Sunday 23 June 2013

Scott & Charlene's Wedding free gig July 14

Craig Dermody from Scott & Charlene's Wedding is playing an acoustic gig for us on Sunday July 14. This is particularly exciting for me as they're one of my favourite bands. Fakin' NYC from their second album, Any Port In A Storm, is in the same vein as last year's essential EP - the nagging insistence of Teenage Fanclub, the languid tunes of Real Estate (Alex Bleeker's songs, to be precise) and the trebly rebellion of The Modern Lovers’ Longbranch Saloon sound.

Craig came to the Lounge today. He's a top bloke and really looking forward to playing an acoustic gig. So are we. You can buy the new album at the gig. There might even be some Scott & Charlene's Wedding t-shirts, all painted by Craig, left.

Mathew Sawyer is playing a special acoustic set, too. Just imagine how good the already amazing I Got Lost In Hammersmith, for example, is going to sound.

Mathew - at last! - has a new album out in October.

The Lounge starts at 2pm. The live music starts at 3pm.

Thursday 13 June 2013

Coming down in the dregs of June

Yeah yeah, I'm late with this this month, stop your nagging, you're not my mother (unless you are actually my mother reading this, which is not impossible, in which case sorry Mum, I'll try harder next month).

June's half gone already! We've been drawing breath and taking it a bit easy after the travails of May. We're working on shows AND a brand new record in the next month or two, but more of that when it's time to tell you more of that. For now, here's what's coming up in the remainder of June.

JUNE THE SIXTEENTH - It's the Hangover Lounge's first ever DORIS DAY - all four of the HL chaps' partners are gong to be rocking the decks on one glorious afternoon. This will be FUN, probably MORE FUN THAN USUAL, especially since Carlie, Gwen, Jenn and Sue are well known for having more exquisite taste than their respective worse halves.
What's more, there will be celebration tinged with sadness as we say ta-ra to Robyn - it'll be her last Hangover Lounge behind the bar, as she's leaving the Lexington to start running her own alehouse in WATFORD. We love Robyn and if you've been to the Hangover Lounge half as much as you should have, we bet you love her too. Come and buy her a drink and say cheerio. Buy us one while you're at it, and say cheers.

JUNE THE TWENTY THIRD - our Canadian Chum Michael White, who's busy writing a book about Sarah Records, will be playing some records, if he manages to survive the excitement of the Scared To Get Happy shows the night before. There may be another guest this afternoon, we'll let you know.

JUNE THE THIRTIETH - it's not an HL event, but upstairs in the evening there's a benefit show in tribute to the late Jason Molina, ranged by our great friends at Scared To Dance, and featuring our great friends The Wave Pictures and Rotifer, plus additional very secret very special guests who are also great friends of ours, even if we're not allowed to tell you who they are. It'll be a great night and you should probably just buy yourself a ticket or two. Yes Mum, that includes you.
We haven't confirmed any actual guest DJs for the afternoon yet, but we're working on something appropriate, and appropriately awesome.

Until July,  chums. Keep out of the sun. It burns.