Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DJ set @ The New Rose

Bonanza DJ set @ The New Rose
Friday 25th March 2011

Radio Presenter & club nite impresario Martyn Bonanza presents his monthly DJ set at The New Rose and will spin obscure dance-floor fillers & classic retro killers but no fillers & nothing by The Killers if you see what I mean?

So expect to hear some righteous classics and anything from Dolly to Lemmy & all the good stuff in-between & beyond. Plus whatever vinyl curious he's managed to pick up that week such as...

Kurt Vile-Janis Joplin-Ian Dury-Tina Turner-Johnny Cash-Blondie-Nuggets-Rubble-Krautrock-2 Lone Swordsmen-Cults-The Cult-Bob Marley-Bob Dylan-MGMT-Beatles-Tame Impala-Creedence-Daft Punk-The Who-Suicide-Scott Walker-Butthole Surfers-Gil Scott Heron-Sex Pistols-Hank Williams-The Doors-The School Of Seven Bells etc etc

The New Rose,
84 Essex Road,
Angel, N1

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bonanza @ The Small Disco

Bonanza dj set
The Small Disco @ The Lock Tavern
Friday 18th March 2011

Radio Presenter & club nite impresario Martyn Bonanza will spin obscure dance-floor fillers & classic retro killers but no fillers & nothing by The Killers if you see what I mean?

So Expect to hear anything from Dolly to Lemmy & all the good stuff inbetween & beyond.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Countrier Than Thou March 2011

Bonanza Presents:
'Countrier Than Thou'...
(Country Blues Americana)

@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 31st March 2011

Bonanza's 'Countrier Than Thou' club night (Last Thursday of every month) has been successfully presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots Music for over three years at the Lock Tavern way back in the days when Country was a dirty word round these parts and Americana was thought by some to be a typo error!

Bonanza has consistently sourced excellence in traditional Country as well as the most forward thinking Avant-Country, Blues, Americana and Roots music with zero irony just good old-fashioned quality music and very good times.

Bonanza also hosts a popular weekly radio show on ResonanceFM as well as numerous other club nights in the capital.

Live acts:

Burning Condors:
This is Neo-Rockabilly just how it should be written, played & performed... So no hint of any dodgy allegiance to Confederate flags and definitely no 'holier-than-thou-you-can't-listen-to-'MY'-music ATTITUDE!

Burning Condors are four London lads who have created interest in equal measures amongst both the young scenesters as well as the old Rockers; talking AND walking with a sound that owes as much to the likes of Stray Cats, Johnny Cash and Eddie Cochrane as to The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys... Oh and even a bit of Kings Of Leonand perhaps a hint of Morrissey's backing band (think Boz Boorer notThe Smiths!)

The 'Condors have created a genuinely unique and exciting hybrid sound that is firmly rooted in Blues, Rockabilly and Country and given an extra big kick in the arse by a snarling Garage Punk attitude that has seen comparisons made and labels sewn as 'New Punkabilly'.

We at Bonanza simply think it sounds shit-hot and that's good enough for us. The 'Condors hard-hitting, rootsy yet modern sound often draws comparisons to the Bluesy, Garage-Rock of the 60's but what helps it remain sane and refreshing is these geezers always keep it London. No fake tales of the Arizona Desert or Route 66 here then and in that sense The Condors are the real deal... Rockin'!

+ The Elasticated Waste Band:
A raggle-taggle, travelling minstrel ensemble of Banjo pickers, Penny whistle slickers, Howlin' Slim Harmonica Lickers, Eukelele flickers, Fiddle diddlers, crooners, swooners that all make for a veritable old-timey, medicine show of a freaky, Louisianna style rag-time Punk-Band!

The Elasticated Waste Band's sound also collides drunkenly but always majestically into vintage pre-War Blues, Hillbilly, Bluegrass and even Rootsy-Tootsy Ska workouts!

Watch all 9 of these guys take to the tiny Lock Tavern stage and show you just 'how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall!'... Righteous!

+Bonanza DJ Set (ResonanceFM)
(Country, Blues, Americana)

+ Guest DJ
Bound For Glory
(Country, Alt Country, Americana)

+ Film projections

Thursday 31st March 2011
@The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry

For all future events please go to:

Bonanza Music & Promotions
Promoter & DJ
Bonanza on ResonanceFM

Friday, March 04, 2011

'Day Of The Dead'

Bonanza Presents
'Dia De Los Muertos'...'Day Of The Dead'

Each month Bonanza & Filthy MacNastys pay homage to the icons, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks who in the name of their art went further than the rest and paid the 'ultimate' price...

