Posts tagged “live music

gigs Oct/Nov

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Eight Miles High presents a night of far-out live music at the Brunswick Cellar Bar, Hove, with Eight Miles High playlists and liquid visuals in an intimate basement setting.

Fane
a Gnostic mix of folk, ambient, electronic and drone influenced by the forgotten places and times that surround us. Meditative drones, corrupted banjo and squeezebox and lo-fi electronics, and the occasional song about Stonehenge. His second album Geomancer was released in August this year.
https://www.facebook.com/thisisfane/

Matt Finucane
channels Lou Reed stylings into psychotronic darkness. He’s happy to be “the troubadour of disharmony, back to confront, provoke, and captivate in his unique way” – The Ring Master review
https://www.facebook.com/Matt.x.Finucane/

Seadog (duo)
is the project of Mark Benton and his eclectic troupe of performers that create dream-pop songs. They combine a variety of influences into a myriad sound of lullabies with anthemic electric and acoustic textures. performing at Cellar Bar as duo with synth, guitars and vocals
https://www.facebook.com/Seadogmusic/

venture down to the Cellar Bar basement for a multi-sensory experience!
Doors open 8pm (first band on 8:30pm)
£4 OTD
Curfew 11pm

 

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JOSHUA LEGALLIENNE

operates predominantly in the realm of free improvisation, interested in a spatial and phenomenological exploration of acoustic sound through the steel-string acoustic guitar
https://vimeo.com/221174095

MATT FINUCANE
psychotronic songcraft
“the troubadour of disharmony” – Ring Master Review
https://www.facebook.com/Matt.x.Finucane/

JAKO
mellow tastes and long atmospheric trips on hip hop beats
https://www.facebook.com/jakoprizant/

music from 8.30pm sharp

…I’ll be playing the 1st gig as a duo – guitar/drums – and the 2nd solo…

…Plus!!!

Sat 16 Nov, Biddle Bros (London E5) 8pm – electric band – details tbc

Sat 30 Nov, Grub Club @ Global Cafe (Reading) 8pm – electric band – w/ The Mirror Pictures + Adam & Elvis, free entry


interview / LP review / August gig news

“We all choose our suffering. There is ugly suffering and there is beautiful suffering. You, I think, are somewhere in between”

That’s a quote from an interview I did with The Sound Lab, here.  (One of the more… interesting audience responses I’ve had in a while, that was.)

There’s also a review of Vanishing Island in print and online in Devolution Magazine – a good one, check it out here.

…Another full-throat shout-out for the August gig:

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GREENNESS (full band) onstage 10pm
“Hypnotic electro acoustic tunes creating a relaxed atmosphere with a whiff of Massive Attack / The Sugarcubes” – Breaking Glass Magazine
https://www.facebook.com/pg/greennessmusic/
https://www.greennessmusic.com/

MATT FINUCANE + band onstage 9.15
“The troubadour of disharmony, back to confront, provoke, and captivate in his unique way” – The Ring Master Review
https://www.facebook.com/Matt.x.Finucane/
https://mattfinucane.net/

LUCY FELIZ onstage 8.30
“A unique brand of melancholy folk that’s unforgettable in its intensity” – Line Of Best Fit
https://www.facebook.com/lucyfelizmusic/
https://www.losfeliz.co.uk/

Wed 7 Aug, The Prince Albert
£4 OTD
DOORS 8pm
MUSIC from 8.30 sharp

…After that, I’ve got stuff booked up till December, solo & electric band (and one acoustic duo gig).  More on that to follow.

 

 


GIG – 20 Feb, Brighton w/ The Emperors of Ice Cream & Trench

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very excited about this one…

THE EMPERORS OF ICE CREAM onstage 10pm
wonky post-punk with a dash of weird
“big time kicks up some serious dust” – Mike Watt
https://www.facebook.com/theemperorsoficecream/
https://theemperorsoficecream.bandcamp.com/

TRENCH onstage 9.15
sinewy grunge-flecked art noise
https://www.facebook.com/Trench95/
https://trench00.bandcamp.com/

MATT FINUCANE + BAND onstage 8.30
mesmeric Krautcore chunks
“really should be heard by many many people” – Louder Than War
https://mattfinucane.net/
https://www.facebook.com/Matt.x.Finucane/

