FRIDAY 22nd May 2009
Times : 8pm
Tickets : £10 / £8 adv
Damnably is proud to present David Grubbs who shall be playing a special Piano and Guitar set.
David Grubbs (Drag City)
Louisville, Kentucky-born David Grubbs is a recording artist and writer who has recently completed his tenth solo album: An Optimist Notes the Dusk.
A key figure in the US post punk scene, Grubbs was a founding member of Squirrel Bait (who became Slint), Bastro, and Gastr del Sol (with Jim O Rourke) and he also played and still plays in The Red Krayola and The Wingdale Community Singers and with Will Oldham, Codeine, Matmos and Loren Connors.
It is difficult not to overstate just how important David Grubbs has been to many music scenes since the early 80's innovating and at the very forefront of Post Punk, Slowcore, Math Rock, Alt Country, Quirky Pop and his very own brand of uber-complex, dischordant and deconstructed composition. A true one off!
“One of his most compellingly poetic works – a sober challenge for the daydreamers of today” Dusted on An Optimist Notes the Dusk (Drag City 2008)
Michael L. Clamp
Lazarus Clamp main man, whose band’s 15 year, 5 Album long career has gear-shifted through irascible math-rock, haunting country, quirky pop, ferocious post-punk, and irresistibly purty folky lo-fi. Pioneering a unique wonkilly-elaborate English sound coupled with deep songs of great substance.
Left-handed, upside-down guitar playing North-easterner Michael L. Clamp, has a history of being ahead of the pack…having: played SXSW in 2000 (before it was fashionable), and released an updated cover of a 200-year-old English folk ballad ('Some Rivals') in 2003, a good 3 years before Folk Britannia exploded!
As well as this rare solo show Michael’s full band play the The Silver Rocket Club on April 17th (@ the Buffalo Bar) and are one of the finest British bands, who have played with, and won the respect of Giant Sand, Cat Power, Chris Brokaw, The Mekons, Songs:Ohia, Richard Buckner, The New Year, Thee More Shallows, Laura Cantrell and Black Heart Procession. Perhaps it is about time they won yours.
“Lazarus Clamp are one of the minor, undiscovered, rough-cut gems of British independent music.” Drowned In Sound.
"Rather wonderful." The Big Issue.
“Lazarus Clamp post-rock triumphantly.” NME.
"Delicate and subtle dynamics." The Guardian.
Radio 6/Resonance FM featured East London born, X-Lazarus Clamp bassist is a genre defying intelligent song smith as happy skronking out furious post-punk or mortally sad, black humoured alt. folk He has gigged with Chris Brokaw, The Thalia Zedek band, Swell, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) P.W Long, David Grubb and backed Damo Suzuki with Cosmic Shenngy.
"like (smog) on holiday in shellac" Drowned in Sound