Tuesday, January 29, 2013

This weeks Bonanza & Son

Howdy Folks,
Hope you’re happy and 2013 is treating ya well…

It’s another busy week ahead for Bonanza & Son, firstly tonight, Monday 28th January, Bonanza & Son are guest DJs at our very good friends 'The Country Soul Sessions' at Nambucca in Holloway. On the bill are The Snakeoil Rattlers with their Rootsy, Steve Earle inspired Americana, Plus Spring Park Motel and house band The Darkwood…
Doors at 8pm, £3 entry, Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road, London, N7.

Then on Wednesday 30th it’s our weekly radio show Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM, alas our scheduled live session with Kelly Jo Phelps has been cancelled as well as his entire European tour due to ill health. We hope Kelly gets well soon. Be sure we will reschedule the session asap. In the meantime expect the best of the current new Americana releases + our usual featurettes 'Country-Birthdays' & 'Celluloid Country' where we look at a movie which features Americana significantly it’s soundtrack + our latest vintage, vinyl finds! ...
Tune in on 104.4FM in London or online www.resonancefm.com at 4:30pm.

Also on Wednesday evening it’s our Music Pub quiz at The Hanbury Arms in Islington... Expect varied rounds; some easy, some not so easy including: 'Guess the album cover?•Who Am I?•5 second intro-name that tune?•My real name is?•Song lyrics? Plus lots more all for a £2 Entry, winning team takes all, 2nd Prize a round of drinks, 3rd Prize a bag of crisps each! 7:30pm-10:30pm…
@ The Hanbury Arms, 33 Linton Street, Islington, N1 7DU.

Then on Thursday it’s our monthly club night ‘Countrier Than Thou’ (details below)…

We really hope to see thee all at one or all of the above events… Have a great week folks.

Thursday 31st January 2013

'Countrier Than Thou’ @ The Lock Tavern
Country•Americana•Rock ’n’ Roll

Live acts:
From the deepest, darkest swamplands of the Fen lands comes a crazy, five-piece Hell-Billy, Grunge-Country Band with Punk-Rock Attitude … These guys n gals are the nearest a UK band could possibly get to authentic Americana both in music and attitude as they live in the country, work in the country, play in the country; drive pick-up trucks, eat what they catch and if it’s broke they’ll mend it themselves. They even turn up to gigs in a huge American truck so it’s no surprise that when it comes to music they play Country in the Outlaw tradition ie Country with attitude having been brought up on a diet of The Sex pistols, Black Sabbath, Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams… It’s also not surprising then, that their particular take on Americana has a dirty, edgy twist – think Johnny Clash therefore!

Oh Gunquit!:
The hottest, London property worth viewing at the moment and you won’t find any Cowboy estate agents in tow!…
… These guys n gals have been variously described as Blitz Bop, Exotica, authentic Garage Punk, Rumble-Surf-Trash and much more that doesn’t really do them justice… Here at ‘Bonanza & Son’ we like to think of them as Country’s extended Family under the influence of the most intoxicating elements of seven decades of Rock ’n Roll. If Tarantino still had his finger on the pulse he wouldn’t hesitate to get these guys to perform the complete soundtrack of his next movie… Think Cramps, Link Wray, The Slits, Gun Club, Riot Grrrl Versus Girl Power, Eddy Cochran, B52’s, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Bo Diddley etc…

This is a band who cite influences and interests as 'road trips to nowhere, using Sharpies inappropriately, revenge, Exotic Bird Calls, Kiss Cider, Twisting Championships, Sambrooks Ale, Razor Totin Jim, Flaggelation, Exotica, Voodoo, Bitches Brew, Abenaki Indians, Flashing, Making Outfits, Gaffa Tape and tenacity amongst many other things… You better get ready for a world of intrigue and adventure… Oh and be warned, they ‘Flip the top UP!

+ Guest DJ…
’Rob ‘Space-Hips' Morgan:
Finger on the pulse music afficionado and our favourite blogger as well as one half of ace Podcasters ‘If There Is Hell Below We’re All Gonna Go’ and long-running, club-night promoter/DJ at ‘Cassette Player’, Rob ’Space-Hips’ Morgan, brings his trusty box of dusty vinyl and truly, Cosmic, American Music to this months ‘Countrier Than Thou’…
… What you need to remember folks is this is a Renaissance man who made it his New Years Resolution to ‘Buy more vinyl, go to more gigs and drink more beer’… We’ll do our best to match him record for record, gig for gig and beer for beer… A worthy cause we think and definitely Country-Rockin’!

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

Bonanza & Son will, as usual, be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure including a screening of Walter Hill’s Epic, Neo-Revisionist Western ‘Broken Trail’ from 2006 starring Robert Duvall.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 31st January 2013

Bonanza & Son’s 'Countrier Than Thou' club night (The last Thursday of every month) now in its 6th year has built on its success by continually presenting the best in Country, Blues, Americana and Roots music at the Lock Tavern from way back in the days when Country was a dirty word round these parts and Americana was thought by most 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 4:30pm
(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’

Bonanza & Son have a Facebook ‘PAGE' for all events:

We also have a blog with lots more interesting and obscure music, videos, facts and info that you might like to explore:

Bonanza & Son Promotions & club nights include:
Countrier Than Thou’ @ The Lock Tavern
’The Gaslight Club’ @ Filthy MacNasties
'The Cosmic Film Club' @ The New Rose
‘The Film Set’ @ The Defectors Weld.
'The Country Soul Bonanza & Son Revue' @ Nambucca

Bonanza & Son also regulary DJ at all of the above venues plus The Lauriston in Hackney, Aces & Eights in Tufnell Park,
The Three Crowns in Stoke Newington, The Defectors Weld in Shepherds Bush + many more...

For all future events please go to

Bonanza & Son Music & Promotions
Promoters, Radio Presenters & DJs
Bonanza & Son on Resonance104.4FM
Wednesdays 4:30pm (Sunday repeat 11am)


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