Wed 25 May
Strange U
 + Moose Funk Squad
 + 4i2i
Broke Records Presents… A night of top class Hip Hop in the heart of the capital. On the night we have: Strange U – This mysterious rap troop have been threatening the planet for some time. The duo’s mutant brew of beats, rhymes and the afterlife, acts as the perfect antidote to today’s yuppy driven rap game -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brq5M4qja08 Moose Funk Squad (Hoof Prints EP Launch) – Undeniably skilled and increasingly strange Hip Hop outfit. Having gained a wide array of praise for their first mixtape, the squad are back with new material and an even stronger live show. So think elk and embrace the mantra -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_vh0gA-eM4 4i2i – Stowaway & Titus Gluvs, the core members of this elusive collective will be dropping some bangers from their catalogue. Expect quirky beats with beautifully clever wordplay – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6-ZwRW1FIQ
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Thu 26 May
Mark Mathews’ Late Night Players-Upbeat indie pop with a high melody quotient strong hooks and rousing choruses, sonically  it’s Americana infused brit pop, Fab stuff  Surf Dads-Fizzing alt-pop from canada, punk-pop in places a-la Weezer but with  a dream pop via shoegaze makeover, properly hooky tunes, nice The Mayflowers-Bouncy moddy, psych pop from Japan with great beatlesey harmonies not unlike The Stairs, catchy as fook, great stuff The Manics-Swedish trio dealing New wave via post punk, this is kinda like a mash-up of The Jam and Teardrop explodes, bristles with energy and played with plenty of conviction tunes are short sweet and to the point, and decent tunes too.
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Fri 27 May
The Beautiful Game
 + Yr Angen
 + The Velveteins + Robin Howard
The Beautiful Game-  Keeping that old school Brit indie flame alive most passionately, TBG channel Stone Roses, Libertines, Oasis and The Strokes all with their very own cheeky panache. Yr Angen- Swansea band Yr Angen released their debut album ‘Gorffen Nos’, following their BBC C2 Battle of the Bands victory in 2010. ‘Dieithriaid’, is now available and brings the influences of Wild Beasts, The Cure, Arctic Monkeys and Kings Of Leon into a powerful, distinctive sound. Produced by Aled Hughes (Plu, Bür Hoff Baü, Sen Segur, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog), sung in Welsh with a strangely strangled but bewitching angsty vocal seemingly on the edge of break down. Good stuff. The Velveteins-Psychedelic indie pop from Canada with a mid 60’s brit feel, The Kinks could well be an influence as well as The Creation, but there’s also elements of early 1960’s U.S. rock n roll the  vocal harmonies that remind of Phil Spector, fine work. Robin Howard-  The appeal of Howard’s music is in his clever use of lyrics and mesmerizing melodies that, mixed with a soulful voice beyond his years, captivates anyone within ear shot. The soulfulness of Johny Lang but filled with the drama of Freddie Mercury. From Oslo now relocated to London, this is very good of it’s kind, but not a million miles from Jeff Buckley, but with the uber dramatic vocal flourishes of the afore-mentioned Mercury..
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Sat 28 May
The Tips-“Reggae, rock, punk, soul and social criticism, always with the heart in the right, so the left spot” Rolling Stone.”A real hit … a soundtrack for every season!” Metal Hammer”In pretty much every respect great” BurnYourEars. German combo doing righteous Rock Reggae with a soupcon of soul and a punk edginess,gets a real groove on and rocks admirably, genuinley catchy tunes too, excellent stuff The Pisdicables-Six-piece ska punk screw ups from South East London.They’ve taken their scrappy vibes & torn up stages all across the UK & Europe with the likes of The Toasters, Inner Terrestrials and King Hammond MoCara – Energetic Ska-punk The Expendables via The Jam.
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Wed 1 Jun
For Sore Eyes- Italian screamo with an uber dramatic approach and evocative bolted on string effects etc, ominous and impressive. Avagrace- Young metal turning heads right now band with a rousing post emo approach and something of the urban commercial twang of Enter Shikari albeit thru a far meatier, metallier prism.
