Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pauly's Christmas Crackers

TPP's Mr Reliable, Paul, is a merry ol' soul. A merry ol' soul is he. Over the years/shows, Paul has not just been beating DP's drums to within and inch of their lives or simply cultivating that magnificent beard of his, oh no. Like an implausibly large and mohwaked squirrel (with elf-like tendencies), he's amassed an impressive collection of video footage from our shows and has put a selection up online for all (and sundry) to go enjoy. Just in time for Christmas.

As a taster, here's a clip* from our very first TPP show with the finest Scandinavian gentleman and scholar we know - José González (he plays a mean guitar too) :

* Even better than this video is José's (uncanny) impression of Borat - though we're not allowed to show you that one, so you'll just have to take our word for it.

Watch some other TPP vids here, including clips from These New Puritans, Owl City, Caribou, Andrew Bird, OK Go, and oh so many more.

The happiest of festive seasons to y'all, and a happy new year to boot (which incidentally is also merry ol' soul Paul's birthday). Happy Birthday P! Celebrations all round!


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Saturday, December 18, 2010

R.I.P Captain Beefheart

Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart passed away yesterday. From Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey and The White Stripes; to the early Punk movement, David Byrne, Gang of Four and even The Simpsons, Van Vliet was a true maverick whom shaped popular culture in a seismic way.

For the uninitiated, Trout Mask Replica is essential listening, and this 1997 BBC documentary by (the also sadly missed) late, great John Peel, sheds light on the madcap genius that was Captain Beefheart:

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Clockenflap 2010

This Saturday night - Clockenflap Membership Launch @ Blindspot Annex from Clockenflap Festival on Vimeo.

The Charlatans + DJ Food + DP + Modern Children + acoustic roof wonderment + open bar x Clockenflap silliness = one show you just don't want to miss.

There are only 300 spaces, and we can safely say this is a one off opportunity to enjoy all of the above.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

9 Maps

My new favourite local band - 9 Maps. They're the real deal, and will be something very special (they already are). Go seek.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Flaming Lips

There simply aint no party like a Flaming Lips party. Singapore and Hong Kong, ready thy party pants!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Emilie Simon

Oh what a rare, alluring and entertaining breed the Chanteuse is. Rare, alluring and entertaining indeed. We're pleased as Christmas to announce we've got Emilie Simon, a bonafide, genuine French electro pop chanteuse of the most wondrous variety, to join us on Sept 25th. Join the FB event with more info on the talent that is Emilie Simon hereDetails:
The Peoples’ Party Presents:
Emilie Simon
+ Corey Tam
September 25th
Grappas Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Rd, Central
Tickets (include 1 drink): Adv* $300 from Grappas & White Noise Records, or on the Door $330 (if any are left!)

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Modern Children

Singaporean friends headed to Baybeats later in the month - do check out HK's Modern Children. You'll hear influences as diverse as The Delgados and Arcade Fire in there and in the absorbing single 'Mongolia Song' (inspired by a traditional Mongol folk song) elements that are purely and celebratory, Asian.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TPP hearts Handsome Furs

When we talk to our lovely regular gig goers, there's one show that consistently gets brought up as a front runner for 'gig of last year': Montreal's Handsome Furs. Their debut performance with us last September has gone down in local show folklore, and judging by the ear-to-ear grins of the departing crowd that faithful eve, it was clear we all wanted more.

How wonderful it is then that the band were as enamored with Hong Kong as the audience were with them. We wanted them back, they wanted to come back. Everybody wins.

The Peoples’ Party Presents:
Handsome Furs
+ priest/rogue
Tickets – Adv. $150, Door $200
Available July 30th from:
ROCKSCHOOL – 2/f, 21-25 Luard Road, Wan Chai
White Noise Records – Rm 1901, 19/F Workingview Commerical bldg, 21 Yiu Wa Street Causeway Bay

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Sell Out

TPP's favourite director teamed up with one of our fave local band of the moment (with some of our favourite peeps as extras) and have come up with the really rather wonderful video for PI's new single: The Sell Out:

Poubelle International - The Sell Out from Shern Sharma on Vimeo.

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Friday, July 2, 2010


Come celebrate Canada d'eh and 'Establishment of the HKSAR' day this July 1st with TPP nationalists Caribou and Choi Sai Ho (S.T). This show is hotter than the sun, and good lord, the sun has had his hat on of late.

Great music + sunshine x Public holiday = win

TPP presents:
+ Choi Sai-ho (S.T)
July 1st
Grappas Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Rd, Central
Tickets (include 1 drink): Adv $220 from Grappas & White Noise Records, or on the Door $260

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