About last night…..

I wasn’t in the main room at the time of the incident last night that primarily involved Seamus, the landlord of the Windmill and Nadia from The Tuts.

I’ve spent most of the day reading stuff and listening to people who have given me both sides of the story. The Tuts’ have also released a blog post that you can read here: http://thetuts.tumblr.com/post/26555827192/last-night-at-the-windmill-brixton

The bit about this that particularly saddens me is the reference to racial abuse. I asked around about this a lot and quizzed Seamus and he is adamant that he never did that, and actually sounded very surprised as he didn’t know what ethnic origin Nadia was.

As I said I wasn’t in the room but have spoken to Seamus whose side of the story is quite different from Nadia’s in that she was asked not to drink from a bottle of vodka in the venue a number of times and then verbals got exchanged. She was asked to leave and then others from both sides, I think, got involved. She apparently refused. Some say the expulsion was excessive but on the other hand the only punches reportedly thrown were by Nadia on Seamus and a customer who was trying to help him out.

As the booker/ promoter of the venue, I think enough know me to vouch for me and if Nadia, any of the band or her friends want to open further dialogue they can contact me and I’ll listen. 


Shone Knife at the start of their European tour performing as the Osaka Ramones play “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”.

The tour ends with a 30 Anniversary Party at the Scala in London on 11 September - www.scala-london.co.uk/scala/event.php?id=1615

Jonny Corndawg is a country singer, not a singer-songwriter. Born in Montana, raised in rural Virginia, Corndawg has been touring on his motorcycle since he dropped out of school in 2001. He’s played shows in every U.S. state, Canada and eleven European countries, Australia, Argentina and India. He’s been the support act of choice for the likes of Caitlin Rose, O’Death and Deer Tick and now he’s coming to headline the hell out of Brixton.

In addition to pursuing the lost art of the Real Deal, Corndawg is an airbrushing, leather-working, marathon-running, truck-driving American. Born and Bred.

For those who appreciate a bit of Billy Joe Shaver, John Prine, John Michael Montgomery, John Hartford, Alan Jackson, Michael Hurley, Blaze Foley, Jimmy Walker, Keith Whitley, Tom T. Hall and Jerry Jeff Walker,

“Performing under a state-fair-sounding moniker, clad in an American flag shirt with an eagle medallion and singing “When a Ford Man Turns to Chevy,” could cause plenty of people to write him off as an ironic character, parodying country music for the delight of Williamsburg blipsters, but that’s not right. One could spend hours peeling away the layers of Jonny Corndawg, but the best way to sum him up is: a guy who writes and sings really cool songs… and just happens to be an absurdly skilled leather craftsman and airbrush artist.” - The People’s Music

Hear some of Jonny’s tunes at Daytrotter

Tickets are £5 and are available here http://windmillbrixton.co.uk/listings/gigdetails/29-jun-11-jonny-corndawg-the-windmill/

The magnificent Frontier Ruckus playing Mona And Emmy at their European Tour ending show at The Windmill in May.

The wonderful Hurray For The Riff Raff at The Windmill. It was their first ever gig in the UK and a rather brilliant one. Check them out!

Franz Nicolay at the Windmill Tonight

Tonight we welcome back FRANZ NICOLAY (ex-Hold Steady dude straight off tour with Frank Turner) plus The Retrospective Soundtrack Players and Ben Marwood.

Details here : http://windmillbrixton.co.uk/listings/gigdetails/1-jun-11-franz-nicolay-the-windmill/

Hurray For The Riff Raff - see them Live at The Windmill on Thursday 19 May - get tickets here
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Hurray For The Riff Raff - see them Live at The Windmill on Thursday 19 May - get tickets here

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‪Doug Paisley “At The End Of The Day”‬ - ‪Brixton Windmill, 28‬ April ‪2011‬

‪… And You Will Know Us By The Trail‬ ‪of Dead “Mistakes And Regrets”‬ - ‪Brixton Windmlll 20 April 2011‬

‪From last night’s epic gig!‬


‪Chips For The Poor celebrated Record Store Day at The Windmill with their set broadcast live on Resonance104.4fm including set closer here, I Am A Warrior.‬


‪St Deluxe celebrated Record Store Day at The Windmill with the launch of their EP After The Fire on Dream Machine Records, before headlining a terrific bill that saw them join One Unique Signal on stage for a noise rock blow out, and here closing their own set with Stephen Lawrie guesting on a cover of The Telescopes’ The Perfect Needle.‬

Tickets on sale from www.windmillbrixton.co.uk from 9am Fri 15th April.
Once they’re gone they are gone. There will be no tickets on the door.

Tickets on sale from www.windmillbrixton.co.uk from 9am Fri 15th April.

Once they’re gone they are gone. There will be no tickets on the door.



The Windmill

St Deluxe + Chips For The Poor + One Unique Signal + Ten + The Lightshines + Joe Woolley + JD Smith + Alex Monk

Saturday 16 April - Free entry from noon until 7pm; £5 after

Record Store Day, held every third Saturday in April, is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores across the world come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. To mark the day we’ll be having a POP UP SHOP in the shed with various independent retailers selling lots of lush vinyl and many rarities including the 10-inch EP from tonight’s headliners St Deluxe (featured in the video above).

St. Deluxe are brilliant, a Scottish Nirvana for the 21st Century” – Alan McGee

We’re opening at noon and going through to 2am! During the day there’ll be free acoustic performances and at night we raise the noise.

Rökkurró - Sólin mun skína

Rökkurró’s melancholic serenades are evocative of the cold and desolate landscapes of their distant homeland. Mesmerising tones and swooping strings projected against a bleak and solitary Nordic backdrop. And yet, unique warmth pervades Rökkurró’s music owed to the fragile and soothing voice of Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir.

Buy tickets (£5) for ‪Rökkurró‬ at the Windmill on Wednesday 13 April