Okay, NEXT JOY GIG TIME. This time brought to you with those dapper bastards Lesson No.1, whose journo day jobs provide the added bonus of being able to write proper informative promotional guff, like below. Read that, but not before taking in these beyond-important messages: Drum Eyes feature DJ Scotch Egg plus various members of Boredoms and Trencher and make madly dayglo noise versions of Krauty prog nonsense. They will wash you in joyous waves of double drumming volume and make you glad to be alive. See also: H. Hawkline, whose recent album is mysterious, gently weird, and one of the best of the year (and who kicks it up several rock notches live), and Bear-Man, three musicians ex of great local bands and making a free-improv racket for their debut show. Krazy DJ action from digi-grind dude The Kingdom thrown in too. Oh, and get there for 7pm as this will end at 10pm SHARP. It’s all true.


As regular attendees at our shows (Sid and Doris Bonkers) may know, we ♥ the man who calls himself DJ SCOTCH EGG and put him on all the time. We didn’t in 2010, but we start 2011 off with the first Cardiff show for DRUM EYES, his awesome Krautrock-meets-noise ensemble in which he plays his trusty Gameboys alongside members of other bands including BOREDOMS and TRENCHER. Live they are towering and hypnotic, yet also sunny and rippling. For fans of Boredoms, FUCK BUTTONS, SHIT+SHINE, HAWKWIND. Debut album out on the UPSET THE RHYTHM label. http://www.myspace.com/drumeyes

A nice Cardiff-based man called Huw, who also plays in MEANS HEINZ and SWEET BABOO’s band, is joined by pals (Sweet Baboo himself) who electrify his cosmic instrumental folk songs into gnarly Kraut-ish psychedelic epics. This is showcased on an LP called ‘A Cup Of Salt’, out now (in wicked limited numbers) on the SHAPE label. http://www.myspace.com/hhawkline

A Cardiff-based trio who are playing their debut show. They feature ex/current members of MARTINI HENRY RIFLES and BROWN WINGS, but don’t sound much like those bands. Exciting free improv guitar-drum-knobs blowouts – think, let’s say, ULTRALYD, AUFGEHOBEN, THE DEAD C, SUNBURNED to kick you off – are the name of the game. They have a cassette release on Cardiff’s PHANTOMHEAD label (who are rad, check ‘em http://phantomhead.blogspot.com) coming soon. http://www.myspace.com/bearmanbearman

plus DJ set by THE KINGDOM, who DJs at and promotes OBEY – check em out here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=166212070059273)

ALL HAPPENING AT: Buffalo, Windsor Place, Cardiff


£6 on the door


Cool poster by Mr Vernon Tessio:

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