Besides reviewing last night's gig (here), the NME (printed version) also publishes a preview of Jack Daniels birthday party which will be held in London on October 8th (see scan above).
"The one and only Mr. Carl Barat has RSVPed" says the article "and will be making his first musical appearance for a while playing exclusive tracks at the event to celebrate what would have been the master distiller's 159th birthday. As a founding member of the Libertines and of course frontman of Dirty Pretty Things, Carl has been at the forefront of the country's best music for half a decade now. He's set to bring the rock'n'roll attitude to the party and we're sure Mr Jack would approve. Alongside some other fanous names, Carl will be performing a series of solos, duets and collaborations with the specially assembled New Silver Corner Band, a collection of uber-talented artists from Nashville gathered in homage to Mr Jack's original Silver Cornet Band formed back in 1892. [...] You too could be at the Birthday JD Set with Carl Barat on October 8. Just tune in to NME Radio's Drive show from 3pm on weekdays or head over to www.thejdset.co.uk to be in with a chance of winning three tickets to this invite-only event. And even if you don't, be sure to raise a glass of JD to the birthday boy".
Warning: The event is over 18s only.
Well, Carlos "Jack Daniels" Barat has been so far away from... everything lately that also an event like that could be rather interesting at this point. At least, let's hope we can hear some finished new songs by then.