Chris the Poets Open Microwave

***********OI OI OI STROUD***BIG OLD PARTY FOR £10*****NOT AN OPEN MIC*******
MAD MARCH HARES COME OUT TO PLAY! WE'VE GOT A BELTER LINED UP FOR YOU AT THE FIRST EVER CHRIS THE POET'S OPEN MICROWAVE, AN ECLECTIC, ECCENTRIC SHOWCASE OF THE BEST OF BRITISH, AND EVEN EUROPEAN UNDERGROUND, FESTIVAL AND SIDESHOW

ACTS !!!
FOR THIS FIRST COURSE, WE GIVE YOU, NAUGHTY TWIN LEGENDS, MY BAD SISTER AS WELL AS DOGHOUSE, PREVIOUSLY FRONTMAN OF CULT TEKNO PUNKS SICKNOTE, ALL OF WHOM ARE MAKING THEIR STROUD DEBUT.
WE'VE ALSO GOT A TASTE OF THE UNEXPECTED, WITH THE OPEN MICROWAVE HOUSEBAND! FRONTED BY CHRIS THE POET, WHO WILL BE CELEBRATING HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY ON THE NIGHT, AND CHEERLEADER, FLOW COOKER, WITH LIVE FLUTEBOX AND PRODUCTION BY PAULIE PIPER, AND PRODUCTION AND SOUND ENGINEERING BY JOJO ENTROPY AND CAPTAIN SCARLETT. VIDEO PROJECTIONS BY CHRIS THE POET. THIS IS OUR FIRST PROPER EXPERIMENTAL OUTING, SO WHATEVER HAPPENS, YOU'RE HAVING IT LARGE! KING BRACKET & ILODICA WEAVING THE MYSTIC ROOTS.
THEN WE HAVE THE MASTER OF CLOWNCORE HIMSELF, ED COX ON THE DECKS, WITH THE BAD SISTER TWINS WINDING TO HIS BEATS, FOLLOWED BY STROUD LEGEND TEDDY T, GUEST SPOTTING, A MY BAD SISTER DJ SET, AND THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING! CHRIS AND FLOW FLOW'S 8-BIT KARAOKE DISCO, COS EVERYBODY LOVES A BIT OF CHEESE INNIT BEFORE WE KICK YOU OUT?

**OUTDOOR SIDESHOWS AND FOOD**
OUTSIDE WE'RE BLESSED TO HAVE ALLAN HUGE O'SHAME'S WORLD FAMOUS WHEEL OF MISFORTUNE! A MINDBENDING TRIP INTO YOUR INNER PSYCHE WITH A MASTER OF BLARNEY AND CHICANERY FROM THE EMERALD ISLE.

**PYRATRIX CIRCUS WALKABOUT & FIRESHOW TBC**

**SIMON'S BUMPKIN BISTRO**
BUMPKIN BISTRO WILL BE COOKING WORLD CLASS, ARTISANAL BURGERS. BEEF, VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN WILL BE AVAILABLE.


**MY BAD SISTER**
My Bad Sister are Identical twins Polly and Sophie Duniam, an all-singing, all-dancing, turbo-charged, double act making big waves on the underground rave scene.
The East London-born bad girls mash-up a punk-pop delivery, catchy melodies and heavy bass – they call this A CABARAVE!
Performing and recording for six years My Bad Sister‘s lyrical delivery, razor-sharp mirrored choreography and subversive themes have earned them some serious respect.
“You sound better on the stereo, we sound better in the fresh”
Come witness A CABARAVE for urself / mbs 2018 xx

**DOGHOUSE**
DEATH BEFORE EMPLOYMENT
Back in 2008, whilst singing for cult techno-punk band SICKNOTE, Doghouse packed in his day job and declared, ‘Death Before Employment’. This was to become his modus operandi; not some lazy, empty, slacker manifesto, but a truly dedicated, focused intention to never work for ‘The Man’ ever again. He decided it was time to stop pussyfooting around and became determined to survive off his wits, his skills and his creativity... and if this was to prove an ultimate impossiblity then he decided he might as well be dead. This may sound all very dramatic, but Doghouse couldn’t see himself not being an artist after successfully surfing the SICKNOTE tsunami for nine years and the idea of going backwards and being a part-time hobbyist was now inconceivable.