Wed 20 Feb, The Prince Albert
£4 OTD
DOORS 8pm
MUSIC from 8.30 sharp


gig: Hope & Ruin, Brighton, 6 Nov

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BOUNCING SKULL PRESENTS

L C PUMPKIN
astonishing lo-fi outsiderness
“Warping keyboards, fuzz-banjo, blown-out drum machine beats and extremely catchy songwriting” – Upset The Rhythm
“It was good” – Jarvis Cocker
https://www.facebook.com/lcpumpkin/
https://www.lcpumpkin.co.uk/

ADAM & ELVIS
formidable and poignant live band with a mighty work ethic, fresh from supporting Fat White Family, The Correspondents, Splashh and The Zombies
“Their track The Artiste takes you gently by the hand and draws you down a hypnotizing route that leads to some surprising places” – Steve Lamacq, 6MUSIC
https://www.facebook.com/adamandelvis/
https://www.instagram.com/adamandelvis/

MATT FINUCANE + BAND
hypnotic art-rock noise
“Really should be heard by many many people” – Louder Than War
https://mattfinucane.net/
https://www.facebook.com/Matt.x.Finucane/

Tue 6 Nov, The Hope & Ruin – 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton BN1
£4 OTD // £3 advance
DOORS 8pm
MUSIC from 8.30 sharp


gig: Quadrant, Brighton, 11 Oct

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BOUNCING SKULL PRESENTS

YOUNG FRANCIS – onstage 10pm
Young Francis plays guitar by hand, drums by foot and sings by mouth. No effects, no pedals, no loops, no tricks.
Young Francis sings 2 minute songs about girls, getting high and hanging out.
“A one-man Ramones, with a touch of John Cooper Clarke wit”
– Brighton Unsigned
https://www.facebook.com/yyoungfrancis/
https://youngfrancis.bandcamp.com/

MATT FINUCANE – onstage 9.15
Deliciously dysfunctional… now with drums!!!!!!!!
“Music runs through the core of the mysterious and ground breaking singer/songwriter/poet” – Brighton Source
https://www.facebook.com/Matt.x.Finucane/
https://mattfinucane.net/

LA PEQUENA EM – onstage 8.30
Punked up cover versions on a distorted electric uke with masks, wrestling, sharks and fun.
https://www.facebook.com/La-Pequena-Em-102359780643879/

ART SCUZZ FOREVER!!!

Thur 11 Oct, The Quadrant – 12-13 North Street, Brighton BN1
£4 OTD
DOORS 8:00pm
MUSIC from 8:30 SHARP


gig review, Real Music Club (July ’18)

Because reviews of my live performances are few and far between, here’s something from the Real Music Club‘s July Newsletter that’s worth quoting in full:

Fri 22 Jun, Real Music Club @ The Brunswick (Brighton) – w/ Nick Pynn & The Boy In The Cupboard

With thanks to David Page and Joe Bridge.

(Actually, there was one other recent gig review – of the electric band, by Plugged In Brighton, here.)


next gig / Monolith Cocktail & Plugged In Brighton / next gig

photo by Lewis McKale

The Hope & Ruin gig was superb – as were Pink Narcissus, Peter Cat and Lewis McKale.  A wonderful night, and thanks to everyone involved.

Two more upcoming local gigs:

Wed 20 Jun, The Prince Albert – electric band (Octopuses single launch) – wegottickets

Fri 22 Jun, The Brunswick – solo acoustic (Real Music Club)

What can I say – I’m a greedy bitch.  To soak up the folly, the gigs will be poles apart in sound, feel and setlist (very different venues too).  For the first, there’ll be electricity, bass and drums; the second, I’ll be alone up there…  After that, it’s oblivion for a little while.

Meanwhile, a track from the new EP’s featured on Monolith Cocktail’s Quarterly Playlist Revue, alongside Dr Octagon, Grimm Grimm and Crayola Lectern, to name a few – it’s an immersive, intelligently-structured listening experience; switch that phone off and strap in for a journey by tracklist.

An oldie, Lilith, features on the third edition of Plugged In Brighton’s Mixcloud in a rockier setting; Young Francis, Big Slammu et al bring the scuzz.

