a one day music festival
27th september 2014
hosted by south street arts centre
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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 2 intimate indoor stages running simultaneously all day.
there will also be good times. new friends. booze. and hopefully some sunshine.
food will be provided on site by tutu's ethiopian table.
previous years: 2013 2012 2011 2010
LIVE ACTS CONFIRMED SO FAR:
(in alphabetical order)
DAMN DAMN PATRIOTS // DOG LEGS // FRAU // ICHI // KOGUMAZA // JOHN Q MICROWAVE
MAGIK MARKERS // PERSONNEL // PHIL BLACK // QUIET VICTORIES // RACHAEL DADD
SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE // STODDLER // VINCENT VOCODER VOICE
WILD ISLAND // WORKIN' MAN NOISE UNIT
DAMN DAMN PATRIOTS
DAMN DAMN PATRIOTS are a band from reading - they play short sharp shocks of
music that reflect the country they live in.
(brighton / london)
DOG LEGS formed after a japanese take out meal went array.
after bashing out 'cobra snake' on tupperware with chopsticks,
three years later they had a band practice.
short, sharp agit feminist-punk from london.
ichi, from nagoya in japan, takes the notion of a one-man band to new limits - combining
steel-drum with ping-pong balls, tape-loops with double bass and trumpet with bongos, all
in the space of one short set. somehow there's an ancient, ritualistic feel to his
performances, he's like the misplaced leader of a tribe and perhaps he will be - it's this
kind of excellence and innovation which inspires a cult following. at the same time, his music
is so playful and unusual, it gives you the feeling that you're witnessing something entirely
new. it's fun, it's danceable, it's exciting.
KOGUMAZA make music that marries the sound of fuzzed-out psychedelic garage-rock to an
ambient aesthetic, placing it somewhere between the infinite repetition of moondog and
the spiritual throb of lungfish.
JOHN Q MICROWAVE
john q microwave is elusive to say the least. we have only been able to
communicate with him via rob calder, the mastermind behind previous ddd!? artist
EBBS AND FLOWS. his representative has assured us that his music will be
somewhere between dark, pounding and slightly distorted.
experimental rockers the MAGIK MARKERS formed in hartford, ct, in 2001, featuring guitarist/vocalist elisa
ambrogio, drummer pete nolan, and bassist leah quimby. Inspired by no wave and hardcore, the magik markers crafted
a free-rocking sound that made the most of their stream-of-consciousness approach. the band made cd-rs available
at its shows and eventually caught the ear of thurston moore, who invited the group to play on SONIC YOUTH's 2004 american tour.
they moved to DRAG CITY for 2009's "balf quarry", which found the band moving in a subdued but eclectic direction - this
was followed up in 2013 with "surrender to the fantasy".
personnel's music chronicles the drab minutiae of modern britain both at home and in public - of shared habitats
simultaneously filling and emptying with unwanted gadgets, of dreary shopping centres populated by peoploids jacked
up on red-top hysteria. set to stark, distortion-less grooves, the music is brittle but not
joyless, simple but not stupid.
one sharply dressed ball of verve and wit. one guitar rapidly reducing in strings.
one badass tape recorder. kickin out the jams.
a new instrumental rock band - with what could be described as a
classic' post-rock sound. which is bloody great, as no-one sounds like
experimental folk multi-instrumentalist rachael dadd is one of the busiest artists we've
encountered. living her life between japan and bristol, she is constantly touring, constantly
writing, skipping from one fleetingly romantic show to another- whether it be a church in england, a gallery
in japan or a squat in switzerland. her recordings are often born from late nights at home plugged into her
4-track. when she's not playing, she's sewing album sleeves and record bags. a true diy artist in
every sense of the word.
SLY & THE FAMILY DRONE
using only drums and processed cassettes, and incorporating many elements of avant-garde
music and sound art in their realisation, sly & the family drone are a primal orchestra of drum
rhythms, radiophonic oscillator noise and electronically-abstracted vocals. they forge hypnotic, textural
workouts in the vein of black dice, shit & shine and crash worship.
everyone's favourite spaceage garage skronk raggamuffin bass n drum trio.
VINCENT VOCODER VOICE
reminiscent of the pAper chAse's discordant noise-pop but eschews the american
gothic murder songs for a barbed british cynicism that the angry young men might
have appreciated; coupled with an altogether more end-of-world sensibility.
this will be one not to miss.
formerly WILD SWIMMERS. the next phase. the songs of mark knight played by him
or him and others. quiet and loud indie rock music inspired by robert pollard,
lou barlow, folk music, books, friends, other things.
WORKIN' MAN NOISE UNIT
a bombastic, distorted mess of riffs and howled vocals.
break out the cold ones.
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