The Underground Revolution Hosted A Wild Night of Psych Garage Sounds At The Booth Hall

 

On November 25th The Underground Revolution hosted ‘A Wild Night of Garage Psych’ with special guests The Hungry Ghosts, Pablo Alto and DJ’s Sam and Siobhan at The Booth Hall in Hereford. It was a night of raw psych energy and enigmatic performances that included frontman Joe Joseph lying on the floor in the fetal position screaming into his mic. The crowd watched in amazement of course, and were carried away by their brand of ‘slaughterhouse blues’ and psychedelic fusion. They most certainly had us dancing to their sexy but at times violent sounds.

The Hungry Ghosts

Underground Revolution Psych Night - The Hungry Ghosts at The Booth Hall Hereford

 

Underground Revolution Psych Night - Joe Joseph frontman of The Hungry Ghosts at The Booth Hall Hereford

 

Pablo Alto have developed a following in the local music circuit. They are gregarious and put on a good n’ loud show – the crowds love it. Once ‘Spacecat’ came on we were all ears listening to a song that came to be after one of John Rose’s reoccurring nightmares about his cat Pablo going missing – except this time in space. I would’ve loved to be Pablo in that dream. They put some power into their performances which get me each and every time.

Pablo Alto

The Underground Revolution - Pablo Alto at Booth Hall Hereford for psych garage night

 

DJ’s Sam and Siobhan

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I was quite excited to have DJ’s Sam and Siobhan doing their thing between the bands. It was really a nice touch to break up two bands with a DJ set. The highlight of their set was when Sioban broke out with SexWitch on vinyl. You could almost say I was in shock – I had been listening to that album on repeat lately.

Anyway, I really enjoyed how they fused old and new psych sounds, it could have been a house party in the 60’s, and they kept the atmosphere authentic. They are one of those young couples you could find in a place like London or New York who know their music in depth and put on a stylin’ set. Hats off to them both.

Many Thanks to Element Audio for their support

The Hungry Ghosts, Pablo Alto, The Underground Revolution Garage Psych Night

Photography by Grace Biddlecombe  and article by Michelle Cuadra

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The Ramonas Headline Hereford’s ‘Punky Reggae Party’ On September 9th @ The Booth Hall

Wild hare club hereford presents the Ramonas

The Wild Hare Club and the Underground Revolution Hereford bring you a ‘Punky Reggae Party’taking place at The Booth Hall on 9 September 2016.  Show begins at 20:00.  Pre-order tickets here

RAMONAS   THE IRASCIBLES    REGGAE PIE

Ramonas are a Ramones All Female Tribute Band Playing Hereford

It’s 1976, the Concorde has taken to the skies and the Ramones have released the self-titled ‘Ramones’ LP, produced by Sire Records for a total of $6,700 which was hardly a success on the billboard charts, yet this album donned them the forefathers of the punk sound, and you can assure there is hardly a soul in the western world who hasn’t heard ‘Beat on the Brat’ (possibly because we all have one we fancy giving a beating to).  The awakening of punk was happening both in New York and the UK under much different social circumstances…if you are reading this then I assume you know the story.  I am not sure middle class born Ramones had much to be angry about, but they were fast, loud, catchy, and basically piss takers.

Reggae Pie Hereford spinning roots reggae and dub

40 years later and we are in the midst of celebrating the anniversary of punk without the members of the Ramones, they have sadly all passed away, yet they remain ingrained in our hearts and playlists. This year the Underground Revolution Hereford has taken ’40 Years of Punk’ on board and we mean business.  Punk guided us away from 70’s pretentiousness and into a DIY, just do it your own way and it became a platform in the UK for anarchy.

We are currently living in despairing times at the mercy of filthy, conniving politicians looking out only for themselves, and the working classes are feeling the burden. It couldn’t be a more appropriate time to revive the “DIY Punk Attitude” and the rise of bands using their music as a platform to unite the underdog and gather up the affected PISSED OFF masses.

But it is sad to think that the Ramones aren’t here to witness these celebrations taking place all over the UK and around the world.  Do not despair…enter the Ramonas!  An all female Ramones tribute band…you heard it right people, and fortunately for Hereford, the longest running local promoter The Wild Hare Club and the latest DIY lovin’ promoters on the scene, The Underground Revolution, are paying tribute by bringing you a ‘Punky Reggae Party’ with the Ramonas as the headlining act, alongside supporting acts,  The Irascibles a bluesabilly band from Cardiff and Reggae Pie, who will be spinning calypso, ska, rock steady, dancehall and roots tunes between sets we all love and associate with the Punk era.

The Ramonas are fast and furious brods who inject their own style to the Ramones songs, the boys would have been proud of.  My kinda girls.

This ‘Punky Reggae Party’ will take place at Hereford’s number 1 live music venue, The Booth Hall on September 9th, show begins 20:00.  Tickets are just £10 and available on the Underground Revolution Music Glue ticket website HERE. If you are a die hard Ramones fan (who isn’t??) then we suggest you pick up your tickets sooner rather than later, as we expect tickets to sell out.

Underground Revolution Hereford promoting live metal, punk, post punk, psych, and folk music

The Booth Hall, 3 East Street, HR1 2LW E: hello@theboothhall.co.uk W: http://theboothhall.co.uk/

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