Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Countrier Than Thou 5th Birthday...

Countrier Than Thou 5th Birthday Party @ The Lock Tavern

Thursday 25th October 2012
Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM will be celebrating 5 years of its popular, monthly, club night 'Countrier Than Thou' in both October and November. There will be two months of celebrations including online cd giveaways, a special Bonanza & Son Country & Americana Mix CD giveaway on the night, exclusive competitions on our ResonanceFM radio show, blog and Facebook page and most importantly two sterling line-ups of live Country and Americana action the like of which has ensured ‘Countrier Than Thou’ has had a continued appearance and been a driving force on the London, Americana stage for ten years.

Other exclusives will include Link Wray and The Wray Family specials, Kris Kristofferson merchandise and cds, Michael Nesmith specials to name but three stalwarts from the history of Americana.

Bonanza & Son’s 'Countrier Than Thou' club night (The last Thursday of every month) has built on its success by continually presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots music for five years at the Lock Tavern from 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 & Son have consistently sourced excellence in traditional Country as well as the most forward thinking Avant-Country, Punk-Blues, Americana and Roots music with zero irony just good old-fashioned quality music and very good times.

Bonanza & Son hosts a popular, weekly radio show on ResonanceFM which has simultaneously showcased the best in cutting edge Avant-Country & Americana as well as regularly presenting numerous club nights and DJ sets in the capital for the past ten years.

Tune in to
Bonanza & Son On Resonance104.4FM
Every Wednesday tea-time at 4pm
(repeated Sunday mornings at 11am)

‘Tracing the roots and subsequent influence of the pioneers, innovators, outlaws, renegades and mavericks of Country Music and Americana’s past present and future’
+ Live sessions.
+ Competitions, album and gig ticket giveaways.
+ featurettes 'Country Birthdays’ and ‘Celluloid-Country’ where we discuss Americana movie soundtracks

Tune in on 104.4FM in London
or online at www.resonancefm.com

All past Bonanza & Son ResonanceFM radio shows are archived on our Mixcloud page and can be listened to at any time.
Each week after the Sunday repeat has been broadcast we upload the show to:

Winner of the Radio Academy Nations & Regions Award for London, three years running!
Nominee, Sony Radio Academy Awards 2010 'Station Programmer of the Year’

'Countrier Than Thou'
5th Birthday Party
Thursday 25th October 2012

Live acts:

The Burning Condors:
With a brand new single released only last week The Burning Condors have been very busy of late putting the finishing touches to their eagerly awaited debut album as well as radio appearances galore and key showcase gigs. The single 'Honey Trap’ is a sleazy, dirty piece of 'surefire hit’ Rock ’N’ Roll and Americana. If that wasn’t enough it also features a Bonanza & Son hero in the shape of ace harmonica player and frontman extraordinaire JD Wilkes of 'The Legendary Shack Shakers’ and ’The Dirt Daubers’. JD is a massive fan of The Condors and has taken them under his wing giving them support slots, American festival shows and production help, the stamp of approval indeed from our favourite ‘Kentucky Colonel’.

The Burning Condors have been developing their Rock 'n' Roll 'chops’ and are guaranteed to rip the roof off our 5th birthday party tonight and are the perfect Rock ’N’ Roll icing on the cake.

+ Hymn For Her:
Lucy Tight & Wayne Waxing are 'Hymn For Her', a band that hails from anywhere and everywhere in the good ol’ US of A or rather wherever they can feasibly park their Airstream trailer...

These guys are the 'real McCoy’ for sure, utilising traditional Country & Americana instruments, narrative themes and song structures whilst fusing it with a ferociously amplified and distorted electric sound that wouldn’t be out of place on a Butthole Surfers album as produced by 'Mellow Gold' era Beck on Johnny Cash's home porta-studio.

Their new release, ‘Lucy & Wayne and THE AM’AIR’ICAN STREAM’ was entirely recorded in their classic trailer on a coast to coast U.S tour. They stopped at various camp-grounds and friends driveways between shows, set up their gear in their Bambi/home recording studio, rolled ‘real’ reel tape and rocked out. Armed with a bullet mic, a three-stringed broom handle/cigar box, banjo, bass drum, hi-hat, and harp, this ‘lil duo causes massive earthquakes, tsunamis and twisters wherever they play. This is gonna rock and The Burning Condors will be lucky if there is still a roof left on the building for them to tear off!

+ The Kilcawley Family:
A welcome return from our favourite Brother & Sister duo and anachronistic, Americana aficionados, The Kilcawley Family. These simmering, siblings have also been incredibly busy travelling the length and breadth of the country busking, gigging, wowing everyone from 'Ballooned up’ posh kids at obscure, boutique festivals, families day-tripping in Morecombe to record company executives in London. They now have management and representation since they last graced the Countrier Than Thou stage, as well as having been busy, beavering away in various recording studios up and down the country. They’re on fire at the moment with a brand new batch of songs and are nothing less than an Avant-Garde-Hillbilly phenomena. Theirs is an authentic, pre-war, Country sound with a Gothic edge in the vein of The Carter Family or Jimmy Rogers on a Bonnie & Clyde collision course with Vampira and The Adams Family with the best dress sense in town… All of this with rockets from both the crypt and the tombs up their collective jacksies!
Simply put we have missed them dearly and can’t wait to see them jump out of our 5th birthday cake with autoharp and acoustic guitars in hand!

+Bonanza & Son (ResonanceFM) DJ Set
Radio Presenters, DJs and Club night promoters playing the best as well as the most obscure examples of Americana and Country with a few oddities to twist your heads and special selections from our up-coming compilation mix ‘Gonzo-Country’!

Bonanza & Son will also be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure including a screening of Jim White's ’Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus’ from 2003 plus many more visual obscurities, ephemera & memorabilia.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 25th October 2012


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