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Bon Bon Launch Party – Saturday 16th July

Well mes copains, the time has finally come. The very first Bon Bon party launches Islington off into the nethersphere to return anon. The Muses have been singing about us and the streets call out our name; the future is a double-ended dildo. The dichotomy of life is thus: Great new indie, electro, disco, surf-rock and some persistent classics will exist in a space of exquisite lasciviousness perpetrated by some terrible perpetrators in the Ballroom (that’s the downstairs bar and dancefloor). Whilstwhile, ascending the staircase will pertain to an otherworldly sound echoing back from the early 20th century: proper rock n roll, swing, surf, rockabilly in two beautiful vintage lounges cherrydecorated with chandalier and candelabra.

We are free, but if there is a queue then you can say you know us.  Dressing up is encouraged, we love vintage fashion, but not necessary. Looking good is. Of course, that comes naturally.

We begin at 9pm and finish around 4am. That’s the latest party on Upper Street.
It’s nearest to Highbury and Islington, but you can get from Angel in about five minutes too.
Drinks are very reasonable and the bar staff know how to make a helluva cocktail.

We even have a lovely mention on Le Cool, Le Coolest listings site in London: http://london.lecool.com/london/en/search?q=bon+bon

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in News, Uncategorized

 

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Lots of stuff

I would just like to congratulate myself on getting a bargain denim jacket and very good leather belt from the East End Thrift Store down between Whitechapel and Mile End off the Mile End road. It’s a real un-mined glory of vintage shops because it is out of the way so you can actually get decent gear in the right sizes and reasonably priced!

Enough about clothes anyway, here is some music.

Jamaica are signed to Kitsune and I missed them a couple Sundays ago (probably for the best having broken my arm a few weeks ago) at Heaven when they were there with a stack of other amazing acts. Jamaica (used to be known as Poney Poney) are having their album lovingly produced by Xavier de Rosnay from Justice (lucky gits, that is basically a ticket to stardom right there!) and so you just know it is going to be the absolute nuts! Here is the video for I Think I Like U2:

That band are very much on the new side, but an old favourite of crumble and I am sure yourselves have a new album out. Yes, the long awaited new LCD Soundsystem album will soon be released. There may be something like a single available on Record Store Day so check that out this Friday. However, LCD have kindly released the album for our listening pleasure onto the web, much like MGMT did very recently with Congratulations shortly before it’s release and after it was leaked to the internet anyway! However, MGMT failed by doing that if you ask me because it only let me listen to it before deciding not to go and buy it (a very average album in my opinion – trying to be a bit more intelligent when they very much aren’t). James Murphy is far too shrewd to make the same mistake. This Is Happening is contrarily a very good album with a few rather dull tracks (I do not like Drunk Girls but know it goes down well live) that detract from something I am sure I will be listening to for a long time to come.

You can go and listen to the album in it’s entirety on the LCD Soundsystem website. Go, do, now.

—-Addendum—-

I just want to add this link before the band become old news.
EGYPTIAN HIP HOP // Wild Human ChildbyTheArtOf…

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Happy April Fools

and happy Easter too. I am going to demolish an egg in honour of the Gods of New Music on Sunday.

I will also be found at the East End Thrift Store tonight making the most of their jumble sale and then on Friday I am going to get as many pairs of Americal Apparel underwear that I can for as cheap as possible! The East End is truly great for clothes.

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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