The spotlight in this Kitchen is on the Gories’ low down and dirty rocking gig. Formed in the late eighties from a long Detroit tradition of mod, garage and motown, the trio of Mick Collins, Dan Kroha and Peggy O’Neill know how to bring on a filthy, unabashed fury. Their name was inspired by a band that appeared on an episode of the sixties TV show, Gidget. Depicting one of the first teenage goths on TV, the plot had the lead character don a black wig and join a mod group.

The Gories debut, House Rockin’ was born of musical inexperience. As they explained in the album notes, “(‘Boogie Chillun’) was one of the first songs we ever learned, because it only has three notes. When we…started, any songs with more than nine notes (were) usually too complicated for us.” Those who expect sophistication or polished orchestration should steer clear, but if you appreciate B movie badness spearheaded by a rock’n’roll vitatlity, then this should do nicely.

Their second LP, I Know You Fine, But How You Doin’ was produced by Alex Chilton from The Box Tops and Big Star. A substantial sound permeates this single-minded avalanche of sock it to you fun that’s delivered with an infectious, trashy enthusiasm.

After three albums they split up in 1992, going on to spawn various bands such as The Dirtbombs (Collins), Demolition Doll Rods (Kroha) and Darkest Hours (O’Niell). The Gories reunited in 2008, and this event will be a unique slice of musical pie not to be missed by lovers of raw and raucous garage. Presented by Dirty Water Records and Heatwave Magazine with support from Abjects and King Salami and the Cumberland, this will be on Tuesday July 28th, at The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, NW1.

This brings to mind mid nineties outfit Delta 72 (D72), who channelled their post punk rock sensibilities with sixties British Invasion R’n’B to concoct a deliriously raw style. Inspired by mod and flamboyant black soul artists, the gigs were electric displays, consisting of anything from acrobatic splits to swinging from the ceiling in wild abandon. Back in the day The White Stripes and The Strokes, who would become the garage revival of the new century, opened for D72.

The former frontman of D72 and a member of numerous bands including Cat Power, Gregg Foreman is a fellow broadcaster at the excellent station Magic Monster Radio. Gregg’s show, The Pharmacy focuses on interviewing architects of the underground scene. To go full circle back to The Gories, his upcoming broadcast will feature a chat with Mick Collins. You can catch him with some fabulous guests like Lydia Lunch, Alan Vega from Suicide and James Williamson from Iggy Pop and The Stooges alongside a host of other cult sonic icons.

For those in search of new stations offering fabulous tunes, Magic Monster will fulfil your needs with bountiful offerings; you can also hear my show there on Sundays 8pm GMT.

The end is nigh for one of my favourite spots to DJ; Paper Dress Vintage is being demolished for redevelopment. PDV will relocate soon and I’ll keep you abreast of all updates. In the meantime, I’d like to invite you to the final Shoreditch extravaganza on Saturday August 1st, 114-116 Curtain Road, London, EC2.

Loads of bands, DJ’s and dancers promise a decadent blow out to commemorate this fine establishment. The event will be strictly guest-list only, free before 9pm and £3 after; you can register here. Please note your ticket does not guarantee entry, it’s subject to capacity.

Finally, here’s my latest Kool Kitchen podcast, a sonic treasure trove of goodies waiting to be devoured by your ears!

Signing off for the summer, and thanks for reading. Yours, Ola’s Kool Kitchen.