Month: March 2010

  • Switzerland, Bronze Medals, Tiger Tiger Panther Fox!, Call Me Ishmael @ Big Blue, Derby 27/3/10

    On Saturday, I went to see Switzerland’s last gig, upstairs at Big Blue Cafe in Derby. It was fucking rammed and you practically had to have sex with people just to get in and out of the room. I got there just in time for the last few songs of Call Me Ishmael‘s set and…

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 24/3/10

    Another busy Bzangy and hence loads more requests. This time for Tarkan, Saves The Day (yaaay!), Cap’n Jazz and Andrew Gold (double yaay!). Now, that’s what I call discerning music taste! The best new tune tonight is one that I’ve had in the car on repeat for the last couple of weeks. In ‘Drugstore Diet’,…

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 10/3/10

    Woo – loads of requests tonight: Russian Circles, MSTRKRFT, Refused, Venetian Snares. But I still managed to cram in craploads of brand-new music as well. The best from the new was Swanton Bombs‘ ‘Who’s Asking.’ I love the rawness of this track, I love the middle bit guitar riffery. There’s a lot to be said…

  • You Slut!, Funfun & History @ The Vaults, Derby, 3/3/2010

    On Wednesday I saw three cool bands for free at the Vaults. Yep – FREE! First on were History who put on a heartfelt show. There were a few wobbles in places but seeing as this is only their second gig, I think they did brilliantly. They were all in the moment and they were…

  • Snowdrops

    On the walk to Uni. They say hi!

  • London Popfest 2010

    Last Sunday, I had the honour to play London Popfest 2010. And I played on the same day as three fab bands, Leaving Mornington Crescent, Horse Shoes and The Wake. Yes, that The Wake! :-O First on were Swedish razorpop stars, Leaving Mornington Crescent. I love LMC’s mix of 60s’ girlpop and Buzzcocks, I love…

  • Bzangy Groink Playlist 24/2/10

    Tonight’s best new track was ‘Three Card Brag’ by Diversion Tactics. And this is just one song from an album of pure gold. It makes me happy there’s already such a raw, solid hip hop album this early in the year. Sooo good. The best old track was ‘Inertiatic Esp’ by twiddly funsters The Mars…

  • Tiger, Tiger, Panther, Fox! @ The Royal, Derby, 20/2/2010

    TTPF! – click the pic for more! The other week, I went to see TTPF! at The Royal, not knowing what to expect at all. I deliberately hadn’t listened to them on the net beforehand as I wanted a fresh, unprejudiced experience. And I loved them. Knowing some of their tastes, I had expected it…

  • Windows Cashmachine FAIL

    Failed cashmachine in the Atrium at Derby Uni. Don’t panic – it’s Windows XP Professional…