Fri 28 Apr
Birdsworth
 + 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. Plus D.J.  Vincent Synan of We Are Modernism – spinning Funk/Soul/Hip-Hop/Dub and more.
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Sat 29 Apr
John Rossall's Glitter Band
 + The Priscillas
 + DJs We Got Killers
John Rossall is a founding member of The Glitterband, the silver clad powerhouse behind the disgraced one we don’t need to bother with anymore…it’s all about these guys. This is John Rossall’s glorious Glitterband…Up until very recently it was also fellow original stack heeled pioneer Harvey Ellison‘s Glitterband. Harvey played the distinctive sax that was such a key part of the band’s sound, but sadly passed away since we arranged this show. So tonight is a celebration of Harvey Ellison and the amazing run of superb 1970s defining hit singles he helped make so very wonderful. And what a primal, mould breaking, magnificent pop noise they made in their 1970s heyday…check the record… Rock And Roll Part 2, Angel Face, Just For you…loads of ace numbers…so here’s a reet treat for you all. The Glitterband playing all them fabulous numbers again, book early! Let’s Get Together Again… The Priscillas- long standing all girl trash n garage/punk n roll London institution with proper ballsy tood to the fore. Kerrang said it adroitly – ‘The Cramps, The Shangri Las and New York Dolls all rolled into one’…A perfect start to a brilliant party. DJs We Got Killers- The Glitterbeat, Northern Soul, punk classics, ’60s shimmy, exotica and beats to die for. Party ignition assured.
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Wed 3 May
the Kumari
 + Diego Philips
 + Mango
the Kumari: Three piece Psych/Garage rock band from London. Having notched up 5 critically acclaimed singles under their belts already and possessing a jangling garage/blues/psych sound, The Kumari have been regarded as one to watch within London’s fledging live music scene for a while now. Described by the fuzz guitar music lover’s bible Shindig Magazine as having “uncovered sparkle and promise”…and “a little menacing and a little enticing in equal measure”by Artrocker Magazine. Not to mention “a band to keep close tabs on, they have  some major jangle yet to share” – The Knights Of Fuzz. Diego Philips: Emerging Blues Rock artist will be touring again after the release of his recent EP “Diego Philips and the Pretty Boys”. They will be supporting the Kumari alongside Mango.Mango: Exciting new Psychedelic/Rock band from West London. Their debut show last December has sparked up much hype among the psych community with their new, innovative sound.
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Thu 4 May
Alixandrea Corvyn– Powerfully voiced, uber glamour gothique chic chick whose rendition of Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’ with accompanying ‘hot’ vid will certainly turn heads. She looks great and it’s an accomplished noir pop outfit she’s fronting. Cool. Amongst Animals– Dynamic grunge flecked alt rock, moments of Dinosaur Jnr-esque heaviosity but also a lightness of touch and damn hot melody quotient that puts ’em in Queens Of The Stone Ages’ ballpark, also the Pixies, good stuff. Near Death Experience– Psych-tinged indie pop, reminds of The Chills, also some of Julian Cope’s solo work, decent hooks and a bit of a funk undertow at times, good work. tAngerinecAt-Multi-instrumentalists Zheka and Paul, using field recordings, samples, vocals, hurdy-gurdy & whistles, finely craft progressive electronica with dance beats, personal protest lyrics, sharp satirical imagery and a sweet sadomasochist vibe. Formed in Ukraine in 2008 tAngerinecAt have four albums to date and performed hundreds of shows all over the world. ” This is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time, and holds a message too… difficult to believe there were only two musicians on stage. ” – LOUDER THAN WAR Paul
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Fri 5 May
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. 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
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Sat 6 May
