1. TEEN CREEPS & CHOOSE INDUSTRY

    Weirds
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    WEIRDS
    Four-piece swamp rockers Weirds are a big riff meets half arsed bastard child who reside on damp yet arid terrain.

    Failing to define their actual whereabouts, simply labeling their hometown as ‘the north’, Weirds have taken influence from bands such as The Fall, Sonic Youth, Kyuss & Drive Like Jehu to create a savage live show that was once described by Paul Smith of NME Magazine as ‘like a vulture ravaging a corpse’
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  2. SLIME RECORDINGS PRESENTS: FUTURE SOUNDS OF GARAGE 2

    Mind Of a Dragon Brainz E1D Brite Al Chewy Red Hot To Bad DJs

    SLIME RECORDINGS
    “Designed to move minds”

    From its inception at the start of this decade, Slime has strived to bring you the very best in forward-thinking electronic music, designed as much for your own headspace as it is for the dancefloor.

    We’ve sought to re-capture the wide-eyed thrill of the first age of rave, that era of experimental sounds and styles which changed the way so many of us listen to music forever, and re-interpret it for a new generation.
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  3. QUEEN KWONG DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE

    Queen Kwong
    Roger O’Donnel DJ Set (The Cure)
    Eighteen Nightmares at the Lux

    QUEEN KWONG
    “Her rawness and charisma remind me of a young Iggy Pop or Patti Smith at the peak of their careers. Queen Kwong’s volatile stage persona, no doubt sits in the lineage of such primal acts as The Stooges, Nirvana, Swans, even Queens of the Stone Age. Her songs and stage show are a blatant protest at the “sanitization” of Rock in recent years. Queen Kwong’s work stands out from the sea of rubbish I keep hearing on the radio. Carré embodies the true and uncompromising spirit of Rock”
    - Roger O’Donnell (The Cure)
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    EIGHTEEN NIGHTMARES AT THE LUX
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  4. LIVE NATION

    Radkey
    Nova Twins

    RADKEY
    Radkey does whatever they want. Whether it’s hard and fast, or slow and groovy as fuck. Radkey does whatever they want, and that’s what rock and roll is all about. You can hear it in the music and it makes you want to fucking party. Radkey doesn’t cater to one sound by calling themselves a “Punk Band”.

    Radkey is: Dee, Isaiah and Solomon. Dee, the lead singer, guitarist and the oldest of the 3, has a powerful baritone voice, badass guitar solos and an equally powerful love for Japan. Isaiah is the bassist with a fucked up dark mind, and a sexy way with words. Solomon is the drummer and youngest brother. He’s a lover of hot sauce and video games, and he takes it seriously.

    Radkey all grew up in a shitty little pink house in St. Joseph, Missouri. Homeschooled. Bored with nothing to do but listen to their Father’s records and start a band. Radkey is a rock band.
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  5. DHP

    Northcote
    The Lion and the Wolf

    NORTHCOTE
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    THE LION AND THE WOLF
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  6. CRACK IN THE ROAD

    Shadow Culture
    Chartreuse
    Overcoats
    Little Cub

    The Crack In The Road crew are taking over the Old Blue Last for an evening of hypnotic perfection. So let’s put on our classics and we’ll have a little dance, shall we?

    SHADOW CULTURE
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  7. RACKET 808

    The Caulfield Beats
    GOSPEL
    Sea Bed
    Sol Flare
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    Racket 808 DJs

    THE CAULFIELD BEATS
    The self-designated “DIY garage electronic” group excels in conjuring multisensory textures. Lawrence Northall, the other half of The Caulfield Beats, deals in the musical production aspect of their act, while Molly collects visual stimuli for display during their live shows.
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    GOSPEL
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    SEA BED
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    SOL FLARE
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    RACKET 808
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  8. VENN RECORDS & UPSET MAGAZINE

    Richa
    ILL
    Nervus

    RICHA
    Richa is a young London based band who show depth and sophistication beyond their years. Dark, angular sonic atmospheres combined with vocalist Gethyn Thomas’s enigmatic & impassioned delivery, give an intense, immersive musical landscape.
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    NERVUS
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  9. GIANT SAND

    Brian Lopez
    Gabriel Sullivan
    Maggie Björklund

    BRIAN LOPEZ
    Brian Lopez returns from his eclectic debut record Ultra with a more focused sense of songwriting and a direct, potent rock ‘n’ roll sound.

