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Buckfest 2010 – The Redux

This afternoon i’m off to the The 13th Note (oh, how i’ve missed you these last 2 months!) in Glasgow for the now annual activity of Buckfest. Starting as the brainchild of cult Glasgow band The Bucky Rage it has morphed into a gritty two day noise-fest.  It showcases some of the best underground talent in Scotland and also includes a few guests from elsewhere.

Unfortunately this year i can only make it along today as tomorrow i have some other plans…..basically, i get to catch up with my dad and we’ll get drunk and moan about how bad TV is.

Here’s the full line up with some links…(where possible)

Buckfest 2010 – The Redux

A fantastic weekend of music lined up:

Saturday:

4.30 The Part Time Martyrs
“odd and interesting indie-rock” from Helensburgh
http://www.myspace.com/theparttimemartyrs

5.15 Inteligencia
Psychedelic Stooges inspired rock n roll from Clydebank

6.00 Poison Sisters
Sandy Poison, playing some of the Poison Sisters greatest hits!
http://www.myspace.com/poisonsisters

6.45 The Wan Affs
Stripped down 2 man Rockabilly/Psychobilly from Italy/Glasgow

7.30 The No-Brainers
Dumb 3 piece garage punk from Leicester
http://www.myspace.com/theenobrainers

8.30 The Bucky Rage
Shambolic zombie surf from Glasgow’s masters of disasters.
http://www.myspace.com/thebuckyrage

9.30 The Handsome Dicks
Ex-Coyotemen rock n roll from Newcastle/London.
http://www.myspace.com/thehandsomedicks

10.30 Charles Randolph Rivers’ Slim Rhythm Revue
Scotland’s premier purveyor of one man band vintage rock n roll.
http://www.myspace.com/slimrhythmrevue

DJ’s ‘Wild Ben’, ‘Jim Shit’ and ‘Joe Eruption’ spinning choice vinyl throughout the day to keep your toes tapping and your ears ringing til midnight.

Sunday:

4.30 Dala Lami
Jonestownsian rock n roll from the Dali Lammy

5.30 XMRV
Glasgow’s no.1 spazz-core punk metalists.
http://www.myspace.com/xmrv

6.30 Acid Fascists
Edinburgh based Lysergic Punks on a mission to melt your minds
http://www.myspace.com/acidfascists

7.30 The Jackhammers
Sledgehammer punk from Glasgow
http://www.myspace.com/jackhammersaction

8.30 Eddy and The T-Bolts
Hi octane rock from Eddy and the Boys
http://www.myspace.com/eddyandthetbolts

9.30 Ghosts Of Progress
Montrose’s favourite sons, 2 piece blues/noise explosion
http://www.myspace.com/ghostsofprog

10.30 Filthy Little Secret
Sleazy shabaret rock from Glasgow
http://www.myspace.com/filthylittlesecret06

DJ’s ‘Jim Shit’ and ‘Joe Eruption’ spinning choice vinyl throughout the day to keep your toes tapping and your ears ringing til midnight.

“Inteligencia” is my brother in laws new band. It consists of ex members of You Can’t Eat The Word Food and the guitarist from Da Gramsci and my mate Symey, the bassist, from Filthy Little Secret.  So they’re a bit of a Glasgow supergroup if you like. Buckfest is their first show. Gary (my bro in law) always puts everything into his shows so i’m really looking forward to a raw performance today. Since the split of his old band Gary has continued recording (as he always does) under various guises but will be the first time in a while he’s set foot on stage with the band/gang mentality. I’m excited.

Also, Gary recently started a blog. It’s sure to be worth checking out for random musings and jolly banter. He’s over at Chairman Cow.

Filthy Little Secret themselves are headlining the Sunday night. Symey is just being greedy! And a little warning to all the ladies out there who like their tall ginger men…..prepare to swoon! Josh Homme has nothing on Symey!


Here’s some videos and tracks of what to expect from a few of the artists…..

MP3: The Bucky Rage – One Eyed Girl

MP3: Filthy Little Secret – My Kinda Girl

MP3: Acid Fascists – Acid Twist

And just for old times sake here’s one of Gary’s older solo tracks under the Lazy Bones moniker.

S.I.T Wolf  X


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Your Monthly Video Dose: September 2010

Via Audio – Modern Day Saint

Soulsavers feat Mark Lanegan – Revival

Apparat – Arcadia

Ratatat – Mirando

You Can’t Eat The Word Food – Soap Opera King

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Caught In The Act

Didn’t have  much time to do a post this afternoon…… i had an important meeting with a few friends and a few pints of Tennents round the local pub.

