Hot off the supercool Soho Radio studio production line…our Films n TV n Rock n Roll radio lozenge with guest Chris Charles..
The Shacklewell Arms Aug 15th
The Cesarians- “We are Wrong-rock, We are Odd-pop”… Yes, indeed you are….. arthouse Boheme with soul you might say..and legends of East London and beyond for some years now, The Cesarians never fail to satisfy on record and in the live arena. Doubtlessly accessible to fans of Cave, Waits and Cohen, yes..but the ‘twisted sounds of old style decadence’ exemplified by The Cesarians rethinks pre- punk, post- punk, cabaret and the more twisted corners of loungecore too… dark and deviant but always uplifting, revel and reel as brass and strings and keys swingingly, achingly compliment a deft and probing riddim section and all a fabulous foil for the on stage mercurial machinations of singer, seer, sartorial agitator Charlie Finke… as engaging and invigorating a night out as you could wish for. Hackney’s true hip heart.
With three hand picked superfine supports….Such as Snack Family- Buggerbear’s fave rave Beefheart and Morphine and Sonny Rollins informed baritone blues punk jazzer outfit, now augmented with groovy, crazy trashy keys and bleeps…a wonderful band who’ve been around a while but are just beginning to turn some of them hep heads… your head will never be the same again.
Plus! Jan Noble- former Monkey Island and indeed Cesarians percussionist Jan Noble delivers brain buffeting Britnik poetry- recently performed as music in excellent accord with The Cesarians’ Justine Armitage.…if you dig Ted Hughes, Jack Kerouac or Mark E Smith you’ll like Mr Jan’s work, he delivers it really well with a flavoursome tenor cum baritone, knowingly aloof and with tippertop enunciation too- reminding you that poetry SHOULD be heard….
And! Retoryka- Jacques Caramac has kicked the Sweet Generation into touch…so this be Retoryka.. A psychedelic shoegaze affair with layered guitar FX, off kilter and esoteric, but always a tip top tune to hum as we know from Jacques C etc… fab guitar sounds here. Also embraces some classic ’60s Sugartown style pop…‘Sunday Morning’ is never far from your thoughts… top tunes. Top night out…
And here’s some brilliant radio, Reel Rebels Radio indeed – Another groovy jaunt around the purgatory of pop with Ted and Tone…music of distinction for those of recent extinction… not Jerry Lee and his dawgie though, they be wiggling it around in one spot for years yet we trust…