses a bewildering collage of home-found sounds with the
ambient sounds capes of washy synths, insect-like clicks & cuts, and
baselines to get any heads bobbing.




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JOE MARSHALL

(reading)


Briefly known as Blood Rainbow and a former bass player with The Big Sleep.
Joe is a one man death rattle guitar drone. Dirty swells & rapturous noise.


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JUFFAGE

(leeds)


Juffage is Jeff T. Smith, a solo sound artist and multi-instrumentalist
from Leeds, via Chicago, Illinois. He is often seen in bars, art
galleries, and basements with a band's worth of instruments.




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JUSTICE FOR DRAGONS

(newbury)


Two piece experimental rock band with a sound reminiscent of Hella. The
guys also play or have played in many other bands, bands like Onion and
Smokey Bastard, amongst others.




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MAX DANZ

(reading)

Max Danz is one part Hunting The Shy, and the whole of Silvery Magnus.
This is all we know at the moment. Excited.



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MINOTAUR SHOCK

(bristol)


Recording and producing under the name Minotaur Shock, Bristolian musician
David Edwards has released three albums and a compilation of EPs. The
first, "Chiff-Chaffs and Willow Warblers" came out on the Melodic record
label in 2001. In 2005, Minotaur Shock signed to 4AD records and released
the album "Maritime". The most recent album "Amateur Dramatics" came out in
2008 on 4AD (and Audio Dregs in the US).

David has done a bunch of remixes for the likes of Gold Panda, Bloc Party,
Super Furry Animals and Holy Fuck, and toured the UK with Yo La Tengo and,
more recently, Ratatat.

He has completed original scores for theatre production, and has finally
worked out how to present Amateur Dramatics on his own live, using a drum
kit, guitar and various MIDI controllers. David is currently working on new
music and enjoying dragging a drum kit around again.




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MUSIC FOR ZOMBIES

(reading)


Inspired by the sounds found in the real world, in the pretend and in the
mind, Music for Zombies lays the brain bare, examines its recesses
and then tucks in...




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ONE MAN TEAM DANCE

(reading)


High Wycombe based Casio and drums 2 piece delivering the gospel of comedy
deity Armando Iannucci through their dual sonic carpark. Having graduated
from spluttering their noise all over the face of small town local shows
to showering the London DIY underground with their potent brand of chaotic
pop madness, One Man Team Dance have shared the stage with Nitkowski,
Shield Your Eyes, Pneu & Roll Call for the Second Site, where on occasion
they have been known to invite audience members to have paper ball fights
or pass around shots of whiskey. "Set Menu" is the debut full length from
the duo of Sam Luck and Michael Neaves; and it destroys.




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PHONE, MICROWAVE, & SANDWICH

(cambridge & london)

Martin Phone, John Q Microwave, and David F Sandwich form a pulsing living
electronic threesome performing works better associated with Ebbs & Flows,
Fields of Barley, and Glass Cello. It sounds like aliens landing on Earth
and having sex.



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POINO

(london)


South London trio Poino first knocked notes in 2006. Since then they have
continued to reveal their musical abstractions in venues across the
European landscape. A term of subterranean recording in the early months
of 2010 has borne fruit to their self-realised debut album ‘Moan Loose’.
Combining erudite proficiency with flailing ignorance they offer up a
melee of caustic ambiguity from within the deepest hollows of a
disenchanted consciousness. Whatever the hell that means.




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QUIET QUIET BAND

(reading)


Now firmly settled on the local music scene. It does not matter who or
what previous bands they have been in. They deal in very sassy and clever
UK country/folk. Somewhere in the same ball park as Sparklehorse, Lambchop, Modest Mouse and Low.




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ROCKETNUMBERNINE

(london)


On their deep and dark missions into rhythm and sound, through the use of
drums, percussion and raw electronics, Rocketnumbernine invite you to join
them into the lesser explored musical territories. Brothers Ben and Tom
Page have worked together musically for the last 8 years. Through their
richly varied musical experiences, the brothers conjure intense musical
landscapes, with purely improvised sets allowing the music to follow its own course.




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ROZI PLAIN

(bristol)


Rozi grew up in Winchester and then she moved to Bristol. She released her
debut album Inside Over Here on Fence Records and is recording a second one
as we speak. Literally as we speak. Lets keep speaking until she finishes it...




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SHIELD YOUR EYES

(london)


Shield Your Eyes negotiate the under-explored pathways
laid by British progressive blues bands of the 1960s and 70s in a manner
that keeps noise-rock loving hipsters grinning like mentalists.




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SLEEPS IN OYSTERS

(london)


Sleeps in Oysters is a multimedia music, art, design, performance project.
But also mainly a pop group. Their music is electronic, and tries to push
pop into weird shapes. They hope that you can still dance to it.




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SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE

(fleet)


yup. half nekkid flirty chaos tribal gubba gubba noise jams. grab a drum,
get involved. for fans of fun or headaches.
"Sly And The Family are currently one of the best live bands around!!!"
- Sid Siddle, Velocity Recordings




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TILEHURST CHILDRENS ARKESTRA

(tilehurst)


terminally unhip yet seriously cool smokin' 70s cop lounge music.
for fans of STEREOLAB and/or HAWKWIND. apparently.




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WILD SWIMMERS

(reading)


Mark Knight and Ben Hall play some songs, and maybe jam it out a little if
we're lucky... fuzzy boy boy indie rock made just like they used to do.


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WORKIN MAN NOISE UNIT

(reading)


NOISE / ROCK N ROLL.




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TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING OUTLETS



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