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OFFLINE #65 at the Dogstar Brixton
Thursday, 10th December 2009
A festive feast of a Christmas party, with a fantastic line up of fabulous acts including the massed drums of BARKING BATERIA, a liquor-fuelled hoe-down with THE CEDARS, the dazzling, all-girl go-go shimmying of the THE ACTIONETTES and the sublime MR B, THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER serving up hip hop in a spiffing manner.
The fabulous Cedars opened up in the ballroom with a fine set.
The welcome return of the sensational go-go queens, the Actionettes.
The 30-strong Samba onslaught of Barking Bateria. We love these guys!
Headlining the night was Mr B who was, as ever, fabulous!
DJs citydreams and sarahluv.
OFFLINE DOGSTAR CHRISTMAS PARTY
Thurs 10th Dec
Dogstar, Brixton, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LQ
Tel: 020 7733 7515. 9pm - 2am.
FREE ADMISSION all night!
Transport: 2 mins from Brixton tube/BR/buses.
Map and venue info
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We're pulled out the stops to bring you a festive feast of a Christmas party, with a fantastic line up of fabulous acts including the massed drums of BARKING BATERIA, a liquor-fuelled hoe-down with THE CEDARS, the dazzling, all-girl go-go shimmying of the THE ACTIONETTES and the sublime MR B, THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER serving up hip hop in a spiffing manner. Plus we'll have videos, top notch DJs and surprises: and it's all for FREE!
ON THE FIRST FLOOR: an evening of fantastic live music:
Don't miss this one! An electrifying feast of dancefloor-erupting Brazilian samba, delivered in a unique Bhangra, Funk and Drum 'n' Bass style will turn the club into an instant Brixton carnival. Expect up to 40 drummers and get ready to shake your booty harder than it's ever been shaken before - they tore the place apart when they played Offline launch party!
MR B - THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER
A one-man mission to introduce Hip-Hop to the Queen's English
'Note perfect'- The Telegraph
'Pure genius'- Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
Check out the 'Straight Outta Surrey' video
"Equally indebted to Chuck D and Terry Thomas" The Argus
Hilarious '30s swinging jazz samples and dope beats...blowing up with the Ascot and Goodwood massive.
The soundtrack to wild, liquor-fuelled hoe-down!' Drawing inspiration from the likes of Robert Johnston, Gillian Welch and John Lee Hooker, The Cedars are an Americana 4-piece playing infectious stomping rhythms with a mournful female vocal and a mean dose of banjo and slide guitar.
"“They’re very clearly a class act; there are a whole raft of signed bands unfit to lick the shiny boots of The Cedars" - Performing Musician
A ballroom blitzkrieg of shimmying, sparkling, synchronised routines from this all-girl dance troupe, kicking their shiny white boots to 60s girl group classics. As seen on Charlie Brooker's TV show and BBC2's Culture Show, these stars of Ladyfest 2008 are not to be missed!
"With each shake of the hips, the smiles get wider..." The Independent
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.
CITYDREAMS (on the road productions)
Bringing you dusty grooves from Soul jazz funk to Ska bass thump... or something.
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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