Saturday, January 28, 2006

Uk Riot Grrrl and Friends : Comet Gain

Band: Comet Gain
Where: UK
When: 1993-!997 – David continued band using the same name and this new line up is still active. The other member went on to form Velocette.
Members: Quite a list!
More info on their MySpace page.
Listen to them: Click on quite a list.

Why did I include them in this list: They are undoubtedly one of the founding / more well known bands of the whole UK Riot Grrrl scene and it doen’t hut that Kathleen Hanna makes a vocal gust appearance on Realistes.

Stlye: Goodness there are a lof of influences packed in there: Mod + 60’s girl groups = R&B/Soul/Pop with a touch of sass. Throw in other bands of the day from Huggy Bear to Heavenly and you have at the very least a starting point.

Pitchfork writers are not huge fans:
Comet Gain: City Fallen Leaves[Kill Rock Stars; 2005] Rating: 5.9 - Review by: Sam Ubl
Comet Gain: Realistes[Kill Rock Stars; 2002] Rating: 6.9 - Review by: Eric Carr
Comet Gain: Tigertown Pictures[Kill Rock Stars] Rating: 4.8 - Review by: Zach Hooker

March 2006
16 - Austin, TX @ Flamingo Cantina w/ Wooden Wand, Spider and the Webs, Knife Skills, Imaad Wasif (noon - six party)
20 - Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds w/ The Gossip
21 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ The Gossip
22 - Greensboro, NC @ TBA w/ The Gossip
23 - Washington DC @ Black Cat w/ The Gossip
24 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ The Gossip, Mates of State
25 - New York, NY @ Cakeshop w/ Partyline, Cortina, Shellshag, Direct From Hollywood Cemetary
26 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ The Gossip
27 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse w/ The Gossip
28 - TBA 29 - TBA 30 - Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub w/ The Gossip
April 2006
01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ The Gossip
02 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium w/ The Gossip

Discography: Too long to list here.