Sound Of The Suburb– ‘seasoned’ musicians doing a right on retro rock embracing country, rocknroll, ’60s beat music and ’70s pop. Excellent stuff with emphasis on tunes and hooks and no denying the quality. Strange Brew– bluesy originals and cool covers ranging from ZZ Top to The Animals….The Grundies– Based in North London, and deliciously named after the very best slang word for underpants, The Grundies are an unabashed pub band covering songs from the Sixties onwards. Mod/RnB/ Punk/New Wave/Indie, all good kit then. By Starlight– Female fronted alt/indie rock with nice ’80s and ’90s undertones… Think Ladyhawke, via Courtney Love (Malibu era) through Garbage… great voice, attitude and above all CHOONES galore…..
Silver Story-Infectiously hooky punk pop, nice driving guitars you me at six coud be an influence, solid tunes executed with panache, playing tunes from their up-coming album “Minores Lumina” Simon Kent- A band rather than merely an individual it seems- a good stab at turning the Coldplay style into something a lot more biting, care of a genuinely fresh and impassioned vocal style- coming on somewhere between Jon Anderson and Julian Cope a la falsetto…nice vocal, highly accomplished music played by top musicians and will sound sweet busting out of BBC Radio 2.Reece- Welsh trio dealing commercial AOR hard rock …done mighty well, with Oasis type choruses amidst Guns And Roses and Bon Jovi type pop metallings…more stadium than metal. In fact overall they’re more Floydy. Via Alterbridge. Rabid Young- Uber ’80s sounding and scintilating with it…they have that era’s throbbing electro sensibilities but also the pop chops of a Fleetwood Mac or T’Pau…female fronted big singalong radio friendly stuff with a big rush of positivity about it. Good tunes, nicely done.. The 1980s just keep on coming. A couple of them used to be in a band called Most Thieves –formed by some of The Killers’ road crew and supported them on a few stadium dates. Retro Youth– proggy treated guitars and jazzily nuanced but thoroughly rock and roll vocals…sparky alt pop with an adventurous edge and a Muse meets boy band sensibilities feel..but it works..goodly.
The Dirty Strangers– blues growly rocknroll with a hint of punk and late ’60s counter cultural stuff and groove rock..Some Hendrix in here too for sure..a Faces meets Heavy Metal Kids rocknroll happening. Hoodoo Operators- Blues folk with a righteous gospel feel to the tunes, which puts me in mind of Miraculous Mule, though this is mainly acoustic, nicely nicely Electrics-Raw ‘n abrasive kinetic punk ‘n roll recalling the narco-punk of Johnny Thunders and The Dead Boys, attitood to the fore, neat Two PennyBlue- Lofi indie folk who hacve the gumption to do quite an interesting version of Abba‘s Lay All Your Love, Radiohead to Babyshambles are influeces. Honey Drive – Rough ass nasty guitar punkerama with treated singing-down-a-cosmic-tunnel vox. Raw and narcotically enthused sounding…or ‘alternative bluesy rock’ as they put it…like Chrome meets The Stooges with Suicide dynamics but it’s all rocknroll instrumentation wise…make a mighty noise for a duo!
ELVANA – THE WORLD’S FINEST ELVIS FRONTED TRIBUTE TO NIRVANA!
From the bowels of Disgraceland, Rock & Roll icons of the afterlife are raised from the dead! Rock & Roll meets Grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the front man it’s been missing since ’94. Elvana tear through Nirvana’s catalogue whilst splicing in grunged up sections of the king of rock & rolls finest moments, culminating in an audible orgasm of overdrive & old school Rockabilly. It smells like cheeseburgers and teen spirit, daddy-o!Elvana’s short lifetime has already seen them support NYC titans ‘Tragedy: A Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees’, Drive Thru-Metal’s finest – LA’s ‘Mac Sabbath,’ as well as tearing up venues throughout the UK. She Wolf- all girl grunge psych punkers outta Paris making a righteous, glorious racket…squalling Hendrix guitar via early Nirvana or Tad type rumblings.VA Rocks-All girl grunge metal trio from Sweden,heavily influenced by bands like AC/DC, Danko Jones, Ramones and The Runaways. think Girschool via L7 decent tunes and bags of conviction. Bravado Cartel– Heavy riffology with reverb drenched vocals…a kind of indie psych metal….vocalist sounds like Greg Lake circa Court Of The Crimson King– that sort of portent heavy content. From Huddersfield, With three album releases already under their belt and a fourth coming…an excellent proposition.
