Saturday 20th March - Chuck Ragan, The Arteries, Bangers, Livers and Lungs @ Bar Sigma Swansea
Chuck Ragan is from Florida and used to be in a band called Hot Water Music who have lots of amazing songs, but nowadays he plays country music and still has lots of amazing songs. He pretty much defined that whole punk-band-singer-gone-acoustic scene. Legend!
Axl Rose spent about Fifteen years constructing Chinese Democracy, he ended up with about as many shitty songs. He should have listened to The Arteries, they play rifftastic punk rock with killer everything. They've put out so many records, I can't imagine waiting Fifteen minutes for another one.
Bangers play gruff pop punk in a way that makes them exceptional, even with a plethora of bands from all over trying to do the same kind of thing. They have some of the best one-liners in the business, my current favourite being "If you think that you're obnoxious, then you probably are".
What do you mean this was supposed to be a country gig? Chuck who? Livers And Lungs sound a bit like Lucero, but with three or four awesome singers instead of one fairly shit one. In their previous bands, they spanned pretty much every other punk sub-genre, now they're taking cowpunk.
Peachfuzz are one of South Wales's finest Powerpop bands, and most definitely the most underated. It has to be said, I am guilty of not hearing enough of them, but I have seen them twice and really enjoyed. Adam Peachfuzz will be supporting PJ, and I'm pretty stoked on hearing some stripped down stuff. Adam's a good dude, and it's going to be sweet seeing some rawness from close to home.
I believe, there are only 3 acts for this show. The last, but first on is Dividers. We'll be playing an acoustic set, which we're pretty excited about. It should be different, but in a fun way. Hopefully by the time of the show, we'll have some stuff recorded to finally give out.
So this is Swansea Collective's twenty first show (I think I'm right in saying), and it's going to be really chilled out. Come along, drink some beer and watch some acoustic wonder.
Coming in April Imperial Clan, ONSIND, Fashanu, Failures Union, Bedford Falls, 255's, Groundnuts and Independents, Boneless Ones, Bridge and Tunnel, Young Livers, Bangers, Ssssnakes... phew! If you don't live in Swansea already, now would probably be a good time!