These Smiths- ‘As Seen On TV’ …not half, hot on the heels of USA’s The Sweet And Tender Hooligans and the ‘Mexican Morrissey’ we give you the UK’s greatest tribute to all things Mozza and Smiths based…since their appearance on TV These Smiths have already amassed more social media likes/ followers than ALL OTHER Smiths tributes combined in just 6 months….The band formed in 2015, shortly after their lead singer performed as Morrissey on ITV’s ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ later racking up over 13,000 followers on Twitter. Renowned as the closest sounding tribute band to the real thing, ‘These Smiths’ are a must see for fans of ‘The Smiths’ and ‘Morrissey’ “His Morrissey is brilliant. Uncanny!” – Harry Hill “A dead cert winner on Stars In Their Eyes. Mozzer (not Sheila) take a bow” – Marc Riley
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Wed 10 May
Simon Love- some indie psych slacker sensibilities and lots of effortless melodic effete pop chops to enjoy- think P Doherty gets a baroque pop makeover and attains a bit of class via perhaps Badly Drawn Boy– quintessentially English, his voice reminds of the late great Nikki Sudden, though the music is more kitchen sink pop from the My Life Story/St Etiene school of retro but moderne joy. Wonderful. Edward Rogers- angular boho fella with a dead cool kinda Edwardian look – is from NYC but originally Brum- rocks a Robyn Hitchcock nuanced songwriting tood, the ace backing is alt country/nu folk with Beatlesy pop sensibility, interesting quirky tunes, nicely realized. Deni Bonet– violin toting redhead outta NYC who can be seen on line adding her very impressive talents to work with John Wesley Harding, Kimberley Rew, Robyn Hitchcock etc- her own stuff is rootsy Apalachian work outs with a nigh on prog undertow- dang good frisky fun.
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Thu 11 May
Warhorns-Grungy 3 piece outta Devon with plenty of altero venom amidst the neo metal and punk rock rush Space Blaster-Alt blues rock duo with the low slung heaviosity of Dead Weather or Royal Blood but also grooves in a T Rex kinda way, recent  track  produced by Youth (Killing Joke) and it’s a bit of stormer. Fab live too. Phil Black- Psych and rockabilly melded with art punk to create a one man maelstrom of DIY outsider rock. Puppets To The Supreme Commander– groovily grizzled art rock and pop noir get a proggishly inclined hard rock kick up the leather kecks but it’s the tunes on offer that really ensnare you. Great stuff which will please fans of Zappa, Cardiacs and XTC and maybe even metallers…hey, there be Ed from The Darkness on drums. Pop Power with psychedelics.
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Fri 12 May
Smokin’ Dogs- Garage punk n roll, like a very raw New York Dolls but with a Brit accent, early proto punk a-la Jesse Hector’s Hammersmith Gorillas or  Billy Childish, good stuff too…Sun Arcana-Impassioned,  Alt-rock with a mod to Muse, Biffy Clyro and Oceansize,  strong tunes executed with verve… 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. Strange Planes-Winnigly catchy punk n roll with a possible nod to Foo Fighters without really sounding too much like ‘em tunes have a polished well-honed feel  with a nicely abrasive sound  band play with loadsa conviction, good work. The Diomedes- Alt rock with an electro interface and some interesting Aphex Twin syle samples running through the sonic soup…butpop hoos too, recalling Arcade Fire in places but also nosier coves like At The Drive-In.
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Sat 13 May
Those Naughty Lumps– Liverpudlian post punk heroes of Erics, who were far too good and far too much fun to be considered hip and cool by the cognoscenti back in 1979, but that’s all grist to our mill coz their subtly comedic somewhat risque punk pop makes for a fabulous night out all these years later in their reformed condition. And it’s not all ‘Iggy Pop’s Jacket’…The music is a sophisticated blend of punk, show tunes and kick ass rocknroll. Wonderful entertainment. Julian Cope was once their bass player ya know…  Twister– the punkiest contenders on the Britpop barricades back in the mid 1990s, we all loved Twister. New material, old material, all great. They shoulda bin coulda bin up there in the Top 10 kicking punk sand in Supergrass‘s monkey face back in the day, but hey, who cares, we’ve got tonight! The Legendary Too Drunk– where Ramones and Undertones post ’76 nuanced punk pop meets Dollsy grind and 1960s garage grease for some some remarkably funtime arsing about with pounding riddims.  Perhaps slightly less drunk now? Perhaps not. Semion– it’s a boner joke, a bona fide boner joke…witty alt rock with a Zappa goes to The Roxy vibe, can’t be bad… Bearded Ladies– tackling the underhair arm of Rock with the Ladyshave of Roll, in fact they are men.
