Tuesday, May 3


Well, Thursday night really has it all, doesn't it? The second biggest - but far sweetest! - nu-UKG face outta East London, Kano, playing his lover's grime up the dirtier end of St Mary's Street. A novelty Welsh rapper who made up a great joke about signing to Interscope (which to be fair, fooled a lot of people, until of course they saw him live) playing the Boobytrap show at Clwb Ifor Bach. UKIP winning a landslide election victory only in their own shiny-jackbooted fantasies. And, of course, Lesson No.1's very own Virus Syndicate. We're going to try to finish up early so we can trundle up the road to see Kano, so if you're planning on reaching, we suggest you arrive by 10pm at the very latest.

What else? Oh yeah.

Something of a detour from May's Mu run, this: planned in partnership with our friends at Fourier Transform, it sees Lesson No.1 dipping a tentative toe into the storm waters of improv. So far, so nerdy: but fear not, for Gary Smith (of blistering UK avant-fiends Aufgehoben) and Shoji Hano (incendiary Japanese improv sticksman, over with his band Kyoaku No Intention to share a bill with Jandek up in Gateshead) make the sort of dervish-like avant-scree that ought to send Lightning Bolt skittering back to the Rhode Island State Circus with their tail between their legs. Support comes from Cardiff's Magrathea and a solo set from affable noisenik Dan Haines, electroF├╝hrer of the award-winning machine.records. Verily, what atonality was made for.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re Akira The Don -



3:23 pm  
Blogger The Lesson said...

Haha! OK, we stand corrected...

3:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speak english!!


from what i could work out there, you're leaving your own night to go see some othe rnight somewhere else? but be there by 10pm? im confused... nothing new there.

3:51 pm  
Blogger The Lesson said...

OK, let me clarify: we're going to try to put our headline act, UK Garage act Virus Syndicate, on reasonably early because there's a good possibility that many of the people who'll be attending will also want to see UK Garage megastar Kano (who is playing up the road in Liquid round about 11.30pm I believe). For obvious reasons, we'd like it if people had the opportunity to do both. Depending on how up for it people are, we'll either carry on 'til late, or pack up early and head up the road. How's that?

Glad people are using the comments boxes at last!

5:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, even if it is, apparently, Akira 'almost as badly-attended show in Cardiff as Lesson No 1' The Don doing the posting...


2:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the difference being that the Lesson No1 show was good?

well that's what I heard, anyway...

6:53 am  

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