Brizzle Beans – The Stiff Joints live!

Ahoy all!

Apologies for the lack of output with regards to Cool Beans related shenanigans in the past few months/years. It’s been a busy old time for all involved. Chris has moved to Bristol and now works for Made in Bristol TV as an Alan Partridge/Richard Madely impersonator, Jimmy spends his evenings sailing his boat through a sea of freshers, the Welsh Whisperer has smashed apart the welsh language scene and is now seen as a heavenly deity by many there, Dom is in London and has cut down his booze intake to only 6 units an hour and Mickey Michaels, well, Mickey Michaels married Nikki Michaels and lived happily ever after.

With Chris moving to the vibrant hub of creativity that is Bristol, it made sense to perhaps put on a little party, and he’s doing just that – so if you happen to live in Bristol, or be in the area on the 6th October, come on down for a special evening of live music at Mr. Wolfs!

THE STIFF JOINTS

The mighty Stiff Joints put on a hell of a show whether they’re headinling a festival billing or packing out a sweaty pub. Think Madness, Bad Manners, Reel Big Fish, etc – big brass hooks and catchy singalong choruses. A real treat to have them headlining our first Bristol show.

MAD APPLE CIRCUS

Mad Apple Circus have spent the whole summer slamming festivals (including a main stage apperance at Boomtown Fair!) and they’ll be performing a sweet stripped back acoustic set for us all. Ska/reggae/hiphop/jazz delights in a Bristone style.

COOL BEANS DJS + MR WOLFS DJS

A whole variety of DJs playing the platters that matter from 8PM right until 4AM!

No advance tickets, just £3/£4 on the door!

For more info, have a wander over to the FB event here here!

Along the way, there may be a few more Bristol based musical adventures on the way in the coming months so stay tuned!

Cool Beans. X

The Indecision Debut UK Tour!

Roll up! Roll up! The Indecision are hitting the road! Starting in Liverpool on the 28th March and finishing up in London on the 20th April, the ska/reggae 8 piece shall be touring their uplifting party set which features a plethora of fresh originals as well as some rejigged cover versions.

The band themselves create their uniquely flavoured music with ideals (and love) firmly rooted in 1960s ska and rocksteady ideology. Their exciting combination of elastic up-tempo rhythms and narratives of life create an energetic, purposeful sound to pick up your feet to.

‘New Faces’, released in September 2013 with Do The Dog Records, showcases a rich and refreshing blend of ska and rocksteady, recorded and produced entirely by the band themselves. Through three singers and a three-piece horn section, ‘New Faces’ gives a definition to their sweet and soulful sound, from the bouncy ska of ‘Sweet Girl’, to the spacious, solid rocksteady groove of ‘Who Are You Dancing For?’

The Indecision’s music creates an atmosphere that comes across in no better place than its natural live environment! So if you live nearby any of the following places, make sure you get involved, get down to the venue and get your skank on.

28th March – Threshold Festival, LIVERPOOL
30th March – Korks, OTLEY
3rd April – Hoochie Coochie, NEWCASTLE
11th April – Full Moon, CARDIFF
12th April – Mr. Wolfs, BRISTOL
13th April – The Lighthouse, DEAL
16th April – Smokestack, LEEDS
17th April – Leadmill, SHEFFIELD
18th April – Dog & Partridge, BOLTON
19th April – Boar’s Head, KIDDERMINSTER
20th April – International Ska Festival, LONDON

MORE INFO ON TOUR DATES!

28th March
DISTRICT in LIVERPOOL
Also performing: China Shop Bull, The Indecision, Bolshy, Arnivore
£8 advance
https://www.facebook.com/events/220603918126426/

30th March
KORKS in OTLEY
Also performing: Local support
£3 OTD
https://www.facebook.com/AllDoneFor9/photos/a.327038657424614.1073741826.327033990758414/454164158045396/?type=1&theater

3rd April
HOOCHIE COOCHIE in NEWCASTLE
Also performing: Local support
Free entry
https://www.facebook.com/HoochieCoochieNewcastle

11th April
THE FULL MOON in CARDIFF
Also performing: Local support
Free entry
https://www.facebook.com/TheFullMoonCardiff

12th April
MR WOLFS in BRISTOL
Also performing: The Scribes
£3 OTD
https://www.facebook.com/events/687655444618625/

13th April
THE LIGHTHOUSE in DEAL
Also performing: Local support
Free entry
http://www.thelighthousedeal.co.uk/?tribe_events=sunday-service-feat-indecision

16th April
SMOKESTACK in LEEDS
Also performing: Local support
Free entry
https://www.facebook.com/events/1513864802173221/

17th April
LEADMILL in SHEFFIELD
Also performing: New York Brass Band, Smiling Ivy, Brigantii,
£4
https://www.facebook.com/events/523165994448723/

18th April
DOG & PARTRIDGE in BOLTON
Also performing: Local support
TBC
https://www.facebook.com/dogan.dpartridge.9?fref=ts

19th April
BOAR’S HEAD in KIDDERMINSTER
Also performing: The Stiff Joints, Too Spicy, Counting Coins
£5
https://www.facebook.com/events/621451947902869/

20th April
INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL in LONDON
Also performing: Rebelation, The Meow Meows
£130 (for full festival)
https://www.facebook.com/events/589924734389147/

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Cool Beans! Xx

Now Then Listings – March 2013

The snow’s thawing, the day’s are getting longer, New Year’s resolutions are now a distant/hilarious memory and you’ve quit wearing three pairs of underwear in an attempt to stop your nether regions falling off with frost bite. Yep, it’s officially March and you’ve got a whole year of excitement ahead of you. That means festivals, bank holidays, wearing shorts, bird watching, internet memes, chocolate frogs, mahogany coffee tables and more events in the Sheffield region then you can shake a brick at.

