November 25, 2017
All the punk rock you can handle for a fiver! Ali Keane of The Scuts, Sober Dave of The Drunken Ramblings and Livy Star Promotions have teamed up to organize PhilanthroPunks 2017, an all day punk rock benefit show at New Cross Inn featuring 13 bands on Saturday, November 25. All proceeds from the gig will go to Glass Door HomelessCharity, a non-government funded West London charity that not only saves lives by providing refuge from the cold, they also help their guests build more stable futures.
The first annual PhilanthroPunks gig this November will feature co-headliners TheScuts and The Drunken Ramblings, who will be pairing up with some of the most promising up and coming bands of the punk rock spectrum from London and beyond, including Kilburn Bomb Squad, The Deckchairs, Playground Circus, Shocks of Mighty, Fifteen Years, She Bit Me First, Skiv, The Repeelers, Demon Smiles, Three Chords and a Lie, and AshLewis. This is raw, passionate and almost primitive rock’n’roll music returning to the stage at New Cross Inn, and will be something special and personal for everyone in the room.
In addition to live music, there will also be boutique-style tables set up from the bands playing the event, who have all pledged to top up the money collected at the door by giving a percentage of all their merchandise sales that day. Tiny Little CreaturesRecording Company will also have a table set up selling some of their releases, and as a special treat for this event they have put together a digital compilation playlist which can be purchased here — https://tinylittlecreatures.bandcamp.com/album/philanthropunks-2017. Proceeds from the compilation sales will also be going towards the charity. As an extra bonus for the event, Fifth Column T-shirts screen printers have generously donated 50 limited edition PhilanthroPunks shirts that will be sold to anyone who wishes to purchase one, and all the proceeds of those sales will also go towards the Glass Door charity.
Glass Door will have a collection bin available for any clothing donations patrons want to bring to the event — brand new socks and mens winter coats/jackets of all sizes are always welcome and greatly appreciated. There will also be a bucket going around for any extra coins and notes anyone has that they will want to donate to the charity throughout the day.
Tickets can be bought on the door the day of the event or via the New Cross Inn website — http://www.newcrossinn.com/product/philanthropunks-2017/
ABOUT GLASS DOOR
Located in West London, they are the largest emergency shelter in the city providing a safe, warm place to sleep for at least 100 men and women every night during the winter months from November to early April. The charity is able to achieve this thanks to partnerships with churches across the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Wandsworth. They have a drop-in day center from 9-2 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays for those who suffer from homelessness to eat, shower, do laundry, pick up new clothing, and meet with case workers dedicated to doing everything they can to give them a better life. Glass Door not only saves lives by providing refuge from the cold they also help their guests build more stable futures. do incredible work and can continue doing so with everyone’s help to donate some money. Any help will be appreciated by the unsung heroes of Glass Door, you can find more about their work at their website http://www.glassdoor.org.uk/