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Silk Road (No Bitcoins accepted) & Bibs+Gigs on Instagram!!

Spring is coming dear B&G lovers! You happy? Well I hope so… In case you are not I have great news for you: Bibs & Gigs is now on Instagram!! I know I mentioned Facebook in the last poll (thanks for the ones who voted, especially who gave their preference to the Smelly Armpits option) but I’m 100% sure that starting a FB page will make me lazy towards the blog activities.

So stop doing whatever you’re doing (unless you’re having a delicious meal or some great oral sex), open Instagram, find the B&G Marshmallow Man and click follow (or simply click the picture below)!

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Talking about food (and not about drugs): I went to Silk Road in Camberwell (click here for their menu) last Sunday after hearing a lot of great things about it.

Silk Road - Pork
Double Cooked Pork Slices – Silk Road

 

 

The food was a bit oily but pretty good (the Double Cooked Pork Slices and the Home Style Aubergines were soooo tasty!) and, since I’ve been in China during my travels, I felt while in there a sort of tradition which I never came across when having dinner in Chinatown.

Silk Road - Pork II
Double Cooked Pork Slices II – Silk Road

 

Silk Road - Aubergines
Home Style Aubergines
Silk Road - dumplings
Beef & Onion handmade dumplings

 

As me and Lucy were very hungry as usual we also ordered a bunch of ox tripe and lamb skewers, some freshly prepared handmade dumplings and a very big portion of hand-pulled noodles with lamb.

Cheap prices, friendly and quick staff, relaxed atmosphere, generous servings. Will definitely come back!

 

Silk Road - Tripe
Ox Tripe – Silk Rd.
Silk Road - Lamb
Lamb skewers – Silk Road
Silk Road (Noodles)
Hand-pulled Noodles

Gigs&Tips: Going to see Swingin’ Utters tonight at the Pipeline and since I’m around there I may go to have some tacos at Lupita… I’ll let you know how it goes!

Happy Friday 13th my dear misfits!

 

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Fucked Up @ La Scala – 18th June 2014

Fucked Up

If you spend a night in a sweaty mosh pit at a hardcore punk show you have to bare in mind that the next day in the office will suck big fucking time! And those suicidal tendencies I’m having this morning are not because of the bruises all over my body…. It’s all caused by the fact that punk rock and hardcore punk shows are making me feel so ALIVE, bringing back beautiful memories of my early 20’s, when music wasn’t as mainstream as today and everything related to it was more romantic.

No Spotify, no YouTube, sometimes not even the Internet. Just Compact Discs and Cassettes. I still possess the glorious one that introduced me to this world: Straight Ahead by Pennywise on side A and Ballads from the Revolution by Good Riddance on side B.

Also going to gigs was much more fun: you firstly had to find the money, then a car, then a friend keen to drive until Milano, Genova or Torino, then a little shop to buy beers and then, most difficult part, the venue!

I think we reached the bottom of the barrel when we got lost on our way to Fat Wreck Tour in 2003. When we got there the gig was over, the fans have left and the only people in the venue were the barman of a deserted bar and some Mad Caddies and Lawrence Arms members playing dices. They obviously laughed at us, but just before the sadness in our faces was about to turn into tears, they invited us to their table and we spent the entire night up to no good with our new friends.

Fucked Up

Time to leave Memory Lane now and start talking about these Fucked Up Canadians and the immense gig they played yesterday.

 

Damian Abraham and co. had the brilliant idea to start the show with Echo Boomer, the opening track of their new album Glass Boys (Matador Records) followed by Queen of Hearts. I’m not complaining about that, it was the best start they could have possibly done, but I’m not exaggerating in saying that the floor almost collapsed.

The rest of the night was all about mosh pit, sweat, crowd surfing, beers and great songs like Black Albino Bones, The Other Side, Led by Hand, Sun Glass and Paper the House.

Fucked Up

I need to mention as well the fact that the singer Damian was never on stage! That dude can’t stay away from the action and from the love of his fans to a point that he spent the entire time in the middle of us, hugging everyone and smiling like a little child when people were kissing his bald head.

Fucked Up

I also managed to give him a big hug when the concert was over and you can really tell there’s nothing fake in that incredible human being!!

Great night, Great show, Great bunch of Fucked Up people!


Bibs&Tips: The Kings Cross Honest Burgers branch is literally 45 seconds walking distance (Angel direction) from La Scala… and we all know how good their burgers are!

Seasick Steve @ Royal Albert Hall – 23rd May 2014

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Random horny woman in the crowd: “Steve, I love you!”

Steven: “Great! What’s your number?”

That’s what you get from a down-to-earth “Walkin Man” like Seasick Steve!

You get that and an incredible show, where everything is 100% REAL! From the guitars made of hubcaps, cigar boxes, cans of beer, Christmas decorations and broomsticks, to the litres of red wine drank on stage by the Californian blues man and his drummer Dan Magnusson.

Unforgettable were also the lovely breasts of the super-talented violinist and the tears of joy of both musicians at the end of the gig, when they realised that everyone was clapping, shouting and going crazy for the tremendous show they had put together.

Seasick Steve

The entire event was more than a concert, it was a party! Creating a unique atmosphere and vibe that invigorated even one of the most classical of venues, the Royal Albert Hall.
A mixture of acoustic songs, dirty blues, Rock&Roll, rough sounds but also mellow ones when the violinist was on stage.

Steven and his friends played for over 2 hours and totally rocked the FUCK out of the place, absolutely deserving an incredibly warm crowd and a final standing ovation.

Seasick Steve @ Royal Albert Hall

“Hobos are people who move around looking for work, tramps are people who move around but don’t look for work, and bums are people who don’t move and don’t work. I’ve been all three” – Seasick Steve


Bibs&Tips: If you have time either before or after an event at the Royal Albert Hall you should head to Macellaio RC for some great Gnocchi al Pesto or a big juicy steak.

Buon Appetito!