The Sweet And Tender Hooligans– Formed in 1992 by lead singer Jose “The Mexican Morrissey” Maldonado, Sweet and Tender Hooligans have performed their tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths to sold out audiences all over the USA, UK and beyond.
The band covers material from all of Morrissey’s career and have recorded Spanish language translations of his songs. Jose Maldonado even portrayed Morrissey in the feature film “My Life with Morrissey”. Sweet and Tender Hooligans have appeared in several documentaries about Morrissey’s Los Angeles Latino fanbase and each year at Hollywood’s House of Blues celebrate Morrissey’s birthday in grand fashion complete with a live string section and guest musicians.
Morrissey has acknowled the band by jokingly announcing to his audience “Hello, we are the Sweet and Tender Hooligans!” DJ Panic- Will get yer hearing aid buzzin and yer gladioili glowin with a warm up set of Smiths andMozza related pop nuggets. First up..Polar States-Soulful atmospheric and infectiously hooky indie rock with an impressive stadium filling sound, without straying into Coldplay/U2 territory, fine work.
Tenth Electric -Tenth Electric offer a gritty blend of electronic rock, with catchy melodies, riffing guitars and a ferocious London sound akin to Muse, Royal Blood, and Audioslave. Matt J R Hurley– “Artist Matt Hurley writes Honest, Vulnerable, Engaging music about your Life & Love with Soulful Direct Lyrics, which reach you in a way most modern music Cannot.” Dean G. Hill, Director of Exposure Music Awards® / Raven Black Music® Kill For Eden London-based purveyors of classic hard rock, radio ready riffs and powerful female vocals. Their music has been championed by XFM (presently Radio X) and Kerrang!, and seen the band likened to Skunk Anansie, Halestrom, The Cult and Garbage. The quartet have released two EPs and a self-titled album, that boasted “blistering riffs, hook-laden choruses, great vocals and a strong selection of tunes” (Fireworks Magazine). Their upcoming second studio album, Petty Crimes, is released in early 2017. “Impressive stuff… we think you’ll be ‘living on Mars’ if you don’t check Kill For Eden Out!” Black Velvet Magazine…Stitch are an electro-pop trio from London. After graduating from the University of Surrey in 2015, they decided to pursue the band full time, combining their varied and eclectic musical influences and differences into a unique hybrid. Their live shows incorporate an organic musicality with state of the art technology, infusing memorable, rhythmical songs with an infectious passion for all music. Stitch were 2016 finalists of London’s Pride’s Got Talent, earning a performance at the Trafalgar Square stage, to an audience in excess of 10,000. Most recently, the group have joined the acclaimed roster of MWR (Matt Waterhouse Represents), working as a production outfit/remix team; blending their creative flare with the music of upcoming artists. Stitch are currently working on their debut EP “Welcome to the Dream”, to be released in fall 2017
Nick Aslam– The fine fettered folkish troubadour you say, and a great songwriter he is too….the Celtic lilt is still very much in place but recently Nick has been working with producer and Killing Joke/The Orb force of cosmic nature Youth… so there’s a new sound less folk/country/indie… as Nick puts it he has decided to ‘wear the gritty bones of Rock and Roll’… Great stuff. The Jangles – Dreamy indie pop with the requisite jangle (as advertised).. insistently hooky tunes with some deft harmonizing and a very busy almost Reni-esque drummer, lot’s of old school indie references in here Smiths, The Coral, La’s, Stone Roses, scally psychedelia, Shack etc, all good then. The Extons– nice pulsating punky pop with an underplayed cool vocal – Saints, Buzzcocks, bit of Stooges maybe. Guitars interweeve and wonk out a bit like Shelley and Diggle, some Strokes in here too. Swish.
