Wednesday October 10th 2012 heralded another great event at the Bassy Cowboy Club with four music acts and three Burlesque artistes on one bill, for a Pinky’s Peepshow special cooperation with London’s Gypsy Hotel club night. A top quality Berlin based line-up showcased an unusual circus sideshow band from London, The Urban Voodoo Machine, where no musician stands still and the music and show just rolls over you in a continuous wave. Kevin Fletcher tells you what you missed:
Junes’ third album, Don’t Leave Me In Autumn, provides a fitting soundtrack for the current season. Its tracks are calm, melodic and saturated with that warm melancholy feeling of autumn. Minimal use is made of guitars, piano and electronic elements which all blend well into the dreamy sound texture as a whole.
Born and grown up in the hot desert of Arizona Becky Lee has been touring America and Europe with her Drunkfoot constantly since 2008 and has shared stages with the likes of Reverend Beat-man, Jay Reatard, The Oblivians, Black Diamond Heavies, Sophie Hunger & Evelinn Trouble (they had a trio), Delaney davidson, kitty daisy & lewis.
She plays Murder songs, Headaches and Heatbreaks. Real life. She could kill a man with the click of a finger, and every fucker can go to hell for all she cares.
Half of The Vaccines are sitting in a flat somewhere above Schönhauserallee. It’s midafternoon when guitarist Freddie Cowan leads the way down the hall into the room where singer Justin Young is lying down. It was an early flight. After an afternoon of interviews ahead of their German tour dates, they’re driving up to Hamburg in the evening. Young looks tired, but when the conversation turns to music he’s ready to talk.