March 4th 2011 – Backstreets presents: MARCUS BONFANTI + Philadelphia Main Line + Jonnygonehome + Clockwork Era
aaamusic | On 18, Feb 2011
ADM: £4adv/£5 door
AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only
Live acts: Marcus Bonfanti + Philadelphia Main Line + Jonnygonehome + Clockwork Era
DJs: The Winter Olympics
VENUE: Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ
NEAREST TUBE: Brixton
Backstreets is a semi regular gig night at the Windmill featuring the best good time Friday night rock music to get drunk to from four up and coming acts.
PLUS! This month we feature a rave/rock DJ set from The Winter Olympics spinning tunes until late.
Playing here with his full band, Marcus Bonfanti is one of the country’s emerging blues-rock guitarists with a flair for guitar picking in a range of styles. He’s been likened to Seasick Steve and has had the honour of opening for Chuck Berry, as well as becoming a hit at last year’s SXSW. His second album, ‘What Good Am I’ has been well received by fans and critics alike and references a range of the greats from Link Wray to Tony Joe White to Led Zeppelin, but he still gets across a style which is very much his own.
“Marcus Bonfanti deserves to become the next British blues-guitar hero” – The Guardian
“He is fantastic live” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.
PHILADELPHIA MAIN LINE
Scuzz blues duo, Philadelphia Main Line mix the raw blues power of the White Stripes and the swagger of John Spencer Blues Explosion and are a live act not to be missed. They’ve impressed at every show they’ve played, leading them to the finals of 2009’s Red Stripe Music Awards. Their sonic show sends shivers down spines and moves the audience to frenzied excitement. Finger-shredding riffs and larynx-bursting vocals are backed up by thunderous drum explosions pinched with jazzy fills. They’re a must-see and since the end of the White Stripes, the best scuzz-rock-blues duo around.
‘Their cracker of a debut EP, sounds like a Tasmanian Devil Brian Wilson’ – The Fly
JonnyGoneHome sing songs about frustration and plaster, and play blues informed alt rock in the Death From Above via Black Keys neighbourhood. Brilliant stuff from one of London’s most exciting up and coming live acts.
‘JonnyGoneHome offer up a raw contemporary take on bluesy rock n roll’ – EyeSeeSound.tv
New South London garage rock duo, making their live South London debut.
‘Clattery, doomy fuzz rock with sneered Johnny Rotten-ish vocals’ – Time Out