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Thu 2 Jun
We Are Bandicoot
 + Mellotronanism
 + Kino Kimono + Marcus Pike
 + Hujan
We Are Bandicoot-Debut single is a compelling mix of jazz tinged prog, snappy funk and monilithic blasts of heavy Robert Fripp style guitar, all blended seamlessly. A modern indie version of Soft Machine perhaps? Fine work Mellotronanism-Prog infused indie rock, but more of an X.T.C slant on things than the likes of Yes or E.L.P more yer 80’s period King Crimson, a stripped down and in no way self indulgent take on the genre Marcus Pike- solo with electric through a brace of F.X pedals, far better than others attempting this,  as this fellahs got tunes and there’s some interesting guitar work and melodies here, vocally chanelling Jeff Buckley and there could be an Elliot Smith influence too. Hujan-Alt rock from Malasia, sung in Malay, really polished production, decent melodies lovely beach boys-like harmonys and a possible nod to Foo Fighters at times, but with a bit more depth and emotion
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Fri 3 Jun
A London Celtic Punks/Urbankelt and Bugbear production…. The Pogue Traders- the very best Pogues tributeer act imaginable…that’s what The Pogues‘ own drummer Andrew Ranken said about them….not to be missed then for all you rum drinkin’ lash wielding sods…can’t wait!   The Bad Day Blues Band- Excellent take on the John Mayall/CCS brand of blue eyed blues…and if the old question is being posed the answer here is certainly ‘Yes they can!’….get a fabulous groove on indeed. Penrose- Jangly psychedelic pop with West Coast harmonies, beautifully melodic a possible nod to The Byrds and a definite one to the later Beatles ouvre, nice. Proper- Indie/mod schwingers supreme.Danny Ladwa- Ex champion beatboxer and member of Hip hop collective NOU now in solo mode doing pop reggae, via hip hop reminds of Bim Sherman in places, infectively catchy tunes  
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Sat 4 Jun
CAMDEN ROCKS
 + LINE UP TBA
Camden Town has long been the hub of the UK’s rock ‘n’ roll scene. The British music business might largely be run out of plush West London offices, but it’s in the bars and clubs of Camden where the raw talent which fuels the industry is incubated and developed, where the buzz on the world’s hottest new bands is amplified from a whisper to a scream. Music has played a central role in the Camden community for more than a century. When the Camden Theatre opened at 1A Camden High Street on December 26, 1900, affluent Londoners flocked through its doors to see opera, musical theatre and classical music performances. But it was the opening of The Buffalo Club (now better known as the Electric Ballroom) as a venue for Irish folk music in the 1930s which truly kickstarted the area’s concert scene. Rock ‘n’ roll took a foothold in the district with the opening of the Roundhouse – a former train shed – in the mid 1960s: in the space of a single week in November 1968 Led Zepplin, The Who, the Small Faces, Joe Cocker and John Lee Hooker could all be found treading its boards. On 4th July 1976, the Ramones made their UK debut at the venue, their speed, energy and raw aggression leaving the watching Joe Strummer and Mick Jones (The Clash), Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and members of The Dammed, The Stranglers and The Adverts – then still all unsigned bands – slack-jawed in admiration. The following month, at Rehearsals Rehearsals (now part of The Stables complex) a few hundred meters away on Chalk Farm Road, The Clash played their first ever gig. The cover of their incendiary self-titled 1977 debut album was shot in an alleyway alongside the building. Soon enough, Camden was ablaze with a new generation of guitar bands packing out venues such as Dingwalls, the Dublin Castle, the Electric Ballroom and The Music Machine, as the grand old Camden Theatre was now known. Local boys madness paid homage to their Camden roots by posing outside Chalk Farm tube station for the cover of their second album Absolutely in 1980, while The Pogues celebrated the borough’s raucous nightlife in the storming ‘Transmetropolitan’, the opening track on their fabulous Red Roses For Me debut in 1984. But it was the arrival of Britpop in the mid 1990s which truly cemented Camden’s reputation as a hotbed of musical talent. Bands such as Oasis, Blur, Elastica, Sleeper and Menswear adopted the borough as their home-from-home, taking over pubs such as The Spread Eagle, The Good Mixer and The Dublin Castle with their colourful retinues of record company pals, music journalists, drug dealers and assorted ne’er-do-wells. Camden seemed like the centre of the musical universe. Now, festival organizer Chris McCormack – formerly the driving force behind Creation Records ‘Britrock’ quartet 3 Colours Red – salutes Camden’s illustrious past and glowing future with a showcase of some of the country’s finest young musical talent, continuing the borough’s well-earned reputation as London’s most vibrant live scene.
