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Peaches/Tarwater/Laub/Maximillian Hecker (live)

Peaches93 Feet East, London 8 March 2002

Kitty-Yo hit London, taking over the snazzily labyrinthine 93 Feet East venue on Brick Lane for an evening of the label’s quality acts and a host of guest DJs from Berlin, London and further afield, one of whom seems to be playing Generation X‘s “Dancing With Myself”. Retro-chic has enveloped itself after all, it seems. The event is sold out with rapid ease, packing every available bar to the point where escape onto the roof terrace and the freezing night air is sometimes the only escape possible.

Back inside among the vibrantly chattering throng in the main room, Maximillian Hecker slips onstage alone with his guitar, keyboard and voice. His songs seem to resonate lonely angst and anguish, matched by music which strums glumly to itself and the audience seem to be witnesses more than participants in the live

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The Black Heart Procession/Simon Breed (live)

Pall A. Jenkins 93 Feet East, London 9 July 2001

Simon Breed“Bosses, They’re all cunts, pricks wankers and shits – does anyone here like their boss?” Well, those were similar words to the ones I muttered when Simon Breed nearly trampled me in his stampede to the bar pre-showtime. He was allegedly referring to his boss, or bosses in general. The same song also proclaimed him to sound like Bruce Springsteen, make what you will of that. The sound system is crap, there was a bug on the wall, and the bar on which I am trying to write is shifting constantly with a serious threat to collapsing. Not a good start really, but I will calm down and give it a chance.

I am here at 93 Feet

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