Joined: 22 Feb 2006
Location: Cymru or if you don't understand that - Wales.
Saturday night saw us head off to Manchester once again, to the new venue for the BFTG gigs put on by Mr Liam Revenge!...it's in a seedy part of town btw, that emporium of eveyrthing Rockin' ..... Rockers is yards away, as are some sex shops ....
The venue itself is up stairs, lots of stairs & is a decent size, the sound is prett good too, better than at the old venue Satan's Hollow!.
First up were Sheffield's Epileptic Hillbillies....which is what you get when you have 3 members of the Oxley clan in a band!!! & they were FUCKIN' EXCELLENT , playing a mixture of Rockin' garage style tracks....and they're a good laugh too, one to watch!.
South Wales's Graveyard Johnnys were next complete with stand in guitarist, a few technical difficulties & Joe being a bit erm....DRUNK made for an entertaining set, a damn good band who deserve to go far.
The Silver Shine treated us to a set of powerful, Punk tinged Psychobilly next, a hard edged attack from Eastern Europe....the bassist...she looked about 12 & was only about knee height to me , but fuck me!....she can play, so glad I caught them this time around,really good musicians,love to play to the crowd.
The curse of The Hangmen struck next with a fucked up bass!!!!!,that man Firewalker is CURSED I tell you!, it's what makes him the angriest man in Psychobilly!, the CURSE works well for the crowd 'cause it brings out even more bile & anger in the band which led to a high octane,nitrous charged set of fast,nasty,hard, angry Punk Psychobilly....fuckin' great band & imo THE MOST UNDER RATED BAND ON THE SCENE!!!!!!!!!
A good night out, 4 good bands.....NOT BAD FOR A GIG THAT WAS APPARENTLY CANCELLED ..... I don't know the ins & outs of the rumour, but to those who started it...... LEAVE YOUR PERSONAL PROBLEMS AT HOME,KEEP THEM OUT OF THE SCENE, IT'LL ONLY HURT THE SCENE,THE BANDS,THE FANS....... IT'S A SMALL SCENE & CHILDISH INFIGHTING WILL ONLY RUIN IT.
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Sounds like a great night, line up was a belter...Having caught Epeletic hillbillies a fortnight ago up our neck o the woods i agree they are a great band!!! Off to see Silver shine tonight in toon.....cant wait..i hope they get a decent turn out being a monday etc.....
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Joined: 26 Feb 2008
Location: Cape Town
thank you for the kind words Mr Hughes
couldn't agree more with pretty much everything you've said -
Epileptic Hillbillys were awesome, especially to say they've only been together for 3 months!
GYJ were spot-on, as always, and the stand-in geetarist Dobber was a great addition. Let's hope he makes it permanent cos he's one talented fucker!
Silvershine were not really to my taste, but fuck ME that girl can play! I have never felt so immasculated in my life!!
The Hangmen were, as always, nothing short of awesome. They really are the most under-rated band in the scene, and saturday night's performance illustrated that. They seemed to be even more fired up and hateful than ever, and played an absolutely blistering set
From a promoter's perspective, it was a quality night - the bands were fantastic and easy to work with, the audience was great (50-60 payers), and the atmosphere was top. Gullivers, besides them FUCKING stairs, is turning into a quality venue - the owners are great and really enthusiastic, and the venue is perfect for BFTG!
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