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Thu 9 Jun
The Room- Emoting heavily* through Lennonish Imagine/Day In The Life type impassioned piano chords powering into a pomp rock happening with interesting changes and Brian May like guitar arpeggios …takes tips from early King Crimson (Epitaph), but ultimately is more akin to John Wetton’s post Crimson meganauts Asia… Nu Prog no danger….done fabulously well….* The song in question explains a very personal story about a family living with Childhood Eye Cancer.- For more information and to buy the single Screaming Through The Noise in aid of The Childhood Eye Cancer trust (CHECT) or Open Fire the album please check out www.theroom.eu http://youtu.be/CM5rrAbcLGE La Jarry-‘Sex Pistols meets The Beatles’ they say- thought that was Oasis? Luckily they sound nowt like that…it’s a fiery, high octane powerpop with plenty of zip and some good changes/riffology.  Their song about getting high in Liverpool is a bit of a stormer The Vinogrooves-Female fronted blues rock, which actually rocks, with an undertow of Funk and soul, gives the Black Keys a run for their money and there’s distant echoes of Led Zep here too  Indigo Bones-Blues rock with dirty overdriven guitars and wailing vocals nods to The Raconteours  but also touches on Classic rock…
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Fri 10 Jun
Panic Island- hair rock with short hair elements, but it’s fairly boring would be swaggering alt rock with bits of GnR, Lennie Kravitz and RHCP etc….done superbly, hell of groove, great playing. Sabatta- Marvellously mangling African riddims with raw psychedelically inclined rock and roll and a modicum of post punk invigoration, an excellent, searingly guitar led beast is unleashed. You can well see why Gary Crowley has got behind these fellas on BBC London and Soho RadioThe Trophy Hearts-dark hued indie rock with a smidge of a grunge lunge from the Seattle and scrappy pullover years plus some psychedelic Hendrix friendly guitar wiggings and a nonchalant post punker chant and chastise element to the vimmy vocal…Arc Isla-Soulful ambient indie, catchy melodic synth lines juxstaposed with hard hitting overdriven guitars, catchy tunes executed with panache…
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Sat 11 Jun
Peter M Smith-Poptabulous stuff with full band in a commercial rock pop style with loads of hooks…think INXS, Roachford, Lenny Kraviz, the poppy end of Red Hot Chilli Peppers.The Lids-Stomping indie rock rooted in the Blues and Garage rock but with catchy tunes with wide commercial appeal that would sit well on an x.f.m playlist a-la Royal Blood or Catfish and the bottlemen The Family Dog-Psychedelic blue eyed soul with a soupcon of funk, As the name suggests there’s a definate nod to the late 60’s Haight Asbury scene.
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Wed 15 Jun
Green Man Rising Competition
Something of a tradition now this happening…Greenman Festival and Bugbear pal up to allow the sonic slugout of acts in the picture of for a prestigious slot Greenman stage this year. This year starring the likes of Belle and Sebastian, James Blake, Wild Beasts, Laura Marling….taking place Aug 18 to 21, get your tickets now here http://www.greenman.net/tickets/ Artists TBA…..
