Three bands were on for what was the Polar Bear's first ever Melodic Punk/Grunge/Ska type night.
A fairly large crowd saw all girl band Black Orchid, Green Ginger and headliners Displacements all contributing to an extremely successful night.
So successful that the organiser said that despite it not being her kind of music, it was such a great night that she would be repeating it again.
Whilst handing out bottles of bubbly to all band members she danced with the Displacements to their last but one number whilst still professing it's not my type of music!!
Displacements lead singer Simon was suffering with swollen tonsils and struggled at times to give his usual melodic performance but one or two members of the crowd helped out on the chorus of the last song.
Polar Bear's crowd lapped it all up.
Music Reviews - The Displacements By Steve
Displacements are a remarkable new band based in Hull.
Chris (Gowie), Simon (Burner) and Nick are only just turned 18 yet their unique brand of music is rapidly attracting a loyal following.
Remarkable because guitarists and vocalists Simon and Nick are self taught through spending hours in front of a PC logged on to the web whilst Gowie has been playing
Winnebago Deal, Killer of Saints and Brassik Lynt At Full Metal Jacket, The Asylum, Hull Student Union - 30th April 04 By Adam Kilsby (Full Galleries).
Friday 30th April saw Asylum's monthly rock night, Full Metal Jacket, ending its most successful year in style.
As well as the usual musical mayhem that can be found on the night, as a special treat the organisers laid on three bands.
First up were Brassik Lynt. Due to the early stage time Asylum was still
Winnebago Deal, Killer of Saints and Brassik Lynt At Full Metal Jacket, The Asylum, Hull Student Union - 30th April 04 By Thomas Law
I must admit I've been looking forward to this gig for ages.
The chance to see 3 up and coming metal bands in one night was gonna provide some serious relief from exam stress and if it didn't the alcohol is cheap enough to fill any void.
However, anyone would went would know that this was a night to remember.
First up were
Winnebago Deal, Killer of Saints and Brassik Lynt At Full Metal Jacket, The Asylum, Hull Student Union - 30th April 04 By Chris Jarratt
The night started off with considerable excitement, everyone at college had been buzzing for weeks, and the promo posters had been up at uni and college and handed out in town to mini-moshers et al.
The line up included two local bands; Killer of Saints and Brassik Lynt, and a signed band I'd not heard of before.
During the sound checks we
Music Reviews-Under the Influence at the Adelphi - 24th April 04 Blue Sand, ..divided by time and The Vultures By Michelle Dee
Saturday night at the Adelphi and the crowd was buzzing.
The Vultures kicked the night off in style.
Their first song was for the Johnno's.
I don't know which Johnno's they were referring to but it didn't matter.
With a catchy Led Zep sounding riff they launched into their 20 song set.
Band News - The Landau's - On Top of the World Down-Under! From Glenn Williams
The Landau's video, filmed and produced by Alan Raw was played for the first time on ABC televisions Rage video show this morning (1st May) in Australia.
This show goes out nationwide and is one of the top video shows in Oz.
The video is being shown on 3 Australian channels ...
Music Reviews -
Million Dead, The Freaks Union and Silence In The Streets At the Welly - 27th April 04 By Dom (plus Gallery)
Tonight's show was put on and promoted by the WellyClub. They really surpassed themselves promoting this show, I can't remember ever being at a show as full as
this in Hull.
There were well over 300 people attending and due to the size of the venue it was the perfect amount. I haven't been into the big room since it's been
Music Reviews - Mad Crowd Disease is a punk band. By Brian
The bottom line; Mad Crowd Disease is a punk band.
They don't claim to be anything else. Don't want to be anything else.
Off stage, Cal, Danny and Gaz are pleasant enough young men, on stage however, they seem to transform, Hyde-like, into aggressive noise merchants, peddling their own brand of punk.
Music Reviews- The Levellers, The Mutts & 59 Violets at Hull City Hall - 29th March 04 By Steve Rudd
The Levellers have to be applauded for consistently inviting some brilliant bands to support them on tour.
Back in December 2003, Brighton rockabilly outfit She Said did the honours brilliantly, and this time around - for their 14-date, Anti-Apathy UK Spring 2004 tour
Music Reviews-York 21st April 04
Million Dead, X is Loaded, yourcodenameis:milo at Fibbers By Steve Rudd
As the April rains raged outside, so did Newcastle quintet yourcodenameis:milo on the inside.
Strange name, you might think.. and they're an even stranger band, proudly presenting the sound of sheer carnage as three guitarists manhandle all manner of destructive and
Music Reviews -
Brave, Blind Frog Ernie, Silence In The Streets, Dumpvalve The Welly - Tue 20th April KERRANG Show! By Felix Green
Downstairs in the main ballroom of the Welly Club is always a difficult room to fill, since it is far larger in comparison to the other rock venues in Hull.
Yet with four weeks of Kerrang promotion and some wide spread flyering it was as full as I've ever seen it.
Also, praises to the sound guys who
Poetry - Eros a Rose By M.D. Tasker
TONGUE TO TOOTHBACK
TIP OVER RIDGES TO SMOOTHNESS
TONGUE AND TOOTHBACK
Poetry - A Dead Dove, With A Number and Two Lives With One Rejection By Mackenzie Cale
Every breath you take catches in my skin
Lifting startled hairs, ghosting like a forgotten truth
Blissful in its simplicity.
Every startled gasp is a call
In a language I'm sure only I understand
Poetry - When all of You are Dead and Gone
By John Crooks, MRCVS, Beverley.
When all of you are dead and gone
They'll still tell tales of Immobilon Don
So settle down - fill your glasses, of course
And I'll tell you the tale of the unlucky horse.
Everyone was helpless, the owner upset
No one could catch it, not even the vet
Poetry - Averse to Hull. By Anthea
In native tongue,
You hear the sound.
No vowel so round.
Aint no drop't aitch,
At you we hurl.
Our sacred river, 's known as ULL.