Sylvain Sylvain + The Dublin Castle Rock And Roll Book Club
+ There's No Bones In Ice Cream- Q And A With Tony Bugbear + The London SS
Sylvain Sylvain- Full rocknroll solo set plus, storytelling, projections and Q and A! “Don’t live life worrying about it, just T. Rex the shit out of it.” –
The New York Dolls were called many things; glam, proto-punk, hard rock, but are probably best understood as a “dirty rock & roll” band. Combining an aggressively androgynous style with street smart New York attitude and campy humour, the New York Dolls ushered in the era of CBGBs, heroin chic, loud guitars and referential lyrics which gave rise to Patti Smith, The Ramones, Television and many more.
Fans of the band range from Guns N’ Roses to Morrissey, who organised the reformation of the band when he curated Meltdown festival in 2004. Sylvain Sylvain was there from the start, and There’s No Bones in Ice Cream is his story. Taking in his early life in New York, the rise, fall and rise again of the New York Dolls, and all his misadventures between, There’s No Bones in Ice Cream is the true story of one of rock’s greatest, told in his own authentic voice. More dreary observers such as the whispering Bob a job Harris sneered ‘Mock rock’ thru bad hippy teeth, but a hundred nascent punks broke their E.L.P LPs over their knees and eagerly awaited punk rock.
With wonderful projections of photographs from Syl’s personal archive, a Q and A by Tony Bugbear and a whole set of Syl’s sensational sound today. Not to be missed for all Jet Boys and Jet Girls. With thanks to Black Dog Muzik.
PLUS- The London SS– The proto punk meeting of Stooges, Dolls and MC5 fevered minds that once featured Brian James (The Damned, Lords Of The New Church), Mick Jones (The Clash, B.A.D) and Tony James (Generation X, Sigue Sigue Sputnik) also featured ex Hollywood Brats guitarist Eunan Brady, who reformed the band a few years ago with a bunch of fabulous seasoned punk n roll players including singer Jimi McDonald and second guitar Taj Sagoo. A perfect way to kick off an evening with a Doll from New York City, because for those of you who thought the ‘SS’ was something dodge and fascistic, just remember our very special headline act tonight is S for Syl S for Sylvain. Damn cool.