Ruts DC just go from strength to strength. Having just completed their Album LIVE ON STAGE and after their triumphant Euro tour .They returned to play London’s Garage on Saturday night to rave reviews and a warm reception by fans and new converts alike.
Ruts DC now start a select UK tour starting in Leeds on Thursday 6th November at The Wardrobe.
The show consists of songs representing their many phases - The more recent Rhythm Collision 2 -The critically acclaimed Animal Now and, of course, a classic version of Babylon’s Burning, Staring at the Rude Boys, Jah War and others.
The 2 remaining original Ruts members - Segs Jennings and Dave Ruffy - provide an exciting powerhouse rhythm section for new addition Leigh Heggarty to excel on guitar .Segs handles the lead vocal / front man duties with panache and respect while Ruffy sings backing vocals as well as holding down the perfect beat.
Sounding fresh and with the songs still proving to carry an important message in these current times the Ruts DC show is a must see.
They say there is a time and place for everything, and without doubt Saturday 25th October at London’s The Garage, will be a night when the city’s music scene explodes for one of its most thrilling adventures this year. Presented by Home Grown in association with Satellite, the night will see the legendary RUTS D.C. unleash their inimitable and inspirational ‘dubbed out grooviness’,a sound to leave feet and emotions romping with relish.
Ruts DC was formed in 1980 by guitarist Paul Fox, bassist John 'Segs' Jennings, and drummer Dave Ruffy, emerging out of one of punk’s most inspirational bands-The Ruts. Starting with their first album 'Animal Now', the band was soon sculpting new templates for the imagination and for emerging bands to feed upon. It was with the following 'Rhythm Collision Volume 1' though that the band truly began exploring a new style of music and awoke new untapped passions in fans and music alike. The years between the band’s end in 1983 and reunion in 2011 still saw them continuing to inspire, whilst a special emotional gig at the Islington Academy in2007 with Henry Rollins joining the band (including Paul who would soon after succumb to incurable lung cancer) has gone down in the Capital’s musical history. The release of 'Rhythm Collision Volume 2' on the band’s return saw that Segs and Ruffy were still crafting a sound as vital and innovative as ever. Live too; playing both Ruts DC and Ruts classics, the band continues to leave audiences aflame, ensuring that Saturday will be imposing another indelible pleasure on those present.
The Ruts DC
Alongside Ruts DC, there will also be the double doom voracity of Preston sextet EVIL BLIZZARD, a band unleashing the irresistible bait of four bassists and a singing drummer within a sound as ravenous as it is adventurously unique. The night’s thrilling trio of bands is completed by THE DUEL, another boundary pushing proposition setting new standards with their blistering now wave punk rock. Hitting new pinnacles with their recently released new album ‘Waging War’, the Londoners are sure to leave a lasting fire in ears and evening.
With the potential to produce one of the year’s most scintillating events, Saturday night already has the city drooling in anticipation and fans clamouring to be part.
Source: Phonocaster Music
RODDY RADIATION & THE SKABILLY REBELS (UK)
THE DOGS (US)
RODDY RADIATION & THE SKABILLY REBELS Former guitarist of The Specials, Roddy Byers, as frontman of his newest and best musical endeavor. (Available from November 2014 onwards)
THE DOGS Powerful breed founded by well-known guitarist Loren Molinare (Little Caesar). (Available in February 2015)
RODDY RADIATION & THE SKABILLY REBELS:
After 32 years of treating audiences to his own Ska-Rockabilly brand of “Radiation” therapy, Roddy Byers is stepping away from the side of the stage as the Specials’ lead guitarist and into the center spotlight as the frontman/guitarist of his newest and best musical endeavor, the SKABILLY REBELS!
Roddy and his Skabilly Rebels are the next phase of an audio formula Byers has been working to perfect since the day he stepped into the recording studio with the Specials back in the 80s – a fusion of the driving rhythm of Ska and the gritty, hard edge of Rockabilly, also known as “Skabilly.” With the Skabilly Rebel’s debut album, BLUES ATTACK!, Byers and his boys Sam Smith (rhythm guitar), Matt Hart (drums), Mac (bass), and Jay Jones (keyboards) bring this sound screaming into beautiful reality, spanning a variety of sonic flavors from the cajun-edged “Black Zodiac,” to the breezy-ska of “Desire,” to the roots-rock flow of “Judgement Day,” to the blues anthem “Another Rusty Nail.” The unique vibe behind each Byers-penned original tune is tied together by that Skabilly heart and soul that flows through Byers’ vagabond voice and shredding guitar licks.Each song’s rocksteady beat, vocal twang, and rocking riff takes the listener on a thrilling adventure of teenage angst, crazy weekends, long-lost love, cheating hearts, sudden death, and a deep longing for that which a simple department store window is holding back. The subject matter in the 16 tracks is diverse enough to leave any and all listeners able to find a piece of themselves in Byers’ lyrics. Listen to BLUES ATTACK!, and prepare to move your body to the next, best wave of Ska’s evolution…embrace the sound of REBELLION today!
