Chris T-T + Thomas Truax + Sergeant Buzfuz
Mon 6th Dec @ Britons Protection, 50 Gt Bridgewater St, Manchester, M1 5LE
Tickets £4 adv / £5 door (Box Office: 0161 448 8469 / 0161 832 1111)
Pop Art vs. Industry presents an exciting night of British and American lo-fi and Anti-Folk.
Former Magoo cohort Chris T-T arrived in London the week Labour came to power, armed with a 3-stringed guitar and one good shirt. By lunchtime he'd scored a job interview at the Press Association and a gig supporting Hefner that night. He's lived there ever since. T-T's first album “Beatverse” was home-taped during two weeks' Jury Service 1999 on Wine Cellar Records – run by his mum. He's since recorded 3 albums for noted indie label Snowstorm, including 2001's “The 253”- Time Out Critics' Choice for 6 weeks, as well as a Sunday Times Top 5 Album Of The Year – and memorable singles such as “Eminem Is Gay”. A big hit with te late John Peel, Chris T-T pitches his tent between the sublime and the ridiculous, having both cakes and eating them on occasion. He's overweight, undernourished and can complete Rubik's Cube in 150 seconds
Introduced to Manchester via the Acoustic Anarkhy folks, Thomas Truax is a NYC based singer/songwriter and multi-media artist who performs with mechanical sound sculptures like his Sister Spinster and Cadillac Beatspinner Wheel and instruments which he builds himself out of found objects and spare parts (such as the Hornicator), as well as with more standard gear like the venerable guitar. He is an illegitimate son of Screamin' Jay Hawkins and a mad scientist of experimental music with a history as a stop-motion animator. His carefully crafted songs range from dark, romantic lullabies to lively rock melodramas.
The man responsible for bringing Anti-Folk music to these shores, Sergeant Buzfuz is the promoter and host of London's Blang! club at the legendary 12 Bar club. With a strange mixture of folk eccentricity and punk poetry the Sergeant is a passionate performer, combining the accessible and the unpalatable into a very British take on the NYC sound. He has a problem with St. Paul though.
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