I am prepare to take criticism that I always only go to the same gigs but this is special as anyone who has seen this setup can attest. Anyway mischa
and I actually went to see Bob Log III
at the Spitz but when support band Lord Vagrant
wasn't too brilliant I got nervous as I knew the other gig was going on.
Plus I only found out that same day that Pete Molinari
is supporting. I had seen this setup before at the Spitz and it was so ace, that before the Bob Log III gig got into full swing I was telling Mischa all about how good that other gig was and how good the other gig tonight would be and how I woul dbe so pissed off if this one sucked an inch.
So when the Lord was a bit below exciting, and while Mischa was on the bog I decided to take him and me to the Dirty Water Club. We were on my scooter, it was only 9.30 then and DWC never gets their sh!t together to start on time. Mischa was like, nah let's stay, but I said f it, we're outta here, the other gig is pure gold.
So we gunned it to Tufnell Park (on a near empty tank) in 15 minutes and when we got there nothing was going on yet. YEAH!
So we saw Pete full length when he came on 20 minutes later and I didn't promise too much. In my eyes the new Bob Dylan
or something, this man has a voice made from gold. and songwriting skills that last.
here is is doing his thing, with the hat, and the guitar.
his album is out some time this week or next week, Pete said 3 different dates while the gig was on. check for it here http://www.damagedgoods.co.uk/petemolinari/index.html
After that it was Wild Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers
. This stuff is the best you can get. Truly. If you like Billy's stuff this is the beeeest. All the classics done in stripped down Blues style. Many songs Billy in a duet with Julie his wife, like the amazing title track Heaven's Journey
from the amazing album you can buy here http://www.damagedgoods.co.uk/billychildish/index.html
. Also part of the line-up Wolf on drums, and Jim Riley on blues harp, both accomplished Chatham veterans.
Here are the Chatham Singers in full swing
Billy and Julie doing a duet
Later in the show Billy called Pete back on stage to do 2 songs with Julie (all these first names, sorry) which will feature on Pete's album. Truly sublime stuff. Again the uber-scorcher Walking Off The Map
is the title track for the new album. Just go and buy it you will not regret it.
Here's the duet
well, sorry we got no previews for all this on Last.fm you'll have to come to my place to listen to the vinyl, buy the records fast or gp see their next gig, both of which I can highly recommend. (actually you can listen to loads of Pete's stuff here http://www.petemolinari.co.uk
taken from earlier live compilation releases on Urban Fox, not quite the real thing but pretty good).
and concluding with the same gig theme, I was thinking about going to see Selfish Cunt
who play at the Spitz this Friday 25/09. and to snap out of this I am planning to see oshiri penpenz
who play at Barden's Boudoir on 18/10 more info here http://upsettherhythm.co.uk/
now go see some good gigs, wherever you are.