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Wed 17 May
57
 + Nunofyrbeeswax
 + Patients + World Machine
57– Korean band with a magnificent and moody minor key guitar rush showcasing lots of punking power and intensity.Think Joy Division via more rawk/grunge elements- lots of twists and turns, a big wall of sound with taut rocknroll riffology played modal and malevolent with a hollering bellow in Korean- Biffy Clyro is an influence, and 57 is pronounced OhChill in Korean so now ya know. Nunofyrbeeswax–  Zippy cute and catchy as fook indie pop with a bare boned Brix era Fall feel but sweeter. Boys chant, girl intones popwise. Really fetching…Nunofyrbeeswax are Davide and Angela, a duo that plays raw and broken-down punk rock with a minimalistic set up of guitar and two piece drum-set. After releasing a 3-song demo in January 2016, in summer 2016 the band released their first album on cassette via their label Black Bug Records. “Surfy guitars, pounding drums and vocals so good I want to cry, this Spanish/Italian duo are pure punk with zero apology. It can be hard to translate the sweat and passion of a live garage punk show onto a record but ‘On Everything’ achieves it with room to spare. Get shouty with Outrageous or enjoy some B52s pop call-backs with Saiko Girl.” (Lola Magazine.) Patients– Second in our Korean Calling strand tonite..cute plinky plonkety keys give way to charging rhythms…’Game Boy Game Girl’ is a great title and a good bit of gaming pop camp. Nice array of prime pop, from Korea sung in Korean but resident in UK with English lyrics, mainly bop ba ba bop bah hey all right! Very entertaining…World Machine– electro duo with nicely noodly proggish tendencies and uber pop elements rubbing up together..
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Fri 19 May
Back for one of their regular, legendary, beer fest Dublin Castle parties, Hunderground genuinely are legends of central European rock. These Hungarian dudes have a selection of choice covers, plus their own Hungarian rock songs, all excellently performed, impassioned stuff, utterly rousing and party central whether you be Hun or otherwise…..Stones/Zep/Zappa/Hendrix/Doors….. rocknroll partytime for classic rock fans and the London Hunderbelly alike.
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Sat 20 May
Tiefenrausch are huge in their native Germany…and are just celebrating their 20th year in the skanking and slammin’ biz of show with some all too rare UK shows, including this not to be missed pressure cooker must of a gig…Specializing in their own Berliner brand of bubblin’ brass led political punky reggae, it shall indeed be a punky reggae party. The Irregulars– ska/reggae covers in the post2 tone mould but with some damn nice variants…like a super nice take on The Wailers’ Simmer Down..gonna bring the party to the party. Kareem Shabazz And The Ryddim Kings– Excellent roots thru pop reggae employing a lickle Studio 1 foundation business and lots to enjoy for fans of Dennis Brown, Aswad and Marley. Not a little Marvin Gaye in the smooth, soulful vocal too.
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Wed 24 May
Squidge- criss cross rhythms explode into alt/grunge lungings…fresh faced young fellowmelads outta Bath, some solid work going down here-a lot of inspiration from Foo Fighters. The Dabhands- Poppy grunge rock, with a polished nigh on 1970’s rock feel at times, Fleetwood Mac via Incubus maybe.  Junior– 2 guys doing distorto riff hungry narco rock. JAMC meets Iggy (especially the vocal) via Chrome (that nasty ass guitar sound)….dirty pummeling techy punk. Caskets- London four piece straddling metal, doom and grunge. Think thick, dripping slabs of Alice in Chains swagger punctuated by bursts of High on Fire aggression. Snarling vocals battle blistering guitar riffs as monolithic bass licks grind out an unstoppable path beneath a punishing volley of drums.