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Thu 16 Jun
The Cold Bones-Brooding goth tinged female fronted shoegaze sound quite a bit like Cranes with a smidge of Slowdive and if we’re looking for a goth reference i’d say Xmal Deuchland, there’s a tune that reminds of Curve too, features some imaginative spindly guitar lines  And another that reminds of Galaxie 500. Great stuff Georgie Chapple-Snappy female fronted country pop with hints of Americana, rock and soul…Lauren April- delicate country informed craft by a singer songer with an authentic voice reflecting her Nottingham roots…brilliant bittersweet songs of love and regret.
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Fri 17 Jun
Sleeping Gun- big drums in a Bonham style, big riffing too, interesting arabesques and exotic turns in the playing, stonking hard rock is the thing, they do it well, intense and ferocious with a vocal more Frank Black than Ozzy or Percy Plant… nice croonings over raw rocknroll. Yeah nu grunge ahoy. Voodoo Rays-East London trio dealing darkly psychedelic raw garage rock PollyPikPocketz- Catchy punked up grunge with two female vocalists up front, will definitely bring a grateful tingle to yer exposed parts if you like the work of  L7.  You Want Fox-Female duo taking the drum n guitar template and giving Royal Blood et al a bit of a run for their money. It’s stomping, glam infused garage punk, spiky, hooky tunes played with verve. Fab.
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Sat 18 Jun
The Rocket Dolls- post grunge heavy thrasherama groove rock, sassy and ferocious, a bit Foo Fighters like in places with catchy riffs and they’re all damn good players, the drummer’s dad is a very well known musician in his own right but when it comes to chops they all have em…Graces Collide- hard rock of a muscular construct outta Brighton…picture Foo Fighters flashing back to their hardcore roots- Black Flag, Minor Threat etc.. The Hellfire Club- more hard rocking muthas outta Brightonia….. Team New Band- a cracking 5 piece rock band from Brighton that sound like a cool and happening cross between Blondie and The Subways
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Thu 23 Jun
The SoapGirls
 + LadyHood
 + Cauldronated + Phil Black
The SoapGirls- South African girl duo doing upbeat and infectiously hooky punk pop via grunge. LadyHood- Coming over for Gay Pride In London weekend. Ladyhood is a very exciting new pop/rock act from Melbourne, Australia. Enigmatic front woman, Brihony Dawson is fast becoming an LGBTI icon for her extraordinary live performances. It’s a unique act in the scene right now, not since Scissor Sisters has there been a pop/rock act with such a captivating show. It’s a little Melissa Etheridge, a little Pink and a little Ruby Rose kinda rolled into one. I’m getting a bit of Gillian Welch and some slinky Sheryl Crow too…grand. Cauldronated- the wonderful Cauldronated join the bill….hard ass techno with an arthouse vibe gets it darkly and deviously on with punk gothique as startling front woman Eva Menon (also seen in The Underrunners) joins drummer extraordinaire Dave Barbarossa (Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow Wow, Republica) and bass bombardier Andy Duke plus their very own Him Indoors, electronica whizz David Hardman…a fine concoction. Phil Black-  trashy 60s keys and raw rancid attacking guitar via righteous punk rock proclamations…Alternative TV meets Throbbing Gristle? A launch for the new ‘Injection’ E.P….
