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Offline at the Brixton Prince Albert, 3rd October 2008
Brixton big night out with Shazia Mirza, Danny Fontaine and the Horns of Fury and The Severed Limb.
Guest DJ Tendril from Housebreaking laying down a feast of ska, Johnny Cash and other goodies.
Special guest DJs LANG&LOPEZ from our favourite all girl go-go dancing troupe, the Actionettes.
The excellent Severed Limb ripping the place up with a skiffle onslaught.
The crowd loved them!
I had my work cut out on the mixer, battling with tricky instruments like 'washboard,' 'tea chest' (top and bottom) and 'stomp box.'
Ace comedienne Shazia Mirza had the tough challenge of taking on the rambunctious Friday night Albert crowd and went down a storm!
Crowd watching Shazia.
Offline faves Danny Fontaine and the Horns of Fury put in another great set.
Lang and Lopez on the decks.
We loved the spontaneous arty bit right at the end where a poet jumped up on the stage, held a microphone-less cable in his hand and starting reciting verse - and immediately got an audience!
Fri 3rd Oct SKA SKIFFLE CIRCUS COMEDY SPECIAL!
Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LF.
Tel: 020 7274 3771
8pm - 2am. FREE ADMISSION!
Transport: 2 mins from Brixton tube/BR/buses.
...a "cheeky free party" TIME OUT
Map and venue info
urban75 and Offline Club are proud to present a fantastic new evening of outrageous comedy, floor shaking skiffle, variety acts, poetry and great live bands in the heart of downtown Brixton. And, as ever, it's all for FREE!
DANNY FONTAINE & THE HORNS OF FURY
Crazy bastardised skiffle-ska-punk sounds from this larger than life seven piece, brass-driven band described as, "a madcap mix of Circus Ska, Russian Freakshow, Death Ballad, Evil Spandex and Cowboy Vent.". Don't miss them!
After ripping up the dance floor at their last Brixton show, we've got the amazing Essex skiffle kids back to rock the joint. With their quiff-shaking mix of washboards, tea chest bass, box drums and harmonicas we'll be taking the Rock Island Line straight into Brixton.
"Awesomely authentic skiffle sounds from such a surprisingly young band. With their good looks and accomplished playing, we can see these boys hitting the big league" HotGigsUK
SPECIAL COMEDY GUEST:
A rare chance to preview "the world's only female Muslim comic" in an intimate venue!
Expect an outrageous set. Not for the faint hearted.
"Quite unique in modern comedy" The Guardian
"One of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy" Observer
"the Lenny Bruce of female stand-up" Metro
"Sparkling, sassy delivery" Independent
"Sticks the knife into political correctness with hilarious effect. A must see" Attitude Mag
"Great routines... breaking new ground" Mark Thomas, New Statesman
"One of the top new stand-up comics" The Sun
San Francisco Chronicle feature
New York Times feature
Plus: CABARET WITH VIC LAMBRUSCO
'Abrasive political comedy' - Time Out
Comic piquancy - Independent
Expect a great line up of comedians, wags, poets and wordsmiths.
Videos, festival footage, archive punk vids, New York street photography slideshow and more.
PLUS A BULGING BAG OF OF TOP DJS!
We'll also have a full crew of hard-drinking Offline regulars Editor (urban75) and Nipsla, plus special guest DJs LANG&LOPEZ from our favourite all girl go-go dancing troupe, THE ACTIONETTES plus DJ TENDRIL from HOUSEBREAKING laying down a floor filling, fun packed selection of rock'n'roll, skiffle, new wave, punk, big band. garage rock and more, rocking on till the early hours.
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