Friday, 4 December 2009

Songs From The Kitchen Sink

Songs From The Kitchen Sink

Wednesday saw the first micro event organised by Splash One and Narc scribe Ewan McIntyre.

The idea for Songs From The Kitchen Sink came to me last year as a shameless excuse to indulge in twin passions of 1960's British Kitchen Sink Cinema and 1980's Fuzzy Guitar music (some early 90's shoegaze thrown in for good measure) from independent labels such as 4AD, Cherry Red, Heavenly, Creation, Factory, Rough Trade, Sarah.

However I had been too busy with other projects to put anything together then the opportunity to host an after show party for New York shambling indie poppers The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart arrived - too good to pass up.

So the first 'Kitchen Sink' event played out like this...

Fist off BIG SORRY to PopKlub who were meant to DJ but the lack of CD decks in the head of steam mean they had to pull out.

As well as myself and Ewan, Peggy and Kurt from the Pains Of Being Pure At played a few tunes. So extra big thanks to the band.

The following records were played entirely on original pressings of 12", 7" and LP.

Deluxe - Lush

Mercy Seat - Ultra Vivid Scene

Iceblink Luck – Cocteau Twins

Jack - Moose

Brassneck - The Wedding Present

Drive Blind - Ride

Celeste – The Telescopes

Velocity Girl – Primal Scream

Falling and Laughing – Orange Juice

The Monochrome Set - The Monochrome Set

In The Rain - The June Brides

Sick Of It - The Primitives

Lola - Cud

Pearl - Chapterhouse

Catholic Block – Sonic Youth

Outdoor Miner – Wire

Lichtenstien Painting - Television Personalities

Keep It Out Of My Face – Mudhoney

Destroy The Heart – The House Of Love

Felicity – The Wedding Present

Why Does it Rain - Weather prophets

Primitive Painters - Felt

I dont Know Why I Love You - House Of Love

Staring at The Sun - Ultra Vivid Scene

Sidewalking - Jesus & Mary Chain

Other band's played included.. Catherine Wheel, The Sea Urchins, The Times, New Order and Teenage Fanclub.

While posters and flyers for the evening included images from...

Billy Liar

Twisterella - Blly Liar

Twisterella - Ride


Room At The Top

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


BIG THANKS to everyone who came down to Dragnet last Sat, we had another blinding session. CHEERS AGAIN.

After a solid month of residents keeping the Dragnet fires burning every Sat @ the Cut we thought it was about time we invited a few friends to pitch in with the music, dancing, love and laughter.

So... first up to join us behind the decks was

Mark Algar. (Tourist/Thoughts On love & Smoking)

Someone who probably needed no introduction, a right regular ace face on Tyneside's club scene for as far back as I can remember, and thats a long time. I recall first meeting Mark in the infamous Riverside just after he had played a blinding set.

Here's a little bit of bumfff about the man that may shed some light to anybody not familiar with local legend.

Since starting out in the early 90's he's played alongside heavy hitters such as...

Andrew Weatherall,
Ewan Pearson,
David Holmes,
Maurice Fulton,
Shit Robot,
Dave Clark,
JD Twitch,
Junior Boys,
The Horrors

as well as cut his teeth over the years at some of the countries seminal clubs such as The 333, The T-Bar, The Bitter Suite, Club UK, The Amersham Arms, Full Circle, Hoxton Bar & Grill, The Leadmill in Sheffield, The Orbit in Leeds, Bristols Thelka and Newcastles much missed Riverside Club. With influences as diverse as dub disco, Ze records, New york Punk funk, DFA Records and heavyweight Berlin Techno as well as the typically twisted British sounds of Trevor Jacksons now defunct 'Output Records', Andy Blakes 'Dissident' imprint, Nathan Gregory Wilkins 'History Clock' label, and of course the national treasure that was 'Boys Own Records'.

As well as DJing Mark finds time to organize and write for two of the North East's much loved Blogs - Tourist & Thoughts On Love and Smoking.


Shortwave Set - No Social (Optimo Remix)

Heartbreak - Akin To Dancing (The Horrors Remix)

Suzanne Vega - Love Made Real (Chalk Hill Edit)

The Phenomenal Hanclap Band - 15 to 20 (The Glimmers Remix)

Chromeo - You're So Gangsta (Playgroup Remix)

Ron Rogers - Ya Ya

LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou (Ernold Sane Re-Edit)

Mock N' Toof - Digit 2

Radiohead - Idioteque (Bootleg)

The Presets - Talk Like That (Optimo Remix)

The Andrew Allsgood Experience - Macho Wizard

The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Dub Disco Edit Of The Edit)

Divine - Native Love (Edit)

Scotty Coats & Wes The Mes - Double Fisted (Prins Thomas Disko Mikss)


Heres a few of them if you fancy a listen...

Shortwave Set - No Social (Optimo Remix)

Chromeo - You're So Gangsta (Playgroup Remix)

LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou (Ernold Sane Re-Edit)

And here's a few related bit's...