The Rare Auld Times

Posted by homoludo on September 27th, 2008 filed in film, gigs, history, music


rear of Bolton street’s King’s Inn Pub (end of the cul de sac)
INFO text messages to 0877954727

doors @7.30
E 8,00 donation @THESHED


E+S=B and Alan Lambert

General Info:

“In 1996, filmaker Daragh McCarthy directed a documentary inspired by
the noises emanating from Dublin’s independent rock scene. At the
time, we didn’t know if this urgent groundswell in activity was
destined to be just an ephemeral phenomenon or whether it was the
foundation for a future infrastructure. All we knew was that it was
some of the best and most pro-active music making in a country other
wise smothered by corporate bandwagoneering and post-U2 tail-chasing.
The Stars Are Underground was, quite simply a film crying out to be
made. In retrospect, it has become a prescient foretaste of the depth
of fine music being made in Ireland, four years later. Stars… is a
film about dreamers, visionaries, wannabe Warhols and shoe-string
svengalis. A film about punk-rock, country outlaws, decadent
discordance and slack jaw stoners. It’s about people relearning the
DIY process and starting to get it right. Releasing their own records,
making their own videos, designing their own sleeves, organising their
own events and basically doing the complete opposite to those who so
willingly bowed down to the industry before them. But this documentary
doesn’t wallow in underground romance. It details with the day-to-day
hands-on banalities of being in a band, the lure of the corporate
dollar and the struggle to be heard. The music ranges from brash and
formative excorcisms of anger, to sophisticated, aspirational
creations, to probing, vehement experimentation. Jubliee Allstars’
initial releases on their own Hi-Tone label and Dead Elvis, sound as
fantastic as the first time they shambled revolutions round your
record player. As does Wormhole’s low-slung primitive hypnosis and
Luggage’s muffled and debonair series of Eps on Blunt Records. And
Female Hercules and Bambi and the Great Western Squares and Pet Lamb
and The Idiots and Mexican Pets. Some of them have gone, some still
here, in one form or another. Label owners and media-mouths such as
Colm O’Callaghan, Dan Oggly and Eamonn Crudden have their say too,
discussing the naivete that fuels these records, and questioning the
magnitude of the independent structure. International figures such as
Therapy’s Andy Cairns and Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye express words of wisdom
and, well, words of simple enthusiasm. The latter warns us not to
expect to make any money in this industry. But what’s probably most
satisfying about The Stars Are Underground is how the artists
themselves define this whole time with a sense of community. It’s
almost politically incorrect to use the word “scene” these days, but
whatever it was , this time and place, it was where connections were
made that ring true to this day. The year 2000 has already seen
several great Irish records, and all going according to plan, 2001
will be better again. The roots lie here in this film, and for those
aware or interested in these facts, this is essential viewing. A
low-budget film about a low-budget scene. It won’t be forgotten
quickly.” Leagues October 2000

Electronic Sensoria Band arose in 2002 from improvising sessions
between Fergus Cullen and members of The Wormholes and Memory Cells at
Dublin’s legendary Lazy Bird club. Their backing of the legendary
ex-Can vocalist Damo Suzuki at his debut Dublin show was recorded and
became the first release on their Last of our Kind label. Since then
they have scaled down to a three piece line-up consisting of Fergus on
guitar and clarinet, with brothers David and Anthony Carroll on drums
and bass.
‘Lost In The Black Hole Of Calcutta’: Part 1

is an Irish based artist, electronic producer and short film maker
In the early 90’s Lambert recorded a lot of analogue material which is
currently available on the Aphasia Recordings label, and in the late
90’s collaborated with ‘Wormhole’, on the former Dead Elvis label,
released by Eamonn Crudden.
July 2008

’ Pteranodon’ is the first album Alan Lambert is releasing
on Metal Dragon Music – it can now be ordered from the site’s ‘Sounds’

16b Fade Street, Dublin 2
5 Cope Street, Dublin 2
15a Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Quote from Road Records on ‘Pteranodon’;
… two very beautiful synth driven ambient pieces with hints of
everything from jean michelle jarre, tangerine dream and klaus
schultze. There is also an element of some early krautrock
experimentalism akin to the likes of cluster or even harmonium. The
album features ‘Pteranodon’ and also ‘A Bao a Qu’


This is the first set of original etchings (drypoints) realised in
early 80’s and inspired to 12 of the Imaginary Beings from Borges’
book. They include the A Bao A Qu

MCBETT works in different social contexts.

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THESHED is a private independent workshop.
Please come at the door @8,00pm with your drink and food ready to stay in
and call 0877954727 at the gate.

Please be in time and send a text message if you will be late,
as there there may be no admissions after the event starts.

One Response to “The Rare Auld Times”

  1. Internet Marketing Ireland Says:

    This is the way things should be, get off what we are on now

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