John Sinclair Presents Detroit Artists Workshop

Not many people can say that John Lennon wrote a song about them, but John Sinclair is among that select bunch. Viewed by the powers-that-be as a dangerous revolutionary for his involvement with the White Panther Party, Sinclair was handed a ludicrously harsh sentence – “they gave him ten for two” – for marijuana possession after a police sting. In 1971, Lennon, along with Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ochs and Archie Shepp played a freedom rally in Michigan and three days later Sinclair was freed. Sinclair is probably best known in the music world for managing riotous proto-punks The MC5 and imbuing them with a radical zeal. But Sinclair is…

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Melusine – Children Of The Sweet Water by TUUP

PERFORMANCE STORYTELLING by TUUP MUSIC by HAMID MANTU and TIM WHELAN of Transglobal Underground. The Story of "Children of the sweet water" Catalogue Number Mule 16 Enter a world of supernatural beasts, power, jealousy & transformation. Medieval rulers of England and France often claimed descent from a part demonic, part angelic, part human, part fish-tailed creature called Melusine - a creator of peace and of conflict, a builder of cities, a vengeful daughter and a wronged wife – a legendary figure who the kings would credit for their achievements and blame for their cruelties. World renowned storyteller TUUP, joins forces with regular collaborators from the band Transglobal Underground, Hamid Mantu and…

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Tour Management: Going to Ireland and crossing the UK/EU Border using a Carnet

If you have Tour Dates in Ireland and you're travelling with a Carnet for your Musical Equipment, Mark at Iron Man Records explains how to keep it simple when crossing the UK/EU Border in a Splitter Van. I took Sinead O'Brien to Ireland in October 2022 working as Tour Manager via Holyhead to Dublin Port. Here's what I would recommend if you have Tour Dates to play, the UK/EU Border to cross, and a Carnet for Musical Equipment to deal with. The first thing to do is book your Ferry as required. Be sure to buy a “Passenger” ticket for a 9 seater Splitter van as it is classified as a…

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Sinead O’Brien – European Tour 2022

“You have seen nothing yet”, asserts Sinead O’Brien in single Girlkind – and you are inclined to believe her. Building on her arresting releases since 2018, the multifaceted Irish poet, songwriter and performer is ascending into new territory with her debut LP, Time Bend and Break the Bower, released via Chess Club Records. Demanding a visceral response from her audiences, O’Brien issues a challenge to those who would box her music inside a notion of tradition. Instead, the artist’s poetry – a constant, active absorption of how people speak, communicate and clash in the era we are living through – is an essential clarion call heard in the future. Communing at…

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Field Hospital Tents Fundraiser – United Aid and Logistics Foundation

Ukraine Aid Operations in collaboration with the Heraskevych Charity Foundation are raising $60,000 to fund 6 tents and a generator for a mobile field hospital. A flyer is attached. Thank you for your support. Please share Field Hospital Tents Fundraiser | United Aid and Logistics Foundation (Powered by Donorbox) https://buff.ly/3QPOvcJ The Heraskevych Charity Foundation was established by the Ukrainian Olympic skeleton athlete Vladyslav Heraskevych and now supports a unit of more than 600 Ukrainian medical professionals working at the front line. This medical unit needs tents that can be put up and down in a matter of hours. Why? Because Orcs are well known to bomb & attack hospital facilities! So…

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Become an Iron Man Records Patron and help support a cultural outpost for musicians, writers and artists.

Iron Man Records seeks to provide a cultural outpost for musicians, writers and travellers in the arts. An Embassy for the Imagine Nation committed to inspiring and promoting Independent creativity. The Record label seeks to encourage residents and travellers in the arts to gather, record and present their cultural insights and experiences. “The support of Patrons means a lot to Iron Man Records, and to me personally. It’s nearly 23 years since I founded Iron Man Records in Birmingham, and I’m still humbled by the generosity, commitment and enthusiasm of those who share a hope for an alternative.” Death To Fanatics - Iron Man Records Compilation 1999-2022 by Iron Man Records…

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Iron Man Records Rehearsal Space and Recording Studio in Hockley, Birmingham.

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality” – The Cheshire Cat, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Iron Man Records provides a cultural outpost for Musicians, Writers, Performers and Travellers in the arts with a large purpose built Music Rehearsal Space and Recording Studio. The Record label seeks to encourage residents and travellers in the arts to gather, record and present their cultural insights and experiences. “The first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” Chuck Palahniuk Located outside the Clean…

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Seth Faergolzia – Not Ants – Summer 2022 Tour

Not Ants by Seth Faergolzia's Multibird Seth Faergolzia is Coming to Europe...and he’s bringing 4 new albums along with him! “It's been such a long long time since I've gotten over to Europe to see friends and fans out there. Instead of touring during all this time, I've been diligently focused on the creation of new music and the completion of unfinished works.  I hope you'll all take a look at the four new ones. I've included links so you can find your way to them quickly and easily for listening, and if you feel like it, purchasing!” - Seth August 9 –  Benderhof - Kaiserslautern, DE August 10 – Schokoladen…

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Sheema Mukherjee – Sheema (Vinyl) with USB stick

