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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Part 2 of "When Steve met Jimi"
from November 1967 and the gig
at Manchester University, Students

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Enrico La Rocca Tells you where to go W/c 29/3/2011.

Wednesday. 30/3/11. The Unthanks and Trembling Bells. Manchester Cathedral.
Sublime Geordie folk sisters cover Tom Waites and King Crimson on their new album "Last". Supported by excellent Glasgow folk-rock weirdos.

Thurs. 31.3.11.Dum Dum Girls, Mazes, Milk Maid. Deaf Institute, M/C.
American buzz saw popites supported by great psych popoutfit Mazes and equally good Mancunians Milk Maid.

Fri 1/4/11.Cold Cave.Ruby Lounge, M/C.
Gothic cold wave synth p[oppers from the States.

Sat 2/4/11. Earth and Sabbath Assembly. Islington Mill, Salford.
American drone metal pioneers recently re-tooled in a folky direction.Sabath Assembly sound interesting (to Enrico) Volcanic Tongue record shop made them album of the year in 2010, with a record that "re-processed the gothic hymns of the Process Church of the Final Judgement". If satan is going to materialise anywhere next weekend, it will be here!

Sun 3/4/11. Esben and the Witch. The Kazimer, L'pool.
More goth, this time in a more traditional post-punk take on it from Brighton trio in a great venue.

Mon 4/4/11. Eli Kezler. Castle Hotel, Manchester.
Multi-instrumentalist improvisor from Providence Rhode Island (ain't that where Peter Griffin comes from?). Loved by the Wire.

16/4/11. Nat Johnson and the Figureheads. The Continental, Presto.

19th MAY 11. Sufjan Stevens. M/c Apollo.

7th June 11. PIL. 53 degrees, Presto.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

On the Wire Spotify Playlist

Playlist - 26th March 2011

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Bootsy Collins – JB still the man – Mascot Records mp3 (Tha Funk
Capital of The World)
Dennis Coffey – Miss Millie (feat. Kings Go Forth) – Republic of Music mp3 (s/t)
Los Seven Del Swing – Celoso – Soundway (Cartagena! Curro Fuentes& The Big Band Cumbia And Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962-72)
Sroeng Santi – Kuen kuen lueng lueng – Finders Keepers (Thai? Dai!)
Bruce Haack – Snow job – Stones Throw Records
David Lynch – Good day today – Sunday Best
Orchestre Poly-rythmo – Ma vie – Strut / Sons D'Ailleurs
Invisible System – Uptown (radio edit) – Harper Diabate Records (Street Clan)
Kanté Manfila – Relaxin’ at Moribaya – Rough Guide (Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends)
Ryan Francesconi – Deep rivers run quiet – Drag City (Parables)
Michael Chapman – Andru’s easy rider – Light in the Attic (Fully Qualified Survivor)
James Blackshaw – Part 4 – Young God (All is Falling)
Thurston Moore – Popperings Hommel - Vin Du Select Qualitite (Solo Acoustic Volume 5: 12 String Meditations for Jack Rose)
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Bubble – Domino (Diamond Mine)
Edward Larry Gordon – All pervading (edit) – Yoga Records (Celestial Vibration)
Pax Alpha - Clouds on the Horizon - MPSC
Ludwig Amadeus & Mickey P - Don't Wanna Feel This - Size 9 Records
Flats - Never Again - Sweat Shop Records
Thomas Traux - March Winds - SL Records
TwoManTing - Badger Shoes - - 2bm -001
Owiny Sigoma Band - Nabed Nade El Pink Ka (rework)
Metamorfozy - Towlines (Frisvold & Linbaek Mix) - BS127
Buffalo Springfield - Broken Arrow - Atlantic
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Cowgirl in the Sand - Reprise Records

Friday, March 25, 2011


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cuckold Brothers Video.

We used to love the Cuckold Brothers, and this is why:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Africans in the area shock.

