oxfam shop in dalston - 27/09/11

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oxfam shop in dalston - 27/09/11

Postby sunshine » 28 Sep 2011, 00:35

What a night! It was soooo cosy! We were almost standing on stage!!
Brilliant performance with Unsung, Thin Men Dancing, Actors, Crash, Exiles, Wheatfields, Hunted (added by hand by brett), This Must Be..., Possession, Julian's Eyes, Swans & Brittle Heart.

Nice to see some 'old' faces around!

And no comment about the 'supports'... the first one playing with my hair and Patrick Wolf saying I make him sweat inside and outside!!! :oops: :lol:

Photos to follow here... videos on fcbk (although being soooo close, I don't know what they will be like!)

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Postby sunshine » 28 Sep 2011, 12:03

bbc interview from last night:

Oxjam: Brett Anderson and co unveil new tracks
Ghostpoet and Patrick Wolf among the artists lending a hand to Oxfam last night
28/09/2011
Adrian Larkin
.All three of the artists supporting the second of the Oxjam events unveiled newly adapted or unheard tracks for the first time in a live setting last night.

Oxfam launched their 5th annual money raising music festival on Monday.

Around 150 people took up positions around the stacks of retro vinyl and second hand clothes to take in Mercury nominated Ghostpoet, multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wolf and Brett Anderson.

Speaking before the show Anderson, who has just released his fourth studio album, Black Rainbows admitted he was itching to get the new songs out to his fans.

"We are playing a set full of new stuff from the album, stuff that has never been played ever, anywhere in the world before," he said.

London-born rapper Ghostpoet, who recently lost out to PJ Harvey at this year's Mercury Prize, revealed the title of a new track he was unveiling to fans.

"There's one new track tonight, called Hampton South, it was made in Southampton, kind of a jam that we developed in a soundcheck, and it's gone down well so far."

Meanwhile, Patrick Wolf, who has just returned from a tour in the US told 6 Music he had entered a "new phase" with his music and was adapting songs from his latest album, Lupercalia, so they could work acoustically.

You can hear more about the Oxjam gig below:.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/201109 ... rett.shtml

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Re: oxfam shop in dalston - 27/09/11

Postby sunshine » 28 Sep 2011, 18:26

Oxjam Festival, Oxfam Dalston - review

Charitable: Brett Anderson performed at Oxjam Festival

By David Smyth - 28 Sep 2011

Who could pass up the opportunity to see Brett Anderson playing in a branch of Oxfam? In the Nineties, his band Suede must have doubled the charity's takings through the sales of polyester shirts alone.
His show was one of four in the hip Dalston store, with its better class of secondhand vinyl, launching a month of smaller charity shows across the country. This was a major step down from the euphoria of Suede's reunion concerts this year and last, yet despite the novelty of the situation, he struck a businesslike tone, powering through songs from a new solo album out this week without a word to the small audience, let alone a Suede hit.
A leap away from his more contemplative solo work, the propulsive rhythms of Brittle Heart and fast-paced riffing of Actors had energy to spare. Anderson, still so skinny that you could pop him in the postbox, sweated and strutted with real purpose but this felt like the wrong place to be so grimly bludgeoning.
Better fun were the support acts Ghostpoet, who rapped with more bounce than the hazy drawl of his Mercury-nominated album, and Patrick Wolf, who seemed to be treating the evening as a night off.
With only a violinist for company, he stumbled through reworked versions of his catchier tunes on piano, harp, ukulele and an Appalachian Mountain dulcimer. Claiming "there's no good show without drama, mistakes," he offered plenty of the latter but with sharp wit and a charitable audience, he just about got away with it.

Visit oxfam.org.uk/oxjam

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/rev ... -review.do

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Re: oxfam shop in dalston - 27/09/11

Postby mark » 29 Sep 2011, 00:06

Fuck Patrick Wolf!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: Your MY boy!!!... :P :mrgreen:

How was it???... sounded good...

