Saturday, July 13, 2013

‘Dead Stars, Shining Lights’.

Here is the second in a new series of posters for ‘Countrier Than Thou’ entitled ‘Dead Stars, Shining Lights’.

The theme of the poster series centres around and pays homage to dead Country & Rock ’n’ Roll artists of the past and will act as source material for a larger series of more elaborate oil paintings to be exhibited at some time in the not to distant future.

The first poster featured Townes Van Zandt as we had Turnstile Junkpile playing live. This time we thought it only fitting to have the Burger King himself Elvis bearing in mind we have Cheeseburger playing live.

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present

'Countrier Than Thou’

@ The Lock Tavern
Thursday 25th July 2013

Live acts:

A very welcome return to Bonanza & Son's favourite perverted purveyours of the most off-kilter and skewed Country songs this side of a David Lynch or Roberto Rodriguez movie. Cheeseburger portray filthy, Gothic-Country Noir tales that sound like they were recited to Johnny Cash by Link Wray whilst both struggle to beat the devil on a seven-day bender with a near-death Elvis!

A rag-taggle but nonetheless sterling line-up of musicians including the guitar maestro Garry of legendary vintage, Psychobilly band The Long Tall Texans, Cheeseburger are at once shambolic, beautifully tatty, bittersweet, slow and fast with the most twisted and awkward, lo-fi soundtracks from the greatest Westerns you've never seen and with mountains of songs about love 'n' hate, guilt ’n’ redemption, questions unanswered, memories ’n' loss.

These guys may possibly be the oddest but greatest band you ever see on The Lock Tavern stage. Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce you to your new favourite band!

+ Dylan Walshe (SINGLE LAUNCH):
Bonanza & Son are more than proud to be hosting the single launch for Ireland’s most essential, rising Son Dylan Walshe and his, quite frankly, epic single ‘Blind Is Blind’ which has just been released on ltd edition, coloured vinyl by the ace German label Squoodge Records.

Dylan Walshe is a genuine talent stranded on a desert island of quality but refusing to be rescued by the ships of fools who endlessly sail around his Island of hidden treasure… He’s now laid solid foundations away from the sand and bit by bit he’s constructing his own castle. In a broad, Dublin brogue he sings loudly and proudly and rightly so’…

He’s on fire at the moment having recently had support slots with Josh Rouse plus an extensive tour of Ireland, The Muddy Roots Festival and upcoming dates in Berlin.

Dylan Walshe’s return to the Bonanza & Son stage is always more overdue than our unreturned, technically stolen library copies of Bob Dylan’s ‘Chronicles’ and Pete Seeger’s ‘Rise-Up Singing Folk Handbook’ from Islington Libraries and Museums!..
Add that to the alchemical process and it is also a more welcome return than even Vashti Bunyan’s after her 35 year hiatus between debut and sophomore Lps and you just might also be getting our Pacific Drift! ..Bonanza & Son’s favourite, tenacious, traveling, troubadour from the Emerald Isle will not disappoint!

+Bonanza & Son (ResonanceFM) DJ Set:
Radio Presenters, DJs and Club night promoters playing traditional as well as the most cutting edge examples of Americana and Country with a few oddities to twist your heads.

Bonanza & Son will be screening rare, cinematic, Americana curios for your visual stimulation and pleasure. We will be screening Sydney Pollacks ’The Electric Horseman’ from 1979 starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Willie Nelson... Also expect Acid Westerns, Revisionist Americana and Spaghetti Westerns.

+ Guest dj
Electric Saddle
The ‘Saddle’ was here last month and we enjoyed his set so much we couldn’t wait more than a month to have him back after-all he is a big fan of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard amongst many others so expect the best Honky-Tonk and Outlaw Country around.

@ The Lock Tavern,
35 Chalk Farm Road,
Free Entry
Thursday 25th July 2013


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