As we say around these parts:

'If you ain’t DEAD then YOU just ain’t LIVED'.

On Sat 5th March 2011 we will pay tribute to the Laughing Mad Cap, Shining Crazy Diamond and founding member of Pink Floyd,
Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 - 7th July 2006)

We will celebrate his life & music, those he influenced and those he was influenced by with music and film projections.

Plus playing live and playing some of Syd's music will be Ex Spacemen 3/Darkside member
Sterling Roswell & The Lysergics
+ The Trippers
+ Bonanza DJs

Past Day Of The Dead heroes have included:
Hank Williams (17th September 1923 - 1st January 1953)
Jim Morrison (8th December 1943 - 3rd July 1971)
Joe Strummer (21st August 1952 - 22nd December 2002)
Johnny Cash (26th Feb 1932 - 12th September 2003)

Upcoming Day Of The Dead:
2nd April: Robert Johnson + all the Southern Bluesmen & Women.

Bonanza Presents:
'Dia De Los Muertos'... 'Day Of The Dead'

Saturday 5th March 2011
'Syd Barrett Special'


Sterling Roswell & The Lysergics:
Ex member of the influential and now legendary Spacemen 3, Sterling 'Rosco' Roswell, will pay tribute to the late great Syd Barrett with a backing band (The Lysergics) that could only be bettered by the actual Pink Floyd themselves.

After leaving Spacemen 3 he formed Shoegaze, Neo-Psych' band The Darkside.

Since going solo Rosco has been increasingly inventive and challenging. He has seemingly and effortlessly avoided categorisation and it has even been argued by Mojo writer Peter Paphides in a review of Rosco's last album that Sterling Roswell may, in actual fact, have been the true creative genius behind Spacemen

After hearing his latest single and the demos for his upcoming album this is not hard to

His latest single 'Kicks' was given a four out of five star review in this months 'Record Collector' magazine and his recent batch of songs display a maturity and psychedelic sophistication reminiscent of the trippier moments of Serge Gainsbourg with Jane Birkin and a self-production on a par withLee Hazlewood.

Diverse influences and references abound across the spectrum from 'Notorious Byrd Brothers' era Byrds to 'Hallelujah'
era Leonard Cohen and songs that should be sung by Kris Kristofferson.

Sterling Roswell has also collaborated with a huge list of critically acclaimed and legendary artists including Sky Saxon of The Seeds and Tav Falco & His Panther

Tonights tribute to the late great Syd Barrett will be something special with Rosco pulling out all the stops and proving Psychedelia is not dead but reinvented tonight at Filthy

'Two slices of 60's Garage... sounds like a Gerry Anderson theme played byDuane Eddy fronting The Strawberry Alarm Clock and sung by The Peanut Butter
Conspiracy'... Jon 'Mojo' Mills (Record Collector) 4 out of 5*****


+ The Trippers:
Do I really need to say ANYTHING about a band with a name like this?
Oh, ok... late 60's, British Psychedelia in the classic vein of Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd with harmonies that wouldn't go amiss on The Kinks more kinky moments. These Merry Pranksters produce gorgeously, sumptuous little gems about 'drinking tea, in a tree, whilst watching a marshmallow sea'... They also can rock out like the snarliest little 60's garage bands or mid 60's Stones/Pretty Things etc... Think Rubble, Nuggets, Pebbles, ad infintum!

+ Bonanza DJ (ResonanceFM)

Saturday 5th March 2011
@ Filthy MacNasties
68 Amwell Street, EC1R 1UU
Free Entry

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

'The Cosmic Film Club'

Bonanza Presents:
'The Cosmic Film Club'

@ The New Rose

Thurs 3rd March 2010

(FIRST Thursday of the month)

A truly unique experience and the only audio visual film club and pub quiz in the known Universe!

Imagine a pub quiz in outer space and you'll be somewhere close to the premise of Bonanza's 'Cosmic Film Club'.

Expect to hear film soundtracks, scores, commercials, TV themes, musicals etc whilst the strangest of psychedelectronic films are screened all night long + a FREE ENTRY film and music quiz with prizes... yes, you heard right, a recession busting FREE quiz with PRIZES!?? How is that possible?

Your host, DJ & Quiz master:
Bonanza (ResonanceFM)
(Film soundtracks, scores, TV themes, commercials, adverts, musicals, radio broadcasts & all manner of strange & Psychedelectronica sounds effects)


Thursday 3rd March 2010
(FIRST Thursday of month)

The New Rose
84-86 Essex Road,
N1 8LU

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