It was great to see everyone on Saturday for the performance of Rosencrantz & Goldenstern are Dead. Director Max and the cast from Lodestar (http://www.theliverpoolshakespearefestival.co.uk/) enjoyed the evening and wanted to pass on their thanks to everyone from culturepool. You have until the 13th September to see the show if you haven’t managed to yet!
Coming next we have a double header of great music starting on Friday 11th September, 7pm with an album launch party at the fab Static Gallery on Roscoe Lane, City Centre (see map). We’re joining The Cubical (http://www.myspace.com/thecubicalthecubical), a Liverpool band on the verge of major success. As well as a chance to see the talented Cubical boys perform alongside other top local bands including the ‘Liverpool bands’ favourite band’ Tramp Attack, The Swingin’ Bricks, The Murmers of Tension and Hey Tourists, the gallery is exhibiting the paintings of John O’Neill, who also illustrated the cover of The Cubical’s latest album, Come Sing These Crippled Tunes.
As you can imagine it’s been a busy year for The Cubical. They’re currently on a tour of the UK, last month they had their latest single performed in an episode of the BBC drama The Street and they’re heading off to the States in October for the US launch of their album.
If this band aren’t on the cover of the NME in a years time, then there’s no justice.
(Gary Smith Bristol Uncovered on BBC Radio Bristol)
“Much of the charm of, and pleasure to be gleaned from, the Cubical is that hearing their music is like stumbling across some dusty long-lost recordings of forgotten voodoo rockers, while seeing them live is apparently like being sent back to the 60s to witness the Doors at Whisky A Go-Go or the Stones at the Flamingo…Superbly “realistic”, authentically 60s-sounding blues-wailing and jungle boogie with lashings of harmonica and psychedelic guitar.” (The Guardian)
Tickets £4 for culturepool, payable in cash on the night. Just mention ’culturepool’ on the door! There’ll also be chance to catch up with lead singer Dan, Alex, Johhny, Mark & Craig and artist John O’Neill on the night. Plus ALL culturepool members can download a FREE copy of their latest single Like Me I’m A Peacock by following this link (http://www.culturepool.org.uk/events.htm)
Then on the following Tuesday 15th September we’re off to a very special night in the New Picket on Jordan Street (See map), as part of The Working Class Music Festival (http://www.workingclassmusic.org.uk/). Following last year’s success, which attracted many iconic performers including Tony Benn’s favourite socialist singer Roy Bailey, singer/songwriter Alun Parry has organised another great festival for 2009.
We’re expecting a brill night as the line-up includes, John Peel’s favourite band and Liverpool giants Amsterdam. In 2002 Elvis Costello asked the band to perform with him on BBC1’s Jonathan Ross TV show and Christy Moore recently covered their amazing song ‘Does this train stop on Merseyside?’ So not a bad fanbase!! Also in the line-up are local band and NME favourites The Trestles, Manchester’s Claire Mooney, one of the most technically accomplished guitarists on the scene Phil Hare, and fresh from performing at Glastonbury, Merseyside’s number 1 hip hop artist KOF.
Call the Philharmonic Hall box office on 0151 709 3789 and quote ‘culturepool’ to receive your £8 ticket (normally £11). The show starts at 7.30pm but we’ve arranged a very special chat with Amsterdam, The Trestles, Claire Mooney and Phil Hare before the show starts at 6.45pm.
Luan & Vinny