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.