    Lopez wrote Static Noise over more than two years, producing dozens of songs before choosing the best compositions, narrowing the album’s focus and capitalizing on his guitar and vocal talents.
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    GABRIEL SULLIVAN
    Gabriel Sullivan’s latest solo album, JVPITER, finds Sullivan stripping away the horns and percussion of his last project, Taraf de Tucson, to bring the focus on the songs themselves.

    JVPITER was written over the course of a year in Tucson, Arizona. Through the help of Kickstarter Sullivan was able to fly himself and bassist Thøger T. Lund to the Northwest coast of Denmark to spend one week recording in a secluded farmhouse with the Danish portion of Giant Sand as the backing band. There was no internet and no phone service, the sun was only down for 2 hours a day, animals wandered outside the windows of the studio… this all comes through the musicians performances to provide the foreign sonic landscape of JVPITER.
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    MAGGIE BJÖRKLUND
    Maggie Bjorklund is a pedal steel guitarist/singer/composer from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has made a name for herself as an exceptional and stylistically unique musician, combining the tastes and techniques a wide variety of musics – country, indie rock, film scores, psychedelia, pop – into a seamless blend of roots music. Over the years she has landed coveted touring gigs with Jack White, X’s John Doe and Exene Cervenka, and Howe Gelb and recruited big names for her debut release Coming Home in 2011: Mark Lanegan, Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino, John Auer (the Posies), to name a few.
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  10. ROMAC PUNCTURE REPAIRS

    Jealousy Mountain Duo
    Nitkowski
    Samantha Grace Edwards

    Jealousy Mountain Duo
    Jealousy Mountain Duo — Two-man German band Jealousy Mountain Duo’s self-titled longplayer was released by experimental German label Blunoise, a perfect portmanteau of Jealousy Mountain Duo’s disparate ’60s jazz and noisy, math-rock influences. Jealousy Mountain Duo takes a deconstructivist approach to its experimental blend of post-modern jazz and mathy indie rock, its guitars looping looping and conflicting melodies, its drums working in and out of rhythms, eschewing any semblance of straightforward timekeeping for an abstract counterbalance to the swirl of notes and tones. The result is tightly controlled chaos, a sonic maelstrom where form doesn’t necessarily follow function. This, truly, is radical stuff. In both senses of the word. P. Wall
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    Nitkowski
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    Samantha Grace Edwards
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  11. DISORDER

    Native People
    White Giant (‘Knife’ Single Launch)
    Eyes Of Others
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    NATIVE PEOPLE
    In all its vibrancy, what instantly springs to mind is just how full sounding the guitar work it is. Not enough guitar-based bands explore the genre’s groovier side nowadays, but Folkestone’s Native People are one exception.
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    WHITE GIANT
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  12. P-ROCK

    Free Throw
    Mahogany
    Holy Pinto

    We’re beyond excited to bring one of the most exciting Emo bands of 2014 to Europe for the very first time. Hailing from Nashville, TN they released their debut record “Those Days Are Gone” on Count Your Lucky Stars Records in 2014.

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    Holy Pinto
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  13. PINK MIST

    Creeper
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    CREEPER
    ‘The Callous Heart’ EP Release Show

    “A stunning statement of intent from one of the brightest prospects in UK punk.” – Kerrang!

    “This is perfectly executed punk rock.” – DIY

    “They echo AFI and look like Wednesday Addams’ new favourite band.” – Metal Hammer

    Southampton goth-punks CREEPER have enjoyed a phenomenal rise since their debut sold-out hometown show at The Joiners last August. Steeping things up yet another gear, the quintet will release their first Roadrunner Records EP ‘The Callous Heart’ on September 18th which will be previewed by a special EP release show at The Old Blue Last on September 15th.

    Produced by Neil Kennedy at The Ranch, ‘The Callous Heart’ builds upon the visceral blend of sweeping energy and crushing dynamics that powered their self-released debut EP. ‘The Callous Heart’ still reflects their roots – The Misfits, Alkaline Trio, The Damned – but their wider influences, from the doomed romanticism of Nick Cave to the crunch of Metallica and the flamboyance of Roxy Music and David Bowie, seep into their sound. It’s an antidote to the current trend of no-frills punk and hardcore.

