Monday, September 5, 2011
LIVE REPORT! MYSTERY MONDAYS Vol.9, "Baritsu Attack!"
(PINCH OF SNUFF)
Two motley groups of Irish trad & folk lovin' ramblers converged on Club Heavy Sick last Monday, the 29th of August, in the year two thousand and eleven. The first mob to take the stage was Pinch of Snuff, a local group of Japanese buskers with a vast array of musical armaments including tin whistle, fiddle, accordion, cajon, bodhran, bass and featuring Tiger on acoustic guitars and brash vocals. His drawl lends itself nicely to traditional numbers like "Danny Boy" as well as their own rustic versions of modern songs like the Beatles "I've Just Seen A Face." And the band made instrumental sounds of Ireland come to life on an otherwise slow & muggy Monday night.
Next, the thrashy folk group Mutiny climbed the decks of the good ship Heavy Sick! These paddy rockin' buccaneers are know for playing some of the more notable Irish pubs of port Tokyo and this night they showed up with Paul on mandolin, Alex on acoustic guitar and Greg who plays bodhran while growling out some of the more traditional Irish tunes like "The Black Velvet Band," "I'll Tell Me Ma" and "Whiskey in the Jar." Fiddle, accordion and double bass rounded out their sound on this occasion.
(PINCH OF SNUFF with MUTINY)
For the last song, the Pinch of Snuff gang decided to storm the ship and join the "Mutiny," so to speak! Both crews crammed on the wee stage and jammed a farewell to summer like the devil! Special thanks to DJ THE JAPANESE BASTARD who played a think set between the gangs of buskers which included a heavy mix of bohemian rustic and Irish hodge podge like RAVFEN & FARLER'S FURY that can be found on his import label UNCLEOWEN music. Yours truly, The Stately DJ Wayne Manor selected some more rockin' tunes by the Clancy Brothers, Johnny Burnette (with The Shamrocks) as well as some paddy greaser tunes by CRAiC HAUS with their self-styled "shamrockabilly" sound!
(DJ THE JAPANESE BASTARD - UNCLEOWEN)
"Baritsu Attack" was a rescheduling of the MYSTERY MONDAYS "St. Patrick's Party" that was canceled due to the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. I compiled a downloadable benefit comp entitled "HEAL THE COAST: A Homespun Tsunami Benefit" now available on Pacifiction Records. PINCH OF SNUFF, along with Royal SHAMROCK & MoDERN B BEARD, appears courtesy of UNCLEOWEN Music.
(THE STATELY DJ WAYNE MANOR)