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Live at Brudenell Social Club
Sunday, 5th June 2011
Juffage is Jeff T. Smith, a solo sound artist and multi-instrumentalist from Leeds, via Chicago, Illinois. He is often seen in bars, art galleries, and basements with a band's worth of instruments.
A recording enthusiast at heart, he has spent time in some of Chicago's finest studios including Engine Studios (w/ Brian Deck), and Electrical Audio (w/ Steve Albini). Live shows see him coming up with inventive new ways of bringing his multi-layered recordings to the stage. Through the use of cassettes, drums, guitars, and assorted other loop-pedals and gadgets, Juffage creates complex, yet surprising catchy pop songs.
Juffage performances have been compared to a synthesis of Lightning Bolt's rhythmic ferocity, Radiohead's lush pop sensibility, King Tubby's manipulative production, and Andrew Bird's ability to make a good loop. The result has been described as a "hyperactive and technically accomplished display", "magical", and "wildly exuberant yet deceptively delicate".
Solo project of Jonny Winbolt-Lewis (from Plank!) from Manchester. Lovely poppy tunes
Oh yeah!! One of Leeds' most longstanding DIY bands make a welcome return to the city. Expect fierce jazzy drumming, hilarious banter, awkward silences, nonsense, wonkiness, excitement, and riffs that make your feet confused.
Viola-led post-rock, with loops, from previous members of Emergency & I, Mercaptain! and Ye Gods.
Trapdoor Minotaur are a trio of experienced Leeds lady-rockers drawn from disparate previous incarnations. The sound of the whole is one of girl-group garage at it's best purveyed; confidently feminine with an occasionally dark, edge. It's unlikely, for example, that anyone else is going to sing a sentimental ditty about a neighbour's cat that sounds quite so pleadingly cacophonous. Spindly keyboards permeate throughout, perhaps heard to best effect during the spoken Gothic interlude of set-closer "Alan's Panics", not least in their combination with edgy guitar and choppy drums.
"good vocals overshadowed by look-at-me show-off bassist"
+ RAFFLE. There will also be a raffle of knitted goods, and collaborative knitted / noisy toys made by guerilla knitting group KNIT A BEAR FACE and Circuit Ben. The raffle is to raise money for magic electrical thread for their Light Night project. The prizes will be extremely good.