BUNGA BUNGA WEEKENDER.
1st-2nd MARCH / IT’S A SECRET / £20.
Bunga Bunga takes it up a notch by providing not one but two parties at their next outing, and what a line up it is – MJ Cole, Roska, Joker, Deadboy, ARP 101, Palace, Checan, Autograff, Jack Opus, Mr. Dubz, DMK and loads more.
LINK

THE FINAL SOYO LIVE.
4th MARCH / SOYO / FREE.
SOYO Live comes to an emotional end this month and with it you have to applaud Matt Cotrill and crew for providing a free entry outlet for bands far and wide for almost 4 years now. We look forward to seeing what these guys do next.
LINK

AN EVENING OF ESCOFFIER.
8th MARCH / SHOWROOM / £25.
What better way to celebrate the life of the great culinary master Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) by feasting on a specially prepared menu that embraces the philosophy and methods of the Emperor of Chefs himself.
LINK

PANGAEA.
8th MARCH / THE HARLEY / £6.
Consistently one of the most energetic parties in the city, March sees Pangaea specially fly in France’s dEbruit and his mêlée of jack-knifing riddims, booby-trapped syncopation and bass heavy collisions.
LINK

DNAE & THE INDIGO SOUL PROJECT.
13th MARCH / THE HOP / FREE.
The soulful sounds of the Steel City Soul Club & Burleskimo were coming from one lady only – Sister Dnaë Wellington. Her latest project allows her to take the rightful position of centre stage, headline set. Support comes from Riders and Sam Harrison.
LINK

OHM SWEET OHM.
15th MARCH / PLUG / £8.
Ohm Sweet Ohm, the brainchild of Tom Weatherall has descended upon Sheffield like an almighty rave wave. First showcasing Maya Jane Coles, then Joris Voorn, now it’s time for Eats Everything to step up to the platters.
LINK

DAVE FORMULA.
16th MARCH / HEELEY INSTITUTE / £7.
Keyboard player with seminal 80s acts Magazine and Visage, Dave Formula is now fronting the Finks, a band designed to explore his love of 60s beat music. An exciting booking in an intimate venue.
LINK

BOUNCING SOULS.
21st MARCH / CORP / £12.
New York punk rockers with a penchant for very fast yet melodic tunes, tattoos and being in a band for over 25 years swing by Corporation as part of their latest tour. Chances of pogoing – very high.
LINK

HEELEY CITY FARM FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER.
22nd MARCH / PENELOPES / £5.
Heeley City Farm has been providing a cute animal hub for years now. But did you know, yes you, did you know that once it year it puts on a big party with cute animals in the background. This fundraiser ensures the party and the cute animals stay alive. Can someone please think of the cute animals? And the party? Please?
LINK

SHARROW SPRING PARTY.
23rd MARCH / HAGGLER’S CORNER / £5.
EA celebration of the coming of spring and a fundraiser for Sharrow Festival, this year planned for 6th July. Loads and loads of local DJs, including Mr. Meerkat, Powlo, Papa Al, Arnivore and loads more. Fiver in, sorted.
LINK

SHEFFIELD SCENESTER AWARDS.
25th MARCH / THE BOWERY / FREE.
It’s incredible to think that no one knew who the Welsh Whisperer was 6 months ago and now he has been nominated for Best Male Vocalist, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Dressed, Best Hair and Best Trouser Snake in the Sheffield Scenester Awards 2013. What a guy!
LINK

HEYMOONSHAKER.
27th MARCH / THE LANTERN THEATRE / £10.
Fresh from a three year tour as street performers and collectively racking up over 8.5 million hits on YouTube, Beatbox blues duo Dave Crowe and Andy Balcon headline an evening of talent at the Lantern Theatre.
LINK

FIRST WORD & COOL BEANS.
28th MARCH / THE BOWERY / FREE.
First Word Records and Cool Beans first came together over Tramlines Festival last summer. The experience was so enjoyable that they’ve decided to well, come together again. Performances on the night include The Indecision, the JA Soul Ensemble and the inimitable Andy H.
LINK

DE:BUG.
29th MARCH / FEZ CLUB / £12.
De:Bug’s first major party of 2013 is long overdue. No doubt Shadow Child, Waze & Odyssey and Dale Howard will make up for lost time at the venue that’s going from strength to strength – Fez Club.
LINK

That’s it for this month. You all better enjoy yourself now. Also, improve your life by hitting up the Now Then website here.