The Flicks-All girl pop punk, really catchy tunes, bags of charm and all good players, a brit update of The Runaways, great stuff Jump Stone-Snappy jazz tinged pop funk upbeat and hooky, in Bruno Mars‘ ballpark Hallelugenia– Eperimental elecronica duo quite atmospheric and inventive and there’s hooks too, compelling stuff. One Thousand Things- Grandiose but hooky indie pop with soaring melodies and a crisp production, think Maccabees, Vaccines, radio-friendly, stadium bound tunes
The Buzzz-Stonking Biker/Punk/Metal/Hard Rock Comedy blues rock n roll outta L.A played at punky pace with a half sung half narrated vocal,with at times. explicit lyrics, but all played with conviction, and aplom Roadtrip Banter-indie rock and roll rendered on Guitar, Drums, Bass and Vocals. with a soupcon distortion, heavy riffs, killer solos and incisive lyrics somewhere between Royal Blood and Black Keys Afraid Of Everything-Frenetic female fronted punk blues, loadsa conviction a wayward ‘n raw yet dynamic approach to the playing but all somehow comes together, claim influences as diverse as The xx and Savages, without really sounding like any of ‘em Robot Mountain-Rather spiffing covers of 60s/70s/80s pop hits…sounds sort of like Pulp tackling it, nice heartfelt but underplayed delivery…ace take on Liva Newton John’s Xanadu for instace. Cilla’s Anyone Who Had A Heart is grand too. Cool.
St Patrick’s Night Irish Alternopop Special…. J.D Kelleher– LGBT activist/figurehead troubadour with ballsy band and a Bryan Ferry like lilt to his voice,…i debut single, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ topped the Irish charts. What that one? Yes that one…has since released other excellent sides, such as the recent and very fabulous ‘Avenge The Maybes’…..’Imagery’ reached no. 2 in the Irish Rock Chart last year… JD is also an actor, who is known for his roles as Willie Pearse in TV mini-series 1916 The Forgotten Sevenand Breandán Mac Gearailt in Irish soap Ros na Rún. Susie Blue- Sounding a bit like Delores Riordan(Cranberries) and with those kind of mature pop hooks too, but heavier and rocking, superb edgy alt-rock feel. “Artist of the week” The Irish Times “Susie Blue has an alternative twist to their sound and look that sets them apart” Chordblossom. The Adrenaline Animals- Snappy indie rock with a big overdriven guitar sound, that touches on Oasis as do the vocal at times as well as Vaccines and there’s trace elements of Artic Monkeys too.. Retoryka– with the superb pop noir caches that are the Enhanced Techniques EPs 1 and 2 available for your discerning pleasure now, Retoryka dons a suitable green hued garb and gets it on for you lucky folk with his not one but count em two drummer sensation saturating band…the an that gave you Jacques Caramac and other tippertop confections is still very much at one with the audio sweet tooth sweet spot. On stage 8pm, don’t be late.
Glass Host- 1990s Pink Floyd meets The Police and Muse and something of Fleetwood Mac care of the plaintive but powerful female lead vocal, all via some proggish interplay. Stonking. The Trusted-Are a young 4 piece band originally from Leigh On Sea in Essex. Coming together with a host of influences ranging from U2, The Clash, Catfish and The Bottlemen, to The Strokes, Elvis Costello and Muse they quickly discovered a shared passion for crafting intelligent, rocking indie tunes evolving into a fierce but melodic indie rock beast with a reputation for high-energy live shows. Calico- stirring boy/girl indie rock with post punk elementsBahboon-Stonking Fuzzed up Stoner psychedelic rock from Japan, gets a pretty mean groove on but there’s plenty in the way of hooks and melody too. Everywhere- Lighters-aloft stadium indie from Stockholm, a distillation of Coldplay, Keane and Springsteen at his most chestbeating and bombastic, stirring stuff indeed. And very well turned out, singer is an ex model you know…
The Fortissimo- Back again in it’s downhome home of homes, The Dublin Castle, expect joyous rhythm n blues for dancing and aural delight both. Vintage music from the 1920s to 1950s from jazz, swing, blues cajun, rock n roll and soul with DJ Rohan at the helm.
Leika-Upbeat, catchy new wave pop, with a sort of post glam late 70’s feel Mink Deville via Squeeze. But with a nod to more contemporary stuff also, Kooks Libertines Fratellis maybe. Finister- An engaging mix of prog, grunge guitar and grooviliscious bass lines, bit Primus in places but a psychedelic version thereof. Lots of interesting stop-start bits, proggy breakdowns, galloping riffage etc pretty compelling, holds the attention and thankfully doesn’t lose the plot. Robin Howard- clever use of lyrics and mesmerizing melodies via a powerful tenor reminiscent of Johny Lang but filled with the drama of Freddie Mercury. From Oslo now relocated to London, not a million miles from Jeff Buckley, but with the uber dramatic vocal flourishes of the afore-mentioned Mercury.
