|Melanie Pain Says Bye Bye To The Bull & Gate|
|24th March 2013|
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| **THE END IS NIGH FOR THE BULL & GATE**
**MELANIE PAIN COMES TO SAY BYE BYE, KENTISH TOWN**
**ED HARCOURT, JESUS JONES, SIX BY SEVEN, GOLDHEART ASSEMBLY, FORTUNA POP & THAT NICE STEVE LAMACQ GET SET TO PLAY THEIR RESPECTS NEXT WEEK**
Well we aren't actually standing in the door of the Pink Flamingo. Nor are we quite crying in the rain. We are however loitering somewhere close to the fire exit of the Bull & Gate. And we might be getting a touch moist of eye come May 4th, because the time has very nearly come to say hello, wave goodbye to a bastion of the leftfield live music scene for as long as some of us can remember.
Rather happily, MELANIE PAIN is travelling over on the Eurostar to play her respects with a special solo set on that very last night, Saturday May 4th, where she will also be playing tracks from her brand new Just A Girl EP released on fierce panda on April 29th. She wont be alone other ‚ throughout next week previous panda bandas such as heroic alt.rockers SIX BY SEVEN and fragrant folksters GOLDHEART ASSEMBLY are joining up with original 80s electropumpers JESUS JONES and the snappily doomed ED HARCOURT, who plays out the very last night armed with little more than a piano and a pair of sharp sideburns.
As is traditional in the land of Club Fandango promotions, these established names are counterbalanced by some of our very favouritest new acts in support during the week such as Nadine Shah, Ed Zealous and The Machine Room - all of whom have released, or are about to release, singles on Label Fandango - and Siobhan Wilson. More names are to be announced in the days ahead, but for now those very final bills look like this:
Tuesday April 30th: Fortuna POP! records present
Wednesday May 1st: fierce panda records present
Thursday May 2nd: Club Fandango presents
Friday May 3rd: Steve Lamacq's Going Deaf For A Living presents
SATURDAY MAY 4TH: Club Fandango and many friends present
Post-Bull & Gate the Club Fandango shows will go on: as well as our new monthly night at the Shacklewell Arms in Dalston, April 18th saw Dingus Khan headline the Borderline; May 21st brings The Crookes + The Heartbreaks + Hey Sholay to the Scala for fierce panda's 19th birthday slamdown; and June 1st sees Ultrasound headline Islington Assembly Rooms, promising a night of stellar space-travelling progpop antics. Then comes a slew of very special shows leading up to the autumnal AIM awards, starting with and starring Scritti Politti at the 229 on July 4th. That, as they say, will be then, and this is now. Let the countdown begin...