FUCKING CHAMPS + FRENCH TOAST + CALVADOS BEAM TRIO

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FUCKING CHAMPS
FRENCH TOAST (ex  Nation of Ulyesses, The Make up +
Fugazi)

CALVADOS BEAM TRIO

The Hare and Hounds pub is just off Kings Heath High Street and on the corner of Waterloo Rd, you can get a number 50 bus from town.
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Have you heard of them? This two guitar, one drummer, instrumental band is insane. The Champs are heirs to a long lineage beginning with Thin Lizzy and ending on the divergent ground of Carcass, Pussy Galore and Kraftwerk. Hailing from San Francisco, the sole aim of the “Kings of the Insanity Sound” is to set the audience soaring high on the wings of sorrow.

Featuring former members of The Nation of Ulysses, Hydrox, the Young Ginns, Taildragger, and The Event.
http://www.thefuckingchamps.com/

French Toast feature ex members of Nation of Ulyesses, The Make Up and Fugazi
   

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Oxes + Solway Fifth + Calvados Beam Trio

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Oxes
Solway Fifth
calvados Beam Trio

whoopee!!! let the party begin oxes are back in brum, for those of you who haven’t seen these guys in action now is your chance and for those of you whom had the pleasure before, you know what a fine night lies ahead. support comes from our favourite west brom kids solway fifth + brums finest three some calvados beam trio

Oxes are a trio which have risen from the twisted wreckage that is the city of Baltimore. Armed with matching day -g lo yellow shirts and construction – sign orange flex- fit trousers, cordless electric guitars, a stack of drums and lip-curling stage antics, they commence at once with their metallic atonal scapery and vicious backbeats, stretching their harmonic-tinged pick stabs and angular riffs into far-flung directions, yet retain enough resiliency to quickly recoil, redirect and charge headlong into a brick wall or two.

They do not wear protective headgear.

On stage, Oxes are to rock venues what hyperactive children are to daycare centres. They are the fury dressed in shortpants. The drummer refuses to sit still, stopping midbeat to readjust his shorts, or pausing to gawk at the audience. The guitarists go from posing on black boxes positioned at the front of the stage to wandering backstage and amongst the unsettled crowd, where they flawlessly transmit the rock to their amplifiers by remote.
These live antics, whatever their humourous intentions, should not detract from the serious rocking qualities of thier music. An Oxes song, for all its atonal riffs, abrupt changes, and crashing drums and mathematical tendencies, is not a mish mash of guitar licks, trig equations and drum solos. Oxes combine these tasty, virtuoso elements with fliud transitions, odd stops and starts, false endings, phony introductions, manic aggression, and considerable aplomb. Add feature

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Check Engine + Solway Fifth + Deadsunrising

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check engine (members of sweep the leg johnny)
solway fifth
calvados beam trio

Summer 1993. South Bend, Illnois. A basement: Check Engine, mark one, comes into being. they have one song, called “Por-San”, named after the industrial strength cleaner that was the only foe our bathroom feared. That Check Engine lasted long enough to hang out several times with Carlo, and Rossi, wreck the life and livelihood of one Vincenzo Carrasco and play one show, a battle of the bands in April ’94. That was enough for a time. The Next Six Years.

Elsewhere in the world: Steve Sostak and Chris Daly are playing in Sweep The Leg Johnny. For six years they work as hard any band on the planet recording and releasing one full and one mini album on Southern (with another due later in 2002) and touring Europe and the US one what seems like a perpetual loop. Brian Wnukowski is playing in Big’N and Paul P. Joyce is playing bass in Lynx. Come 2002 and these kids have come together as a stable line up and are set to make thier first release a self titled album on Southern. What does Check Engine sound like? Two vocalists, two guitarists, a drummer, a bassist and a sax player. Complex little rock songs. Big Star if Chilton had grown up listening to Tangerine Dream and Drive Like Jehu? I don’t know. Next question? When Paul and Brian first lock on a rhythm its, Love at first rumble. After that, Chris and Joe get to the business of weaving guitars. Then there’s the singing – two singers, one not quite the lead singer, the other not quite the back-up – twining together lines in different meters, mirroring each other in a staggered echo or matching up syllable to syllable while singing slightly different words. As for the words themselves, Joe’s songwriting is all about hate and heartbreak, and dead German intellectuals; don’t get your hopes up there. Focus instead on the love-match Brian and Paul orchestrate between their own elemental force and the goofy trickery of guitars that know each other far too well. Or the way Steve uses the sax and his voice as extensions of one another, threading through and threading together everything else.

for further details : www.angiesmells.com/checkengine/

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Oxes + Geiger Counter + Calvados Beam Trio

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Oxes
Geiger Counter
Calvados Beam Trio

Oxes are a trio which have risen from the twisted wreckage that is the city of Baltimore. Armed with matching day -glo yellow shirts and construction – sign orange flex- fit trousers, cordless electric guitars, a stack of drums and lip-curling stage antics, they commence at once with their metallic atonal scapery and vicious backbeats, stretching their harmonic-tinged pick stabs and angular riffs into far-flung directions, yet retain enough resiliency to quickly recoil, redirect and charge headlong into a brick wall or two.

They do not wear protective headgear.

On stage, Oxes are to rock venues what hyperactive children are to daycare centres. They are the fury dressed in shortpants. The drummer refuses to sit still, stopping midbeat to readjust his shorts, or pausing to gawk at the audience. The guitarists go from posing on black boxes positioned at the front of the stage to wandering backstage and amongst the unsettled crowd, where they flawlessly transmit the rock to their amplifiers by remote.

These live antics, whatever their humorous intentions, should not detract from the serious rocking qualities of their music. An Oxes song, for all its atonal riffs, abrupt changes, and crashing drums and mathematical tendencies, is not a mish mash of guitar licks, trig equations and drum solos. Oxes combine these tasty, virtuoso elements with fluid transitions, odd stops and starts, false endings, phony introductions, manic aggression, and considerable aplomb. Holding their own while playing with such giants as Shellac, U. S. Maple and Don Caballero, OXES are creating a genre of their own: Confrontation ROCK! With an in your face approach towards performing, the OXES demand your attention and once they have it, they aren’t letting go. Its the right combination of greed energy and time travel.

Geiger Counter is made up of two members of the experimental/post-rock 3-bass group Rothko – Jon Meade (guitar) and Crawford Blair (bass), along with Jason Carty (guitar) and Paul Westwood (drums). Geiger Counter began in 1994, but broke up when Jason left to go to college. The band reformed a few years back out of the ashes of Bel Geddes, another instrumental rock band which also featured Jon with Mark Beazley of Rothko and Bradley Teale. When Jason returned from college Geiger Counter reformed with Paul and Crawford taking up the rhythm section, completing the current line-up that we know today.

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Billy Mahonie + Calvados Beam Trio + Buick 6

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Billy Mahonie
Calvados Beam Trio
Buick 6

Funky post-Rock heroes BILLY MAHONIE return to the live circuit to play Birmingham, joined by the math/improv genius of CALVADOS BEAM TRIO and the plaintive country stylings of BUICK 6.

The night was an astounding success with over a 100 people turning up. Thanks to all of those who joined us for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

You can check out more info from the billy mahonie site: http://www.billymahonie.com

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