Ian McNabb (Icicle Works) and Goldheart Assembly will headline a free 'Save BBC6' gig at 93 Feet East on May 4th.
Headliner Ian McNabb is a passionate supporter and says "6Music needs to stay open because it is the only station in the UK that mixes up music by the minute. You'll hear Goldheart Assembly into a John Peel session version of an Orange Juice tune and then Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin. I mean come on, who else does that? Also... a rare thing, the DJ's actually know something about music and realise we're there to hear music - not how quickly frogs spawn or what film premiere they're attending tonight."
Shaun Litton from Shabby Rogue echoes his fellow musician's feeling to the news when he says "It is vital that the BBC continues to provide Radio 6 - not only is it free of drab playlists, it also gives unsigned bands an important outlet for their music. Anyone who cares about music in this country should be worried if it closes".
Litton's sentiments are backed up by We Rock Like Girls Don't, who say "6 Music is the only BBC radio station for discerning, non mainsteam listeners of all ages. We Rock Like Girls Don't both listen to and appreciate the support of 6 Music in playing our music. Without it the opportunites for alternative UK bands to reach a national audience - the way John Peel's show used to do - will be diminished futher."
Here's the full event information:
EVENT : Save BBC6 Headlined by Ian McNabb & Goldheart Assembly
VENUE : 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU
DATE : Tue May 4th 2010
TEL : 020 7247 3293
PRICE : FREE
DOORS : 6pm
TUBE : Aldgate East
STAGE TIMES :
6.30 - Alexander Price
7.30 - Isa & The Filthy Tongues
8.00 - Ian McNabb
8.30 - Shabby Rogue
9.00 - I Like Trains
9.30 - We Rock Like Girls Dont
10.00 - RedTrack
10.30 - Goldheart Assembly