1. avatar thebatgranny
    Whatever happened to Poultice? What about Fine American Blend? Ninebar International? Peppermoth? I've been thinking about older unsigned bands and what happened to them. Normally when I want to find out something about a band I'm straight over to wikipedia, but obviously wikipedia wouldn't allow info on the minutiae of unsigned Belfast bands so I was thinking that it would be great to start up a wiki solely dedicated to NI (or even Irish) unsigned bands.

    I remember years ago a guy from RiffMaster General had a similar thing, like a rock family tree of NI bands but it's now defunct.

    Would this be a good idea? I'd certainly use it.

    Edit: I've set one up [url]http://nibandlist.wikispaces.com/[/url]

    Stubs available for editing:

    AJ Suzuki
    A Plastic Rose
    Alloy Mental
    And So I watch You From Afar
    Cecil's Flea Circus
    Clone Quartet
    Desert Hearts
    Dirty Stevie
    Ed Zealous
    El Capitan
    Escape Act
    Fighting With Wire
    General Fiasco
    Headrock Valley Beats
    Homo Sapienz
    In Case of Fire
    Indigo Fury
    Jupiter Ace
    Kidd Dynamo
    Kitty and the Can Openers
    La Faro
    Mojo Fury
    Ninebar International
    Panama Kings
    Riffmaster General
    Smokin' Arizona
    Sparks Fly
    The Black Tokens
    The Cartel
    The Dangerfields
    The Elliots
    The Feline Dream
    The Good Fight
    The Jane Bradfords
    The Mush Puppies
    The Vals
    The Varionis
    The Winding Stair
    Tin Pot Operation
    Tracer AMC
    Two Door Cinema Club

    Recommendations for additions welcome, yeow!
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  2. avatar Steven Dedalus
    It's a great idea.

    We could all spend hours editing each other's profiles and make unsubstantiated claims.

    I'd certainly be up for taking part in that!
  3. avatar goatboy
    Yeah, I think it would be a great idea. The old one that Steve Moore put together was great, but it would be much better if you could add in extra information in there likes bios, where are they now, music etc.
  4. avatar Ric_vdb
    im all for this
  5. avatar The enfant terrible
    I'd so get the face punched off me in the middle of the street...
  6. avatar thebatgranny
    If there was enough interest I'd have a go at setting one up. Problem is, I've looked into it and there are so many options on starting a wiki, has anyone any experience with this? what software to use? hosting? are there any good free options?
  7. avatar tenrabbits
    If you fancy it, the TPO have one which is great craic to edit.
  8. avatar The enfant terrible
    I used to write a load of bollocks on it and the Jane Bradfords ones. My best wikipedia moment was the stuff I wrote on the Ian Paisley Jnr controversy section which is still there.
  9. avatar thebatgranny
    This of course is the problem: You're all a bunch of wabs :) and it would be hard to keep entries of current bands from being populated with shite like "The TPO have the distinction of being the only NI band composed entirely of cheese.."

    I'd still like some wiki building suggestions if anyone has 'em though.
  10. avatar tenrabbits
    Ah hahahahaha! I wonder how long Anto's uncle Eustace has been part of the TPO biog..
  11. avatar rentaghost
    common grounds has a wiki, as does city church

    we use wikispaces.com for the church one and some arrangement with QUB and google for the cafe

    I prefer the wikispaces one.
  12. avatar thebatgranny
    Yeah I've been looking into wikispaces. I think it might be the handiest because there is a neat little export function should you want to move elsewhere. it's also pretty configurable. Watch this space..
  13. avatar rentaghost
    It should be easy enough to link it to Fastfude
  14. avatar thebatgranny
    And it's up!


    Edit to your hearts content!
  15. avatar JonnyTiernan
    Quick query, why limit this to 'unsigned' NI bands? And when a band gets 'signed' (whatever that means in this day and age) do they get dropped off the list?

    If you included all the established NI bands it's not going to make that much difference to the size of the list.
  16. avatar Gripper Magee
    Eh, TVR.

    TVR were Shaun, Barry and Ryan and later Rocky.

