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Saturday 21st February

BLOW UP at Bar Rumba, London W1 (Map)
SILVERY + THE GAY BLADES (USA) LIVE + PAUL TUNKIN + IAN JACKSON RESIDENT DJs

Blow Up Now in its 16th year - Blow Up in residency every Saturday in London. Resident Blow Up DJs and the occasional guest bring a mix of Orgasmic Pop 60s Mod Soul New Wave action. Expect to hear a selection of pop from Beatles to Bowie to Blur, 60s - Soul, Garage, Ska, Beat and Swinging Soundtracks.

Plus live tonight at Blow Up are Silvery with support from the Gay Blades from USA:

silvery at Blow Up

SILVERY

Silvery founder and singer-songwriter James Orman is still immersed in Bowie, Blur, XTC and all things eccentrically English, The Silvery sound is based around an amalgamation of non fiction, childhood memories, love of historic machinery, 70's TV detective-isms and a musical philosophy of 'anything goes'. From the glam rock assault of previous single 'Devil In The Detail', New Wave blast of debut 'Horrors', neo Bond theme drama of 'Will Self', through brief snatches of ska to music hall and spoken word, there is very little left untouched in between. Sounding somewhere between a Dada or Situationist musical, the new album has been described as:

Exhilarating art-pop from band bordering on greatness * * * * UNCUT

Hunt down this album * * * * ARTROCKER

Delicious and daringly at odds with almost everything else out there * * * * CLASH

Genius twisted pop. A truly original masterpiece * * * * BIG CHEESE

myspace.com/silverytheband

THE GAY BLADES (USA)

And playing the day after their NME Brats Show at Shepherd's Bush and all the way from USA are THE GAY BLADES...

If Freddie Mercury sang for Death From Above 1979, these guys would open the show CMJ Festival Guide

myspace.com/gayblades



ADVANCE TICKETS: £6 + b/f from:
Stargreen • We Got Tickets • Resident Advisor • Gigantic • See Tickets • TicketWeb

ADMISSION: £6 b4 11.30pm with flyer / print out - £6 all night NUS - £8 otherwise

BAR RUMBA, 36 SHAFTESBURY AVENUE, LONDON W1D 7EP
MapNearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus

DOORS: 10pm-4am

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