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June 23, 2017

Alan Clayson And The Argonauts + The Bronsons

**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) and hold “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 featured in 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 – which turned out to be the first of many. Here’s another not to be missed for fans of post-punking pre-punking outre outsider rock’n'roll.

Plus **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.

And **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.

Start: June 23, 2017 7:15 pm
End: June 23, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: The Dublin Castle
Phone: 07949 575149
Address:
94 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

June 30, 2017

HTV ZINE PRESENT

LIVE SHOW START 7PM SIKSA:danger ,discomfort,feminizm,performance ,improvised art punk .DEMOLKA:electro clash punk.ALLES:anarcho dark wave ,electronic punk music .

Start: June 30, 2017 7:00 pm
End: June 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: NEW RIVER STUDIOS
Phone: 07708819361
Address:
199 EADE ROAD , LONDON, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: 10

July 8, 2017

Red Hot Rock

Red Hot Music takes over The Gunners for the first time for this FREE ENTRY show, and as usual it’s guitar-based high-energy music from start to finish. Featuring…

FUZZWALKER – bright-eyed indie rock brawlers from West London and Surrey who featured recently on BBC Introducing, and have rocked stages up and down the UK including London appearances at The O2 Academy Islington, The Borderline and the 100 Club.

WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? – punk and post-punk rock machine from Reading known for its incendiary live show and fiercely addictive songs.

KINGDOM OF REPTILES – a mash up of rock influences from the 1970s to the present day comes together in an intense riff-heavy package that features rasping vocals and some intense drumming.

THE CUPID STUNTS – British rock band originating from Hendon that came together at Middlesex University in October 2016 and that blends influences from the Foo Fighters to Green Day.

Start: July 8, 2017 8:00 pm
End: July 8, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Gunners
Phone: 020 7359 2467
Address:
204 Blackstock Rd, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

July 13, 2017

Red Dogs at The Unicorn

An Alternative Gathering are pleased to bring you Red Dogs, all the way from Japan.

Featuring:

Red Dogs – All girl punk/rock trio formed in Osaka in 2012.

Healthy Junkies – Female fronted New wave punk grunge band, DIY and hungry.

Jellly – Passionate tunes, sinister undertones and a pop punk sensibility.

Yur Mum – A fusion between grunge, punk, hard rock, metal, blues and anything else that is loud.

Music From 8pm
Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/294676594245806

Start: July 13, 2017 8:00 pm
End: July 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
Phone: 020 7485 3073
Address:
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

July 14, 2017

Fallen Lillies at The Nest

An Alternative Gathering are well chuffed to be putting on Fallen Lillies, four feisty young ladies from Eastern France.

Featuring:

Fallen Lillies – Four grungy punk rocking twentysomething ladies from eastern France.

Luna Lacuna – Strongly lyrical alternative rock band from London and Chatham.

A Void – A London based French grunge band that smells like cheese & rotten meat.

Elsa – London based French Singer songwriter guitarist on the rock edge.

Music From 7.45pm

Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/803422816478281

Start: July 14, 2017 7:45 pm
End: July 14, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Birds Nest
Phone: 020 8692 1928
Address:
32 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

July 15, 2017

The SoapGirls : Society’s Rejexts

An Alternative Gathering are rather chuffed to have The SoapGirls back in London as part of their “Party N Hell” 2017 European tour.

Featuring:

The SoapGirls – French born sisters from South Africa with punk rock ethics and grunge music.

Fallen Lillies – Four grungy punk rocking twentysomething ladies from eastern France.

Planet of the Capes – Loud-ass London power trio formed in a blind panic in late 2016.

Glad He’s Dead – Cambridge band who will blow your hair back with their Stoner/Grunge ditties.

Music From 8pm

£5 Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/197524454080429

Start: July 15, 2017 7:45 pm
End: July 15, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Gunners Pub
Phone: 020 7359 2467
Address:
204 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: £5 OTD