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SOME RAMBLINGS ABOUT MUSIC + NUMPTIES IN THE NEWS

Posted in Music, Music Recommendations, Music Reviews, Opinions On The News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2012 by Mallaz

God made it easy on me...

You Beastly Bastard!

Wednesday was my birthday.  I fukkin hate my birthday but a new bucket hat and a Happy Mondays ticket, for the O2 Academy in Newcastle on May 4th, helped to ease the blow.  As also did Swede Mason, who released another video onto YouTube on my birthday.  Check out Swede Mason’s YouTube channel on this link and subscribe for future releases.

Swede Mason on YouTube

Swede Mason’s new track is titled ‘Well bugger to you, you Beastly Bastard’ and is totally typical of Swede Mason.  More video sampled and cut into a new video with added beats to create an incredible audio-visual collage.  While ‘Well bugger to you, you Beastly Bastard’ may not be Swede Mason’s greatest work his genius is unrivalled.  It is still a truly epic work, however in my opinion not as brilliant as ‘Jeremy Clarkson’s Beatbox’ or ‘Bill Wyman’s Metal Detector’ to name but a few.

Apparently, according to Clair, the video for this track is taken from The King’s Speech or something.  I’ve never heard of it or seen it, but then I’m not Ed Zachary a film buff.

Well Bugger to you, you Beastly Bastard’ is vulgar, repetitive and really quite childish, yet it is amusing, entertaining and quite frankly fukkin fantastic!

Check out Swede Mason latest work on the link below.

Swede Mason – Well bugger to you, you Beastly Bastard 

Also check out my blog about Swede Mason in my musical recommendations category or on the next link, where you’ll find links to some of my favourite Swede Mason tracks.

Swede Mason Blog

Some Recommendations

While I’m on the subject of music, I may as well drop a couple of recommendations.

BROTHA PRIAH

I’ll start with Brotha Priah, another musician who does something a bit different.  Priah is a massively underrated artist who is starting the make an impression on the North East music scene and has the potential and drive to go a long way.

Brotha Priah uses a Boss RC-300 looping station and a Kaosspad to build up tracks on the spot.  What makes it all the more impressive however is that Priah makes all of the sounds with his voice, beat-boxing beats, harmonies and bass-lines and looping them to create unique tracks.  He has an exceptional talent and is extremely passionate about music.  Priah explains it better than me, so click on the following link for a video of Priah explaining how he does what he does.

Brotha Priah – Boss RC-300 + Kaosspad 3 Intro 

Don’t forget to subscribe to Brotha Priah’s YouTube channel.

Brotha Priah on YouTube

I first noticed Brotha Priah when I seen him performing at SubLevel2 at The Head of Steam a while back.  He was one of the artists the particularly stood out that night, in amongst local Hip Hop heavyweights Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze and Rick Fury.  Read my take on that night on this link;

https://mallazmalcolmwhite.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/whats-normal-is-normally-boring/

As I mentioned, Priah is starting to build his reputation on the North East music scene, particularly with the Hip Hop, DubStep and Drum n Bass crowds and is quickly becoming one of the usual suspects at live events in the region.  With a few live performances coming up in April, including Rex Regis’ album launch, on 11th, and The Warehouse Party, on 28th, Priah is starting to make his mark.

He’s also performing at my gig, The Egg at The Telegraph, Orchard Street, Newcastle on Saturday.  Click the next links for more information on The Egg.

The Egg

Facebook Event

HONEY CHROME

Whilst on the theme of artists with individuality, my next recommendation is a band so unique that they don’t fit inside any standard genre classification.

Honey Chrome’s sound is a marvellous mash-up of many genres, with many different influences.  Not only do Honey Chrome differ from every other band, each of their tracks differs in style and sound from each other.

With Honey Chrome there’s synthetic bass, heavy drums, rocking guitars and distorted vocals aplenty.  Call it whatever you want, there’s a bit of everything in there.  You’ll notice influences from many different artists within Honey Chrome’s sound and they bring it all together in a brilliantly orchestrated fusion.  The effects are truly profound.

Honey Chrome

I think my favourite Honey Chrome tracks so far are ‘I Think I Luv U’ and ‘Fractured Days’.  As afore mentioned, Honey Chrome’s style and sound changes between tracks and those two are more mellow and more suited to my tastes than the heavier ‘Mind Machine’, which would have plenty of appeal with Rock and Heavy Metal fans.

