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  • [event=3990388]Fri 14 Nov – The Dubious Brothers, Phil Jupitus[/event]

    24 Nov 2014, 18:51

    How can this not be reviewed!!!! Those Dubious Boys (and Girls - including a young lady from 'Girlschool', I think!) were on top Satirical Party Form - with politics and social satire still relevant today and pumped up 1940s dancehall tunes as a happy way of sinking into the World of the Dubious. Like a view into the future courtesy of the past, but in a more telling way than your Public Service Broadcastings, yet even more playful. Monty and his mates are stunning in showing the good that music can do, whilst enervating and elevating a Bush Hall-full of all ages, all mind sets and all dance moves, whilst the Dubious Surgeons tried to keep up!!! Not a frown in the place, a perfect night for the human race.....a stunning emergence into the blurry lights of the 21st Century!!!
  • Ubu at ICA - on a Bus called Happiness...

    24 Nov 2014, 18:47

    Beyond Description! Live and Unleashed! Something Olden, Shiny and Blues-ish! The Ubu Blues Shone Forth on Friday In London - a beautiful thing to behold...David Thomas radiating happiness and jollity whilst playing cheerful Kylie and Britney and Stones covers - well, that was not gonna happen - but he and his cohorts did bring a chink of light from a parallel but more off-centre Universe to pierce our minds for another unique night...and we saw that it was righteous..
  • A Dubious Review

    24 Nov 2014, 18:45

    How can this not be reviewed!!!! Those Dubious Boys (and Girls - including a young lady from 'Girlschool', I think!) were on top Satirical Party Form - with politics and social satire still relevant today and pumped up 1940s dancehall tunes as a happy way of sinking into the World of the Dubious. Like a view into the future courtesy of the past, but in a more telling way than your Public Service Broadcastings, yet even more playful. Monty and his mates are stunning in showing the good that music can do, whilst enervating and elevating a Bush Hall-full of all ages, all mind sets and all dance moves, whilst the Dubious Surgeons tried to keep up!!! Not a frown in the place, a perfect night for the human race.....a stunning emergence into the blurry lights of the 21st Century!!! Dubious Brothers
  • Bardo Pond live at Corsica Studios 22.9.14

    23 Sep 2014, 6:10

    Woahhh! Full On Alert!!! Live, Bardo Pond really go some - Psych central with a really full on sound for such a compact venue....played for just over 90 minutes, seemed like all the current album, stuff for the fans and a 15 minute really full on encore - struggling for words - maybe 'captivating' and 'immense' - on the last date of their 8 country tour.
  • Weird Tales 2011

    20 Nov 2011, 19:29

    Fri 18 Nov – The Mob, Zounds, The Astronauts, Rubella Ballet, The Hamsters, Andy T, Idiot Strength
    One of those nights which grew and grew - old friends greeting each other, possibly to the detriment of the first bands, a buzz growing, random energies leading to some of the strangest moshing I've ever seen to the newly revitalised Astronauts, then a colourful and frenetic Rubella Ballet set.
    Zounds had the songs and the relevance to get the gathering bouncing - 30 years on and songs about riots, inequality, thinking for yourself and anti fascism as vital as ever. They even had the joy of a stage jumper who'd journeyed from Singapore for the gig (others from Bulgaria I believe - 'the Tribe increased'...)
    ...A two room, alternating thing happened to try to fit everything in before dawn (well, midnight) ...but that really wasn'yt going to happen - valiantly tho', The reformed Mob (2 gigs strong or so) hit the stage at 11:40pm and transfixed the room - a really full sound, historic stage projections, all the classics from Gates of Hell onwards - and a very sweaty, happy, multigenerational crowd....Weird Tales 2011 lived up to all expectations..and more.