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April 13, 2018 – April 15, 2018

Undercover Festival VI (2018)

Undercover Festival back at Margate for 2018

“See You Down The (Sea) Front”
Undercover Festival VI @ Dreamland Margate

13 & 14 April 2018

UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL VI a 2 day celebration of alternative music including Punk / Ska / Alt / Acoustic + so much more.

Undercover Festival is returning in 2018 to the unique setting of Dreamland Margate in Kent a venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates. Not only do we have a cracking line up but festival goers can experience many retro rides and amusements plus it is once again held undercover i.e. not outdoors so if it’s peeing down come April it’s not a problem and your beer won’t get diluted. Leave your wellies at home, and enjoy one of the best small alternative festivals the South has to offer in APRIL 2018.

The 2 day line-up includes some cracking local bands and so much more over two stages is shaping up to be an unmissable event. We believe we have most bases covered.

The festival is one that prides itself on taking an independent and grassroots approach to things, and is always determined to be different from mainstream events, with two days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on many other festival line-ups.

LINE UP
Friday 13th April 2018
THE BLOCKHEADS
EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS
RODDY RADIATION AND THE SKABILLIY REBELS
SONIC BOOM SIX
XSLF
SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE
WITCHDOKTORS
CHURCH OF EON
KING PUNCH
SKACIETY
THE COMMITED
HAZARD
RUSS CRIMEWAVE
See Ya Down The (Sea) Front!!

Sat 14th April 2018
SHAM 69 (PURSEY, PARSONS, TREGUNNA)
CHELSEA
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES
KIRK BRANDON AKOUSTIC WITH SAM SANSBURY (CELLO)
MENACE
CRISIS
BIG BOY TOMATO
EAST TOWN PIRATES
PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS
THE WARRIORS
ANDY BLADE (EATER)
NUFFIN
NO LIP
RED (RELIGION EQUALS DECAY
RAGE DC
THE FANZINES
SURGERY WITHOUT RESEARCH
STONE HEROES
SCANDAL
GYB
+ MUCH more

Start: April 13, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 15, 2018 2:00 am
Venue: Dreamland Margate
Address:
Marine Parade, Margate Kent, CT9 1XJ, United Kingdom

April 12, 2018

CLUB GEOFF at The Windmill

Club Geoff presents a new night of experimental alternative sounds with The Infinite Three (hypnotic psychedelic post-punk cosmic idiocy from ex-members of Cindytalk and GOD), Nasty Little Lonely (industrial post punk noisy stuff from Bristol) and Electric Elizabeth (investigative sounds from metal buckets, field recordings and beyond).

Start: April 12, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: The Windmill
Address:
22 Blenheim Gardens, London, SW2 5BZ, United Kingdom
Cost: 4

April 7, 2018

Thinking/Not Thinking Fest

Our annual festival of contrasts and curveballs returns for it’s second year and once again, we have got a badass lineup for all of you to marvel over. Highlights from last year can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJi3Eo6S8c
We can’t wait to do this again!

FEATURING:
The Sweet Release of Death
Post-punk trio from Rotterdam. With a heavy and enjoyable dose of nihilism, doom and gloom

Death and the Penguin
London art-rockers. Sounds like Oscar Wilde might’ve if he was a band

Quitter (FKA Quitter)
Latest incarnation of Scottish lo-fi lounge lizard. He may or may not be joined by some pals as well.

Ingrid Plum
Avant-folk sonic art from Brighton. She might (or might not) be performing work from her new project Taut

DEAD HANDS
Birmingham hardcore lot bringing some much needed shambolic noise

FAT COP
Improvised grindcore from Apocalypse Jazz Unit mainman. For fans of getting drunk before midday

Esquivo
Jazz group based in London via Italy, Germany and Greece. A collaboration between Sylvia Schmidt (vocals), Fabrizio Brusca (gtr), Maria Chiara Argirò (keys) and Thodoris Ziarkas (bass)

Stirrings Still
Noise project from former Throats/Wren/Pack of Wolves Arkestra vocalist

December ’91
Alt folk singer from Stirling. For fans of all of those jangly C86 bands.

Tony Mortimer
Improv set between bassist Si Paton and percussionist Simon Gajewski. We don’t really know what we called the band this

Power Couple
They hold an evil monopoly on the free improv circuit

£13 adv, £15 otd, £10 students/super broke

Date: April 7, 2018
Venue: New River Studios
Address:
199 Eade road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £10-15

April 6, 2018 – April 7, 2018

Skinny Milk, Model Citizens, Suspects FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks finally presents unto you an evening of duos, couples and twosomes, if you will.

It seems less is more these days and we’re going to let these three bands prove it.

We excitedly welcome back SKiNNY MiLK from Brighton. These two fuzzy psychonauts have played for us on various occasions including last years NYE party. Since then they have played and blasted every watering hole and venue in the UK, including being the backing band for Castle Face Records’ Male Gaze on their UK and Euro tour last month. Be sure to have your ear plugs in deep and your mouth guards in. You’ve been warned.

Support comes from Kingstons finest, Model Citizens. Beating you down with desert rock vibes, uncompromising charm and good looks.

And doubly excited to introduce Southends partners in crime, Suspects. We don’t know how these two have managed to stay under the radar for so long… But we’re glad they finally surfaced. Get down early to witness their shear power of punk and grunge rock.

