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Saturday 21st July
Aatma, Manchester
Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls)
There’s No Bones In Ice Cream. Q And A With Julie Hamill Plus Adventures Of Salvador/ILL
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“Don’t Live Life Worrying About it. Just T Rex The Shit Out Of It.” The New York Dolls were called many things; glam, proto-punk, hard rock, but are probably best understood as a “dirty rock & roll” band. Combining an aggressively androgynous style with street smart New York attitude and campy humour, the New York Dolls ushered in the era of CBGBs, heroin chic, loud guitars and referential lyrics which gave rise to Patti Smith, The Ramones, Television and many more. Fans of the band range from Guns N’ Roses to Morrissey, who organised the reformation of the band when he curated Meltdown festival in 2004. Sylvain Sylvain was there from the start, and There’s No Bones in Ice Cream is his story. Taking in his early life in New York, the rise, fall and rise again of the New York Dolls, and all his misadventures between, There’s No Bones in Ice Cream is the true story of one of rock’s greatest, told in his own authentic voice. More prosaic observations followed, such as the infamous whispering Bob a job Harris sneering ‘Mock rock’, but a hundred nascent punks broke their E.L.P LPs over their knees and eagerly awaited punk rock. With wonderful projections of photographs from Syl’s personal archive, a Q and A by writer by Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club dynamo Julie Hamill (Moz Army, 15 Minutes With You, Frank, Sabotage Times) and a whole set of Syl’s sensational sound today alongside the stories. Not to be missed for all Jet Boys and Jet Girls. With thanks to Black Dog Muzik. Plus wonderfulsupport acts Adventures Of Salvador (wry and raucous punk /garage/surf combo with sass, twang and tood) and ILL (Horror glam exponents of riot grrll twenty eighteen style and outta Manchester too.. possibly the spiritual heirs to The Slits)

Saturday 21st July
The Dublin Castle, London
Spizzology /Nuffin/Lover/Jakobi
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The 40th anniversary Spizz Oil party may have been put on ice what with guitarist Pete Petrol being stuck in the Antipodes but never fear as SpizzEnergi guitarist Luca is on hand to play the Spizz greats with the man himself. From those wonderfully stark early records we know and love, post punk essentials on the road to the multi faceted Spizz machine, to later Spizz punky pop classics via some choice covers. This is the Spizz Dublin Castle Summer Party #2. Add the wonderful Nuffin to proceedings and here them in conversation with Bugbear at Soho Radio by clicking on the image above…

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that’ll be yer man Spizz himself and Nuffin guitarist Brian Damage shortly after enjoying a little refreshment in one of London’s numerous fine hostelries….The Nuffin story is sumfin else….. On 3rd August 1977, Nuffin turned up at the legendary Roxy Club to play ‘Audition Night’, only to find that Janet Street-Porter and a TV crew had taken over. Luckily, they were looking for an ‘undiscovered’ band as a counterpoint to all of the hype around at the time. And so a brief snap-shot of the the four Caterham teenagers, strutting their stuff and sharing their take on life, was captured for posterity. First band to feature 13 year old drummer Dee Generate too, poached by Eater who were all of 15 at the time. A mere forty years later (40th anniversaries all round) they’ve just completed their debut album ‘Crowd Control’, what a wonderful thing what with their charming irreverent old school punk pop played clean and fast just like back in the day. Also tonite… Lover and their soul inflected new new wave uber pop with punk nous and opening up, Jakobi, dissonant compelling stuff.



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