Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Pop music will save you before capitalism ever will

Happy new set of disappointing and ever-more-maddening days.

First day back at work for me today, and I did nothing. I tried to make it all better by treating myself and my significant other to an Italian meal at lunch that we can barely afford, and it sort of worked for about 40 minutes, until the crushing realisation of a million deadlines and "critical" fucking "paths" stretched into the year like a turd that won't flush.

But, lo! What is that in yon distance? No, it's not London Popfest (which of course you must all go to); it's something just a week after that, in Nottingham, and it begins with Sh and ends in rag. It also begins with Tuna and ends in bunny. And finally, it begins with... you get the picture - Horowitz are also playing.

That's right, you downtrodden proles. You might be losing your job, your hair, your teeth and most of your mind through the deadening thud of late capitalism smashing a hammer into your face every morning, but at least you can rely on good old pop music to give you a momentary high every now and then.

And so, it is with great pleasure that Andy from a fog of ideas and myself (hello) are putting on the mighty Shrag, the terrifyingly good Tunabunny (from that USA) and the Midlands very own pop tarts Horowitz at The Chameleon on Friday 2nd March 2012.

If you simply must, then you can buy a ticket for this night of many dreams here. There'll be a pay on the door option if you want to play fast and loose with us, but we expect this little fella to be a busy one, so don't come running to us when you're stuck downstairs, unable to get in, listening to Nick the owner hone his stand-up routine. What do you mean you won't be able to tell the difference?

To get your juices running clear, here's a little taster of all three bands.

Horowitz - I Need a Blanket

Tunabunny - (Song for My) Solar Sister

Shrag - Rabbit Kids


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