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The date of this concert has changed. All tickets for the 1st May remain valid for this show.
The son of top Nashville session bassist Bob Moore, R. Stevie Moore began doing his own one-man home recordings as a teenager. Over the course of three decades spent perfecting his technical, musical, lyrical and conceptual skills, Moore’s omnivorous, individualistic pop blender has dug into his awesome — and seemingly bottomless — well of talent and produced, since 1981, several hundred tapes of his original work, self-released and sold exclusively via mail-order from the author’s home studio in New Jersey. Since the early ’80s, his scattered stream of vinyl and CD releases (all but two are imports) have nearly all been assembled, with little overlap, from his cassette-club tapes.
Suffice to say, aficionados of fertile pop imagination, resourceful home studio technique and more stylistic diversity than most record stores can offer are highly recommended to get with Stevie. Start anywhere, and be assured that if you like what you hear on any of the discs, there are countless hours more of equal quality where that came from. (To not overstate the case, it should be acknowledged that the albums favor the cream of the cassette crop, omitting the more esoteric ramblings, personal indulgences, sonic experiments and radio-show elements that find their way into Moore’s handmade missives.) “Unsung hero” only touches on the injustice of obscurity for this wry, heartfelt artist whose limber genius, vitality and productivity make him a far more profound cultural asset than any number of next-big-things with maybe two good albums in ‘em. Why no major label has ever signed him is one of the modern era’s mysteries.
DJ SET from the brilliant Tim Burgess – catch him live at Field Day
It’s fair to say that over the past two years, Tim Burgess has been a very, very busy man. In that time, the Charlatans singer has completed Telling Stories, an autobiography for Penguin Books. He’s launched the bold O Genesis record label, releasing a series of 7″ singles that reflects Burgess’ own diverse musical interests and his phenomenal crate-digging instincts.
Latest album Oh No I Love You is a collaboration of “a dream band” featuring Chris Scruggs (whose grandfather Earl Scruggs wrote the Beverley Hillbillies theme), Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, members of Lambchop, 70-year-old saxophonist Denis Solee and Factory Floor. To listen click here.
PLUS SUPORT FROM CIVIL CIVIC
Although they were both involved in the notoriously robust and competitive Melbourne band scene, Aaron and Ben never met in Australia. That happened later, 2009 in Europe, when Aaron flew from his new home in London to Barcelona. He stayed at Ben’s apartment for 3 weeks and they invented the Civil Civic Sound. It was a blind date. In March 2010 Civil Civic spawned their debut release, a cassette EP titled ’1′. Their debut album ‘Rules’ was released in November 2011, garnering yet more praise from both the music press with it’s weird mix of teeth-grinding intensity, pop triumphalism and party-on abandon. As well as packing in all these releases in their first 2 years, CIVIL CIVIC have been tearing up the European tour circuit, reaping a reputation for delivering the goods live.