BLAST OFF! Festival is happening on November 9th to 12th this year, featuring SBD favourites The Fuzztones and plenty more besides. Here is the lowdown:
"As previous editions, this swingin', stompin' shindig will be hold in the city of Nottingham, slap-bang in the heart of Britain, which means easy access for all you northern, southern, eastern and western garage loving deliquents, plus being dead close to East Midlands Airport for foreign fanatics! Once again we've lined up an amazing selection of international GARAGE, SURF, BEAT and ROCK AND ROLL bands, some you might already know, some you might not have heard - yet!!!
This year we will have a welcome night for you to start getting into festival mood, 2 GREAT allnighters (until 4 and 6am!) and 1 FANTASTIC alldayer, with plenty time to twist&shout on the dance floor! And to TOP-UP all the shebang, we will also have: A monstrous daytime vintage-retro market and a Rock'n'Roll Jumble Sale for you vinyl and vintage freaks!
Insane international and club guests - ALL-FEMALE dee-jays crew that will keep you entertained on the dance floor. Dazzling Go-Go dancers, Off-beat movies and eye-popping visuals and MORE MORE MORE!!!!
And because you might need to shut your eyes and put your bones to rest, You can find cheap hotel deals on our page. Weekend and Day tickets are on sale now, so hurry up and get yours now before it's too late!"
For the full line-up and all the other nitty gritty head over to www.blastoff-festival.co.uk right now
London beatsters The Teamsters have revealed a new single and accompanying video. It's the same Chuck Berry / Beatles / Milkshakes / Kaisers recipe of old, but with practice they've gotten better at it and if you haven't yet cottoned on...now is the time to.
You can pre-order / download the single 'Sharp Suited S.O.A.G' now from their Bandcamp before its physically released on the 7th November, on Bachelor Records [Austria].
Keep an eye on the trio's social media for gig announcements too, for the music really comes alive there.
MFC Chicken is back in action with Colonel Spencer back from spending another well-dressed summer hidden deep within the Canadian Wilderness. The Chickens are ready to take Europe by storm with a new album and extended tour of Spain and the UK.
After debuting an expanded all-star DELUXE line up at Spring 2016's Hipsville Festival to great acclaim and significant excitement, MFC Chicken have taken this new and improved recipe into the studio for their latest and greatest album to date, GOIN' CHICKEN CRAZY. It keeps that same raw Chicken energy, humour and party vibe that you fans have all come to know and love while adding extra punch and power with a load of special guest talent.
In addition to the core line up of Spencer Evoy (Tenor Sax and Lead Vocals), Alberto Zioli (Lead guitar and vocals) Zig Criscuolo (Bass) and Ravi-Low Beer (Drums), the Deluxe line up includes Chuchi Malapersona (Oh! Gunquit) on baritone sax, Dan Criscuolo (The Fuzillis) on baritone guitar, Tim Harrison (The Caezars) on piano, as well as veteran Chickens The Reverend Parsley on guest keys and Fernando Terror sharing double lead vocals with Spencer on one of the albums' most lyrically inappropriate tunes.
The Deluxe Chicken line up will feature at the October 20th Dirty Water Club album launch party at Nambucca, and at several of the Spanish dates on MFC extensive Iberian tour taking place late October/November 2016.
In addition to their new album set for official release, MFC have more exciting poultry products in the pipe line. They've been in the studio with Sister Cookie, recording two more exciting tunes for their second collaborative single and, after an unforgettable performance backing up the legendary GARY US BONDS at the Surforama Festival in Spain, they're in the process of collaborating with the R&B legend for a brand new single.
Goin' Chicken Crazy is out November 4 on Dirty Water Records
I knew a blog would arrive one day. It it par for the course really, being a writer on music and also promoting it in the live [and club/bar] arena.
I'll post here as [in]frequently as is necessary. Expect anything from a few cobbled together sentences on a news topic, to interviews, to band content, and more.
It's been a strange old week in Britainsville. A profound sense of loss, anger and confusion reigns almost everywhere. And in the midst of all that the one and only Scotty Moore passes on, at the ripe old age of 84. Imagine music without his forceful picking: just try. Hard, isn't it?
As ever, seek solace in the vibrations. "Music Saves", after all.
BY PHIL ISTINE
A blog to pontificate upon music both new and old: mostly reviews, some news, interviews, thought pieces, and exclusive content.