OK, time for the second edition of your ever-so-useful ‘Gig List’. I’ll be pointing out a couple of bright upcoming shows, local to Brighton, that will be well worth your investigation.
The rest is up to you : check out the bands, locate the tickets, get to the venue etc. My aim is to simply make you better informed. Nice.
The first is Late Of The Pier. An indie four-piece from Castle Donnington, they have attracted mucho attention from the new music press and boundless numbers of frantic teenagers across the country. They also seem to have been rubber-stamped by none other than the Electro godfather, Erol Alkan, who has helped produce and also remixed some of thier work to date. They’ve also supported such giants as Soulwax and Justice live. Go check the Myspace to hear them and find out more, as this band are very hard to describe, suffice to say the guitars and keyboards play out an iteresting mix thats like no others. Having seen them live myself earlier this year I can confidently say that their set is a wonder to behold. Excitable and catchy, they’ll get the venue going for sure.
ACT: LATE OF THE PIER
VENUE: BRIGHTON BARFLY
COST: £ 7
DATE: Thursday 8th May 2008
The second of this editions gig listings will be for a Canadian Duo hailing out of Toronto called MSTRKRFT. Electro-rock madness is their theme, with a notoriously riotous live set. These guys will be loud and should rock this venue’s dancing shoes right off your very feet. They enjoy a long list of remixes for just about eveyone from Justice to Juliet And The Licks to Kylie to Chromeo to Bloc Party. They have even been known to revisit their old band Death From Above 1979 for a remix. This event at the Ocean Rooms is pulling more and more fantastic new acts through its doors and is causing a real stir in Brighton now, so well done to Henron and co for grabbing yet another hot show.
EVENT: Somewhere In The Universe There Must Be Something Better Than Man
VENUE: OCEAN ROOMS
COST: £ 11
DATE: Saturday 3rd May 2008
How very exciting indeed.
Don’t forget the NME Riot gig at Concorde 2 thats coming up! (see The Gig List – number 1, below). We have our tickets – do you have yours????
As usual, feel free to let me know if you’re joining us. You can always find out more about my musical goings-on here : www.myspace.com/miguelos.
Until the next time,