Entries in music (25)


Field Day 2011 line up

This is more so that I have it to hand, but perhaps useful for others - the stage times for Field Day 2011. I've put a little mark against those I'm interested in seeing play and hopefully add some Soundcloud links in there later. Theres a bit of overlap but then at a festival that's always the way. It should be a fun day!

Eat Your Own Ears Main Stage

Time Artist Wanna see
21.40 Wild Beasts *
21.00 Baio (Vampire Weekend) DJ
20.10 The Coral
19.40 Jen Long DJ
18.55 Warpaint *
18.30 Huw Stephens DJ
17.45 John Cale *
17.15 Huw Stephens DJ
16.30 Electrelane *
16.05 Jen Long DJ
15.25 Villagers
15.00 Justin Spear DJ
14.20 Sun Ra Arkestra
13.55 Justin Spear DJ
13.25 Junip *
13.00 Chimes
12.30 Willy Mason

Bugged Out! Stage

Time Artist Wanna see
21.45 Carl Craig presents 69
20.30 Michael Mayer
19.15 Kieran Hebden B2B James Holden
18.00 Erol Alkan
17.00 Benga & Youngman
16.00 L-Vis 1990
15.00 James Blake DJ
14.00 Roska
13.00 Pearson Sound
12.00 Matt Walsh

Laneway Festival Stage in association

Time Artist Wanna see
20.50 The Horrors *
20.20 Baio (Vampire Weekend) DJ
19.30 James Blake
18.40 Baio (Vampire Weekend) DJ
18.00 Jamie Woon *
17.30 Jon Hopkins DJ
16.50 Twin Shadow
16.30 Jon Hopkins DJ
15.50 Mount Kimbie *
15.30 Laneway Festival DJ
14.50 Matthew Dear Live Band
14.20 Laneway Festival DJ
13.50 Connan Mockasin
12.50 2.54
12.00 The History of Apple Pie

Village Mentality Stage

Time Artist Wanna see
21.35 Gruff Rhys *
20.25 Anna Calvi *
19.15 The Sea and Cake
18.00 Omar Souleyman
16.55 Konono No.1
15.50 About Group
15.25 Jon Hillcock DJ
14.45 Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti *
14.20 Jon Hillcock DJ
13.50 Mark Kozelek *
12.55 Toy
12.00 Faust

Bloggers Delight/Lanzarote Stage

Time Artist Wanna see
20.00 SBTRKT
19.00 Jamie XX *
18.00 Actress *
17.30 Casper C DJ
16.50 Zola Jesus *
16.25 Nik Nik Nik DJ
15.45 Oneohtrix Point Never
15.15 Skull Juice DJ
14.45 Darkstar
14.25 Casper C DJ
13.50 Ducktails
13.25 Skull Juice DJ
12.45 Anika *
12.00 Lanzarote DJ

Shacklewell Arms/Lock Tavern Stage

Time Artist Wanna see
22.20 Glasser *
21.55 Chad Valley
21.20 Factory Floor *
21.00 Dollop DJ’s
20.30 Born Ruffians *
20.10 Dollop DJs
19.40 Tribes
19.20 Sexbeat DJ
18.50 Trophy Wife
18.30 Sexbeat DJ
18.00 Clock Opera
17.40 Leather Boy DJ
17.10 Martin Creed
16.50 Leather Boy DJ
16.20 Givers
15.55 Feeding Time DJ
15.25 Cloud Control *
15.00 Feeding Time DJ
14.35 CocknBullKid
14.15 No Pain in Pop DJ
13.50 Spector
13.30 Beach Creep DJ
13.05 Creep
12.45 No Pain In Pop DJ
12.20 S.C.U.M
12.00 God Dont Like It DJ

Do You Come Here Often? Stage

Time Artist Wanna see
21.00 Veronica Falls
20.40 Star Slinger DJ
20.10 The Bookhouse Boys
19.50 Star Slinger DJ
19.20 Spectrals
19.00 No Bones DJ
18.30 Still Corners
18.10 No Bones DJ
17.40 Visions of Trees
17.20 Jig T DJ
16.50 Echo Lake
15.00 Boom Boom Cabaret
13.40 Dance Party 4000
13.20 Greenwich Tea Party
13.00 Club.The.Mammoth VS Grimes DJ
12.40 Alitrec
12.20 Kicker Conspiracy DJ
12.00 John McIvor

Sin, Sin, Sin - Le Butcherettes

The Le Butcherettes have been gathering quite a following on the back of their roisterous live performances and there's been an eager anticipation, not least from myself, for the release of their debut full length album. Today it finally arrived and after a couple of listens its already jumped to being my top album 2011 so far (and will take some effort to be shifted).

Produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez (of The Mars Volta) Sin, Sin, Sin is essentially a punk album that twists and turns through elements of garage rock (I'm Getting Sick Of You), cabaret (The Actress That Are Rousseau), tender spoken vocals (end of The Leibniz Language), and the theatrical and bizarre sounding (Mr. Tolstoi).

Some stand out tracks on the album come from those that already have had a fair amount of airing during Le Butcherettes gigs as well as being available on pre-release. Tonight, the first track of the album sets you up nicely with what's to come. This is followed by New York which speeds through in under two minutes and will be a certain fan favourite. The Leibniz Language is the longest track of the album and demonstrates the greatest variety opening with synthesised organ riffs, picking up pace in the middle before ending with example of the more senstive side of Teresa Suaréz's (aka Teri Gender Bender) vocals.

Sin, Sin, Sin is released by Rodriguez Lopez Productions / Sargent House and you can stream or download the album at the Le Butcherettes BandCamp page.

Track listing:

  1. Tonight
  2. New York
  3. Henry Don't Got Love
  4. The Leibniz Language
  5. Bang!
  6. All You See In Me Is Death
  7. I'm Getting Sick Of You
  8. Riko's Smooth Talking Mothers
  9. The Actress That Ate Rousseau
  10. Tainted In Sin
  11. Dress Off
  12. Empty Dimes
  13. Mr. Tolstoi

Le Butcherettes: Henry Don't Got Love.



Austin Lucas, Brixton Windmill 8th May

For fans of the folk punk genre of music the last couple of weeks have been a real treat at the Windmill, Brixton. Two weeks ago Two Cow Garage played alongside the Blacklist Royals, Crazy Arm and El Morgan. Last night it was the turn of the rather awesome Austin Lucas.

I saw Austin Lucas play at the Windmill last October (that time with Cory Brannan and Drag The River) and was keen to see him again. He played a couple of unofficial shows at this years SXSW but both I and then a taxi driver got lost trying to find the venue (it was quite a way out of town) so I was pretty chuffed to see him booked to play back in Brixton.

In trying to get some friends to come along I described the music genre as alt-country punk, which admittedly doesn't sound very appealing to those who aren't already a fan of the genre. In hindsight I should have done a better job at selling the gig as it turned to be one of those rare evenings where you wish all your friends were there to witness it. Support for the evening came with a wealth of talent in the form of Digger Barnes, Darren Johns (of Crazy Arm), The Henry Brothers, El Morgan and Jimmy Islip all playing. I arrived missing the first act but caught the middle of El Morgan's set, it was the 2nd time seeing her play in as many weeks and I'll definitely be looking out for her coming back to London soon!

Anyone at the Windmill last night who wasn't already a fan of Lucas will surely be now. Playing a solo set as preparation for his forthcoming Country Throw Down tour with Willie Nelson, Lucas started out with the traditional Wild Boar, ending with Go West and winding through songs from across albums A New Home In An Old World, Somebody Loves You and Putting The Hammer Down often turing to the audience to determine what they wanted to hear next.

But it was his character and interaction with the crowd on stage really shone through. It's clear to see that he's someone who loves what he does and enjoys seeing others having a great time, you got the sense that he'd just as rather been in the crowd as playing on stage. During the set Lucas spoke about how he enjoyed the lack of green room at the Windmill as this meant he could get to hang out with fans stating if your fans aren't good enough to hang out with then you're playing the wrong type of music! In recent tweets Lucas demonstrated again that he appreciates people who want to listen to his music saying, "..love seeing free download links for my album online. It's kinda like when kids make their own Tshirts for your band. You know you've made it", although of course he'd rather you buy the albums. And you really should.

If you get a chance to see Lucas play live then grab it! I'll be looking forward to him coming back to London soon!