Yes I'm back and this time with a more or less straightforward gig review, not that I've not been inspired to wax lyrical, in fact I have been away by the sea and have also been concentrating on my more serious writing which will get aired in due course, but for now, back home and back going out to catch some of the best local live music around.
This weekend just passed has probably answered a question that has been burning in the brain of many a young North Herts gig goer, and that is, "Why is Club-85 called Club-85", well, this weekend saw a whole weekend of Club-85's 30th birthday celebrations, as we are currently in 2015 I think I'll let you work out the answer for yourself.
And so, as part of those birthday celebrations there was a truly splendid gig on the Sunday night.
In a very strange and indefinable way it was quite enjoyable experience although sadly not appreciated by some of the crowd who were quite vociferous in their opinions which would have been better taken outside.
|The Ghost of Harry Trigg's Bastard Sons|
The club was full of things to bash and things to bash those things with, I guess for many of those not partaking this may have sounded like a self-indulgent unholy racket but if you join in and let yourself go with the flow, or rather the rhythm then boy oh boy is it fun, JH really tap into something primeval and tribal and what’s more you end up getting a work out that you’d pay a lot more for at your local gym!
|Jesus Hooligan Drum Circle|
|All together now, OK, all untogether now!|
Fresh from their stunning performance at this year’s Rhythms of the World festival where they headlined the Arcadeclectic stage drawing one of the biggest crowds we’ve had the pleasure to entertain, it was the turn of Stevenage’s own Ska Punk maestros Scum of Toytown to absolutely rock the roof off Club-85 with a selection of songs both old and new material from the new album ‘Cells’ which is available on vinyl and digital download from the bands website and a damn fine piece of work it is too.
|Scum of Toytown|
|Scum of Toytown really rocked and did we dance?|
|Oh yes, we danced!|
Cheers m'dears, until the next one, Grant, August / September 2015