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Lost Weekend: October 17-19

Rockabilly legends Crazy Cavan 'n' The Rhythm Rockers, Super Weird Happening and Oxjam

Published on October 16th 2014.

Lost Weekend: October 17-19

Get kicked out for coming home at dawn
FORMED more than 40 years ago and still going stronger than a hand slapping a double bass, Crazy Cavan ‘n’ the Rhythm Rockers 
were the inspiration behind bands like The Stray Cats.

They got together in South Wales in 1970, and have since become regarded as the true fathers of authentic British rockabilly, spearheading its huge international revival in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The Clash supported THEM, they have released many albums and singles having hits across Europe, and they have retained their original line-up. You might not have heard of them because they were too tough for the main stream.

This Saturday there is a chance to put that right when the legends will be be kicking up a storm at Camp and Furnace. The gig is described as "an historic return to Liverpool not just for teds, rockers and rockabillies, but also a great occasion for the new emerging scene that is establishing itself once more".

Also on the bill- Mike Badger and the Shady Trio and local Rock n Rollers: The Swingin’ Bricks. Also London’s ‘Diamond Jive Club’- (Jive class 7-8pm inclusive) and a fashion show by local Retro Clothing company ‘Pouting in Peeptoes’ 

Action Packed! Crazy Cavan ‘n’ the Rhythm Rockers, Camp & Furnace, Greenland St. L1 OBY, Saturday October 2014, 8pm (£15 on door).



Weird for sound
There is a Super Weird Happening coming to town this weekend, billed as “a circus gathering speed as it criss-crosses the UK”.

“Following on from three memorable experiences in Manchester, Glasgow and most recently Bristol, the final two happenings in Liverpool and London will bring this curious tour to an enchanting, slightly chaotic and raucous climax,” it says here.

Kermit Leveridge Photo By Elspeth Moore - Low ResKermit LeveridgesFeaturing producer DJ Greg Wilson and the Blind Arcade project from Kermit Leveridge (ex Black Grape, Rap Assassins) this is a 12-hour gig and talking shop at Constellations.

It also features the very affable sci-fi and KLF author John Higgs who was last here in February for the Cosmic Trigger fundraiser which eventually descended into madness on Mathew Street. He and they will be discussing the usual stuff: synchronicity, alchemical symbolism and accidental mythology.

There is a whole heap more on his, but Confidential has taken the executive decision that life is too short to take the flowers out of the press release they sent.

So we have pasted it into a PDF here. See if you can get to the end of it.

*Super Weird Happening, Constellations, Greenland Street, Liverpool 1. Saturday October 17, 4pm-4am. Last admission 11.30pm. £12 advance.



Oxjam time
The Super Weird Happening is, of course, part of Oxjam's annual takeover of the city's venue spaces, the fifth, in the name of humanitarian charity.

The Oxjam Liverpool Takeover is part of the nationwide Oxjam Music Festival that stretches across more than sixty different towns and cities throughout October.

Here, on Saturday, it plays out across seven venues, including Sound Food and Drink, Brink, House and The Arts Club, bringing you some of the city’s finest young music. From folk to punk, R&B to reggae, funk to rock and even a little kraut prog jazz. There will be something to suit all tastes, it says here.

"Entering it’s fifth year the Oxjam Liverpool Takeover is striving towards its most ambitious target yet; £5,000." Swivel on that, Comic Relief.

Full details of the line up here.

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