In this climate of homogenised and mass-marketed vanilla pop we need mavericks like Bob Log III more than ever… so he’s coming to renowned Digbeth venue The Night Owl for an all day Rock and Roll Party on the 11th of March. Bob Log III is the Crown Prince of punk blues, and puts on absolutely unforgettable live shows, in a fair world he’d be filling stadiums. Bob claims his left hand moves so fast it can be confused for a monkey paw, and that this gives him his unique guitar style. Or – it could just be he’s a virtuoso slide player who plays with thick strings tuned loose. The truth is out there.
Party-goers will be treated to the sight of Bob Log III in a specially produced helmet with a black visor – with inbuilt mic – and a fetching jumpsuit. He’ll then unleash a torrent of hardcore Mississippi Delta Blues, hip hop beats and punk rock sensibilities. Bob’s distorted voice and blur of limbs add to this musical bouillabaisse, which also usually includes audience participation.
This is – of course – an all day event so there is full support for Bob Log III’s theatrics from a varied and brilliant selection of local artists. First – sibling duo Black Mekon – bringing their temporally short, but sonically enormous songs – to the Night Owl stage. The pair have been described as practicing ‘dark alchemy’ because of their ability to produce such a big sound. Next up it’s the incredibly popular Temple St Resistance, adding a touch of urban-country punk-blues to the event. Heavy beat combo You Dirty Blue will also be adding to the mix with their ‘booze-fueled teenage house party’ style.
Completing the line up are: The Devil & St Joseph – who will bring gothic, filmic Americana, with Spaghetti Western guitars stabbing through the pulsing electronic heartbeat – and The Bitter Lemons, with their rough around the edges surf rockabilly. The night will end with DJs from Birmingham collectives Coldrice and Killer Wave among others. It promises to be a rock and roll party the likes of which are rarely seen, and it’s recommended to secure your ticket as soon as possible.