    You can pre-order the band’s debut EP for Roadrunner ‘The Callous Heart’ either on 12” vinyl at the Roadrunner UK store (with an exclusive tee shirt bundle) or on iTunes.
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  14. UPSET! THE RHYTHM

    Dope Body
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    DOPE BODY
    Dope Body is a noise rock band from Baltimore, United States formed in 2008 by vocalist Andrew Laumann, guitarist/bassist Zachary Utz, and drummer David Jacober.
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  15. SOUND COLLECTIVE

    Black Lizard
    Desert Mountain Tribe
    Rollercoaster

    BLACK LIZARD
    Helsinki, Finland based Black Lizard (founded 2010) fuse hypnotic rock music with primitive psychedelia and 1970s proto-punk.
    To some, the band sounds a bit like a modern version of neo-psychedelic classics such as Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3 or BRMC. In the last couple of years Black Lizard have played a plethora of diverse live shows, during which they’ve managed to create their own distorted signature sound. Black Lizard released their debut EP in September 2012.
    Black Lizard‘s self titled debut album was released on the 5th April 2013 (on cd, vinyl & digital) via Soliti. Recording sessions had taken place between Helsinki and Berlin with the participation of amongst others, Anton Newcombe, Black Lizard‘s debut has got us very excited. To add the required final piece of the puzzle the self-produced album was mastered by Sonic Boom at New Atlantis Studios.
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  16. WET LIVE

    Wet
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    WET
    “The most promising group in music makes a mix of R&B, electronic, rock, and pop. They’re going to be beloved by fans of all four.” – THE FADER
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  17. MILE ME DEAF (LIVE)

    Mile Me Deaf
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    MILE ME DEAF
    Mile Me Deaf is a song by good old noise rockers Unwound. As a band name, the pronunciation might throw off non-native speakers: some might fear a Miami Death, whatever that may be. But that doesn’t really matter: Once people fall for timid Vienna underground icon Wolfgang Möstl’s charm, they know the words can only stand for his work. Insiders are obviously aware of all of this already.

    Since 2004 Möstl is the only constant member of the project, which started as a lo-fi experimental playground of the then 20-year-old singer and guitarist of the late Killed by 9V Batteries. Snippets of that phase are still available on digital compilations. And as often is the case, this solo project turned into a full time band. Together with Florian Seyser (aka Peter T.) and Rudolf Braitenthaller (Dolph), both members of the punk band Sex Jams alongside Möstl himself, he produced the records Eat Skull and Holography, the latter featuring now Ja, Panik member Laura Landergott.
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  18. DISORDER

    Kingsley Chapman And The Murder
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    KINGSLEY CHAPMAN AND THE MURDER
    Cabaret death songsters with a loud band and unfinished business fronted by the ex lead singer of angsty northern artrock band The Chapman Family.
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  19. TEEN CREEPS

    MAGIC CASTLES
    Dream Weapons
    The Statue Thieves
    Super Lungs

    MAGIC CASTLES
    “Armed with an endorsement from The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe, a Farfisa organ, and enough psychedelic drones to zonk out an entire cast of lava lamp–worshipping retro-delia music fans, Magic Castles tilt toward the windmills of our minds with a style reminiscent of The Massacre, Spacemen 3, and many other hardcore stoner bands. There’s a deliberately primitive approach at work, with atonal guitar leads surfing above the repetitive Velvet Underground-like rhythms and chord patterns, so listeners can enjoy the amateurish qualities without queasiness. There’s a hypnotic noise to “Death Dreams,” a gentle wandering to “Now I’m a Little Cloud,” and a monk-like holiness to the eight-minute “Ballad of the Golden Bird,” where all the group’s aspects come to the fore: drones, chants, and basement psychedelia. This Minneapolis-based quintet has self-released three out-of-print albums since 2006, and this “double album” makes a strong case for Magic Castles’ divine inspiration.”
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    THE STATUE THIEVES
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  20. PUNKTASTIC

    Space Blood
    Quadrilles
    Theo
    IToldYouIWouldEatYou

    • Wednesday
      23 September
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm-12am

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    SPACE BLOOD
    A 2 piece theatrical, instrumental math rock band from Chicago with comparisons to Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job & Don Caballero.
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    QUADRILLES
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    THEO
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  21. KILIMANJARO

    Louis Berry
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    • Thursday
      24 September
    • Entry: £5
    • Doors: 8pm-1am

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    LOUIS BERRY
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  22. GIRLS AND BOYS

    Leyya
    M.I.L.K.
    Theme Park DJ Set

    For the second Girls & Boys event we have the amazing Leyya who have been making waves in Europe with their huge single ‘Superego’.