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Thu 25 May
Northwest- Atmospheric dream-pop duo with an experimental edge. A unique blend of edgy jazz rhythms, ethereal and enigmatic layered vocals, classical orchestration. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead and Portishead, this truly is sublime stuff. Birdy Hop-3 piece doing psychedelic blues infused rock with overdriven distorted guitars, there’s some lovely harmonies and bursts of melody, sounds a bit like The Band at times. .Dilute To Taste – groovy twisty turny rocknrollout with a new wave meets rnb feel, perky little interlocking riffs with a Stonesy swagger and a bit of Attractions Pump It Up vibe. Sassy stuff.
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Fri 26 May
Boy From The Crowd- Swamp rock sleaze punking duo with a touch of Nick Cave and some Hendrix via sassy glam punk and indie moves…Hands Of Kanelos– Think this lot may be German -via Satf London- anyway interesting stuff, veers between psychedelic post-rock and Krautrock especially Can, elements of Velvet Underground too but the more experimental John Cale-led stuff, quite hypnotic and compelling but well structured doesn’t meander or disappear up it’s ‘arriss….ace…Shupa– Surf guitar fuelled garage pop, as opposed to garage punk, does sound a bit like the Yardbirds in places but then there’s elements of early Beatles, also touches on Psych, all good, from Paris… Shock Horror– Horror Punk metal, there’s a probable Misfits influence here but also nods to early thrash metal, especially the searing lead guitar. Hailing from Leeds.
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Sat 27 May
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.
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Sun 28 May
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!  Das Fenster & The Alibis- Well, Inspired by 40’s Film Noir, The art & movies of the Weimar Republic, Gangsters, Voodoo, 50’s Strippers & Marlon Brando. Like a suited and booted Les Negresses Vertes via dark cabaret connections…and with his cool coterie of ‘The Chemist’ and ‘Pearly Gates’ Mr Fenster is spoiling us rotten, what with his Essex Delta voodoo rocknroll being the absolute perfect way to kick of this suavely slick Bank Holiday happening, hurrah.
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Wed 31 May
Change Persona– West Coast sounding skate pop/punk. High energy and fast paced. Rousing, singalong, shouty choruses. Like early Greenday in parts, but more angsty. A slight Black Flag influence. Slip it in! Dirty Thumbs– Noise core niceness, sounds like the more outre side of Nirvana via The Stooges with tunes that sprawl hypnotically a-la Metal Box era Public Image Ltd– all quite intense but they’ve the odd hook to hold the attention, and we like. I, The Lion- a 3 piece post-punk trio from Cheltenham  featuring heavy progressive bass lines, twisting guitar riffs, hard hitting drums and melodic harmonious vocals.”  Biffy Clyro via At The Drive In ballpark grinderama.
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Fri 2 Jun
Starsha Lee- Deviant artnik rocknroll never got more devious- ex Daisy Chainsaw/Queen Adrena/Dogbones natch, with the disrobing, disquieting Starsha Lee the singer upfrot and the dangerous Stooges/Pistols/Nirvana rumble and roar of Starsha Lee the band very much on point at all times for edge of yer seat/seat of yer pants theatrical sexbeat rocknroll. Lensmen-Dark ‘n dramatic post-punk infused rock with a nod to the likes of Nick Cave, Joy Div,  Radiohead and Magazine.  A keen sense of theatre without losing sight of the tune/hooks The Outers-Female fronted indie, deft playing all round especially crafty guitar and the vocal’s’ pretty unique, somewhat Hazel O’ Conner in places…  The Gossip meets The Dead Weather maybe, but with a decidedly Brit accent. Cloe Corpse- Blissful etherial dreampop, with a beguiling female vocal. quite sublime one tune reminds of latter period Cocteau Twins, though it’s not exactly shoegaze time, just has that vibe. Other material is a bit more rock-pop orientated, possible Garbage influence, fine work. The Blame- Breezy and effortlessly melodic indie pop from Liverpool there’s a pleasine jangles to the guitars and some deft harmonizing that recalls The Coral in places anfd there’s distant echoes of The L.a’s too.
