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BANJOS! PUNK! CLOGS! VIOLAS!, Brixton Prince Albert
Friday 19th March 2010
An eclectic triple bill of Brixton blues, banjo country and Gallic gypsy rock, plus dancing, drinking and more!
Matt M onstage..
He has clogs! The vast wooden boats are used to make a fabulously thunderous percussive accompaniment - and the the crowd liked them very much!
The excellent Sanjuro onstage. All the bands stepped in at the last minute after the original headliners cancelled, so we were very grateful to all concerned.
The Skylarkers onstage. They were ace!
BANJOS! PUNK! ACCORDIONS!
Fri Mar 19th
Friday night is git doooown night in downtown Brixton!
Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LF
Tel: 020 7274 3771. 9pm - 3am.
FREE ADMISSION plus CHEAP BAR!
Transport: 2 mins from Brixton tube/BR/buses.
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We'll be in for a hot sweaty night of great bands backed by a massive line up of DJs onboard, plus original videos, street photo slideshows and more - and it's all FREE!
Livelier than a tin of exploding firecrackers and slamming down an exciting mix of early Clash, Libertines and wham-bam rock'n'roll delights, The Skylarkers are going to be ripping the Albert up, big time!
A lurching feast of Flamenco to Irish jigs mixed up with crowd-rousing waltzes, shanties and ballads.
"Folk rock gypsy French band with an accordion player and a fiddle who are quite clearly bonkers."
"Jumping up and down Romany madness... delightful!"
Brixton bluesman Matt Milton has been described as Syd Barrett meets Mississippi John Hurt. He hollers his own surreal songs about climate change and ghosts with nifty guitar accompaniment, and whacks out the odd bluegrass ballad on a cheap Chinese banjo, occasionally stomping on a bit of wood and kicking a tambourine.
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS!
We'll also have a full crew of hard-drinking Offline regulars throwing down a top selection of tunes, including:
An ale-fuelled onslaught of ska, punk, rock'n'roll, big band, rockabilly, Mrs Mills & Liberace in a floor stomping package proving that drinking'n'DJing can be a perilous trade.
NIPSLA (Falling over studios)
Packing more pop than a Rice Krispies factory, Nipsla's DJ bag is a veritable jumble sale of joy, overflowing with indie, dance, electro and party tunes.
BARON BOBBY BAUHAUS (charcoal soul)
More mysterious than Robert Smith's eyeliner bag, Bobby gets dancefloors rocking with quirky, darkside indie-pop and kohl-smudging breakbeats.
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