  17. avatar thebatgranny
  18. avatar thebatgranny
    Eh, TVR.

    TVR were Shaun, Barry and Ryan and later Rocky.


    No idea, but if you've got a verifiable source for the info, edit the page!
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  19. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    Damn this name! DAMN IT TO HELL
  20. avatar thebatgranny
    [quote:654cf536ba="Mickeycolensoparade"]Damn this name! DAMN IT TO HELL[/quote:654cf536ba]

    But why?
  21. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    A band already had this name, and have a wikipedia page also :(
  22. avatar thebatgranny
    What year did you guys start?
  23. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    end of 06, start of 07 maybe?
  24. avatar TheJaneBradfords
    i love having a band name that no one else is stupid enough to also have;)
  25. avatar thebatgranny
    [quote:13cc2330ce="Mickeycolensoparade"]end of 06, start of 07 maybe?[/quote:13cc2330ce]


    [quote:13cc2330ce]i love having a band name that no one else is stupid enough to also have;)[/quote:13cc2330ce]

  26. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    I can't decide whether that was self depracation or a dig at our good selves! :lol:

    P.S. I love you batgranny
  27. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:b12c03ee49="Mickeycolensoparade"]A band already had this name, and have a wikipedia page also :([/quote:b12c03ee49]

    Like I've said before, you do understand that you're allowed to add information to the Colenso Parade wikipedia entry if it is relevant? Or you could create "Colenso Parade (2006 band)" and add a disambiguation note to the top of the Colenso Parade page like for: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_(band)[/url]

    (This is all assuming that your band meets the notability requirements for being on Wikipedia: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability_(music)[/url])
  28. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    I'll get on that :-D
  29. avatar thebatgranny
    [quote:46daaf34ee="Mickeycolensoparade"]I can't decide whether that was self depracation or a dig at our good selves! :lol:

    P.S. I love you batgranny[/quote:46daaf34ee]

    You can buy me dinner when your entry is complete :)
  30. avatar feline1
    It's no wonder that the idea of a "wick"i hadn't really caught on in NornIrond.
    Ewes should try doing a "clawwsi" instead.
  31. avatar thebatgranny
    Some interesting updates over the weekend on the older band front. Backwater and it's offshoots (all the way up to Oppenheiemer) Cecil's Flea Circus and it's many offshoots, The TPO family tree (Jasper, Baylon By Bus, Nixon etc) and those crazy cats the Feline Dream. If anyone can fill in the blanks go and edit:

  32. avatar thebatgranny
    Haha, this turned up in my research:

  33. avatar goatboy
    I can spot demos by three bands that I was in up there!
  34. avatar tinpot anto
    It's the best thing I've seen all year.

    Where does such a thing live?
  35. avatar goatboy
    That's part of Rog's collection. He posted it up a couple of years ago.

    He was even kind enough to give me back the only known copy of The Cardboard Cow (by Chickenpox).
  36. avatar thebatgranny
    This thing is coming on rightly, I've worked out how to embed the myspace player so we now have audio:


    No idea how legal this is though
  37. avatar fastfude
    The tapes are long gone now, but still have this lot:

  38. avatar The Ronster
    Can I just say - I'm glad tapes are dead. I hated them when that's all there was, and I'm glad they've been killed off.

    What a crap format.
  39. avatar thebatgranny
    This seems to have died a death. Bah.
  40. avatar yodaISgreen
    fill the empty stubs with temporary blurbs from last.fm or myspace?
  41. avatar thebatgranny
    [quote:a80434bd4e="yodaISgreen"]fill the empty stubs with temporary blurbs from last.fm or myspace?[/quote:a80434bd4e]

    Well yes but the whole point of the endevor was to get the music community involved in the creating and editing of pages so that it can document it's own history.

    There's been a bit of a resurgence in edits so that's nice, perhaps I should have bumped the thread ages ago!
  42. avatar Chi-Lite
    Chris sort that out, is it just me or is it impossible to actually find the bands on it?

