Thursday, October 27, 2011

Countrier Than Thou at The Lock Tavern

Bonanza & Son Promotions Present:
'Countrier Than Thou’... Country Blues Americana

@ The Lock Tavern

Thursday 27th October 2011

Bonanza has been presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots Music for four years at the Lock Tavern from way back in the days when Country was still a dirty word round these parts and Americana was thought by some to be simply a typo error!

Not only having consistently sourced excellence in traditional Country, Bonanza has also discovered the most forward thinking Avant-Country, Punk-Blues, Americana and Roots Music with zero irony just good old quality music and very good times.

Bonanza & Son also broadcasts a popular weekly radio show on ResonanceFM (relaunching Monday October 10th with repeats every Sunday 1-2pm) as well as running numerous other club nights and dj sets 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 bad ATTITUDE!

Burning Condors are four London lads who have garnered much interest 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, Eddie Cochrane and The Clash as it does to The Libertines or The Arctic Monkeys... Oh and there’s even a bit of Kings Of Leon and perhaps a hint of Morrissey's backing band (think Boz Boorer not The Smiths!)

The band have just returned from a sacred homage trip to the Nashville where they have been recording as well as taking part in such prestigious events as the Muddy Roots Festival in Cookesville Tennessee, having their photos taken by Jack White and Jerry Lee Lewis photographer Joshua Black Wilkins, as well as hanging out with such Rock ’N’ Roll luminaries as Wanda Jackson and The Legendary Shack Shakers.

The 'Condors have created a genuinely unique and exciting hybrid that is firmly rooted in Blues, Rockabilly and Country and given it an extra big kick in the arse with 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 contemporary sound often draws comparisons to the Bluesy, Garage-Rock of the 60's but what helps it remain refreshing is these geezers always keep it London. No fake tales of the Arizona Desert or Route 66 although after their trip to Tennessee who knows?.. Either way The Condors are the real deal.

+ J D Smith:
A welcome return for our favourite Rockabilly-Punk troubadour and his beguiling blend of twisted Country-Blues and Rock 'n' Roll.

J.D's debut album 'A Jukebox Riot', recorded by Darrel Higham was hailed by critics and fans alike as well as being picked up by Total Rock's radio show, Bizarre Magazine and also featured on a recent Andrew Weatherall podcast.

He’s been honing his Punk-Blues licks by gigging non stop for the past year so expect big things and an even bigger sound from The 'Rockabilly Boy Wonder'.

Tonight at The Lock Tavern with a big idea, a guitar and a heap of Punk-Rock attitude, J.D. will show us that a solo act can mean f*ck as well as Folk and can be sexy again.

+ Guest DJ
Bound For Glory

+ Bonanza DJ set (ResonanceFM)
Radio Presenter, DJ & Club night impresario Martyn Bonanza spins his latest acquisitions of Country, Blues & Americana vinyl curios.

+ Bonanza will also be screening rare Westerns & Americana cinematic curios all night long including a special screening of Monte Hellman’s 1966 Acid Western ‘Ride In The Whirlwind’.


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