The two programmes are very reflective of the two nights – one’s adrenaline noise, the other’s a head trip.  Explore!


Metal likeness, 25mm

Badges… badges everywhere

A strange feeling, putting yr image into a 25mm metal circle.  How do bands cope with their gormless faces plastered all over T-shirts and other… “merch”?  Come to a gig and take these damn things away.

This is the next one…

…But there are several more to come, including a third go with Safehouse in the Wildcard Quartet, end of June.  Details here, as they become available.  Anyway, ask me for a badge and you can have one.


11 June gig, Hope & Ruin, and other stories

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My next full-band gig’s on Mon 11 June at the Hope & Ruin, with Pink Narcissus, Peter Cat & Lewis McKale.  I’ll be onstage from 8:30, with a new drummer and new songs – truly, playing with the big boys…

Before that, there’s a return to Mr Wolf’s in Bristol (tomorrow!) and another go at Bar 42 in Worthing (electric this time).  I chase the phantom wherever it leads, till the oil runs out and the lights go off.

I love a blog entry studded with enticing blue links.  So – another track from the new EP can be heard on the second Mixcloud from Plugged In Brighton, along with loads of other really good hard stuff.  Listen at leisure.


Cargo gig pix Dec 17

from the 69X End of Year show at Cargo, London, 16th Dec ’17

photos by Paul Newman


last 2017 gig: Cargo LDN, 16 Dec, 10-hour homeless charity benefit

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A big title, but then it’s a big day.  Runs 12 – 10:00pm on Sat 16 Dec, promoted by 69X Music, features:

Amber Anderton/Elliot Falla/Danny Martin/Spidasense/LegPuppy/The Wax Lyrical Sound/Act of Love/40 Shillings On The Drum/LaFlamme/Lauren V/Nemesis…

Plus film crew, a “surprise guest” and me – kicking it off at noon.

Proceeds to homeless charities http://www.streetlink.org.uk/ | http://dotslondon.co.uk/ | https://www.mungos.org/

A good one to go out on for 2017, then.

Here’s a short fb vid:


EP launch & gig

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My new EP comes out today (25th Oct), and I’m doing a gig on Sun 29th for Brighton Noise to mark the launch.  It’s beyond cool to be asked to play by them – plus ChrySalliss Presents – on a bill with Cali Santo and local legends The Long Goodbye.

Following that, there are more gigs across the UK: check back for updates.

EP can be found on Bandcamp here

plus Amazon, iTunes & Spotify


2 new-old free downloads (and a gig)

Here are two free downloads, moved across to Bandcamp from Soundcloud:

a BBC Introducing: South session with my previous live band…

 

…and a studio track recorded at the same time as Lilith and In The Evil Empire

 

Live-wise, my next gig’s in Brighton at Campbell Rd Studios, for these guys:

Please, feel free to pig out on all of the above.

 

 


next gigs: End Of The Trail, Blue Man BTN

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Dazed & Awake presents –

Fukushima Dolphin,
a rock band with striking melodies, powerful harmonies, a sea of guitars and synthesised leads.
https://www.facebook.com/fukushimadolphin

Matt Finucane
singer/writer/horror freak Matt Finucane takes his influences from Lou Reed, Mark E Smith and horrible electronic noise (despite primarily performing on acoustic guitar)
https://mattfinucane.net/

Broken Ears
Broken Ears fuse americana and blues influences with a sense of urgency and energy derived from their punk rock roots to create an eclectic mess of sounds.
http://brokenearsmusic.bandcamp.com/

Free entry from 8pm
for further info email dazedawake@gmail.com

 

… before that, got a gig courtesy End Of The Trail Records

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GIG – electric guitar, 4th May, Brighton

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Blurb:

Join us for our last Showcase night before the summer featuring…

The Decadent Dayze – everyone’s favourite, Syd Barrett in a 90’s garage rock band, what’s not to like? With Stephi Sky on drums….

https://soundcloud.com/the-decadent-dayze

Matt Finucane – Bowie spiked space oddity and part-time goth, with Mik Hanscomb on the drums. Don’t try to pretend!

http://mattfinucane.net/

Binky – Sagres-soacked Sway castaway Baz is joined by the enigmatic rainbow-killer Pete Wiseman for their first show together. Who knows what to expect? 

