the brownbread mixtape is a brilliant free monthly gig. each gig has a theme. we invite poets, musicians, comedians. they do a performance related to the theme. we perform some funny sketches on the theme. we all have loads of fun. simple as that.
brownbread mixtape #13 is on Wed, Sept 29th at 8.30pm, upstairs in the Stag’s Head. the theme for this month is “Secrets”
we have a truly stellar line up of performers, who you would normally have to pay loads of cash to see, but for one night only, they come together and perform for art’s sake. for free. for you.
resident MC Kalle Ryan will be in place again to deliver some zippy quips in liminal spaces. resident sound man Enda Roche will also be in the corner playing mouth trumpet.
the following world class performers are now confirmed>
Rook and The Ravens are a band from the Dark Peak, near Manchester, UK. In their short time together, they have clocked up appearances at: Glastonbury, Summer Sundae Weekender (Main Stage) and Wychwood Festival, sharing stages with Supergrass, Macy Gray The Futureheads and Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady). In 2009 they were invited to headline the main stage at international music festival ‘Tbilisi Open Air Altervision’ in Tbilisi, Georgia, playing to 40,000 people. Regarded highly as an active part of a new Manchester scene, they have already sold out Manchester Academy 3 twice and legendary Teenage Fanclub, Clapton, and The Who producer Andy Macpherson has chosen to work closely with the talented quintet. the brownbread mixtape is absolutely ecstatic to welcome Rook and the Ravens back to the brownbread stage. This is your chance to get a taste of their songs prior to their single launch in Crawdaddy later in the week. Sweeter, pitch-perfect harmonies you’ll not hear this year. These guys are one of the best bands currently working. Be prepared to be knocked out!
“Articulate, edgy, blistering and self-assured” – BBC
Colm’s acclaimed first book, “40 Fights Between Husbands and Wives” was published by Penguin Ireland in 2009 and is available now in all bookshops, whether good or bad. Colm is a writer, musician, pharmacist, father of five, but most importantly, a husband. Thus he often irritates his wife in a variety of ways, including but not limited to… forgetting her birthday, driving too fast, reading the newspaper when he should be mowing the lawn, playing with the children in a reckless fashion, always wanting more sex, never bothering to wash the grill, doing what his mother tells him rather than what his wife advises, and refusing to even discuss a vasectomy. His wife is a very patient woman. the brownbread mixtape is absolutely thrilled to welcome Colm to the stage to read his humorous tales in his trademark mischievous manner.
“…a wonderfully diverse collection of stories, vignettes and ideas told with humour, but with enormous insight too” – The Irish Examiner
The Lonely Schizophrenic are Dublin’s very own comedy trio serving up a delicious serving of comedy/parody songs. Anto Kane, Andy Delamere and Vladimir Pavlov have been gigging together regularly, creating and writing tracks that are just for the craic. the brownbread mixtape is delighted to welcome back the hilarious schizos to the stage. Not only are their songs hysterically funny but they are as catchy as an STD.
“Think Bill Bailey and the Dalai Lama joining Snoop Dogg for a collaboration in a crack den” – Guerilla review
Brand new funny skits and sketches on the theme of the night as written and performed by our resident brownbread players (Gus McDonagh, Sean McDonagh, Kalle Ryan and Eva Bartley).
OTHER COOL STUFF
Expect a SECRET SURPRISE musical guest on the night!
And a RAFFLE with highy desirable and coveted prizes
Barring any technical hitches. we will be broadcasting LIVE ON D’INTERNET
It would be a pleasure to see you all there!
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