Fantastic looping guitar and percussion from duo Two Man Ting.
Thursday 31st March 2011.9.30.
Black Horse, Redearth Road, Darwen.
Free entry.Check out their brilliant album. Another track on Saturday's On the Wire.
Supported by a version of local boys Gone Beggin (or is that Gone Tramming?).

Enrico's Gig Guide w/c 21/3/11.

Tuesday 22/3/11. Rhys Chatham Guitar Trio. Salford Islington Mill.
Legendary American art-house dude, worked with Sonic Youth in the early No Wave Days. Big influence on all sorts of minimalist and post punk music. Instead of a trio, there will actually be 10 guitarists creating this late 70's composition.Highly recommended but take your earplugs says Rico.

Wed 23/3/11.Cian Nugent and Micah Blue Smaldone. Castle Hotel, M/c.
Excellent music promoter M.I.E Music continues his Wooden Guitar series of gigs with guitarists influenced by John Fahey.

Thurs. 24/3/11. Thomas Truax and Sophies Pigeons . Mad Ferret. Preston.
American mainstay of the anti-folk movement. Tho about theirmas is a proper one man band with a multitude of home made instruments. His series of one single evry month featured on OTW. March's effort can be heard this coming Saturday.

Fri 25/3/11. TV SWmth and the Valentines. Star and Garter, M/c.
Lead singer with 70's punkers The Adverts. Who has Gary Gilmour's eyes these days I wonder.

Sat 26/3/11. Tender Trap. Gulliver's Bar,M/c.
Fantastic indie pop from twee goddess  Amelia Fletcher and her band. Anyone with complaints about their bus services should also attend this gig as Amelia is apparently the top Whitehall civil servant in charge of local transport provision!! (Are you sure about this, Mr La Rocca?)

Sun 27/3/11. Josh T Pearson. Deaf Institute, M/c.
American gospel influenced blues wailing guy likely to be doing weird a capella interludes in a sort of mad southern preacher style.

Mon 28/3/11.Mike Stern Band. Band on the Wal, M/c.
Grammy award winning jazz and jazz-fusion guitarist plus band.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Playlist - 19th March 2011

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Joe White – You’ll never find another version – Selah Waddada
Black Roots Players – Slow Tempo – Dug Out / Black Victory
The Upsetters – Mr. Dubz – Pressure Sounds (Return of Sound System Scratch)
Wong Ping – Chinese brush – Playback 7” pre 1976
Betty Chung – Bang Bang – Stoned Circus
Holly Cook – That very night – Mr Bongo
Little Axe – Keep on drinking – On u Sound production pre
Bishop Manning & the Manning Family – I wanna thank you Jesus – Big
Legal Mess blm0258 (Converted Mind – the Early Recordings)
Elmo Williams + Hezekiah Early – Goin’ away – Big Legal Mess
Sensational White Family Singers of Savannah, GA – He said so – Big Legal Mess
Famous L. Renfroe (The Flying Sweet Angel of Joy) – Believe – Big Legal Mess
Model T-Ford – Don’t get out talkin’ it (remix) – Big Legal Mess
Tamikrest – Arantane N Tinariwen – Glitterhouse (Toumastin)
Penny & the Quarters – Me and you – Numero Group num015 (Eccentric
Soul: the Prix Label)
Gill Scott-Heron and Jamie xx – My cloud - XL Records (We’re new here)
Rhys Chatham – Outdoor spell – Northern Spy Records (Outdoor Spell)
Smiley Culture - Cockney Translation - Fashion
Or, The Whale - Datura - Seany Records
The Strange - The Fuzz - Eli Records
The Jazz Butcher - Southern Mark Smith - Glass
The Fall - How I wrote Elastic Man - Rough Trade
Twomanting - Duvet Song - Duvet Song
Owiny Sigoma Band - Here on the Line - Brownswood Recordings
De Danann - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (In Galway) - Cara
Richard Pinhas - Paranoia - Cuneiform

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lost Pubs of Blackburn

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"When Steve met Jimi Pt.1" - read interview with Jimi Hendrix
at Jas Obricht's excellent Archive site

