Pumps,Truncheons,Dogs,Doublets and Going Underground.Sounds Like An Interesting February!
You may have already caught up with the new video for "Naive Common Sense" along the way. If not, it is well worth a viewing on You Tube or access via https://www.facebook.com/BBBLACKDOG?fref=ts.
It has been cut by Karin at LuneCat Films, from some really atmospheric footage she found in a 1908 film entitled "Hotel Electrica". I find it really appealing and it works well with the track.
Hope it gets some good viewing before the new vids. for the No. 2 tunes see the light of day. Still no release date, not long now though!
At time of writing we have just broken the 3000 likes mark on the facebook page. Feels like quite a landmark to reach that point. Freebies in the offing again, for some randomly selected recipients celebrate the event.
The weekly acoustic/open mic sessions with Dale at The Bulls Head, Belper Lane End have made the switch to a regular Monday night slot now and the first one last week certainly proved more popular with performers.
First BB gig of the year, now looming just over the horizon, will be at The Pump and Truncheon in Blackpool on this coming Saturday the 1st. The venue is a traditional pub, specialising in local Lancastrian ales, so should be a good one.
A couple more dates lined up for February on the 14th and 15th.
On the Friday it is a trip to a new venue, The Underground in Hanley/Stoke. The occasion is The Victorian Valentine's Ball, in aid of The s.o.p.h.i.e. charity. BB top off a bill comprising old friends and fellow Steampunks Gladstone, who it will be great to catch up with, it is heading towards twelve months since a bill has been shared and Hex a young band making a name for themselves in the Staffs/Cheshire area.
Tickets are available in advance from Neon Tiger Productions for £5.50 at http://www.neontigeruk.com/.
Saturday the 15th see's a return to The Dog and Doublet, Pye Bridge, which is between Alfreton and Heanor in Derbyshire. Steve Smith inviting back both BB and Captain Starfighter and The Lockheeds, for his birthday bash after their successes at his Christmas event. They are joined in this latest venture by vert:x and Spiral Navigators.
February is "Steampunk Hands Around The World" month a project being put together via blogs, videos and events to further friendships and integration within the now global Steampunk community and we are hoping, that in some way we may be able to contribute through this blog So it may be that some of this months editions, appear in a different format or context.
If any news breaks in the realm of BB, we will naturally bring it you with all the usual gusto.