Posts Tagged ‘Guildford’

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

June 30, 2018

This updated and expanded UBER-MEGA 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 websites as well, and what Chris at Jasta 11 is up to – links to right!  And the Holroyd Arms which is putting on more and more good looking shows.

Friday 6th July 2018
Ritual King, Morass of Molasses, Mountains and Strauss at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)
https://www.facebook.com/events/421720444958730/

Saturday 7th July 2018
Silent Mode, Black Tree Vultures, Aching Muscle and a band who I am like literally forbidden from even mentioning let alone seeing or critiquing, because, like, they FORBADE ME, at the Lounge Bar in Alton.
https://www.facebook.com/events/639583736376320/

Thursday 19th July 2018
HMLTD at the Boileroom in Guildford

Friday 20th July 2018
ACM Summer Live Showcase featuring Bloodrush, Gatvol, Sunfall, Hunting Maiko, People in Museums, at the Electric Theatre in Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/2107568365983202/

Friday 20th July 2018
Blackwaters, Freakouts and The Subtracts at the Boileroom in Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/200355860576085/

Sunday 22nd July 2018
The Menstrual Cramps, Guttfull and Quim Smashers (McWeirdo Technology Presents)
https://www.facebook.com/events/498170970586342/

Friday 27th July 2018
Blimp, Typicial Hunks, Cody Noon at the Rising Sun Arts Centre in Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/2042399832753398/

Friday 3rd August 2018
Sludgefest – Alunah, Stone Soup, Morass of Molasses, Sail Band, Silverchild, Gevaudan at the Facebar, Reading (The Swamp)
https://www.facebook.com/events/278784359329275/

Saturday 4th August 2018
ACA Fest in Alton 12 noon to 7pm – Silent Mode at 2pm, Heinous Pianist at 5.45pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/416119848799326/

Saturday 18th August 2018
St Peter’s Castle Rocks featuring Gold Phoenix, Trevor’s Head, Rum Diaries and 3Times7 at the Castle in Redhill
https://www.facebook.com/events/2071112556543260/

Saturday 1st September 2018
Eight Rounds Rapid / The Pink Diamond Revue
https://www.suburbs-holroyd.com/shows

Sunday 16th September 2018
Noisepicker, Slug 13, and Treasure of Woe at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)
https://www.facebook.com/events/180133662762400/

Tuesday 18th September 2018
The Wedding Present at the Boileroom, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/349318758880466/

Saturday 13th October 2018
Straighten Out (Stranglers Tribute band) at the Holroyd Arms in Guildford
https://www.suburbs-holroyd.com/shows
https://www.facebook.com/events/13282681406087

Thursday 18th October 2018
Her’s plus guests at the South Street Arts Centre in Reading (Heavy Pop and Dork)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2123581667880251/

Friday 26th October 2018
The Pink Diamond Review, Here Are The Young Meh & Uncle Peanut, Voodoo Radio at the Rising Sun Arts Centre in Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/175306899674271/

Past Events –

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Trial n Error Electronic / Experimental Music Night – Star Inn – Guildford – 10th June 2018

June 24, 2018

WHAT A NIGHT.  Seriously, really, really enjoyed it, start to finish – and the unexpected presence of an old friend from Aldershot didn’t go amiss either.  I suppose I’d better go through the acts in the order they played – please feel free to correct me if my assessment of the way the music was played or what genre it fits into is utter rubbish.

Up first Ple Rexics.  Backs to the audience is often criticised as a performance stance, but to be fair that was the only way any of us would have had a clue what was being done to a bank of modular synths.  Bleepy, experimental… definitely plenty in common with some of the techno and ambient I used to listen to, but this was more experimental, much less dance orientate.  If music was solely about sound Ple Rexics were the best act of the night… as it was it was spell-binding, beautiful, chilled… really looking forward to checking  out more of his stuff online.

https://www.facebook.com/PleRexics/
https://plerexics.bandcamp.com/

Path’s iPad-only set was great… seemed to be more of an easy-listening vibe to a couple of the tracks than I remember and the best track from last time I saw him wasn’t played.  Quality electronica.  Nice.

