Hearse Pile Up- grunge and punk with a desert psych realization. Somewhere between Husker Du, Trail Of The Dead and QOTSA. Das Fluff- dark and deviant electro gothique with a sassy poetic leaning via the intriguing female vocal prescence. Dirty Thumbs- Noise core, sounds like the more outre side of Nirvana via the stooges with tunes that sprawl hypnotically a-la metal box era P.i.l, quite intense but they’ve decent hooks to hold the attention. The Clockworks-Yer more interesting end of the indie rock spectrum, referencing The Streets and Artic Monkeys in the wryly observational and deadpan delivery, but musically on a more post pink tip, very early x.t.c. etc though there is a fair bit of early Artics to the sound too, great stuff. From Galway
Hunderground- Legends of central European rock, these Hungarian dudes have a selection of choice covers, plus their own Hungarian rock songs, all of which is excellently performed, impassioned stuff, utterly rousing and party central whether you be Hun or otherwise…..Stones/Zep/Zappa/Hendrix…..
Terry and Gerry – Brum’s very own kings of skifflecore pop punk rocknroll indie return, always a pleasure to host Terry and Gerry, the fastest, fieriest, most loved up and lovable Buddy Holly, Lonnie Donnegan luvin’ stand up bass, washboard and harmony combo you’ll ever encounter… so many sensationally singalongable songs to enjoy. Tom Sail – the ex Jolanga man embraces foundation musics of all stripes to create his wonderfullyE jaunty folk n roll. Ennor- Indie folk, bringing the gap between classic songwriters like Cat Stevens and more recently Ben Howard and the emotive Indie pop of bands like The Maccabees. Steve Young- as heard of late on Bob Harris’s esteemed BBC Radio 2 amongst other places, this superb young talent takes a misty eyed folk and bluegrass approach to song craft from school of James Taylor and Cat Stevens.DAYTIME EVENT- Bigsie’s Punk Rock Charity Record Auction
HALLOWEEN HORROR PUNK ALL DAYER- with Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons- The finest feline punk rock garage rocknroll anywhere on the planet, with Dirty Jake’s overdriven furious guitar,the vocal prowess and super sassy stage craft and added twang and kerrang of Puss upfront and the solidest backbeat imaginable from the Ant Monster at the drums. Why this band aren’t megabig confounds all great rocknroll thinkers from here to Memphis…in case yu didn’t know yet, for fans of The Cramps/Pistols/Stooges/Black Flag etc… Atomic Suplex- London centric approach to all thing weird, wild and wonderfully Guitar Wolf like…fenzied garage, supercharged rocknroll, guitars check, tood check, helmet…check. Blistering is right. Jonny Halifax And The Howling Truth- The Howling Truth- psych fuzz rocknroll with beautifully bent guitar parts and a Jon Spencer meets Bob Log wonky weirded out wonder at all times with a fantastic Spacemen 3/Suicide on Stooges super vitamins vibe on board…one one man band turned two man band- now with a third in the shape of a jazz honed drummist-that fills the auditorium with beatific bastard blues, yowsah. “Slitherin’ electro-programmed slide guitar driven mung worship sounds like the Bayou by way of Vladivostock.” Sez Julian Cope in Head Heritage no less. Ace. London Dirthole Company- Need no introduction by now surely- all star, super far out ultra tub thumping garage cum Fallist cum punk primal outfit with the percussion set to fuck yeah. Always top entertainment. White Ape- Raw and roustabout post punk quirkiness meets garage nouveau kickass with penty of wry lyrical content to keep ya bubbling…Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music is all over em right now, if he can find a track sans sweariness to hit up the sensitive listeners with…..aces…new EP with lead track ‘Courtney Love Will Tear Us Apart’ ripe for your grateful ears NOW…Emily C Smith- The amazing Ms Smith also has ace new product out for your delectation…the very wonderful pop easy but uneasily experimental at the same time (brilliant trick) … PJ Harvey meets Elastica via something country and tumbleweed strewn and timelessly folk and Celtic somehow…. Daughters Of God- #Your dad’s worst nightmare….’90% of our songs are about sex’… 2 girls and a bloke at the drums make a punky, at times post punky but always lascivious and righteously raucous pop racket. Ye Shall Know Them…. Jay Vee And The Cardinal Sins- Cranked up punked up rnb of frantic hue..Feelgoods, Godfathers, Milkshakes….spirited n spunky with rippin guitar soloing and plenty of punky guts. STOP PRESS SUPERCOOL ALL GIRL JAPANESE BAND LATE ADDITION!- The LadyBugs- Shonen Knife might be a touchstone but Ladybugs are punkier, more 1977 punk perhaps than garage punk and certainly not as indie schmindie as the aforementioned , plenty of guts in the delivery and attitude alongside the grinned up positivity we’ve come to expect from rocknroll outta Nihon. Singing drummer ahoy! Arrive EARLY……Arrive VERY EARLY……we have now also confirmed STARSHA LEE to open this show at 3.30pm….the seering punk rock psych grunge happening helmed by guitarist Crispin (Daisy Chainsa, Queen Adrenea, Dogbones etc) where anything could happen …musicians fall to the floor, instrumehts implode, garments are shed…let’s see if Sofia up front can contain herself this early on a Sunday. I imagine it’ll be a superb, thought provoking kick off for the show.
