80s Pop MUZIK presents ANDY ROURKE of THE SMITHS
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Jun 30, 2012
Bar 35 (35 N. Hotel Street)
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Andy and his new bride will be celebrating his honeymoon in Honolulu. Come on down and help us celebrate with them !
80s POP MUZIK presents ANDY ROURKE
Bass player of THE SMITHS
LIVE DJ SET
DJ Gary O
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012
BAR 35 (35 N. Hotel St, Honolulu, Hawaii)
$10 / 21+
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Thank you to Chromaco, Inc- Fine Art Printing and Scanning, Krater 96, Universal Art, Nephilim Halls and Bar 35.
When Andy Rourke made his first appearance at Acid Wash in 2006 and then the following year, the crowd loved him. The bass player of the legendary band, the Smiths returns to Honolulu again to perform a dj set at 80s Pop Muzik on Saturday, June 30 at Bar 35. Also djs Nocturna, Gary O and Christ spins the best of the 80s and a tribute to the British Invasion and the UK.
Andy Rourke, as the former bass player of The Smiths, spent his early years honing his bass and guitar skills. He joined several rock groups including the funk group, Freak Party, alongside his school friend, John Maher a.k.a Johnny Marr.
It was Marr who introduced Rourke to the Smiths in 1982, replacing Dale Hibbert after just one gig with the band. Inarguably, the Smiths were one of the most significant alt-rock bands that materialized from the British independent music scene in the 1980s. Throughout the band’s career, Rourke’s playing style was unmistakable on each album adding a distinct tone, which was derived from a fully cranked tone knob and pick.
He created a number of memorable bass parts, such as his funk bass solo on “Barbarism Begins at Home.” Marr commented on Rourke’s bass playing skills on The Queen is Dead LP as "something no other bass player could match”. Before the release of their fourth studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come in 1987, The Smiths split apart. Attempts were made to continue recording together but their efforts failed and in the end the group moved on their separate ways.
Rourke went on to play and record with many talented artists in the years following The Smiths, including Morrissey, Sinead O’Connor, The Pretenders, Badly Drawn Boy, and Aziz Ibrahim. He formed Moondog One with Oasis’s former guitarist Bonehead, which also involved Mike Joyce and Craig Gannon, and he created the unique bass super-group Freebass in 2005 bringing in Peter Hook, formerly of New Order and Joy Division, and Gary Mounfield “Mani” of The Stone Roses & Primal Scream.
Currently, Rourke DJ’s worldwide and has his own radio show called Jetlag on the New York based East Village Radio every Mondays. He also has a new band with the same name with Olé Koretsky, who is also a DJ on EVR. The two have put out a couple remixes including a remix of “Breakneck Speed” by Tokyo Police Club and “Closer” by the Bowery Riots, and “Washed Up” by The Glass. They are currently working on an LP together as well as DJing events in and around New York.
DJ Nocturna also host A Feast of Friends on KTUH 90.3 FM every Saturday nights from 6pm-9pm with co-host Lana Saldania www.ktuh.org
Thank you for your continued support !
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