Manic ‘Easter’ Monday

Because The Friday Club has to take a break this week for Good Friday, rather than deprive Waterford’s music heads of their weekly fix of cool alternative rock, Electric Avenue is putting on a very special line-up on Easter Monday 24th March, featuring a head to head battle between Fight Like Apes, the hottest alternative band in the country right now, and our own garage rock legends, Dae Kim.

This Bank Holiday Monday show will kick off at the earlier time of 8pm with The Kim taking the stage at 9.30pm followed by FLA at 11pm. The Friday Club’s John Fitz will be keeping the tunes nice ‘n’ noisy before and after the live bands. Admission is free before 9pm and just €10 after.

Having been nominated at the recent Meteor Awards in two categories – Best Irish Band and Best Live Performance, Fight Like Apes’ latest splendid electric punk rock offering is out now and entitled, “David Carradine Is A Bounty Hunter Who’s Robotic Arm Hates Your Crotch”. Already a crowd favourite at Waterford’s 2 weekend alternative clubs (The Friday Club @ EA and Traffik @ The Forum), this will be the band’s third visit to Waterford where they are building up a strong fan base. The 4 track EP features lead track Do You Karate? – a thumping bass driven flourish of a song, Canhead – a concise ode to fish and chips, Accidental Wrong Hole – ‘nuff said, and Snore Bore Whore – possibly their finest musical offering to date with lead singer Maykay at her breathy vampish best.

In recent months Fight Like Apes have toured extensively, played their first ever major Irish festival with an amazing performance at 2007’s Electric Picnic, kicked some serious ass at HWCH and performed at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. They also just blew away the headliners on a series of support dates with Detroit garage rockers Von Bondies throughout the UK and Ireland. Fight Like Apes are influenced by many interesting and wonderful things (including B-movies, anger, jealousy, greed, goblins, kung-fu, bad television and wrestling), describe their unique sound as karate-rock, hate guitars, often play pots and pans on stage and are really very lovely people. Despite the screaming.

Dae Kim make a triumphant hometown return to Electric Ave on Monday for this special showcase gig to debut some of the tracks they have recorded for their next album as well as playing fan favourites from debut album “Matador”. This will be the band’s first gig since the departure of Katie Kim (to work on her own album) and this leaner meaner version of The Kim are determined to steal some of the limelight away from The Apes by putting on a show of no-holds barred loud & lively garage rock. Terry, Tommy Boy, Ian and Ellie invite your senses to a sonic assault that will rock John Street this Bank Holiday Monday. See you there !

The Friday Club resumes it’s normal spot on Friday 28th March with a headline appearance by Ham Sandwich who won the “Hope for 2008″ award at The Meteors, with support from You’re Only Massive and Saccade.

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