The Flicks-All girl pop punk, really catchy tunes, bags of charm and all good players, a brit update of The Runaways, good stuff Gaygirl- excellent female fronted alt punk rocknroll with some nice arabesques and exotic nuances. Nice. Calcium-Tight cyclical riffing with a proggish (Primus, King Crimson) from sharp, duelling guitars…it’s like a Verve/post baggy stoner meets JBs. Run Devil Run – November is London Poppy Day. Members of HM armed forces will be selling poppies and raising money for the RBL Poppy appeal. What a great way for the troops after a hard days fundraising to enjoy some great music including the band Run Devil Run. A band consisting of armed forces guys playing ace folk punk blues Making Up-.Female fronted alt rock with post taut rock guitar lines that give way to shoegazy swirliness in the choruses, quite an interesting and unique sound.
Lord Numb- Back to their spiritual home (yes, others have claimed the DC as their spiritual home, from Madness to The Libertines, but The Numbsters have the actual Jesus in their line up so spiritually speaking…), always a joy to have Lord Numb rocking the bollocks off our top drawer sound system. With a big kick ass sound that takes in Bowie, Iggy, Kraftwerk and Wire but always gives your inner headbanger solace…RocknRoll may be dead, but Lord Numb are very much rolling away the stone. Biblical reference, yep, that good. Get their vinyl 45 of that name, on it’s second pressing y’know…The Kumari-‘verb soaked garage psych rock a distillation of the 1st 2 nuggets L.P’S with the swagger of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, some great acid fried lead guitar and a slightly inhinged lead vox. Bits remind of 13th Floor elevators, fab. Upbeat Sneakers- breezy ska based riddim pop with an indie sensibility- bringing ska back into the mainstream with the release of the double A side single “Current Affairs c/w Her We Go Again”. Coming from the sometimes maligned Welsh Valleys town of Merthyr Tydfil, deserving of your time and support. Candi’s Dog- Melodic heartfelt folky acoustic based popwith a lovelorn but wry realization.
I Am Aquitaine-Anthemic rock-pop tunes with an undertow of funk, whilst referencing the blusier end of 70’s rock Fleetwood Mac maybe, and later 70’s new wave especially Blondie Primavera-Classy indie pop with a lush fully realized and impressive sound referencing Smiths, Ride and Weller, without really sounding similar to any of them. Has the sophisticated edge of The Auteurs of latter period Suede. Strum-The emotive charge of Elbow coupled with the dramatic Flourish of Nick Cave, also nods to Bowie in places Doves in others, really strong tunes and a fully realized sound The Stangs-Welsh outfit previously a covers band specializing in Slade, The Kinks and The Undertones, having dispensed with the covers they’ve now assimilated a hybrid of the three aforementioned bands’ sound for their own songs. And it works really well, i’d add The Ramones to the equation too. Lovely stuff.
Scout Killers- Groove based heavy rockings with emotive vocals a la Soundgarden/Pearl Jam… Daily Thompson- German punker stoner grunger happening with neato requisite low slung riffs and a bit of Blitzkrieg City- post emo melodic rock pop with punk undercurrent- influenced for sure by the U.S bands of punk popness from Bowling For Soup to Green Day and there is a bit of Ramones in there too. Fu Manchu amidst the Nirvana and Melvins touches, damn good. M.IN.D-Engaging prog metal with a female virtuoso on guitar, impressive playing dips a toe in Jazz rock with some pretty intricate yet incisive passages, quite a lot going on but good use of silence and space, so in no way cluttered, well thought out arrangements and decent hooks too.
