Saturday 21st February
BLOW UP at Bar Rumba, London W1 (Map)
SILVERY + THE GAY BLADES (USA) LIVE
PAUL TUNKIN + IAN JACKSON RESIDENT DJs
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 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
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
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
Map • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
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