Thursday, October 13, 2005

Spend some time at the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam today, and was absolutely floored by the work of Olafur Eliasson. The basic collection is very much worth your while, but Eliasson's water 'n light projections really stood out. Unexpected beauty...
It's THIS FRIDAY - clothing is optional, but advisable

Friday October the 14th 2005. The Subway, Cowgate, Edinburgh

doors open 7:30, gig over by 10:00 when the Subway reverts to its usual glamourous friday night self

A free gig of short sharp songs from the world famous Shock And Awe to promote their new album "School For Scoundrels" with the bonus of a rare set of multi-media art/punk/disco interface from Scars mainman Paul Research (onstage 8pm)

come on down, the gig is free to get in - if you want you can buy a cd to help us pay for the night (14 songs !, professionally recorded ! with real drums !, available at a special bargain offer price on the night !), tell all your friends and anyone else who might be interested

more details, mp3's etc here... Shock And Awe
I wish Mr Vedder all the best with his investment program and hope that this credo will serve the ol' modus op accordingly. Meanwhile here, the UK awaits the arrival of the heavy, heavy monster soul sound of The Dt's. They'll be landing in a week to give their big rawk'n'soul rave up to you with both (double) barrels. Bringing their Nice'n'Ruff Hard Soul Hits down on your ass following their haul through Spain.

Mr Spence has seen fit to organise these shindigs to give those eardrums of yours a wee testdrive the like of which I'm sure they haven't been subjected to since Zen Guerilla last blew though.


Sat 22nd - EDINBURGH - Cafe Royal Bistro, Rose St.; £4; doors 9pm;w/ the Grease Monkeys & Denghis

Sun 23rd - GLASGOW - Mono, 10 Kings Court, King St.; (0141 553 2400); £4; doors 8pm; w/ the Grease Monkeys

Mon 24th - LIVERPOOL - Heaven & Hell, Fleet St.; (07743 343 056); £4; doors 8.30;
w/ Red Panda & the Dry Retch

Tues 25th - BRIGHTON - Polo Bar, Queen St.; £4; doors 8.30;
w/ Social Disorder

Weds 26th - LEICESTER - Charlotte, Oxford St.; (0116 255 3956); £4;
doors 8pm; w/ the Dry Retch

Thurs 27th - LONDON - Brixton Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, SW2; (020 8671 0700); £5; doors 8pm

Fri 28th - NOTTINGHAM - Junktion 7, 6 Ilkeston Rd., Canning Circus; (0115 911 6959); £5; doors 7pm; w/ Gods Chosen Dealers & the Kull

Sat 29th - BIRMINGHAM - Academy 3, Dale End; (0121 224 7707); £5; doors 10pm
THE HACIENDA BROTHERS are heading North...

21st October - Glasgow - The Carnival Arts Centre

22nd October - Edinburgh - Cabaret Voltaire

23rd October - Newcastle - The Cluny

Tickets are available now and I strongly advise that you get your tail along to one or all of these shows. If you caught Mr Gaffney on recent visits with Dave Alvin then presumably you have yer tickets already...


JUEVES 13 DE OCTUBRE --- 23:30 H.

Guest DJ
JB ZYCLONE -The Swingzine-

Fabulosos Cocktails -Top DJs – Exotic Dancers – Burlesque Acts

"Hey folks

Yup, the last Sonic Reducer was a real whap-dang'n'doozy of a night, thanks to the capacity crowd, who dug mightily the tunes that guest DJ Chris Bailey (The Saints) was picking-to-click! From The Runaways to Bobby Bland, Mr Bailey had the crowd eating outta his hand! He sure do know his pro-duct ...

But now (sweet lord!) it's time for THE SONIC REDUCER BADGES FOR BOOZE DEAL!

At Sonic Reducer on Saturday October 15th, you'll be able to pick up your exclusive SR badge, which will entitle you to a FREE shooter (hic) with each pint ordered at future club nights, between 7-8pm!

That's right, folks, FREE booze - all you gotta do is get down earlier in the evening, wearing the badge, starting with the 1am-closing Sonic Reducer Hallow'een Special on October 29, and simply start digging our righteous mix of Dixie Fried garage, R&B, blues, beat, punk, funk & junk!

Our guest DJ this time around is THE gentleman photographer of rock'n'roll, Mr David Arnoff, who not only made the wee wee hours much more fun with his own Xfm show, but also gave the Manson girls a lift once, and lived to tell the tale.

Plus there's gonna be choice music footage from the Sonic Reducer archive on the big screen!

ALSO ... stay tuned for our Hallow'een Special on October 29th - late license until 1am, creepy flicks, hairy monster hands, and a chance to win one of FIVE copies of Ace Records' fiendishly brilliant new horror rock'n'roll compilation: These Ghoulish Things!

Are we good to ya, or wot? See ya Saturday ... at the bar!

Selah, Joss & Joe"

Sonic Reducer At Filthy MacNasty's
Saturday October 15th - 7-11pm
Saturday October 29th - 7pm-1am
68 Amwell Street EC1
Tube: Angel
Tel: 7837 6067