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OFFLINE #39, Brixton JAMM
Thursday 29th March 2007
Perhaps the funniest Offline to date! Here's some comments about the night:
ianw: Fantastic night! A truly random selection of excellent acts, all of whom played for just the right amount of time, with the next act onstage five minutes later. No time to get bored...or even to get your head round what you were seeing!
rammpants: that was fantastic. I've never been to Offline before on a thurs, but I loved the last punk night. and last night was great.
aurora green: I still think last nights offline may have been one of the best ever. Well it certainly was the funniest. Was so much fun, I'm still smiling...Hacksaw were just utterly, utterly brilliant. I laughed so much, from as soon as I arrived when that poet was telling the one about the scarf his girlfriend knitted him, 'till Hacksaws' Bog roll, when I think I was actually doubled up with the laughter, when I wasn't lobbing bog roll around joyfully, that is....
iemanja: Definitely the funniest Offline I've ever been to, the acts were fantastic, totally random and every single one of them was hilarious in their own special way
saucisson: It was my first offline, I laughed a lot...I will be back and bring more mates
LDR: I think the acts were even impressed and freaked out by each other.
Vic gets the Cabaret Hour going.
Back for the third time at Offline, the caustically funny Mike Freedman had a new book to show us!
Nathan Penlington's stand up set was a treat. Half way through he revealed his 'Young Welsh magician of the year' past and then proceeded to pretend to cut off his own arm 'in honour of Sylvia Plath.' It was fabulous stuff.
Nathan Penlington models the enormous scarf that was knitted for him.
View from the bar.
Back to full health after a bottom-based ailment, indie songsmith Mike Hibbett was in fine form.
The truly wonderful David P Smith who played a darkly funny and truly mesmerising set of country drinking songs.
I loved every minute of it, and it was a honour to have him play Offline. Look out for him on tour folks!
The awesomely bonkers and insanely funny Hacksaw, best described as a cross between the Wurzels and Motorhead.
Hacksaw sang extremely short and extremely loud songs on a bizarre set of subjects, including one about golfing comedians not tipping and how Bristolians greet each other.
Sadly, my camera packed up before the bogroll lobbing finale, but you'll have to take my word for the fact that it was very, very, very funny.
THURS MAR 29th 2007 Brixton JAMM
8pm-2am. 261, Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9.
Nearest tubes: Brixton, Oval, Stockwell
"Daft as a bag of gibbons, Hacksaw are continuing in the comedic punk rock traditions of Wat Tyler / WWT / Oizone / Electro Hippies et al, and are therefore worthy of great respect and idolisation from The Masses " METAL HAMMER
DAVID P. SMITH - 21st Century Hillbilly Rhythm 'n' Booze
"a unique brand of rockabilly blues...Packing all the energy of Reverend Horton Heat and infusing it with wit, fragility and the occasional burst of honesty" Splendidezine
"Similar to some of the Pogues early work, Smith manages to capture the sound of drunken reverie whether in upbeat zydeco numbers or in downbeat maudlin tales of alcoholism. This is a great record, well worth chasing down if you are a fan of Frank's Wild Years or Countrysides" Americana
The welcome return of the incredible, rabble-rousing indie polemicist!
"MJ Hibbett should be a British institution. He's the kind of singer you assume went out with Red Wedge and the Redskins, shuffling somewhere in-between Half Man Half Biscuit, John Cooper Clarke, Carter USM and Billy Bragg..."
CABARET HOUR WITH VIC LAMBRUSCO
'Abrasive political comedy' - Time Out
Comic piquancy - Independent
Urban verse with a hard edge- Observer
with Mike Freedman.
PLUS A BULGING BAG OF OF TOP DJS!
Including Dubversion (PROD), Editor, Skim, DJ Wrongspeed... more to be announced.
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