doubledotdash!? vs oxfam

where: the rising sun arts centre, reading, uk.
when: Saturday, June 13, 2009 20:00 - 23:59
admission: 5
TALIBAM! (new york city, usa)
ultimate party time improv energy! fuck the "avant garde" tag, these guys are showmen as much as anything. explosive, clattering drums meet primal synth tones. lauded in a bunch of reviews and various magazines & zines etc for whatever that counts etc. let others concern themselves with all that. the thing to remember is: talibam! is a fun band that entertains.

THE 3.1419 WONDERS (reading, uk)
the 3.1419 wonders are a band between former members of pete and the pirates, hot silk pockets and desdemona. they provide us with lo-fi slacker sing-alongs akin to a purer, more british weezer.

tilehurst childrens arkestra let the music do the talking. formed by five alumni of denefield School in tilehurst after jamming together for a number of years, the arkestra have been gigging some of reading's more illustrious venues (south street, the rising sun arts centre, global cafe, etc) since 2007 as well as throwing in the odd jaunt to london, hamburg, and bracknell for good measure. their powerful sound is as equally informed by teenage obsessions with metal, indie rock, and rap music as it is by their more mature tastes in krautrock, jazz, and progressive rock - a heady mixture that the band strip down to it's brass tacks, producing short, sharp, precise bursts of songs without the endless "faffing about" connected with many of these genres.

REBECCA LAMBERT (reading, uk)
a singer-songwriter based in reading.