Tuesday 16 June 2009

Kendall Meade and Allo, Darlin' free gig Sunday June 21

One-woman hit factory Allo, Darlin' (motto: "have ukulele, will travel") celebrates the release of her new 7" ep - featuring no fewer than three top pop songs (the wonderfully titled Henry Rollins Don't Dance, Dear Stephen Hawking and Heartbeat Chilli) - by returning to the scene of one of her many great live triumphs, The Hangover Lounge, on June 21.

The excellent Kendall Meade is the key figure in Mascott, whose LP Art Project has just been released in Europe. Kendall's in the UK playing a small handful of dates with Mascott, and we're delighted that she and a few friends are going to treat us to a Hangover Lounge unamplified session this Sunday. Her "seductive tones caress the ear and the heart like a lover's whisper [and] her deceptively simple, folk-rock inflections and subtle lyrics linger long after the album has run its too-brief course" - that's what the legendary LD Beghtol said. We're not arguing.

Friday 12 June 2009

Summer Cats video shoot

Do you look French? A bit 1960s? Have your own retro hipster clothes? Then you could star in the new Summer Cats video. The director says:

I'm shooting a video for The Summer Cats on the 20th of June and am looking for a few people to be in the video. Do you think you would know anyone that may be interested? They would need to be able to look a bit french sixties new wave with their own wardrobe (it's most important they look the part than any acting ability) It will be shot centrally.

He'll be at the Hangover Lounge this Sunday, June 14, where you can discuss your best side, pout, sullenly smoke crafty Gauloises outside and then go on strike.

Or, as per usual, just turn up looking like Serge. You'll leave feeling a lot better. As per usual.

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Salvation every Sunday

The Hangover Lounge runs every Sunday from 2-7pm at the Lexington, promoting the public service values of free entry and soothing sounds (vintage soul, nourishing reggae, gentle indiepop and pastoral folk) with the advantages of a well-stocked bar and kitchen to ameliorate even the most burnt brains.

Guest DJs over the past year have included Pam Berry, Bob Stanley and Alasdair McLean; every month we have exclusive acoustic sets upstairs - previous stars number Darren Hayman, Gregory Webster, Allo' Darlin' and The Hit Parade.

Check this blog for news about forthcoming guest DJs and live acts. Or email us if you want to play a gig or put yourself forward as a guest DJ.