Dusk-Female fronted Synth pop noire, lovely vocal and dynamic soundscapes, that give way to something more hard edged as the songs build, nods to London Grammer and Massive Attack in their more cerebral moments. Hoshino- Intricate prog infused electronica with a pop sensibility, female vocal sits nicely atop a clean n polished production, elements of folktronica too, easy on the ear and rather compelling Foxglove-Captivating shoegaze 4 piece with colourful dancey melodies, grunge tones blended with synth and ambient sounds. Jackcity- Fresh as ya like jazz and soul informed hiphop experience. Daring to be different, should do the biz.
Bandits of Stature-Nouveay garage sounds with lots of clattering drums and chant along vocals- a bit like Earl Brutus meets The Cramps via The Three Johns….plenty of punk attack but not cornball punk. Mr Screwjack-Driving indie rock with edgy guitar lines, there’s a bit of a nod to The Strokes in the vocal and guitar depts but overall it’s more of a gritty, groovy garage rock thing. ADHD- Jam-ish punky fare outta Brum, with a bit Of a funky guitar thang so a bit of late era Clash in there too. Phil Black- one man art punk tornado with his retro techno approach to the fore and some visceral angst and attack on the agenda a la Alternative TV and The Mekons
JD Kelleher- Outta Eire a dynamic new wave influenced singer songwriter with full crack band whose debut single, a fab cover of Joy Division‘s classic ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ topped the Irish charts. With twangy guitar Chris Izaak/Duane Eddy guitars and some country tinges, JD, former star of Irish soap Ros na Rún, is now also doing wonderful things to songs by the Ramones alongside his own excellent compositions. The Brazen- in thrall to the epic end of The Verve and The Music and all that nicely narco enabling Northern monkey widesceen stuff….there’s some genuine quality to the performance, big emoting vocals, strings tweaking those emotions, considered playing and ace arrangements. Elbow meets Oasis at their more serious with a choirester quality to the vocal up front. Good work. Neon Dolls- big beefy take on post Arctic Monkeys scally rock. Lotsa grit and muscular playing. Brightlight City- A showcase of cathartic energy, controlled chaos and ethereal landscapes. A hat tip to bands such as : Idlewild, We Are Scientists, Million Dead, Mogwai, Weezer, Foals, Yourcodenameis:Milo, and At the Drive-In. Also Big Country, though with the bagpipe guitars replaced by a Futureheads-ish twang- singer does sound like Stuart Adamson though- all pop veined boisterous angst.. Great tunes with unexpected hooks.
RubbishOasisTribute- Thus named after them Gallagher bruvs infamous responses to dickhead journos back in the day please don’t let the nomenclature put you off. As you’ll already know if you’re one of the throng who have attended our previous Oasis concept nights with these Italian Brit Rock enthusiasts at the helm, they do Oasis to absolute perfection. Noel G himself has been known to salute their ability..perhaps he’ll show up tonight to finish that Jack and Coke he left untouched in 1996…..Tim Poland Redux – back again, and we’re very pleased to welcome them, Dublin Castle stalwarts of just a few years ago, the intense, wigging out, wiry rocknroll of TP is a delight and a foot moving enablement certainty too.Tim Poland Redux – dug up, dusted down and reassembled to celebrate 12 years since their classic 2004 Album album ’Nasty, Brutish, Short’ which they will be performing in it’s entirety . Mylo Xyloto- A fantastically authentic sounding Coldplay tribute, also from Italy. Tonight’s stage times are- Mylo Xyloto 8-9 Tim Poland 9.15-9.45 RubbishOasis 10-11
The Eversons-Kiwis residing in London doing frothy, catchy art pop, imagine Art Brut channeling the Kinks, great tunes, played with verve and lyrically incisive too. Fabulous stuff, launching their album tonight, vinyl copys will be available on the night for £21, which includes gig entry. Man Made- Manc rock pop happening who bridge New Order-ish melodic, drole pop with something more upbeat and indie rocking, starring nice shimmering guitars and harmony based 1960s touches over some bright and bouyant uplifting guitar lines. Good work. Yowl-Dynamic, emotively charged indie-noire bringing to mind Parquet Courts at their most poetic and enraged
Church Of Confidence- Berliner punk rock malestrom whose Damnation Of The Non Believers album has won them much love across the globe. Furious funtime. Viva Las Vegas- The King and Punk, Punk and The King. It’s a beautiful thing. . Thee Creepfreaks- psychobilly gargenik stalwarts kick up a storm.
