IVW: Creature Lab presents Gunther Prague + The Courtesy Group + Fun Sponge

Saturday 03 February 2018 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£5 advance / £7 on the door


GUNTHER PRAGUE: Fresh from recording in Chicago with the legendary Steve Albini, Gunther Prague return for a hometown show to celebrate Independent Venue Week. “Like Minuteman playing metal” was one observer’s take on the as-yet unreleased second album. Come and see them before they get too big for their boots and refuse to play venues like The Tin ever again. Think: McLusky, Queens of the Stoneage, Big Black, Mission of Burma.


THE COURTESY GROUP: Set apart in their own musical galaxy Birmingham’s own tunemongering grinesters, The Courtesy Group, survive against fashion, mediocrity, systematic dullness and impossible odds. Marmite to most musical confectionery, their debut album ‘Tradesman’s Entrance’ has been aired on Stuart Maconie, Jarvis Cocker and Guy Garvey’s BBC6 shows, as well as receiving four star reviews from MOJO and from Stewart Lee in ‘The Sunday Times’. Live, they remain consistently dangerous and a robust antidote to a fully digitalised itunes world.


FUN SPONGE: Creature Lab’s favourite new band…”two angry young men playing songs about how sad they are with the stage presence of a man in a coma being poked with a cattle rod”… like a nasty version of Weezer were Rivers Cuomo very publicly deals with his post-teenage angst.

Tickets: £5ADV £7 OTD.


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