I loved ian:o‘s set… I’d struggle to place this precisely, but ambient techno might cover some of it even if chilled electronica might be what some would say.  Quite laid back, but emminently danceable.  More modern sounding and more to my taste than I was expecting, to be honest.   Early evening main room, any time in the chill-out room, art gallery, whatever.

https://www.facebook.com/ianoMusicElectronic/

He even re-improvised the set again post-event and stuck it on soundcloud –

James Armstrong’s Slow Clinic project is beatiful and fascinates me.  From what I might have read and / or think I’ve worked out it’s mainly gentle guitar – string and bow vibrating the strings more than fingers or pick pluck or strum – heavily effected with delay and reverb and volume swells, and looped.  It’s all tone and texture, beauty and a certain melancholy.  Really not my thing from a “what kind of music are you looking to add to your life, Wild Eye?” point of view, it’s sheer beauty and hypnotic quality – no that’s the wrong word, it’s more entrancing than hypnotic – sucks me in.

https://www.facebook.com/slowclinic/

I felt a bit sorry for Cyberwaste… I presume that most of the time her visuals work better from a technical point of view… and whilst it’s ALL about the music it’s never all about the musicSomething about it makes me think of the 1980s, but maybe a producer from the 80s given a glimpse into the electronica of the future and left in their own era to try to recreate what is still to come.  If what I am trying to say makes sense to anyone I will be surprised; if it goes a step further and you agree with me then I guess my dropped jaw will crack as it hits the floor.

Up there with Ian:O as the most likely act of the night to have wide appeal, another act with a real sense of melancholy.

https://www.facebook.com/Cyberwastemusic/
https://soundcloud.com/cyberwastemusic

ESP.  I’ll start this last bit of the review by talking about one of my favourite subjects.  Me.  I write this blog for a variety of reasons, but the top 3 are probably (in no particular order) –

(1)  I like thinking about music, understanding it and refining my views on it.  Putting things into words helps that.

(2)  I want to encourage music – especially live and local to me – partly for altruistic reasons, partly for selfish reasons – saves travelling to London to see a good gig.

(3)  I hope that some of what I write can inspire musicians to being better, whether by opening their eyes to music they’ve never come across before, or by encouraging them to see things in different ways, challenging their established mindset.

What I don’t do it for is because I absolutely love writing, find it easy and believe that my writing is of a particularly high standard.  I find it very hard to write about most bands I see, especially – and this is pretty common – when I don’t fully get precisely where they are coming from, really like what they do, but don’t love what they do.

At least 3 or 4 more paragraphs to this part of the review than any of the other acts, and I have said not a word about ESP.  I’d better change that.

ESP make the kind of shit I find it relatively easy to write about.  Why?  Cos I fucking love them!  Their soundcloud page says –

“ESP has made it our mission to bring you Fashion Funk and put a little dance into your lives, having spent 3 years distilling Fashion Funk down to its core elements with influences coming from musical inspirations such as Daft Punk, Yasutaka Nakata, Gorilaz and Touch Sensitive and blending it with aesthetic principles such as Harajuku street fashion and Vapourwave these then combined with our own childhood memories of mid to late 90s and early 00s pop culture lead us down the path to creating what you hear today. Seeking to bring you all a fresh lifestyle filled with fun, dancing and colours its time to stop worrying about everything and get a little crazy.”

My late teens and early 20s were spent listening to techno, trance, tech-house and electro.  I can definitely see that their sound relates back to that.  I love the acid, the mad acid.  I love all sorts, but for me music – and this is times ten for electronic music – is ultimately about moving dat ass.  Hooks, riffs, melodies yes, but most of the best music has a beat that gets the foot tapping at the very least.

ESP know all this… they are all about creating fucked-up party music.  I actually miss-typed that as fucked-up arty music the first time, or was it a miss-type?  I think that they are actually the missing link between high art and music solely to get the asses-wigglin’.

Seriously funky, plenty about the sound owes itself – as they say themselves – the likes of Daft Punk, an act who have managed to be pretty cutting edge whilst also having massive pop appeal.  I have literally no idea just how fucked up they’re trying to be but I can almost see them appealing to a mainstream club audience, whilst having weird, bedroom-dwelling, techno-obsessed freaks digging their shit too.

