Wednesday, January 5, 2011
'See you at the re-scheduled party, Richter!'
The Richter Collective Christmas party fell victim to the weather, but it's been rescheduled (a post-Christmas party now) for January 14th at The Button Factory. It features the stonking bill of BATS, Not Squares, Herv, Enemies, Jogging, Logikparty and The Continuous Battle Of Order. Speaking of Logikparty, they recently made an outtake from the High Risk Narcissist sessions available for free download:
This week sees a couple of big 'uns: Popicalia #5 takes place in Shebeen Chic this Friday night with sets from Pantone247, We Are Losers and Hello Moon.
Really loved the lo-fi Wavves vibes of the We Are Losers EP from last year, especially the closing track which is outstanding.
On the same night, Joker will be bringing his dazzling purple sound to the Twisted Pepper, with assistance from MC Nomad and support from Weapon Of Choice and Cloyment. The producer recently signed to Universal after a string of excellent 12" releases in the last few years. He has been working on a debut LP, with a possible release date early in the year.
He also provided a stunning mix for Mary Anne Hobbs last year, the Ghetto Clang mix, which you can download from here: http://core.thomaslaupstad.com/mary-anne-hobbs-experimental-2010-08-19-dj-joker-ghetto-clang-guest-mix/
On January 15th, And So I Watch You From Afar, Codes, Dark Room Notes and Le Galaxie will join forces for a gig in The Button Factory in support of Amnesty International Ireland and See Change. It's part of First Fortnight, an arts-based mental health awareness project that runs in the first two weeks of every year. Quite a varied line-up; And So I Watch You From Afar were in fine form when i saw them in Roisin Dubh on New Year's Eve-eve. Recent track 'Straight Through The Sun' is a bit of a departure for them too:
And So I Watch You From Afar - Straight Through The Sun by Soundsgoodtometoo
Owensie recently signed to the very excellent label Out On A Limb Records, who will be releasing his debut album Aliens on February 4th. You can stream it right now, however: just head over to Nialler9: http://www.nialler9.com/2010/12/irish/stream-owensie-aliens/. The album launch takes place on 21st January in La Catedral Studios, Dublin, with support from Amber Wilson and Eoin Whitfield.