23
Jan
09

THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 20

 

We have a  real clash of cultures on here today as we confidently straddle two totally opposing genres. One is a mystical fantasy and the other is all about colourful bling. I guess you should expect this on a post about gigs in Brighton’s wide spread of tastes and shades. Both are awesome and refreshingly vibrant artists worthy of your well-crunched wages…

BAT FOR LASHES
A magical, dreamlike beauty to behold, this Brighton-based songstress, (also known as Natasha Kahn), just has to be on anybody’s list of necessary experiences. It seems she dips into some sort of hidden fantasy world to pen her songs, returning to us clutching real creative, intricate gems. A clash of sounds and styles, she’s very striking and packed with stylish individuality, so although not quite like anyone else, she would sit comfortably along other strong female soloists from the creations of Tori Amos or the madness of Bjork. Although her heritage is Middle Eastern, this is effectively an adopted homecoming gig, so expect that ‘extra 10%’ to be revealed. Add to all this the fact that her much anticipated second album, Two Suns, is due out in April and follows in the footsteps of her excellent Mercury-nominated debut, Gold & Fur. Get your tickets and get on board for a sneaky peek into the secret world in which only she inhabits.

ACT:                  BAT FOR LASHES
VENUE:             THE CORN EXCHANGE, Brighton
COST:               £13.50
DATE:               Thursday 16th April 2009
WEBSITE:         Last.fm      Myspace

MASTER SHORTIE
In total contrast to the above artist, Master Shortie brings a totally different flavour to our City. So long as the artist is good, no matter what the genre, they will deserve a posting on this blog. Get ready to duck (and weave) as this fella’s rat-a-tat vocals will fire across the floor at Audio. Always such an intimate venue, but not short on quality artists. They usually turn up at this venue just prior to their mushroom-cloud-laying subsequent blow up in the wider music scenes, which this next-gen Hip Hop lyricist  is sure to do through 2009. He’s multi-coloured and as loud in his musical assault as he is in his shirts. A real promising talent from the vibrant music scene south of London taaaan. We’ve already written up his Recommender post which we’ll be listing real soon, so for yet more love and an mp3 of his awesome tunes, be sure to head back here for more of Master Shortie when you’re ready… 

ACT:                 MASTER SHORTIE
VENUE:             AUDIO, Marine Parade, Brighton
COST:               £ tbc
DATE:               Friday 13th March 2009 (part of the Wonky Pop Tour)
WEBSITE:         Myspace

Rumours are bouncing around like Zebedee on a trampoline at the moment regarding the booked up bands due to appear on the outstanding Brighton festival circuit this summer. Be sure that The Recommender will be right on top of it once things firm up, so we’ll let you know for sure.

Respek
Mike

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7 Responses to “THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 20”


  1. 1 stephanie
    January 28, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    think master is just amazing, such a sweet style..super colourful..and he’s playing the roundhouse next month, gunna be wicked!!
    http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=307671&interface=master_shortie

  2. 2 Ed
    March 12, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Yeah tomorrow wonky pop gunna be nang, you should check out the dance like a white boy music vid, pretty sweet!

  3. 3 justin
    March 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Can’t believe he’s landed touring with basement jaxx, those shows will be the sickest shows to go to, think the tour is next month!

  4. 4 Mike
    March 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Yuhh his single comes out on the 20th of april, certainly one to look out for!

  5. 5 Jack
    April 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Just cant get enough of this music video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q5wV-MgKg0

    super good stuff!

  6. 6 hannah
    April 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    love this article, he recently did a live session for suffocke, cant get enough of shortie the little cutie 🙂
    http://suffocake.blogspot.com/2009/04/suffocake-exclusive-master-shortie-live.html


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