Honey Chrome are playing in Stockton on Tees tonight at The Sun Inn along with The Skank Sinatra & Friends Show and Dressed Like Wolves.  Doors open at 7.30pm, find further details of that on this link;

http://www.facebook.com/events/416819888335204/

I have also got Honey Chrome booked to perform at two events for me in May.  They will be playing at The Telegraph on Friday 4th May and at The Troll at The Bridge, at The Bridge Hotel in Newcastle on Saturday 19th May.  Check out the video of Honey Chrome performing live at The Telegraph at my gig in March on this next link.

Honey Chrome – I Think I Luv U (live at The Telegraph) 

Details of the May 4th gig at The Telegraph are still to be confirmed.

The Troll at The Bridge on Saturday 19th May is being held at The Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Entry is £3 payable on door.  Doors open at 7.30pm and the event will run until 11pm.  Also performing that night will be local Indie Pop sensation Emergency Door Release, the ever-impressive Alternative act Artisam and Funk-Rock band Downtown Lester Brown.

Check out Honey Chrome’s website – http://www.honeychrome.co.uk/

And check out the Facebook Event for The Troll at The Bridge and the four acts involved on the following links.

The Troll at The Bridge 

Honey Chrome

Emergency Door Release

Artisam

Downtown Lester Brown

THE EGG

After what feels like a lifetime in waiting, it’s almost finally here. Tomorrow night at The Telegraph on Orchard Street, behind Newcastle’s Central Station is The Egg!

The Egg is a night of live music and a whole new experience.  A culmination of artists from across a wide range of genres, The Egg offers something for every musical taste.  There’s the notorious Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze with the awesome Eliza Lawson delivering North East Hip Hop with a comic book twist.  Another of the main highlights are the epically vibrant Funky Ska band Ginger Snap & The Style Pile giving you something to dance to.  Artisam, who are also performing The Troll at The Bridge, will be performing as a five-piece for the first time after the addition of their new drummer and fiddler.  We’ll also have some Krautedelic Electro Fuzz from Parastatic, something I’m really looking forward to seeing live.  As mentioned earlier there’ll also be a live Beat-Boxing performance by the up-and-coming Brotha Priah with his looping station and Kaosspad.  There’s also some acoustic brilliance in the form of Baiqian Jiang and his fingerstyle and a DJ set from Greenline DJ, also known as Dj Id.

Seven different artists on a night that runs til 2am for a paltry £4 is a steal!

Doors open at 7.30pm and the £4 entry is payable on the door.

Further information about The Egg can be found on my blog, along with links to each artist, or on the Facebook on the two links below.

The Egg

Facebook Event

Ginger Snap Jam (photo by Andrew Jessop)

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And now some shit in the news that made me laugh…

I was on Twitter yesterday morning and my timeline was flooded with shit about Samantha Brick, she was also trending.

Now I’d never heard of her and I’m a naturally inquisitive bastard.  So I looked and up, and here’s the jist of what her crack is…

Samantha Brick is some random, moderately attractive, middle-aged blonde writer from The Daily Mail, who wrote an article earlier this week whining on about how difficult life is being beautiful.

Here’s a link to the article, have a gander;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2124246/Samantha-Brick-downsides-looking-pretty-Why-women-hate-beautiful.html

Throughout the article this self-obsessed woman bemoans the strains that her supposed beauty causes her, from bitchy bosses to jealous girlfriends.  She claims that women hate her for no other reason but her “lovely looks.

Samantha Brick’s arrogance and up-your-own-arsery become glaringly apparent with this quote from the article, “Unfortunately women find nothing more annoying than someone else being the most attractive girl in a room.”  Pretty full of herself for someone who claims has many clients who are models, and also doing well on casting gender stereotypes.  She also claims to be “tall, slim, blonde” and often told that she is “good-looking”.

I don’t know about slim though flower… I see a bit of a pot-belly thing going on there.  Have a look at the photos and see if you agree.  She’s also got quite chunky, stumpy looking legs.  To claim she’s “slim” is slightly hopeful.  She’s not in terrible shape for a middle-aged woman of forty-one, but she’s not shaped like Gwen Stefani or Elizabeth Hurley!

As I said before, she’s only moderately good-looking.  In my opinion she’s got a dodgy-looking nose and a freaky, weird smile.  She’s got kind of a Miss Piggy-like face.

At the end of the article she claims to be “probably one of very few women entering their fifth decade welcoming the decline of my looks.”  A statement that seemingly contradicts herself as earlier in the article she stated she works at her appearance.  She works out, doesn’t drink or smoke and rarely eats chocolate.  Not really the actions of a woman in her early forties welcoming the decline of her looks is it?

I’m not even gonna touch that her husband is a Frenchman and wearing soldier clobber in the photos, that’s too easy.

