John Peel Love In
The Nightingales
Ted Chippington
I Ludicrous
The Mighty Clang Band
DJ Wrong Speed (Taped Off Peel special set)
Dublin Castle
Wed 22 October
Dublin Castle
Thu 23 October
Dublin Castle
Fri 24 October
The Rusty Suns
Cats On The Beach
Tip Of The Lips
2 Days Later
The Purple Lights
Fabian Belasse
Straight on Till Morning
Francis Farenheight
Dublin Castle
Sat 25 October
Dublin Castle
Wed 29 October
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Bugbear’s R&R- John Peel And Other Surface Noise with guests Gerry Colvin and Robert Lloyd… by Tony Bugbear on Mixcloud

It’s that time of year when everyone bar Julie Burchill and Daily Mail readers doff the cap to one John Peel- so click on the link above to hear Buggerbear in conversation with both Robert Lloyd of The Nightingales and Terry and Gerry’s Gerry Colvin, all with props to remembering ol’ Peelie Pants.

There’s a definite autumnal whiff on the breeze with all this, or would you call it The Fall?… the genius and intuition of one J Ravenscroft ruffles all our leaves….

Thus Wed 22 October we give you John Peel Love In+The Nightingales+Ted Chippington+I Ludicrous+The Mighty Clang Band+DJ Wrong Speed (Taped Off Peel special set)…. John Peel Always Missed Never The Same……10 years on from the matchless legendary DJ ‘s oh so premature passing we celebrate his life and times with a blinding bill reflecting his incredible tastemaking, culture informing powers…
Starring The Nightingales- The legendary post punk Country n Midlands combo fronted by Robert Lloyd have just produced ‘For Fuck’s Sake’ an exclusively vinyl LP you can buy at gigs only. Let’s hope they’ve had some more pressed up for this John Peel Tribute Show coz we all want one..from the scratchy iconaclastic schtick of their Pigs On Purpose era thru Rockin’ With Rita to their contemporary twisty nouveau rocknroll there is so much to enjoy with Lloyds Of Birmingham.
I Ludicrous- the South London Fall-ite duo turned trio (since the arrival of proper lapsed popstar Brett Martini on the bass guitar) were BIG Peel faves needless to say, and their wry, observational post punk twinned effortless charm with rancid hilarity. And still does!

Also on this night are The Mighty Clang Band- Former Deaf School guitarist and songwriter and uber producer (Madness, Dexys, Morrissey etc etc) Clive Langer has formed this cutting edge nouveau rocknroll happening with an all star cast including none other than Andy Roxy Music McKay on sax. Wowsers. And they’re so hot the esteemed Domino Records have snapped em up. You may well see one Graham McPherson clamber up onstage and donate his fabulous pipes too! So many wonderful musical lives touched by the late great John Ravenscroft all in the room for you tonite.

We were gonna add a spunky young band on the basis that ‘Peel would have dug em’ but sod it, all these rather more mature spunkers are gonna do the man ultimate justice ce soir. Stop Press Hold The Back Page type stuff. ..Ted Chippington will now also be joining the bill. That’s the dream ticket innit! Used to step out with The ‘Gales back in the as they say day and here is again, possibly in his ted threads, possibly not, but with his glowing talent for the deadpan proper entertainment delivery no doubt fully honed. Ah, Ted’s take on She Loves You burbling outta yer radio care of Peelie way back when, it fair makes you well up.

A soooper dooper monster pairing comes to the DC this Halloween…yer actual 31st Oct…is it the return of the Wolfman in lethal gore splattered combat with The Mummy? Course not- the gore will be supplanted by awe. The Terry and Gerry revival is upon us…Dublin Castle regulars back in the as they say day, Terry and Gerry was a British pop band, formed in the early 1980s by Terry Lilley and Gerry Colvin in Birmingham. Indie folk pop cum skiffle with charming ditties harmonized brilliantly and a DIY punk tood aided and abetted by great melodies and musicality. A talented pair, doffing the cap to John Peel at this particular time of year…


October, very much in the closing segment of the year and the C Word is just around the corner. Yes, the Cuntmas decorations are already going up in Woolworths am I right? I’m hoping for a Ronco Buttoneer and a fondue set this year. Well, the good thing about the onset of Winter and associated Festive type seasonal bollocks is the quality of live events climbs appreciatively away from the will-this-crap-in-a-field-do type stuff some of us pay thru the nose for during the Summer months.

Yes, the festival jam bands and drum workshop activists have all gone back to their interment camps and really good bands are doing the rounds. You don’t believe me just take a look at what we have coming up next few months….

You can see Kitten Pyramid in the The Sebright Arms Nov 1st… Kitten Pyramid have garnered great reviews from The Guardian, Q mag, Prog mag and many more..their Uh Oh LP garnered 4 stars in Mojo no less…they take a Cardiacs type jaunty sound and combine it with some thoroughly Syd era Floyd whimsy and hard edged Crimson meets Tull passages , wig out Hendrix guitar, pastoral brass and a bit of Genesis folk tinged whimsy too…but all the while thoroughly original and utterly accessible to young, modern lugholes…new prog, no danger!

Another unmissable biggie Dublin Castle Sat 22 November Alternative TV+London Dirthole Company+A Body Of People+We Got Killers
Alternative TV- Punk rock originator and original, Mark Perry saw through the Kings’ Rd bullshit side of ’76/’77 very early doors and forewent Sniffin’ Glue and The Roxy for free form expressionism and freak outs in fields with the likes of The Fall and Here And Now…side stepping back into 4 decades of always interesting, grizzled, intelligent rocknroll, ATV has always been Mark P’s voice for a people’s dialectic…a must see night out….

And if you wanna get proper, proper skantastically festive just check out this clash of titanical rude boys heavyweights inna di Dublin
Fri 12 December King Hammond Vs Roddy Radiation+(Bad Manners, The Selecter, Skaville UK)+(The Specials, Tearjerkers, Skabilly Rebels)+Skabretta+DJ Rob ‘Double Barrell’ Powell
Yes yes yes! For one night only the Christmas Ska Party of all festive skank fests…this show will get yer chestnuts warmed through perfectly and thoroughly roast the turkey of all would be pretenders! The King and The Skabilly Rebel in tandem at the Home Of Ska And 2 Tone, The Dublin Castle… early… plus special guest DJs playing ska, soul, reggae, punk and rhythm n blues…

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