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OFFLINE #64 at the Dogstar Brixton
Thursday, 12th November 2009
Another top night of fantastic live music featuring the incredible MORTON VALENCE, a massed throng of ukes with the DULWICH UKULELE CLUB, fast-rising hip-hop with LADY LYKEZ and the floor filling skiffle delights of THE SEVERED LIMB- plus underground no-budget independent film screenings with FLIXATION, cabaret, top notch DJs and surprises: and it was all for FREE!
Those fantastic skiffle kids, The Severed Limb - bigger and better then before!
Special guest Mark Mace Smith put in a great performance - and his Mum was there too!
The welcome return of the Dulwich Ukulele Club!
It was great to have the Beyond Unfathomability crew back on the decks.
Headliners Morton Valence put in a stunning set. This band are truly great and we hope to be doing a special one-off club night with them soon - stay tuned!
View from the mixing desk.
Offline favourite, Lady Lykez was back - and with some amazing new tunes!
This is what we do it for (the beer that is!).
OFFLINE NOVEMBER SPECIAL!
Thursday 12th November
Dogstar, Brixton, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LQ
Tel: 020 7733 7515. 8pm - 2am.
FREE ADMISSION all night!
Transport: 2 mins from Brixton tube/BR/buses.
Map and venue info
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Another top night of fantastic live music featuring the incredible MORTON VALENCE, a massed throng of ukes with the DULWICH UKULELE CLUB, fast-rising hip-hop with LADY LYKEZ and the floor filling skiffle delights of THE SEVERED LIMB. Plus we'll have great comedy, underground no-budget independent film screenings with FLIXATION, cabaret, top notch DJs and surprises: and it's all for FREE!
ON THE FIRST FLOOR: an evening of fantastic live music:
Serving up a full-fat slices of hook-rich electro-pop soaked in Cabaret-era decadence with a sensational live show to match, we're delighted to host the mighty Morton Valence before they embark on their European tour.
The band's debut album, 'Bob and Veronica Ride Again' has picked up rave reviews, so make sure you get down to Brixton for this one!
"A rich treasure trove of songs" **** Q Magazine
"alluring and seductive" **** Uncut
"Spectacular" Drowned in Sound
"a full fat slice of hook rich electro-pop" BBC
"One of the year's loveliest albums" Artrocker
DULWICH UKULELE CLUB
A feast of ukulele action!
The Dulwich Ukulele Club are a large band armed with small instruments. Eight ukulele players, plus bassist and percussionist they play all original material ploughing a similar furrow to their south london compatriots the Alabama Three.
"A must see. No kidding." The Guardian
"Pick of the Year" The Telegraph
"A treat ...catch them when you can" The Londonist
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
ON THE TOP FLOOR:
FLIXATION for no-budget underground cinema, video mashup, digital craft, amateur film Art, performance and music. Featuring the international premiere of a new performance by infamous Duncan Reekie (Exploding Cinema). Also new work by infectious Clive Shaw (MyEyeysMyEyes) and irate Caroline Kennedy (Exploding Cinema). The compere will be the imperceptible Ray Beam and on the wheels of steel the notorious DJ Tar Baby.
VIC LAMBRUSCO'S CABARET HOUR
'Abrasive political comedy' - Time Out
Comic piquancy - Independent
With a full line up of comedians, wags, poets and wordsmiths to be announced.
ON THE MAIN DANCEFLOOR:
An exciting young Hip Hop/Grime UK female artist with a rising reputation, Lady Lykez appeared on the London Urban Collective III ATL album ('rough edged grime and hip-hop with often wise and witty wordplay' - DJ magazine) before storming the notorious Club Apache open mic night in Atlanta, USA.
She recently completed an album in Mali, Africa with Akala, Bashy, Kele Le Roc, Silverstone for 'Routes to Rootz' funded by Bigga Fish and she's now back in the UK and ready to showcase her unique sound, "echoing the distinctive UK take of an artist like Dizzee Rascal mixed with the vocal dexterity and off kilter song structures of Missy Elliot."
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.
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