Unknown Pleasures- Longest standing Joy Division tribute act on the block, these boys have been saluting the glacial majesty of Curtis, Morris, Hook and Albrecht (sic) for 20 years and are better than ever. Have been known to throw in a real cool curveball occasionally too, Magazine fans ahoy…enjoy…. Stella Grundy Band- Finely tuned Manchester friendly vibes in the goddamn house! Former Intastella (baggy psych pop classic Dream Some Paradise is a much under rated classic of Madchester) vocalist now with her superb all star new band and collaborations with Jah Wobble, Andy Rourke, Neville Staple and King Schasha on the bubble . Dark deviant electronica with edgy post punk and artful cabaret touches, as enjoyed on her recent ‘Rise And Fall Of A Northern Star’ long player. ‘So unique and full of soul, heart and emotion; a song cycle based ON the excesses of meeting other people’s expectations before falling apart and finally, thankfully, just walking away’ –Louder Than War. Pretty damn cool. Black Doldrums- Talking of pretty damn cool this is a pretty dammn cool way to open a pretty damn cool show…the excellent guitar and drums duo Black Doldrums don’t so much wipe the floor with The White Stripes as keep them locked in the broom cupboard with the bleach. The gal at the drums, P Violence, is an absolute paragon of minimal uber tight uber on it rock drumming. She could play for anyone, from AC/DC to Bowie in Heaven but thankfully she’s here tonight with the excellent guitar and vocal assault of J Moriarty. Dynamic Garage Rock combo via Neo-Psychedelic, Drony Rock ‘N’ Roll, Grunge undertones and Shoegaze waves…..will be huuuuge.
Everywhere- Lighters-aloft sooper dooper 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 ex model, so yeah could strike paydirt baby as Benny said Bjorn. Monyo Project-Redolent of Garbage maybe, though with a grimier, grindier, slack rock context- brassy, sassy female fronted pop rock.. The Brakes- perfect indie pop with cues from Britpop, 1960s psych and anthemic ’80s indie. Outta Manchester and creating quite a buzz right now. Ben Roberts- Impressively voiced acoustic troubadour and his guitar playing is pretty neat too, in the vein of Ed Sheeran without really sounding like him. Hooky up-beat tunes
The Klik- Outta Essex and putting the Sex in there without doubt…a saucy blend of slinky reggae and rum rapping, all done in an accessible and up for it Plan B stylee…good tunes- working with those excellent Jackson’s Warehouse peeps on their labe, so there’s a seal of quality tool. 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 an Billy Childish, good stuff. The Legendary Too Drunk- Punk from the 1960s garage meets punk from the 1970s front room and pop punk from the 1990s Britpop balaeric bash…they maybe legendary, they may be too drunk, but they’re definitely a fun night out and have played more gigs for Buggerbear than we care to mention, oh yes. Leisure Tank- excellent gnarly boy/girl guitar/drums duo with spiky pop songs of a post punk cum psych blues persuasion.
Hagar The Womb- Yelping buzzsaw pop punkers with the DIY Anarcho ethics to the fore and lotsa alluring angst outta the multi woman singing frontline…give the Ramones a run for the ramalama money…’Razor-fuzzy, female-fronted punk band: Part of the U.K. Anarcho-Punk scene from 1981-1987. Reformed in 2011.’ And still featuring superstar DJ Chris Liberator at the drums ya know… Anthrax UK- Original anarcho punkers not to be confused with some hairy American blokes…fast and furious is about right, Crass meets GBH, a pretty dynamic punk rock place to be. Anarchistwood- Taking conceptual punk pranksterism cabaret to new highs, new lows, the renounced Maciej Zurows (Melodie&Rhythmus) put it thus… “as if the (hyped) 1977 music industry event known as ‘punk’ hadn’t taken place”, imagining instead an “alternative history where the anarchic proto punk from Cleveland and Detroit seamlessly led into No Wave, Post Punk and Industrial and is still happily evolving”. They also happen to kick much punk rock ass..superb proper proper entertainment. Flowers In The Dustbin- Reformed anarcho punk collective, now a record label as well as a band and multi media happening cum to that… proto goth/folk with a sweet psych punk undertow… Hysteria Ward- 80s punk band reformed..melodic pop punk with some choice covers (Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain frinstance) all done with a low slung Heartbreakers meets Blondie feel only punked all the way. The Fleas- Brightonian punk rock three piece furthering the girl/boy spirit of the movement, played fast and loose with tood mungous vocals. DJs We Got Killers
The Wheels- Funk and soul textures explored…Ocean Colour Scene and solo Paul Weller via Curtis Mayfield and funky soul rock with psychedelic nuances, like Jefferson’s Airplane meets Spirit. The Beast- part of the redoubtable Rock ‘Til You Drop collective..A seamless welding together of AC/DC and Led Zep, all played with the no-nonsense bar-room boogie approach.
