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December 8, 2018 – December 9, 2018

Black Water County, Blood and Whiskey, Boogedy Smak FREE ENTRY

Bangers Embrace Presents and The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue proudly present

Black Water County are finally coming to Kingston. The six-piece folk/punk band from Bournemouth have built a reputation as an exciting live act at festivals in recent years, and were runners up in the recent Fireball UK ‘Fueling The Fire Tour’ finals at the Islington O2. FFO Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy’s, Ferocious Dog, The Rumjacks, The Dreadnoughts and Reel Big Fish…

In support for the night we have Blood & Whiskey from Staines… think what would happen if you mixed Frank Turner, Dustin Kensrue, Brian Fallon, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Jimmy Eat World and Johnny Cash.

We’ll also be joined by Kingston folk punx Boogedy Smak… The group take their influences from all over, from metal to Blues, Crust-punk to country and display this in their music by the change of dynamics song to song. We love them.


Doors at 8pm

Sponsored by Fireball UK

The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue. Pls bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Start: December 8, 2018 8:00 pm
End: December 9, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

November 17, 2018


Sanction This, Anthrax, Mindframe, The Black Death, The Commited, The Fleas, Bug Central, Hagar The Womb, Virus, KissMe Killer, Zombie Met Girl, Calico……………….

Date: November 17, 2018
Venue: the Gunners
204 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: £12

October 13, 2018

Meinhof + Anarchistwood + Bug Central + Hanging Johnny

Meinhof + Anarchistwood + Bug Central + Hanging Johnny

Start: October 13, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Ground Floor, Unit E, 199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

July 27, 2018

Bandits! Just Say Nay, Smiling Ivy, Boogedy Smak

Presented by The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents

Formed in 2013, Bandits have been playing their own brand of High Energy, Hip Hop styled Ska-Punk up and down the UK and Europe. Ripping up shows with their dance mat and hype man in tow, supporting the likes of King Prawn, Big D and Spunge. Hoping to Educate and Medicate the Youth of today with their Good Time Vibes and Party agenda.

The message is simple, the message is clear, Bandits are here to bring the party and you’re all invited!!

Smiling Ivy
Smiling Ivy is an explosive and outspoken band from Sheffield performing an energetic fusion of ska, reggae, punk, and hip-hop.

Since forming in 2007, the five-piece have effortlessly clashed activism and hedonism on records – offering fans an astute and socially-aware observation of the times.

Jammin’ funk ska beats like man machines on the brink of disaster, but never tipping the edge. Smiling Ivy is an untamed animal, enjoying the ride

Just Say Nay
The biggest thing out of Kent since Tom Johnston. Horny sixteen-legged skanking machine and logistical nightmare with more members than you can shake a stick at. Cooking up a tasty up-beat ska-punk stew, seasoned with hefty brass hooks, hectic basslines, blistering guitar solos and sweet sweet vox. We’ll melt your fucking face off and open our spitvalves down your neck. Fuck Yeah.

Boogedy Smak
Boogedy Smak are a 4 piece folk punk band mostly hailing from Kingston Upon Thames, London. Currently in the midst of recording new album called “Pay us to leave”… couldn’t be further from the truth.

Named after beer, fueled by beer.


Doors at 8pm
Late bar till 1am

Sponsored by Fireball UK

Start: July 27, 2018 8:00 pm
End: July 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, kt2 6qa, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

June 9, 2018 – June 10, 2018

Sinful Maggie, Scandal, The Drunken Ramblings FREE ENTRY

Presented by The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents HM Queen Elizabeth II official birthday celebrations with-

Sinful Maggie – Formed in 2015 and set out to show people that you could have a punk band with an accordion and not play Folk, Gypsy or Celtic Punk. Brothers Charlie and Russ Draper had been writing together for years, but without a band, the songs remained unheard. With the addition of Briony Ireland, a rose between two thorns, and Ollie Beaton, the bloke who holds two sticks, the band was ready to take their fast and furious punk rock on the road playing along side bands like The Mistakes and Self Abuse, but have since shared bills with Maid of Ace, The Real McKenzies, The Rumjacks, Buzzcocks and Slaves. The band makes no bones about wearing their influences on their sleeves, often being likened to early Rancid with a bit of The Clash and some early Dropkick Murphys to boot, but that doesn’t mean they don’t bring something fresh to the scene.

The band’s self-titled debut album is out now on all major digital platforms and CD. They will be up and down the country all year so come and catch them in Kingston when they stop at The Fighting Cocks.

Support from Kingston oi punk trailblazers Scandal-streetpunk and making their FC debut are melodic street punks The Drunken Ramblings from West London oi oi!

Lets show ol’ Lizzie how the punks party!


DOORS 8pm…ish (No earlier!)

Late bar open till 1am

Sponsored by Fireball UK

The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue-

Start: June 9, 2018 8:00 pm
End: June 10, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 28, 2018

Migraines + Skinners + MethxCamp + Zek + Apocalypse Addiction @New River Studios

The West Country Brotherhood are coming to smash New River Studios dick in half, smoke a phatty and play some choonage with 2 BANGIN London bands- Zek and Apocalypse Addiction! 8===x==D- – - – - – - – -
It’s all in the name of foreplay + fundraisin’ for our Greek tour which starts the next day=hangover on a plane! Gonna be sick!

