2 Tone Tribute Tour
Ska Face
Dadness
Dublin Castle
Sat 26 October
Dublin Castle
Sun 27 October
Dublin Castle
Wed 30 October
Dublin Castle
Fri 1 November
TV Smith
(The Adverts)
Paul Ronney Angel
(of Urban Voodoo Machine)
The Setbacks
T.S Idiot
The Bell Inn, Bath
Sat 2 November
Love You More...


The Water Rats
Saturday 8th June
7.30pm sharp
Vice Squad with Nuffin/SLADY/Daddy Those Men Scare Me
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Check out Beki Bondage and her wonderful tribute to the late and inestimably great Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks. Love You More. Couldn’t love it less. Click right here on The ageless Ms Bond. Amazing. Vice Squad are the female fronted UK Punk Rock band that delivers short sharp songs with incisive lyrics spat out over a thunderous rhythm and machine gun Rock ’n’ Roll guitars. Renowned for their high energy live shows the band deliver their set with passion and humour and have been touring and releasing successful albums since the 1980s. Bugbear are overjoyed to bring Vice Squad to The Water Rats tonight, alongside… Nuffin! On 3rd August 1977, Nuffin’ turned up at the legendary Roxy Club to play ‘Audition Night’, only to find that Janet Street-Porter and a TV crew had taken over. Luckily, they were looking for an ‘undiscovered’ band as a counterpoint to all of the hype around at the time. And so a brief snap-shot of the the four Caterham teenagers, strutting their stuff and sharing their take on life, was captured for posterity. Roll on nigh on 40 years and by a series of happy collisions in hostelries Nuffin found themselves reforming their original line up for a charity gig. They enjoyed it so much they stuck at it, and recorded their original 1977 set and released as ‘Crowd Control’, one of THE punk long players of 2018. Also tonite…SLADY : Gobby – Singer/Guitarist, Jem Lea – Bass, Donna Powell – Drummer, Davina Hill – Lead Guitar/Singer- Yes!! An all female Slade tribute! What’s not to adore. C’mon Feel The Noize. And… Daddy Those Men Scare Me open tonite at 7.30pm sharp. Rocking a fine amalgam of Small Faces/Kinks foundations with Stranglers/Squeeze/Dury old new wave nuances, a hint of Wild Billy Childish and an impressive pop sensibility throughout. A great night in prospect.

The Dublin Castle
Saturday 15th June
Ball Of Fire! with
The Estimators/Petty Thieves/Rocksteady Rockas/DJs
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Bugbear Present The Second Annual Ball Of Fire Club hosted by and starring The Estimators. Taking a more authentic, pre punk, pre roots reggae approach to all things ska, this highly accomplished band truly specialize in nice vibes, proper old school Skatalites/Prince Buster stylee, echoing the swing and sass of early rocksteady and rudeboy reggae tooons. Some choice J.A covers and some fine originals, this makes for a fantastic Saturday night out and a wonderful reading of the genre! [more] Also appearing this evening, The Petty Thieves, a super sassy six piece sleazy Reggae/Ska/Funk band from the dirty suburbs of Medway. It ain’t all dirty garage punk out there, these guys are exponents of fabulous skanking fun. Arrive bright and early for the excellent Rocksteady Rockas, a wonderful rocksteady/rudeboy reggae outfit with a sweet, effortless sound and just a lickle bit of grit in the oyster, just as we like it.