Krautrock star at charity concert

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A KRAUTROCK legend helped city stars rock out for the homeless at a charity festival.

Damo Suzuki – former singer with 1970s Krautrock heroes Can – headlined the Audiosonic event at the Jericho Tavern on Saturday.

The sold-out event, which is in its 12th year, raised £2,000 for homeless charity Shelter.

The 200-capacity show of 10 acts included city bands Message To Bears, Gunning For Tamar and Listing Ships and US folk rock act Arbouretum.

Organiser Stuart Fowkes said the Can star’s improvised set – featuring five drummers and two keyboardists – suited the diverse bill.

He said: “It was great. The general consensus was it is the best we have done for three or four years, it had sold out by quite early in the day.”

Organisers have also released a download-only album of 40 tracks for the charity.

Music For A Good Home Two includes exclusive tracks by Wire and Ride as well as local acts and is available at audioscope.co.uk

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2:10pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Kidlington Dave says...

Audiosonic? Audioscope, surely?

Is the OM employing the editor's pet cat as sub-editor these days?
Audiosonic? Audioscope, surely? Is the OM employing the editor's pet cat as sub-editor these days? Kidlington Dave

12:32am Wed 14 Nov 12

Darkforbid says...

Shelter,,, a homeless charity?

All of its work is with those in temporary accommodation, like its latest Christmas campaign 75000 of our children will wake up homeless this Christmas, while in B&B, and other temporary accommodation... And although this is less than an ideal way for kids to grow up,,, is it really homelessness?

And like I've said so many time before the only 'homeless' getting aid in the UK are already housed
Shelter,,, a homeless charity? All of its work is with those in temporary accommodation, like its latest Christmas campaign 75000 of our children will wake up homeless this Christmas, while in B&B, and other temporary accommodation... And although this is less than an ideal way for kids to grow up,,, is it really homelessness? And like I've said so many time before the only 'homeless' getting aid in the UK are already housed Darkforbid

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