A guy who Kryds did some guitaring, a girl did a bit of singing, trackies got sweaty, furiously funky fucked-up shit went down.  I literally cannot see how anyone could not love ’em.  FUCKING SUPERB. 

https://www.facebook.com/TheESPsociety/

 

 

Gigs in Guildford / SW Surrey / NE Hants June 1st 2018 onwards (actually May 30th!)

May 31, 2018

This updated and expanded MEGA 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!  And the Holroyd Arms which is putting on more and more good looking shows.

Friday 15th June 2018
Thuum, Morass of Molasses, Stray Bullets and Wychound at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)
https://www.facebook.com/events/779580832251178/

Thursday 2th June 2018
Swords of Thought at the Fiery Bird in Woking.

Friday 29th June 2018
Orestea / Screech Bats / PINUP at the Star Inn, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/189375455004243/

Friday 6th July 2018
Ritual King, Morass of Molasses, Mountains and Strauss at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)
https://www.facebook.com/events/421720444958730/

Saturday 7th July 2018
Black Tree Vultures, Silent Mode and a band who I am like literally forbidden from even mentioning let alone seeing or critiquing, because, like, they FORBADE ME at the Lounge Bar in Alton.
https://www.facebook.com/events/639583736376320/

Friday July 27th
Blimp, Typicial Hunks, Cody Noon at the Rising Sun Arts Centre in Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/2042399832753398/

Saturday 4th August 2018
ACA Fest in Alton 12 noon to 7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/416119848799326/

Saturday 1st September 2018
Eight Rounds Rapid / The Pink Diamond Revue
https://www.suburbs-holroyd.com/shows

Sunday 16th September 2018
TBC at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)
https://www.facebook.com/events/180133662762400/

Tuesday 18th September 2018
The Wedding Present at the Boileroom, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/349318758880466/

Saturday 13th October 2018
Straighten Out (Stranglers Tribute band) at the Holroyd Arms in Guildford
https://www.suburbs-holroyd.com/shows

Thursday 18th October 2018
Her’s plus guests at the South Street Arts Centre in Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/2123581667880251/

Friday 26th October 2018
The Pink Diamond Review, Here Are The Young Meh & Uncle Peanut, Voodoo Radio at the Rising Sun Arts Centre in Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/175306899674271/

Past Events –

Weds 30th May 2018
Fruit and Flowers, The Paperwaits, Lime at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)
https://www.facebook.com/events/807747229411072/

Friday 1st June 2018
Midwich Cuckoos, Harbour Sharks, You Win Again Gravity [Free] at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston
https://www.facebook.com/events/428153237610374/

Thursday 7th June 2018
Void_Null, Kayla Painter at the West End Centre, Aldershot.
https://uk.patronbase.com/_WestendCentreEvents/Productions/WSFW/Performances

Sunday 10th June 2018
T’N’E-Electronic Night. MK1 – featuring Ian Oakley, Slow Clinic, The Sleepwalker, Path and more at the Star Inn, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/623681521309810/

SPIT – Bali

April 8, 2018

Not so much my thing, but I know two things about this new track –

(1)  The standard of music is so so high nowadays.  This is rock / desert rock done really well.

(2)  Half the people who read this blog will prefer Spit to most of the stuff I write about.

MUX and The Pink Diamond Review at the Holroyd Arms in Guildford, 29th March 2018

April 6, 2018

The Holroyd Arms has been on my radar for most of the time that I’ve been back in Guildford, but it’s only fairly recently that I’ve been.  “Why not sooner?” I hear you ask.  The fact it’s a bit out of the town centre doesn’t help, not least as I hate cabs, and I hate driving and not being able to have a drink.  But mainly it’s the music.  They seem to have a focus on old school punk and mod – neither of which are particularly my thing – as well as a bit of ska, northern soul and covers bands (not my thing either, particularly).

Serious props to the Landlord for the fact that he’s taken over a pub and set up a nice little back room which is decent for live music.  10/10 for that alone.