Samantha Brick is a deluded, self-obsessed attention-seeker and I’m bewildered as to why a newspaper would publish such nonsensical bull-shit written to solely to pander the author’s ego.  I mean, that’s not fukkin news is it???

And as if that twaddle wasn’t ridiculous enough for you, the backlash from Samantha Brick spawned another article, this time by Tim Dowling for The Guardian.  You can read that on this next link.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/apr/04/samantha-brick-hated-good-looks?cat=lifeandstyle&type=article

This is yet another prime example of up-your-own-arsery by a self-obsessed, egotistical twat.  Tim Dowling claims that men envy him for his looks.  In my experience most men couldn’t give two shits about how another man looks, the competitive element lies in other things, like sports for example.

I think anyone who uses phrases such as “brooding”, “chiselled jaw” and “soulful, beseeching eyes” to describe themselves appears to be either a purely pretentious cunt or pitching themselves on a lonely hearts dating website.

Tim Dowling prattles on that if you’re a man you probably find him a threat.  One statement that stood out for me was, “I can’t tell you how many male acquaintance shave stopped speaking to me over the years for petty reasons (unpaid debts, being alleged source of unpleasant rumour, refusal to appear as character witness), when jealousy is the transparent cause.

Yeah, sure people start to lose patience and you will fall foul of people if you don’t pay your debts.  As for refusing to be a character witness for a friend, either the friend is a complete scum-bag of Tim Dowling blatantly refused to help a friend in need.  I wonder if the reference was for a job or for court, as he fails to mention any specifics.  Either way it’s pretty shitty and I wouldn’t be best impressed if a so-called mate refused to help where they could in such situations, unless of course it was a seriously bad crime.

He claims also to know exactly how many men have been angered enough by his face to want to punch it.  For some reason I suspect it may be his arrogant, pretentious, self-absorbed attitude that makes people want to smash his fukkin face in, rather than how his face looks.

There is also no mention of Tim Dowling having a partner within the article.  I suspect this is also related to him being a Grade-A plum!

GIGS GOING ON IN APRIL

Posted in Music, Music Events Guides with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2012 by Mallaz

Here’s a guide to what’s going on in music in April.

THE EGG

I’m obviously gonna start off with my gig, The Egg at The Telegraph on Orchard Street in Newcastle upon Tyne.  The Egg is held in The Telegraph’s function room upstairs on Saturday 7th April and entry is charged at £4 on the door.  The Egg is night of live music featuring incredibly talented artists from a wide range of genres.  The doors open at 7.30pm and the event will be running from 8pm until 2am on Easter Sunday.

The main highlights of the evening with be live Hip Hop from Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze, featuring Eliza Lawson, who earlier this week released their ‘Brace For The Impact’ EP.  Download that now, while it’s free, because on Monday it get’s released on to iTunes and the likes and you’ll have to pay for it.  There’s also some Funky Ska in the form of Ginger Snap & The Style Pile, who performed a truly epic set at my last gig at The Telegraph earlier this month.  I’ve also got something totally fresh and individual for you in the form of Brotha Priah.  What Priah does is live Beat-Boxing through a looping station to create songs on the spot while he talks shite over the top.  That’s something you don’t see every day and the lad does it with incredible skill.

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze – Brace For The Impact (review)

If those three acts aren’t enough to tempt you, I’ve also got Alternative act Artisam playing as a five-piece with their new drummer and fiddler.  There’s some Electronic Krautedelic Pop from Parastatic, a DJ set from Greenline DJ and Baiqian Jiang will be showing off his Fingerstyle on his acoustic guitar.

For more information on The Egg you can click one of the two links below for my event blog or the Facebook event.

The Egg (blog)

The Egg (Facebook)

SUBLEVEL 2

SubLevel2 and the 12KW Defcon1 Soundsystem have got a couple things going on in April too.

If you find yourself north of the border, then on Saturday 21st April you may wanna go check out Defcon1 Soundsystem + SubLevel2 UK at Hawick & Wilton Cricket Club, for a night of DubStep, Breaks and Drum n Bass complete with smoke, lasers and a visual show.

The Hawick event will feature DJ sets from regular SubLevel2 DJs; Pegz, S9T, L87 and Blackleaf and for only £4 it’s a bargain.  Check out the Facebook event on this next link.

http://www.facebook.com/events/329954643727842/

If that one’s too far off your beaten track, you need not worry because on Saturday 28th April SubLevel2 and Milk the Cow present The Warehouse Party at Dynamix Skate Park in Gateshead.

