The Crowbar in Groningen Totally Rocks 29th August


This week’s show is dedicated to The Crowbar in Groningen because it is the best god damn pub in the world.  FACT.  One of the proprietors, either Nathalie or Esther, put up a couple of cracking tunes on FB just before I did the show so I just had to play those 2 plus a few from bands that have played The Crowbar and a few more that I know the punters in said top class drinking establishment would like.  So first up it’s the Hex Dispensers, who are regulars on This Show Rocks and are playing this Sunday in The Crowbar.  Then it’s the two songs that got me thinking of Groningen in the first place- Jay Reatard and The Moonhearts.  Next it’s the Red Dons, The Estranged, PIL and a relatively new one from The BuzzcocksFuck Mountain are actually playing two gigs in Dublin this Saturday night.  First as part of the Retro Revival in Sweeny’s and then at midnight with Lurch in Whelans. They are followed by Zulu as Kono, Drive Like Jehu, Big Business, Fear, Turbonegro and Henry Rollins.  Things finish up with a smattering of garage from Dan Sartain, The Oblivians and Low Culture.  If you are ever lucky enough to find yourself in Holland, do whatever it takes to get to the Crowbar.  You can thank me later.