09-05-2007, 11:01 AM
FREE gig @ Hannahs Bar, Hardman Street, Liverpool on Saturday 8th Sept
Doors Open at 7pm
Bands until 1pm
A night of quiet then loud then quiet then loud again...
Carl Allan (Upcoming intense singer songwriter)
Tom George (http:/wwmyspace.com/tomgeorgeness)(Established Liverpool based poet / acoustic psychedelia)
Jon Crocker (http://www.myspace.com/joncrocker)(Folk star on tour in UK, from USA)
Hissy Fit (Debut gig)
One Man Orgy (http://www.myspace.com/onemanorgy)
(Punky Metal based in Liverpool)
Flatback Four (http://www.myspace.com/flatbackfour)(Fresh from Europe and UK gigs - rising stars)
(The sound of motorcycles crashing - debut album out now)
Heads of State (http://www.myspace.com/headsofstate)(Drunken punky art-noise makers)
Plus Psychedelic sounds from MLB
Plus guests and end of night jam!
09-05-2007, 11:21 AM
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jon Crocker (born in Greenville, South Carolina as Jonathan Charles Crocker in 1981) is a one-man band and songwriter from California. His music is best classified as American folk music, but contains elements of rock and roll, bluegrass, jazz, classical music, and even punk rock (best represented by his DIY ethic).
Crocker is known to play at least a dozen instruments, including piano, guitar, bass guitar, electronic organ, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, trumpet, accordion, concertina, banjolele, psaltery, and drum set, as well as other kinds of percussion, vocals, and whistling.
He currently releases his albums either as self-releases or through Greydawn Records, which is a DIY subsidiary of Greyday Productions and is distributed by NAIL Distribution.
Crocker is the subject of many modern tall tales, most of which are stories that involve his famous beard. These tales spread throughout the internet, mostly via myspace.com. These are quite similar to popular "facts" about figures such as Chuck Norris and Vin Diesel. Some examples are as follows:
"One time Jon Crocker was enjoying a cup of soup on the beach of an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean (he discovered it that day while rafting through the raging ocean waters). He was just finishing his soup and getting ready to embark to a nearby island (where he was to be performing that evening) and had just pushed off his raft when suddenly a giant shark emerged from the waters below and knocked Jon off of his small one-man raft. Jon remained calm and began treading water. After circling around and around and still being unable to spot his raft, it seemed that this might be the end for him, as he saw the shark's menacing fin heading directly for him. However, the shark didn't count on this human being so crafty and strong. When the shark approached Jon, he opened his mouth wide to swallow Jon whole. Jon karate kicked the shark directly in the face and hopped on top of the shark. Using a makeshift rope that he had fashioned from the hairs of his beard, Jon lassoed the shark and, much like riding a horse, Jon made the beast take him to his island destination. Later that night at the show, Jon used the shark for percussion during his set by stomping loudly all over the beached shark, thus killing the shark and giving the islanders food for a month. There is now a shrine to Jon Crocker on this remote island."
"One time, a tribe of angry native Americans tried to lay claim to a small town in western Virginia. Jon Crocker just so happened to be in the area that day climbing a mountain after a show he played. Using his super-vision (which could easily be compared to a modern day telescope) he saw the tribe attacking the town. Jon quickly plucked one hair from his enormous beard, attached it to his mountain climbing stick and, using this contraption as a hunting bow, began firing arrows down the mountain at the tribe (Jon often carries a quiver of arrows with him). Within mere minutes, Jon had singlehandedly taken out the entire war party and saved the town. There is now a statue of Jon in this small town."
Jon played in several rock bands before his career as a solo musician. These bands included State of Confusion, the Gnomophobes, and the Continental Light Brigade, all of which were based in southern California and featured longtime collaborater Johnny Thomas on drums.
-Call the Doctor (2002)
-Stilb at 90 (2003)
Continental Light Brigade Releases:
-The Whites of Their Eyes (2004)
-The Irresistible Nature of Truth (2004)
Jon Crocker Releases:
-Buffalo-Mein (2004) (split release with Nothroughroad)
-Songs About Trains and Other Things (2005)
-Maybe Monday Afternoon (2005)
-Edison-Free Sediment (2005)
-Edison-Free Sediment Vol. II (2006)
-Edison-Free Sediment Vol. III (2007)
-The Family Album (2007)
-7 Days, 6 Nights (2007)
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