The Warehouse Party has a massive line-up.  The live acts include Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze, Rick Fury and Brotha Priah amongst others and the DJs include the SubLevel2 crew and many more.  This one is not to be missed.  Pre-event tickets can be bought at Beatdown Records or online on the following link, for only £5.

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/162802

That’s shaping up to be an epic night and I’ll be on that like a fat lass on a buffet!

Check out the details for The Warehouse Party on the Facebook event on this link;

http://www.facebook.com/events/306998582701432/

HONEY CHROME

Possibly the most original live band in the region (I’m just saying, you’ve not heard shit like this before!) are Honey Chrome.  This two and a half man band don’t just sound different from everybody else, even their own tracks sound different to one another.  I’ve got Honey Chrome booked for a couple of gigs in May but they also have a couple in April too.

On Friday 6th April, the day before The Egg, they are playing with The Skank Sinatra & Friends Show and The Kites, at The Sun Inn in Stockton on Tees.  You can find further details on the Facebook event for that gig on the link below.

http://www.facebook.com/events/416819888335204/

Then on Wednesday 25th April, Honey Chrome are competing in the Semi Final of a Battle of the Bands competition at Trillians Rock Bar in Newcastle.  I don’t have the details for that so keep up to date with things on Honey Chrome’s website on the link below.

http://www.honeychrome.co.uk/

Honey Chrome

THE CALENDER

Sunday 1st

The Black Tears plus support – The Head of Steam, Newcastle.  Entry £2.

http://www.facebook.com/events/268673853205800/

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Monday 2nd

The Milk with support from Athletes in Paris and The Cutouts – The Head of Steam, Newcastle.  Tickets £5.

http://www.facebook.com/events/373614365994357/

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Friday 6th

The Skank Sinatra & Friends Show + The Kites + Honey Chrome – The Sun Inn, Stockton on Tees.

http://www.facebook.com/events/416819888335204/

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Saturday 7th

THE EGG – The Telegraph, Newcastle.  Entry £4.

https://mallazmalcolmwhite.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/the-egg/

http://www.facebook.com/events/156889934432195/

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Monday 9th

My Extraordinary – The Riverside, Newcastle.  Tickets £6.

http://www.facebook.com/events/301765923214622/

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Wednesday 11th

Rex Regis: Faithful Album Launch Party – Official Destiny Nightclub, Newcastle.  Free Entry.

http://www.facebook.com/events/286642574740660/

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Saturday 21st

Defcon1 SOUNDSYSTEM + SubLevel2 UK Hit Hawick – Hawick & Wilton Cricket Club.  Entry £4.

http://www.facebook.com/events/329954643727842/

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Wednesday 25th

Honey Chrome: Battle of the Bands Semi Final – Trillians Rock Bar, Newcastle.

http://www.honeychrome.co.uk/

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Saturday 28th

SubLevel2 & Milk the Cow present: THE WAREHOUSE PARTY – Dynamix Skate Park, Gateshead.  Tickets £5.

http://www.facebook.com/events/306998582701432/

UK HIP HOP’S DYNAMIC DUO STRIKE AGAIN!!!

Posted in Music, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by Mallaz

Because they’re just too good to us, Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze have released their ‘Brace For The Impact’ EP today.  A tasty teaser for their forthcoming ‘May Contain Nuts’ EP, and also released especially for those with allergies, ‘Brace For The Impact’ is free to download for a limited period before it is released on iTunes and other such sites where you will have to pay for the download.

Brace For The Impact EP (Free Download)

Now Carlsberg don’t do rappers, but if they did he’d probably have a fake tashe, top-hat and treat time like a twat!  Baron Von Alias is some talent and along with MistaBreeze, the Hardest Thug in UK Hip Hop (at his age, you can’t be that cheeky and that good looking unless you can pack a punch!) they make an incredible team.

Brace For The Impact’ is an EP with filthy, heavy beats and tracks that would not be out of place on a Drum n Bass album and would work perfectly for some freaky dancing in nightclubs.  The EP features guest appearances from the lovely Eliza Lawson, the epic Rossi Noise, rappers Absorb and Wizard Sleeve’s Lex One.

Eliza Lawson

The versatility that The Baron & Breeze display on this EP is truly awesome.  They’ve touched on several different genres of music with this release yet still maintained their impressive Hip Hop flavour.  This is an extremely danceable EP as displayed with the smart addition of the fantastic Rossi Noise on ‘Light Years’, adding a different dimension to what is really a Computer Game Music style Club Dance track with a Hip Hop twist.  Rossi Noise also feature on ‘Do Your Worst’ along with Absorb.  ‘Do Your Worst’ is possibly my joint-favourite track on this EP.  It’s a great Hip Hop/DubStep club track which, partially due to the catchy chorus and filthy, wobbling bass, really sticks in your head and it won’t be long til clued-up DJs are banging this track in clubs up and down the country.