But now he’s starting to try to open things up I think, to a wider variety of music and broader clientele.  In particular the last (and first) couple of gigs I went to there were put on by students at ACM and the university I think and attracted a pretty good crowd each time.  And here we are, a Thursday night and two bands who were both on my radar, playing together a short cycle from home… bring it on…

Anyway, the night in question.  First on The Pink Diamond Review who were on my radar before I saw the gig announced.

First the visuals.  This is the stage, before the set started. I have nothing against bands who make it all about the music – most bands – but I love the effort and the effect from Tim Lane and co.

Image may contain: one or more people and night

And that’s before the video show starts as well.

Musically it’s a backing track / hardware sequencer – I think – with live drums and guitar over the top.  Love the really retro, tremelo-y guitar sound.  Pretty catchy, think Sigue Sigue Sputnik with less pop and rock, and a psych/lounge/western sound… with a bit of rockabilly / early rock no roll or something.  I could listen to those guitars all night.

I’m not gonna go claim they’re brilliant, but they have a fuck of a lot going for them and I look forward to seeing them again.  Drop the live drummer, make it more techno-y and MUCH heavier, and it’s kinda where my musical endeavours are currently focussed… I’m not saying they should do any of those things, but it kinda gives and idea of how much I love where they’re coming from.

I can see them as the house band in a weird brothel in a David Lynch movie.  If that’s not a compliment I don’t know what is.

Mux are similar in that they are also a two-piece, with a live guitar and electronics.  Sonically, totally different.  Kinda 80s synth pop updated to a more modern dance thing, with added post-punk guitar-based experimentalism.  Or something.

Like Pink Diamond Review I love that they’re doing something different.  Not as unique as Pink Diamond, but really interesting nonetheless and much more 2018 (not sure Pink Diamond are from this dimension, let alone 2018).  Harder to work out what was live and what wasn’t – and that’s something I can find frustrating as an audience member… but from what I could work out a lot of the electronics was played and / or triggered live.

Definitely another band to keep an eye on.

There is something so powerful about a full live band at the top of it’s game, but so good to see a night where the bands did something more unusual, without simply being a dance act failing to work – inevitably – in a gig environment.

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

March 31, 2018

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!

Thursday 12th April 2018
Elderseer, Gutlocker, The Forge, End Of Salvation at the Star Inn, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/190974408328455/

Saturday 14th April 2018
Hundred Year Old Man, Tuskar, Ba’al, Seven Hundredth Unicorn, and Tokahonta at the Facebar in Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/425048084596453/

Sunday 15th April 2018
Camcorder LP release show at the Boileroom
https://www.facebook.com/events/1813473652016903/

Sunday 15th April 2018
Sunday afternoon label market & Hora Douse + Bad Idea unplugged at the Star Inn, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/555562468141570/

Tuesday 17th April 2018
Shonen Knife at Sub89 in Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/534946426898105/

Sunday 22nd April 2018
Pensevor, Seven Hundredth Unicorn and Cody Noon at the Star Inn, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/161853887854913/

Monday 23rd April 2018
Waterweed (Japan) / Darko / Close To Call at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)
https://www.facebook.com/events/734093883461153/

Friday 27th April 2018
Stone Soup, Morass of Molasses, Mountns and Klyver at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)
https://www.facebook.com/events/355999701566227/

Friday 27th April 2018
Belleview Days, Samoans, Dead State at the West End Centre Aldershot
https://www.facebook.com/events/2036562079901154/

Friday 27th April 2018
Freakouts ep release show at the Boileroom
https://www.facebook.com/events/1990709224504172/

Sunday 29th April 2018
This Is Wreckage, Slug 13, Tirana, Princess, Swords of Thought, Second In Line at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)
https://www.facebook.com/events/295928310907206/

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Black Peaks, Intechnicolour and Bitch Falcon at the West End Centre, Aldershot
https://www.facebook.com/events/1699393013493128/

Thursday 3rd May 2018
Brightlight City, I, the Lion and Daryl Vorderman at the Star Inn, Guildford (Rose Coloured)
https://www.facebook.com/events/153807911953966/

Friday 4th May 2018
Seasonal, Camcorder, Wild Tales, Shaded at the Star Inn, Guildford (Massive Promotions)
https://www.musicglue.com/massive-promotions/events/2018-05-04-pop-punk-weekender-seasonal-plus-support-the-star-inn