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Fri 24 Jun
Pocket Trees- Noirish blues based alt rocknroll with a raw vocal belting out …sort of sound like a blues/hard rawk early Verve, then they pick up the pace and it’s all quite Groundhogs actually but a bit heavier. Deep Purple and Zep certainly in the mix too, so gnarly, heady Brit Rock it is.…Everywhere- Lighters-aloft stadium indie from Stockholm,  a distillation of Coldplay, Keane and Springsteen at his most chestbeating and boyishly bombastic, stirring stuff indeed. And very well turned out, singer is ex model, so yeah could well strike paydirt. House Arrest- Slomo baggy beats, narcotic nuances, funky low on the ground slinky stuff….think Black Grape sans Ryder but with a vocal more akin to counter cultural soul of a Sly/Funkadelic type- lot of that in there generally, some jazzy touches and plenty of feeeeeel… and Hendrix fans will enjoy too. Kirby from London (guitarist/singer) Guen Iida from Tokyo (bass) Olan from Barcelona keeping dem beats… Missa Watanabe Vs Space Traveler- The gloriously bonkers work of a bruv and a sis some amazeballs Dr Suess on acid stage adornment and a whole bunch of the kookiest breakbeat/electro.dnb and dubstep riddimology you could possibly wish for. Hilarious, bangin’, beautiful…not to be missed. Kelvin-Genuinly catchy indie rock with a nigh-on Stereophonics like singalongability, not that they sound anything like The Stereophonics, there’s shades of later period U2 without really sounding like them either, it’s a fully realized stadiumbound sound, great stuff
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Sat 25 Jun
Spizz Energi
 + The Witchdoktors
 + Starsha Lee
Spizz Energi- Third annual Midsummer Spizzual at The Dublin Castle…a must attend event for punkers old and young…and everybody else up for a night of assured rocknroll entertainment of a high octane, fun filled fashion. Spizz is surely a proper National Tresaure by now? And his band are kickass fantastic too….Ain’t no stopping this man…just don’t ask him where the late great Dave Bowie got his last logo from….(Spizz wuz robbed)….The Witchdoktors- Punknrollabilly Lords of Thee Trash are still doing it better than the rest. What a fabulous addition to the bill, as handpicked by Mr Spizz his good cosmic self. Starsha Lee- WARNING May Contain Nudity…well, we all CONTAIN nudity don’t we…but the last Starsha Lee DC happening WAS indeed a bare all moment of all out Rock n Roll abandon…sometimes that’s just how punk rock takes ya. Crispin from Daisy Chainsaw/Queen Adrena/Dogbones latest female fronted narco punk ramalama psych bundle o’ joy…
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Wed 29 Jun
The Cains are  a fabulous, utterly absorbing and rewardingly enjoyable Sibling trio- 2 gals and a guy  steeped in the Country and Western traditions of the USA, but with great pop appeal…Beautifully well done it must be said…. While their harmonies are reminiscent of earlier sibling groups such as The Everly Brothers and The Carpenters as well as more current acts such as Secret Sisters and The Band Perry, The Cains have created their own iconic style of harmony. Besides drawing from their own DNA, their original music features compelling, edgy lyrics that evoke emotion and is inspired by a vast combination of genres from country, soul and pop to Americana, folk and contemporary Christian. Their sound can be described as The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac meets Echosmith. Even with a variety of influences, The Cains know exactly what they want in their music – honesty.  
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Thu 30 Jun
Gianluca John Attanasio- Doors like wailing goodness… Morrison Hotelera especially Lot of great musicanship here..Floydiness too…The Gallerys- Oasis informed indie rock- a 3 piece band with an upbeat and powerful performance that you cannot afford to miss. Their music is a journey inspired by bands such as The Who, The Verve, Oasis and The Jam. The Get Gone- ramalama yank type punk but with a hint of The Wedding Present…Green Day and Rancid resonate for sure…Miceberg- Indie rock influced by Nirvana, Blur. Nice work …slacker rock with style.
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Fri 1 Jul
Gareth Icke- Son of David (scourge of the Lizard People and top fella) it would appear. Songs about political intrigue and paranoia are on the agenda too… a bit Julian Cope like actually. Via something indie but folkish. Lloyd Cole …The Decemberists perhaps. Damn good. And no he does not wear a shell suit. Taser Puppets- Hairy German dudes on the way to a porno shoot in the 1970s stumble on stage and play ace atonal drone droog rock a la indie. Maybe. Underplayed but feisty at the same time- The Fall, Pavement, The Wedding Present. Lofi, louche, but very perky. Joiner- laconic indie pop with a late Beatles/Macca vibe… Germany Calling in a powerpop stylee.  Random Patrols-delay heavy spidery guitars and emotive vocals, possible nod to U2 there but there’s a bit more to their sound to that, quite subtle an lo-fi in places and really anthemic and stirring in others. 
