Thursday, 14 October 2010

Dark Dark Dark + Guests


Wednesday November 24th
The Malt Cross
St. James's Street, Nottingham
Doors at 8pm
Free Entry

Friday, 23 July 2010

World Atlas + Red Shoe Diaries

Wednesday August 4th
Malt Cross
St. James's Street, Nottingham
Doors at 8pm
Free Entry

Brooklyn band World Atlas started in 2006 as a handful of four-track bedroom demos, sketches of songs mirroring stories afforded by the city. The idea culminated in a full ensemble including guest member Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me, City Center) on guitar and The Umbrella Girls, who often serve as the group’s hand clappers, back-up singers and tambourine shakers. Their first self-titled EP is a pop atlas steeped in nostalgia and allegory that exudes an aesthetic of a library of weathered books, stolen glances and faded colors. Their instrumentation includes vibraphone, organ, shakers, trumpet and string arrangements taking the music beyond the pop confines of drums, bass and guitar. Infused with boy / girl harmonies and countermelodies the resulting songs depict both innocence and experience. World Atlas fit comfortably into the orchestral pop genre and also draw on earlier pop influences like Donovan, The Smiths, The Velvet Underground and French YéYé. Their first EP is out on Magic Marker Records and work on a full length is underway. 

Support comes from Nottingham's Red Shoe Diaries who be playing finely crafted dreamy indiepop in the vein of Belle & Sebastian and The National. They've not played Nottingham in a while, so this will serve as a welcome back from IndieTracks Festival and as a going away party for their upcoming shows at Summer Sundae in Leicester and their debut gig on the continent in Paris.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The Specific Heats + Horowitz + Burly Nagasaki



Thursday July 22nd
Malt Cross

St. James's Street, Nottingham
Doors open at 8pm
Free Entry

Brooklyn based The Specific Heats return to the UK playing some more energetic surf-rock and feedback laced garage-pop for the masses. Support comes from noisy ear-splitting indiepop veterans Horowitz and Nottingham rock and roll duo Burly Nagasaki, featuring Joey Chickensin and Theresa from Fists. 

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Corner Store Returns!

The Corner Store returns to The Malt Cross from Saturday June 12th. It'll be a fortnightly clubnight, appearing on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month. It'll be free entry too! Expect to hear tunes from the likes of Jonathan Richman, The Hold Steady, The National, Johnny Cash, The Magnetic Fields, Big Star, Jens Lekman, The Velvet Underground, Love, and loads more.

So keep the following dates free in your diary...

June 12th
June 26th
July 10th
July 24th
August 14th
August 28th
September 11th
September 25th

Friday, 7 May 2010

The Wave Pictures - show confirmed

Good news! We're well pleased to announce that The Wave Pictures will be coming to Nottingham to play a show on Tuesday June 1st. Here are the current details...

Tuesday June 1st
Spanky Van Dykes
17 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham
Doors at 8pm
Entry is £6 in advance / £7 on the door

The Wave Pictures have been around for ages, but it's only over the last two or three years they've been getting the attention they deserve. With recent releases on Moshi Moshi records they've shown that they're among the best songwriters on the planet today (no shit). With songs mixing heartbreak and humour in equal measure they draw upon influences such as Jonathan Richman and The Violent Femmes and throw in the occasional brain-melting guitar solo on top. On top of their own extensive back catalogue they have also helped contribute to that of such notables as The Mountian Goats, Darren Hayman and Stanley Brinks (Herman Dune).

We've been trying to get them to play for ages - this should be awesome! They got a nice review on Pitchfork this week (if you hold their opinion in high esteem). Check it out here -

