BB Blackdog-with-Buckets and Spades, Whips and Chains,Fangs and Stakes
An excellent week, just passed, saw a splendidly eclactic gathering at The Eagle in Heage where along with BB Blackdog's unique brand of steampunk, two more fine performances were given of heavy metal by 3 Second Fuse and jazz tinted blues by The Cubists.
A highly popular return to Derby's Sitwell Tavern Friday and a good debut at The Barge in Long Eaton Saturday rounded out the weekend and if it was all close to home, the same cannot be said for the coming week.
A trip to the Lancastrian coastline on Thursday, fires off an early start to the weekend, with an appearance at Blackpool's premier music venue, The Blue Room on Church Street, a mere five minutes stroll from Blackpool North station and with admission at just one pound, a grand oppurtunity for North Western followers to catch their first glimpse of the band with new dancer Demolitia Tribal.
Something really different for Friday night into Saturday morning at the Club Colosseum, London, in very close proximity to Vauxhall tube. Brought to the venue by Club Antichrist is a Steampunk themed event( and judging by their website considerably more!).
The live show element take place in The "Theatre Of Sin" and runs from 10pm until 2am featuring alongside BB Blackdog, self described "chap hopper" Proffessor Elemental, who is gaining some aclaim in steampunk circles and due to a late withdrawl, Spawn Of Psychosis who are considered more cyberpunk. Apart from the bands other performers will take to the stage bearing beguiling descriptions such as Marnie Scarlet presents "Voodoo Apocolypse", Sarge of The Metal Fatigue Continuum "A vignette in purgatory" and Mouse "Just the right blend of humor and filth". Compering and DJ'ing curteosy of those other well known steampunk protaginists The Men Who Would Not Be Blamed For Nothing.
The show represents only part of the proceedings which run across a wide spectrum of zones from 8pm through 6am, which at least dispenses with need for costly overnight accomodation! It is worth checking their website and essential, if you are considering attendance, to read the dress code-Roughly speaking it is anything that would prevent you your admittance to virtually anywhere else!
Normality can barely be described as returning on Saturday, when the band head back closer to home, for" The Charity Horror Ball" at The Black Market in Market Warsop near Mansfied, Notts.
The rather excellent theme is "Goth Monsters versus Steampunk Slayers" and what marvellous possibilities that conjures up.
Doors are at 7pm, with a minimum admission of £2 with, further donations appreciated. A full programme gets under way at eight with Final Cut seving up some covers, then Beatrice Flowers dances as Medusa followed by Demolitia Tribal's own dance troup Boudica Revival. The Adrian Bower band perform their blues rock prior to BB Blackdog hitting the stage around a quarter to eleven, destined for a half past midnight finale.