Monthly Archives: June 2006

World Cup Quarter Finals

After three weeks of group matches, spectacular goals and plenty of yellow and red cards the tournament had begun to get serious. All eight teams are now just three games away from glory and immortalisation. But of course, only four can progress this weekend. Continue reading

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Photos from the Fourth ISD Night by Peter Maxwell

These photos were taken by ISD contributor [url=]Peter Maxwell[/url] at the last ISD band night on 17th June 2006: Continue reading

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Future of the Left

Thanks to Drowned in Sound’s ‘monpot’ for these:

sep 1st – camden monarch

sep 2nd – brighton, pressure point

sep 8th – joiners, southampton

sep 9th – moles, bath

sep 10th – clwb ifor bach, cardiff

all shows with The quiet kill.

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ISD Gig Post-Mortem, the Listings Newsletter and General Information

Hello all you lucky* newsletter subscribers,

and thank you to everyone who managed to make it down to our fourth band night, making it a resounding success. Eddie Manwaring has taken a break this time round so I’ve reviewed this time around. You can find it here: [url=][/url]

Photos will follow along very soon but if you want to see some pics from the previous two nights then you can find them here: [url][/url]

We’ll not be putting on any more nights until the Autumn thanks to various comitments but there are other gigs I’d urge you to check out which are listed on our site. So here’s time for small plug:


Go there and you’ll find there’s an entry box to receive emails twice a week detailing all the gigs we think are worth going to. It’s a separate email list from this one so you’ll need to sign up separately. You can also get individual email reminders for each gig on the database. Finally, if you go to [url][/url] on your phone you’ll get today’s gigs listed, allowing you to quickly work out if there’s anything worth doing of an evening.

In the meantime here’s a little smattering of the gigs that you should definitely do your best to be at, if you can:

[b][u]June 2006[/u][/b]
[i]Thursday 22nd[/i]

[i]Saturday 24th[/i]

[i]Sunday 25th[/i]

[b][u]July 2006[/u][/b]
[i]Friday 7th[/i]

[i]Tuesday 11th[/i]

[i]Friday 21st[/i]

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Live Review: Popular Workshop / Chik Budo / Sunnyvale / Wolfie @ The Enterprise, Camden (17/06/06)

We’re already up against the World Cup of Association Football as the sweltering night opens, and despite the ISD ‘crew’ being football crazy (myself excluded) they are all up here when [b] Wolfie [/b] take to the stage. Last time we were delayed by circumstances beyond our control but tonight we’ve deliberately timed their first song with the start of half-time and, sure enough, some extra punters venture upstairs to fill out the room a bit. Not that we’re exactly dodging the tumbleweed: there’ s a respectable number of people who’d rather take seat upstairs with us than watch Italy vs. USA downstairs. Continue reading

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The Betes Noires play the Luminaire, London on Thursday 29th June

The Betes Noires play the Luminaire, London on Thursday 29th June

Belfast four piece The Betes Noires headline The Luminaire in London Thursday 29th June, along with the Grand Rose Band, New World Record and a DJ set from One Imaginary Girl.

Having been compared to The Pixies and The Cure, The Betes Noires have supported The Kooks, All American Rejects, The Wonder Stuff, Art Brut, Kerbdog, Tim Wheeler [Ash], and were hand picked by The Wedding Present to support them on their recent Irish tour as well as packing out their own gigs across Ireland and England. Continue reading

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Sat 17th June: Popular Workshop, Sunnyvale, Wolfie and Chik Budo

The next band night is now [b]this Saturday[/b] 17th June, 2006. The venue is still: Upstairs at the Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, right by Chalk Farm tube, a map can be found [url=,-0.153058&spn=0.003009,0.009881]HERE[/url].

The running order is still a bit mad. All I know for sure is Popular Workshop are headlining!

[url=] Popular Workshop [/url] are a bit of a “finally” for me, since I’ve been trying to put one of Gypsy’s bands on for about three years. They’ve got one fine single out already with [url=] Studio Penguin [/url] and another in the pipeline for later this year with [url=] Tigertrap [/url] so it’s fair to say they’re making an impact. Soundwise it’s…erm…good. Really good. Frankly, they seem to gig every other day so if you’ve not heard them already you’re probably dead. They’re worth seeing as often as possible so we’re happy to give you that opportunity. Continue reading

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