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Restart Night - Leeds 29th May!

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Anyone lucky enough to live in Leeds is up for a treat, Restart style. We have booked the excellent Faversham Venue and have some great bands lined up to rock socks! As ever, we are raising funds for the href="http://stoppedclocks.com" target="_blank" mce_href="http://stoppedclocks.com">Stopped Clocks charity (yes, we're a bona fide charity now) to help restore stopped public clocks in Leeds.
Leeds has some amazing Stopped Clocks, The Dyson Clocks at the Georgetown restaurant, the historic Griffin Hotel clock above the Comfort Inn for example. In a lot of cases those people responsible for keeping these clocks in working order simply don't care enough to get the work done, and raising awareness of this is part of what we do too.

However! I'm here to tell you about the awesome night we have planned at the Faversham. The excellent independent ticket operator href="http://wegottickets.com" target="_blank" mce_href="http://wegottickets.com">We Got Tickets is supporting our efforts, donating £0.50 of all ticket sales to the Stopped Clocks Charity.
Standard tickets are available here and concessions tickets available here Keep track of the event at our mce_href="http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/653837/">Upcoming.org page, and if you use Last.fm you can track the event there too. Please do invite friends and pass the knowledge far and wide!

Bands:


Dinosaur Pile Up

Matt writes songs all day and records them on his 8-track recorder. He drinks coffee, loves Star Wars type stuff and is late for everything. Tommy DM helps Matt out by playing bass guitar live, he's a super nice guy, and he looks great in a head band. Ben 'Shakey' Waddleton is helping Matt out on the skins, kickin' beats like it's 1980.

DROWNED IN SOUND:
"An ex-Mother Vulpine by the name of Matt teams up with two mates, forming Dinosaur Pile-Up, to play indie-pop that bridges the gulf between The Cribs chirpy-chappie sing-alongs and the skewed intellectualism of Lets Wrestle"

ARTROCKER:

"I like Dinosaur Pile Up. They have a poppy Husker-Di kind of atmosphere, with nice vocal harmonies. It was stripped back and it sounds quite exciting, and easy to listen to."
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Kavsonic



CLASH MAGAZINE:


"Blaggers 'N' Liars" is a swaggering, bluesy beast.. Kav looks set to well and truly get the party started!"


THE GUARDIAN:

".... On his forthcoming Blaggers & Liars EP..... Lizard King starts off slow and swaggering and features bluesy slide guitar before transforming into a Led Zep-ish riff monster, like The Stone Roses circa Second Coming. Easy is a blues-soaked missive about life's
"chancers" And Satanic Circus Mask makes you think of The Stones' Sympathy For The Devil hauled into the digital age by Death In Vegas".

Check out the BLAGGERS & LIARS Video

DJ: Bad Sneakers' Joss Bibby

Slippy Sexy indie and electro

+ a special guest DJ to be announced.

Helen says:

Hey! You changed the date! To AFTER my exams!

12th May 2008, 14:26

Alfie says:

Exactly!!! It's the day after most people finish exams in Leeds :) So that's a "Helen is coming" thing right? :D

12th May 2008, 14:30

Helen says:

It's on my doorstep. I think I can probably make it.

Count me in.

12th May 2008, 14:39

Alfie says:

Whee! Please do pass the word, the fav has a 350 capacity, and I reckon with some help we might be able to get that done! If you can, please also get tickets from the wegottickets folk, as they donate £0.50 of their booking fee to the charidee too.

I love that this is also going to turn out to be a great northern mobloggers meet, which almost guarantees lots of pictures and video from the night :)

12th May 2008, 14:42

Joe says:

I'll be there with heavily pregnant wife in tow :D

12th May 2008, 14:46

Alfie says:

hahaha! We'll set up a special preggers rock section for the shoes.

12th May 2008, 14:47

mat says:

I expect ArtRocker meant to compare Dinosaur Pile Up to "Husker Dü" there. Husker Di sound like some kind of punk Princess Diana tribute act. Not that that's necessarily a bad idea...

12th May 2008, 14:48

Alfie says:

haha! Oh Husker Di, my favourite tribute band.

12th May 2008, 14:52

OJ says:

Ooh, probably not in Yorkshire that weekend, but it looks good.

Also, on a completely unrelated note, Jule's silver toner worked out very well. If that is JJ...

12th May 2008, 14:52

anonymous says:

looking good.. typo on the flyer faversham :)

12th May 2008, 15:06

Alfie says:

nicely spotted anon, thanks.

12th May 2008, 15:11

goode says:

oops 'twas me...

12th May 2008, 15:25

540air says:

Good luck, hope it goes well :)

12th May 2008, 16:21

Alfie says:

the typo was my fault by the way...

12th May 2008, 22:05

goode says:

silly you!!!

13th May 2008, 11:49

FilbertFox says:

me and BB are there! i always celebrate end of exams - a nice peaceful work place for a few weeks

16th May 2008, 06:11