Wednesday 9th May 2018
Who Saw The Light at The Star Inn
https://www.facebook.com/events/1781875378510325/

Saturday 12th May 2018
Jah Wobble and the Invaders of the Heart at the Holroyd Arms
https://www.facebook.com/events/1782345425401991/

Saturday 19th May 2018
Witchdoktors, Electric Shakes, Rage DC at the Facebar in Reading

Friday 25th May 2018
PensevorMorass of Molasses, Grim Ravine, Vexed at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)
https://www.facebook.com/events/536305953435764/

Sunday 27th May 2018
Space Church and more TBC at the Star Inn, Guildford (Buffalo Club)
https://www.facebook.com/events/260095741198412/

Friday 15th June 2018
Thuum, Morass of Molasses, Stray Bullets and Wychound at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)
https://www.facebook.com/events/779580832251178/

Sunday 16th September 2018
TBC at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)
https://www.facebook.com/events/180133662762400/

Tuesday 18th September 2018
The Wedding Present at the Boileroom, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/349318758880466/

Past Events –

Thursday 29th March 2018
MUX, The Pink Diamond Review at the Holroyd Arms, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/1744327088961781/

Saturday 31st March 2018
BlackWaters, SPIT plus more at the Boileroom Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/165214800770063/

Saturday 31st March 2018
Trevor’s Head at the Star Inn, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/160344964682203/

Thursday April 5th 2018
Shonen Knife
, Screech Bats, Swords of Thought at the Boileroom Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/396832760746558/

Thursday 5th April 2018
MUX at the Cave at The Holly Tree in Addleston
https://www.facebook.com/events/229793030925322/

Friday 6th April 2018
Henry Blacker, Head Drop, Blimp at South Street Arts Centre, Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/2015685568720397/

Gutlocker, Bloodrush, Spit, DITR at the Star Inn, Guildford, Thursday 22nd February 2018

March 1, 2018

Another gig where I kinda knew it wasn’t going to be my thing.

I missed DITR – got there too late. Alt / Progressive or something.

I know far too little about metal to know where Bloodrush sit amongst their peers but it wasn’t my thing… but then again little metal is… if it’s yours then check ’em out online and educate me on where they fit in the metal spectrum and how good they are.

SPIT feature half of Lost in Venice… less of a modern alt-rock sound than LiV, much more hard rock / stoner, and better for it.

Gutlocker had something about them… “We have a simple, to the point sound that is executed through groove orientated riffs” is something they’ve said in interview and is something I buy… I really liked the vox too… definitely my end of metal, but I find any sort of call and response style audience interaction really off-putting from anyone apart from maybe Andrew WK who is a genius who can do anything he wants and get away with it in my eyes.  I’d see ’em again.

There’s not much point in this review is there?

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

March 1, 2018

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!

 

Sunday 11th March 2018
Our Man In The Bronze Age, Tuskar and Morag Tong at the Star Inn, Guildford (Concrete Rat & UpSet)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2030594933855280/

Friday 16th March 2017
Flight Brigade, Port Erin, and Joe Booley at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1935640356754237/

Saturday 17th March 2018
Tera Melos, Tangled Hair, Let’s Swim Get Swimming at the Boileroom, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/1781426372148607/

Saturday 17th March 2018
Tellison, Caves, Peaness, Fresh and more TBC at the Aldershot West End Centre (Let’s Stop Hanging Out DIY)
https://www.facebook.com/events/953971788089695/

Monday 19th March 2018
Sharkteeth Grinder, Drinsipa, Who Saw The Light at the Star Inn, Guildford

Friday 23rd March 2018
Alternative Carpark, Throatpunch City, Sizzling Bonobos, Growla at the Lounge Bar in Alton
https://www.facebook.com/events/390642151361771/

Friday 23rd March 2018
Blind River, Naked Aces, SPIT, Silent Mode at the Star Inn, Guildford (Massive Promotions)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1771296679569449/

Thursday 29th March 2018
MUX, The Pink Diamond Review at the Holroyd Arms, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/1744327088961781/

Saturday 31st March 2018
BlackWaters, SPIT plus more at the Boileroom Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/165214800770063/

