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Asylum All Ages – Upped hate

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on November 11, 2009 at 18:42

The last time we did an Asylum All Ages show, Sam Delanoe of Demise Of Sanity advised me that some of their lyrics could be deemed offensive and wanted to be sure it was okay to perform them undiluted. I thought the question was a reasonable courtesy and I told him it was fine. Metal and punk rock is an assault on the senses. It is a kind of art in which disturbances of emotion and devices of terrorising intent are important.

As well as Demise Of Sanity this show on November 20th also features Wasted Youth, Too Many Humans, The Revolt, Clockwork Sodomy and Critical Mass. The theme of the show is Metal vs. Punk.

Two of the bands that are playing at the All Ages show, Clockwork Sodomy and Demise Of Sanity, will be performing for Kenny’s Gig 2009 at Bar Rock on Sunday 15th November. Here’s a link to the poster for that event.

Sam’s question got me wondering, is there anything a band could say within the context of their art that isn’t acceptable?

Critical Mass changed their name for this date. Eddie Laffoley has written about it on the Facebook page for the event. He says, “Apparently we couldn’t play the gig with the name Die Inbred so we had to change it. It wasn’t my idea to change the name, was not appropriate or some bullshit! I mean we’re not condoning incest at all, hence Die Inbred. We change it and they still aren’t fucking happy! They said that Playing With Children and I’d Tap That 3 Year Old sounded too pedophiliac.”

Asylum All Ages – Metal vs. Punk – Friday November 20th 2009

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on October 27, 2009 at 17:17
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Flame war - Poster designed by Sam Delanoe

This is a battle for supremacy between sneering, nihilistic no-wavers on one side and progressive art-metal fanatics on the other. For one night only, each of these two tribes seeks to prove the other should be dispatched to the softcore shitter. Who will win?

All ages welcome.

Wasted Youth
Wasted Youth MySpace

Critical Mass

Too Many Humans
Too Many Humans MySpace

Demise of Sanity
Demise of Sanity Facebook page
Demise of Sanity MySpace

The Revolt
The Revolt MySpace

Clockwork Sodomy
Clockwork Sodomy Facebook page

The show starts at five o’clock. Entry is three Jersey pounds. Strictly no alcohol allowed.

Thanks to La Motte Street for providing equipment.

Asylum All Ages, September 25th – latest news

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on September 21, 2009 at 16:02

We’re very excited about the All Ages show at Live Lounge this Friday. All musicians remember the bands they were in when they were teens with great fondness. In many cases the experiments undertaken, styles absorbed, and alliances forged when young remain lasting influences throughout the rest of a musician’s career. We promote the importance of music among the youth of Jersey as a means of unmediated expression and social organisation. There is something about music culture that thrives in situations where young people are in other ways marginalised. Asylum is celebrating the remarkable creative achievements of some of the best bands on the scene with this unmissable show.

The line up for the evening, with set times, is published below.

5.00 Doors open
5.30 Demise of Sanity
6.10 Clockwork Sodomy
6.50 Patrick Star
7.30 Ashley Aziz
8.10 Whitechapel Murders
8.50 Wasted Youth
9.30 to 10.00 Too Many Humans

Demise of Sanity are Sam, Yannick, Dan and James. They describe their music as being like the sound of a baby being crammed into a duck! With razor-sharp riffs, powerhouse drumming and lyrics of bombastic fury, they’ll be opening the show with a big metal bang.

Clockwork Sodomy are Jordan Delap (vocals and guitar), Harry Gilbo (guitar), Ben McCarthy (bass), and Mikey Phillips (drums). They were booked for this show after Asylum saw them incredulously report on Junior Battle of the Bands 2009. Competition judges commented upon ‘inaudibility on an extreme level’, which is promising, but their name alone would have sealed the deal.

Patrick Star

Patrick Star

Patrick Star are Adam Bouteloup (vocals), Joe Hutchinson (guitar and backing vocals), Piers Le Moignan (bass and backing vocals), and Josh Renouf (drums). Their song Molotov is an impressive punk epic with exhilarating shifts of dynamics, febrile pop energy, and terrific, impassioned vocals.

Ashley Aziz

Ashley Aziz

Ashley Aziz are a ska/punk band with Ollie Crafter (vocals), Matthew Donoghue (guitar), Simon Sergeant (bass) and Robin Greatbatch (drums). They also feature Joe Hutchinson who plays some sweet saxophone on some of their ska songs. They all love each other dearly and Simon’s cupboards are always left open and empty after every garage practice. They take great inspiration from young Jimmy who is the band’s biggest fan along with Charlie Burgis.

Whitechapel Murders are a two basses and drums trio. This is their first ever show since forming in late 2008. With membership comprising players from Falenizza Horsepower and We Bury Our Own, they are no less than a Jersey supergroup. Themes tackled in their literate compositions are serial murder and state-directed thought control, and their sound is dense, dark and very heavy.

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth is a four piece punk band with ‘Sexy’ Joe Richardson (guitar and vocals), Chris ‘Dave Fitzgerald’ Daniells (guitar and vocals) Max ‘Mickey Rockenstein’ Burgenson (drums), and ‘Captain’ Eddie le Miere (guitar). There is a charming lo-fi aesthetic at work in their recordings with titles like Fuck Salt and When You Fucked Grandpa exhibiting plunderphonic impulses and queasy wit. They are clearly a band who work to their own rules and that is to be applauded.

Too Many Humans

Too Many Humans

Too Many Humans, a hardcore punk band sounding like ‘an old school slap in the face’, are Justin (guitar), Ben (bass), Seb (drums), Josh (vocals), and Jelly Man (media direction). They were banned from Live Lounge at one time but all is forgiven now. Seb Gilmore’s commitment to the youth music scene and his insistence are what inspired the Asylum All Ages concept in the first place. They are worthy headliners of this historic show.

The show starts at five, so leave work early, skip tea, do whatever you have to do, just be there for all the bands. Please remember no alcohol allowed in the middle floor (stage area) and over-18s only allowed in the downstairs bar.

Thanks to Sam Mézec, Jo Walker and James of Foogie Brothers for their help with this promotion.

Asylum All Ages, Friday September 25th 2009

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on September 15, 2009 at 15:10

New wave order - Poster designed by Jo Walker

All Ages shows are mainly about showcasing talents of bands whose members are younger than the age usually allowed in licensed clubs, and welcoming all their fans. The manager of Live Lounge, as well as Asylum, supports all good music in Jersey and this All Ages show featuring six young bands, plus one more mature outfit playing their first ever gig.

Regular Asylum audiences and especially musicians who have played at past Asylum shows are very welcome.

The night is being co-promoted with a Facebook event by some of the bands here

The show starts considerably earlier than a regular Asylum show. Doors open at five and the last band finishes at ten. In between, seven bands will be performing in what is surely the freshest and most exciting Asylum night to date. Fans of new music shouldn’t miss this.

Entry is a sweet £3. Strictly no alcohol allowed.

Too Many Humans
Too Many Humans MySpace

Wasted Youth
Wasted Youth MySpace

Whitechapel Murders
Whitechapel Murders MySpace

Ashley Aziz
Ashley Aziz Facebook page

Patrick Star
Patrick Star MySpace

Clockwork Sodomy
Clockwork Sodomy Facebook page

Demise of Sanity
Demise of Sanity MySpace