It’s Punk4MentalHealth week all week, an all star punk rock happening raising funds and awareness of mental health research in a jam packed week of events. Bugbear are very much part of this new movement and this show is a beacon for punk empowerment against a backdrop of societal and governmental neglect in the face of ever increasing mental health challenges…click here for cheap tickets…..
The Vibrators- From early records backing Chris Spedding thru the Feelgoods glam punk of We Vibrate thru Pure Mania in 1977, The Vibrators have always been the thoroughly accomplished but still utterly kick ass end of Romantic punk n roll, showing the upstarts how it’s done at the time of the initial punk rock boom and still doing it now. Their streamlined power trio line up has won them new friends too. Baby Baby, Disco In Moscow, Automatic Lover, Troops Of Tomorrow, what’s not to love?
Knox– Original Vibrator and the man behind those ace songs Knox nips next door from his esteemed Rock And Roll Rescue charity experience, straps on a guitar and performs some of those great songs too…will he join his old compadres on stage? You’ll have to come along to find out, but something along the lines of Pontifs being Catholics and ursine beats defecating in forested areas could be uttered here.
PistolheadUK- Yoof dem playing punk circa ’77/’78…funsome and catchy….more Sham than Pistols perhaps… Wailing guitars, driving bass, destructive drums and political messages that challenge the status quo, Pistolhead get the blood flowing and keep you on your toes.
Nuffin- Original Caterham based punk rock outfit reformed and rekindled, as heard on the most recent Bored Teenagers compilation..Volume 9 no less! It’s always good to hear these nuggets again…and Nuffin were Sumfin…they were the overseers of the original drum stool for one Roger Bullen for one..AKA the infamous Dee Generate from Eater. And Dee Generate will be along tonight to occupy said stool once again, fantastic news!
Arrive early for Princip– swaggering pop rock like an edgy, punkier Kaiser Chiefs with some lilting pop ska elements that recalls Madness, all in all an ace eclectic frothy pop mix starring former Hollyoaks star Che Watson….
And why not listen again to Bugbear in conversation with Knox at Soho Radio last week, not only Knox, but also Mick Wilson, of 10CC and Gentle Giant revisitation 3 Friends, who doles out some superb ‘Screenage Kicks’ right here, epiphanies in televisual and cinematic music…click on the pic….