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Violet Times presents the ‘Foggy Notion’ art exhibition

Posted on May 7, 2011
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Any of you in Brooklyn, New York between June 10th and June 26th you might want to go to the Foggy Notion Art Exhibition at Live With Animals Gallery 210 Kent Ave, 11211

Featuring art and performances from John Morton (electric eels, X__X, Johnny & The Dicks) .. Peggy Snow (The Cherry Blossoms) .. Hamish Kilgour (The Clean, The Great Unwashed, The Mad Scene) .. Ju Suk Reet Meate (Smegma, The Tenses) .. Oblivia (Smegma, The Tenses) .. Timmy 'Vulgar' Lampinen (Human Eye, Timmy's Organism, Clone Defects) .. Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux, Howling Hex, Pussy Galore).

Vince Ray & Boneshakers new album & launch party

Posted on May 4, 2011
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You'll all know Vince Ray's artwork, but you should check out his band as well.

Vince Ray & The Boneshakers have a new album The Sound Effect Of Sex & Horror out on Raucous later this month and they're playing a special launch party at the 12 Bar in London on Sunday 29th May with a support cast that includes various members of The Grit.

The legendary low brow artist Vince Ray formed the Boneshakers in 2006. The aim of the band was to provide a musical equivalent to his artwork. The songs always have a strong narrative theme with weird and twisted tales of foxy femme fatales, hell bent hot rod races and B movie horror soundtracks. The music has many varied influences from punk rock, rockabilly, psychobilly to western swing...but these are just influences and the band prefer not to be tagged with any style label. ...'we're the Boneshakers, we play rock and roll!'

Vince Ray has worked closely with Fender and Gretsch on a number of merchandise projects and has a custom guitar in production with Fender. He has a life long love of old Fender amps and Gretsch 6120 guitars and is rarely seen or heard playing anything else. The band have maintained a classic three piece set up of guitar, drums and double bass with the drum stool permanently occupied by the Gaff. In Vince's words, 'There is no drummer like this man! Who else plays twin bass drum pedals combined with a Bo Diddley beat over the top? He swings the beat like a motherfucker and the precision of his playing punches the back wall out. We were also lucky to find a double bass player in Ben Auston who's quite astounding too. Nothing's normal about the lad, he's left handed, fingers like a donkey's dick and he's equally at home on the guitar as he is on the bass. I watch him run through Django Reihndhart solos and puke.

Vince ray and the Boneshakers are London based and have played throughout the UK and Europe. They have shared gigs with the Stray Cats, the Reverend Horton Heat, the Damned and many other legendary names. They have three albums available on Raucous Records, 'Boneshaker Baby', 'Zombie Radio'.....and 'The Sound Effect of Sex and Horror' which kind of says it all!

Newsletter mailed 3rd May

Posted on May 3, 2011
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The latest newsletter was mailed to subscribers with 401 new items and a very broad selection. Anyone not receiving it due to spam filtering please get in touch.

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