The Pogue Traders- As approved from within the actual Pogue Mahone family ranks, the greatest possible alternative to catching the actual Shane McGowan and co… fabulous players all these Pogue Traders, and they give the legendary London Irish punk folk troupe a run for their money with wonderful readings of all those stunning tunes. Not to be missed then. The Homing- Acoustic tinged pop with a Fleetwood Mac like melodic drift. The Mayors- psych pop and groovy goings on….dangling the big gold chain of rock over the ermine robes of roll.
The Last Pedestrians-The origins of the Last Pedestrians lie in the Mid 70’s Nottingham groups Plummet Airline and Gaffa. The latter playing innovative pop jazz and the former (signed to Stiff Records) playing twisted pub rock. In the early 80’s an amalgam of both groups The Atoms mutated through various projects, before eventually becomng Last Pedestrians who can be described as “Beefheart meets Tom Waits in Dub Jamming with the Grateful Dead just as Johnny Cash came to visit” New Atlas- Melancholic neo-folk-noire, sparse instrumentation which builds as the tunes progress to a quiet crescendo. Stirring stuff in the vein of Damian Rice.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 Oliva Newton John’s Xanadu for instance. Cilla’s Anyone Who Had A Heart is grand too. Cool.
The Top Fuellers- London/SouthEnd band playing punked up rockabilly/psychobilly-that’s got a Ramones like quality above and beyond the rocknroll nuances. Ex Klingonz/Highliners ‘Enjoying psychobilly music, beer, rockabilly music, beer, drag racing and hot rods, dubs and scooters’..Amen. Good rocking tonite. Jay Vee And The Cardinal Sins- Cranked up punked up rnb of frantic hue..Feelgoods, Godfathers, Milkshakes, ..spirited stuff with rippin’ guitar soloing and plenty of punky guts. The Dead Caps- more supercharged rock and bastard roll for ya. DJ Chris Seltzer- Spinning the best in rockabilly between the abndsand at the end before DJ Fuzz hits the tables.
Doors from 7.15
£7/£5 on the door
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.
The Vibrators- From Pure Mania in 1977 onwards The Vibrators set out their stall as the accomplished but still utterly kick ass end of Romantic punk n roll, showing the upstarts how it’s done. Still the case…and former frontman Knox should be on hand tonight to hop up on stage and give us all goosebumps. Automatic Love for all, Happy Punkmas. 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. Monkish- agreeably rancid and ratty punk rock attack with some comely comedic touches. Check out the er ‘look’…It’s showbiz, it’s pure punk rock showbiz. Arrive early and make sure you’re on hand to enjoy the Monkish punkish thang.
Death Pigs-Blistering alt rock there’s a bit of a R.A.T.M thing going on here but also a dash of Monster Magnet-esque psych groove metal,Mr Happy Chainsaw-Melodic three piece grunge alt act combining an Ozy-ish vocal with a Bob Mold punk pop sensibility…lotta Husker Du in here plus some more metally moments Von Bonasus-Dynamic alt rock with good use of the light n shade dynamic a nice full overdriven guitar sound and a stomping rhythm section, reminiscent of Q.O.T.S.A by way of Muse with a touch of Royal Blood.
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.The Bad Day Blues Band-young bohos , play da blues in a John Mayall/Clapton/CCS fashio.authentic nuances agogo but they’re not overdoing the bluesology andthey do get a very good groove on. Calico-Female fronted alt rock with echoes of The Kills and Siouxsie and the Banshees, juxstaposed with something a little more folky and cerebral, works well Dirty Orange-Fired up post grunge indie, Nirvana via Artic monkeys, hooky tunes executed with energy and verve
Foo 5ighters-That Foos Feeling without the broken legs and ticket touts!
Four musicians at the top of their game, performthe biggest hits from your favourite rock band – the Foo Fighters! 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
Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door £10 in advance
Sat 14 Jan
Mr Clean (tribute to The Jam)
Fresh from headlining the Brighton Bank Holiday Mod Weekender, and recently described as the UK’s most exciting and energetic tribute to the Woking 3, Mr Clean stand out amongst other tributes, and are now the most sought after Jam tribute band in the country because of their authentic and energetic sound and performance. Playing a wide selection of singles, B sides and album tracks, Mr Clean don’t pretend or try to be The Jam, but are recognised as the ultimate tribute to the songs of The Jam because of the energy and passion they put into their live performances, something which is often lacking with other acts.