It’s been a good few weeks.
Busy but good.
I’ll be honest, I forgot about last weeks gig.
I know, it’s terrible. I should be shot. Or made to go and have a drink around Westhoughton.
Chris (Capt. Hotknives) text me last Friday explaining he was thinking of pulling the gig after coming down with some sort of virus. All at the same time I got the warm rush of joy that comes when you remember you’ve booked Hotknives mixed with the cold stabbing pain of someone letting you down (it could have been wind though).
Fortunatly the Bratford superstar is made of sterner stuff. He tunred up and he played a fucking blinder. Hats off sir!
[moan]This mini oversight really should make me refocus but to be honest it’s been very difficult. Anniversary celebration to be organised, Chris gig to iron out, French tour coming up, fitting in multiple rehearsals and extra hours at work have led me to do what we all need to do every now and then. Phone off, laptop off and stay in bed.[/moan]
However, I heard the creaking of this gig from under the covers. It’s fucking huge.
Saturday October 12: JERAMIAH FERRARI, DEF GOLDBLUM, RENEGADE AND RETROSPECT
A many of you know we live on a tight budget here at the Dog. We vary raley get chance to splash the cash but I’ll be honest, we’ve pulled out all stops with this double headliner special.
A lot of you already know Duke from his Dogstock appearances and his barnstorming gig last month. Ever since he first came to see us he’s been dying to vist with his metal band in tow.
Def Goldblum are Duke and the band Cleaverhook. They got together for the sole purpose of rocking out some Public Enemy covers and having a jam or two. And as these things do, they’re still at it.
These four almost feel omnipresent. Taking great strides in the last two years – winning every battle of the bands, starred in a cinema released documentary and played at the MEN – nothing pleases us more than little old us bringing them back down to earth by getting them to come warm our ears once more.
Support for all this comes from local new boys Renegade and Retrospect. Come down and show em some love.
Free in (I know, I know)
DJs til Sunday.
Great beers, more whiskey, happy days.
p.s. New Dogpod at the end of the week. You lucky bastards.