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Sat 2 Jul
999- Nick Cash, Guy Days, Pablo Labritain, Arturo Bassick hit the mojo riddled Dublin Castle stage at last. For those of you living under the punk n roll equivalent of a stone (a Rolling Stone?) 999 were/are a fantastic first generation punk act with an amazing array of punk pop material that touches on glam and rhythm n blues in part but always has the visceral high energy you’d expect and is ripe and rich with tunes tunes tunes. Nasty Nasty, Emergency, Homicide, Crime et al….’Not to be missed’ is a clichee so let’s just say you’d be Crazy to miss it. London-  Riff Regan‘s class original ’76 vintage punk rock happening were the first band to star later Damned and Culture Club skinsman Jon Moss and were also famous for being the only punk act to be managed by Simon Napier-Bell … “Everyone’s a Winner” and a fab cover of  The Easybeats ‘Friday On My Mind’ were amongst their corkingest vinyl excursions. The current line-up is Riff Regan (vocals), Steve Voice (guitar), Colin Watterston (drums), Rick De’Ath (bass). Still sounding vital too. City Strays-  Punk band of slightly youthlier origin in the style of Stiff Little Fingers via a hint of Green Day and Pistols…..
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Fri 15 Jul
Zenith Nadir-  have released three original albums since their formation which are currently available online in iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc. They are now working on their 4th Album …“Electronic Rock of multiple fusions” – Rollingstone Magazine, Mexico Edition.est regards. A-Kin- Minimilist downbeat electronica, sparse but evocative soundscapes  a-la Durruti Column… Suzies Ashes- plopping synth and washes of electro waves via some moody chords and a breathy treated vocal reminiscent of …..the 1980s….oddly sounds like Suicide if re-imagined as a post New Romantic type act…..Cabaret Voltaire‘s ’80s sound somewhat but more mainstream… …got some great visuals on their youtube channel too. Keep it resolutely moody with analog synth sounds and that breathy reverbed to the max vocal. Aces.
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Sat 16 Jul
Real Experts- Gloriously gushing electro pop which reeks of the 1980’s, but it’s a nostalgic odour to relish, like good squidgy black (aaah) or The Green Goddess’ leotard…ok not the latter….so think, Human League, Heaven 17, Soft Cell, Gary Numan- but given a modern pop makeover. Hooky pop numbers and sultry soulful tracks both presented brilliantly. Now where’s my  deely boppers and boob tube?
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Sun 24 Jul
Blue Orchids- From the ashes of the classic early Fall lineup, before MES became the Fidel Castro of Salford, Blue Orchids arose, and were thus named by the reliably poetic Dr John Cooper Clarke. Via Rough Trade Records with classic records such as the ‘Work’ 45 and The Greatest Hit LP, which went on to sell 10,000 copies, they established their unique post punk acid pop sound. The group famously toured with Nico, serving as both backing group and support act and like the motherlode Fall group has gone through various lineup changes incorporating the likes of fellow ex Fallers Una Baines (Martin Bramah‘s original partner in all things Blue and Orchid), Buzzcocks’ Steve Garvey and former Smiths second guitar hand Craig Gannon. Across various eras they have continued to make startling neo psychedelic cerebral rock music with a signature glacially cool approach.The legendary band’s new ten-track album ‘The Once & Future Thing’ will be released this year.. It shows his songwriting as strong and yet as diverse as ever, from the powerful opener ‘Good Day to Live’ to the delicate and sensitive ‘Rosy Hours’ and the twisted English city blues of ‘Motorway’. Backing Bramah live will be a new band comprising John Paul Moran (The Monochrome Set, Rapid Pig) on keyboards; on drums, Chris Connolly (The Glitter Band, Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds, V2); and Vince Hunt (Inca Babies, A Witness) on bass. They’ll be playing a set of classics from the band’s four main albums – The Greatest Hit, The Sleeper, Mystic Bud and Slum Cavern Jest – returning Bramah’s mesmering, shamanic performances to the stage with