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El Morgan, Helen Chambers, Some Sort of Threat, Olive Ann – Leeds

Frankly I’m getting tired of these ‘…this is the last gig I’m doing for ages’ bullshit but I genuinely intended not to put any gigs on for the rest of the year but for reasons that will become apparent soon I REALLY won’t be doing any gigs from Oct onwards for a good whilst so lap this shit up!

Another reason for this gig is because come on who could turn down this loveable gang of Southerners?!  All of the artists playing this gig are top people and incredible musicians so it’s a real joy to put them all on together and to be having Dock Street Market host the event really tops the cake.  If you don’t know the venue it’s central Leeds, has it’s own bakery, amazing meat, veggie, vegan food and a shit ton of amazing drinks.  To top it off, it’s the Dock Street Market social on this night so there will be loads of people just coming to hang out so come on down…

The New Wave of Cut & Paste Presents…
…a night of uplifting folk music! Tuesday 7th August 2012 at Dock Street Market (Dock Street, Leeds) …
EL MORGAN
http://elmorgan.bandcamp.com/ Straight out of Southsea! If you know her and her songs – you love her, if you are yet to meet her then be prepared for the sheer awesomeness.  Huge of voice and heart, El’s punk inspired folk represents the finest on offer.
HELEN CHAMBERS
http://helenchambers.bandcamp.com/ London’s loss was York’s gain when Helen moved North.  Uplifting thoughtful country/folk bangers.  Imagine if you will Hank Williams were he a Northern Lady.
SOME SORT OF THREAT
http://somesortofthreat.bandcamp.com/ A man so young should not be such an accomplished musician, so leave your resentment and jealousy at the door!  Channelling Crass and Billy Bragg via an acoustic guitar.
OLIVE ANNE
http://oliveanne.bandcamp.com/ The wandering musician from Cardiff via Southampton and one of the soon to be huge folk trio THREE PAIRS OF SHOES.  Olive shows she can belt it out solo on this rare Northern gig.
There will also be the amazing opportunity to get involved with the usual Dock Street Market Tuesday Social where you can try your hand at knitting, letter writing or board games before (or politely during!) acts. There are loads of awesome drinks offers, including discounted Tea Pot Cocktails and a chance to try the highly recommended Root Beer Floats as well as Dock Streets usual fantastic selection of craft beers and tasty veggie/vegan/meat food menu.
The gig is FREE ENTRY but a quid or two chucked in the donation glass would be much appreciated to cover the act’s petrol costs. Feel free to come down whenever you like and bands will be playing from around 7:30

Jungleland – a Springzine

A little whilst back I was put in touch with a chap called Matthias who was putting together a collection of articles, stories and ideas based around Bruce Springsteen.  As someone partial to THE GODDAMN BOSS I was a little keen to contribute.  Fast-forward some time to now and this zine is well and truly out there (in fact it sold over 100 copies in a week!).  This is what it looks like:

Matthias has done an amazing job with the zine and it’s a truly great collection.  You can pick up a copy from here  where you can also see some excerpts (*cough* including mine *cough*).  So get on board before these are only available on ebay.  Hopefully there will be some available in the North of England via the NWOCAP money machine (i.e. I’m going to try and sell some at Jumbo and Crash record shops and maybe at gigs).

Down & Outs/The Dauntless Elite/Pure Graft/Bear Trade – 15.04.12 Leeds

Sunday April 15th @ The Royal Park Cellars, Leeds

DOWN AND OUTS
http://www.myspace.com/downandouts
Everyone’s favourite Liverpudians return to blow you away with their beautiful blend of sugar coated po-punk and cockney hooks.

THE DAUNTLESS ELITE
http://www.thedauntlesselite.com/
With their new album “More Bloody Bad News” the American Steel/Leatherface comparisons are out the window and they now just sound like TDE. Melodic, mature mid-paced punk rock.

PURE GRAFT
http://puregraft.bandcamp.com/
SPPPPPPPPPPPPPPUGGY! Byker Grove jokes aside, Pure Graft play fast technical (yet pretty catchy) hardcore punk and are getting better with every gig

BEAR TRADE
Brand new band with ex-FCM/Blocko/Southport/Mingers chaps, I expect good things (or I’ll have their balls!)

£4 in, bands from 8pm and all done by 10.30 on a Sunday night, This is going to be a good one!

Amazing poster (unsure why it’s stretched on wordpress?) by Dan Bowden (check out http://www.danbowdendesign.co.uk/)

Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/events/156000227851554/

Protectors/Digger Barnes/Achtung Everybody!/Jimmy Islip/Get Human @ The Fox & Newt

Yeah yeah I know, I said no more gigs but when Bombed Out Records come calling, who knows what happens when you say no?  This little shin-dig is a warm up for the main event the following day at The Well but should provide some pretty awesome entertainment for the good people of Leeds on a cold Friday night!

The gig takes place at The Fox & Newt (just a minute away from The Well) in their suprisingly well kitted out gig room (and check out the amazingly cheap and tasty food before the gig!), performing for you on the night we have…

Protectors – Wakefield’s finest!  Gradually becoming Legends in the locality of Yorkshire (and hopefully soon and beyond).  Having plied their trade in such previous greats as Nathanial Green, Dugong, Chopper and Pylon these lads know how to rock out a tune or two.  Evoking Supergrass and Guided By Voices their indie ditties are well worth checking out.

Digger Barnes – all the way from Hamburg, this travelling troubedour was last seen over these shores with Austin Lucas and left quite a mark.  If you’re into Richmond Fontaine and the like then be sure to get down!

