Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Arrgh - Banjo player, fiddler and accordionist wanted! - ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP Musicians & Bands http://bit.ly/stkmsc musicianswanted
Welcome!! London-based OD101 to the RTYD Musicians & Bands Network: http://bit.ly/tHWd5Q

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Rolling Stone's Greatest Guitarists (Slight Return)


Rolling Stone magazine must be short of ideas because they're wheeling this one out again in their next issue: their Top 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time as voted by esteemed guitarists, music insiders and Rolling Stone's editors . Here is the Top 10:

01. Jimi Hendrix
02. Eric Clapton
03. Jimmy Page
04. Keith Richards
05. Jeff Beck
06. B.B. King
07. Chuck Berry
08. Eddie Van Halen
09. Duane Allman
10. Pete Townshend

Nothing unusual you might think; but their last list of Greatest Guitarists did differ a little. This is the Top 10 taken from their last Top 100.

1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Duane Allman
3. B.B. King
4 Eric Clapton
5 Robert Johnson
6 Chuck Berry
7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 Ry Cooder
9 Jimmy Page
10 Keith Richards

Whatever Eric, Jimmy, Keef, Jeff, Eddie and Pete have done recently, it has clearly increased their all-time greatness.

Anyway, earlier this year, members of ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP's Musicians and Bands Network shared their Top 10 guitarists of all time. You can check out their lists, and mine, here, and add your own if you wish.




Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Creak forced to cancel December gigs


Sadly, London covers band Creak are having to cancel all their December gigs (2nd at Cross Keys, Hammersmith; 9th Hogarth Club, Chiswick; and 31st The Wharf, Teddington) so singer Paul Rodger can rest his vocal chords.


Surrey four-piece The Boo Hag Band, who have supported Creak on a number of occasions in the past, will be stepping into their shoes, which leaves one spare pair, being that Creak is a five piece.


Sunday, 20 November 2011

How do they get away with it? A discussion on RTYD-Musicians & Bands Network


RTYD Member Graham Hunt: 'I looked in a well known high street pawn brokers in Chatham yesterday. I just looked in and saw a '72 style Telecaster Thinline hanging up. It said on the ticket clearly Fullerton USA - £599. WHAT! I went in...' http://bit.ly/skTP0V

Saturday, 19 November 2011

New RTYD Member: Kent, UK

Welcome new RTYD musician, Martin, from Kent who is looking to play heavy metal drums or jazz/#blues/#rock guitar: http://bit.ly/tt7YuM

Steve White & the Protest Family perform 'Golden Arches' (Phoenix FM Creative Sessions)


Steve White & The Protest Family are also on the bill tonight with Robb Johnson & The Irregulars at the Birkbeck Tavern, 45 Langthorne Road, E11 4HL. It promises to be a night of entertainment with a little bit of politics... songwriter Robb Johnson takes his band The Irregulars for a rare night out in Leyton, ably supported by the semi-acoustic punky folky sounds of the almost legendary Steve White & The Protest Family. Pay what you like.

Welcome New RTYD Member: Maurice Richard Libby AKA Whiteboy Slim from Saskatchewan, Canada


The true greats of blues music generated enormous excitement and awe in their audiences. They did so with flamboyant showmanship; with aloof, tough delivery; with elegance and charisma; with passionate virtuosity; with all sorts of styles, but always with original talent and awesome presence. Whiteboy Slim, (Maurice Richard Libby), carries the blues tradition. His raw, authoritative delivery is obviously born of his respect for the music. He bows to the sounds that have traditionally portrayed American troubles, laying them under today's influences to create genuinely modern music. Slim says it best himself: "I stay true to the spirit of the music, walking the tightrope between the spiritual and the profane. I play old tunes by Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf - all the greats - and unusual stuff like some Fats Waller. I do a lot of original tunes as well: twelve bar blues with lyrics that speak to contemporary experience. I'm sure not going to try to write like a sharecropper from Mississippi."

