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– CANNONBALL JANE/THE GRAVE ARCHITECTS/tELLEY/SLOW DOWN TALLAHASSEE @
BUFFALO BAR, LONDON FRIDAY 25th AUGUST
– FPOPFEST (LUCKSMITHS,BUTTERFLIES OF LOVE, COMET GAIN, BEARSUIT AND
MANY MORE!) @ THE LUMINAIRE, LONDON 29th – 31st AUGUST
– CANNONBALL JANE/THE BUTTERFLIES OF LOVE ON TOUR
– EXTRA LUCKSMITHS DATE 13th SEP @ THE SPITZ, LONDON
– 3rd BOWLIE ALLDAYER/THE GRESHAM FLYERS


*** THE BEAT HOTEL – FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST ***


Cannonball Jane + The Grave Architects + tELLEY + Slow Down Tallahassee


plus Fortuna POP! DJ playing indie, punk, soul and 60s


Friday 25th August 8pm til late Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London
N1 Nearest tube : Highbury & Islington Tel : 020 7359 6191 Web:
www.buffalobar.co.uk E-mail : info@buffalobar.co.uk


Advance: £4 from ticketweb
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=176815
Door: £5


CANNONBALL JANE By day she’s mild-mannered Brooklyn-based
elementary-school music teacher Sharon Hagopian… but by night she’s
smart and sassy electro-pop indie star Cannonball Jane, a
mind-bendingly brilliant mix of hip-hop samples and sixties girl group
pop. Having scored rave reviews earlier this year for her album “Street
Vernacular” in Time Out, NME, Uncut, The Times, The Independent and
many more besides, not to mention radio plays from Rob Da Bank and Huw
Stephens of BBC Radio One, Sharon aka Jane followed it up with the
incredible bolero-inspired single ‘Take It To Fantastic’, shortly to be
available as a remix by none other than Ad Rock of The Beastie Boys.
“Cannonball Jane has grabbed greedy fistfuls of pop history; Girl group
pop, buzzing garage, Motown, doo-wop, freak-beat, hip-hop, drum and
bass and smooshed them together with generous helpings of wit and
charm.” – Kittenpainting www.cannonballjane.com
www.myspace.com/cannonballjane


THE GRAVE ARCHITECTS Born with a broken heart “The Grave Architects”
have picked themselves up, dusted themselves down and written their way
to the top, garnering praise from the NME, plays on Radio Nottingham
and a mention on the local council website along the way. Since forming
in Nottingham (July 2005) “The Grave Architects” are now seasoned hands
at the pulling heart strings out, stretching them once around the funny
bone and plucking them to the wet crash of tiny tears. Think a
hopped-up Jonathan Richman, or maybe The Rockingbirds, if anyone
remembers them. Currently in the process of recording an LP at First
Love (Nottingham’s finest recording studio), early indications suggest
that you may well throw away the rest of your records on the grounds
that they are now ‘worthless’.  “Nottingham’s own broken-hearted, The
Grave Architects, haven’t even played ten gigs yet in their short
career as a band, but already something special’s going on. (egigs.com)
http://www.myspace.com/thegravearchitects


tELLEY tELLEY formed in 2005 and comprise of Jim from Spearmint, Silvi
from Mikrofisch, James previously of The Scaramanga Six and Rene from
Basingstoke. It all came together quite by chance, says Jim, I had a
whole load of songs that werent doing anything, James had just moved
back from Australia, Silvi had moved to London from Cologne looking for
a band to join and Rene was waiting for a taxi that never showed up. We
just put the pieces together. Scratchy guitars, ferocious drums, cut
and paste keyboard noises all pinned together with simple melodies.
Like your favourite band before they were famous. www.telley.co.uk
www.myspace.com/telleyuk


SLOW DOWN TALLAHASSEE Influenced by The Shangri-Las, The Breeders,
Leonard Cohen and Doris Day and bound to one another by blood-oath,
Slow Down Tallahasse are an enigmatic, fearfully foul-mouthed foursome.
They’ll seduce you in one breath, and hex you with the next, with songs
that are both vengeful and romantic; at times a flurry of harmonies and
handclaps, and at others, delicate and bare. Inspired by the paintings
of Henry Darger, the writings of Dorothy Parker and Pablo Neruda, girl
groups, playground gangs, beatniks, fashion and folklore, they somehow
found each other and the fun began. Join their gang, and you’ll never
be lonely again… www.slowdowntallahassee.com
www.myspace.com/slowdowntallahasseegirls


*** F-POP!FEST ***


Celebrating 10 years of love, ineptitude and independence


This year the Fortuna POP! record label is ten years old and to
celebrate we’ve asked some of our friends in the many bands who’ve been
involved over the years to come and play over three nights at London’s
coolest venue The Luminaire. Which should be fun.


