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Tuesday 28th SARAH BIRD + ENDA PARKER + FINN JOHANSSON + OLIVER SHAW Admission £5
Wednesday 29th July DAN BEAULAURIER (FULL BAND) + ANNA LUCAS AND THE WONDERS + OF EMBLA Admission £6 (£5 with flyer)
Originally from Northern California, Dan is currently based in London. His music is best filed under americana brooding space rock psyched anticipation rock. His latest solo album, "Car Pizza", is a collection of rock and country-folk tinged songs from the past few years. The mix of solo acoustic recordings and multi-tracked Dans playing guitars, bass and drums take in a lot of musical landscapes. He's also put together a rockin' band (Jeremy Mendonca on guitar and vocals, Anna Robinson on bass and vocals and Jamie Shaw on drums) to support the new album and they're in the midst of recording the next one.
You want influences? You sure?
Preston Epps meets Beck meets Dinosaur Jr. meets Neil Young meets Jeff Buckley meets Elliott Smith meets Nick Drake meets U2 meets the Police meets Smashing Pumpkins meets Nirvana meets Daniel Lanois meets Willie Wonka meets Tim Hardin meets Eddie Vedder meets Mark Lanegan meets Del Shannon meets Johnny Cash meets Mark Kozelek meets Willie Nelson meets Hank Sr. meets Gillian Welch meets David Rawlings meets Ryan Adams meets Lucinda Williams meets Pete Droge meets Jackpot meets Tom Petty meets Elvis.
Anna Lucas and the Wonders
Anna Lucas and the Wonders formed last year following the recording of her EP "Bright New World", features formidable musicians BJ Cole pedal steel, Dave Morgan drums and Planet Ruth on bass and harmonies.Check them out
Hailing from the great Northern kingdoms of Europe, "Of Embla" presents a tasteful mix of jazz and folk music.
According to Norse Mythology, Ask and Embla were the first humans to walk the earth. Created simultaneously, Ask and Embla existed together as equals.
Maiken Sundby, vocalist and songwriter, presents songs that go beyond the traditional love song, focusing on allegories of human nature, and the conflicts and drama one faces every day.
Thursday July 30th THE LUCK OF EDEN HALL + CRAYOLA LECTERN + EMILY & ANGELINE + MARK AND THE CLOUDS + THE BLUES GHOSTS Admission £6
Chicago band The Luck Of Eden Hall open their UK tour with a show of their Popped Psychedelic Rock and Rollism, in the company of other like-minded acts
Friday 31st July THE SKEPTIX + ANGER FLARES + SPLIT VEINS £6
Full details at facebook.com
Saturday 1st August DICTION + BUN DEM OUT + MY TURN (GREECE) + PROVEN + SPIT IT OUT (LATVIA) + HTH Rucktion Records presents - Entry: £6 / £5 with flyer
Monthly residency from Rucktion Records of UK Hardcore with International guests. Check out www.rucktion.com for more information on the bands playing tonight
Sunday 2nd August Open Mic Night hosted by Vince McCann Free Entry
Sign up on arrival to book your slot
Be early to get the place you want
You get to do 2-3 songs each
Monday 3rd August CHOKING SUSAN (usa) + SICK ON THE BUS Pre-Rebellion Warm Up Show £3
Thursday 6th August AQUA LASSIE AND THE SKYPUMAS + THE DOM GREEN MYSTERY MACHINE + DIRTY WORDS AND PICTURES CLUB - TEENAGE CRIME RETURN TO ROCK LONDON
Yeah that's right - we're back! Assuming they let Dan back in the country that is...
It's been 18 months but at least nothing's changed. We'll still play the same songs. The Tories are still in power. The 12 Bar is still where it always was...oh wait.
We will be joined by our friends:
** Aqualassie and the Skypumas
** The Dom Green Mystery Machine
** DWPC - Dirty Words & Pictures Club
It's gonna be a good old fashioned party!
See you there.
Sunday 9th August THE 12BAR BLUES BAND™ LONDON BLUES REVUE™ Monthly Residency - FREE ENTRY BEFORE 7PM
JUMPING HOUSE BAND & LIVELY JAM
EVERY SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 5-10PM
Rhythm & Blues Infused with Other Musical Brews, Old & New,
For the Pleasure of Women & Men, Old & Young,
For Anyone from Near or Far,
[i.e. For Anyone who gives a Shit.]
MUSICIANS WELCOME (FREE ENTRY)
DANCERS WELCOME (FREE ENTRY)
EVERYONE WELCOME (FREE ENTRY BEFORE 7PM)
AT THE GREAT NEW VENUE OF THE FABULOUS, WORLD FAMOUS 12 BAR CLUB !
Tuesday 11th August THE BLUSH + STILL INNOCENT Admission £5
Imagine Gwen Stefani and Blink-182 base jumping in a joint pink tutu; screaming, speed and tough situations guaranteed! Meet The Blush!
The Blush is a four-piece group from Finland which plays pop punk with influences from skate punk, hip hop and dance pop.
Still Innocent - brainchild of Mark Alder. A man, serious about his music.
Excellent songwriting, guitar work and vocals in equal measure.