Throw Your Body’ is another infectious track with dance appeal and commercial value, with yet more catchy lyrics and a very bouncy beat that will have you fist-pumpin’ and stamping your feet.  ‘Impact’ is a proper hard club track.  The dirty synthetic bass with the added effects is so filthy that it is disgustingly good.  The incredibly talented vocalist Eliza Lawson guests on ‘Impact’ and compliments the track in brilliant fashion, giving a brief glimpse of what the future has in store.

As I mentioned before, ‘Do Your Worst’ is possibly my joint-favourite track on the EP, joint-favourite, along with ‘Step In The Room’.  ‘Step In The Room’ is one of my favourite Baron tracks of all time and, in my opinion, one of Breeze’s best outings.  It also further displays the adaptability that Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze are capable of.  On ‘Step In The Room’ Baron & Breeze add their unique Hip Hop flavour to what is essentially a Rock track and it works in epic fashion; imagine a Cramlington based Public Enemy with a comic book twist.

Brace for The Impact’ is a truly epic EP.  It’s hard to believe that this is not even the big release and is merely a taster for their next release, the ‘May Contain Nuts’ EP.  Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze are being far too good to their fans (who are rapidly growing in numbers) this year.  Get it downloaded while it’s free.

Brace For The Impact’ is yet another awesome release from the ever-impressive Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze and it will leave you itching for the forthcoming release of ‘May Contain Nuts’, which is coming out soon.  Isn’t it exciting???

Click on the link below to download ‘Brace For The Impact’ for free before 2nd April.

Brace For The Impact EP (Free Download)

You can find Baron Von Alias, MistaBreeze & Eliza Lawson on Facebook on the links below.

Baron Von Alias

MistaBreeze

Eliza Lawson

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze – Brace For The Impact

Genre

Hip Hop/Club

Release

(online) Monday 26th March 2012

http://baronvonalias.bandcamp.com/album/brace-for-the-impact-ep-2

Track List

1 – Brace For The Impact

2 – Impact (ft. Eliza Lawson)

3 – Step In The Room

4 – Light Years (ft. Rossi Noise)

5 – Throw Your Body (ft. Lex One of Wizard Sleeve)

6 – Do Your Worst (ft. Absorb & Rossi Noise)

https://mallazmalcolmwhite.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/the-egg/

A REVIEW OF A GIG I CAN’T REMEMBER…

Posted in General Gobshiting, Music, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by Mallaz

I was at the O2 Academy on Saturday night again, well at least my physical presence was there and other people can confirm this (better than I can myself).  This time I was at the O2 for the Rossi Noise gig featuring support from the best Seghill Hip Hop act in history (absolute fact!), Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze with Eliza Lawson.  Apparently it was an epic gig, Baron and Breeze fans have claimed that, in their opinions, it was their best show yet.  My total amnesia of the night makes a gig review slightly more troublesome than usual, not impossible however, just more implausible really.

Well the chaos started when my first choice plus one (I mostly go for buying two tickets so I have some company) dropped me in it.  Fortunately the ticket never went to waste as Sam took the ticket at the last minute.  Sam is L87 from SubLevel2, a DJ/promoter and someone I have been working closely with for some time.  He even banged out an awesome DubStep DJ set at my last Telegraph gig on Friday 3rd February to follow up the awesome set by Baron, Breeze and Eliza.

L87 of SubLevel2

But back to the story at hand, my final memory of Saturday was meeting with Sam for a swifty at The Fourth (if that’s even a real place) before the memory-obliterating combination of prescription pills and over-priced alcohol rendered me a liability!

I’ve heard rumours of spacesuits, bass, aliens, butlers, inflatable guitars, Haribo, a body-poppin beat-boxing tin-man (which I’m assuming is the incredibly talented Brotha Priah) and the bogeyman.  I also heard I was ‘allegedly’ shouting at Baron and Breeze as they were getting changed mid-set, but until I see evidence or hear a reliable testimony I’m denying that all together, is this not just the face of innocence?  Hmmmm???

When I finally partially regained my senses it was the following day, I woke up on a sofa in a strange house in High Heaton with no recollection of how or why I had ended up there, in that place.  Fortunately it wasn’t a stranger’s house, in fact I have on a previous occasion ‘allegedly’ pissed in their kitchen bin, and it’s in an area that I am familiar with.  However, after finding the composure to finally muster the energy for the walk of shame back to my humble abode, I was stricken with a stark realisation…  My fukkin house keys were in my coat pocket, which was still at that fukkin O2 Academy!

