April 23, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are chuffed to be back for our now monthly residency down in “The Woods”, a venue so cool that penguins roam freely amongst you!
Monkish – 5 piece cabaret punk band from London formed in 2005. Grown men who should really know better playing a cacophony of utter nonsense in the key of E, usually.
The Bleach Boys – Formed in Hitchin in 1977 and originally called the Fur Coughs. The best way to describe the BLEACH BOYS is very loud and very fast.
The Scavengers – 4 piece rock’n'roll band from Brighton playing the stuff they like the way they like it! Influenced by rockabilly, psychobilly and punk.
Junko Fuse – Real balls to the wall, no intention of making it “big”, non-pretentious, in your face, no thrills Punk from London!
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1897674367169585
April 22, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are chuffed to bring hardcore punk legends GBH to New Cross Inn.
GBH – Formed late 1979 GBH have been described as one of the forerunners of the UK82 sound and an influence on bands as diverse as Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Rancid, Slayer, Anthrax, Nirvana and a host of younger punk bands.
The Blue Carpet Band – Powerhouse five-piece garage punk rock’n'rollers based in North London. Like classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with early New York punk, The Cramps and The Stooges.
Tear Up – We are admittedly the worst Oi! Band in the country with our smash mouth hooligan Oi! rock n roll and f*ck you attitude. Debut album is imminent.
Slow Faction – A 1st generation-influenced 4 piece punk band with a real London 77 sound. Their live sound has been described as a cross between The Clash and The Buzzcocks.
BKS – Tasty London Hardcore. Diving, Slamming, Writing, Touring and scheming! BKS is more of a CBGB Sunday Matinee type of band where they are throwing things back to a more clean hardcore style
£10 ADV / £13 OTD
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/248122078896303
Ticket Link – http://www.newcrossinn.com/event/gbh-at-new-cross-inn
April 15, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are well pleased to bring you British Street Punk legends The Warriors plus a stellar supporting cast.
The Warriors – Formed in late 1981 out of the ashes of The Last Resort. Their latest album ‘Operation Oi’ is available now, as is a healthy back catalogue.
Angry Agenda – Punk Rock Oi! natives of Watford, where Nick writes all the words and sings them, Russell plays the bass and does a bit of backing vocal when Nicky lets him., Lee plays the drums and Tim and AJ play guitar.
Top Dog – Raw, no messing just pure impact, classic British Street Punk & Oi! from Carlisle. Debut album out now on Rebellion Records.
Kilburn Bomb Squad – We are K.B.S from London, we eat pie and mash we drink Guinness, we play punk rock music, the end!
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/677925009031205
April 7, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are pleased to present Immingham’s finest (and only) export – Ming City Rockers.
Ming City Rockers – “Ming City R*ckers are the best rock ‘n’ roll band ever to come out of Immingham” and he could well be right. There’s 4 of them, they like 3 chords, 2 they like better. Ming City R*ckers Riot Rock Ruination.
The Blue Carpet Band – Powerhouse five-piece dirty garage punk rock’n'rollers based in North London. Sounds like classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with early New York punk, The Cramps and The Stooges.
Starsha Lee – “An inconvenient sound for inconvenient people”. Comprising the unique vocals of Sofia de Oliveira Martins and the distinctive dirty guitars of Crispin Gray. A dirty, scuzzy, wrong-in-a-good-way type of band.
Inglourious Thundercunts – Like a band of brothers with a sister, their filthy blend of punk and rock and roll has been disgusting and enthralling confused gig goers in equal measure.
£6 ADV / £8 OTD
Ticket Link – https://analternativegathering.ticketpunch.co/event/2017-04-ming-city-rockers-bring-riot–ruination
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1674012146244976
April 1, 2017 – April 2, 2017
Pizzatramp – Millie Manders – Miserable Wretch – Casual Nausea – Werecats – Matilda’s Scoundrels, The Spunk, The Fleas – Hosted by Chris Pether, Ash Winter.
Chris Clavin of Ghost Mice, Evans the Death. All We Got is Each Other – Fundraiser for Punk4MentalHealth – Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1239734839428215/
A special day show featuring Chris Clavin of Ghost Mice, with Special Guests Evans the Death. The show is a fundraiser for Punk4MentalHealth.
Chris Clavin plays guitar, sings and writes songs for the iconic American folk punk band Ghost Mice, and has also recorded and performed solo work as Captain Chaos. Chris is the founder of Plan-it-X Records, the seminal record label that has released music from AJJ (Andrew Jackson Jihad), This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Ramshackle Glory, Martha and many, many more. He has written two books on life in the punk community (“Free Pizza for Life” and “Cursed in Cairo.”) On this special occasion, he will be singing a selection of songs and telling stories that roughly address themes of mental health in the punk community. www.plan-it-x.com
Evans the Death will also be performing. Evans the Death is an English six-piece band that filters their pop sensibilities through an art-damaged post punk lens. Formed in London in 2011 and a fixture on the British live scene for years, their newest record, Vanilla, was released by Fortuna Pop! in 2016 and is an aggressive and adventurous exploration of sound and words. Firmly established as a key part of the modern U.K. post punk movement, Evans the Death has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “raw emotion [that] injects paralysis with weird power;” and by Q magazine as “manag[ing] to make humdrum everyday existence sound quite magical.” Evans the Death will be performing a stripped-back, quieter set for this unique day show. https://www.facebook.com/evansthedeath/
This show is a fundraiser for the London-based organization Punk4MentalHealth. Punk4MentalHealth focuses on the punk community and spearheads medical research regarding matters of coping with mental health issues, specifically those existing in the punk community, including those arising from physical disabilities. Ultimately, the organization seeks to understand those who are suffering, and help to improve the quality of their lives and reduce disenfrachisement from access and appropriate treatment both within and outside the mental health system.
Doors: 3:30 p.m.
Show: 4pm – 6pm
Tickets: £10 (limited capacity)
March 30, 2017
4 bands – the Rioters, Pistolhead, Dinnerladies and Juncture will take the stage at the Fiddlers Elbow on the 30th March.
March 25, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are proud to bring you Belfast punk legends The Outcasts with a supporting cast to die for.
The Outcasts – Belfast punk legends formed in early ’77 taking their name from being turned away from 5 venues in 2 weeks!
With Support From:
Heavy Drapes – From brazen attitudes to loud riffs, this is the new wave, forget the old wave
The Blue Carpet Band – Powerhouse five-piece garage punk rock’n'rollers on a mission
Rage DC – Battle hardened Bracknell punk veterans still kicking out classic anthems
Underclass UK – Street punk sounds that don’t hide from their metal or glam roots
£15 on the door
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/312232169110518
Ticket Link – http://www.newcrossinn.com/event/the-outcasts-40-years-and-counting
Spanner, Primeval Soup, Mindframe……..plus one