Wednesday 12th August THE BERRIES + THE JET PILOTS + STONETHIEF Rumble Pact presents - Admission Free
Free entry night with some great local London based bands at our favourite venue, the 12 Bar in Holloway Road. Great music, beer and food for all!
Playing will be:
StoneThief - Playing melodic alt rock of various hues, from mellow to rocking and a few phat booty shakers to boot!
The Jet Pilots
Alt-rock trio taking the attitude of Motorhead and applying it to Foo Fighters/Feeder formula. Seriously louder than everyone else!
The Berries - Female Indie/Alt/Rock three piece band
Saturday 15th August WYCHHOUND + HELLBENT & HAMMERD + PINEAL + XII BOAR + LAST SEEN WEARING + DJ 69 + DJ GRIFFIN + DJ GAMBLIN RETRIBUTION ALIVE PRESENTS… Admission £6
More information at the official event: facebook.com
Sunday 16th August Open Mic Night hosted by Vince McCann Free Entry
Sign up on arrival to book your slot
Be early to get the place you want
You get to do 2-3 songs each
Monday 17th August RED TONGUE DOGS First Step Management presents - Admission TBA
4 piece original Rock/Indie band from south Wales
Friday 21st August LABURNUM 12 BAR / SHOWCASE GIG
Laburnum will play an intimate industry showcase gig at London's 12 Bar Club on Holloway Road / Friday 21st August.
You must be attending the event on Facebook to get in to the gig. You can also apply for free tickets over at the Laburnum Official Website...
Please note that the free invitation ticket is on a first come first serve basis on the door. We would recommend arriving at the venue early to avoid any disappointment getting in to the gig later on.
All industry reps and reviewers will be on the guest list on the door and support acts will be announced for this event very soon.
Doors are at 7:30pm
Laburnum are on stage 9:30pm
Saturday 22nd August RIDE FOR DIME UK 2015 Doors open at 5pm - Tickets £8 on the door
3rd annual RIDE FOR DIME UK event
Live performances from
Proceedings go to Youth Music
Food from Harley-Dogs served till 10pm
Wednesday 26th August LIONEL LODGE & HIS SCHRAGGED OUT BAND Admission £5
International troubadour Lionel Lodge's music with The Schragged Out Band has been described as a mix between Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Pogues and Bob Dylan, an intriguing, energizing experience, a deeply moving and uplifting adventure with words that lift the soul. He has been called an Americana Folk Gypsy, a mud stirring grinner, a Celtic swinger to raise your glass high to. Lionel has travelled and performed in dozens of countries. He has played thousands of shows and has been backed by a wide variance of musicians, from Celtic players in the UK to a Swiss chamber orchestra in Ukraine. Lionel has released 10 studio albums of originals and one live album of covers.
"Definitely Schragged" by singer/songwriter Lionel Lodge is an acoustic CD that stands in a class by itself. A masterpiece. The music is Lionel's unique brand of acoustic folk eclecticism. It is authentic and organic. The performances are stirringly memorable and unique with contributions from tuba, violin, two accordions, harmonicas, flute and various percussion instruments. This is real talent that does not need to be disguised. This CD is a classic for your collection! Pick up a copy today! Jane Stevens, Radio Indie
"Lionel may come rolling out of Vienna but it feels like the map reference ought to be somewhere between The Band's Woodstock, New York, and the original Allmans' Macon, Georgia. Roogalating, everything in the right place." Phil Sutcliffe, Q Magazine, England.
"With words and music Lionel painted pictures so vivid you could reach out and touch the canvas." Flicky Harrison, Swindon Evening News, England
"Outstanding in every aspect...really like it!!!"
Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle 92,5, Germany
He's writing wonderful songs, has a unbelievable feeling for melodies and a great voice that's still looking for an equal." Tom Proll, XAct Music Magazine, Austria
"This genial maverick is a passionate singer who wears his heart on his sleeve and this is what fuels his music's brazen beauty. Uplifting and touching ... there is much to enjoy here ... streets ahead of most of the competition. Lionel Lodge deserves a place in your heart check him out definitely one to watch." Michael Flynn, audiostreet.co.uk
"It's an exciting and rewarding mixture that should capture both the ear and the heart." Adam Horovitz Arts editor, Stroud News and Journal (UK), Published Poet
"I thank you again so much for letting me discover your fantastic music."
Massimo Ferro, Radio Voce Spazio, 15040 San Michele (AL), Italy
"Lionel Lodge's songwriting which is filled with experience and close to life-wisdom that traveling and meeting people and cultures all over the world brings. No song is a highlight, it's the album itself." Karl Fluch, Der Standard, Vienna, Austria
Saturday 29th August ACTS TBA London Callin' presents... Admission £6 / £5 with flyer
Sunday 30th August VICTIMS OF A DOWN (Debut show!!) + FIREYED + CAMBION
We're releasing 150 early bird tickets online next week for £5, the remaining tickets will be sold on the door for £7
Ahoy!!! This is Victims Of A Down UK 's very first live show ever and they're playing home in London!! It's going to be an intimate insane fuckin party at the 12 Bar Club !!
Special guest guitarist Ben Christo from The Sisters Of Mercy will be appearing live with VOAD.