Last Known State– pretty stonking alt rawk with a bluesy pop appeal and elements of RHCP, Zep and Sabs…crunching, good time rocknroll. Your Cat Is A Landmine– Alt rock meets indie pop… so think Foo Fighters meets Biffy Clyro via Cage The Elephant. Dynamic tunes with plenty of conviction execution-wise. Beautiful Big Fat Mess– Emotive indie rock trio, retooling pieces of Coldplay but the playing is a lot ballsier and rock orientated, a bit like Athlete or Kubb, and they rock strong tunes well executed. Kujara– Stoner rock…not an all out sonic assault from the get go (like others in the genre) takes a more measured approach, so the tunes build effectively before the noise kicks in, like a more atmospheric Melvins, good work.
Cats On The Beach – Taking psych, post punk and classic/classy indie/Britpop influences and rendering forth a lovely Mariarchi tinged pastoral pop rock. Ravishing. Hands Of Industry-80’s synth pop with a glacial and grandiose sub industrial sound redolent of Depeche Mode in their darker narcotically enthused era. Mellotronanism-Prog infused indie rock, but more of an XTC /pastoral end of Genesis slant on things than the likes of Yes or E.L.P – think also 80’s period King Crimson, a stripped down and in no way self indulgent take on the genre….
Punk 4 Mental Health Fundraiser- All star punk rock happening raising funds and awareness of mental health research with art show and auction in a jam packed week of events. More news to follow shortly… 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. Arrive early for punk gold…and 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…
ESE & The Vooduu People-Female fronted blues rock trio featuring an ex-Noisette on drums, ,nicely stripped back sound, no frippery, gets to the point from the get go and singer has a unique and soul-searching voice, impressive. Bird & Family Bryan-biscuit dry minimal beats and ethereal Vinni Reilly like guitar via subtle beatboxing and beautiful layered harmonies. Like a folk ambient take on early Cocteaus. Rather lovely. Very good. Kape Kanaveral– edgy Post punk with nicely raw jagged guitar and a garage punk feel to the drums n bass, and an interesting vocal with a David Byrne vibe without really sounding too much like him, simplistic but effective, hooks aplenty. Gabriela Eva– Hip hop tinged jazz infused folk pop, lovely fluid latin tinged guitar, and her voice is great, distant echoes of Nina Simone, but also recent Rn B and hip-hop. fine work. Barasuara– Alt rock from Malaysia, sung in Malay, rocking a really polished production, strong melodies and lovely Beach Boys-like harmonys and a possible nod to Foo Fighters at times, but with a bit more depth and emotion.
Lord Numb– taking Krautrock, the grinding and gritty end of punk rocknroll and goodly doses of Bowie and Iggy and attendant artcore pop nutrition, The Lord and his mighty men have been upping the heaviosity ante for some time now…it’s a blistering night out for sure with some real abdominally challenging bass and wigout guitar solos to boot. Ace tunes including a sprinkling of new wave classics, always a fab nite out, especially in The Dublin…Sun Arcana– Impassioned Alt-rock on a Muse, Biffy Clyro or Oceansize tip…Partisan– vocally first you think King Creosote but then some big punky ass guitars kick in…and it’s like King Creosote fronting The Clash! Plenty of light and shade, some sophisticated songwriting and arranging and all in a powerful performance. A bit Skids like too…anthemic. The Kontours– Hard hitting blistering garage rock n roll, bristling with punk-like energy, really strong tunes too, like a turbo-charged Artic Monkeys in places, Ace.
Sick On The Bus– Dirty, hard drinking, two fingers in the air Punk Rock! Yeah I think that covers it…now featuring Skum on the drumstool…that’s the drummer’s name not a vomit incident. Su- feckin- perb. Blatoidea– Screamy shouty fast tempo anarcho-punk with hints of UK Subs and Subhumans and Anti-Flag. Super charged relatively youthful heroes of proper punk rock, not to be missed. in the vocals as well. Code Blue– with ramalamatastic debut album ‘Punks In The Street’ now available Code Blue’s ferocious pop punk is a welcome addition to this state of the punk nation address of addresses innit. The Kadt- Raw street punk with U.S hardcore leanings- Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies…Metally in part (Sepultura via Cro Mags) but all good. Intense and ferocious.
