Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Posting this on behalf of the good folk at Cry Parrot. These guys have been putting on DIY gigs in Glasgow for three years now so they're celebrating with a party at the Flying Duck on Thursday 22 April. They've kindly asked me to play some records, but don't let that put you off, as there are some great bands and DJs playing. I'll be on between 8.30 and 9.30 in the kitchen. Expect missed cues, records being played at the wrong speed and a delirious mix of synths, saxophones, brutal bass and wayward beats.
Cry Parrot's DIY principles, eclectic booking policy and love of a good party has helped breathe new life into the Glasgow underground. Their shows are colourful, noisy, messy and fun. When they put on Pocahaunted's dubbed out psych-funk show in a sweaty rehearsal space I danced like a loon. When they put on The Ex & Brass Unbound I danced like a loon. Hell, whatever they put on I'll probably end up dancing like a loon. They've a nice line in unusual venues as well, Gary War's flat gig being a delightfully odd experience. And while they've brought some great touring acts to town, they deserve special kudos for supporting local acts, a number of whom will be performing at Thursday's party. Ultimate Thrush are always a blast of gonzoid noise rock, Teenage Ricky pull of the unlikely trick of making math rock silly, weird and fun, while Nackt Insecten's improvising space-rock trio Moon Unit always bring it. The latter were fantastic at Mono for Record Store Day on Saturday.
It should be a blast. I hope to see you all there.
Here's what Cry Parrot have to say about the event:
In the main room, we’ll have 7 of our favourite bands playing, while in the kitchen we’ll have some ace DJs (including a disco takeover by Side-Show + Brian D'Souza!). There will also be a selection of independent record and zine stalls to rummage through til' 11.30pm.
We are very excited. We hope you are too.
Entry is just £5. Join us!!
IN THE MAIN ROOM:
ULTIMATE THRUSH – By far one of the most exciting bands in UK, never-mind Scotland. Fast, freeform, complex, unpredictable, but - of course, fun – Ultimate Thrush deliver an aural and physical assault with their mindbending spazz-core. Its always an absolutely pleasure having these guys along.
TWO MINUTE NOODLES – The last time we saw this band, it was in the middle of the woods in Cumbria. Everyone –even the local woodmen and farmers – got up the front during their set and danced the night away. Featuring Moz from Quack Quack and Chops, Two Minute Noodles are a two-man micro-party. Think Goblin composing the soundtrack to Ace Ventura.
GUMMY STUMPS – Another one of our favourite Glasgow-based bands. Choppy, gruff no-wave, lead by the Scottish equivalent of Mark E Smith. Features members of Park Attack and Vars of Litchi.
ETERNAL FAGS – Ex members of Plaaydoh and Dirty Summer making a fresh new racket. Tight, playful punk, with the melodic soul of Wipers and The Replacements.
TEENAGE RICKY – Skittles-induced hyper-pop. Teenage Ricky deny all logic: Girly falsettos, triple guitar freakouts and one minute long songs shouldn’t work, but for them, it just seems perfect. Features members of Gay Against You, Danananaykroyd, Sexy Entourage and Tangles.
MOON UNIT – Transcending psychedelic explorations in the style of Neu! and Acid Mothers Temple. Every set they do is different, and every time they’ve never failed to blow our mind. Unmissable stuff.
CHEER – A beautiful tapestry of tape loops, subtle guitar picking and field recordings. Everyone who caught his gig with Grouper will be sure to agree he is something special.
DAM MANTLE (DJ SET)
IN THE KITCHEN:
SIDE-SHOW w/ BICEP + BRIAN D'SOUZA (11.30 – 3AM TAKE OVER!!! YASS!!!)
HALLEWULAH HITS DJS
ADAM STAFFORD DJ (Y’all is Fantasy Island)
RECORD/ZINES BY: AT WAR WITH FALSE NOISE, CRASIER FRANE, ELECTROPAPKNIT, HANSEI DIY AND MORE
Preceding the party, there will be an open-air performance by the lovely RM HUBBERT and WOUNDED KNEE.
Thursday, 22 April 2010, 19.30-03.00