Dirty Water Club this Saturday 18 October @ The Shacklewell Arms
LOS BENGALA is a band that you'll be talking about for a long time afterwards; they recently won a national battle of the bands competition in Spain. This duo from the north east of Spain is what happens if two musicians allow themselves to act out the most primitive and basic side of their psyche. Only two instruments and voices. Rhythm and machetes. Feral, feline garage punk! Their ambidextrous drummer Borja has to be seen to be believed, he is astonishingly talented.
STIV CANTARELLI & THE SILENT STRANGERS come from Florence, Italy, to play the blues. Not your old, boring, same old white boy blues, though. This is post-millennial blues. Stooges style sax and barrelhouse piano, against a wall of feedback and unearthly static, with echoes of Gallon Drunk or The Scientists.
THE MOBBS play a Wilko Johnson infused Billy Childish explosion, with a rocket full of ideas inspired by the bands on Dirty Water Records, with an arsenal of influences from the monotones of 1960s British beat to a full on undertone of funked-up rhythm & blues.
Plus your co-host Dirty PJ, and guest DJ Mojo Jojo on the decks from 8 until 3.
All for the princely sum of six British pounds from http://www.tinyurl.com/DirtyWaterTickets.
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit ‘Dirty Water’ which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts. Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers (from the Cramps), The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, The Von Bondies, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 188.8.131.52's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original 60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage. Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.