From local talent to synth-pop, punk and unique instruments at Ramsgate Music Hall – The Isle Of Thanet News
By Dan Thompson
This month’s lineup for Britain’s best small venue award winner ranges from a punk legend and traditional singer-songwriter to an eccentric who creates his own noise-making machines.
After kicking off the month with a sold-out performance by Hüsker Dü and Sugar singer Bob Mold on June 10, singer-songwriter and Ramsgate resident Josh Flowers is set to perform a special show at Ramsgate Music Hall (RMH) Friday, June 17. to celebrate the launch of his next album.
His first album is called Mellow Drama. Josh’s writing deals with the strangeness of people and the beauty of everyday things, with songs that mix humor with melancholy, the surreal with the mundane. Josh is signed to Universal Publishing and is part of the transatlantic duo Echobaby.
On Thursday June 23, one of rock music’s great eccentrics returns to Ramsgate for another endlessly inventive show.
Thomas Truax is known the world over for his noisy homemade machines with fabulous names and their own weird personalities and mythologies. These bizarre creations have become his trusty bandmates and an essential part of his incredible live performance.
Think Tom Waits reincarnated in the bizarre universe of David Lynch. And you’ll still only be halfway there.
Things change pace on Friday, June 24 with banjo-backed punk ragers Show Me The Body. Known for its mind-blowing concerts, it’s simply a must-see for any punk fan.
The Guardian said: “They sit somewhere between the tight soapbox screeds of At the Drive-In and the loose, expansive sermons of Death Grips, and in a line of well-rounded American punk that stretches back to Fugazi” .
Eight years after performing at RMH with his previous band Let’s Wrestle, on Saturday, June 25, Wesley Gonzalez returns with his charming, self-deprecating take on ’80s synth-pop.
And to end the month, sharing the difference between the darkness of heavy metal and the shimmering beauty of shoegaze, Philadelphia band Nothing will perform on Wednesday, June 29.
All concerts take place at Ramsgate Music Hall, 13 Turner Street, Ramsgate, and the majority of shows start at 7.30pm. For more details and to book tickets, visit www.ramsgatemusichall.com