Thursday, September 18, 2014

mclusky do Dallas South Wales

An obsession with tomato pesto, near-death experiences with chicken, the expression "wank-priests", describing his current band as like "Mo Farah with a can of Heineken", disappointment that they can't be Mission Of Burma, a footnote that reads "I would never dream of calling a woman a cunt unless that was her given name, and then with some reservations": why, yes, of course, that would be Andy "Falco" Falkous explaining the decision to reform mclusky (sort of) for a couple of November gigs in aid of two of the venues that helped put the band on the map, Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff and Le Pub in Newport.

The latter's need is greatest, given that it's under threat of closure if £10,000 can't be found to cover the cost of soundproofing - another case in which the adoption and implementation of the Agent of Change principle proposed by the Music Venue Trust would have helped. As Falco himself says ("with all due respect"), "Newport does not need to be losing places of cultural import right now".

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