OFFLINE #61 at the Dogstar Brixton
BREAKCORE VS GYPSY PUNK! Thursday, 9th July 2009
Another night of Offline madness, with chaotic Antipodean drinking songs, gypsy drum'n'bass and breakcore electronica, plus comedy, cabaret, craft corner, a film exclusive and more!
The evening saw the launch of our top floor cinema and cabaret club. We started with a screening of, 'MST - Landless Farmers and the Biggest March in Brazilian History,' followed by a post-film Q&A with director Gibby Zobel.
Project Serendipity on stage. We loved it!
Vic Lambrusco starts off his cabaret hour on the top floor.
The excellent Filthy Kicks onstage.
A Craft Club creation lands on the record decks!
The rip roaring rock'n'rollers, Juke Baritone and the Swamp Dogs take to the stage.
OFFLINE: BREAKCORE VS GYPSY PUNK!
Thursday 9th July
A full-on bill of spectacular entertainment with three floors of entertainment.
We love to mix crazy stuff together and we've crafted another night of Offline madness, with chaotic Antipodean drinking songs, gypsy drum'n'bass and breakcore electronica, plus comedy, cabaret, craft corner, a film exclusive, great DJs and surprises: and it's all for FREE!
LIVE BANDS: (in the first floor ballroom)
JUKE BARITONE & THE SWAMP DOGS
Imagine Tom Waits with a hangover at a Screamin' Jay Hawkins gig in New Orleans... this red hot Aussie outfit will rock the joint with a steamy set of swampy, vaudeville rock'n'roll fused with tales of boozing, women, drugs and politics...
"It's chaotic, it's maniacal and it's absolutely, comprehensively in your face... a genre clashing brand of drinking songs to the point that it's an absolute disadvantage to be sober or seated."
"...it might just make the perfect soundtrack to your next night of unbridled debauchery" CD Baby (USA)
"The energy and character behind their tunes drags the people seated upstairs to the bottom level... until eventually, the tops of the tables are at capacity as well" Soulshine (AU)
"With six members playing a dozen instruments the band teeters on the edge of rock'n'roll destruction..."
"With hard driving Australian Rock based influences and a dirty sound reminiscent of a Louisiana gravel road, lyrics that are
naughty and sometimes crude they'll probably never get airplay on American radio but hey, it's the Blues." The Blogging Poet (USA)
Mashing up beats, bass, gypsy and klezmer melodies, the 6-piece Filthy Kicks bring together drum'n'bass, hip hop, dub and breakbeat, all performed 100% live.
"A mash up of rap, breaks, drum n bass, synths, drums, gypsy violin & alluring female vocals"
"Like a bizarre but magnificent punch in the face"
Massively original electronica outfit mixing up breakcore builds, blips and beats with compelling melodies, described as a, " a more creative and innovative Squarepusher with Slint style builds"
"Blissed-out glitchtronica from the latest bedroom genius to follow in the footsteps of Richard D. James. Cue: luscious, melodic blips'n'beeps" NME
"Clever, rewarding, complex without ever becoming cluttered...gentle guitars, bright glokenspiel, warm melodica...inviting, glowing, welcoming, delightfully creative and just right – in fact, rather highly recommended" (Album of the week) - Organ Magazine
"Incredibly focused on melodies first, then manic beatfuckery second, and it never loses sight of that throughout its 32 tracks. One of the best electronic albums in recent memory." Foxy Digitalis
In the top floor cabaret room: VIC LAMBRUSCO'S CABARET HOUR 'Abrasive political comedy' - Time Out
Comic piquancy - Independent With a full line up of comedians, wags, poets and wordsmiths, including:
Eclectic, eccentric and erudite, failed noise musician Christopher Boyd was a huge hit the last time he played Offline. so we've got him back. Just for you.
"Chris Boyd's knowing deadpan approach builds on glorious puns about Battlestar Galactica and the Jason Bourne movies as he highlights the murky corners of his life." CHORTLE
plus JOE CAIRO putting the 'angst' in 'gangster.' The one and only original hard man of poetry performs a captivating set of poetry that gives a good kicking to the myths of poets writing about flowers and clouds, sharp writing with an even sharper sense of humour, and PHIL DORAN.
8PM (Top floor) EXCLUSIVE FILM SCREENING:
"MST - Landless Farmers and the Biggest March in Brazilian History"
This compelling documentary dig into the roots and motivations of Brazil's revolutionary Landless Farmers' Movement, and there'll be with a post-film Q&A with director Gibby Zobel.
The MST celebrates its 25th birthday this year, and is revered as one of the most successful and dynamic social movements in the world - yet it is often vilified by the Brazilian media, and its members constantly threatened by violence and persecution, frequently at the hands of the country's large landowners. Zobel's documentary follows the movement on what became the longest protest march in Brazilian history, when thousands of members walked to Brasilia for their cause, a unique chance to see the real stories behind the MST's famous red flags, and the people who make up this remarkable movement.
Zobel is a writer and filmmaker who spends his time in London and Brazil. He is a regular contributor to the BBC world service and Al Jazeera's English language website. He was news editor of The Big Issue from 1998 to 2002 and co-founded the weekly SchNEWS in 1994.
CRAFT CORNER (ground floor)
A massive hit at the last Offline, Craft Corner serves up a hands-on feast of glitter, sticky-back plastic, toilet rolls, empty detergent bottles, PVA glue and other messy stuff for big kids to get creative. Think: Blue Peter on Absinthe.
Slide shows of original street photography from New York, Brixton and London, plus old video reels and protest footage.
We'll also have a full crew of hard-drinking Offline regulars throwing down a selection of ska, punk, reggae, roots, rock'n'roll, new wave, punk, big band, garage rock and more, rocking on till the early hours, 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.
LANG & LOPEZ (The Actionettes)
A veritable platter splatter of 50s, 60s, Motown and more vital tunes from the Actionettes' very own Glamour Queens of Vintage Vinyl.
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.