Well what’s a locked-out amnesia-ridden hung-over freaky old beasty man to do?  On thon off chance that there’d be some swine down there who might be able to help me out and get my coat back, I had the (still very) drunken stagger back down to the O2 Academy.  It is possible I called into Maccy D’s for a coffee on route but the memory of that whole weekend is still hazier than Snoop Dogg’s tour van.

Any fukkin way, back to the fukkin story…

When I was on the way there, Photo Dave of David Johnston Photography had been online and text me to say the O2’s fukkin shut on a Sunday, nightmare!  So my fukkin options were dwindling.  There was Option A – Ring thon fukkin landlord and explain the shituation (no fukkin way, in my experience the less you have to do with your landlord the better!).  Option B – Find a dossing option and sit it off til Monday (nuts to that shite, as I already mentioned Rossi Noise had rendered me dysfunctional!).  Or Option C – Try my luck at the O2 anyway because I was basically round the fukkin corner and really wanted my keys! (Nothing ventured, nothing gained!).

Well I plumped for Option C and went down to the O2 anyway.  When I arrived the front doors where open and some band’s bitches (roadies) were loading equipment and shit in through the door.  So at this point, I’m thinking my lucks in.  I asked one of the pretentious little shit-bits if anyone who works there was about.  The horrible little anal bead replied “I’m with the band!  Nothing to do with the venue!” in an arrogant and, by this point of the weekend, patience-testing manner!  So I thought “Fuck this knobby little prick!” and said “Look, some cunt must of opened the fukkin door for you to be loading this shit in so go and get the fukka or I’ll burst your snot-box!”  Well that’s when Cunty-Balls ponced off inside the O2 to get a staff member, during which time I asked another of the band bitches which band it was, he replied “The Spice Girls” and I just thought he was taking the piss!  Apparently that daft Mel C bint, Manly Spice or whatever she was, was doing something there that night (or so I’m told), I care too little to find out whether any of that is true or not, fuck The Spice Girls, fuck Mel C and fuck her horrid poncey little roadies!

When the O2 fella eventually came to the door, he was really helpful, took my ticket and returned double-snappy with my coat, complete with my fukkin house keys in the pocket and I was on my merry fukkin way!

Fukkin Manly Spice!

After meeting up with Photo Dave, acquiring some beverages of the alcoholic flavour and getting back to my flat, it suddenly dawned on me that I was wearing something I hadn’t been wearing when I left the house the previous night.  I was wearing something truly awesome!  Something possibly even more awesome than the Futurama’s ‘Bender the Offender’ t-shirt I was wearing underneath this wonderful new garment.  For what I was now wearing was the heighth of fashion in the current North East music scene!  I now own a very off-orangey (as in bright green) ‘Kids and Grown Ups Love the Beats…. of Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze’ t-shirt, BOOM!

But What About Rossi Noise???

What are they like live?  How the fuck should I know???  I’ll hopefully find that out next time I go see them play live, and that is something that will most certainly be on the agenda for me because I love their music.  The five strong “RockStep” band obviously have Dub influences, which is a winner with me, and their sound is a wicked fusion of DubStep, Dance, Hip Hop and Rock music with some Heavy Drum & Bass beats.  Who else is doing shit like that? Nee one! At least not too Rossi Noise’s standard.  With such a diverse array of musical genres within Rossi Noise’s influences then you’re guaranteed something unique and certainly special.  Watch their debut music video ‘Evil Inside’ on the link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0TTZm8pZaA

Rossi Noise

Rossi Noise are becoming increasingly popular, so I’m not breaking ground here although they are still massively underrated, and have been tipped by several sources as one the bands to watch this year, including music development agency Generator.

Follow Rossi Noise and their progress on the following social network sites.