    Also we have the nordic vibes of M.I.L.K. who’s summer anthem ‘If We Want To’ has already caught the attention of every blog worth mentioning.

    We thought it was about time to bring them both to London for one big free party.

    LEYYA
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    M.I.L.K.
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    THEME PARK
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  23. CLEAN & P-ROCK

    Waco
    Pints
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    To celebrate the release of their psychedelic new video Wrangler we are throwing a gargantuan free party for friends new and old. Wrangler is about freedom and friendship so join us on this journey with a night of raucous live music and good vibes. FREE ENTRY, don’t forget your Hawaiian!

    WACO
    Fresh from supporting Slaves, the quartet is fast becoming known for their frenetic live shows, collecting heads and hearts wherever they play. This is one not to be missed! Their debut EP Sundown was released through Gallows’ label Venn Records and is laced with punk rock adrenalin, huge hooks and rare honesty. Or in their own words: “Tracks inspired by great times, great loss and Great Britain.”
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    PINTS
    Joining the party we have Essex favourites PINTS. They lay waste to stages all over the UK and the fellas will be bringing their intoxicating spectacle to The Old Blue Last hard! Their EP DRINK-SMOKE-GAMBLE-REPEAT is a cult classic, if you don’t know the words; there is no better time than now.
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  24. PNKSLM PRESENTS: THE SLIME BALL 2

    Angelic Milk
    Black Mekon
    Lucern Raze
    The Castillians
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    PNKSLM DJs

    ANGELIC MILK
    It was 2013 and a 15 year old Russian girl called Sarah had nothing to do during her spring holidays. Her first riot girl band had just fallen apart but she still wanted to make music. That’s why she recorded those creepy lo-fi songs in her bedroom using a computer, an acoustic guitar and some liquor. She called the project angelic milk, which actually means nothing.
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    BLACK MEKON
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    LUCERN RAZE
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    THE CASTILLIANS
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  25. KILIMANJARO

    Heyrocco
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    HEYROCCO
    Nathan Jake Merli (Guitar and Vocals), Chris Cool (Bass, and yes, that’s his real name) and Tanner “Taco” Cooper first plugged-in in their parents garage five years ago and were soon touring across the United States in their shitty van. They are now gearing up for the release of their debut album “Teenage Movie Soundtrack” through Vital Music Group and a return across the pond for a summer of touring the UK and Europe.

    Their first UK tour brought their explosive live show to a rabid audience, including a sold-out headline show in front of 1400 people for Club NME @ KOKO and their Soundcloud has had over 250k plays in the last 6 months, proving that their brand of 90’s-inspired ‘disney-grunge’ is connecting with a whole new generation of fans.

    Heyrocco will play The Old Blue Last, London and The Castle Hotel, Manchester in October.
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  26. SOUNDCRASH

    Flies+Flies
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    After the spellbinding performance at Union Chapel, supporting GoGo Penguin, Soundcrash is very pleased to present the fantastic London trio Flies + Flies who will be taking to the stage at Old Blue Last on the 8th of October.

    Having received support from Clash for their recent single ‘Bad Crab Hand/Sufi’ Flies+Flies are steadily gaining a reputation as an act that’s definitely worth watching. Their sound is created using an elegant mixture of buzzing synthy electronics, haunting vocals, swirling guitar parts and transcendental cello lines and combines a wide variety of influences to create and innovative and highly original soundscape.

    Flies+Flies have also gained a reputation for putting on unique and inspiring live performances at one point even playing a gig that ended with them inside a plastic projection cube designed by artist and collaborator Nick Roberts. This top level live performance has seen them playing a huge array of venues from a disused dentists surgery to Glastonbury Festival.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to catch one of the UK’s hottest up and coming bands in a incredibly intimate venue and is definitely not an event anyone should be missing.

    “Artful without succumbing to pretence… intelligent but without excluding the directness emotion can offer” – Clash

    “Chamber toned torch hybrids that flicker and weave to a subtle macabre motif that’s cradled and creaking in a haunting 60’s afterglow and pressed upon decidedly unhinged psyche” – God is in the TV

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  27. CLEAN

    Polo + Actor (Co-Headliner)
    Beach Season

    POLO
    Polo are Luke and Kat. Luke creates all sorts of electronic wizardry from a set of keyboards and a macbook over which Kat sings. It’s not the most unique set-up and one that’s become increasingly familiar, but between them they create something quite compelling, eerie and haunting that holds the listener’s attention. Kat’s vocals soar and swoop over the soundscapes that Luke generates as they .
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    ACTOR
    ACTOR is the alias of Louisa Osborn, collaborating producer Chris Mulligan and drummer Ste Anderson, who started writing their caustic and atmospheric alt-pop in a murky art space once home to a bomb factory in Leeds.

