Wednesday 10 November 2010

GIG LISTING: BREW's 3rd Birthday 10th Dec 2010 with Damo Suzuki, That F*cking Tank & Humanfly - Brudenell, Leeds

Friday 10th December 2010 - Brudenell, Leeds

Damo Suzuki,
That F*cking Tank

Doors 7.30pm // 6 pounds in advance

The Brudenell Social Club
33 Queens Road
Hyde Park
(0113 2752411)

Hi there, we are celebrating our 3rd birthday of daft rock concerts and record releases. Come on down, start a craze.

Friday 10th December - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds

Poster: Pete Murgatroyd

This man needs no introduction, but i'll do it regardless. I am over the moon to announce this:

Damo Suzuki:

Damo Suzuki is a singer probably best known for his membership in German krautrock group Can.

Suzuki spent the late 1960s wandering around Europe, often busking, during which time he would only have been a teenager.

When Malcolm Mooney left Can after recording their first album Monster Movie, Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit encountered Suzuki singing on a street in Munich, Germany whilst the two were sitting outside at a street café. They invited him to join the group, and he did, performing with them that evening.

Suzuki was with Can from 1970 to 1973, recording a number of well-regarded albums such as Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi. His freeform, often improvised lyrics, sung in no one particular language gelled with Can’s rolling, psychedelic sound.

Suzuki converted to the Jehovah’s Witness faith when he married his German girlfriend, who was also a Jehovah’s Witness, after the release of the album Future Days, and retired from music in 1974.

He returned to music in 1983, and currently leads what is known as Damo Suzuki’s Network - as he tours, he performs live improvisational music with various local musicians (so-called “Sound Carriers”) from around the world, thus building up a ‘network’ of musicians that he has and can collaborate with.

Sound Carrier’s for this special gig is non other than........

That F*cking Tank:

That Fucking Tank is a band that operates on DIY principles; booking gigs, recording records and making music in a way that contributes towards the creation of alternative spaces to the boring mechanisms of 'industry', and challenging the assumption that 'good' music has to be made 'professionally' (i.e as a job).

That Fucking Tank was formed in 2004 for a one-off performance by friends-since-school Andy Abbott and James Islip who met over an owl. Andy plays a specially tuned baritone guitar through guitar and bass amplifiers, James plays a minimal drum kit. Their novel name, energetic performances and manish volume saw them play all over Europe and the UK with brain-mangling regularity, sharing stages and tours with bands including Hella, Q and not U, Lungfish, Oxes, Unsane, Kid Commando, GI Joe, Chevreuil, Grabba Grabba Tape, Poltergroom, US Maple, Neptune, Whitehouse, AIDS Wolf, Vialka, Nervous Kid, Don Caballero, The Fucking Champs, Hoover and the like.


Musically, Humanfly is not constrained by genres of heavy music. Their ever expanding, Sabbath driven Floyd esq soundscapes builds their compositions from the ground up, making it as diverse and multi-layered as 3000 watts of orange amplification can create...and something that definitely needs to be experienced, or felt live.

Join the bands mailing list for a free download of ‘Stew for the Murder Minded’ here.

Tickets are only £6adv:

Direcly from us (no booking fee):
We Got Tickets:
Tickets also in Crash & Jumbo Records (Leeds).



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Tuesday 9 November 2010


Hello YGG

Shaun T Hunter aka Quiet Rebellion is staging a fundraising evening for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, ( but also for a very close friend of his Nigel Morris who has been a grass roots promoter for many years and only took a tiny commission from any band /act he booked. This being his only source of income, this felt like the least Shaun could do in putting together a night. Nigel is currently undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Shauns father died of Leukaemia aged 29 when Shaun was only 1, Lymphoma has also affected his father in law for the past 8 years. Cancer as a whole has also taken another 4 members of his family between 2004 - 2009, so all in all it's a cause close to his heart. Like many who have suffered this disease in all its treacherous forms.

All acts are kindly giving their time for free on the night, QUIET REBELLION, CHRIS MARTIN, WILL RICHARDS BAND, THE TROUBADORS, JADE HELLIWELL...are all doing songs by dylan and springsteen.

As ever entry is FREE, the venue is FAMILY FRIENDLY and we hope to start around 7:30pm. Please tell your friends. It should be a very special evening. Reply if you want a poster emailing to you.


Monday 1 November 2010

Raise Your Banners Events in November

Raise Your Banners have a couple of events planned for November - details below - the fundraiser is for our 2011 festival - be grateful if you could promote these on your sites. I've provided all the info but please just use what fits best.
Raise Your Banners Fundraising Concert
Friday 19 November
Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Road, Bradford, BD9 5BD
Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.45pm
Tickets £8/£6 (unwaged) on the door or reserve at or phone 07779 147005

We have a great night in store and all profits will go to help make RYB 2011 the best yet! As well as the music there will be a bar and tasty food available from the Chaat Cafe, so why not come early and get something to eat first.
The Hall Brothers Big Band are a six piece band with a huge amount of energy who headlined the Sunday concert at the 2009 Festival to great acclaim. They are still in absolutely top form and are bound to send the audience home with a huge smile on its collective face!
Poyzer's Homeworld Darren Poyzer has a truly unique energy and gift for orchestrating live performance, armed as he is with a seemingly endless delivery of uplifting stories and images of passion, conflict, and the human condition. For this event he has assembled a musical collective of rare talent who cannot fail to enthral.
Gary Kaye has graced the stage a number of times at RYB events and has made new friends at every appearance. Gary is known for his dynamic performance style and his delivery of 'No Pasaran' is a wonder to behold.
If you don’t live near Bradford but this concert sounds unmissable (which it is!) email us for an accommodation list. And while you’re here, you could visit the Bradford Peace and Crafts Fair which takes place the next day at Victoria Hall in Saltaire.
A flyer for the fundraiser is attached.

Songs for Peace at Bradford Cenotaph
Sunday 14 November at 1pm
Followed by a fun singers, musicians and listeners session from 2pm at the Bradford Irish Club in Rebecca Street.
Free vegetable soup and a roll available at the Irish Club. 
Tea and coffee for sale. 
Full range of drinks available at the bar.