Facebook

Soundcloud

YouTube

Twitter

Eliza Lawson

And also, Eliza Lawson now has her own Facebook page so click on, like and share the link below.

http://www.facebook.com/elizalawsonsounds

WHEN I’M NOT DOING NOTHING, THIS IS WHAT I’M DOING…

Posted in Art, General Gobshiting, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by Mallaz

This is what I do, besides drinking, smoking, gambling, women and all of the other vices…

Music

I’m bang into music, music of all different genres, so what I mainly do these days is arrange and promote gigs in Newcastle.  I also do my best to promote certain local artists in an attempt to generate more exposure for the better ones.  The reason I only promote certain bands is because the North East music scene is full of pretentious twats who think they’re gods simply because they can play instruments.  The Indie scene in Newcastle has been riddled with many examples of tubes like that for years now.  That is why when I arrange my events I have acts of different genres involved and we get a much more diverse crowd.  People who come to my events to see one particular act get to see artists from other genres and meet people from different social circles, not the sort of thing that happens at your average Indie night.  A lot of the artists I work with are actually personal friends of mine, but more importantly, they share the same mind-set as me in that they believe music is supposed to be about fun and having a good time.  Nobody really wants to go out on a Friday or Saturday night and listen to teenagers with good jobs and girlfriends, living at home with their parents and having everything on a plate for them, whining about the stresses and strains of life. We don’t fukkin care if your mam served you brussel sprouts on your Sunday dinner last week.  Most people have bigger problems to deal with.

My goal is to make live music in Newcastle a good night out, rather than the shambolic state it has been for years.  I will consider acts of any genre to play at my events so long as they are individuals and not sheep following whatever trend they have a taste for.  I don’t believe any act should be limited to opportunities because they don’t fit in with a certain scene.  By mixing genres together, the aim is to bring the best from every genre together to create a party style atmosphere and a scene that is not limited to the same crowd of idiots who think they’re the mutt’s nuts.  Try to image a city-sized house party, that’s the ultimate goal!

My last live music event was my first experiment with mixing very contrasting genres and the mix was well received by those who attended.  I had Hip Hop, DubStep, an Alternative acoustic set and Alternative Rock music all played on the same night and we had a good night.  The diverse crowd mingled well and some people left well impressed with some of the acts that they seen that night.  Photo Dave of David Johnston Photography videoed some each act performing and you can see those videos on this link;

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41516C6F0C7B6130&feature=plcp

My next live event is at The Telegraph on Orchard Street behind Central Station in Newcastle.  That’s on Saturday 3rd March and I’ve got four acts of pure quality for that gig.  There’s Funky Ska music in the form of Ginger Snap & The Style Pile, Newcastle’s freshest Indie band Emergency Door Release, Alternative Rock from The Shake Appeal and the unclassifiable Honey Chrome, whose music is a wonderfully bizarre mix of almost any genre that you can possibly imagine.  If that hasn’t already got you twitching then the price will.  Entry is only £3 on the door, BOOM!

Details of this gig can be found on my blog or Facebook on the links below;

Telegraph – 3rd March Line-Up

Facebook

Art

Everything for me started off with art.  In 2009 I began work on the first Horrorshow drawing, which was when my artistic career started to take off.  That first drawing spawned a whole series of Horrorshow Artwork images, which have proved relatively popular with art enthusiasts from all over the world and I have even rejected offers of £300 for certain Horrorshow drawings.  Check out Horrorshow Artwork on Facebook (and like the page) or Deviant Art on the next links;

Facebook

DeviantArt.com

My first commissioned artwork was in 2010 and that was swiftly followed by the EP cover design I created for the now extinct band, Casino‘The Late, Great Planet Earth’ drawing that I did for Casino generated a bit of publicity for them, which in turn led to them asking me to manage them and that’s how I got involved in music, but that’s another story.  I have received a few commissions and also sold some of my own work since then.  I have designed logos, posters and drawn portraits for commission since then.

I create all of the promotional artwork for my live music events and also did all of the band artwork for Downtown Lester Brown, the band I formed in 2011 and left just before Christmas.  The Downtown Lester Brown artwork included their logo, the ‘Love & Other Diseases’ EP cover and individual track artwork for each track on the EP.

Most of my artwork is abstract pen drawings, although I am not learning Adobe Photoshop, which makes design work a lot easier.  I also like to experiment with other media, oil pastels being one of my favourites.  I am soon to start working on the final drawing of the Horrorshow Artwork series.  Beyond that I am going to experiment with some collage work, continue to design all of the artwork for my events and hopefully take on some more commissioned work.

What Can I Do For You…?

If you’re in a band and you’re looking for gigs, well I run them.  So the obvious thing to do is get in touch.  Send me your name, bands name and brief description, and contact emails and telephone numbers.  I will also need a link to somewhere I can listen to your music or you can attach a couple of mp3 files to the email.  You can email me on – horrorshowartwork@live.co.uk

Be aware though that I do not just book any random act to play at my events, I want bands with something about them and not generic cut-outs.  I need to hear examples of your music and if possible even see videos.  So if you send me a link to an internet profile that requires me to like your page before I can hear your music then you are wasting your time and more importantly, mine.  How am I supposed to know I like it if I’ve never heard it?