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Fri 9 Jun
Chambers– Female grunge/sludge rock punk duo with certain Nirvana nuances, especially the vocal, despite being a female..see also Royal Blood.. they certainly have the hooks, hence the label interest..dangerous, dazzling, dirty, dynamic garage-grunge Prowles-Stirring alt rock with good use of the ‘ol light ‘n shade dynamic, a juxtoposition of highly melodic passages with glacial guitars and heavier grunge infused passages, decent hooks too. Deep Fury-Hard rock boy/girl duo with a pretty impressive sound considering it’s just 2 of em em have their own sound rather than just referencing yer Royal Bloods and short incisive tunes to boot with a decent hook quotient. Greydolf- Metallic Fall anyone? The riffology here is very post hardcore, Suicidal Tendencies/Black Flag sludge rawk oriented but the vocal is pure MES, albeit with a yearning yank punk twang…I guess you could mention Pixies too, but this is far less indie schmindie… ‘Garage punk duo from Essex producing hard hitting riffs that pack a serious punch!’
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Fri 16 Jun
The G-O-D – The G-O-D are a Manchester band who take that tired label rip it up and re-arrange it just for the fun, like proper rock n roll should. They don’t sound like any band you’ve heard in recent years and at the same time they manage to instantly sound like your new favourite band should. Yes you’ll hear the Stooges, Bowie, Buzzcocks and loads more in the G-O-D’s music but you’ll come away knowing you’ve heard something new, passionate, real, raw and of its time. The G-O-D are Chris Bridgett (Dub Sex, Rude Club) & Funky Si Wolstencroft (Ian Brown, The Fall). Performing tonight by way of a warm up for the Stone Roses Wembley happening tomorrow night, where The G-O-D have just been announced as special guests. TEAR- London four piece DIY punk outfit TEAR have today announced the release of their debut mini-album; ‘VINYL01’, due for release on 17th March via Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings.  The seven track mini-album contains the raw power that TEAR are renowned for across their live shows; it is a fully charged and sonically tight collection of female-fronted, lo-fi rock music that will be sure to earmark the band as ones to watch in 2017. (Piccadilly Records) 1977-1980 New York Punk Rock Disco- Tonight’s artists and attendant svengalis host the early part of the DJ action this evening, keeping the room rocking with those superhip NYC sounds…so expect The Contortions, E.S.G, Ramones and more…Moss Side meets Manhattan, marvellous… Then We Got Killers pick up the sassiest plates and keep em spinning til 2am
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Sat 17 Jun
Dogtooth– 3 piece ace face rocknroll…over driven loud and in yer face indie rock with Scally nuances…perhaps more La’s/Cast than Roses/Oasis…The Real People may also be a touchstone here.  Young kids with a mod look and a gift for a raucous pop workout. With their EP on 10 inch vinyl out inn the shops just about now and an instore gig at HMV, things are really happening for Dogtooth. The Turn– post-punk infused indie rock a-la Magazine with an occasional rhythmic and rocking blast of something a bit rawer, early Clash, The Jam and Wire maybe.
