The Bottom Rung Big Beat Festival 29th & 30th April 6pm-1am
Tony 2-Eyes (Land of 1000 Dances) and Big Gus (The Go-Go) present a line up of Scotland’s finest Garage Punk, Beat, Trash, Rock’n’Roll bands and DJs.
A weekender guaranteed to take your attention as far away from any royal wedding as possible.
Free Entry, Suggested Donation £6 each night, Bring Your Own Booze
Organized in part to help raise funds for The Forest Cafe continued existence this is, in name, a free event but we would like to stress the need for generous contributions to make this event a success. All artists and DJs are giving their time and talents for free.
The Line Up
Janey & The Ravemen
Playing for the first time in Scotland, The Ravemen are an almost complete resurrection of Hamburg era, R’n’R, Beat legends The Kaisers (with the help of a couple of The Rapiers for good measure.) Expect a gear pre-fab-four riot, all beatle boots, skinny ties and leather waistcoats.
Needing little introduction, The Thanes have now been performing their own styled Garage Punk mixed with R’n’B, Folk Rock and Psych for nearly 25 years. This year will see their 9th LP released on Dirty Water Records in the autumn. http://www.myspace.com/thethanes
Probably Scotland’s only French language Garage Beat combo! 60s French classics from the likes of Jacques Dutronc and Ronnie Bird mixed with their own punked up r’n’b originals. Their debut LP on the CopaseDisques label is out in June.
Prog-folk psychadelia from Glasgow. Their debut single ‘Nobody Knows We’re Here’ released on State Records last year is well worth a spin. The group contains ex members of The Needles and Bangtwister. http://www.myspace.com/hiddenmasters
Brute by name Brute by nature! Lo-fi, high octane garage punk from ex Grease Monkeys and Bangtwister members. Recently featured on Shindig magazine’s download CD.
A female fronted chaotic garage trash trio with more than a hint of surfing guitar. From Edinburgh and Glasgow and featuring one ex member of the legendry Gussets.
A metamorphous of former Edinburgh Surf guitar champions Preston Pfanz & The Seaton Sands, now dedicated to the sound of Link Wray and his distorted guitar rumble.
Recorded music on the phonograph played to you by your hosts Tony 2-Eyes and Big Gus along with the Vintage Violence DJs playing extreme rock’n’roll from the 50s to the 80s plus R’n’B and Soul from The Mike & Tina Turntable Revue.
Friday running order: CHARLES RANDOLPH RIVERS, KEITH DOUGLAS, HIDDEN MASTERS, FNORDS, THE THANES
Saturday running order: PRARIE ROSE & THE WILDWOODS, THE LEITH LINKS, THEE PHAR’I-SEES, THE BRUTES, JANEY & THE RAVEMEN, LES BOF!
Theatre Paradok presents Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
March 15th to 19th in the hall upstairs
Suggested donation £6
The dreamer and liar Peer embarks on a dangerous personality-splitting adventure searching for an impossible, extravagant intoxicating life but only finding sobriety. In his quest to find himself, he becomes an outlaw, king of the trolls, a multi-millionaire, a prophet and an inmate of an insane asylum.
Thursday: 2:30 followed by “Troll Crawl” [St. Patrick’s Day]
Live Music / Performance / Video / Installation
Entry by donation, 9pm - late
At a secret location in Hoxton
Arctic Circle (Bristo), Fueldiva (Edinburgh), Konstruct (London), What They Could Do They Did, Kohoutek, Mal Voyage, Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle, Spectres
Visit http://lostintheforest.info/ for more details
Portrait in Forest Café
Free portrait taking for everyone coming in Forest Café
March 12th and 19th from 1:00pm
AND BLISSED OUT PERFORMANCES UPSTAIRS
hosted by Inky Fingers
-: Dress to Dance all night at a Mad Hatter’s Teaparty! :-
We’re relaunching the SAVE THE FOREST Fundraising Campaign in spectacular style
with this, the biggest, wildest, gleefullest, giddiest night of the year so
far. Expect more news of what to expect soon, and info about the latest from
the Forest fundraising campaign. We’re also still recruit for volunteers to
help run the event: see here for details.