    I mean, you go to the front page, right, expecting to see maybe a list of bands, but all there is is recent updates, and all these tags. So you hit the tag Belfast, and it gives you about 6 or 7 bands from Belfast. So you hit the tag Alternative, and it gives you another six or seven bands, some of whom are from Belfast but weren't covered by the Belfast tag, and so on and so on.

    Why with the tags and all that balls? Can we not just have a list of all the bands so that we can, like, joe browse?

    Or am i looking at the subterfuge page for confusing stupid people? Cause it has me confused like.
  43. avatar thebatgranny
    [quote:a7686a88b8="Chi-Lite"]I'm having trouble finding any actual bands to look at! You could probably redo your front page and the tags are all messy but I've left a message about it on the wiki itself. Since it's interactive and all I hope you don't mind I've went in and sorted a few pages out that needed some attention.[/quote:a7686a88b8]

    That's nice of you! it's great you're getting involved and not just sitting on your hole and shouting from the rooftops about how shit everything is like you normally do *sigh*.

    Your comments have been noted, and I'll see if I can introduce some sort of 'browse bands' thing somewhere.
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  44. avatar Chi-Lite
    Jeez, Louise, sorry, I was only saying. I don't know how these things work, I don't think I'd even know how to leave a message. I just wanted to go on and have a wee look at the bands and I couldn't find any.

    and anyway, i think everything is class, not shit. :-D
  45. avatar thebatgranny
    You could certainly help filling this one out:

  46. avatar tinpot anto
    Libel writs ahoy!!!


    Go on marty fill it out!
  47. avatar Chi-Lite
    I've just joined, so I will. If I can remember any of it. See, had I known there was a Bus entry I'd have filled it in ages ago. but sure I couldn't find it.

    I'm also going to edit the ballix out of everything else. democracy sure. :-D
  48. avatar tinpot anto
    Turns out that's the best band biog i've ever read.

    cheers, I added in about Chris McComish also being in Jasper after Marty Maguire left, and then I bumped into him in the limelight and he was in that band V-Formation.
  49. avatar Chi-Lite
    Less is more.

    Unless you're Mick Fleetwood, in which case, for fuck sake, put some more in will ye?
  50. avatar thebatgranny
    That's a bit more like it!
  51. avatar thebatgranny
    There's now a 'browse bands' link for your band browsing pleasure.

    Good to see loads of people getting into the spirit of things and editing entries. Had some good stuff in the past couple of days!
  52. avatar thebatgranny
    This is still on the go. I've uploaded a load of videos including stuff from:

    The Feline Dream
    Clone Quartet
    Tin Pot Operation
    The Vals
    The Cheese Junkies
    Torgas Valley Reds
    The Evangelists
    Go Commando
    Panda Kopanda
    Alloy Mental
    Cashier No. 9
    Jetplane Landing
    Fighting With Wire
    The Winding Stair

    If anyone can help with sourcing photos or videos, especially of older bands, that would be a great help!

  53. avatar Ronan Yakuza
    I just was looking at the entry for Yakuza
    It's all true except the bit saying we were signed to Smalltown America. We were on a PSB comp, not signed to the label
    Where did that info come from?
  54. avatar thebatgranny
    It's been removed! If you could add any detail that'd be class.
  55. avatar thebatgranny
    Following on from the excellent documentary about networks that was on last night I've started connecting people to all the bands that they were in so we can actually prove once and for all if there is a NI Music elite. The result? LaFaro's [url=http://nibandlist.wikispaces.com/Herb+Magee]Herb Magee[/url] and his various bandmates over the years run the entire belfast music scene. Either that or most people have been in a couple of bands, some people have been in loads of bands and even fewer people (say, six or seven) have been in loads of bands over the course of many years, some of which have seen some degree of success.

    I'd love to be able to do a NI music scene six degrees of seperation and see if I can get from Gary Lightbody to Chi-lite in six moves or less :)
  56. avatar Chi-Lite
    I'll do it in two....

    Actually, one.
  57. avatar feline1
    [quote:8db2a894af="Chi-Lite"]I'll do it in two....

    Actually, one.[/quote:8db2a894af]

    I heard that's not all you'll do.
  58. avatar Chi-Lite
    True, i do loads of stuff