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Postby sunshine » 29 Sep 2011, 06:12

:lol:

just great! too hot though! :lol:

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Postby sunshine » 29 Sep 2011, 22:32

The second edition of the four Oxjam launch events, all in the cozy and chummy setting of Dalston's Oxfam store.
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Day two of Oxjam 2011’s launch week saw another sweaty night down at Oxfam’s Dalston branch, transformed for a few days into both the foremost second-hand recordshop (they even have the Power Rangers single in there) and live venue. With Brett Anderson back on solo duties to headline the night, following the Suede reunion shows, the store folk are tripping over themselves with devotees.

Ghostpoet starts things off, and he, as with all tonight’s performers, enjoys the closeness of the crowd from the off, enjoying some hair-ruffling banter with a tall guy standing at the front.

‘Gaaasp’ clicks with the sun having just gone down outside, and while the buses going past the window aren’t quite the night buses evoked on Mercury-nominated album ‘Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam’, it’s easy to get drawn in, the rapper doing himself a bit of a disservice having just played an absorbing ‘Survive It’ when he wonders if the earlycomers are a bit subdued – “Don’t allow all the old books to keep in your emotions!”

Next up, Patrick Wolf also takes time to interact, taking the compliments on his sparkly top. Playing a stripped down set, it’s just him and a violinist, but that doesn’t mean any less grandeur – “I’m just home from America, so I’m going to do all my London songs tonight”, he announces after an opening ‘Bermondsey Street’, with ‘Pigeon Song’, ‘Hard Times’ and ‘Time Of My Life’ taking on torch song-like qualities.

The minimalist set-up also means some last-minute changes to the set, with ‘House’ parachuted in, and after a bit too much talking during ‘Armistice’, a curt “Shut the fuck up!” from one fan in the crowd gets a “That’s my kind of girl!” from the singer, who then gets embroiled in a hilarious exchange having overheard someone declaring their friend is “either on the toilet or talking to Brett”, desperately trying to find out which it is.

A closing ‘The City’ gets stopped to teach the crowd the correct speed to clap along, Wolf then mock-fainting halfway through (the “exhaustion remix”), then changing the voice on his keyboard to choral (the “Enya remix”). He may apologise for such sketchiness as he leaves the stage, but he needn’t have done , it was tremendous fun.

A white-shirted Brett Anderson takes to the stage in a haze of blue lights, launching into new album opener ‘Unsung’. A glance stage left, then right, and its straight into the glam-stomp of ‘Thin Men Dancing’.

A sturdy ‘Crash About To Happen’ sees Anderson deploy the kind of moves you’d expect from someone who’s been playing big venues and festivals for most of his adult life, the still-wiry frontman standing on top of the monitors and shaking hands with the front row, who are delighted to be able to see their hero in such close quarters.

With ‘Black Rainbows’ recorded before Suede reconvened, Anderson has said that the songs “made me want to be in a rock band again”, and while that’s great news for his old group, it’s reinvigorated his solo work too, with older songs like ‘The Hunted’ and ‘Julian’s Eyes’ acquiring an new edge here. A menacing ‘The Exiles’ is a high point of the evening, delivered with a snarl not seen since ’Dog Man Star’, contrasting nicely with a romantic ‘Posession’.

With arms having flown up in recognition of recent single ‘Brittle Heart’, the singer wades into the crowd, shaking as many hands as possible as a way of saying goodbye, having not spoken a word all night.

It might be a bit late for him to start trying to be enigmatic now, but if he was hoping the songs would speak for themselves, he can count tonight as a success.

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Postby mark » 30 Sep 2011, 22:01

awwwwww!!!! :( And I missed out on a sweaty hug!!!! :o :(

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Postby sunshine » 30 Sep 2011, 23:38

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Postby mark » 21 Oct 2011, 16:16

I like your sweaty higs José and you said about how hot it was :P

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:lol: :roll: :wink:


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