Saturday, December 6, 2008
8:00pm - with Lazarus Clamp, MJ Hibbett, Former Utopia - 18+
69 Rosebury Avenue,
London, UK EC1R 4RL
One of John Peel's favourite bands who began to forge their very own idiosyncratic intellectual arty Post Punk back in the late 80's Lancashire. Calvin Party recorded a total of 8 Peel sessions and have just released their forth LP 'Godard's Girlfriend' on the legendary Probe Plus label (home to 'Half Man Half Biscuit').
Have been at it since 93' and played SXSW in 2001, gigged with Giant sand, The New Year, Richard Buckner, Chris Brokaw and just released their 4th LP on Bearos.
Perhaps the most loveable character in ROCK! and a favourite of Radio 1, Radio 3 and Radio 6!. MJ Hibbett had over 3 Million downlaods of his internet hit (16k) and now does over 60 gigs a year worldwide. He has released a 4 albums and heaps of eps on his very own 'artists against success' label and is an inspiration to all DIY'ers!
Some say he is the new Billy Bragg, some say he is the new Wedding Present and some even say he is the new Harry Hill but I think he's the same old Mark Hibbett who played the very first Damnably show back in 1994 (when he starred in a youthful pop band).
Mark is destined to become a God of the Indie world so catch him now while he is still mortal!
Possibly, the only indigenous cockney still remaining in East London. Former Utopia (George Gargan for the main) is an iconoclastic genre hopping intellectual sombre song smith as happy skronking out furious post-punk on a modified 6 string bass or quirky black humoured alt. folk on a raggedy acoustic. His songs offer intricate, fragile and intensely beautiful insights into his quirky vision of the world. He has gigged with Chris Brokaw, Thalia Zedek, Thee More Shallows, PW Long, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and Swell.