May 21, 2017
An Alternative Gathering return to “The Woods” for more bands, booze and BBQ, What else are you gonna do on a Sunday evening?
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.
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/698695360318078
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
March 19, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are back again for more bands, booze and BBQ
with the added bonus of celebrating Mandy Austin’s 40th birthday (again)!
London Sewage Company – Power-punk doo wap blues
Holy Faction – Funky post punk
PollyPikPocketz – Dirty grunge
Jonestown – Post punk
Schadegeddon – Cabaret punk with bagpipes!
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/956777281120215
February 12, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are well chuffed to be invited to put on our first show at this lovely venue, with Rock’n'Roll, Garage Rock, Beat, Surf, Protopunk and good old Swamp sounds, beer and BBQ.
Chubby Latouche and his Band of Wh*res – Rootin’ Tootin’ rock’n'roll punks
Inglourious Thunderc*nts – Filthy garage punk rockers
Blackmail Box – Grimy rockabilly surfers
Dead Natives – Psychedelic garage alt-rockers
Stellify – Blues fuelled fuzzy rock’n'rollers
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/635103416672977
December 26, 2016
“On International Pizza Punk Day, the division between struggle and pleasure, between total insurrection and festival, will be dismantled as we bake the vegan pizza of our desires into reality”
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL PIZZA PUNK DAY ON DECEMBER 26th (formerly known in some countries as “Boxing Day”)
Spun into the air in 1997 by a group of orphan caravan punks in Switzerland, International Pizza Punk Day supercedes the regressive christian holiday and blasts off towards a world based on mutual aid and cooperation. It is a holiday for the orphans of the world, those orphaned from their parents or orphaned from society.
Like flying solidarity pickets, small cells take local action (preparing vegan pizzas according to anarchist principles) to form a global web of unstoppable pizza-punk resistance!! National borders and stereotypes melt like faux “cheese” as we (if only for ONE day) UNITE as the pizza punx of the world!!!
Armed with a grain of salt and the cultural cookbook of the D.I.Y. and punk movement, we rise above the restrictive appetites of consumerism, sectarianism, geographical and ethnic backgrounds, alienation and dis-empowerment. We are left only with ourselves, the ingrediants for a full pizza-making workshop and THE STRUGGLE.
WHAT TO DO:
- Mark December 26th on your calendar as International Pizza Punk Day
- Start a local chapter and organise a vegan pizza making workshop in your local community. It’s as simple as inviting a few mates over, asking them to bring vegan toppings for pizza, sorting out some bases (some grocery stores sell these premade or you can make your own sorta like making home-made bread but punching it flat), sorting out a tomato sauce (basil and garlic works well) and getting some punk tunes on the stereo!
December 9, 2016
Melodic hardcore band Darko, pop-punkers And Now We’re Even, fast-as-fuck skate punks Resuscitators and acoustic punk covers from Cheats PLUS a video game nerd raffle raising money for Warchild UK – win yourself one of those mini Nintendos that are sold out everywhere and help children in War-torn countries! Xmassy good vibes!!
November 10, 2016
An evening of free vegan food, radical short films and updates from the front-lines of the fight against the French-Italian border.
All free: any donations go towards the legal costs of No Borders activist in Ventimiglia.
Doors open 7pm, food at 7:30pm, info-sharing and open discussion to start soon afterwards.
Link to FB event for benefit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130160870403982/
September 9, 2016 – September 11, 2016
2 packed days of alternative music including punk / SKA / dub / reggae / post punk / ALT / acoustic + so much more
This year’s Undercover Festival has moved to Brighton Racecourse and is once again held undercover i.e. not outdoors so if it’s peeing down come September 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 this September.
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.
As the name suggests, it’s an indoor event but with two days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on many other festival line-ups.
UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL set in and around the unique setting of Brighton Racecourse, a festival venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates.
The nature of the venue ensures that everything is nearby; no long walks between stages, parking is free, and camping is available literally a short one minute walk from the festival proper.
In a financial climate where it always seems to be about the money, Undercover throws convention to the wind and just goes with what it believes in. There is a huge line up and tickets can be bought in advance online of from various locations details from www.undercoverfest.com
~ ~ ~ FULL LINE UP ~ ~ ~
EDDIE AND THE HOTRODS
SPEAR OF DESTINY
SONIC BOOM SIX
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES
SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE
XSLF (X STIFF LITTLE FINGERS)
R.D.F (Radical Dance Faction)
THE JB CONSPIRACY
PIRANHAS FOUR + SPECIAL GUEST
CHURCH OF EON
PUSSYCAT & THE DIRTY JOHNSONS
THE MEOW MEOWS
TREE HOUSE FIRE
LEAD SHOT HAZARD
VIKKI VORTEX & THE CUM SHOTS
RISKEE AND THE RIDICULE
ARMY OF SKANKS
ECHO & THE BEATS
5 GO MAD
LITTLE TREASURE ALL STARS
PLUTONIAN FIRE BRIGADE
PIG CITY ANGELS
GRYMM (Previously called Dead Weight)
KEITH WOODHOUSE MC MAIN STAGE + DJs RUDE BOY PRODUCTIONS SPINNING TUNES IN BETWEEN BANDS + Stage II DJ TREV BOSSOM (GUILDFORDS FINEST) – Stage III- DJs TBA + RAT BOY LURKING AROUND THE PLACE
Days, Times and stages to be posted soon.
LINE UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE