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Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex (ex Pussy Galore, Royal Trux)

Friday, 13 May 2016 - 8:00pm

 

PLUS SUPPORT FROM SWEET DEALS ON SURGERY & THE DROP-OUT WIVES

 

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Neil Hagerty honed his subversive approach to rock over the course of two decades in two of the underground's most prominent bands.

 

In the '80s, he fueled Pussy Galore's anti-rock cacophony and blurred the boundaries between avant-noise and classic rock as one half of Royal Trux in the '90s. Hagerty also made a name for himself as a witty, if somewhat chaotic, satirist with his 1997 book Victory Chimp.

 

 

Royal Trux's turbulent existence finally ended in early 2001, just before the release of his solo debut Neil Michael Hagerty, which was released by the Trux's longtime label Drag City. Hagerty's solo career proved to be prolific, resulting in 2002's Plays That Good Old Rock and Roll and the following year's The Howling Hex. 

 

This paved the way for The Howling Hex, Hagerty’s main musical outfit for the past decade, releasing almost an LP a year since 2003. 

 

 

SWEET DEALS ON SURGERY 

 

 

'Sweet Deals On Surgery' was a song by Burning Airlines. After asking J Robbins if it was ok to use the name and having the D.C demi-god gladly bequeath, it is now a band of three men from the north of England who play catchy/shouty/indie/punk rock and drink too much.
 
The band have just released their debut E.P 'Total Reek Hole', with song titles such as 'Elvis Costello is a w*nker' and 'Desk from the waist down' it's safe to say SDOS don't take themselves too seriously. Make no mistake though, the songs contained within these titles are well crafted, melodic, instantly catchy noise pop, with structures that veer a little from the norm.
 
 
''Rawkus - sweet gritty melodies fired out in tasty snapshots of quick fire guitar and urgent but happy vocals - snappy!'' ManchesterMusic.co.uk
 
THE DROP-OUT WIVES 
 
 
Hailing from the mean streets of Bispham, Blackpool, The Drop-Out Wives deliver grungy, dirty rock n’ roll that brings to mind the Fuzztones and The Cramps at their best – which of course can never be a bad thing. 
 
 

 

Don't miss this chance to catch one of alternative rock's all-time-great innovators right here at The Continental on Friday 13th May, 2016. Doors open at 8pm.

 

Tickets £8 advance / £10 on the door

 

From See Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle. In person from the venue (01772 499 425) & Action Records (01772 884 772) 

 

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