Skinners – Bath Leftist Powerviolence

Migraines- Bristol Sk8-HxC! New album, Young, Gifted & Fast, on bandcamp now…

Methxcamp- Bristol Tyskieviolence

Apocalypse Addiction- Apocalyptic dbeat/thrash from London

ZEK- Raw n raging hardcore n noisy Londoners

Creds for the poster art to Olivia Sparrow @

Venue: New River Studios
Damage: £4 / Liver

Start: May 28, 2018 7:00 pm
End: May 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Ground Floor, Unit E, 199 Eade Road, Landan, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: 4

May 11, 2018

Chaos Theory/Match& fuse present: The Display Team, Magnus Loom, Ms Mercy

Genre-fluid promoters of the weird and wacky Chaos Theory join forces with promoters of avant-garde jazz, prog and all manner of genre-colliding music Match&Fuse, to present a special lineup of audio oddities.

The Display Team

Two years after Chaos Theory had the sheer giggly joy of working with this supergroup on their sold out album launch show.

Containing members of Nøught, Gong and Knifeworld, this prog-punk orchestra creates a heavy assault of surprisingly upbeat, melodic nonsense, resulting in something like a cross between The Specials and Mr Bungle.

“A beast with 24 limbs, and 6 brains fused into a sympathetic matrix of heady harmonies, ballistic brass, romping-stomping riffs and more “wonk” than a bad hedge.” – Sputnikmusic

Magnus Loom

A heady mix of almost indefinable sounds, utilising heavy electronics, light-fingered instrumentation and falsetto vocals to result in a medley of experimental pop and punk. Of sorts.

“A cornucopia of brightly burning pitches and rhythms.” – Folk and Honey

Ms Mercy (launch gig)

A new noise project of total chaos, rock, metal, noise, prog, punk and more, featuring members of WorldService Project. A brilliant FNM/SOAD/Bunglesque experience.

Start: May 11, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

April 29, 2018

Sunday Folk-Punk: Out of System Transfer (US) / QFolk / Chuck SJ

After touring extensively in the states, Out of System transfer is on their first European tour in April/May, with Qfolk joining for the UK leg

Carrying the banner of righteous weirdness, here comes Out of System Transfer, the city’s much-needed gonzo anti-folk punk rock radical leftist hootenanny. Their funny and fierce tunes blend the rage of Reagan-era punks like Dead Kennedys and Mojo Nixon with the rootsy feel and harmonies of acts like the Carter Family and Pete Seeger. With unparalleled energy, uncompromising radical politics, and an insatiable thirst for fun, these anarchofolk weirdos share one primary main objective: to rock your entire ass off.

Qfolk is possibly the loudest one human folk punk act. For fans of FEELINGS, radical politics, breaking the binary and a complete lack of subtlety. Passionate folk punk with more emotions than you could ever ask for! Aesthetic: Britney Spears meets Tom Waits.

Chuck SJ is a Queer Folk Punk DIY Musician hailing from Brighton, UK. Although their roots lie in folk punk, Chuck’s guitar playing extends far beyond the contemporary and expected style of an acoustic guitarist.

Free entry!

Start: April 29, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 29, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: Fox & Firkin
Phone: 020 8690 0969
316 Lewisham High St, London, SE13 6JZ , United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 20, 2018

Trapallada (GZ), Rags Rudi & Ebola’las @ T-Chances

El Diablo Promotions presents:

Trapallada is a ska-punk band formed in 2004 in Corunna, Galicia. The music is a mixture of ska, punk, reggae and traditional rhythms, often with social and political lyrics in Galician language.
100% antiracist 100%antifascist

Rags Rudi
5 cockney rascals and 1 Toronto scoundrel. A lively cocktail
of ska, hip-hop, dub, punk, and funk – Rags Rudi get their crowds Skankin wherever they go. They’ve shared stages with Rico Rodriguez, Jerry Dammers (The Specials), The Selecter, The Beat, Freddie Notes and countless more. Rags Rudi are ready for the knees-up!

Much like the fatal ebola virus; Ebola-la’s brutal & contagious performance is renowned in both the underground punk and free-party scene.
The degenerate duo and self proclaimed lambrini laureates have spent the last year on the road touring Europe’s grimiest venues & festivals. Including Boomtown, Glastonbury, Balter, FukReddin & Small World to name a few.
With all the energy of a hundred piece marching band, compact into a two-piece punk rock performance, unafraid of bordering any genre, Ebola-La’s make a point to guarantee an unforgettable show.

Start: April 20, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 20, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: T-Chances
399 High Road, London, N17 6QN, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

November 3, 2017 – November 4, 2017

The Barstool Preachers, The Lagan, Pisdicables – FREE ENTRY!

The Fighting Cocks Presents:

The Barstool Preachers
The Lagan

FREE ENTRY!! Celtic, ska, punkrock shenanigans with 3 of the UKs finest hooligans!

Bar open till 1am!

Start: November 3, 2017 8:00 pm
End: November 4, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free