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Between May 2nd - May 23rd, BlackLab will be hosting an eclectic range of musicians every Saturday night.
May 2nd, 10.30pm
Imagine The Beach Boys and The Beatles writing music and singing vocal harmonies for a poem written by Charles Bukowski. Dino Ratso comes close enough, with equal servings of pop melodies and sharp lyrics.
May 9th, 10.30pm
La TestaPazza emerged in the summer of 2013 as an Italo-Catalan blues duo with guitarist Mattia Sinigaglia and harmonicist Pol Jubany, two musicians who share a common passion for street art, travel and music from all over the world. Their characteristic acoustic sound won them the 2014 “Concurso de Blues de Barcelona”. Now a quartet, with bassist Oriol Fontanals and drummer Jake Klamburg, their repertoire is constantly evolving, from Ragtime and Delta Blues struts, Cuban and Caribbean rhythms, classic Swing and Jazz Manouche, to the rustic sounds of New Orleans, as well as traditional Italian and Spanish melodies La TestaPazza folklore.
May 16th, 10.30pm
Formed in the summer of 2005 by Santi Lluch and David Lluch—renowned musicians who were members of HELLBILLY CLUB and had performed with Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Polecats and Los Rebeldes. Although their ambition was just to have fun, they have released three albums In Technicolour, The Negative Side Of... and, most recently, Rockin' Fix. Their unique style embraces rockabilly, blues, country, swing and surf.
May 23rd, 10.30pm
Matthew, Cassie, and Solomon are the main figures of the Portland-based Red Rooster Moving Company, a band noted for its style rooted in the American music tradition. The trio is travelling in Europe offering their music wherever the occasion arises; from street corners to music club stages. Their songbook is inspired by old records, contemporary folk artists, friends, musicians and hobo travellers. Songs deal with a range of themes from the playful to the tragic: alchohol and drug use; love found and lost; economic strife; sex and and spiritual crisis.
More information here.