Fri 17 Aug
The Vibrators– From Pure Mania in 1977 onwards The Vibrators set out their stall as the accomplished but still utterly kick ass end of Romantic punk n roll, showing the upstarts how it’s done. Searing, scintillating speedin’ rock and roll that they pulse along at such a pace commanded brilliantly by long standing lynchpin Eddie at the drums, you can’t possibly relax yer having such a good time. They don’t ease off the gas for a second.  With The Members‘ Nigel Bennett on guitar and bass ace Pete chopping out the riddim.  The Satellites – Yer man up front Derek was the beer flobbing punk on everybody’s lips when the ‘New Wave’ comp.  album came out in 1977- for a lot of people the first in road into the punk scene on vinyl, even if it did include music by Skyhooks (?) and Little Bob Story! Still, a great record though nowadays the singing star of The Satellites drinks his beer and doesn’t waste it I understand. Great ramalama punk n roll bristling with studs and leathers.  – The Blunders– Politically charged attitude to the fore telling us what for with a semi narrated not exactly rap but kinda rap delivery and some insistent punky but tight and disciplined grooves..a bit Clash like but more like an organic deconstructed Gang Of  4 meets Alabama 3 or something. Lemmy and co as Motorhead also reverberate a lot here, as do Killing Joke, Ministry and Hawkwind.  Daddy Those Men Scare Me- More prosaically down to earth and utterly English in their punk rock approach, the deliriously good Daddies have nearly been doing it as long as Spizz…well not quite, but their Stranglers/Members/Squeeze informed crafted indeed crafty punk pop is a joy we’ve beheld at Buggerbear since oooooh 1994, wowsers.
The Water Rats

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 7 Sep
DuncanReid and the Big Heads- The former Boys boy bounces back with his chick/chap choon churning mo-sheen of joy. You want punk? You want pop? You want punky pop right? Good coz this is that at it’s tightest, tastiest, tantalizingliest, ya get me. A fab nite out. Nuffin-  On 3rd August 1977, Nuffin’ turned up at the legendary Roxy Club to play ‘Audition Night’, only to find that Janet Street-Porter and a TV crew had taken over. Luckily, they were looking for an ‘undiscovered’ band as a counterpoint to all of the hype around at the time. And so a brief snap-shot of the the four Caterham teenagers, strutting their stuff and sharing their take on life, was captured for posterity.  Legal Freaks- Dave Roca formerly of Underrunners fronts this punknroll kick ass band….Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church, Dolls, Damned.… ‘we are an awesome, high energy Punk Rock band,’ yes, you are… R.E.D–  ‘a 4 piece of desperate musical souls from around Surrey’. The lead singer of Dirty Ugly Punk Monkeys plus other local legends – that’s all you need to know stand back and enjoy the fireworks….arrive promptly at 7.30pm to enjoy R.E.D…
The Fighting Cocks
Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Thu 20 Sep
Richard Jobson (The Skids)
 + Martin Metcalfe (Filthy Tongues/Goodbye Mr McKenzie)
 + The Speed Of Life + A Love Letter To David Bowie
 + Q And A And Book Signing
Richard Jobson & Martin Metcalfe – Spoken word,music,song & Q&A. Skids frontman & film director Richard Jobson reads passages from his acclaimed new sci-fi novel ‘Speed Of Life’ with a musical landscape provided by Filthy Tongues Maestro Martin Metcalfe. Two aliens visit Earth in search of the secret of human creativity. They’ve already received broadcast from Earth on their own distant planet. They’ve identified what they think is the best example of a creative human. His name is David Bowie. Richard’s heartfelt love letter to David Bowie is brought to life in form of two aliens Their names are Green & Blue. Their search for Bowie, their observations about humanity and it’s strange habit of ‘creating’ are a joy to read. The Speed of Life is both an examination of the intangible relationship between creator and fan, the loved and the lovers, and a quiet meditation on the inexplicable power of music. Richard & Martin will also perform some unplugged songs from the Skids back catalogue plus a few of their co-writes from the recent UK top 30 Skids LP ‘Burning Cities’   Don’t miss this unusual and enthralling performance.
The Water Rats

Doors from 7.15
£20 on the door
£12.50 in advance
Sat 3 Nov
Doctor And The Medics
 + The Vapors
 + Toto Coelo + Fuzzbox
 + Angie Brown + Anita Harris
 + Jennie Bellestar + The Rubettes
In Memory Of Poly Styrene. 2 Day Event. In Aid Of ROCK AND ROLL RESCUE. With- Doctor And The Medics, Fuzzbox, The Vapors, Toto Coelo, Modern Romance,The Shakespearos, Ed Blaney (The Fall) , Anita Harris, 40th Anniversary Germ Free Adolescents Entire Album Special Guest Performance! (Side 1 Saturday, Side 2 Sunday), Melanie Williams (Sub Sub, Carl Cox), Knox (The Vibrators), John Otway, Dave Barbarossa (Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow), Moskito Kiss, Steve Etherington and John Richardson (The Rubettes), Jay Stapley (Roger Waters, Bleeding Hearts Band), Flesh Tetris, Neville Staple (The Specials, Fun Boy Three), Christine Sugary Staple, Ben Curiosity Killed The Cat, David Sinclair, Jennie Bellestar, Julie E. Gordon (Happy Mondays), Paul Wagstaff (Black Grape), Gaye Advert, Tim Walton, Angie Brown, Bella Barton, Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Risa Hall, The Crack, She Robot, Harrry Kakoulli (Squeeze,The Only Ones) Brunk, The Featherz, Danie Centric (The Lurkers), Anita Chellamah, Wolfie Foxglow (compere of The Who), David Von Day (Dollar), Sue Moxley, The Homosexuals, Tamzin Smith, The Priscillas, Trip Hazard, Lisa Von H and more big names TBA…..Hosted by John Robb. In Memory Of Poly Styrene.
The Dublin Castle

Doors from 6
£40 on the door
£20 in advance