Friday, 26 June 2009

4th July - Jam the Box ... goes live!

Hot off the heals of last month with Firecracker absolutely raising the roof, we’re back with our Live night!

“Jam the Box … goes live” features 4 bands hailing from Edinburgh that we have seen and liked. Music kicks off at 7PM with DJ’s and live music till 11(ish) then the Jam the Box DJ’s will take over, this month we also have very special guest Polaris flying in from Ireland to assist in DJ duties too, expect everything from funk, soul and rock & roll to disco, house and techno…

Some info on the bands….


First off we have Alfonzo, who are Daniel McGeever (Vox, Keyboard), Mikey Cook (Guitar), Chris Cook (Bass), Andrew Innes (Drums). They are a four piece band from Portobello, Edinburgh who formed a few years ago and have recently signed with Glasgow based D Set Records. They are currently recording their debut album and have played with the likes of Fratellis, Doves, Snow Patrol, Travis, and Feeder. These lads have been a firm favourite of ours for years and it’s been a long time dream to put them on! They play funked up 4-minute rock and roll anthems and are tighter than a crabs claw! This is sure to take the roof off Jam the Box and is their first gig in the Capital this year, catch these boys in a small venue whist you still can!

Din Eydin

Having only been playing live since late 2008, Edinburgh 4 piece Din Eidyn adds another element of surprise to the evening. Bringing heavy riffs and moody vocals to the table, the lads are starting to gain a loyal following, with their explosive live performance helping their cause. We're all looking forward to showcasing their talent to the Jam the Box crowd.

The Merchants

Young up-starts the Merchants only formed at the start of the year but have already made their mark on the Edinburgh live scene. The lads write catchy and infectious Indie Pop music with riffs that are guaranteed to get even the more reserved gig-goers stamping their feet. With influences ranging from the 60's mop-top-era to 90's brit-rock, you can expect an energetic display when they arrive at Jam the Box.

Johnny San Diego and The Naturals

Johnny San Diego rolls into town with The Naturals in tow for their first gig in the capital. Having only ever graced stages in their native USA, the lads arrive on our shores surrounded in mystery. This acoustic only 3-piece have been busy working on their live set for most of the year and come the 4th of July all will be revealed.

Doors from 7PM and it's £5 all night,

There will be a limited number of membership cards available for free on the night,

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Another Mix

This time from Jam the Box resident Jimmy "Jammin" Thomas.

The mix was done for a show on Leith FM this Friday (5th June). They only wanted 30 minutes but here is in its entirety,

Bumper - Everybody Fonki (Point One Vs Wireblock)
Prince - D.M.S.R (Warner)
John Davis - Mr Break-Electro Tube (Citinite)
Joe Lewis - Midnight Dancin' (Peacefrog)
The Revenge - Cadillac (Jiscomusic)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - War (Island)
Chow Daddy - Dismembered (Moxie)
Carl Craig -Angel (Planet e)
Linkwood - Miles Away [Intrusion Dub] (Firecracker)
Rick Wade - Harsh Thoughts (Harmonie Park)
Mr K Alexi - Don't You Know (Partehardy)
Chow Daddy - Bad Little Kitten (Moxie)
Sound Stream - Makin' Love (Sound Stream)
Basti Grub - Baaa Niii (Höhenregler)
Isolee - Lost (Playhouse)
Quadrion - Vibrations (Drum Poet)
Maurizio - M4 (Maurizio)
Equalized 001 (Eqaulized)
Ramon Tapia & Maxim Lany - Highway EP (We Play House)
Seldom Felt 5 (Seldom Felt)
69 - Jam The Box (R&S)
Skream - If You Know (Tempa)
Andy Stott – Drippin’ (Modern Love)