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Playlist - 12th March 2011 - Funkology

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Love Unlimited Orchestra - King Kong (Red-edit) - 20th Century
War - Cinco De Mayo (Extended Version) - Avenue Records
The 3 Pieces - Backed Up Against the Wall - Fantasy
Steady Wailing Sid - Mechanic - Box Steady Records
Michiou - Weak Monday - Soul Unsigned
Gregory Porter - Black Nile - Motema Music
Persnickety All-Stars - Suzy Can't Give You More - Persnickety Sounds
Donelle Pitman - Love Explosion - Under the Influence - Z Records
Holly Canada - You Been Mean to Me - Funhouse Records
David Ruffin - That I don't love you - Soho 808 remix
Jah Lloyd - Dull Razor - Temm
Jah Lloyd - Raindrops Dub - Temm
Jah Lloyd - Knight of the Round Table - Temm
Jah Lloyd - African Drums (w/ Bongo Herman) - Temm
Bloodfire vs Ltd - Orginal Mix - Bloodfire
Shuya Okino - Still in Love - E Special
James Brown - Man Understands - Polydor
Roy Ayers and Bah Samba - Postive Vibe (Original 12 inch boogie mix) - Favouritizm

Monday, March 07, 2011

Fenny's new photos.

LAST ORDERS AT THE BAR, PLEASE.Photographs of 54 Blackburn Pubs. Closed but still standing (just about).
1st Floor, Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn. BB2 1AG. 01254 661221.
Opening Times:Mon, Tus, Wed 9am-7pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9am-5.30pm. Sun 10am-4pm.

Enrico's Gig Guide. Double dose. March 2011.

Tuesday 8/3/11.Admiral Fallow. Deaf Institute, M/c.
Scottish group with connections to Fence Collective.
Wed.9.3.11. Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards. Castle Hotel, M/c.
Baritone singer/songwriter fronts accomplsched band doing country and soul influenced Americana.
Thurs 10.3.11. Terrorbird. Deaf Institute Basement. M/c.
Dreamy synth outfit from  Vancouver. Wire Mag said  "hypnagogic pop".
Fri 11.3.11 Napoleon Third. and Patterns. Islington Mill Salford.
Leeds based quirky sonwriter with full band showcasing complex and layered extraveganzas.
Sat 12/3/11 . Clint Eastwood and General Saint (On this weeks'OTW). Band on theWall, M/c.
Re-united early 80's reggae superstars.
Sun 13/3/11.Serous Sam Barett. Mad Ferret,Presto. Yorkshire bluegrass influenced singer/guitarist.
Mon 14/3/11. Jasper TX, Alex Momnk and Danny Saul. Krack Gallery, M/c.
Experimental music bill with electronica/lap top improvisers from Sweden, Lndon and Manchester.
Tues 15.3.11. MULATU ASTAKE.  Band on the Wall, M/c.
Etheopian vibes player and composer. (Etheopiques) Heavily featured in the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers
Wed 16.3.11. Polar Bear. Sound Control, M/c Jazz from top UK players. With funk, electronica, free improv and drum and bass in the mix.
Thurs. 17.3.11. Jo Rose, Christopher Eatough and Alex McClean. Trinity Church, Salford.
Monthly night from Little Rabbit showcasing folk influenced singer/songwriters. Islington Mill, Salford.
Fri 18.3.11. Seefeel.Brit electronica/post brock. Relaunched nin 2008 and now on Warp records. Featuring new members DJ Scotch Egg on bass and Boredom's drummer.
Sat 19/3/11. Hannah Peel. Cross Chapel,M/c.
Great plaintive young fol singer on Static Caravan. Set to be v. big this year Enrico says.
Sunday 20.3.11.The Babies and Former Bullies. Castle Hotel, M/c.
Ramshackle garage pop from side project of trendy American bands the Vivian Girls and Woods.
Former bullies are a great M/c indie band (from Chorley).
Mon 21.3.11 The Primitives. Manchester MoHo live.
Reformed 80's indie rockers.

