10th December 2007, Cambridge

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10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby BadTiming » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:25 pm

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Bad Timing
Chris-Mess Party
The Portland, Cambridge
10th December 2007
8:30-11
4.00 adv concs/5.00 door

Melodramatic (un)popular song /
heartfelt DIY electro monomania /
sweets / badgemaking /
randomness
from

John Maus
(Upset! The Rhythm)

plus

UM
(Strange Lights, Tripel)

'Cambridge's favourite son delivers a hop-scotch of disparate styles and production techniques that range from V/VM style cartoontronica through to mahogany folk songs covered in tarnished pink glitter.' Boomkat

UM has previously supported the likes of everyone Ariel Pink, Panda Bear, Kevin Blechdom, Max Tundra, Sunburned Hand of the Man and The Magic Band in Cambridge and has also toured Europe with Felix Kubin.

http://www.myspace.com/peteum

Cockland
(Cockland Tapes)

Last seen in Cambridge supporting The Chap and Agaskodo Teliverek for us in October at The Moon, the enigmatic new lo-fi electric ukelele/tapes/drum machines player returns to Bad Timing. Variously described as 'raw rock' and 'bizarre ukelele bop'. For fans of The Fall, Cowtown, Agaskodo Teliverek.

http://www.myspace.com/cockland

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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby jessi » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:16 am

i like the poster :dancparty:
did you set this up, badtiming ?
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby BadTiming » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:42 pm

Thanks jessi -- yes it's my show. We've been waiting for his return to Cambridge for a long time now.
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby jessi » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:49 pm

excellent ! so does that mean he has played there before ? :tellmemore:
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby liam » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:09 pm

I didn't realise he'd played in the UK before
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby dean » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:54 pm

He came over with Ariel Pink, when he came to play the UK.
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby BadTiming » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:04 pm

Ariel Pink, John and Gary War toured the UK in June 2005. Image

Pictures (scroll down for John, Ariel and Gary War pics):
http://www.eatmorechips.com/photoblog/2005/06/bad-timing-presents-15-6-2005.html

Before that (January 2005) he also toured Europe with Panda Bear but he and Ariel didn't manage to get into the UK that time.
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby BadTiming » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:14 pm

Tonight (finally!)

Was pretty surprised to hear the Guardian Guide have listed this alongside CSS and MIA as their three southern gigs of the week:

John Maus
Chum of Animal Collective, Panda Bear et al brings music from his second solo LP. Lo-fi yacht rock and electronic chunes reminiscent of the Magnetic Fields are to be expected
· The Portland, Cambridge, Monday

Slow news week/some big AP fans at the Guardian as we know from the feature last year I reckon.
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby adri » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:43 pm

let us know how it goes!
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby dean » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:07 pm

Oh man. Any chance that you could scan in that Guardian Guide?
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby BadTiming » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:38 pm

Oh man. Any chance that you could scan in that Guardian Guide?


I read it online but someone is keeping the printed one for me so I will get it next week and scan it then.

Here's the online version anyway (not sure if this is a permalink or not):

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/thisweek/sou ... 08,00.html
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby jessi » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:00 pm

wow !
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby jessi » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:16 am

how'd it go ?? :dabbadeedabbadoo:
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby BadTiming » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:54 pm

A quick message since John's just left for London again and I have to get back to work.

It was a good night and John did the full set of stuff he was planning including doing 'Tenebrae' which he said he was doing for the first time live.

It is kind of quiet in Cambridge when the students aren't around plus we had people going to see SunnO))) in London instead and people only just getting back from ATP that day and various other excuses, but I think most of the hardcore of people who are trying to stop themselves actually singing along with songs from 'Songs' were there. Strangely enough we didn't suddenly get hundreds of Guardian readers trying out a small venue gig ...
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Re: 10th December 2007, Cambridge

Postby dean » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:17 pm

Yep I can imagine ATP taking away some of the custom. I'm a little surprised that he is heading back up to London again, I figured that he'd be making his way through the rest of the country now.

I wonder whether his Nottingham show will take place or not, as it is still TBC on his Myspace.
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