So, i’m just gonna do a quick post on some upcoming events that i’ll be attending. Some i already have tickets for, some i’m buying on pay day. Which is this Friday coming thankfully and boy could i do with it. I do the same thing every year, spend the November/December wage on Christmas presents for people and spend the majority of the Christmas wages during the festive season (nights out, parties etc) then realise, too late nonetheless, that i have the whole of January to wait before i get paid again. Maybe i’ll finally learn this year. Probably not.

Back to the gigs though..


You Can’t Eat The Word Food @ McChuils, Glasgow
Saturday 30th January

You may think i’m being biased here (the singer/guitarist is my brother in law) but if you want jagged indie rhythms that come tinged with many different influences from ska (Soap Opera King) to mod era punk (Rudiments Of No) and with a unique vocal delivery then get yourself along to one of their shows. Or at least their MySpace if you can’t make it. They’ve been together for years now and are one of the hardest working bands on the Glasgow scene, they’ve played all over Scotland and last year managed to get a London show in and impressed the audience. They’re signed to Headhunter Records and released their debut album in November 2008. They deserve to reap the rewards for their hard work, i’m sure they will this year. This show at McChuils is already their 3rd gig of 2010 and they’ve got many more to come this year. Try and catch them if you can. Oh and bring some food along if you do, they’ll appreciate it.
http://www.myspace.com/youcanteatthewordfood



The Sunshine Underground @ ABC, Glasgow
Wednesday 3rd February
MP3:  The Sunshine Underground – Borders
The Leeds quartet have finally decided to return and give us another album. And with it another tour. They release their second album “Nobody’s Coming To Save You” on the 1st of February. Will it have been worth the wait? Judging by new lead single “We’ve Always Been Your Friends” it’s a yes. Catch them live if you can. They come across as a very different animal in the flesh. Punk, indie and they tend to show their dancier edge when performing live.



God Is An Astronaut @ Oran Mor, Glasgow
Tuesday 23rd February
MP3: God Is An Astronaut- Forever Lost
These guys are all set to unleash their new album “Age of the Fifth Sun” at some point this summer or before and are proceeding that release with a tour. I only got into them a few years back through my friend Keane, they reminded me a lot of Mogwai and i’ve liked them ever since. They are one band that i’ve never managed to see live before and quite frankly i can’t wait to get the chance to bask in their audio/visual arrangements. Apparently their live shows are immense.


Errors @ Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow
Thursday 25th February
MP3: Errors – National Prism
I’ve already seen these dudes three times before. Each time was a stand out gig in it’s own right. The first was seeing them as a support band back in 2006 and i was very impressed. The second time was a herbal drug induced haze at the Connect Festival in 2008 and then i went and seen them again in October 2008 at the Oran Mor, that night was just unreal. One of the best gigs (and nights) of my life to be perfectly honest. They have an avid fanbase and trusted live reputation and when you add the fact that they have a new album on its way then this show begins to look even more appealing than it possibly ever could. They’re definitely one of Scotlands leading musical lights and they look like burning bright for many years to come.


Japandroids @ King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Friday 26th February
MP3: Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire
Anybody who is a regular reader on here will probably have read my review of the A Place To Bury Strangers gig back in November last year. Japandroids supported that night and added to the immense volume of that particular gig. I was hooked before i seen them live. Their hook laden anthems dragged me in from the first time i heard the opening chord of their debut album “Post Nothing”. Their care free lyrics are a refreshing change from a time where too much lyrics are focussed on the negative. And after witnessing them live, even if it was just for the modest 35 minutes or so they played, i wanted more. After that support slot they announced they’d be coming back to Scotland..and well, here they are. Headlining. This is one gig not too miss.


Ex Lovers @ The Warehouse, Aberdeen
Wednesday 3rd March
MP3: Ex Lovers – Incomplete
This is another gig that i’ve been looking forward to for a while. I only discovered this band last summer and since then i’ve been waiting for them to announce a Scottish gig. I didn’t have to wait that long. The band seem to have decided to miss out Glasgow and Edinburgh right enough and have chosen Aberdeen as the destination. It’s a bit of a journey for me to make but i’m sure it’ll be worth it. If not for the gig itself then i know it’ll be worth the journey to see my friend Emma who is currently living and studying in Aberdeen.