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Corner Store #5 - Playlist

Brendan Benson - What I'm Looking For
A.C. Newman - On the Table
The Halo Benders - Don't Touch My Bikini
Jumbling Towers - Kanetown City Rips
Real Estate - Fake Blues
Elf Power - Never Believe
Belle & Sebastian - The Loneliness of the Middle Distance Runner
The Essex Green - The Late Great Cassiopia
Broken Bells - The High Road
Summer Camp - Ghost Train
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Nowhere
Cults - Go Outside
Veronica Falls - Starry Eyes
Grass Widow - Celebrate The Mundane
Pavement - Gold Soundz
World Atlas - All In Her Mind
Animal Collective - My Girls
Lacrosse - My Stop
Sufjan Stevens - Decateur (TaserTaserTaser Remix)
Happy Birthday - Girls FM
Harlem - Friendly Ghost
M. Ward - Never Had Nobody Like You
The Drums - Best Friend
Big Star - September Gurls
Loudon Wainwright III - The Swimming Song
Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah
The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man
Seabear - Arms
Jonathan Richman - You're Crazy For Taking The Bus
Albert Hammond Snr - It Never Rains In Southern California
The New Pornographers - Crash Years
M83 - Kim & Jessie
Yo La Tengo - Stockholm Syndrome
BOAT - Lately I've on My Back
Conor Oberst - I Don't Want Io Die (In a Hospital)
Bishop Allen - Oklahoma
Jeremy Jay - In This Lonely Town
The Hold Steaddy - Yeah Sapphire
Throw Me The Statue - Waving At The Shore
The Besties - Working Title
Allo Darlin' - My Heart Is A Drummer
Bunnygrunt - 1000% Not Creepy
She & Him - I'm Gonna Make It Better
Rocky Horror - Damnit Janet
Gigi - Everyone Can Tell (w/ Ryan Beattie)
Hayman, Watkins, Trout & Lee - High Blood Pressure
Hexicon - Something Strange Beneath The Stars
Hooded Fang - Fall Leaves
Bishop Allen - True of False
The Muffs - How I Pass The Time
Karl Blau - Into The Nada
Jonathan Richman - Abominable Snowman In The Market
SM & The Jicks - Gardenia
Hidden Cameras - The Little Bit
The Wave Pictures - Long Island
Paul Baribeau - Ten Things
The Ramones - Pet Semetary
Silver Jews - Candy Jail
BOAT - Friends Since 1989
She & Him - In The Sun
The Bobby Fuller Four - Let Her Dance
Guided By Voices - Game of Pricks
Flamin' Grooves - Shake Some Action
Super Furry Animals - (Drawing) Rings Around The World
Tilly & The Wall - Rainbows In The Dark (TaserTaserTaser Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Happen (TaserTaserTaser Remix)
The Shins - Turn On Me (TaserTaserTaser Remix)
Belle & Sebastian - There's Too Much Love (TaserTaserTaser Remix)
The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations
Bruce Springsteen - I'm Going Down
Jeffrey Lewis - Broken Broken Broken Heart
Johnny Cash - Look At That Beans
The Apples In Stereo - Dance Floor
The Magnetic Fields - Famous (TaserTaserTaser Remix)
Jefferson Airplane - White Airplane (TaserTaserTaser Remix)
The Ballet - Chinatown
The Dollyrots - Kick Me To The Curb
The Promise Ring - Jersey Shore
Damien Jurado - Arkansas
Little Shop of Horrors - Skid Row
Dr Horrrible - So They Say
She & Him - Ridin' In My Car
Bishop Allen - Rain
Allo Darlin' - Kiss Your Lips
Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be To Square
Hefner - Painting & Kissing

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Hexicon + Red Shoe Diaries + Moustache Of Insanity

Saturday April 17th
Lee Rosy's Tea
Broad Street, Nottingham
Doors at 8pm
Entry is £4 on the door (or £3 with a stamped flyer from The Corner Store on April 16th)

Hexicon started as a lo-fi voice/guitar/french horn combo in 2004 and got told they sounded like a junk shop Beach Boys. Red Shoe Diaries write lyrical, catchy songs, broadly categorised as indie‐pop yet with occasional forays into dreamy grandeur and sounds that their five fragile hearts can’t contain. Moustache of Insanity play guitar and casio keyboard and try to make up the rest using whatever they have lying around. They like lots of music.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Corner Store #5

Don't Start Feeling All Romantic presents...

Friday April 16th
The Malt Cross
St. James's Street, Nottingham
8:30pm – 1:00am
Free Entry

We play...

The Magnetic Fields ~ Jonathan Richman ~ Animal Collective ~ Slow Club ~ Belle & Sebastian ~ Neil Young ~ Yeasayer ~ The XX ~ Johnny Cash ~ Bishop Allen ~ She & Him ~ Silver Jews ~ Bruce Springsteen ~ The Shins ~ The Hold Steady ~ Panda Bear ~ Woods ~ Real Estate ~ The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart ~ Jeremy Jay ~ The Mountain Goats ~ Jens Lekman ~ Spoon ~ Girls ~ Jeffrey Lewis ~ Hefner ~ The Wave Pictures ~ The National ~ Yo La Tengo ~ & loads more...

...with beer, dancing and board games. Good times.

