Archive for December, 2017

Gigs in Guildford / SW Surrey and NE Hants January 1st 2018 onwards

December 28, 2017

This gig list is stuff that gets the Wild Eye seal of approval, especially if the band or promoter are in bold.

If you look to your right you should see a page marked “Gig Listings on the Net A to Z” where I have linked a couple of local Facebook listings pages that will tell you about even more stuff.

Let me know what I am missing.  Don’t let me know that Reading is not in Surrey or Hants.

Oh yeah… always worth checking out the Boileroom and Aldershot West End Centre website as well, and what Chris at Jasta 11 is up to – links to right!

Monday 8th January 2018
Who Saw The Light, Tuskar, Daisychain at the Star Inn, Guildford

Saturday 13th January 2018
CBM, The Charlemagnes, Dealing With Damge and Guttfull at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston

Sunday 21st January 2018
Jonah Matranga (USA) (ex-Far) / Non Canon / Camcorder at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)

Friday 26th January 2018
Echoic, Dead State, and Rain Crew at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)

Monday 29th January 2018
FreakoutsCoitus Futon, The Kryds and The ESP Society at the Star Inn, Guildford

Friday 2nd February 2018
Fissure of Riddles, Morass of Molasses, Lonely Waters and Ritual at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)

Sunday 4th February 2018
Witch Tripper, Morass of Molasses, Slug 13 at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)

Friday 9th February 2018
The Delta Ladies, Cody Noon, Kill Committee and Stephen Beebout at RISC Global Cafe in Reading (Trial ‘n’ Error Productions)

Sunday 18th February 2018
Death and the Penguin, Space Church, Analogue Divide and The Sleepwalker at the Star Inn, Guildford (Trial ‘n’ Error Productions)

Friday 23rd February 2018
Arkless, Cody Noon and Typical Hunks at South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Friday 2nd March 2018
Sail, Morass of Molasses, March The Desert, Trevor’s Head at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)

Friday 9th March 2018
Rews, Fuzzwalker and more at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)

Friday 16th March 2017
Flight Brigade, Port Erin, and Joe Booley at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)

Saturday 17th March 2017
Tera Melos, Tangled Hair, Let’s Swim Get Swimming at the Boileroom, Guildford

Sunday 29th April 2018
Line-up TBC at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)


Past Events –

Friday 5th January 2018
Welcome Back Delta, Morass of Molasses, Butcher In The Fog and Victus at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)


In ‘N’ Out of Grace (live) [nice, not the place]

December 4, 2017

High On Fire

December 3, 2017

Not the band, the song – The Telescopes approaching their most mainstream –

Guildford hip-hop. Hip-hop. Upset.

December 2, 2017

At its best rap / hip-hop is fantastic… funky, witty, intelligent, experimental… let’s go back, WAY back, early 80s, Brooklyn, the four elements – DJing, MCing, Break-dancing and graffiti art… as Scroobius Pip puts it on the MIGHTY “Thou Shalt Always Kill“… “Thou shalt remember that guns, bitches and bling were never part of the four elements and never will be.”

[As an aside, any track that can reference Hollyoaks, open mic nights, Lethal Weapon, Stephen Fry, Minor Threat, Led Zeppelin, Pop Idol and Lostprophets – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg – deserve massive respect].  [As a second aside… you really need to listen to shit loads of Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip if you haven’t before].

Anyway, some of the reason that I do not pay more attention to hip-hop –

(1) Songs about gangster life – in the projects or in the gated mansion on the Hills – do not chime with my life.

(2) Songs that celebrate UDWs (Unnecessary Displays of Wealth), greed, shallowness and appalling taste are depressing.

(3) Songs that require 50 practically-naked, large-breasted, bouncy-butted young ladies in the video in order to sell in order to acquire big shit and shiny shit that means one can engage in massive UDWs are fucking depressing.

It seems to me that whilst hip-hop could and should be about education and elevation, it is usualy lowest common denominator, borderline-evil, shit. And it is basically mainstream crap – it is supporting the status quo which sexualises and patronises and denigrates women; which promotes a nasty, extreme, unequal form of capitalism; it promotes violence.

Of course, anything that reaches the mainstream is destroyed, and of course there are a million and one artists out there fighting the good fight, just I don’t know them cos I’m too busy working, watching Scorpion and listening to fuzzy guitar shit.

But FFS, I need to get on the case… Dr Dre Chronic 2001 is one of my absolute favourite albums of all time… and shit’s happening in G-Town.  Upset (and others) put on nights, artists make tunes…

Cappa – Jacket – love it…

Tony Humphries – For Sure – nice –

I have to say though, I can’t really get 100% behind hip-hop unless / until I can really get my head around  what the artist is trying to say, and how… so much of it has so much negativity and bullshit that I am really reluctant to say “so and so artist is a fucking genius” because I more than half not quite fully expect to soon hear BS from them, or, kinda worse, realise the bullshit in what I have already been listening to and enjoying.

Which is I love Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip.  They are fighting the good fight, no doubt, no fuzziness – MISSION TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER.  FACT.

The Jacket remix is fine fine fine too.

Rodsuit – Part Of Me – Nice –

That’ll do for now.



Koncept Alive – Minimal – 2nd December

December 1, 2017

Gotta mention this lot… not entirely my thing, but I can handle a bit of minimal  and tech house… I’ve stuck my head by briefly and they seem to be some decent people doing a really nice, low key, bar / club thing that is so much better than 12 hours in a fucking warehouse – I AM NOT 19 ANYMORE – I CANNOT DO THAT – GIVE ME CHILLED VIBES MAN.

4-11pm, this Saturday, 2nd December 2017.  Pews in Guildford.