Start: April 6, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 7, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: the fighting cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston upon thames, kt2 6qa, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 5, 2018

Becoming///Animal (members of Zu/This Mortal Coil/Cindytalk), The Brain Center at Whipple’s, Mark Dicker

Chaos Theory proudly presents Becoming /// Animal, a new project by amazing collaborative duo Massimo Pupillo of Zu, and Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk and This Mortal Coil.

Their first album “A Distant Hand Lifted”, an intense, filtered orchestra that roars and hisses, becoming one with magnificent haunting vocals, has just been released by Trost Records.

Support from:

The Brain Center at Whipple’s, an experimental semi-improvisational trio who use noise and electronics shamelessly. Last seen by us when they DJed at Mouse On The Keys, Mutiny on the Bounty and Strobes at Rich Mix last year.

Mark Dicker of Bruxa Maria and Palehorse, performing his solo project, rife with heavy electronic sounds and audio experimentation.

Start: April 5, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 5, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Servant Jazz Quarters
Phone: 020 7684 8411
Address:
10A Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN, United Kingdom
Cost: £10

December 31, 2017 – January 1, 2018

NYE at The Fighting Cocks KT2 – BLUE CARPET BAND, SKINNY MILK, SWEET JONNY!!

We PARTY til the bell tolls!!! NYE 2017 Fuckers!!!

Here at The Fighting Cocks we pride ourselves on throwing the best parties all year round but nothing says celebration like NYE!! The beer will flow like wine and the whiskey flows like beer.

We’ll have live carnage from…..

The Blue Carpet Band
They havent stopped for the whole of 2017, playing every nook and cranny, bar and toilet venue of the UK. So were pleased as punch to have them play their last show of the year with us!

A powerhouse five-piece garage/ dirty rock’n'roll band. Classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with New York punk and late 60′s protopunk. Think big riffs, 12-bar boogie and unstoppable energy.

SKiNNY MiLK
The band so nice we let them play twice (in 2 months!) After they played their last show we had several punters left with a hankering for this Brighton duo… dont let the name fool you, theres nothing skinny about these two noise makers… this is full fat psyched out fuzzed up garage punk.

Sweet Jonny
These guys may aswell become the FC resident band. We just fucking love them. Gutter garage rockers, sleazy n greasy with crackin hooks that’ll stick in your tiny mind till next year… hehe!

A FREE Sailor Jerry and mixer for each and everyone of you who ventures into venue… believe us, youre gonna need it with this lot.

All of this festivity for only a £5, bought in advance www.wegottickets.com/event/424985

***LAST ENTRY 11PM***
Late Bar!!
NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED.
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

Sponsored by Sailor Jerry

Start: December 31, 2017 8:00 pm
End: January 1, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

November 25, 2017 – November 26, 2017

Nosebleed, Los Pepes, Violent Hearts, Love Me Tenders FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace Presents:

A KICKASS line up of DIRTY A.F Garage infused Punk Rock N Roll. FREE ENTRY!

Tearing their way down the country from Leeds we’re pleased as punch to finally have Nosebleed with us.

Los Pepes are bringing their powerpop to the Cocks and theyre bringing loud and catchy, youll be begging for more before their time is out.

Born in Las Vegas and brought back to Birmigham, The Violent Hearts play their cool as fuck rock n roll sprinkled with 80s goth and indie pop.

Opening the evening are power duo The Love Me Tenders. Smashing your lugs with 60′s Punk, Detroit Swamp Rock, Memphis Blues and Goddamn RocknRoll. Fuck yes!

Been gagging to get this bill happening and now its coming!!

Bar open till 1am. FREE ENTRY all night!

The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue
56 Old London Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT2 6QA

www.the-fighting-cocks.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/BangersEmbrace/

Start: November 25, 2017 8:00 pm
End: November 26, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

November 24, 2017 – November 25, 2017

Earthtide, Iron Bastards, Swearwolves, We Die Heroes FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace Presents:
A night full of heavy as fuck Rock n Roll!!! Featuring local heavy hitters EARTHTIDE and all the way from France via Southend we have Iron Bastards with feroucious fast paced rock n roll! Even more local demoltion in the form of Swearwolves and classic heavy rockers We Die Heroes! Are you ready? ARE YOU READY?!!
FREE ENTRY SHOW!!!!
Free Jager shots during Earthtide set!!!!
18+ Bring ID
Bar til 1am, last entry 11pm.

more info – https://www.facebook.com/events/181038282464754

The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue
56 Old London Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT2 6QA
www.the-fighting-cocks.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/BangersEmbrace/

Start: November 24, 2017 7:30 pm
End: November 25, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

November 17, 2017 – November 18, 2017

Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace presents – The Electric Shakes, Skinny Milk, The Kult 45s FREE ENTRY GARAGE PUNK MAYHEM

Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace Presents:

A NIGHT OF GARAGE PUNK PSYCH MAYHEM!!!

The Electric Shakes (Bournemouth)
Skinny Milk (Brighton)
The Kult 45s (LONDON)

FREE ENTRY!!! Bar open till 1am!

more info and check in at – https://www.facebook.com/events/512262445809232/

Start: November 17, 2017 8:00 pm
End: November 18, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free