Fri 14th August SWEET BABOO + THE SPIVS + BEARCRAFT, Albert, Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This should be a chuffin' brilliant night. Sweet Baboo is amazing, The Spivs rock harder than a titanium tip and Bearcraft are a really interesting new band.

    Friday 14th Aug

    Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LF
    Tel: 020 7274 3771. 8.30pm - 3am.
    Transport: 2 mins from Brixton tube/BR/buses.
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    We've put together a breathtakingly brilliant Brixton big night out, featuring the sensational anti-folkster SWEET BABOO, rockabilly-crazed garage rockers THE SPIVS plus the delightfully quirky BEARCRAFT, backed by the usual mob of DJs spinning great tunes until the wee small hours.


    We're chuffed to bring you the notorious and enigmatic Sweet Baboo - alter-ego of Cardiff-based Stephen Black - who sings songs about 'girls, drinking, sleeping and killing people.' Like a mash up of Jeffrey Lewis and John Cooper Clarke, Baboo's dark and sometimes viciously humorous songs are rooted in the finest traditions of Welsh psych-pop and country and folk.

    "Sweet Baboo is one of the most genuinely original artists around. He is funny, emotional, smart and catchy, often in the same song." David Quantick
    "An astonishing musician well worth investing time to listen to. His lyrical prowess, his beautifully dark songs and overall wonderfulness will make you want to clutch him to your bosom for a long while. One of Wales' finest." Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
    "Shambolic Anti-Folk Troupe... sweet-yet-dangerously-close-to-falling-apart take on country-soaked ballads" CultureDeluxe
    Sweet Baboo feature

    Currently recording with White Stripes producer Liam Watson, The Spivs are "one of the most talked about bands you've never heard off." Serving up a mixed up palette of oddball rock'n'roll, the high speed trio mash up the wild sounds of 50s rock'n'roll, 77 punk and 60s garage into a crazed ball of raw, high energy noise. Described as a collision between the early Cramps and The Scientists, The Spivs are a "must see for anyone, anywhere in the world, who thinks they dig real rock'n'roll music!"
    "Wide-eyed rock'n'roll with a black heart of garage rock" HotGigsUK

    Any band mixing up, "spectral synths and electro beats with pagan, scientific, philosophical and English folk themes" and covering reference points like, "clairvoyance, altered states, barn owls, werewolves, castles, empty barns and retro physics theories" is worth a gig in our book, and we're loving the work of singer/musician/programmer/songwriter Dicky Moore.

    Dicky also plays with Scritti Politti and Frank Sidebottom.


    Original photos, old footage, pop 45 sleeves, and more.


    We'll also have a full crew of hard-drinking Offline regulars throwing down a top selection of tunes, including:

    EDITOR (urban75)
    An ale-fuelled onslaught of ska, punk, rock'n'roll, big band, rockabilly, Mrs Mills & Liberace in a floor stomping package.

    LANG & LOPEZ (The Actionettes)
    A veritable platter splatter of 50s, 60s, Motown and more vital tunes from the [​IMG]Actionettes' very own Glamour Queens of Vintage Vinyl.

    BOBBY BAUHAUS (charcoal soul) More mysterious than Robert Smith's eyeliner bag, Bobby gets dancefloors rocking with quirky, darkside indie-pop and kohl-smudging breakbeats.

  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    A quick reminder as this should be an ace night!
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Look! THREE great bands! FREE! :D
  4. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    yeah i will be along! all night!
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Aye - it's going to be a fucking ace night!

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I can see that.

    I can't come. Mrs Suplex is going out tonight so I need to be in. Bummer. but then I have been out twice this week already.
  7. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Really looking forward to The Spivs.

    It'll be my 6th attempt to see them , or something silly like that.
  8. matt m

    matt m Active Member

    might turn up later on - going to green note in camden to see Serious Sam Barrett and David Broad first.
  9. ovaltina

    ovaltina Well-Known Member

    Should be along for most of this. I want to see Sweet Baboo!
  10. pboi

    pboi Banned Banned

    if you see a tall pretty ginger girl there tonight with a girl with curly hair go and say hello. say you know pboi!! rawr :D
  11. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    The Spivs were great, I was very impressed.
  12. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    it was fun, i only got back home at 10 o'clock last night.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Do you have my strap?
  14. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    yes it is safe....

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Eme bought Sweet Baboo's album when we were up in Cardiff (It was on display in Spillers front window) and what I've heard of it so far is *ace*.
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

  18. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Ha ha ha ha!!!

    :D :D :D :oops: :rolleyes: etc
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Ruddy hell. This was a decade ago. And it was a bloody great night.

    Good to see Sweet Baboo is still going strong, and so are The Spivs but I think time has lost Bearcraft.

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