The Session: Great gigs
January 15, 2009
The great gigs just keep on coming from the Club Velocity camp. www.velocityrecordings.com
This Saturday, head to the Rising Sun arts centre in Silver Street to see three promising bands from Reading and beyond.
Reading band Hunting The Shy will be playing only their fifth gig and is one for the fans of Grandaddy, Spacemen 3, Velvets, Codeine and Mercury Rev.
The story goes that they have been perfecting their sound in their bedroom for six years before they took it to the live stage.
Sly And The Family Drone have the best band name of 2009 (so far) and produce white noise created from audio tapes played backwards. A move away from guitar-driven bands to say the least.
It’s fair to say they have to be heard to be believed.
Peerless Pirates sound like a sea shanty and this will be only their fourth gig.
Club Velocity’s Sid Siddle discovered them via MySpace and says they could well become one of his favourite bands.
Tickets are £5 on the door and doors open at 8pm.
Check out the bands here:
Monkeysuit Music promoters, who host a monthly night at the Oakford Social Club, are looking for music fans to help out with an expanding concert portfolio.
If you’re interested in starting out in the music industry and love going to gigs, then get in touch via www.myspace.com/monkeysuitmusic.
The promoters are looking for a dedicated street team to help spread the word.
This Friday, Bracknell band You Burn First will play their last ever gig.
They’ll be playing the Wilde Theatre at Bracknell’s South Hill Park arts centre, saying they want to leave the gigging scene “with a bang”.
Reading’s electro bleep merchants Midi Midis have uploaded a live video of their Kilburn gig. Head to www.myspace.com/midimidis.
And sticking with Midi Midis news, the Reading band are playing a prestigious London gig with Eddy Temple Morris’s band Losers as well as Doll and the Kicks, who are touring with Morrissey later this year.
Midi Midis are playing the Proud Galleries on Thursday, February 5.
Reading band DissolvedIn are out on the road again across Europe this month, and have created DITV, a video diary of life on the tour bus, which breaks down in Belgium. Check out www.myspace.com/dissolvedin.