Saturday 31st March 2018
Trevor’s Head at the Star Inn, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/160344964682203/

Thursday April 5th 2018
Shonen Knife
, Screech Bats, Swords of Thought at the Boileroom Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/396832760746558/

Friday April 6th 2018
Henry Blacker, Head Drop, Blimp at South Street Arts Centre, Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/2015685568720397/

Thursday 12th April 2018
Elderseer, Gutlocker, The Forge, End Of Salvation at the Star Inn, Guildford
https://www.facebook.com/events/190974408328455/

Saturday April 14th 2018
Hundred Year Old Man, Tuskar, Ba’al, Seven Hundredth Unicorn, and Tokahonta at the Facebar in Reading
https://www.facebook.com/events/425048084596453/

Sunday 22nd April 2018
Pensevor and ??? in Guildford

Friday 27th April 2018
Belleview Days, Samoans, Dead State at the West End Centre Aldershot
https://www.facebook.com/events/2036562079901154/

Sunday 29th April 2018
This Is Wreckage, Slug 13, Tirana, Princess, Swords of Thought, Second In Line at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)
https://www.facebook.com/events/295928310907206/

Friday 4th May 2018
Seasonal, Camcorder, Wild Tales, Shaded at the Star Inn, Guildford (Massive Promotions)
https://www.musicglue.com/massive-promotions/events/2018-05-04-pop-punk-weekender-seasonal-plus-support-the-star-inn

Friday 25th May 2018
Pensevor in Reading

Sunday 16th September 2018
TBC at the Star Inn, Guildford (Leafy Incline Promotions)
https://www.facebook.com/events/180133662762400/

Past Events –

Friday 2nd March 2018 – CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
Sail, Morass of Molasses, March The Desert, Trevor’s Head at the Facebar in Reading (The Swamp)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1415830338529707/

Friday 2nd March 2018 – CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
Dead Days, Preacher, Daryl Vorderman at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11 Gigs)
https://www.facebook.com/events/244846272722535/

Monday 5th March 2018
Guru, Hake at the Star Inn, Guildford (Monkeyland Promotions)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1967668553472246/

Friday 9th March 2018
Rews, Sickjoy, Fuzzwalker at the Star Inn, Guildford (Jasta 11)
https://www.facebook.com/events/518378495202318/

Witch Tripper, Morass of Molasses, Slug 13 at the Star Inn, Guildford – Sunday 4th February 2018

February 27, 2018

Leafy Incline Promotions once again… yet another late and vague and brief review.

Basically… Slug 13 were on top form, really like their grungey, noisy thing, especially when the drums get more tribal and the riffs get more repetitive.  Superb.  What does stoner mean to you in the context of music?  Slug 13 are not stoner rock, but in the scheme of things they aren’t a million miles away.  Slug 13 aren’t hippy or psych or space rock either… but their grunge/noise thing is proper stoner-friendly.

Morass of Molasses were on next.  It’s not music I can fall in love with – far too blues-y in a classic rock way to be my thing – but there is a lot to love.  Sludgey riffs to die for, great stagecaft, unusual band set-up (drums, two guitars, one of which has some sort of octave / twin amp shit going on)… the sort of band I’d never travel 50 miles to see, but one I’d be fucking delighted to see were playing near me, or were on the bill of a gig I was going to anyway.

If you’re more into the Black Sabbath / Led Zep / Hard Rock / Metal / Stoner Rock / Sludge lineage than I am then go see them NOW.

My thoughts on Witch Tripper are pretty similar.  More of a hard rock act than MoM, perhaps the best description would be the high energy rock n roll end of hard rock.  If that sounds like your bag then check ’em out, because it’s not really my bag but the energy levels and single-minded determination to rock (n roll) won me over.  Most bands doing this kinda thing fall somewhere between boring me and offending me… it is a testament to how much they clearly believe in this 100% that they can convince me too.

Leafy Incline’s next gig is Leafy Incline 6 – Leaf Fest – and it hits the Star mid-pm on 29th April 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/events/295928310907206/

Sam Brothers – Singer Songwriter

February 26, 2018

Not my usual thing, but not bad at all if you’re into Nick Drake… check him out… playing live in Guildford at G Live in a couple of weeks…