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May 21, 2017

Rock’n'Roll Barbie 4

An Alternative Gathering return to “The Woods” for more bands, booze and BBQ, What else are you gonna do on a Sunday evening?

Featuring:

Jellly – Passionate tunes, sinister undertones and a pop punk sensibility infused with a hint of the troubadour.

Yur Mum – East joined West to play a fusion between grunge, punk, hard rock, metal, blues and anything else that is loud.

Blackmail Box – Formed in 2013 with a desire to create grimy rock’n'roll and rockabilly surf flavoured garage punk.

The Venomers – An exciting rock and roll beat combo. New kids on the block playing garage punk and rock’n'roll surf.

Elsa – London based Singer songwriter guitarist on the rock edge. Heartfelt songs from a place of emotional honesty.

Doors 6pm
£4 Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/698695360318078

Start: May 21, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 21, 2017 10:15 pm
Venue: Red's True Barbecue Shoreditch
Phone: 020 3021 2302
Address:
54 - 56 Great Eastern Street, London , EC2A 3QR, United Kingdom
Cost: £4 OTD

May 20, 2017

Decades: In Memoriam, a tribute to Ian Curtis and Joy Division

An Alternative Gathering and Sowilo Media are delighted to present an EIGHT band extravaganza, with music that both represents the Joy Division era and the present, with of course a Joy Division set to boot. A true celebration of music and spirit!

Featuring:

Morgellons – A Post-Punk vision of the future whilst embracing the past … Taking the blueprint of bands like Joy Division and Magazine, the frozen intensity of early Banshees and the art-school nihilism of the Velvets through to the Stooges, Morgellons have created a sound that, although rooted in a rich musical past, has a relevance and urgency that marks them out as something very different from their peers.

Naevus – A unique blending together of varying styles — industrial, folk, post punk — [think Swans, think Devoto, think Wire], Naevus formed in London in 1998 and released their debut “Truffles of Love” in 1999. The new album ‘Curses’ will be released this summer and this gig offers an exclusive chance to hear much of the new material live as appearances in London are very rare.

Transmission Control – This While Angels Watch side-project is an homage [rather than a tribute band] by fans of old, to the urgent, chaotic, inspired journey that Joy Division took us on, taking care to present authentic versions of the original songs often with musical and lyrical variations that were either performed, written or recorded by the band themselves, but without aping the characters or the moves.

1984 (Crisis) – Crisis were a British punk rock band formed in 1977. They performed at rallies for Rock Against Racism (RAR) and the Anti-Nazi League (ANL), and at Right to Work marches. British music weekly, Sounds used the phrase “Music to March To” to describe their distinctly edgy, controversial, alienated, political brand of punk rock. Now back in action with co-founder, Tony Wakeford and the moniker, 1984.

Absolute Beginners – This is not a tribute/cover band with 3 members wearing suits, this line up features a collection of well known punk musicians who want to pay homage to Weller’s music and to The Jam! “It’s all about not trying to look like the Jam, 3 lads in black suits, playing Weller’s songs note for note, we play our own interpretations of them, with our own energy and enthusiasm.”

Underclass UK – Adding a street punk edge to the evening with their blue collar outlook on the world with a sound that doesn’t hide from its metal or glam roots. Comparisons to Cockney Rejects are not without warrant. Also fans of Joy Division, they will repectfully be playing a number at the show, their way.

Holy Faction – From the ashes of ‘Jonestown’ comes this north west London trio playing funky-post-punk material that captures the essence of Magazine, the groove of Killing Joke and a hint of Wire, alongside a magic all of their own.

Metropolis – An alternative, synth driven post-punk rock band from East Anglia who write and perform retro-futurist music with a dystopian slant. Their inspiration comes from bands such as Killing Joke, Hawkwind, Numan and Joy Division to name just a few.

Doors 4pm
£8 ADV / £10 OTD

Ticket Link – http://www.newcrossinn.com/event/decades-in-memorium
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/365575687129276

Start: May 20, 2017 4:00 pm
End: May 20, 2017 11:55 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Phone: 020 8469 4382
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: £8 ADV / £10 OTD

May 13, 2017

A Real Rock’n'Roller

An Alternative Gathering return to the nest to bring you a night of dirty rock’n'roll

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, think big riffs, 12-bar boogie and unstoppable energy.

Rollin’ Machine – A raw 3 piece punk rock n roll band from Southend on sea. Dan fisher guitar/vocals, Evan Evans drums/vocals, Peter Kennedy on bass. Influences include Oasis, Stone Roses, Kasabian, The Small Faces, The Who, The Jam, punk and more!!! We are a wall of sound.

Blackmail Box – In Nottingham late 2013, inspired by a million noise slingers, Blackmail Box formed with a desire to create grimy rock’n'roll and rockabilly surf flavoured garage punk.

Doors 7.30pm
Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/212577469167857

Start: May 13, 2017 8:00 pm
End: May 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Birds Nest
Phone: 020 8692 1928
Address:
32 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 12, 2017

Zooparty at The Gunners

An Alternative Gathering are chuffed to present Swedish punks Zooparty plus support.

