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


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