Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Rock'n'Roll Circus at Jammmmmmmm

Tomorrow evening, Thursday March 25th, "a little orchestra" will be performing Michael Nyman's 'Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds' at around about eight pm, to kick off the following exciting event ....
HDIF Presents
Thursday 25th March
The Loves/The Mai 68s/King And The Olive Fields/Funsize Lions
Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, SW9 6LH, 7.30pm, FREE admission

Tonight features the world debut of The Loves' Rock'N'Roll Circus! A night of olympian wonders! Vaulting and unequalled somersaults! Dancing girls! Mime! Comedy! Theatrical performances to boggle both the mind and the eye. Plus musical turns from The Loves, The Mai 68s, King And The Olive Fields, and Funsize Lions. All under the watchful eye of ringmaster Simon Love, who will be the compere for the entire evening. We're making him wear a top hat.

The Loves
Legendary psych-pop collective from Cardiff, who fuse Nuggets-style garage pop, bubblegum fuzz, sugar sweet indiepop, and hand-clapping, hip-shaking rock'n'roll. Favourites of Marc Riley and John Peel, for whom they recorded four sessions, including one live at Peel Acres, the band are fronted by Simon Love, whose "did-he-really-just-say-that?" style of stagecraft is entertainment itself.

The Mai 68s
Noise! Revolutionary chic! A stand up drummer! If Laetitia Sadier had fronted early Jesus And Mary Chain, they may have sounded a little like this Leicester foursome - ear-splitting yet full of poise, chaotic yet cool.

King And The Olive Fields
Philip Serfaty and a rotating cast of friends play swoonsome, literate indie pop festooned with ukuleles, cellos, banjos and the like. For fans of early Magnetic Fields, The Wave Pictures and Herman Dune.

Funsize Lions
Influenced by the B52s, Stereo Total and Le Tigre, Funsize Lions perform crystalline keening electropop sounds, songs that yelp and yammer over the downdraft, songs for dark mornings and airport terminals everywhere... for ever. They feature China Carolina, who is Piney Gir's naughty cousin.

And here's the info for the other performers on the night:

* A Little Orchestra. Led by Monster Bobby of Pipettes-fame, this 12-strong orchestra will open the show.
* Lucienne Cole. Performance artist Lucienne Cole will perform "Dance To The Music", in which she tapdances to "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now".
* Mr Solo's Projector Of Graphical Wonderment. Mr Solo, of David Devant And His Spirit Wife, will be doing something or other with his projector of graphical wonderment. We're not entirely sure what this is, or what he plans to do with it.
* Matt Kaufman. The actor and performance artist Matt Kaufman will be our resident mime for the evening.
* DRA Dance Collective. The London based Contemporary Dance company will perform before The Loves close the show.

DJs: Tamla Tim and Phoenix Phil (Pop Art)

Doors 7.30pm
Funsize Lions 8pm-8.30pm
King And The Olive Fields 8.45pm-9.15pm
The Mai 68s 9.30pm-10pm
The Loves 10.15pm-11pm

Last Northern line tube northbound from Oval: 00.22
Last Victoria line tube northbound from Brixton: 00.26

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