Tuesday 29th August Bearsuit + Cannonball Jane (feat The Actionettes) +
Milky Wimpshake + The Loves Compere: Dr CocaColaMcDonalds DJs: Spiral
Scratch


Wednesday 30th August The Lucksmiths + The Would-Be-Goods + Airport
Girl + Fanfarlo Compere: Darren Hayman DJs: Dimestore Disco


Thursday 31st August The Butterflies Of Love + Comet Gain + The
Chemistry Experiment + Finlay Compere: MJ Hibbett DJs: Track & Field


Doors 7pm sharp each night, first band on at 7:30pm


The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JR Nearest tube :
Kilburn (Jubilee Line) Tel : 020 7372 7123  E-mail
:info@theluminaire.co.uk


Advance Sales: Day tickets £8 / Season tickets £21 – from Ticketweb
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=172614
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=172619
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=172636
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=170625


*** CANNONBALL JANE AND BUTTERFLIES OF LOVE TOURS ***


Cannonball Jane UK dates


Aug 25 The Buffalo Bar, London
Aug 27 Chapter, Cardiff
Aug 29 The Luminaire, London
Aug 30 Five Lamps, Derby
Aug 31 Moles Club, Bath
Sep 1 Club Cuba Capri, Leicester
Sep 2 Dog & Parrot, Newcastle


The Butterflies Of Love UK dates


Aug 31 The Luminaire, London
Sep 1 Invention, Bath
Sep 2 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham


*** NEW LUCKSMITHS UK DATE ADDED ***


The Lucksmiths + Michaelmas + tbc


Wednesday 13th September 7pm The Spitz, 109 Commercial St, Old
Spitalfields Market, London. E1 6BG Nearest tubes : Liverpool Street,
Aldgate East, Shoreditch Tel : 020 7392 9032 Web: www.spitz.co.uk
E-mail : mail@spitz.co.uk


Advance: £7 from ticketweb
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=176763
Door: £9


THE LUCKSMITHS Three years since their last visit to Europe, The
Lucksmiths make their long-awaited return from Australia with a bounty
of tales and songs from their most recent album “Warmer Corners”
(Fortuna Pop!/Candle Records). The Lucksmiths (singing drummer Tali
White, guitarist Marty Donald, and bass player Mark Monnone) were set
on foot in a bayside suburb of Melbourne back in the early ’90s, and
continue to beguile audiences with their songs of modern front-porch
romance. The addition of Louis Richter on guitar in 2004 has seen The
Lucksmiths operating as a full-time four-piece. Warmer Corners, the
band’s ninth album has found The Lucksmiths at peak form, happily
continuing the tradition of Australian pop storytelling as forged by
the likes of the Go-Betweens, The Cannanes, and Paul Kelly.
“Idiosyncratic but accessible, literate but unpretentious, gentle but
not weak, sincere not so much in presentation as in presence”.
(Pitchfork) www.thelucksmiths.com.au www.myspace.com/lucksmiths


MICHAELMAS Fron London, Michaelmas play pop music and are not ashamed
to say so. Rising, phoenix-like, from the ashes of Adekola Sound in
early 2002, Michaelmas have played shows with, amongst others, Calvin
Johnson, Cass McCombs, Jens Lekman, The Would-Be-Goods, The Eighteenth
Day Of May, Jeffrey Greene, Camera Obscura and Herman Dune. Currently,
Michaelmas are a four piece with Jude adding violin, melodica and
harmonies to their live shows and their new recordings. “Big-hearted,
big-chorused songs about love, lust and the weather”
www.michaelmasnet.com www.myspace.com/michaelmas


*** BOWLIE ALLDAYER/GRESHAM FLYERS ***


That nice man from The Gresham Flyers has asked me to mention the
Bowlie alldayer on Sunday 27th (details below) and also the release of
their new single Shiftwork which apparently you can buy direct from our
website or through Rough Trade. On blue vinyl too!


When: Bank Holiday Sunday – 27th August 4pm-2am Where: Buffalo Bar, 259
Upper Street, N1 1RU London. Who:  Strange Idols MJ Hibbett (possibly
with Validators) The Leaf Library The Gresham Flyers Wintergreen Silver
Springs My Favourite Dress Linden Brother Francisco Pete Green Citizen
Helene
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/11496 (6 quid each-bargain!)
More details here:
http://www.bowlie.com/forum/meet-ups/26533-bowlie-all-dayer-details-27-a
ugust-2006-a.html


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