"Classically trained but a fusioneer by nature, sitarist Sheema Mukherjee has played with trance troupe Transglobal Underground and folk radicals the Imagined Village among others. This solo debut (vinyl/MP4 only)  draws from her palette with panache. Slash Sitar is a showboating rock  thrash (air sitar, anyone?); Sikkim Girls comes drenched in Bollywood  strings; Morning Celeste is a dreamy neoclassical raga; and the driving  Little Dragon sounds as though John Lee Hooker had mastered the sitar.  More unexpected are sweetly sung covers of Radiohead and Françoise Hardy  and playful evocations of 60s pop (Mrs Moo) and sodden samosas on an  English beach (Bit God). A charming, altogether singular creation." - Neil Spencer…

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Tour Management: Crossing the UK/EU Border Using a Carnet

If you are a band with European Tour Dates and are travelling in a Splitter Van with a Carnet across the UK/EU Border for the first time since Brexit, Mark at Iron Man Records explains how to keep it simple. I took an Americana Band called Mipso across Europe in June 2022. I learned a lot about post Brexit Border crossing. Here's what I would recommend if you have Tour Dates to play, the UK/EU Border to cross, and a Carnet to deal with. The first thing to do is go by Eurotunnel. Get a “passenger” ticket for a 9 seat Splitter van as it is classified as “a passenger carrying…

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Transglobal Underground July 2022 UK Tour continues…..

If we’re in your area this summer, here’s where you can get tickets….come and see us and bring your two best friends too..... Thursday July 7th, Pizza Express, London https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/trans-global-underground Friday July 8th: Rhythm Tree Festival, Isle Of Wight https://www.rhythmtree.co.uk/ Saturday July 9th, Thekla, Bristol https://www.alttickets.com/transglobal-underground-tickets/bristol-thekla/2022-07-09-19-00?_ga=2.89286046.448348833.1653819017-1716246054.1653819017 Sunday July 10th: Readipop Festival, Reading https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/readipop-festival-2022-tickets-77815499253 Friday July 15th, Pizza Express, Birmingham https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/transglobal-underground-2 Saturday July 16th, Colchester Arts Centre https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/gigs/transglobal-underground/ Sunday July 17th: Big Love Festival, Monmouthshire https://biglovefestival.co.uk/ Friday September 2nd: Off the Tracks festival, Donnington Park https://offthetracks.co.uk/tickets/ For all future TGU Bookings email: peter@peterconwaymanagement.com Listen to the entire Transglobal Underground catalogue here on bandcamp: https://transglobalunderground.bandcamp.com Walls Have Ears by Transglobal Underground

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Transglobal Underground – Exeter Phoenix 2nd July, 2022. Doors 7.30pm

Venue Address: Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS. Box Office 01392 667080 Venue Website: https://exeterphoenix.org.uk Advance Ticket Link: https://exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/transglobal-underground/ An unmatched opportunity to catch these international festival favourites in an intimate setting. Specialising in a dynamic fusion of Western, Asian and African influences, their unique world fusion sound has been wowing audiences since the 90’s. Their music is a blend of tradition and innovation. Famed for their scorching flamboyant live shows featuring fantastic costumes, belly dancing, hypnotic percussion, and members of the group disguised as Nepalese Temple Guardians, no two shows are ever the same as audiences get drawn into an ever more dramatic and exciting performance. Their debut album,…

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Transglobal Underground on tour in the UK 2022

It’s a huge pleasure to announce that, with live music returning again after two years of loss, Transglobal Underground have a UK tour in July to September 2022. It’s been a long time and we’re looking forward to a new start. To all those we won’t be seeing this year, we’re planning get out further in the UK and beyond in 2023. Meanwhile, if we’re in your area this summer, here’s where you can get tickets….come and see..... Sunday June 5th: One World festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton https://www.tickettailor.com/events/oneworldfestival/680342/ Saturday July 2nd, Phoenix, Exeter https://exeterphoenix.org.uk/ Thursday July 7th, Pizza Express, London https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/trans-global-underground Friday July 8th: Rhythm Tree Festival, Isle Of Wight https://www.rhythmtree.co.uk/…

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Stanley Brinks & Freschard – June and July Tour Dates 2022

Lion Heart by Stanley Brinks and Freschard Here are Stanley Brinks & Freschard's upcoming shows: All songs by Stanley Brinks and Freschard. Stanley Brinks: voice, guitars, piano, bass, cellino, violin, tenor banjo, timple, mandolin, clarinet, ocarina, knee harp, baglamas, drums (Me One Alone, Lazy Way, I'm Out). Freschard: voice, drums, maracas, cojones, zafzafa, xylophone, flute, rhythm guitar (Me One Alone, Lazy Way, I'm Out) Recorded in Berlin by Stanley Brinks and Freschard in October 2021. June 1st   KASSEL, Germany -  color Labor June 3rd   BÄRENBACH, Germany - Shorty's June 4th   LUTZWILLER, France  - Lutz Festival June 5th   MANNHEIM, Germany - Altes Volksbad June 7th   BERLIN, Germany - Alter Roter Löwe Rein…

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Grandmaster Gareth of Misty’s Big Adventure 25/08/80 – 15/05/22

Misty’s Big Adventure are heartbroken to announce the death of their friend, musician, composer, songwriter and band leader Gareth Jones, aka Grandmaster Gareth. He died at his home in Birmingham, UK. He was 41. We shared this terrible news on our Facebook and Instagram pages late on Thursday night, as soon as we felt able to express our grief in words: To all the lovely fans of Misty’s Big Adventure, we have some very sad and difficult news to share with you all. Gareth sadly passed away on Sunday. He left us the day after a truly joyous home gig at the Hare & Hounds where we were surrounded by pure…

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