Lewis Bootle– Wonderful new British talent championed by Frank Turner….delivering excellent material with a folkish estuary English twang, the resolute singer songwriterliness of which is topped off most attractively with moody keys and atmospheric tones and touches….Mr Bootle has a very strong vocal delivery and works up some very poetic words like a male Kate Tempest on a Dylan thru Jamie T tip. Winner of Best Unsigned Male 2015, his first release ‘Do What I Need’ was Track of the Week on BBC Introducing, featured on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Mixtape and has been getting airplay on radio stations across the UK.
Lewis’s debut EP, ‘Friction in the Funds’ was released on the 5th October to rave reviews and reached the top 10 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.www.facebook.com/lewisbootlemusic twitter/ insta: @Bootytunes
Gecko– Excellent young solo artist with a cheeky chappie funk tinged indie pop angle on street rhymin’ culture…bags of charm will means mums and aunties will dig Gecko just as much as the girls next door .loads of pop appeal here and loveable for sure. Luke Carey– Acoustic singer/song writer with a Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, Jamie T, Paolo Nutini inspired set of highly effective and affecting songs. Promising stuff.
State of Anxiety-Old school trash metal played with plenty of conviction and panache, in the style of Slayer also Pantera, pretty aggro but have decent hooks too Headache-Post hardcore punk pop with intense ‘n vitreolic vocals a la Gallows and a metallic sheen to the guitars Limb To Limb-low slung sleaze rock with a tight Monster Magnet feel.. crisp, economically performed hard rock like ZZ Top meets Back In Black era AC/DC on some serious navel contemplating narcotics. The Science of the Lamps-are an 8 piece outfit of drums, bass, cello, keys, acoustic and lead guitar, plus vocal harmonies from ‘The Usherettes’. Their inspiration comes from vaudeville, visual art, early Hollywood movie scores, Nordicana, wine, flamenco, trip-hop, music boxes, Paris and whiskey bars bright and breezy Emergency Tiara-American pop rock band with a nice 4 to the floor approach and a fetching female pop vocal part Blondie part Belinda Carlisle….quite pop but with a soulful edge,
Unknown Pleasures- These guys and their primal, punky, poised and perky take on the incredible Joy Division canon have been doing the rounds as long as Buggerbear…we’re a match made in heaven, haha. Always an ace night out…yes ‘Ian Curtis’ has adapted the trademark moves a tad since he ahem died and maybe slightly more padded than you recall, and Peter Hook seems to have transmogrified into a goff Yul Bryner etc etc but don’t watch that….a brilliant and lovestruck tribute to adore. Radio Generation– superbly augmented by these chaps..Rad Gen are our good friend Lord Numb in a new new wave, post punk and punk rock conceptualizing tribute scenario…the setlist will be a dream coz the guy has taste…there’ll be some Bowie I’d warrant…what else? Wait and see..it’ll be tremendous..
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£8 on the door £6 in advance
Fri 28 Apr
+ Coco La Funk + Grafted
Birdsworth – a GRAVY BASS collective. Have opened for The Milk, The Rifles & New Street Adventure. Their sound steals chords, beats and stage moves from P-funk, Bee Gees & Indonesian Psyc. Listen at www.gravybass.com Coco La Funk – a hothot cauldron of pure unadulterated funk, with squirts of soul, reggae, dub and plenty of slap bass & saxophone to go round. Have shared bills with Smoove & Turrell, Eddie Piller and The Nextmen. Grafted – Slick chords, surf guitars, perfect songcraft and a heavy influence of Faithless thrown in for good measure.
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£7/£5 on the door
Sat 29 Apr
John Rossall's Glitter Band
John Rossall is a founding member of The Glitterband, the silver clad powerhouse behind the one we don’t need to bother with anymore…it’s all about these guys. What a primal, mould breaking, magnificent pop noise they made too in their 1970s heyday...Rock And Roll Part 2, Angel Face, Just For you…loads of ace numbers…so here’s reet treat for you all. The Glitterband playing all them fabulous numbers again, book early! Let’s Get Together Again….