“HYPERSENSITIVE,” the long-awaited new release by THE DOGS that coincides with selfsame video release as of January 2012. To note its repertoire includes strong Dogs’ classics old and new understates feloniously. Next to be shot by their stalwart video genius Salvatore Sebergandio comes “What Goes In Quiet Comes Out Loud,” a spankin’ fresh newie. One of them however, “Beatin’ The Floor” was the very first song ever written by Dogs’ singer/songwriter/guitarist LOREN MOLINARE, although its driving rock sounds as fully formed as the adult Venus rising on the halfshell in Botticelli’s masterpiece painting of her birth. And “Beatin’ ” would date from…1967. As do THE DOGS, add a year for name and personnel changes. In the Detroit/Ann Arbor/Lansing nexus THE DOGS rocked hard, fast and precise (energy-maniacs onstage they may have been, their proficiency as teens cast them practically as rock prodigies) with their own original songs from the get-go. They opened for the likes of MC5, Stooges, Amboy Dukes with Ted Nugent, SRC etc. etc. etc. throughout the late ’60s/early ’70s as commemorated in “HYPERSENSITIVE’s” “Motor City Fever” a real knock-out dating from the same era as the bands it name-checks in one of this band’s most powerfully riffed songs ever.
“…The Dogs: brutal, hard-charging, ferocious, uncompromising, committed, raw, etc. et al. But that all seems to miss the point. The point is really… That their work continues to be important to the band themselves and a community of friends and fans around the world fortifies and validates their accomplishment… Is this important? I think it is. Why? Because it tells me I’m not alone. I’m not the only nutcase out there who cares… That The Dogs have existed in a corner of the world of music on their own, under their own power means more to me than hit records and mass marketing… They made it happen in the face of a world that said, ‘Just who in the hell do you think you are?’ ‘We’re The Dogs’ is the only answer that matters.”
What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why?
UMC are proud to present Blondie, Blondie’s studio LPs originally released between 1976 and 1982 brought together in a boxed set for the first time. Each LP will have exact reproductions of original artwork to retain authenticity, and will be pressed 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl and contained in a rigid slipcase box.
The band’s first two albums contained strong elements of these genres, and although successful in the United Kingdom and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the United States until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Over the next three years, the band achieved several hit singles including "Call Me", "Atomic" and "Heart of Glass" and became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles incorporating elements of disco, pop, rap, and reggae, while retaining a basic style as a new wave band.
TRACK LISTING Blondie
X Offender Little Girl Lies In the Flesh Look Good in Blue In the Sun A Shark in Jets Clothing
Man Overboard Rip Her to Shreds Rifle Range Kung Fu Girls The Attack of the Giant Ants
Fan Mail Denis Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45) Youth Nabbed as Sniper Contact in Red Square (I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear I'm on E
I Didn't Have the Nerve to Say No Love at the Pier No Imagination Kidnapper Detroit 442 Cautious Lip
Hanging on the Telephone One Way or Another Picture This Fade Away and Radiate Pretty Baby I Know But I Don't Know
11:59 Will Anything Happen? Sunday Girl Heart of Glass I'm Gonna Love You Too Just Go Away
Eat To The Beat
Dreaming The Hardest Part Union City Blue Shayla Eat to the Beat Accidents Never Happen
Die Young Stay Pretty Slow Motion Atomic Sound-A-Sleep Victor Living in the Real World
Europa Live It Up Here's Looking At You The Tide Is High Angels on the Balcony Go Through It
Do the Dark Rapture Faces T-Birds Walk Like Me Follow Me
Orchid Club Island of Lost Souls Dragonfly For Your Eyes Only The Beast
War Child Little Caesar Danceway (Can I) Find the Right Words (To Say) English Boys The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
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