Zooparty – Formed in Linkoping in November 2005, Zooparty have so far released 3 albums featuring as special guests none other than Glen Matlock and Tony James.

Rock’n'Roll Suicides – A 4 piece garage band from London. Influenced by the ProtoPunk scene of the early 70s. No synths, no Gimmicks just no nonsense Rock n Roll.

Sister Paul – Japanese Glam Punk since 1992. Sister Paul comprise a male bassist singing in soprano and a female drummer in alto singing songs for gays and social deviants!

Gunner Who – An engaging skuzzed up punk outfit from Leyton with a certain rough-hewn charm. Sounds like Thrilled Skinny or pre-Blur!

Doors 7pm
Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1763229153930208

Start: May 12, 2017 7:45 pm
End: May 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Venue: The Gunners Pub
Phone: 020 7359 2467
Address:
204 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 5, 2017

” Your Music Boulevard”

” Your Music Boulevard”
A free live Musịc night helping promoting alternative, rock, electronic , punk artists/bands.

Start: May 5, 2017 7:00 pm
End: May 5, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: "Your Music Boulevard" at The Gunners
Phone: 07555787726
Address:
204 Backstock Road, Oxford, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 30, 2017

Punk Rock BBQ – LONDON PUNK SESSIONS – The Foamers – Rotten Foxes plus many more

8 bands, for 5 quid plus you get grub!

Start: April 30, 2017 4:00 pm
End: April 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: The Windmill Brixton
Address:
22 Blenheim Gardens, London, SW2 5BZ, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

An Alternative Gathering of the Tribes

An Alternative Gathering are having an all dayer at Bridgehouse 2 as we prepare for Blank Generation in May and as the following day is a bank holiday you can come and let your hair down.

The Feckin’ Ejits
Original British street punk band from Aylesbury, formed in 1982.

The Fanny Pads
A hard and heavy duty punk rock band formed in late 2004.

The Anoraks
An east London punk band formed in the summer of 1996.

Hearse Pileup
The gutteral sound of punk rock for the undead.

Batwings
South East London Melodic Goth/Folk/Punk band.

The Palumbo Phunk
A London-based funk rock collective formed in 2011

Spacewasters
Proper garage rock’n'roll. No mess no fuss.

Schadegeddon
Cabaret punk/rock/reggae/funky/metal/folk act with bagpipes!

Glad He’s Dead
Stoner/Gunge from Cambridge/Essex.

Wolfe Sunday
Anarcoustic Folk Punk from Kent.

Doors 2.30pm
£5 Entry All Day

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/945453495592185

Start: April 30, 2017 2:30 pm
End: April 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: Bridgehouse 2
Phone: 020 7474 3200
Address:
Bidder Street, Canning Town, E16 4ST, United Kingdom
Cost: £5 OTD

April 29, 2017

An EpicFest Primer- Okus (Ireland), Agnosy, Surya, Calligram, Regret

Start: April 29, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 29, 2017 11:55 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: £6.66

The Return of Razorblade Smile

An Alternative Gathering are chuffed to bring Razorblade Smile back to London with some quality support of mostly old gits!

Razorblade Smile – Formed in Glasgow in 2008, they describe themselves as a rock band with a conscience and a sense of humour, whose influences include The Ramones, UK Subs, The Sex Pistols and Reagan Youth.

The Kramers – Punk, garage, rock’n'roll Noise Merchants from London/Herts. They came together with the hunger to write and play their own distinctive brand of savage rock ‘n’ roll.

Geezapunx – A 4 Piece Punk band from Basingstoke, a cheeky blend of authentic and rebellious 70′s Old school Punk! They sound like they still jam in their parents’ basement.

The Outbursts – We’re a garage punk band from London, playing 3 chord songs like our lives depend on it, with the spirit of ’66 and ’77 tattooed across our collective arses.

e-Cog Zero – Blistering original DIY rock with an American style. A mutant abomination mingling glam rock with American punk, with driving dirty, punky hard rock.

Doors 7pm
£5 OTD

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/936555763146600

Start: April 29, 2017 7:30 pm
End: April 29, 2017 11:15 pm
Venue: The Gunners Pub
Phone: 020 7359 2467
Address:
204 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: £5 OTD

April 28, 2017

Ladies Night at The Unicorn

An Alternative Gathering are well pleased to present an evening of top quality female fronted rock bands

The Actions – 3 piece alt-rock band from London. A dystopian dream that’ll pull you in and leave you wanting more. A massive sound you won’t forget about quickly.

The Roz Bruce Infusion – This Midland band mix wahwah/fuzz driven rock with punky overtones and distinctive vocals and produce a highly likeable and infectious sound.

Yur Mum – An improbable band with an improbable name. Yur Mum is a blend of anything that’s loud, noisy and comes from the heart.

Blow Up Doll – From the ashes of Rehab Doll come Blow Up Doll, a new grungy punk/rock band fronted by the husky voiced Romy.

Doors 7pm
Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1173817149367185

Start: April 28, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 28, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: The Unicorn Camden
Phone: 020 7485 3073
Address:
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free