I’ve two tickets for the above gig, Block 106 Row C, seats 190 and 191. Sadly, I can’t go, so they’re available for their face value, £80 apiece. Contact me via PM or below if interested. Ta.
Love Music in Glasgow is having an event for Record Store Day, including bands and DJs. As well as selling records and giving away cake, they have taken over 2 local pubs – one for bands, and one for DJs.
“Record Store Day – The annual celebration of Independent Record shops. Come join us as we celebrate another year of selling music in Glasgow. There are 557 new releases coming out on April 16th and Love Music will have hundreds of them in stock. We’ll also have live music from some great Scottish musicians, a free Tea stall and our famous Record Store Day cakes. This year, as well as live music in the shop itself, we have hired both The Vale and Dows upstairs function rooms”
I’m opening the DJ sets – 1:30 in Dows.
See you there!
Glossop Record Club CREATION RECORDS NIGHT Thursday 14th April from 8pm Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT FREE ADMISSION
The night will feature a tasty selection of tracks from a variety of bands who featured on the label, as well as Teenage Fanclub‘s classic Bandwagonesque played in full. There’ll be plenty of indiepop gems, a few shoegaze faves and a number of rather noisy tracks to enjoy.
The session is being put together by Creation aficionado Darren Butler, who writes: “there are so many amazing bands that have been signed to Creation but only a limited amount of time available on the night, so choosing what to play is a difficult task. We’ll hear tracks by The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, The House of Love plus many more. I’ll be mainly focusing on the early days of Creation so I’m sure I’ll be omitting some favourites. ‘Some Might Say’ that’s a good thing, but hopefully people will bring along their own vinyl to fill in the gaps.”
…and – if you are – you don’t get our social media updates, the band I’m in with my friend Katy is reasonably active at the mo. We’re rehearsing for some shows in the summer and should be recording album #2 around the same time.
Anyway, all the “how-to” manuals tell us to keep putting stuff out and interacting with our audience, so we’ve decided to start doing little regular video captures of songs in rehearsal. Here’s the first one, from last night. It includes a new song.
As you were.
A sudden change in shift-patterns means my usual gig-partner can’t make it to see powerpop legends The Posies (plus support from the unknown-to-me The President Lincoln) at London’s equally legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street tomorrow night (Wednesday).
Please PM me or reply below if interested – £20 to cover ticket face value or close would be appreciated, and you’ll be under no obligation to associate with me inside 🙂 (PS in the event of a rush I’ll say “first come, first served”.) Cheers!
Your hosts, Neil Gowans & The Winos (featuring TrypF and Turtleface, admittedly mostly lurking, from round these parts) will be unleashing their new, yet to be titled, countrified power-poptastic EP and to help them do that, there are a couple of newcomers to the Club Wino stage, They will be joined by Los Ladrones Del Amor, who specialise in a bruised but beautiful Latin Noir with echoes of the Clash, Cash & Cave. The Blazing Zoos will also be there and they play both kinds of music, loudly, and have been described as both ‘phenomenally marvellous’ and ‘really rather good, in a barnstorming, country punk sort of way’ So, make your way down to Hoxton for an evening of really quite splendid entertainment. Stay tuned for more Rock ‘n’ Roll, Neil Gowans & The Winos
We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 10th March for a long-awaited night of classic prog rock, playing a selection of tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Genesis and Van Der Graaf Generator alongside lesser-known acts T2 and Clear Blue Sky. See the website for full details – https://glossoprecordclub.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/marchs-record-club-prog/
PROG – An evening of classic Progressive Rock Thursday 10th March from 8pm Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT FREE ADMISSION
Evening all. Last minute, my mate can’t make it to tomorrow night’s concert 19.30 at The Bridgewater Hall. So there’s a spare ticket for an evening dubbed Espana, packed with the familiar and the favourite, including Falla’s Three Cornered Hat, Ravel’s Bolero, culminating with Craig Ogden playing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. It’s a good circle seat, for which I would only ask a contribution towards the original £40 price. You also would get the pleasure of sitting next to me at a gig which, believe me, is a lot better than sitting behind me. https://tickets.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=29405
Following on from Twang’s excellent album, In the spirit of outrageous self promotion, here is a new song from me.
This is a song I wrote during a period when I was suffering a long bout of creative block. I figured the best way to tackle creative block was to write a song about it.