First band about 8.30

Free

…In a slight departure from the standard gig template, I’m neither solo acoustic nor playing with a full band this time, but have Mik joining me on drums.  This means improvisation, cheap FX pedals and hideous noise.  Fake-psych!  (Psych-faux?)

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electric band PIX

Some photos of Thursday’s full-band gig.  Mik and Steve sounded great – dead showbiz.


gig, Thur 13 April – with electric band

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The acoustic guitar’s in a hempen funeral basket: time to pick up the electric again……………………………….
Dazed & Awake presents –

Octopuses (Bouncy Castle single launch!)
alt indie dance from the bottom of the (Brighton) sea
https://www.facebook.com/octopusesband/

Matt Finucane + band
chanelling Lou Reed stylings with backing band
https://mattfinucane.net/

AK Patterson
folk singer songwriter
https://m.facebook.com/akpatterson

live at the Prince Albert on Thursday 13th April
Doors Open: 8pm
Entry: £4
tickets on the door only

email: dazedawake@gmail.com


Gig, Brighton, 16th Feb – w/ Greenness & Sam Cutting

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 First gig of 2017, and a very auspicious start – playing at the Coach House, the most fascinating venue in Brighton, with Sam Cutting and Greenness.  Last time I played there, I was attacked by giant spiders lowered from the ceiling.

The format’s interesting too: each act plays two sets of 15 minutes, which nixes the idea of Headliner vs. Underlings and adds variety for you, the discerning listener who’s smart and wonderful enough to come along (okay, enough).

…Anyway, doors at 7.30 and music from 8 sharp x


Halloween GIG of inspired madness

C Hse Halloween

be afraid

Got no idea what to expect – here’s a link.

It’s At The Coach House, and therefore will be mental & beyond… Also ties in neatly as a celebration of Lilith coming out.
…And as an exaltation of the evil spirits of the unclean dead rising to destroy the living, of course. All good wholesome fun.


Kind words from Shindig Magazine, radio play & GIG

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recommendation indeed

Shindig Magazine had some good words for Lilith – see above.

Doing a free gig in Brighton tonight at Molly Malone’s for StrungOut Music.  Onstage early, 8:30ish, which means I’ll probably still be sober.

You can hear Lilith on RoundSound Radio – looks like a good show, all kindsa stuff going on.  That’s from 8pm this eve.

Finally… got a nice (brief) write-up from SupaJam, complete with Soundcloud link.

So that’s 3 different ways you can check out the song for yourself, since I’ll also be playing it live: have a reckon.


live session, Radio Reverb TONIGHT

Mon Oct 12th: am playing a live session for Pete Jones on Radio Reverb 97.2FM tonight, which can be heard on the wireless or streamed live here.  It goes out from 6-8PM, with a repeat on Friday at noon (see above).  I’ll be doing songs old & new, and probably chatting a bit.


Phantom Hound III – Sept 9th

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o sweet lord it’s happening again… EVENT LINK

As you can see, this gig happens on Wed 9 Sept At The Coach House… If you don’t know about this venue, you should.  Same goes for the performers – I’m not playing this time, am just the door-bitch, but in ascending order we have:

Shonalika – one of the best singer-songwriters in a town full of ’em

Crysi di Milo – excoriating spoken word mayhem

& headliners Broken Ears – so tight and heavy it’s frankly SCARY

Music from 8pm, no messing.  The hound of pleasure calls! x


Balcony Session live: behind the scenes

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fireworks, car alarms, gales and rain

A few pics taken by Andrew Nicholls & others at Angle Magazine HQ in Eastbourne last week – where I went to perform a live music video as part of their Balcony Sessions series.  Went pretty well… climate and other distractions aside.

Look out for the session on their website.

(Except it never appeared: the magazine went under before they got around to it.  Ah well, was fun)


Trans Pride & beyond

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 can you tell which one’s me?

Had a blast backing Crysi di Milo at Trans Pride last weekend (then in a sex-dungeon at Fag Machine on Wed 29th).  We absolutely killed, so might go into a studio soon and make some horrendous noise, see what happens.  Both events were lovely and it was a privileged buzz to play a – very minor, but fun – part.