| Brighton superdupertroopergroup BRAKES are coming to play with the panda at our second ever Sidewalk indieclub night at Londons Scala on Saturday May 2nd. The cheery quintet who, as any fule nose, feature esteemed fugees from British Sea Power and Electric Soft Parade, will be powerpopping their way through chunks of their new Rough Trade album Touchdown in the fierce panda room with smart-eared support from DEREK MEINS + THE MOLOTOVS. But dont just take our word for it ‚ have a gander at the full press release here¬¶
The Headline: THE FIERCE PANDA AND COOL FOR CATS RECORD LABELS CONTINUE TO PRESENT A BRAND NEW MONTHLY CLUB NIGHT FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF TODAY.
The Club Name: SIDEWALK
The Place: LONDON KINGS CROSS SCALA
The Date: SATURDAY MAY 2ND 2009
In the fierce panda room: BRAKES (live) + DEREK MEINS (live) + THE MOLOTOVS (live) + TARTS ON DECKS (DJ set) + THE 18 CARAT LOVE AFFAIR (DJ set) + FIERCE PANDA DJs
In the Cool For Cats room with special guest hosts BLOODY AWFUL POETRY: THE BEAT HAPPENING (DJ set) + PERFECT PEOPLE (DJ set) + MIDNIGHT EXPRESSO + ROXY (DJ set) + IS THIS POP (DJ set)
The Doors: 10.00pm ‚ 4.00am
The Damage: £10.00 on the door / £8.00 in advance or before 11pm / £6.00 NUS
Advance tickets from wegottickets / ticketweb / seetickets
The General Gist Of It All:
** The opening night of Sidewalk took place at the Scala on Saturday April 4th. Jeremy Warmsley, Hot Club de Paris, Hatcham Social and Lets Wrestle played live and The Maccabees and many others played records. It was a blast. And so, we trust, will be this second night which once again brings together a slew of fine entertainers onstage and on the decks. And here comes the science bit¬¶
** SIDEWALK very much happens on the first Saturday of each and every month. SIDEWALK is so swooningly cool it is named after a Hatcham Social single that hasnt even been released yet. The SIDEWALK plot will be exceedingly simple: there will be live bands and real life disc jockeys and really quite fine dancing.
** The musical menu will crank and creep through the musical gears. Think new wave, old wave, new rave, new grave and just generally riding the indiepop gravy train whilst indulging in a smorgasbord of sonic delights, a feast of leftfield pop meringues, a buffet of berserk indie anthems. Someone might play The Beat Happening at some point as well. With any luck, on this second night it will be The Beat Happening DJ crew. See you down the middle!
?́alterno sounds for the sonic youth of today¬ù