The Rainband- “Tipped for greatness by everyone from BBC 6Music to Rolling Stone Magazine, the Rainband’s sound is a noteworthy example of how the genre can manifest itself in pop music today. Calling on a medley of guitars, keys, smashing drums and Martin Finnigan’s vocal power, the powerful rhythms and epic melodies the band are widely acclaimed for have cemented their seat at new independent rock’s head table.” The Trusted-Are a young 4 piece band originally from Leigh On Sea in Essex. Coming together with a host of influences ranging fromU2, The Clash, Catfish and The Bottlemen, to The Strokes, Elvis Costello and Muse they quickly discovered a shared passion for crafting intelligent, rocking indie tunes evolving into a fierce but melodic indie rock beast with a reputation for high-energy live shows. Feva- Indie Classique, strong tunes executed with verve and conviction, shades of Artic Monkeys, here and there but pretty much their own sound
Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels- Specials’ guitarist, original member/pivotal songwriter (Concrete Jungle, Rat Race, Hey Little Rich Girl etc) has fronted his own punk and rockabilly informed outfits since the 2 Tone heyday, and with this particular troupe of Skabilly Rebels cooks up a wonderful stew of delicious bluebeat and rocknroll. Frenetic, fiery funtime, not to be missed. Steve Hooker Stripped Down Stompin Band- super charged dirty Essex Delta rocknroll trio, get a reet good and grinding riffology going and take it to the dancefloor with a sleazy Link Wray twang…damn good. The Remnants– expertly and fondly portrayed Beatles in Hamburg style beat music combo with gritty garage grind at their core but plenty of that moptop melody too. Wonderful work. The Gallery’s-inspired by early Who, The Jam and The Las, these scally pop kings will get this fab night going with fire and fizz.
DJs We Got Killers- No turkeys, only killer diller Saturday Night party tuneage of a lethal dance floor murderation kind til the wee wee hours.
The Flaming Stars– Wonderful to have this pivotal London band back again forthis Bank Holiday Happening, many marvelous Dublin Castle gigs back in the day, and hopefully plenty more to come. John Peel favourites, their slinky garage punk tweaked rocknroll romantique hits a beautiful sweet spot somewhere between The Seeds and perhaps a Joe Meek wrangled Gallon Drunk, with tunes to die for and tood aplenty via the beautifully trashy keys of frontman, bon viveur and wordsmith Max Decharne...still, the swish Dirk Bogarde of Ye Trashe, the wrongful ravishes of time ain’t touched him or his ace band. The Jolenes– London’s favourite all-girl bluegrass band. With harmonies & hairdos evoking a bygone era of vintage glamour and forbidden foundation garments, the Jolenes rustle up a down-home blend of spicy bluegrass and sweet old-time country, with a dash of red hot rockabilly thrown in for good measure. In their signature red frocks, the Jolenes gather round a single microphone in the traditional bluegrass style to deliver songs of love, hate, horses and muleskinners. Add to this hair-raising fiddle, hard-driving banjo, and a foot-stomping rhythm section, and you’ve got yourself some red hot rockin’ bluegrass!
Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons– Pussycat in the Dublin is always immense, most definitely not to be missed. They just get better and better, the intensity of their very own brand of punk rock, the quality of the material, it’s all remarkably uplifting. The Stooges, Pistols, Stooges, Cramps and The Ramones all resonate but none of them guys had the confrontational but sympatico Puss up front challenging the audience at every whoop and yelp and delivering such monstrously cool songs. Why aint they massive part 94….. Army Of Skanks– Powerfully hewn girls to the fore (well the drummer is a geez) punk pop n roll with a Runaways meets Babes In Toyland feel. Excellent, what a night you lucky bleeders. The Featherz– Danie Cox’s Bowie and glam informed punk rock passion play. Ace songs aplenty, she can definitely write em. A corrective aural attack on all things mundane and murky in a post Trump world. Anarchistwood- Taking searing acid singed psych punk, cranium scrapingly intense and played with sass and joy and imbued with just a whiff of cool conceptual punk pranksterism hese anarchists wood give the MC5 and The Stooges a run for their ramalama. Another shit hot outfit with strong woman upfront, Juno be praised.
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£8 on the door £6 in advance
Sun 27 Aug
Special Kinda Madness
+ (Matinee and Evening Show) + Special Guest DJs
The Specials and Madness all rolled into one giant ska shaped Bank Holiday/Carnival bundle of joy. Sunday 27th August, is the day before Madness’ House of Commons show on Clapham Common, and this special show is an excellent aperitif for that happening in the very ancestral seat of The Nutty Boys.
A matinee AND evening show starting around 3pm special guest DJ, the band playing for at least two and a half hours and ska, soul, reggae and rocksteady music right into the late hours.
Doors from 7.15
£14 on the door £12 in advance
Sat 7 Oct
Foo 5ighters-That Foos Feeling without the broken legs and ticket touts!
Four musicians at the top of their game, perform the biggest hits from your favourite rock band – the Foo Fighters!