Achtung Everybody! Fast, tight and sexy.  And that’s just frontman Benny’s legs when he’s on his bike.  AE! don’t play enough gigs due to several complicated reasons (disorganisation apparently one of the more prevelant ones), so make sure you get to see them here.  Technical yet catchy punk rock not a million miles from Strike Anywhere and all that.

Jimmy Islip.  Yes he of That Fucking Tank, The Magnificent, Kill Yourself and Milloy but on his tod!  Singing bittersweet acoustic anthems.  Check out his split with Helen Chambers, Sam Russo and Chuck Ragan.  Good times.

Get Human.  Er it’s me new band innit!  Don’t let that put you off.  I’d like to think we sound like Snuff, J-Church or Sicko but I’d also like a lot of things so don’t put too much weight on that.

£4 in, bands from 7.30

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The Deadbeat – Demo II

The Deadbeat are not only great mates of mine but they’re also one of my favourite bands of the last few years.  Rising from the remenants of Bastion and The Small Mercies they’ve carved a great path of their own with the great post rock’n roll sound reminding me of Hot Snakes, New Bomb Turks or The Bronx.  They’ve very kindly let me upload their new demo for free download before their upcoming final tour (hopefully they’ll get back together once Tony comes back from travelling but just in case I’d suggest getting to one of their last gigs).

So download their new demo from here and then head to one of their last gigs

I’d reccomend their LEEDS GIG (and not just as I’m putting it on..!)

World Vison Japan Benefit – Leeds

 

I’m helping Lloyd (Southport, Blocko, Ruin You!  Spines) raise some much needed cash for those in need over in Japan as a result of the recent earthquake.  All money raised from this event will be going over to Kazu from Boss Tuneage Records in Japan to distribute locally.

So put it in your diary!  Friday April 8th at Santiagos (Grand Arcade) Leeds, poster coming very soon!

Providing music on the night will be…

Penny & The Sausages
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/pennyandthesausages
Leeds’ premier 80’s cover band – the ultimate party/wedding band!

The Dauntless Elite
http://www.thedauntlesselite.co.uk/
Leed’s (and the World’s!) finest melodic punk band

The Magnificent
http://www.themagnificentcentral.com/
If Green Day or Rancid were from Yorkshire they might be as good as this

The Dead Reckoning
http://www.myspace.com/thedeadreckoning
Leeds’ answer to Rocket from The Crypt, horn fueled rock n’ roll

Plus…Chris Dolan’s Wakey raffle! Amazing prizes from Boss Tuneage, Bombed Out Records and more so buy a ticket on the night!

PLUS THE RARE VINYL AUCTION!
If you are at the gig you will have the best chance, but to open it up to all (in order that everyone who would be interested gets a chance and so we raise as much as we can for the organisation working with children in the stricken areas we will take email bids pre auction via Lloyd on bass_loser@yahoo.com.

So if you’d pay 20 quid for one you let me know and if there is a higher email bid (or the same value which I receive first) you are out – if not I will keep your bid in until you are outbid on the night in person.

So, what test pressings do we have promised to date…?

BLOCKO – LP
SOUTHPORT – LP
LEIF ERICSSON – LP
ABOVE THEM – LP
CHOPPER – Porcelain 7″
HOOTON 3 CAR – LP(s) tbc
TILTWHEEL – UK tour (which never happened) 7″
YOUNG LEAVES – LP
TIM BARRY – LP
SSSSNAKES – one each of the Specialist Subject and Paper & Plastick LPs

GET BIDDING!

Band order to be decided on the night so be there for the first band at 7.30pm!

The gig is downstairs at Santiagos and please be as generous as you can with donations on the door and throughout the evening as we go around collecting.  Tell all your friends and invite them via facebook here

Unfun (Canada) in Leeds 15th April 2011

Yes this gig is in the future, that is because I am putting it on rather than uploading a recording of it. Confused? You should be. Here’s a lovely poster that the lovely Dan Bowden did for me to advertise said gig…

Here’s the full gig blurb lifted straight from the facebook event (I only have so many words in me…)

The New Wave of Cut & Paste Presents

Unfun (Vancouver, Canada)
on Fast Crowd/ADD Records for fans of melodic pop punk ala OWTH, Get Bent, Dear Landlord but with a layer of grime as if LARD or Neurosis were covering The Dickies.
http://unfun.bandcamp.com/

Protectors
Leeds’ finest exponents of indie-rock ala Guided By Voices or Supergrass (or somewhere in between) ex Dugong/Pylon
http://protectorsband.com/

Pudge
Sheffield’s finest Crocodile God influenced punk rock outfit
www.myspace.com/pudgerockers

Calvinball
From all over the shop these booze addled pop-punkers return to lay waste
www.myspace.com/thisiscalvinball

Achtung Everybody!
Old enough to know better, old enough not to care, tightshortwearingtechpunkz

inewritingbikermicefromleeds
www.myspace.com/achtungeverybody!!FREE ENTRY!! 

And if that’s not enough to draw you in how about a FREE song by each band in one handy  mixtape download (mix courtesy of Benny from Achtung Everybody!)?  Well click here to get this beautiful little bundle of joy. The tracklisting is: Achtung Everybody (Infernal Affairs), Calvinball (Derek, What Are You Trying To Prove), Protectors (Honeymoon), Pudge (Chippy Tea), Unfun (Acid).
Tell your friends and bring them with.  How much free stuff can I offer??  If this gig goes well then more shall follow.