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October 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Upset The Rhythm and DHP present…
Thursday 5 October
The Dome, 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, N19 5QH
7pm | £25 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/q880da4b245b
THE MAKE-UP, from Washington, DC, are a renowned group of revolutionary malcontents for whom the tedious rules of rock mean very little. First appearing in 1995, The Make–Up arose like a demon of righteousness, striking out for aesthetic correctitude, fearless non sequitur, communal enthusiasm, and the sacred business of “show.” Inspired by R&B, Gospel music, Yeh-Yeh, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Make–Up was strange then and still strange.
They don’t jibe with the garage conservatism or the po’ faced blandness of commercial “indie rock.” They are a “band without a country.” Still, they are sorely missed for their performances, which were rumoured to feature: matching outfits, Farfisa organ strikes, secular sermonizing, call-and-response vocals, and calamitous guitar fuzz over a sea bed of rhythm-rubble.
The Make-Up were prolific, toured the world, and recorded lots of 45s and “long-playing” records before they submerged out of sight in 2001 A.D. Since then, the group members have lectured, healed the sick, banged on cans, and generally inspired in other ways, but now come together once again to celebrate their gestalt, their unique chemistry, and the songs they created. They are something special.