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OFFLINE 09: Dogstar, Brixton, Thursday 30th September 2004
Our first night at the Dogstar was a fabulous, sparkling night of music and performance that was a big hit with the huge mid-week crowd. Thanks for your support!
Coldharbour Cabaret Room (9-midnight):
9:00 -> 9:30 Vic's Cabaret Hour pt 1 featuring Vic Lambrusco, Rhian Edwards, SP Howarth and Vis the spoon.
9:30 -> 9:50 Helen McCookeryBook: live acoustic electro-country singer/songwriter
9:50 -> 10:00 Editor cocktail tunes interlude
10:05 -> 10:20 Ash Egan Acoustic 'peace, soul and rock and roll'
Please note: Dexter Bentley unexpectedly cancelled
10:20 -> 10:30 Editor loving and losing like Frank
10:30 -v 11:30 The fabulous Actionettes - a bevy of dancing go-go girls
11:30 -v midnight Vic's Cabaret Hour pt 2 Vic Lambrusco, Jack 'The Bard of Brixton' and the mysterious William Boroughs.
Downstairs Dance Hall (9pm-2am):
9:00 -v 9:25 LD Rudeboy warming up with country bass
9:25 -> 9:50 Maggot get down! funky tunes
9:50 - 10:30 Sonik (rough trade) - indie/underground obscurities
10:30 -> 11:00 Pinkychukkles - Dansette crankout
11:00 -> 12:00 Dubversion Dub Landlord
» People's Republic of Disco
12:00 -> 1:00 IanW: northern soul/Tamla/60s heartbreak » How Does it Feel...
1:00 -> 2:00 Skim Eclectic electronic sounds » Biologikal
Photos from the night:
Vic Lambrusco opened up proceedings in the 'Coldharbour Cabaret Rooms' with a storming set.
Vis The Spoon - the rant-tastic rabble rouser of E10 - gives it extra-large onstage. His 'Burberry' rant was an absolute treat!
The lovely Rhiann Edwards delivers some blistering broadsides at 'Clapham girls' with a poetry set of poignant confessions and witty observations.
Helen McCookeryBook (formerly of The Chefs and Helen and the Horns) makes her Dogstar debut with a strong 'electro-country' set, accompanied by a cello player.
Ash from Mars The Band stepped in at the last minute to put on a short acoustic set. Cheers fella!
We were delighted to host the fabulous Actionettes, who ripped the place apart with a sizzling dance set.
Actionettes wow the crowd in the Coldharbour Cabaret Rooms
Actionettes in, err, action!
More 60s go-go dance action from The Actionettes. Their dance set included routines to Stop Look and Listen - The Chiffons, Magic Touch - Melba Moore, Needle in a haystack - The Velvettes and Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner.
Upstairs crowd shot - we'd packed the place out!
The action took place on two floors, with a host of DJs entertaining the crowd in the main dance floor area. Unfortunately, I was too busy running the cabaret room to grab pictures of DJs LD Rudeboy, Maggot and Pinkychukkles, but the word is that their sets kicked major ass!
Here's Dubversion (People's Republic of Disco) in action!
'William Boroughs' delivers his deadpan delights in the Cabaret Rooms.
The amazing Jack Blackburn - The 'Bard of Brixton' - was a massive hit with an angry, witty, political and incisive set.
Jack wows the crowd upstairs.
In the downstairs dance floor, IanW (How Does it Feel...) got 'em moving with a fine mix of northern soul, Tamla and 60s heartbreak
IanW at the dex. Skim gets ready to slap on some platters.
Skim (Biologikal) played a lively, eclectic set that kept the dance hall crowd shuffling till 2am.