Friday, January 21, 2011
Monday, Jan 24th: The 100th Small Beast!
Come out and celebrate the 100th Small Beast and Two Year Anniversary with our SB favorites and guests, special drinks and surprises! And let's raise our cups to Paul Wallfisch's great invention...
8:30pm Thomas Simon
9:15pm The Roman Games
10:00pm Pierre de Gaillande and Bad Reputation play Brassens
8:30PM THOMAS SIMON
"Haunting and hypnotic, Thomas Simon performs a suite of eerie soundscapes evoking both Syd Barrett and David Gilmour-era Pink Floyd as well as Bauhaus and, when the ghostly melody begins to take a recognizable shape, Australian psychedelic legends the Church. Incorporating elements of minimalism, sci-fi and horror film scores as well as goth music and oldschool art-rock, it's an ominous treat for the ears." -Lucid Culture
9:15PM THE ROMAN GAMES
Swiss punk poet Roman is back from winter in Europe and brings a bunch of new songs and rumors from the underground. This time in a jazzy setting with Dave Spinley on sax, Martial Vivot on drums and Quentin Jennings on the rest.
"Very, very good. Nice mix of styles, no testosterone metal crap. I hope they go far!" - Captain Sensible, The Damned
"Fantastic songs...I really enjoy listening to their music!" - Karl Wallinger, World Party
10.00 PM PIERRE DE GAILLANDE AND BAD REPUTATION PLAY BRASSENS
Composer Pierre de Gaillande grew up listening to his father's recordings of renowned singer-songwriter Georges Brassens. He took on the challenge of translating his hero's songs and brings the message to American shores now: "It's so warm and so human," de Gaillande says of Brassens' music. "It's not about money, it's not that God told me to do this, it's not about 'I'm stronger than you.' We're all in it together; let's eat a great meal and have a bottle of wine."
The first Beast appearance by the elusive mash up artist last year was hilarious and highly enjoyable. Now the pressure is on... What will the artist who has paired exotic couples like Nirvana with Elvis, the Beatles with Kraftwerk and Edith Piaf with Dolly Parton, come up with this time? Special guests? You bet, cause you're one.
"Stealing things is a glorious occupation, particularly in the art world." -Malcom McLaren
Producing low-speed detonations from Switzerland since he got to New York, Bit has been a regular player on many dance floors with overwhelming repsonse. Experience his fine-tuned 'in your face' electronic approach with acid sounds and melodies to let this night ring out sweet and loud.