Thursday, September 25, 2008

14 Hour @ The Star of Bethnal Green

Monday, September 29th, 2008, 8pm, FREE
The Star of Bethnal Green
359 Bethnal Green Road
E2 6LG
5 minutes from Bethnal Green Tube
Facebook Event:

Chris Hicks (of Aisle 16)
The Train Chronicles
Salena Godden
Bunny & The Hectograms
Mr Conway
Wayne "Sleng Teng" Smith
& 14 Hour DJs.

Flash flooding. The credit crunch. The end of the universe in Switzerland. Nothing shines more like a beacon of hope in these troubled times than The Star of Bethnal Green, Bethnal Green Road. 14 Hour nestles comfortably in for a night of live poetry and performance music. Come along for free.

The stubbly maverick of Aisle 16, Chris Hicks claims on his Facebook profile that he can see all the way to the Apocalypse. He's promised to tell us all about it. Lightspeed Champion recently said of Martin (the driving force behind The Train Chronicles) "Lyrically I wish I could write like this". Drowned in Sound put it this way: "Literate, lo-fi americana via London - think Jeffrey Lewis doing Leadbelly". Poet, regular host of BBC London and Resonance FM and lead singer of ska-drum-n-bass-breakbeat duo SaltPeter, Salena Godden has travelled and toured extensively. Even before her first proper gig Bunny & The Hectograms had grabbed the attention of Dazed & Confused on an impromptu stage at Secret Garden Party. Soon to be huge. Mr Conway speaks in a complicated punning dialect that is tricky, to say the least. Wayne "Sleng Teng" Smith is guest host for the evening and might even wax lyrical occasionally. Stephanie Baker is back DJing freakbeat, psych&surf.

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