If you’re looking to satiate a combined crave for excellent pop music and quality (j)/(f)unk food this weekend, then by golly you’re in luck. Finger-on-the-pulse online music discover-er, Dummy mag, is organising a festival of sorts on Saturday and Sunday at London Fields Brewery and it’s looking like it’s going to be a corker.
Dubbed as a “meeting of the minds” between several of the acts that facilitated the burgeoning of Dummy’s reputation as a go-to resource for what’s good, this Artist General Meeting (to quote the event’s full name) has an impressive line-up, including electro threesome, Darkstar, who will be showcasing songs from current album, News From Nowhere, alongside the likes of Micachu, Brolin, Larry Gus and Kirk Spencer. And that’s just Saturday.
On Sunday we start off with pop galore offerings from Peckham’s best kept non-secret, Deptford Goth. Thing is, he’s responsible for this week’s most sought-after gig tickets, what with his Union Chapel show on Friday completely selling out. So, all things considered, this alternative is a perfect opportunity to catch him performing tracks from his recent Life After Defo LP. London duo, Rainer, mellifluous noiseworth, ButterClock, London-via-Kendal foursome, Woman’s Hour and synthesiser funksmith, Amateur Best will also be showcasing their audio-wares.
Woman’s Hour told Londonist: “With the brewery being round the corner from our rehearsal space this feels very much like a home fixture to us, it promises to be one heck of an open mic night. Some of our favourite artists are playing this like Larry Gus, Darkstar and Rainer and the fact that it is for one of our go-to websites for musical and spiritual guidance is the icing on the cake”. Mmm, cake.
Brolin is similarly full of Dummy love: “You can always rely on Dummy to curate an event worth attending, so it is lovely to be invited to perform at the Dummy festival as the line up throughout is stellar”.
And here’s what Rainer say of the AGM’s “in attendance” list: “The line-up looks great and we’re really looking forward to seeing CFCF DJ. The Exercises EP was one of our favourites from last year”. Ours too, actually.
There’ll also be various DJ slots filled by other jockeys of vouched-for disc-spinning credentials and – prepare your stomachs – we are promised heapfuls of food courtesy of Tommi’s Burger Joint (serving, unsurprisingly, burgers) and Thank Cluck (who’ll be frying chicken for the masses). For throats in need of lubrication, London Fields Brewhouse will be dispensing gulpable beer.
You can check out Dummy’s teaser mix of some of the participating artists’ recent cuts HERE.
Dance. Eat. Eat some more. Then dance it off. It’s the stuff weekends are made for.