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Fri 23 Jun
Alan Clayson and the Argonauts – “were one of rock’s most glorious and enjoyable follies, and somewhere there is a parallel universe where they are bigger than The Beatles” – Rock ‘N’ Reel.  OR!...‘a premier position on rock’s Lunatic Fringe’ (Melody Maker); In the late 1970s Clayson was being spoken of and written about in the same paragraphs as Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello, and a BBC Radio One In Concert (which turned up on a 2001 bootleg CD). Notoriety and cult glories aplenty but the Argonauts eventually succumbed to the treacherous seas of showbiz, no golden fleece…That was presumed to be that until a telephone call from out of the blue in summer 2005 from Damaged Goods records resulted in the release of Sunset On A Legend, a double-CD retrospective, and a reformation for a sensational ‘farewell performance’ – the first of many !….Here’s another not to be missed for fans of post punking pre punking outre outsider rocknroll. The Bronsons–  pub rock and rhythm n booze revivalists in a Brinsley Scwartz via Ducks Deluxe sense, plus a bit of acidic Dr Feelgood punky boogie woogie oh yes. The Count Bishops and The Inmates are also reference points via a little counter cultural trippy blues. A great night out in themselves. Eliphant- Psych pop , strains of late 60’s U.s garage pop too, but this has that R n B fuelled slightly whimsical late 60’s brit feel, decently hooky and an authentic retro sound, fine work
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Sat 24 Jun
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 FeatherzDanie 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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Fri 30 Jun
The Pogue Traders
 + Special Guests
 + Michael Anthony
The Pogue Traders- are of course endorsed by The Pogues themselves and play the Pogue Mahone back catalogue so remarkably well they’d bring tears of joy to any old pair of brown eyes…the music of The Pogues, played with passion, aplomb and unnerving accuracy in The Dublin Castle– frankly you won’t get a better night out. Fiesta! Michael Anthony– Young lad with an acoustic guitar and a resonant vocal doing a mix of originals and covers (Ed Sheeren songs a speciality mum)
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Sat 1 Jul
Spizz Energi
 + Bexatron
 + Daddy Those Men Scare Me
Spizz Energi- It’s that time of year again, everything’s blooming lovely and the heat is rising from the street…best hop into Camden Town’s finest pub venue for a refreshing beer and punk rocknroll immersion.  The Midsummer Spizzual is an annual event that has become legendarily popular, coz there’s a legend at the helm, yer man Spizz, still packing em in with his excellent kick ass band. Here Come The Machines…first new Spizz product in a while out on Flicknife Records, surely a marriage made in heaven? Bexatron-Who said kick ass? Kick ass punk n roll boys n girls who wanna be your New Yoik Doll, which is cool even if they do come form Londinium…glammed up, done with sass and suss, plenty of Runaways, Blondie and yes New York Dolls flavours to feast on here. Damn good fun. 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.
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Sat 8 Jul
Reggae Riot V
 + King Hammond's Rudeboy Mafia
 + Jennie Bellestar + The Riffs
King Hammond on the throne, waves his sceptre and lo..’Reggae Riot’ V,  a summer special at the Dublin Castle in Camden Town, the original source of all things British and ska shaped. Jennie Bellestar as very special guest and with support from The Riffs well, it just makes the £10 ticket price look even more incredible. A must for all rude boys, rude gals, or just all you full on party people of all genders, races, creeds and shoe size.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£10 in advance
Sun 16 Jul
