Showing posts from August, 2013

OK - So It's Back In The Box Again.

BB should have been at "Out The Box" Festival on Sunday, however the whole event has now been cancelled.

      Not sure what the reason for the cancellation is, shame though, looked like a nice event to round the festival season off with.

      This week's pictures are courtesy of Michael Meister, taken at last Saturday's Reloaded Festival at Bad Segeberg. Really good turnout and both BB and Skorbut well received.

Dale with his Skorbut hat on. Was it really that big? and Axel in pirate mode. Yes there is definitely a blacked out tooth! More good news from Germany, that the final mixing for the album is complete, just awaiting the artwork now. One live show for this coming weekend on Saturday night at The Red Lion in Fritchley, a small Derbyshire village situated between, Crich and Ambergate. Lord Montague Jaques Fromage will be flying in from The States again next week in time to join up with BB for the music and beer festival at The George and Dragon in Belp…

BB BlackDog and The Scurvy Pirates

Really brief blog this week, due to circumstances beyond control.

          Just a reminder for everyone that BB are playing The Lindenhof Reloaded Festival this Saturday the 24th.

          A superb chance to see BB and Skorbut on the same bill, with Dale and Axel doubling up for both sets.

         The festival is at Lockschuppen in Bad Segeberg, on Bahnhofstrasse very handily positioned close to both bus and train stations.

         The show begins at 2pm, with the bands playing outside, which is not a problem, with sunny weather forecast for Northern Germany. Other bands on the bill include Santicatee, Verity Absurd and Black Mountain Yetis. Action moves indoors at ten, with dj,s taking over.

          Tickets are 12 euros (you would think by now UK keyboards include the Euro sign!) from

         This is a one off in Germany for now, BB will not be back until close to the end of the year.

         UK fans will proba…

BB Blackdog-He's Such A Scary Psychedelic Dog!

Firstly,apologies to anyone who was expecting BB at The Packhorse in Leeds, last Thursday.
Sadly BB had to cancel late, due to an ailment befalling Dale. It must have been bad, in the two years I have known the band, there has never been a previous cancellation and both Dale and Axel have been pretty rough upon occasions.

          Hopefully a date in Leeds, in the not too distant future.

         Dale did recover sufficiently to fulfil the rest of the weekend. Not the biggest crowd they have ever had at The Sitwell on Friday, good show though. A nice new Steampunk event in Stamford on Saturday and a pleasant laid back Sunday Dale solo spot at The Barley Mow.

         No performances this weekend so a chance for some recovery time, before travelling to Germany for the Lindenhof Reloaded Festival on the 24th, where they will be reunited with Sven on low bass, which should be the cue for airing some of the new material.


Busy Busy B(B)

A splendid weekend just gone with great gigs in Belper and LLanfyllin. The party going on late into the night at the latter and already talk of same time, same place, next year.

               The potential exists for another great weekend coming up, with a busy and varied four day schedule in place.

               The weekend starts early with a trip to The Packhorse in Leeds on Thursday the 8th. The night is billed under "Not Going To Gigs Is Killing Live Music", an applaudable title, though possibly a little difficult to say after a few pints of Yorkshire Ales.

              BB are the bills headliners and have been brought together with a couple of punk bands. The fairly melodic punk of Brighton three piece Dirt Royal and local ska/reggae/dub/punk/soul band The Olive Branch.

              The Packhorse is on Woodhouse Lane LS2,  within an easy walk of the centre, about a mile from Millennium Square. Bus routes 1,6,28,56,95 and 97 also pass. The venue is o…

The Phoenix Rises Again......

Picture of BB courtesy of Chris Maddocks' post to Pentrich Rock and Blues Custom Show.

               Molly and Rachel's picture courtesy of Keith Knowles.

             Another great BB show at another great Rock and Blues. Two low bass players, three dancers, brilliant sunshine and probably the biggest crowd of the weekend for Platform 15.

             All proceeded by an excellent set from Metropolis, sounding a little punchier than usual on the day.

             First picture shows Mike heading off for one of his audience strolls for possible the last time. Pentrich was Mike's last scheduled show with BB, as he heads off to pastures new with "Engraved In Blood". So Thanks again to Mike for well over a century of gigs and all the best with the new project.

            Not to rule out a guest return, should the stars align.

            So in with the new and Molly taking some of the low bass duties on Saturday as well as throwing some dance moves along…