(text from Whiteboy Slim's Website)

Friday, 18 November 2011

New RTYD Member: Lancashire

Welcome to Lancashire-based drummer, Dave Lang, who is looking to join a band on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP: http://bit.ly/vcSCfr

New RTYD Member: Lancashire

Meet Lancashire-based jazz drummer Peter Capstick, who is a new member ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP Musicians & Bands Network: http://bit.ly/uMB39c

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

New RTYD Member: London Band RoXi and the Blue Cats

Welcome! London band, RoXi and the Blue Cats, to ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP Musicians & Bands Network: http://bit.ly/vDEbtL

New RTYD Member: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Welcome! Haywards Heath-based musician, Steve Alton to ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP Musicians & Bands Network: http://bit.ly/sQ5p53

Male Frontman Wanted: Beds/Bucks/Herts

Male Frontman Wanted: Beds/Bucks/Herts: For Classic Rock project, age 25-45, must have stage presence and great vocal range: http://bit.ly/dOde2w

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Rival Sons at the Slade Rooms Wolverhampton


RTYD Member Sally Payne loaded this video of Rival Sons playing at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton earlier this month.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

New RTYD Member: Essex

A Big RTYD Welcome to Tiptree, Essex-based musician, Kit, who is looking to join a band on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP: http://bit.ly/s8AYWb

London Gig Wanted This Friday!!


Due to the cancellation of their gig at the Stag in Hoxton this Friday night, 3 bands, including the wonderful Outbursts, are now without a gig. Any one want to give them one? And a gig.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Punk and Beyond Art Show (Curated by Gaye Advert)


Following the success of last year’s ‘Beyond Punk’ art show, which included works by well known punk musicians including Adam Ant, Poly Styrene, Youth and Steve Ignorant, its curator Gaye Black (better known as Gaye Advert of The Adverts) has put together another show of work to celebrate the enduring creative force of punk.

'Punk and Beyond’ runs from 25th November to 17th December, and will enjoy the luxury of a new bigger gallery space at the Signal Gallery (near Old Street, London), which of course means more artists and more artwork than last year's show.

The list of those former punks showing work is also more varied this year. Alongside art by well-known UK punk stars including Paul Simonon, Marco Pirroni, Penny Rimbaud and Charlie Harper, you can expect to see work by US musicians Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) and Marl Mothersbaugh (Devo).

The exhibition will also include a number of specially commissioned artworks that pay tribute to Poly Styrene who sadly lost her battle with cancer earlier this year.

To add to all this, over the four Saturday nights that the show runs, there will be live performances by a number of the musicians included in the show. Watch this space for more details of these.

Here’s a list of some of those showing:

GAYE BLACK (ADVERTS)
BEN BROWTON (THE SHAPES)
BILLY CHILDISH (POP RIVETS/MILKSHAKES/HEADCOATS/BUFF MEDWAYS/etc)
BEN EDGE (THEE SPIVS)
RAY GANGE (CLASH DJ)
GRANT HART (HUSKER DU)
JOWE HEAD (SWELL MAPS/TELEVISION PERSONALITIES)
ROBYN HITCHCOCK (SOFT BOYS)
BRON JONES (EVE LIBERTINE/CRASS)
DICK LUCAS (SUBHUMANS/CITIZEN FISH)
THURSTON MOORE (SONIC YOUTH)
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH (DEVO)
CHRISTIAN PARIS (WIRE/THE BEARS)
SAVAGE PENCIL (THE ART ATTACKS)
MARCO PIRRONI (SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES/ADAM & THE ANTS)
ROBERT POLLARD (GUIDED BY VOICES)
JAMIE REID
NICK REYNOLDS (ALABAMA 3)
PENNY RIMBAUD (CRASS)
PAUL SIMONON (THE CLASH)
TOM SPENCER (THE LURKERS)

POLY STYRENE TRIBUTE PORTRAITS:
CHRIS BRIEF (THE BRIEFS)
CHARLIE HARPER (UK SUBS)
KNOX (THE VIBRATORS)

PHOTOGRAPHY:
IAN DICKSON
JILL FURMANOVSKY
RAY STEVENSON

Friday, 4 November 2011

New Video! The Zone


Snippets from the Zone's new 5-track EP along with clips from their performance at Guilfest 2011 - Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Zone Rock!

The Stabilisers Jukebox on RTYD


Listen to the Stabilisers Jukebox on their ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP page: http://bit.ly/vfNFq0 #punk

The Stabilisers Live!


The Stabilisers play the Standard in Walthamstow on Thu 10 Nov: Details on ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP-Musicians Network: http://bit.ly/rZMujz punk

Spirit of Play Xmas Song - Details!


Good Times - Spirit of Play reveal details of their Xmas song! http://bit.ly/tmlIlk @spiritofplay1

The Beast playing 'Holy Child' live at the Hope and Anchor, London

New RTYD Member: Canada

ROCK-TIL-YOU-DROP welcomes Canadian musician Keith ('The Whiners') McDonald to the Musicians & Bands Network: http://bit.ly/sgBWKo canada