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OFFLINE 29, Brixton JAMM
Thursday 25th May 2006
Another fabulous freebie bill of fare for freeloading Brixtonites!
The early drinking crew outside.
Vic Lambrusco on the decks.
Yap delivered a funny, fast, frentic set of scattergun slam poetry.
Front room DJ box lurkers.
The incredible, hurdy-gurdy powered Salt and Blue in action.
The Albemarle House rock the stage.
Hanging in the front room.
Special guest star Richard Herring turned in a hilarious set, that wandered from dark to edgy to near-surreal (after an extraordinarily drunk Yodelling Al scrambled up on stage to tell him about his friend who woke up on a bus to find a stranger wanking him off).
The crowd absolutely loved the set - and according to Richard's blog - he enjoyed playing the gig too:
Later I myself took part in a free piece of theatre. I was doing a gig at the offline club in Brixton.
It's an evening of poetry, bands and comedy in the back room of a pub, where entry is free and where acts get paid with two beers. It's a bit anarchic and ramshackle, but a really great night out. I saw a poet with a furious scattergun delivery and a musical act in which a woman played a hurdy-gurdy (which isn't something you see every day).
You should support this place if you are local enough to get down there. There's a great atmosphere and it's free and better than watching two eccentric academics discussing their careers. I thought I would struggle a bit in my set, as I was going on late and was the only comedian and the audience was drunk and I was on my fourth pint of Guinness, but although there were some dodgy moments and I couldn't really see anyone, it was raw and exciting.
One man bought me a whisky to down in one and another after hearing my story about the Hand Job centre, slithered his way up on to the high stage (I compared him to Tooms from the first series of the X Files which had a surprising level of recognition from the crowd) to tell a story of his "friend" who had fallen asleep on a bus and then woken up to find himself being masturbated by a stranger.
We then had a dialogue, passing the microphone from one to the other as we discussed whether his interruption was relevant or appropriate. It was a really lovely bit of fun, very good natured and experimental and after a few exchanges he slinked off again.
A terrific night of fun. Do go to the next one.
End of night drinkers
FULL LINE UP DETAILS AND FLYER
THURS 25th May Brixton JAMM
8pm-2am. 261, Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9.
Nearest tubes: Brixton, Oval, Stockwell
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VERY SPECIAL GUEST STAR
Top notch comedian, writer and TV star of Lee and Herring, Fist of Fun and This Morning With Richard Not Judy.
"Endlessly funny" Sunday Times
"Brilliant" Time Out
"Wonderfully funny" Guardian
PINK PUNK is the slam-child of Yap, the former front man of British rap metal legends One Minute Silence.
Their first single YAPOLITICAL was recently called 'the most innovative thing to happen to UK rap in years' (The Downloader) - so get there early for this one!
THE ALBEMARLE HOUSE
Clattering, folk-shanty hymns to burning houses, excessive drinking and the horrors of the working week, created by ex-members of Rhesus and legendary Nottingham kraut-garage loonies The Standing On Tables.
SALT AND BLUE
Experimental acoustic folksters with cello, hurdy gurdy, drones, driving rhythms and floating vocal melodies.
VIC LAMBRUSCO'S CABARET HOUR
'Abrasive political comedy' - Time Out
A full line up of top notch poets/stand up acts to be announced:
PLUS A SHEDLOAD OF TOP DJS!
Including Dubversion (PROD), IanW (How Does It Feel To Be Loved), Acid Priest, Maggot, Editor...