Sunday, May 13, 2007

Billy Childish (X3!)

Wild Billy Childish is coming to town. I'm exited.
Two concerts and one gallery show.
Billy Childish & The Chatham Singers play at Mono on the 15th
He also plays with his other band The Musicians of the British Empire on the 16th, also at Mono.
He will be displaying his art at gallery Barbara Hansen (Schweigaardsgt. 33) in Oslo on the 17th.
His music has been described as “Like someone is torturing The Kinks in some dark basement”.
I like the Kinks, and I like dark basements, what's not to love?
He's been doing his thing for 30+ years and put out hundreds of records.
I've been a fan for years but I can't ever remember him coming to Seattle, or Oslo (while I've been here). So put on your dancing shoes, it's time to dance like your mommy and daddy used to....that's if your parents where garage punks in the 70s...mine weren't.
Not alot of legal mp3's out there. All I could find was a low bitrate version (sorry) of an old Thee Headcoats song: Alone
Go see em play instead, or buy a record.

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