Saturday, 11 February 2012

Trash Shack: February 2012 - Jackhammers, Women In Revolt and Maximum Zeros

A couple of weeks back I revieved the Star and Shadow Barbarella gig featuring Women In Revolt but was disappointed to find no youtube footage of the band . This week I managed to miss the Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny new album launche at The Central , Gateshead thatnks to EMI's appaling (lack of) promotion , but did get to another excellent Trash Shack gathering.

Brian Coyteman's Collection
Featuring three bands for two quid , in the brilliant surroundings featuring , I believe, Brian Coyoteman's collection of trash memorabila in the wall cabinets , we were treated to three excellent bands , although no youtube footage is available for the Maximum Zeros and The Jackhammers , so you'll just have to take my word for it.

First up were the Maximum Zeros , loud thrashy punk the in the style of the legendary Saints , the also covered "River Deep, Mountain High" and an excellent version of Vince Taylor's "Brand New Cadillac". Too loaud to record on my camera , but excellent nonetheless , well worth seeing if you get the chance.

Lady Annabella of Jesmond
Lady Annabella and Photographer Friend
Women In Revolt
Next we had the excellent trans gender garage rock of Women In Revolt , featuring Sheena Ravolta in best Iron Lady two piece on vocals with matching hair and handbag , Staggering BeBearded Rosie Lea on guitar , Mitch "Male" Mitchellson on drums , and the lovely blonde bassist who'se name escapes me but will update this when I find out. Anyway they delivered an excelelnt entertaining set including numeraous Electric Chairs covers (or should that be "Electric Chair Covers) , no matter , a superb time was had by all , the band being augmented by the lovely Lady Annabella of Jesmond on dance !!

Jackhammers CD - Nice Stiff Pastiche
Finally we had the Glasgow Bawbags The Jackhammers , more high energy rock punk , again to loud for my camera to record , but I bought their CD "Give 'Em Enough Dope" and a tote bag as well. The CD is weel worth the investment , and the band , like everything tonight were superb.


The Trash Shack presentation are excellent and ludicrous value for money so get yourself down , and if you see ANY of the bands playing within striking distance get yourself down there!!