Click on the link for Bugbear’s latest radio show and interview….with Ruts DC
Who are the British equivalent of Sly & Robbie? Our very own lovingly locked in home grown Riddim Twins? Segs and Ruffy from Ruts DC and The Ruts that’s who. Their summer surprise bomb of an ultra cool hit album Ruts DC Rhythm Collision 2 is in the shops now, which is handy as we’ve waited a long 30 plus years since Vol 1, and boy do we need some good British reggae this season.
Forget booking a cheap holiday in other people’s misery coz a barbecue summer is pretty much assured with this beauty of a record. Hear true gent, sometime Dexy and joyfully garrulous raconteur that is Ruts DC drummer Ruffy chat with Wig and Tone studio side. So, witty discourse plus an exchange of cool tunes, whether they be golden nuggets or newbie contenders. Ruffy also speaks sincerely and movingly about the demise of the late great Malcolm Owen, original Ruts front man and victim of the social and personal disaster that is heroin abuse. So don’t watch that watch this, only positive vibes may enter Bugbear.
We showcase some of the marvellous new talent hitting Buggerbear stages soon come too, such as Geeq and Fuzzy Vox in The Dublin Castle June 21st, or The Intercepteurs and Hector Bizerk same place June 28th…..and we look forward greatly to Peelite heroes and iconoclast post punk sensations of many a moon sharing a stage for the first time ever care of yer caring sharing Bugbears, that’ll be Spizz Energi and I, Ludicrous in the DC on July 13th. All linked up here on this site, so click away merrily and assure yerself of some cheap tickets while you can…
The Ruts DC show is still on the to do list so watch this space….and when you do drop by the Dublin don’t forget to order a pint of Gladness, the new lager like ale – or is that ale like lager?- brought to you by Growler Brewery and yes… Madness….you may have heard of them, the British ska pop sensation birthed in The Dublin Castle. How pucker is that? Madness’s own beer, debuting now in The DC. Pucker, Jamie, muchly pucker. In fact stick the new Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra album on the DC juke box and have yerself a pint, it’s a lovely day for it.