Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Lout Promotions present
+ Ready the Prince
First or last, somewhere you’ve ashed the cigarette that’s gonna take you down.
cleopatrick are a heavy alt-rock duo from the tiny town of Cobourg, Ontario – yup, the ‘c’ is lowercase.
Best friends since the first day of kindergarten, frontman Luke Gruntz and drummer Ian Fraser translate their lifelong connection into a powerful unification of sound. With a bastardized bass amp and split signal, Gruntz simultaneously commands the range of bass and guitar topped with provocative blues grooves and take-down breakdowns.
In early 2016, the pair recorded their first EP 14 in its entirety in a single studio session and was later dubbed one of the most promising acts of 2017 by 94.9 The Rock’s “Generation Next”. Now piling all of the torment and rhetoric that comes with chasing big ideas within the limits of a small town, cleopatrick is on a mission to reverse the stigma against modern rock bands, backed by the style, sound, and stats to prove it.
Upon releasing “hometown”, the first single off their upcoming sophomore EP the boys, cleopatrick amassed over 7 million Spotify streams in 6 months and have been featured on the front cover of “Rock This”, the world’s largest rock playlist. Now in the global spotlight, the band is hitting the road with one and only one message: fuck whatever you think rock is.
Quote from Luke:
50 years ago, the term “Rock” was a frenzied, varying, and passionate kind of music that carried honest messages to its audiences by whatever means necessary — Rock was for people that had something to say.
In 2018, it’s really obvious that somewhere along the line, the term really lost its meaning. Every time someone refers to cleopatrick as a “Rock” band, it sounds immediately nostalgic, unsurprising, and passé.
That really pisses us off. There’s nothing more discouraging than being put in a box…all because you’re holding a Les Paul. That’s why we admire hip hop so deeply – because in so many ways it truly is the new rock. It’s constantly evolving, it’s raw, aggressive, and pure. It’s everything rock used to be.
So in our juvenile frustration, we bluntly say: fuck whatever you think rock is, because we’re about to change it all. Us and anyone who wants to come along, that is.
The band’s latest single, “youth”, was released worldwide June 29 in anticipation of a full summer/fall touring schedule across Canada, UK, and USA.
£8 adv Tickets £8 with NO BOOKING FEES from LoutPromotions.co.uk/cleopatrick
Over 16’s only
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Sunday, March 24th, 2019
‘The Luck’ is the London-born brother and sister duo of Max & Esmay Luck. Their music is influenced by childhood heroes Fleetwood Mac, The Cranberries, Tom Petty and The Eagles. The band began touring the U.K. and Europe before setting off for the US to develop their sound in California, playing iconic venues such as ‘The Troubadour’ in LA. Paul Broucke, President of Music at Warner Brothers Pictures, was in the audience at one of their shows and shortly after approached to work with them to produce their debut album. Together in LA the album was recorded, collaborating with three-time Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer Ed Cherney (The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt) and three-time Grammy Award winning musician/engineer/mixer Paul Hicks to mix the tracks.
The Luck’s songs have been featured on U.K. television shows such as ‘Country File’ and ‘Hollyoaks’ as well as gaining radio play in the US and Europe. Their song ‘Muscles and Bones’, also won a first place prize in the Nashville-based International Songwriting Competition.
The band are now back in London, hosting the California-inspired monthly Americana club night ‘Ventura Nights’ in Soho whilst preparing to release their debut album to the world. The Luck are playing various festivals this summer including Chagstock, Cambridge Folk Festival, CarFest South, Folk on the Dock in Liverpool and have been chosen by the AMA UK to perform on their stage at The Long Road in September. With over two million Spotify streams they are ready to hit the UK hard!
This summer the band at festivals such as Cambridge Folk, The Long Road and Car Fest.
“Brother/sister duo Max and Esmay Luck know one another inside out. It’s this telepathic link that makes The Luck so enticing, with their crisp indie-folk soaring up to the heavens”
– CLASH MAGAZINE
“The dual singing of Max and Esmay together is meticulous and it sparkles like a Roman candle”
– NO DEPRESSION
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Till Death Do Us Part: A Murder Mystery
You are cordially invited to the grand wedding of the darling Genevieve Anastasia Vivian Bucksworth and her dashing husband-to-be, Lawrence. They welcome you to a LETHALLY luxurious service and their FATALLY fancy reception.
Till Death Do Us Part is an original murder mystery comedy featuring improvisation and audience interaction (completely voluntary!). You are encouraged to play detective and figure out whodunnit by mingling with and interrogating characters.
For this formal event, please dress accordingly and bring as many +1s as you like (so long as each of them has a ticket!). A small buffet of snacks will be served to accompany any drinks you wish to buy at the bar during the wedding reception.
Our dearest Genevieve has requested for this event to have NO CHILDREN and she’s quite strict about that. This show contains strong language and adult themes throughout and has a recommended age of 15+.
Show 8pm (Doors open at 7:40pm). £8 in Advanced (plus booking fee), £10 on the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4089729
Friday, March 29th, 2019
The Making Of Paul Diello’s Epicene
A documentary film by William Ranieri
Paul Diello’s Epicene, the gender blending celebration of iconic women in music has received rave reviews and sold out venues for the last two years running during Brighton’s Fringe Festival. Filmmaker William Ranieri followed Diello and his 9 piece ensemble from the early stages of rehearsal to the final performance of Epicene 2018 to capture the essence of what the show is all about and get to know the team behind it in a beautifully put together documentary short.
The film will premiere at Latest Music Bar, Brighton on Fri 29th March. After the screening there will be a live performance from the band and followed by an after party featuring dance tunes from iconic female performers across the ages.
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
+ Asbo Derek
+ Helen McCookerybook
Fish started making records under the name of the Jazz Butcher in 1983 and nobody has quite succeeded in putting a stop to this yet. He has recorded for Glass Records, Creation Records, ROIR of New York and Vinyl Japan of Tokyo. Overall he has written and released fifteen albums of original music, three live albums and innumerable singles and compilations.
The thing about Pat Fish is that he is not tribal about music. Some people know him from his friendship with Spacemen 3, others for his fondness for Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth; some know him because he has worked with members of Bauhaus, others regard him as a “classic” independent songwriter in the vein of Pete Astor or Dan Treacy. Fishy just fetches his acoustic guitar and his notebook and heads for the railway station.
His current inspirations: as always, the Velvet Underground, Alex Chilton, Peter Laughner, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Kevin Ayers, John Martyn, Davy Graham and many, many more.
Asbo Derek’s sound is classic garage punk rock and they have a lot of (important) message songs but all have great choruses to join in with and many come with a running gag and punchline. There are songs about demanding outmoded hairstyles, going to see shit bands when you’re stoned (the bouncy ‘On The Night That James Were Excellent’) and odious middle-class couples slumming it on a bendy bus around town.
Helen McCookerybook was a John Peel favourite through the ’80s and ’90s, singing and playing bass in Brighton outsider indiepop/punk bands Jody and the Hooligans, The Smartees and The Chefs before forming her own sumptuous, country-inflected Helen and the Horns. She has more recently helped write women back into the official history of punk with her book ‘The Lost Women Of Rock: Female Musicians Of The Punk Era’, which has interviews with The Mo-dettes, The Slits and Dolly Mixture amongst others. Helen’s songs are beacons of outside of everything lyricism, and her set shall consist of songs from her new LP ‘The Sea’ and classics of yore.