The original recording I made was dull and uninspired. When I came to re-record it I thought what can I do to improve it? What would Bowie do? Well, he would make it more funky and add some weird Robert Fripp-like guitar (In his case, actually using Robert Fripp). The end result is much improved I think (My clumsy attempts at Frippertronics are on the fade out). Enjoy
This beer & cider festival runs from Wednesday to Saturday night. It takes place in my old stamping ground of the G-MEX, now known as Manchester Central. It is going to be packed with so many beers and ciders that I am going to have to make two trips this year – Thursday and Saturday,
The festival will feature over 170 of the UK’s best breweries alongside an impressive selection of international guests. 12 local breweries will have their own bars. As usual there is a musical theme to some of the beers:-
Blue Monkey – 99 Red Baboons Purple Moose – Dark Side of the Moose Revolutions – Blue Monday Revolutions – Clash London Porter Wild Beer – Madness Blackjack – Ace of Spades Wilson Potter – The Darkness
I will be heading straight to bar 2 to sample the Marshmallow Unicorn Stout from Irwell Works Brewery. Hopefully see you there. Hic!
Outrageous self promotion alert…
I have been mucking about writing and recording some songs for, oooh, ages and have finally finished. The results are available here as a free download or if really keen you can order a real CD! Artwork by our fave Pencilsqueezer. El Hombre Malo makes an appearance on the title track too. It’s a tunesome mix of folk rockish numbers with an emphasis on the rock. Enjoy!
Due to other commitments I now cannot make the Steven Wilson gig I was going to with @Twang. So a ticket going spare – £40 (ono). Been looking forward to this for last 6 months – my album of the year so I want this to go a deserving home.
PC, and his wonderful band, are playing the Symphony Hall on Saurday 20th Feb. I have 2 tickets, dead centre, front row and, for reasons far too complicated to divulge, cannot use them. They are £40 each but I’ll do them as a Buy One Get One Free. DM me if you’re interested.
I shall be travelling oop north to see that old scallywag @pencilsqueezer next Sunday (13th December). We’re gonna do lunch at Telfords Warehouse, Chester around noon and then chew the fat as the afternoon drifts by. If you’d like to join us for a pre Xmas mingle then please come along
On Thursday 10th December, it’s the first ever Glossop Record Club CHRISTMAS SOCIAL.
Kicking off at 8pm at Glossop Labour Club, it’s our end-of-year blow out – a chance to get together, have a chat over a pint about music and put the world to rights (naturally). The team from ALL FM’s Charity Shop Classics on hand to spin some of their favourite charity shop finds throughout the evening. Feel free to bring down any records you want to get onto the turntable too.
And as it’s Christmas, we’ll also have a bit of fun with a music quiz and Secret Santa (see below for details)
Glossop Record Club’s CHRISTMAS SOCIAL Thursday 10th December from 8pm Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT FREE ADMISSION
It’s that time of year again, and Car Boot Vinyl Diaries (i.e. me) is giving away a vinyl copy of a most wonderful seasonal rekkid – the parptastic Tijuana Christmas by the Torero Band. Enter here, chums: http://carbootvinyldiaries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/2015-christmas-giveaway.html Tell your friends! And your enemies! Parp!
If you loved The National Theatre of Brent, this will be an early slice of Christmas Cake with a side of ham. From the team that brought the long-running The 39 Steps to the West End. This will no doubt transfer too, after glowing notices. I have 3 x 2nd row seats, booked yonks ago – that I can’t use due to being on stage myself next Thursday the 3rd. You can take them off my hands for £20 x 3 (or buy 2 and I’ll flog the 3rd one c/o the box office). Typical review: http://www.theartsdesk.com/theatre/ben-hur-tricycle-theatre
Hello fellow Afterworders. I have a show of my paintings tomorrow 6-8pm at The Westminster Reference Library (off Leicester Sq, behind The National Gallery). Come along if you’re in the area and fancy seeing what i’ve been up to over a glass of plonk. Cheers, Jon.
There seems to be broad agreement about the 13th for a London pint, accepting there will never be a perfect date everyone can do. Our regular hang is unavailable so I suggest the Golden Lion in St. James’s Square – excellent pub, great beer and good location, a short walk from a number of tube stations and also from Waterloo / Charing Cross for those who prefer the outdoors to the tube.
We don’t have a room – we will just lurk in a group. I used to work near there and it tended to clear out when the post work drinkers depart. Good grub too.
See you there from 6ish?
Hi everyone, I know most of the folks here are on the other side of the world from me, but I thought I’d post this anyway. Just over two years ago I recorded an album of solo piano compositions at Abbey Road, and finally today it’s released on CD and on iTunes – I think only in Australia and NZ but if you’d like to hear more apart from the track in the video below PM me and I’ll send you a Soundcloud link. And after all that if you’d like to buy one PM me again!
This album was a long time coming – I spend a lot of time noodling at the piano, scribbling down ideas. I’d set a date to record the music a couple of times and then chickened out. So when I knew I was going to be in London in June 2013 (I had a ticket for the opening day of the Lords’ Ashes test), I set about looking for a place to record – I never intended to go to Abbey Road but a recording engineer friend said there was a nice Bosendorfer there (my favourite make of piano) and what with » Continue Reading.