Sat 12 May 2018 // 20:00
Tickets: £8 advance
Doug's found a band!
A fun...k show dedicated to dabbling, living for it and loving music making.
Cult San Francisco music maker Doug H Blunt flies into Bristol to gel and mingle with a wonderful group of Cube linked musicians to make a live show of many pleasures.
Auto Bitch also play. A duo and some, they make drums crazy and emotions sweat and vivid images in the mind. A treat. Every show fresh.
The private press album 'My Name is Doug Hream Blunt' is a 80's outsider classic, reissued by Luaka Bop, sampled by those with computers and loved up by many. Love is in the heart, that's the way to start
His name is DOUG HREAM BLUNT and he learnt to play music at the age of 35, by taking an adult class in the late 1980s. The class was organized by a high school music teacher and his wife, and held in their small garage in the Golden Gate Park neighbourhood of San Francisco. The other students of the class became Doug’s band members, they played the City Visions Public Access television show. It looked like this...".
THE CUBE WORK FORCE - their names are many, and they all work or once hung out at/with The Cube Microplex. Some may have gotten paid a few quid for music shows but most would say they are amateurs and in it for the love of it. Bassers, singers, strummers, make up artists, dressers and funky twigs all feature in the 'Work Force”.
In someone's head it sounds like Bootsy Collins, Ariel Pink, De la Soul, The Pretenders and Freeze Puppy making sweet outsider pop music.
"Blunt doesn’t have social media accounts, or even a computer, so it’s hard for him to gauge his success and popularity as an artist. He can’t log on to the Facebook page Luaka Bop created for him and read fans’ glowing reviews of his music — which has been called “phenomenal,” “amazing,” and “epic” — and he doesn’t know that one reviewer on Amazon described him as “an accidental hero.” - SF WEEKLY
Doug's in town for MAYFEST, dig it.
Chris Wright is gunning the bar with musical selections from his den.