Also bear in mind that I am now booking line-ups for as far ahead as May, although I am looking to start organising events more frequently and further afield than just Newcastle.  I have had interest from a lot of artists too, so I apologise in advance if I’m unable to reply to emails immediately but I will get around to them as soon as possible.

Other options that I can offer artists are promotion and/or management.  If your band struggles to find gigs because you’re too busy playing music in between working and coming up with new material then you need someone to find gigs for you.  Through the network that I have I can help to find gigs and find out about a lot of support slots that are available, festival places etc.

I can also organise and promote events for bands and provide supporting artists.  Or if you have your own gigs booked and need some supporting acts for those, I can also help with that.  Again, simply email me to discuss what it is that you want and what exactly I can offer.  horrorshowartwork@live.co.uk

On the art front, I have plenty of original artwork for sale that I am willing to consider offers for.  Examples of my artwork can be found on my Horrorshow Artwork Facebook page or my Deviant Art profile on these links;

Facebook

DeviantArt.com

I also consider commissioned work.  I am available for EP/album artwork, logo design or poster artwork and design but will also consider almost anything.  I specialise in drawing and tend to lean towards an abstract style but I’m willing to try my hand at pretty much anything.  If you want to commission me for artwork or what to make enquiries about any of the work I have for sale then email me – horrorshowartwork@live.co.uk

So What Next…?

You’ll fukkin see soon enough!

If you use any of the social networks below click on their names and then you can find my profiles and you’re free to stalk me online.  If I see you perched outside my house though, you’ll soon find out how much being hit with a crowbar really hurts!

Twitter

music related sites

Soundcloud

Soundclick

art related sites

Horrorshow Artwork Facebook page

Deviant Art

“WHAT’S NORMAL IS NORMALLY BORING…”

Posted in Music, Music Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2012 by Mallaz

I was at The Head of Steam for SubLevel2 on Thursday night and it was a canny night indeed.  Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze were in fine form again, although The Baron was underdressed for the occasion.  They had me up dancing with them again for ‘Get Wild, Gan Mental’, which is always a laugh.  Eliza Lawson was flawless with her vocals again when she joined them.  They’re a fukkin class act, plus they deal with random hecklers pretty well, definitely the highlight of the night in my opinion!

Someone else that really impressed me was Brotha Priah.  His live Beatbox set was epic!  Pure entertainment!  He uses this weird box, which is like some form of dodgy alien technology, to loop samples of him beat-boxing, while he talks shit over top, and his patter was hilarious.  He complimented my hat at one point before his set as well, nice lad.

Rick Fury also put in an impressive set, although he probably should have left his hat on.  He was taking requests at the end and performed ‘South Shields Shuffle’ at my request.  I wasn’t really serious about that though; I didn’t even think he would have the backing track for that with him.

The next SubLevel2 at The Head of Steam, in Newcastle, is on Thursday 23rd February.  For £4 you get live Hip Hop, featuring Rick Fury, followed by Eyezdown v SubLevel2 DubStep/Drum &Bass battle.  Couldn’t really ask for more, could you?  More details of that can be found on the Facebook event on the link below;

http://www.facebook.com/events/329576477076456/

JUST LIKE I SAID I WOULD…

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by Mallaz

As I said I would in my last blog…

https://mallazmalcolmwhite.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/gannin-balls-deep/

I’ve uploaded all of the videos from Friday’s gig at The Telegraph onto my YouTube channel, and for your viewing convenience I’ve put all of the videos into one easy playlist.  Simply click the link below;

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL41516C6F0C7B6130&feature=plcp

Get Wild, Gan Mental

All videos are by Photo Dave of David Johnston Photography.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/David-johnston-photograpy/215749741805514

The individual videos are as follows;

Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze‘Step In The Room’

SubLevel2’s L87 DubStep DJ set

Artisam ‘Free Your Mind’ and ‘Lucid Melody’

And The Stroll‘Different Tune, Different Mood’ and ‘I Am The Walrus’

SubLevel2

If you’d like to see more of Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze in action and/or L87 spinning some records then you’re in luck.  Get down to SubLevel2 at The Head of Steam in Newcastle tonight, where for just £4 you can catch them as well as both Rick Fury and DJ ADS of Killamari Records and a live Beatbox set from Brotha Priah.  Also look out for DJ Keek blasting some Earthshaking heavy DubStep and Drum & Bass.

More details of SubLevel2 at The Head of Steam tonight can be found on the Facebook event on the below link;

http://www.facebook.com/events/233430710070639/

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