[size=18:391a06ba72][b:391a06ba72]Unluckiest/Luckiest* band in Belfast to play UITA 70th Show (*delete as seen fit)[/b:391a06ba72][/size:391a06ba72]
If you have been loitering around any of Belfast's finest establishments in the last month, chances are you have been involved in a discussion regarding the struggles of one of Northern Ireland's best bands, LaFaro. After a show in Derry frontman Jonny Black had his car stolen, containing equipment worth around £6000.
"Ah", you might say, "they won't be playing for a while now." But alas, how wrong you are. This deadly lethal quartet has failed to cancel a single show and have soldiered on despite their ordeal. But on the brighter side, the band received the esteemed title of 'The Best Song of AU's Lifetime" in a poll run through AU magazine with the crowd-pleaser 'Tupenny Nudger'. How bittersweet. Even without instruments this band has the ability to rock you to your very core.
And what better way to show your support than join them at the 70th Up In The Attic show to be held in Auntie Annies on Tuesday 4th November at 9pm.
Also on the bill will be A Plastic Rose, an audacious blend of early era Biffy Clyro and the reigning season of Jimmy Eat World. Filled with attitude and enthralling hooks, this band is a must-see, mainly to see what they plan on slapping you with next. And opening the celebrations will be the metal mobsters, Nocturn, complete with big choruses and distinctly Northern Irish dark rock traits running through what promises to be an undoubtedly destructive set list.
The 70th Up In The Attic will not only be a showcase of the dark side of Northern Ireland's music scene but also a celebration of a long-running club night that shows no signs of running out of steam anytime soon.
Admission is £5 on the door and includes a free CD featuring tracks from bands that have played the club recently including the aforementioned A Plastic Rose as well as Strait Laces, Heliopause, Gentry Morris, Captain Kennedy and Cardigan Drive.
[quote:b5f42be714="jenniemcc"] And opening the celebrations will be the metal mobsters, Nocturn, complete with big choruses and distinctly Northern Irish dark rock traits running through what promises to be an undoubtedly destructive set list.
We've never sounded so good in writing :D
Cant wait for this, its been too long since ive seen LaFaro and im genuinely excited to be playing on the same bill as them! (Doing real sets anyway, the Nevermind Revisited thing didn't count!)
I am super excited for this!! :) Should be a great night.
Any idea of stage times yet?
[also, if you cant wait for your dose of LaFaro goodness, head to McHughs tonight!!] -sorry for the highjack Jen, its for a good cause!! ;)
If all goes to plan*, I'd guess...
10:15 A Plastic Rose
UITA Vol 7 CD is looking pretty good by the way :)
(free on the door)
Feat. tracks from- LaFaro, A Plastic Rose, Gentry Morris, Captain Kennedy, Strait Laces, Captain Cameron, Heliopause, Never Close and Cardigan Drive.
Think I'll head up to this!
..and sneak out after a plastic Rose so i dinnae miss the last bus home :-)
This is tonight people....
Should be a belter- Jen knows how to throw a partaaay.
Although LaFaro does not endorse the last bus home.
LaFaro are worth the price of a late night taxi. (Or, in my case, a 50-mile round trip in the car.)
Ur a gentleman. U must be deaf by now tho...
Bring smiles, earplugs and money for the new EP. Still some copies left but they are selling like hot cakes made of noise and this is a LTD edition folks. Lethal.
That's brutal about the gear, still it's good to see people rallying around to help a band in need.
Awesome poster by the way!
LaFaro are not to be missed. I'll give u a lift home.
[quote:96b27028e2="mynameisdave"]Ur a gentleman. U must be deaf by now tho...[/quote:96b27028e2]At least Johnny will be working the dials for this one and I'll be able to relax and enjoy the show.
Lucky man. We'll try to be gentle tonite.
Who am I kidding?! Balls to the wall!
Its gonna be a good un, I can feel it in me bones...
who needs ear drums?
crank it up to 11 and let's freaking party
just got the uita cds back and they look AWESOME!
get down early for your free copy (feat. lafaro - leningrad btw!)
LaFaro In Fascist Salute Shock!
Photos on line at [url]http://www.annaghvarn.plus.com/GigPix/LaFaro/[/url]
I only had my wee camera out so they're all a bit snapshotty.
This was a cracking night, thanks to Mike and Jen for the chance to play, and to LaFaro and A Plastic Rose for being ridiculously sound blokes and great bands to play with!