his new material. There’ll also be samplings from Bramah’s various musical reincarnations as Factory Star and as a solo artist. Back for a series of dates and hopefully so much more, Bugbear are overjoyed to welcome The Blue Orchids to The Dublin Castle… Shaking Chains- ‘Manchester’s best kept secret’ (John Robb, Louder Than War)….so you’re in for a special treat then, with an un-nerving folk tinged maritime twist to their psych drone melodicism, Shaking Chains arrive fully fledged from the ashes of Frazer King and are fronted by ‘the charismatic and devilishly crazy high IQ gutter revolutionary poet, Nathan McIlroy’ (yer man Robb again) Cult Figures- Way back when we were proudly placing our copies of ‘Live At The Witch Trials’ and ‘A Trip To Marineville’ at the front of our record racks there was a nifty little comedic lofi punk pop 7 Inch in praise of ‘Zip Nolan’ in a beautiful pinky bluey foldout sleeve …Swell Maps were involved at first but then Cult Figures became their own men and went on to create their own pleasingly ramshackle pop punk rumble… and they’re back! We’re not worthy. This man went to the doctors…
Dublin Castle

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Wed 3 Aug
Shoot The Moon-ska with brass but not remotely 2 Tone- more influenced by the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Funkadelic, Yes Sir Boss, Mad Caddies, Streetlight Manifesto, with indie rock overtones although there is a hint of The Specials…excellant players, decent tunes. Tetish-Electro rock from Tel Aviv, female vocals wailing rock guitar, clattering percussion, more rock than elctro really MGMT could be an influence.Thee Deadtime Philharmonic- Influenced by Bowie,Velvet underground,James Brown,Happy Mondays,Little Richard,The Clash,Tricky,Lee perry,Small Faces,Sex Pistols,Dub Pistols, their militant working class stance caught the eye of Clash legend, Mick Jones who took Deadtime out as special guests. Since the tour Murdoch has recorded a single and album with The Tribunes..out on Honest Jons Records, containing Mick Jones rhythm section from Carbon/Silicon. The Clash connection continued when Strummerville (The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music) invited Deadtime into the family by funding their first single, double a-side ‘Moths/Spine’ with producer Paul Tipler (Idlewild, 80s Matcbox, Dr Feelgood,Elastica) Strummerville also added ‘Spine (demo) to their prestigious DIY download page. Last Edition are an energetic and dynamic ska punk quartet based in Leicester,  brand new album is due for release in summer 2016.
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Sat 6 Aug
The Terrorsaurs- Now yer talkin’!… Wild Primal Beats. Schlock ‘n’ Roll…. not for squares…yeah… instro twangerama played with rubber dino masks on, which always helps attain a certain quality of guitar sound I find..…fans of The Cramps, Link Wray , Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet and so forth will be much pleasured muchly much  Round Eye Band-A compelling mash-up of Punk, krautrock, surf and sludge rock, from Shanghai, bit like the boredoms in places, without really sounding too much like ‘em but has that vibe, quite a unique soundThe Heavy Jets-Swaggering alt rock with a soupcon of grunge and Glam think Black Rebel Motorcycle Club via band of A Skulls with a possible nod to the more bombastic mid 70’s end of The Who
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Sat 17 Sep
Reece Purcadini Group- David Reece (ex Accept/Bangalore Choir vocalist and current frontman for Bonfire) and his new band RPG set out on their September 2016 UK Tour and hit the DC for their London show tonight. Top drawer support from London’s fastest rising hard rock/metal act – EVYLTYDE and special guest TBA.
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Sat 10 Dec
Reggae Riot IV
 + King Hammond And The Rudeboy Mafia
 + Roddy Radiation (The Specials) + Millie Manders
 + The Skapones
‘Reggae Riot 4′ will hit Camden on 10/12/2016 when King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia, Roddy Radiation, Millie Manders & The Skapones come to London Town to blow The Dublin Castle apart with a cocktail of Skinhead Reggae, Ska, Bluebeat & Punk Rock.
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