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28 August 2006 @ 09:47 pm
40 icons from three videos by The Corrs (So Young, Would you be Happier and Give me a Reason).
Most are simple and textless. Some have a small amount of text on them. Nothing fancy.

Previews:

The rest are HERE, at my icon journal.

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20 August 2006 @ 07:14 pm




is a new independant club night based in Lavery's Bunker, Belfast.
You can expect alternative rock leaning towards the punk & emo end of the spectrum. If it's good, we'll play it.

The launch night will be THURSDAY, AUGUST 31ST '06. To celebrate our first evening we're going to be treated to a live solo acoustic set from Leftover Crack/Choking Victim's own



Stza has fronted several punk-ska bands in the New York area, the best known bands being Choking Victim and Leftöver Crack. Stza played live in Leftöver Crack, the original incarnation of Choking Victim, solo (doing acoustic shows) and in a new Crack Rock Steady 7 featuring members of The Infested in Europe in 2005. 2006 saw him in Mexico forming yet another regional Crack Rock Steady 7, the CRS7mx. He has since returned to the United States and toured with Leftöver Crack and Choking Victim.

www.killcops.org/stza-acoustic
www.myspace.com/leftovercrackofficial
www.leftovercrack.co.uk




STZA CRACK (Leftover Crack/Choking Victim - solo acoustic set)
+ Defiance! DJs
@ The Bunker, Belfast
Thursday, August 31st '06
Doors 9pm, Admission £5


The club will then rock you EVERY SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH i.e. September 14th and 28th, October 12th and 26th, November 9th and 23rd, December 14th and 28th. You get the point, right?

There will also be sporadic live music events, either as part of the club night or on other dates. Keep a check on myspace for more details.

www.myspace.com/defianceclub

 
 
17 August 2006 @ 05:51 am
hey all, just a quick gig plug...

the mighty TKO are playing the Village, Dublin, this Saturday the 19th. support is from Maurice Ramsbottom (who's already played two storming supports on this tour) and the Martin Staunton Band. doors are at 7.30 and admission is only €8, so do come on down...

HotPress this week called TKO 'one of the country's best live acts,' so that's high praise from them as well as from the audiences from Cork to Dundalk who've already attended gigs in the past few weeks.

seriously though, it'll be a great night. it's the ninth date of the Let's Go tour, and we're all hoping to make it the highlight! great craic, dancing, pints and sweets all guaranteed... hope to see you there!!

check them out here:
www.myspace.com/tkohq
www.tkohq.com

thanks for reading!! :)
 
 
25 May 2006 @ 06:36 pm
Frank Turner (ex-Million Dead) - Irish tour, June 2006

www.frank-turner.com // www.myspace.com/frankturner

June 8th - Dicey's, Strabane
June 9th - Sandino's, Derry
June 10th - The Iveagh, Dublin
June 11th - Auntie Annie's, Belfast






Bio
I was born in Muharraq, Bahrain, in late 1981... ah it, let's cut to the chase. I started playing in bands aged about 12 after I got into Iron Maiden because I thought the posters were cool. When it became apparent that the music also rocked face, I got a guitar and started nerding away. My teenage years were a typically embarrassing catalogue of musical errors (I was seen to play a ska song of my own composition live on more than one occasion) but I did play in some bands that some other people cared about. First there was a school-based hardcore / emo outfit called Kneejerk, which came to an unceremonious end in around 2000.

After that I got involved in a punk band called Million Dead. We were around for four years, from 2001-2005, and in that time we released 2 albums to 'critical acclaim' and 'underground success' (i.e. we weren't exactly U2). Nevertheless, we made a lot of friends and played a lot of shows, wrote a lot of songs and learnt an awful lot about playing music and making a living out of it. In the end we decided it would be best to part ways before we fell out and while we still had a chance of being a wicked underground band that no one liked at the time a decade hence (see: Slint).

Whilst in Million Dead, I'd started to do some shows on my own - sometimes out of necessity, say for a radio session - and started rediscovering a lot of the music I grew up with, like the Counting Crows, Johnny Cash, Weezer and so on, as well as getting more and more into my country and folk. I started out with folky versions of MD songs and graduated to my own compositions (often bits and pieces that were a little too light for the band). When the 'Deadz came to an end, it seemed like the logical thing to do to try my hand at playing these songs more publicly and more concertedly than before. I also didn't want to stop touring, so I kept going.

So from October 2005 to the present I've been on the road pretty much constantly around the UK, and there's no signs of slowing down yet. In January, I did a split 7" vinyl with my good friends Reuben on Xtra Mile Recordings, and I'm poised to release a 5-song EP on the same label in May, entitled Campfire Punkrock. Secondly, work continues apace on my planned split release with Jonah Matranga - it'll feature two covers by the both of us, and is due for release over here in June.
 
 
18 April 2006 @ 09:50 pm
I've made 5 Luka Bloom icons.

Previews:

The rest are HERE, at my icon journal.

(please read the rules at peacebloomings before taking preview icons).
 
 
 
 


numbers are coming all the way from san francisco, and they rock. 8:30 sharp if you want to catch all the bands! free indie club afterwards.

numbers
cap pas cap
(retards)
 
 
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06 February 2006 @ 10:08 pm
Hello everyone. Just a quick message to let you know about my website, some of you may be interested as it contains photos of a lot of local bands, groups that have visited here as well as my work elsehwere -

http://www.grahamsmithphotography.com/

Hope you like! :)
 
 
30 January 2006 @ 07:40 pm
Caroline, Sisters, and Band icons available at my icon journal.

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Current Mood: busybusy
 
 
09 January 2006 @ 01:52 pm
What's your favourite cover version?

Preferably something tongue-in-cheek, but not necessarily.