Friday, 23 October 2009

The Corner Store #4 - Playlist

Sodastream - Otherwise Open
St. Thomas - Take A Dance With Me
Lightning Dust - I Knew
Molina & Johnson - Twenty Cycles To The Ground
Royal City - My Brother Is The Meatman
Woodpigeon - Take The Hint Kid
LAKE - Remote Control Cars
Afternoon Naps - The Fall Companion
Real Estate - Fake Blues
Andrew Bird - Fake Palindromes
Deer Tick - Little White Lies
Andre Herman Dune & David Tattersall - Our Perfect Lovers
Belle and Sebastian - Sleep The Clock Around
Magnolia Electric Co. - Leave The City
Kimya Dawson - It's Been Raining
BOAT - Lately (I've Been On My Back)
Coming Soon - Moonchild
Fists - Cockatoo
Hefner - The Sad Witch
Blitzen Trapper - Country Caravan
Apples In Stereo - Tin Pan Alley
Euros Childs - Autumn Leaves
The Mountain Goats - Genesis 3:23
John Vanderslice - C & O Canal
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Trees and Squirrels
Destroyer - Painter In Your Pocket
Daniel Johnston - High Horse
The Fishermen Three - Up Up Up
Herman Dune - Lovers Are Waterproof
Coming Soon - Don't Sell Me To The French
Jeremy Jay - Airwalker
caUSE co-MOTION! - Only Fades Away
Big Star - September Gurls
The Bumblebees - Cool Science
Tilly & The Wall - Falling Without Knowing
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter
Telekinesis - Coast of Carolina
The Shins - Split Needles (Alternate Version)
Pavement - Shady Lane
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
Jens Lekman - A Sweet Summer's Night On Hammer Hill
BOAT - (Do The) Magic Centipede
Bonnie Prince Billy - I Am A Cinematographer
The Magnetic Fields - I Think I Need A New Heart
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin - Oregon Girl
Slow Club - Because We're Dead
Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtnenay
Nodzzz - Controlled Karaoke
Bruce Springsteen - I'm Going Down
Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945
Jonathan Richman - New England
The Hidden Cameras - The Little Bit
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (DJ Downfall Sprechenabann Remix) - Falling Over
Girls - Lust For Life
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - Broken Broken Broken Heart
The Ballet - In My Head
Beat Happening - Bewitched
Belle & Sebastian - The Model
The Apples In Stereo - Can You Feel It?
Hefner - Hymn For The Cigarettes
Malcolm Middleton - We're All Going To Die
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco
No Kids - Another Song
The Wave Pictures - Polar Bear
Fishboy - Taqueria Girl
Darren Hanlon - Elbows
Blanket Music/Noise For Pretend - Hips
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Gardenia
Jonathan Richman - When She Kisses Me
Stereo Total - Crazy Horse
Felt - Penelope Tree
The Halo Benders - Your Asterisk
Tullycraft - The Punks Are Writing Love Songs
Mt T Experience - Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful
Red Shoe Diaries - Jesus Don't Care
The Wave Pictures - Friday Night In Loughborough

Thursday, 24 September 2009

The Corner Store #3 - Playlist

Califone - Funeral Singers
Fred Thomas - Last One
Beirut - Scenic World (Orchestral Version)
The Gothic Archies - Scream and Run Away
A.C. Newman - On The Table
My Sad Captains - All Hat and No Plans
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Keep Me In Mind Sweetheart
Woods - Military Madness
Fruit Bats - When U Love Somebody
Masters Of The Hemisphere - Everybody Knows Canada
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
Herman Dune - Not On Top
Smog - Dress Sexy At My Funeral
Darren Hayman - Losing My Glue
The Replacements - Favourite Thing
Elf Power - Jane
Magnolia Electric Co - Leave The City
The Weakerthans - A New Name For Everything
The National - So Far Around The Bend
Zoey Van Goey - We Don't Have That Kind Of Bread
LAKE - Oh, The Places We'll Go
Sebadoh - On Fire
BOAT - We've Been Friends Since 1989
Girls - Lust For Life
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin - We Can Win Missouri
Morrissey - Hairdresser On Fire
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Loyal To My Sorrowful Country
The Decemberists - The Chimbley Sweep
Bishop Allen - The Ancient Commonsense Of Things
The Apples In Stereo - Seems So
Telekinesis - Tokyo
Mates of State - Goods (All In Your Head)
It's A Musical - The Music Makes Me Sick
Turner Cody - I'll Be Home
Andrew Bird - Fitz And The Dizzy Spells
John Vanderslice - Exodus Damage
The Mountain Goats - New Chevrolet In Flames
Howard Hughes - Jimmy Dean
Townes Van Sandt - Tecumseh Valley
Telekinesis - Awkward Kisser
Coming Soon - Don't Sell Me To The French
Bishop Allen - Rain
Jeffrey Lewis - Banned From The Roxy
Mr T Experience - Sackcloth And Ashes
Hello Saferide - The Quiz
Hefner - Christian Girls
The Wave Pictures - Friday Night In Loughborough
Coming Soon - Jack Nicholson Style
Adam Green - Crackhouse Blues
John Maus - My Whole World Is Coming Apart
Belle & Sebastian - Expectations
The Jesus & Mary Chain - The Hardest Walk
caUSE co-MOTION - This Just Won't Last
The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer
The Drums - I Felt Stupid
The Magnetic Fields - Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
Jonathan Richman - New England
Bruce Springsteen - Badlands
Jens Lekman - Black Cab
The Specific Heats - Violent?
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - 103
Pavement - You Are A Light
Stereo Total - Crazy Horse
Coming Soon - School Trip Bus Crash
Daniel Johnston - Love Wheel
Seabear - Libraries
Sufjan Stevens - Henney Buggy Band
Magnolia Electric Co. - Werewolves of London
The Smiths - These Things Take Time
Eels - My Timing Is Off
Red Shoe Diaries - Fireflies At Dawn
Lou Reed - Oooh Baby
Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
The Wave Pictures - Strange Fruit For David