Yes chum, BLISS will be doing their thang between music segments and will have a protracted stint prior to the headline band. This has only been organized recently and so was confirmed after the posters were made. It's a shame we couldn't get BLISS on there, though knowing how our spelling works in TKOTRT it would probably come up as "LIBSS", he he.
TKOTRT will stick an announcement up here later tonight or tomorrow morning about it with some more particular details.
Since Mr Expressway didn't seem to be correcting the spelling, I decided to:
(though I was tempted to change it to [i:a6b9409ef0]God Talking Sole[/i:a6b9409ef0] too.)
sir gawain here again. this upcoming knight is gonna be a really happening time. i know a couple of people from the bete noires and they are top notch musicians. also we'll be giving some notice on the upcoming OMAC performance the knights are planning. more will be revealed if you come on thursday.
Yeo! Have to admit, this looks like a nice juicy lineup :-D
Hit into Marty yesterday HB. The first thing I said in the street to get his attention was a good loud "heeeee heeeeee", Michael Jackson style! He was saying youse might be down tonite. Would be good to re-unite the the HuggyB--FiddlerOnTheRoof--Ruairi--Alice--Marty crew for a beer and a bit of a "shamone mo fo "
:lol: im sure that grabbed his attention anyway! Aye sounds good, but the funds arent too hot at the minute unfortunately, especially with Deftones tickets being released themarra! But am gonna try and make it down anyway, yeo!
tis me agian. cant wait its only a very short while til my highlight of the week. imperial bleather do so rock and im looking forward to hearing them again. plus the betes noires and the rest of the poets that are usually there is all i need to end my thursdays on a high
Another Festival of Fun at the Pavilion! The place was rammed again; this week, as early on as about 9:30, there was a real hefty crowd in.
The walls were decked out in an intentionally minimalist style by legendary local artist "Bongo" John Macormic. Two huge abstract pieces dominated the room on the left wall (opposite the bar counter) and people were constantly seen standing in front of them with their eyes goggling as they entered the curious world of Bongo's imagination.
As for poetry, chief kudos has to go to Knights favourite Gerard McKeown, who got up and did a blinder of a set. In the wake of a mixed response to his performance last week, he was as on the ball as ever this time round and the crowd showed their admiration my screaming applause and smothering him with kisses...
Phat Bob also did an especially well-received poetry stint, and Brian Bailey made it down to show support, getting up to do a couple of equally well-received pieces. Camel's poem was outshone only by her skirt; it boasted an impressive image of a Hindu goddess and glimmered hypnotically in the stage-lights as she read.
One of the two [i:e27188de7d]God Talking Soul[/i:e27188de7d] musicians was unable to make it in the end, but the singer/guitarist who did play put across a good, solid set. Reminiscent of James Dean Bradfield from [i:e27188de7d]The Manic Street Preachers[/i:e27188de7d].
Knights favourites [i:e27188de7d]Imperial Blether[/i:e27188de7d] came back for their second gig with us, filling a gap that had been left by [i:e27188de7d]Angelfall's[/i:e27188de7d] unfortunate last-minute cancellation. This time they had a banner with them, which they hung next to TKOTRT's "Merlin" logo that customarily decks out the back of the stage. The group's impressive use of unusual rhythms, including reggae / ska influences, helps them stand apart from more conventional bands on the scene. Their emphasis on MELODY (as opposed to distortion& and what OAPs like to call "noise"/ a racket) enhances their listenability and general appeal.
The recently re-vamped [i:e27188de7d]Betes Noires[/i:e27188de7d] were bumped up to the prestigious headline slot after the original 'line band cancelled, and they rose to the occasion very well indeed. I would agree with the general feed-back from the several music-heads in the audience, who I got chatting with as regards the band's performance: new member Angie, on keys, vocals, tambourine, added the dimension of originality that the group greatly needed. The performance went down very well.
[i:e27188de7d]BLISS[/i:e27188de7d] were in da house to do some experimental electronica between the spoken word and other musical segments. They sat at a long table with computer equipment and created ambient, abstract music that seemed to me to match Bongo John's equally abstract art pieces very well. At first people thought the four guys huddled over their laptops were embroiled in a 4-player game of Super Mario Bros, but on closer inspection they were actually making some groovy tunes. At times they sampled bits from spoken segments performed earlier in the evening and played them back as a part of their performance.
[i:e27188de7d]Isis[/i:e27188de7d] was present and did some fine poi-dancing during the last band's set. Thanks also to TKOTRT buddy Speed Demon, who took excellent photos and made them available to the group.
Good on everyone who came down or helped out with our (k)night of deviant decadence,