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Havienda 29th August 2008

In bands, djs, havana club, havienda, indie, jersey, music, poster, rock on August 25, 2008 at 1:50 am

The Black Stats will be playing at Jersey Live this weekend but before that they’ll be part of a three-band show at Havienda on Friday 29th August. DJ Pip will be providing music for the warm-up and intervals and playing a set of the finest indie rock and pop to finish. The doors open at ten and, as always, entry is free.

The Black Stats play groovy indie rock with a twist of (alco-) pop. Their Take The Money And Run is one of the best songs ever made by Jersey artists. The way the guitar and bass snake around the furious drumming is breathtaking and the chorus is incredibly catchy.

Stuart Rowsell (bass); Nick Caunce (guitar and vocals); Paul Vibert (guitar and vocals); Leon Bouhaire (drums)

The Black Stats: Stuart Rowsell (bass); Nick Caunce (guitar and vocals); Paul Vibert (guitar and vocals); Leon Bouhaire (drums)

Dirtytrades appeared on our first night and they’re back with us this Friday. Since then they’ve recorded a set at La Motte Street for a new CD which I hope to review soon as I get a copy (lads ..?) and they’ve posted four of their songs on their MySpace profile. The sessions clearly went very well. The songs are performed with great assurance, gorgeously produced and show off their pop instincts to great effect. The interplay between the rhythm and lead guitars on Last Romantic is stunning. The lyrics are great too.

Joe Rogerson (lead guitar and vocals); Tyron Chapman (rhythm guitar and vocals); Jamie Hurley (bass guitar); Craig Smith (drums)

Dirtytrades: Joe Rogerson (lead guitar and vocals); Tyron Chapman (rhythm guitar and vocals); Jamie Hurley (bass guitar); Craig Smith (drums)

Gorey Inbreds have been together for about eighteen months. The members have played in other bands including Ungenerix, Peggy Patch and 124s, and their musical style is a rich stew of sardonic and surreal lyrics coupled with a kind of jazz funk that’s in equal measures highly technical and brazenly barely arsed. It’s delicious and queasy … Oh it’s really hard to describe. They defy conventions and that’s good. Gorey Inbreds lineup is Ryan De Jersey Douglas (bass), Harry (singing), Ollie (guitar), BB (drums) and their mate on percussion (possibly).

Gorey Inbreds

Gorey Inbreds

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Havienda 8th August 2008 and other news

In bands, electro, havana club, havienda, indie, jersey, music on August 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm

The Melting Pot DJs, curators of the finest indie and electro, will be playing at Havienda tomorrow from eight. I’m hoping a lot of people come along and support what we’re doing. The music will be simply awesome through a system that blows some less fidelity-conscious venues’ setups clean out of the water.

There are some great things planned for the coming weeks and months. Confirmed so far:

August 22 – Planet Brain and Falenizza Horsepower
August 29 – Gorey Inbreds, The Black Stats, and one more act to be confirmed
September 5 – The Dirty Aces
September 12 – Bulletproof

I have posted an appeal for bands on the Positiv Productions forum and sent the thing to various local musicians. It’s reproduced here. As usual click on the thumbs to view larger versions. If you are in a band, please contact me while there are still some dates available.

Pip gave me a list of musical influences informing his sets and I wanted to make his text the foundation for some promotional graphics. After playing for hours with ASCII art generating software I came up with this. By the way, I am suffering an attack of RSI after having put all those links in so the least you can do is follow a few of them and maybe even buy some records. Remember, illegal downloads contribute to terrorism.