The Panic Brothers– Highly acclaimed singer songwriter Reg Meuross and Tin Pan Alley songsmith cum comedian and radio presenter Richard Morton are of course The Panic Brothers. 25 plus years on from the heyday of this high energy, close-harmony singing duo, Panic Brothers are back!  Reg and Rich have lost none of the musical and lyrical edge which established them as a formidable live act, first on the London pub circuit and then leading to five years of successful touring and TV work, with appearances at Edinburgh, Glastonbury, Sidmouth and most of the major British Festivals and also the comedy circuit. They gigged widely in the UK and supported numerous and diverse stars such as Chuck Berry, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn, Steve Marriott, Charlie Louvin, Flaco Jimenez, John Martyn, Richard Thompson and The Housemartins. Reviews: “Spine-chilling harmonies”, Robin Denselow (The Guardian) “Excellent snappy songs,booming acoustic guitars and perfect harmonies are the Panic’s trademarks”, Andy White (Music Week) “Their combination of sharp,witty songs, tight harmonies and powerful acoustic guitars have gained them an enormous following”, John Conquest (Time Out) ” Witty songs and melodic punch from the Panics make their particular brand of musical satire easy for anyone to relate to”, Simon Jones (Folk Roots, September ’87) “Sweet Everly Brothers harmonies, so impeccably spot on they bring a smile to your face”, Kris Kirk (Melody Maker) “Excellent”, Mark Sinker (NME) With a series of dates under their belt in recent years including supports from the likes of Phil Jupitus AKA Porky Poet, Joe Brand and Jeremy Hardy, so stay calm and enjoy full on Panics….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 22 Jul
The Bermondsey Joyriders
The Bermondsey Joyriders– At long last Gary Lammin’s (Cock Sparrer/Little Roosters) punky garage rhythmn n blues trio come to The Dublin..“Anyone looking for a crash course in punk spirit should look no further” – Classic Rock “Loud, fast, cheekily confrontational and distinctly British. See ‘em at all costs” – Hugh Gulland, Vive Le Rock “A unique spin on punk blues” – Charles Shaar Murray “Extraordinary slide guitar … witty and original vocals” – Carol Clerk, Classic Rock. Blending a love of bottleneck Delta blues with a solid background in the London punk scene, but with their fingers on the pulse of contemporary society, The Bermondsey Joyriders are a band as accomplished as they are inventive. They have captured the imagination of crowds and critics alike with their blend of ’77 punk power, skillful playing, soulful slide blues, and razor-sharp social commentary, delivered with a distinctly British wit. Each a consummate player in their own right, frontman Gary Lammin is augmented magnificently by bassist Martin Stacey (Chelsea), and drummer Chris Musto (Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer, Glen Matlock and The Philistines)
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 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.
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£14 on the door
£12 in advance
Sat 7 Oct
Foo 5ighters
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! 
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 21 Oct
Polyfest! In Memory Of Poly Styrene
 + RocknRoll Rescue Fundraiser with... Dr And The Medics
 + Freak Party (Ex Smiths), Intastella And Jah WobbleNeville Staple (Specials/Fun Boy 3) + Nick WelshYouth (Killing Joke/The Orb), Angie Brown (Bizarre Inc.)
 + The Vapors, Knox (The Vibrators), Beautiful People, The Shakespearos with Tug (Basement Jaxx) + Dust Junkys Collective (Nicky Tunes Ex 808 State), The Homosexuals
 + The Stems (Ex The Fall, Pixies, Gorilla, Elbow)
In Memory of the late great Poly Styrene of X Ray Spex, Polyfst has become an annual must attend event. All these icons on the same bill performing for a very small amount of money…what’s not to love. This year we’ll be raising money for RockNRoll Rescue next door, who will be joining the party with some intimate happenings and DJ Action in the store…gonna be a reet treat this year. Check that line-up -and with more surprises to be added too…
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£15 on the door
£10 Early Bird Ticket in advance
Sat 28 Oct
Kingz of leon is a celebration of music for the band that shares a similar name! From the early youth and young manhood album right up to the current studio releases all done faithfully with real conviction
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 13 Jan
The Jam’d have built a huge following and have gained a reputation for being the finest tribute to ‘The Jam’. The brilliance of Paul Weller is laid bare in their energetic performance. And you’ll get all of the classics – Going Underground, Down in the Tubestation at Midnight, Strangetown, A Town called Malice, Beat Surrender and many more. An unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, allowing the audience to relive the experience of one of the most influential bands of the British music scene. You won’t be disappointed!….
Dublin Castle

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£1O in advance