So it’s two weeks till our favourite festival and now that the line up is confirmed its time to start getting excited. Here’s why :-
FRIDAY – APPAT/CLOAKS/DRUMCUNT/MIKE WATT/PART CHIMP/SCORN/SCOTCH EGG/SECRET CHIEFS 3/SLABDRAGGER/
SATURDAY – AGATHE MAX/ALEXANDER TUCKER/ANTILLES/BACKWARDS/BARDO POND/BERG SANS NIPPLE/ELECTRIC WIZARD/KLAUS KINSKI/KOGUMAZA/LUCKY DRAGONS/MONARCH/MUTE SYNTH/NATHAN BELL/ORTHODOX/PHAROAH OVERLORD/SKULL DEFEKTS/TEETH OF THE SEA/WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM/ZOMBI/
SUNDAY – ALVA NOTO/ASTRO/BARN OWL/BYETONE/CIRCLE/CUT HANDS/DRUNK IN HELL/DRUM EYES/ENVY/ETERNAL TAPESTRY/FIRE!/ICONACLASS/JEFR CANTU LEDESMA/MODULATE/ORE/PEKKO KAPPI/SELFLESS/SILVER APPLES/TONY CONRAD/TURBONEGRO/WHITE HILLS/
So not only am I finally getting to see Secret Chiefs 3 but I get to catch Scotch Egg, Barn Owl and the amazing Silver Apples. I only just got the Silver Apples album but it is an absolutely extraordinary thing and I am tremendously excited not only at the prospect of seeing the Simeon in action, but at unleashing some spasticated hippy dance moves in their general direction.
It’s not just bands remember and there are films and exhibitions aplenty and “the film programme will include; $100 Dollars And A T Shirt, Suspiria, Karp Lives: Kill All Red Neck Pricks, Man With A Video Camera, Still Before (Oxbow on the road), Blood Sweat and Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century, Fonal Records shorts and more…
Art exhibitions include; Conny Prantera, Herman Inclusus, Birmingham Zine Festival and there will be a talk with William Bennett of Cut Hands/Whitehouse/Vice Guide to Liberia also.”
As if that wasn’t enough, there are also some kids gigs too so I intend to indoctrinate my sprog into the world of experimental electronics and also embarrass the crap out of her by stage diving into a bunch of six year olds.
As you might have gathered from this, I will be there for the whole time so if you see me come and say hello. If I look at you blankly just tell me you lent me some money once and I’ll feign being pleased to see you.