Showing posts from September, 2012

Do the Monster Mash!....and And Take A Sharp Intake Of Steam

It is not often that one is bestoed the privilege of playing at an official political party conference, which is exactly what BB are doing on Friday.

      Not only that, but for probably the only relevant party left in todays political climate, The Monster Raving Loony Party.

      The conference  is taking place at The White Hart Hotel on Carter Street in Uttoxeter, Staffs. and after the serious business!! of the day, admission is free to the evening entertainement and some camping is available. Humourous duo The Big Fibbers and punk covers band Gripper And The Gurnards are also on the bill. Further details at

     Here's to a good night and a Monster Raving landslide next election.

     On Saturday another splendid Steampunk event, as part of the European Steampunk day. Taking place at The Intake Club in Mansfield. Stalls, belly and burlesque dancing and a fine line up, to cover all Steampunk tastes with BB, Gladstone and The Cogneys. All yours for…

Tell Me People Am I Going......And Now It's My Asaumption, I'm Really Up..

Well after much deliberation, the results for the green screen picture competition have been announced and the winning entry with the silver and bronze efforts below it are featured above.

      Congratulations to the podium winners and much thanks to all those who sent pictures in. The rest are well worthy of looking up at not only for technical/artistic content but just to see how some minds think!

      Two show weekend again, starting Friday night by headlining at the annual Insane Festival event, which lasts through until Sunday at The Black Market, Market Warsop, Notts. Also appearing Friday are US/German funk rock threesome Lord Bishop Rocks, UK metal band Line Of Fire, from Geelong,Victoria Aus rockers Cast Iron Pinata, two all German bands, White Trap and My Restless 45, Birmingham's Sugar Razors, who interstingly are two lead and drums and no bass, plus Reece Bibby. How veritably international.
      The admission is well …

BB Blackdog- Great Maiden Voyage On Board The Craft

So just a week of summer!!! remains and last Friday saw the end of the outdoor festivals for the year. It is as they say an ill wind that blows no good and with the openers for On Board The Craft stuck on the road,BB stepped in to perform a more extensive set than expected to a fabulous reception and lots of good comments from people having their first experience of the band.

     A little short on time, for reasons beyond control this week, so with apologies for brevity onto this coming weekend.

    It has been a while since playing in Dale's home town, however as luck would have it BB are back tonight, Friday at The George And Dragon in Belper. If you haven't seen them on their travels recently, well worth a look, the amount of recent gigs has really polished the show. Oh and Demolitia has some splendid new wings to check out.

    For anyone less familiar with Belper, the pub is on Derwent Street(A6), in close proximity to both rail and bus stations.

    On Saturday a …

In The Pond, On Board The Craft And Under Charlottte's Orangery

Another busy and eclactic weekend in store for the band with three very different venues lined up.

     First up on Thursday evening at the The Fishpond at Matlock Bath. The first scheduled performance at the extensively refurbished venue, there was a late fill in, a couple of Saturdays back.
      This is still currently the most played at venue by BB, although the regular first Wednesday of every month slot at The Black Market Venue in Market Warsop should ensure that tag will soon move on.
      Demolitia may be missing for some early numbers but will soon be on hand.

     If you have not visited The Pond since it's revitalisation, you are mising a treat. The restructuring of the downstairs area makes for an excellent area for bands and allows for a sizeable crowd. A good programe of music and comedy and dance is already on the agenda The other good news is that, the bar is well stocked with real ales, ciders and beer from around Europe and not at prices geared to instantl…