    The central focus of ACTOR is Louisa’s stunning voice that soars over idiosyncratic guitars and taut yet elegant production, creating a push-and-pull of styles that intimates a raucous spirit in the recordings.
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  28. FOOLS PARADISE

    Palm Reader
    Lets Talk Daggers
    Bad for Lazarus
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    PALM READER
    Forming in the summer of 2011, Palm Reader haven’t been a shy band. Launching their debut, self-titled EP in March 2012 and wetting the pallet of all that indulged, the band have been on a no holds barred rampage ever since.

    The band set their sights to kill on the UK underground. Earning their stripes on the basement touring circuit, set themselves apart from their peers with a live show rival to none.
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    LETS TALK DAGGERS
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    BAD FOR LAZARUS
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  29. SUPER FAN 99 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY

    The Madcaps
    Zooz
    Kaviar Special
    Goddam Nobody

    THE MADCAPS
    Unhinged, deranged, completely mad garage savages, The Madcaps, from Rennes, in western France, are pedlars of fast-paced adolescent punk, held together with tight beats and wrapped up in fuzzy guitar. But more than this, they know how to be suave – side-stepping comfortably, these assured groovologists know how to ladle up the smooth mid-tempo, the warm round bass lines having one sole and unique purpose: inducing longitudinal motion in the listeners’ hips.
    Having overjoyed France and the adjacent regions with their 45 last April, they return in March 2015 with a full-blown album, set to unveil a little more of their clear penchant for American garage, and the English beat music of the 60s.
    To fans of Allah Las, Black Lips, Holy Golightly, King Tuff, The Kinks, Shannon and The Clams or Electric Prunes, you would be sorely wrong to abstain.
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    KAVIAR SPECIAL
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    GODDAM NOBODY
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  30. GOLDENVOICE & KANADA

    Mild High Club
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    MILD HIGH CLUB
    For the responsible smoker: Stones Throw presents Mild High Club. Music for those who love to get stoned, but not like those kids out there. Reasonable psych-pop for reasonable people. In plain terms, Mild High Club is the project of Midwestern jazz musician Alexander Brettin, whose press release states that he “sounds more like Todd Rundgren spilling bong-water on his Macbook than Charlie Parker.” That description is so amazing, I had to take a walk around my neighborhood, just thinking. Brettin’s recently been in L.A. playing with the likes of Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore, and Mac DeMarco. For those keeping score, that is Ariel Pink mention 1 of 2 in this story.

    As the inaugural release for their new signing, Stones Throw has put out a Mild High Club 7-inch of his new single “Windowpane” with the B-side track “Weeping Willow.” You can hear “Windowpane,” but for the B-side, you’ll need to buy that 7-inch, baaaaaaabay. The project’s debut LP is due out for a spring release on Stones Throw and is set to feature guest vocals from Ariel Pink. That is Ariel Pink mention 2 of 2.
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  31. MAMA

    Idles (‘Meat’ EP Launch)
    Plus Special Guests

    • Wednesday
      28 October
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8PM-12AM

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    IDLES (MEAT EP LAUNCH)
    Idles are like few other bands. They are violent, passionate, guttural and honest. They have spent the last four years working to the point where they’ve mastered their songs as visceral and jarring monolithic nods to the dark and estranged. Their live show is second to none, they give everything they have in an unapologetic force of nature, leaving nowhere for the audience to hide.
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  32. THE OLD BLUE LAST

    Hatcham Social
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    HATCHAM SOCIAL
    2014 saw Hatcham Social release their third album, ‘Cutting Up The Present Leaks Out The Future’, which was out on Tim Burgess’ Ogenisis Records in February.
    This is the band’s most personal work: recorded and produced by the band themselves in live takes onto tape,it is a dark and experimental record, which shows a raw and brooding band expanding on their songwriting craft.

    It represents a pinnacle in capturing the mood, atmosphere and depth of Hatcham Social and has been described as a “thrilling,long dark night of the soul..their best album yet” (Q Magazine)
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