In 2013 things took an unexpected turn for the worst when the SICKNOTE wave smashed into the metaphorical dam that was the death of their dancer, the shamanic Dr. Conker. Band members fled, scared and confused in different directions and suddenly Doghouse was left alone, with no music to accompany his words. If he was to survive he would have to learn to produce music... and fast. Within two years he was back, gigging with a solo album, ‘Idiot Savant’, engineered and produced by himself. Completely self-taught; he then became his own booking agent and promoter, arranging gigs and producing promotional graphics for t-shirts, posters and CD covers.

A couple of years later and we find Doghouse is still alive and well, he is periodically releasing new music ; the quality improving all the time and is now producing his own videos. He has performed at festivals and venues across the UK, and in Germany, Switzerland and Holland.

The future will see an all encompassing live show with video projections and theatrical asides; a mixture of tragedy, comedy and existential theatre.
Long live DOGHOUSE.!!!

For all enquiries contact: jmwfool@hotmail.com

**ED COX**
(Life4land, Frogs Records, Deathsucker Records)
LIFE4LAND’s co founder Ed Cox’s ‘CLOWNCORE’ has had international recognition due to his unique performances. Fusing traditional music with ska, jungle and breakcore, Ed Cox wraps the lot in his live performances whilst playing the accordion.
Since 2000 he's been producing tracks and building a solid reputation around Europe, Ed Cox remains driven to perform and is not one to shy away from any opportunities. He can often be found bringing his performances to the street, busking with accordion in hand over his backing tracks.

**PAULY PIPER**

Pauly Piper, the original beatbox flautest. He can usually be found somewhere on the planet brightening up the streets with hip hop, breakbeat, jazz, and DNB.
Piper is a high energy Beatbox flautest, He moves through genres and mixes various styles . Pauly piper creates a polyphonic display of singing,rap/ beatbox, and flute. All in the musical forms of hip-hop, break beat, DNB, jazz and anything that makes you tap your feet.

**CHRIS THE POET**

32 year veteran of the travelling Convoy, Free Festivals, not so Free Festivals, raves, squat parties and the like, both in the UK and Europe. Proto MC from a time before electronic dance music, when Free Parties meant psychedelic rock and pure punk. Unwitting self declared Martian Christ. Stream of consciousness poet and compere from a time before everybody was a poet and there weren't so many to the pound. Phoenix, risen from the ashes where he crash landed in Stroud in the 90's in his Zeppelin of hedonism, only to rebuild his body and mind and retain the title of Last Man Standing for another round. Showman/Shaman with nuff ruff crewsdem, including WRECK N ROLL CIRCUS with the late, great Gary DS as poet in residence. Most recently PYRATRIX CIRCUS and The Unfairground at Glastonbury. Regularly opening RDF sets with rabble rousing rhymes. Forever time lord at Stonehenge with his multiple summer solstice babies. He's been off all over the place, but recently moved back to Stroud to kick back and whittle some.
Having jammed with quazillions of musicians and DJ producers, Chris decided to start up his own amorphous band The Open Microwave... with Jojo Entropy, flutebox Pauly Piper, and Flow Flow Flow dancer. He's been helped out on some tunes by Captain Scarlett, and by Rhythmites Murph. Things can only get better ;)


**TEDDY T**
Teddy t started out as an everyday person until some Hardcore Ravers picked him up and took him to his first freeparty and has been on that Vibe Ever since !
Keep The Underground Alive!

**KING BRACKET & I-LODICA**

A dub producer hailing from Brighton and East Sussex UK
With releases on imperative records, ODG, Dubstep division, Stupid fly, Monkey dub, Sika records, South point, Sound crumpet and Bracket Records.
King bracket ( then Lowki dubs) met ilodica back in 2008 through ina sound, where “sound sent ahead” was made. Then came “Season of the harvest” as we know it, Reformed from ilodicas original lyrics smashed on lowkidubs “mist in translation” dub riddim.
Meeting Zemon, scrambled ed and filthy finger tips the Brighton underground dub scene took a smattering of filth .
Lowki dubs was buried
King bracket was born and the Bracket sound.
In 2013 Bracket records released the Ilodica and king bracket ep with a revamped version of Season of the harvest and 3 fresh new ilodca works on clear collectors Vinyl.
Leaving Brighton to reach Bristols dub scene , Bracket took work with sika records as an in house engineer. Recording and mixing various grime and hip hop acts. Putting Bracket records on hold to focus on homing in different skils.
The lions roar Ep ' Ft Mr Williams and Fire Ro ' Was released digitally through Sika records band camp, with a remix ep still to release...
Continuing work with ilodica, building on collabs and album/s. Reaching new heights of production, King Bracket pushes forward in the dub and jungle scene to date.




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27 Nelson Street, GL5 2HH
Stroud
23 March , Friday 21:00

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