Local DIY promoters and all round good guys Bad Uncle have a great collection of shows coming up over the next few weeks. Please cast your eyes over the details below and have a listen to the bands if you don’t already know them. We doubt you will be disappointed.  


Friday 24th October 2014 @ The Star and Garter


Formerly Frank Sidebottom’s backing band this band of rogues now make up the UK’s premier TV theme tune tribute band. Playing the likes of Grandstand, The Sweeney, Bergerac, The Bill, and many many more… 

“We started playing together in Frank Sidebottom’s backing band. At each show, Frank needed music for the raffle. We thought it would be a good idea to play the theme from Terry & June. One thing led to another, and now look what’s happened.”
http:// galaxians.bandcamp.com/
Room shaking synth and drums electrofunk duo. Check out their releases on Dither Down (Brooklyn, NYC), Rotating Souls (Atlanta) and Stargaze. BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES.
“Members of Cowtown, Two-minute Noodles and d’Astro bringing you surf guitar, lascivious barking and barbaric drumming. A sort of anti-supergroup featuring the least capable members of three good bands.”
http:// houseofjohnplayer.bandcamp. com/
“House of John Player is the one-man pop project of Dean Spacer. Using guitar, keyboard and vocals-of-an-impressive-re ach pumped into a loop pedal and soaked in delay to capture everything all at once. Essentially sampling himself and bouncing off of varying delay times to force out catchy and melodic anti-pop gems.”


£6 adv
http:// www.wegottickets.com/event/ 287069 


NOVELLER (US/Saffron Rec)

 Tuesday 28th October 2014 @ Gullivers NQ


Noveller performed as a member of COLD CAVEParts & Labor, and One Umbrella.

Handling the electric guitar as her muse, Sarah Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer. 

Lipstate has collaborated with Carla Bozulich (Evangelista), David Wm. Sims (the Jesus Lizard) and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth). She has also participated in Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Army, Ben Frost’s “Music for 6 Guitars” Ensemble, and Glenn Branca’s 100 guitar ensemble.

She was on tour with St Vincent in 2014 and collaborated with JG Thirlwell on a duo performance. Lately Noveller has released a new album with This quiet army (secret link) on Shelter Press.
Manchester Guitar Orchestra
Laurie Hulme (Songs for Walter) and a whole bunch of Manchester guitarists performing together. Footage of their previous outing below.
Dark Pool
Members of NASDAQ / THE FTSE 100Claw The Thin IceDouga and more coming together to create experimental greatness.
Lake of Snakes
Freshly formed Sax, Bass and Drum trio working on circular, fuzzed-dubbed bass lines, hard hitting drums and screaming fire-jazz. Featuring members of Skulldozer, Horrid and Naked (On Drugs) and aiming to beat the jazz into you.




Sunday 9th November 2014 @ Kraak

Co-promotion with Grey Lantern


Ed Schrader’s Music Beat are Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice – a minimalist punk duo from the fair city of Baltimore, Maryland.

In the beginning there was only Ed: a man unhinged, channelling to the world a sacred message in the form of song. His only divining instruments: a single floor tom, one light, and a commanding baritone. “He’s a master songsmith who has reduced pop and punk to their most basic building blocks,” said Christopher Weingarten of the Village Voice.

Ed was soon joined by Devlin on bass, who proved to be an acute match for encapsulating the space-time from whence they came.

Their union quickly brought about the release of their 2012 debut album ‘Jazz Mind’ through Upset The Rhythm (and Load Records in the US), which The Wire magazine said recalled “the percussion-heavy chants of Liars”, with Ed “affecting a mournful Arthur Russell tone on the a cappella songs” whilst “roaring like Rollins” on the album’s faster numbers.

The album (featuring collaborations with Matmos and Randy Randall of No Age) captured their raw and jarring live show through weird, wiry rock songs with a decidedly smart sensibility. Since then, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat have toured frequently in North America and Europe, notably alongside their friends Dan Deacon and Future Islands, as well as hardcore luminaries Ceremony.
“One of the most distinctive bands to emerge from Nottingham over the last few months is Rattle – a duo operating outside of the traditional bass, guitar and drums rock format. Rattle focus almost exclusively on drums and more drums, beneath an overlay of vocal harmonies and percussive effects. Formed by Katharine Eira Brown (also of Nottingham’s Kogumaza) and Theresa Wrigley (also of Nottingham’s Fists); Rattle began as an experiment in crafting rich songs and melody using drums and voice alone. Their music weaves and intertwines post-punk, minimalism and experimental rock, through off-kilter rhythms, patterns and counter melodies.”



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