Sunday 1st May11.Sounds from the Other City. Salford urban fest with loads of venues hosting tons of disperate styles. All accessible with one wristband.soundsfromthecity.com.

19th May 11.Sufjan Stevens. Manchester Apollo.

Enrico puts a gig on in Presto!!
16th April 11.Nat Johnson and the Figureheads. The Continental. Presto.

Sat 21st May 11.Staff Benda Bilili. Bridgewater Hall, M/c.

Wed 11th May 2011. Group Doueh. Islington Mill, Salford.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Playlist - 5th March 2011

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Rhythm Master On The Wire
Tribute to the Godson, Glenmore Brown Part One

Dirty Harry
1. Prince Jazzbo – Mr. Harry Skank – Pantomine
2. Glen Brown – Tel Aviv Drums – Techniques TE
3. Richard MacDonald – Realise – Pantomine
4. Glen Brown – Realise Version – Pantomine
5. God’s Children (Tommy McCook & Richard Hall) – Dirty Harry – Pantomine
6. Glen Brown – The Winner George Foreman – Pantomine
7. Glen Brown – Sunshine Showdown – Pantomine
8. Tommy McCook, Bobby Ellis & Vin Gordon – Determination Skank – Pantomine
9. Dean Belford – Jeanne Dub – Pantomine
10. I Roy – Rasta On A Sunday – Pantomine

Tubbys At The Control
11. U Roy – Number One In The World – Pantomine
12. King Tubby – Tubbys At The Control Version One – Pantomine
13. Ron Wilson – Get Up – Pantomine
14. King Tubby – Tubbys At The Control Version Two – Pantomine

Merry Up
15. The Shalimars – Youths Of Today – Shalimar Blank
16. Glen Brown & Joe White – Merry Up - Pantomine
17. Glen Brown – Merry Up Version – Pantomine
18. The Shalimars – Sergeant Crackers – Shalimar
19. Tommy McCook & Ron Wilson – More Music – Pantomine
20. Glen Brown – More Music Version – Pantomine
21. Johnny G Brown – Dance Good – The Rhythm Master
22. Glen Brown – Dance Good Version – The Rhythm Master
23. Glen Brown – Dance Good – Cactus CTEP

The War Is Over
24. Rhythm Force – The War Is Over - Rhythm Force*
25. Rhythm Force – Syn-Co-Pa-Tion – Rhythm Force*
26. Glen Brown – Crisp As A Ball – African Museum

Produced & Arranged by Glen Brown on Jamaican 7” unless stated
*Produced by Rhythm Force (Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett & Delroy Phillips)
Selected by Monsieur Harry du Hawk

Mrs Cakehead - On the Wire
Dave Swain - Neuing the Neighbours - gore infel
Thomas Traux - February What Ya Doin to Me
The Complete Short Stories - Burn
Mariner's Way (Susie Hodder-Williams / Chris Caldwell) - Shadows - FMR
Transept- antler song - Dronehenge
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - What about right oink! - Greensleves
Traxman - PacMan Juke - Moveltraxx
Check top raggatechjunglist freestyle live mix from our pal Paul Meme. Tracklist:

Shabba Ranks: Lets Get It On (Beef Jpint) (Dillinja / Goldie remix)
Beenie Man: Gimme De Gal (DJ SS remix)
DBO General / Mickey Finn / Aphrodite: Some Justice 95 (Arsonist)
Krome & Time: Ganja Man
Shabba Ranks: Wicked Inna Bed (DJ SS remix)
Prisoners of Technology: Deadly Technique
MA2: Hearing is Believing
Prisoners of Technology: Ghetto Shit
Digital: Deadline
Congo Natty: Jah
Congo Natty: Jah Set It
Congo Natty: Fever 98
Digital: Fix Up ???
Digital: Sounds of Freedom
Congo Natty: Radical
Aphrodite: President
Congo Natty: Your Love
Digital Feat. YT: Hard Ears (Dem Can’t Hear Must Feel)