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Show Your Hand

  • Posted by pete
  • 13 May 2010
Hands up who likes live music!
Hands up who likes pubs!
Hands up who likes Brighton!
Hands up who likes errr live music in pubs in Brighton!

If your hands are still up, then you might like to go to www.showyourhand.com
Show Your Hand archives videos of a series of brilliant, tiny, intimate gigs held
at the Hand in Hand - Brighton's smallest pub.

They've had some top people through the door, British Sea Power and Tom Brosseau
to name but a few and it's run by my friends Matty and Joby.

Show your face in the pub if you're ever in Brighton too, it's well worth a visit.

Throwdown Threes

Tim has let us take over the Throwdown Threes for a week, so here we go, enjoy the sun...


Devo - Whip it


A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario


Tiga - Shoes

Lack of Afro

  • Posted by howies
  • 24 March 2010

Just got an email from Nick to say his band Lack of Afro is playing in Bristol tomorrow night at the Metropolis ( thursday 25th March )

They've also got a Maida Vale session on the BBC iplayer from Mark Lamars show which is available to listen to until Friday. Check em out.


Bridging the Gap

  • Posted by howies
  • 16 March 2010

I really like this.

Fixed on the road. BMX off the road. Perfect.

Carnaby Street Exhibition

For anyone thinking about making a trip into London and visiting us on Carnaby Street over the next couple of weeks, this is well worth a visit...

Launching on Friday 26th February, ‘Carnaby Street: 1960 - 2010’ will celebrate 50 years of fashion and music. 

The central feature of the show is a unique 3D timeline which illustrates key people, events and happenings in the area from being a green field site with a well and a scarecrow 500 years ago, to the iconic characters associated with Carnaby’s music heritage such as The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols and Jimi Hendrix.

A limited edition book of the same title; ‘Carnaby Street: 1960 - 2010’ will support the exhibition and will feature images from ‘60s photographer Philip Townsend and exclusive interviews with people who have lived and worked in Carnaby including The Who’s Pete Townsend.

The exhibition and book are the work of acclaimed curators and fashion historians Judith Clark and Amy de la Haye, who have curated exhibitions at major international museums including the V&A and Mode Museum in Antwerp.

The exhibition, 38 Carnaby Street, will be open from 26th February until the beginning of April 2010 and is FREE admission.  It will be followed by a series of events throughout 2010 to celebrate Carnaby’s 50th Anniversary including a live music weekend in June and a unique fashion show in September. 
Open 7 days a week
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 12noon - 6pm

38 Carnaby Street
London, W1


  • Posted by mark
  • 3 March 2010

Ade you're in good company, the RZA's on a no caffeine tip too...

(apologies for the swearing on behalf of the Wu)

Such Hawks Such Hounds

  • Posted by mark
  • 2 March 2010


Not sure how this slipped my attention for so long but for any fans of the riff, it's a must see.....


For every music fan who says rock ’n’ roll ain’t what it used to be; for every pundit who concurs with Hunter S. Thompson’s assessment of the music business as “a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free;” there are an equal number who will say that the business of creating and releasing innovative and satisfying music is as healthy as ever — it’s just done on a smaller scale.

Such Hawks, Such Hounds is a testament to the vitality of rock music. Relying only marginally on nostalgia, it says that at any point in history, the music being made is as worthy of attention as that of times past. It’s an introduction to an underheralded subgenre and a realization of its cinematic possibilities.

Such Hawks tells a story that needs to be told. Since the Alternative Revolution of the early 1990s, there has been a heightened interest in music with roots in the underground, hence such excellent genre studies as Hype!, Scratch and American Hardcore. While a similar celebration of sounds held dear, Such Hawks captures a moment as it is happening.

Such Hawks explores the music and musicians of the American hard rock underground circa 1970-2007, focusing on the psychedelic and ’70s proto-metal-derived styles that have in recent years formed a rich tapestry of unclassifiable sounds.

best of a decade

  • Posted by ade
  • 25 February 2010


While lighting the fire this morning I found an article in a Times mag about the top 30 albums of the last decade, so it's on the wall and is our playlist for the next few days.

We are working from 30 to 1. Not everyone's cup of tea, but a nice exercise. I have got a couple that I really not looking forwards to, and some that are great, but very slow for a busy day.

You can see what we're listening to right now over here on last.fm

**Update: this is the list we're listening to.**


  • Posted by howies
  • 23 February 2010

So tonight we have a Wee Do talk with Tom and Lara who wrote the blog World in Slow Motion, at the Carnaby store.  We still have a few free tickets left, so get in touch if you'd like to come along...should be a really great evening.

On a similar note...

A guy I know (Rowan) and his friend Billy are going to be travelling to Cairo using only overground travel.  The purpose of the trip- Rowan (a.k.a. Dizraeli) is an award winning rapper, who has been given an opportunity to perform Rebel Cell in Egypt.  He is an environmental activist and has vowed to never fly again....hence the trip...oh and his friend Billy is a documentary film maker who is going to accompany him.  They have built a website from which they will broadcast their journey as a daily blog, weekly video diary and finally documentary film.


So I was asked to help them promote it- if you can help to finance their trip in any way (they are having a fundraiser in Dalston, London on Wednesday night), follow their travels and most importantly take inspiration from how they are choosing to explore other coutries.  They really want to illustrate how easy train travel is in the hopes to make a positive impact.

So check out their website http://www.unplaned.com/

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