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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

Skimmer @ The Portland Arms Cambridge 04.07.09

Skimmer @ The Portland Arms Cambridge 04.07.09

Skimmer (photo above from lord only knows when, I shamelessly nicked it from their myspace) are without a doubt in my top ten UK punk bands of all time.  They’ve been going since the dawn of time, effortlessly pumping out pop-punk hit after hit so it was an honour and very much a pleasure to play with them in Cambridge last year. I found this recording along with the Helen Chambers one recently and Kev was kind enough to allow me to put it up here so enjoy!  The band have a brand new album out so visit their myspace and order away, I believe you can also order it via itunes but get in touch with them instead I reckon to pass over some well earned cash to them.  Honestly they are one of the most underrated bands we have here in the UK, if you’re into proper pop-punk ala The Ramones, early Green Day (i.e. squeeky but intelligent well polished awesomeness) then download this now.

Set List:

SMITTEN

MORE SONGS ABOUT GIRLS AND BEER

LAST TO KNOW

HERE COME THE NEW THINGS

TAKE ME DANCING

RISE AND FALL

DANNY DEVITO

YOU STOLE MY HEART AT THE LOCAL ELECTION

ONE CHOPS

right click and save as here to download the set