Posts tagged prog grunge

Spurs, Knuckle Dragger the neet, Static Electrolysis vibes

Starchy goodness abounds. All those with a day job say aye! There’s thunder in the camp with a steady handed collection of scattered melodies and a sheer burning determination to eat hummous. There’s a well put together review of the Unit of Judo EP here, which has certainly made me think about the sound of the japanese jaguar in this muscly context. Spurs are for jinglin’ and jangling. Wood is for putting strings and pickups on and cradling like the saint. What’s the story, Saturday fans? Knuckle Dragger, Dragnet and Conductors are down the Head of Steam tonight if you’re close. £3 in and an early finish for maximum move-poppin’ time! CM


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Barn Rocked. Next stop, Clive Aid on Saturday 16 July….

Peter Devlin, newcastle progressive grunge-folk band Zadok's Keyboard fuzz face extraordinaire and ex church-organist, presents his special pants and keyboard combo to the crowd at Rock the Barn 2011.Al Roberts holds the crowd whilst Chris Minnis tunes up his guitar at a Zadok concert of prime progressive grunge-folk - or, if you like, Northern grunge-prog. Minnis holds his right arm aloft as Al drinks beer - Zadok live and dangerous on Wingate Grange farm.Hello there. Sorry, there was no picture of Franko on the stage, because he moves too fast. Thanks Bob Cooper for the photos! Rock the Barn was a class gig. Afterwards we lent O.P.E.N. a snare drum. Then we went and used our beer tokens, hung out by the PA at the bar and listened to Children of the Night and, brilliantly, Wayward Son. Excellent crack. Returning after going to find some water at a lonely faucet, I was heartened to find Franko already packing down the flysheet. Good campers are rare indeed these days, when you can simply download a pitch. I had been awakened at five in the morning by a young lady near the tent wondering allowed if she’d be allowed back in with a crate of beer. She was concerned about the long country road’s effect on her heels. We were fuzzy because of getting good and drunk in the field and cruising the large sound systems evident. Outfits were no problem. See you at Clive Aid – which should be more bruising but less ear melting than last time we played at Rocking Horse. For some berserk and inscrutable reason they’re claiming to be planning an open recording session based on ‘Do they Know it’s Christmas Time’, though maybe the joke’s on us. In any case, these gents are good and are opening a new recording studio just outside Durham City, which we salute and applaud. They have saved the day for us before upon our blowing up gear. So let’s play canny and see what’s cracking in Durham on 16th July. See you soon! Thanks for listening. CM

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Here’s the Caltrops from The Sage Gateshead! Almost Live. Thanks to Ben for coming up North to play and Van Rezner for the mix.


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