The Unwinding Hours @ Stereo, Glasgow
Friday 5th March
MP3: The Unwinding Hours – Little One
The Unwinding Hours gig at Stereo has the potential to be gig of the year i reckon, the return of legends . I’ll start from the beginning. Some people will know Aereogramme, some won’t. For those who don’t, i’ll explain. Aereogramme were Scottish post-rock cult legends that decided to call it a day in 2007. They were held in the same bracket as Mogwai when it came to pioneering Scottish music acts. Well, anyway the man with that distinctive, delicate voice known as Craig B has went on to form The Unwinding Hours with fellow ex-Aereogramme member Iain Cook. I bore witness to Aereogrammes last show in 2007 and it’s going to be amazing to see The Unwinding Hours first headline gig at Stereo. They have a small gig on the 31st January right enough as part of the Celtic Connection shows happening in Glasgow but Stereo will be their first headline gig and after managing to get my hands on a promo of their debut album (due out on the 15th February) i can safely say that this gig promises to be immense. Ps. their debut is an early contender for album of the year.


Four Tet @ The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
Saturday 13th March
MP3: Four Tet – Love Cry
It’s all set to be a chilled out noise fest when this one man show rolls into Edinburgh. Four Tet (Keiran Hebden to his freinds) is known for being very improvisational during his live shows. He can be dark sometimes but usually sticks to his more breezy brand of electronica, it’ll be the perfect gig to stand back and just admire. However, with the release of his new album “There Is Love In You” (out officially tomorrow but it’s being doing the rounds for a few weeks online now) he has glided into an even  more ‘dancier’ sound than usual. “Love Cry”, the lead single from the new album, is more than enough proof of this. It was the perfect way to tease his fans and build up anticipation of the new long player.


Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Barrowlands, Glasgow
Friday 16th April
MP3: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – As Sure As The Sun
I’ve seen these guys so many times now that i could be forgiven for deciding just to give this gig a miss. But i’m going, i’m despearte to see them live again. I’ve seen pretty much every single show they’ve done in Glasgow since they got together. First time i caught them live was back in 2001 at the tender age of 16 and i was taken in by the “cool”  image they so effortlessly portrayed. They were named after a motorbike gang from a Marlon Brando film right enough. Cool? No? Every time i see them though they still amaze me. Their musicianship is second to none, they’re unbelievably tight as a unit and they swap between instruments and songs structures with enviable ease. They’ve also had their fair share of problems, like most bands do eventually i suppose, but they always come back stronger. They grow with every offering, each album bringing something different from the last.

65Daysofstatic @ Oran Mor, Glasgow
Monday 3rd May
MP3: 65Daysofstatic – Retreat! Retreat! (live in NY)
I’m actually just smiling to myself with the thought of seeing these guys once more. They’re everything you want and need in a modern band and then more, the Sheffield natives are an awesome proposition on stage. Live, they have the opportunity to delve into their impressive back catalogue and use any number of amazing tracks they have at their disposal. And being brave enough to have break beat samples backing up their live shows alongside live drums only adds to the appeal. They are certainly among the elite of instrumental bands of today. Like i mentioned before their discography/output is frighteningly good, in fact, the vast amount of unreleased tracks they have recorded (remixes etc) have inspired many a mash up i’ve made. And i’m not ashamed to say i’ve “borrowed” samples from them on more than a few occasions. This will no doubt be an absolute epic gig from start to finish and along with The Unwinding Hours this is the gig i’m looking forward to the most.

S.I.T Wolf  X

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More Noise.

More noise. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s borrowed and some of it is definitely blue.

These are just some links to various music projects i’m involved with or have been involved with in the past.

MY CURRENT REMIX/MASH UP DJ PSEUDONYM – Someone’s In The Wolf
http://www.myspace.com/someonesinthewolf

MY CURRENT MUSIC FOCUS – sUbDiGiTaL (most new songs end up on this page)
http://www.myspace.com/subdigital09

MY SOLO SIDE PROJECT – Kohlstream (make sure your volume’s turned down)
http://www.myspace.com/highway74music

MY FIRST MUSICAL LOVE – The Gorecki (experiments in noise)
http://www.myspace.com/wearethegorecki

And just for good measure/pleasure here’s a few friends that are worth checking out….

http://www.myspace.com/youcanteatthewordfood

http://www.myspace.com/wewerepromisedjetpacks

http://www.myspace.com/frightenedrabbit

http://www.myspace.com/twodoorcinemaclub

http://www.myspace.com/luisamenonimusic

http://www.myspace.com/mechanicalsmileuk

http://www.myspace.com/unicornkid

http://www.myspace.com/lazybonesrises

http://www.myspace.com/jaffabros

http://www.myspace.com/drumsofdeath4eva

http://www.myspace.com/unionofknives

S.I.T Wolf x

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