Brain Ape
(DVD Launch)
Dublin Castle
Thu 13 December
Dublin Castle
Fri 14 December
RocknRoll Rescue's Nightmare Before Xmas
Flesh Tetris
District 13
Legal Freaks
Dublin Castle
Sun 16 December
Dublin Castle
Fri 21 December
Richard Strange
An Accent Waiting To Happen
Rock And Roll Book Club
Dublin Castle
Wed 16 January

40 years since since The Fall’s inception in the ’77 shitpile, Mark E Smith’s psi-punk institution are still channeling time travel, speed psychosis, skued polemic and satirical insouciance. ‘New Facts Emerge’ is out now. 32nd LP in a relentless output rivaled only by Frank Zappa or maybe Daniel O’ Donnell. With a penchant for RNR exctracuriculur inspiration to shame the hoary rock god firmament, The Fall consistently baffle, enthrall and elevate the listener with music so singular and acidic it sends the lay rock consumer hollering, screaming, shitting back to The Rolling Stones or The Sons Of Mumford.
Bugbear have been entranced by all things Fall since first hearing the Short Circuit 10 inch in 1978. This month’s Dead On 4 forgoes the usual obit orbit to pay tribute to The Mighty Fall, still alive, still vital. Fall classics, a smattering of associated turns, other cool records loosely connected to The Fall or hardly related at all. Hit play on the embedded player behind the New Facts Emerge artwork above.

Darling BOY and John Parry joined Buggerbear at Soho Radio recently, two fabulous talents playing for your delectation at the spesh Darling Boy Presentation happening in The Dublin Castle, Camden Town Friday 25th August. Performances from both the above plus spacey indeed spaced out spaghetti western popola merchants Millions and skiffle punker wunderkind The Flashmen, plus the Darling Boy posse DJing til the wee wee hours, get in. Cheap Tickets available HERE

A cornucopia of sophisticated disco pop, brimming with superb songcraft and supercharged urbane melodic fury. Lucky Soul’s third album is out now on Crystal Paris Records and it’s a real beauty. Back in the day you would have said every song is a single. Ali and Andrew from Luck Soul are also here, performing a lithe live rendering of the title track and some lyrical waxing on all things Lucky and Soul and beyond. They brought their ‘Screenage Kicks’ along too, music of a sweet cinematique or televisual derivation that inform their musical epiphanies.The Sunday Sync on Soho Radio presented by Bugbear. With apologies for the malfunctioning CD player and the malfunctioning DJ. It’s all cool though. Click and listen here.

Traverse the site, loads of great shows coming up in The CBGBs of London, The Dublin Castle and elsewhere too.. all linked up with cheapo tickets for your greater enjoyment in these Hard Lines times. No problem, like cockroaches we’ll still be here after the nuclear winter so feck you Trump. Onward…

Here’s John Parry wonderful newbie ‘Nice Shoes’, ace vid n all…