Ordinary Days Presents:
[size=18:ca01a06a8c]MI AMI (SAN FRANCISCO, TOUCH AND GO RECORDS)
+ Cheap Thrill DJs[/size:ca01a06a8c]
THE MENAGERIE BAR
FRIDAY 8TH MAY
9PM - LATE. £6
Quarterstick Records, [b:ca01a06a8c]Touch and Go[/b:ca01a06a8c]'s partner label for the last 17-plus years, is pleased to welcome San Francisco-based drum punk trio Mi Ami to the folds. Featuring two key members of Dischord's hyper-percussive [b:ca01a06a8c]Black Eyes[/b:ca01a06a8c] (Daniel Martin-McCormick on vocals and guitar, and Jacob Long on bass) as well as Damon Palermo on drums, Mi Ami builds on the promise of Black Eyes' spastic energy and renowned live performances, but steers it into a more focused, volatile, and personal direction.
"Welcome to Mi Ami — where the only hint of tropical exposure is the stifling humidity of an all-night dance party. Here in Mi Ami, there are no arced palms, hungry crocs, or pesky tourists getting in the way of all the sheer nastiness shaking and stirring about. Within its pulsating realm — a world-beat machine of tireless, congalike aerobics — delayed and jangly guitars, dirty bass, and skronky electronics fill the dank atmosphere as sticky, gyrating bodies press up against one another and ripple to and fro. The sweat beads will probably sting your eyeballs, and you might even collapse from near exhaustion, but perhaps that’ll just indicate that your body is kicking into overdrive. At least you’ll know the noisesome dub punkers of San Francisco’s Mi Ami have put a dent in your psyche."
mp3: [url=http://www.touchandgorecords.com/media/4091.mp]New Guitar[/url]
Barry Cullen releases audio and video work under the name BEW (Barry’s Electric Workshop). Part of the Dodgy Stereo collective, Barry blends sounds and images from old junk with hi-fi sounds and graphics, trying to find a balance between creating something new and making it fit along with something recycled.
Formed in 2002, Glissando create breathtaking soundscapes with piano and guitar. Add to that the beautiful haunting vocals of Elly May Irving and something quite wonderous is formed before your very ears. The ambient and experimental sounds bring to mind the likes of Low, Rachel’s, Gregor Samsa, Bat For Lashes, Stars of the Lid and Cocteau Twins.
wicked. this day next next week. can't wait.
11.40: Mi Ami
Cheap Thrill DJs until 1.30am
BEW + Friends.
Extra players for a few songs.
Bonus saxophone and bass.
Excellent, really looking forward to tonight's gig, especially as I finally get to see/hear BEW live for the first time. Not particularly looking forward to an early start in the morning though [img:837da925a5]http://forums.slizone.com/style_emoticons/slizone/yawn.gif[/img:837da925a5]
oh yesh, let this one creep up on me
this was AWESOME.
BEW had some sweet beats and Mi Ami just blew me away
belfast dancers got mad skillz
yiss, totally killer.
mi ami were super loud!
So impressed with the BEW set - roll on next time.
\my ears are still ringing - menagerie is going to make me deaf.
Mi Ami were fantastic - its so simple but so spot on. Couldnt help but dance like a maniac. WONDERFUL STUFF.
I enjoyed all three bands - pity there was so much noise when Glissando was on though. Great to hear BEW at long last, I wasn't disappointed. Mi Ami was tremendously loud, that Daniel's got some pipes on him. Great night.
dang, would like to have been there but seen some pretty good bands anyway...