April 29, 2017
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.
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/936555763146600
April 30, 2017
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.
An east London punk band formed in the summer of 1996.
The gutteral sound of punk rock for the undead.
South East London Melodic Goth/Folk/Punk band.
The Palumbo Phunk
A London-based funk rock collective formed in 2011
Proper garage rock’n'roll. No mess no fuss.
Cabaret punk/rock/reggae/funky/metal/folk act with bagpipes!
Glad He’s Dead
Stoner/Gunge from Cambridge/Essex.
Anarcoustic Folk Punk from Kent.
£5 Entry All Day
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/945453495592185
May 12, 2017
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!
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1763229153930208
May 13, 2017
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.
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/212577469167857
May 20, 2017
JAY VEE presents a fourth night of crazed and depraved rock’n’roll shenanigans at the Islington!
Probably the loudest band in the world. Expect rock’n’roll distilled to its various essences – pounding rhythm, howling guitars and a whole host of fluids we won’t mention here. There will be rolling around, screaming and an insatiable urge to dance convulsively. Freaking terrifying, and an honour to have ‘em on the bill.
No nonsense Motorpunk from the wilds of York. These guys have been slaying audiences since 2011, and are the closest thing you losers will ever get to seeing Lemmy & co in their prime, with a unique spin on a classic sound. Proud to unleash them on London for the first time in a long while as they present their new long-player ‘Burston’ to the public..
Proper psychobilly for deviants, freaks, pervs and oddballs of most descriptions. See you in the front for ‘8 Heads in a Duffel Bag’.
THE RATTLE SHAKERS
Brand new rock’n’roll / r’n’b hipshakers in the classic Dr Feelgood mould. Big riffs, skittering drums and general savagery abound.
As always, there’ll be free shots on the door and cool tunes on the stereo system all night. Get the fuck down, and help us keep live music live!
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
May 26, 2017 – May 29, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are holding our second Blank Generation festival, 40 odd years of punk in another 3 days featuring classic punk, punk’n'roll, garage punk, post punk, Oi, ska and new wave.
Main artists appearing include:
Vice Squad, Infa Riot, Menace, Chron Gen, Splodgenessabounds, The Straps, Bermondsey Joyriders, Rock’n'Roll Gypsies, The Defects, 999, The Lurkers and a Charlie Harper solo set.
Other acts appearing include:
Heavy Drapes, Witchdoktors, Dragster, Priscillas, The Pukes, Healthy Junkies, Church of Eon, EK Decay, Syteria, Subculture, Hooligan (Dublin), The Blue Carpet Band, Mick O’Toole, Morgellons, Phobics, Bleach Boys, Hazard and more.
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/605970886238939
Website – http://blankgeneration.info
Tickets – http://blankgeneration.info/tickets.htm
£55 All Weekend
£20 Friday (6.40pm – 1am)
£25 Saturday (1pm – 1am)
£25 Sunday (1pm – 1am)
June 23, 2017
**Alan Clayson and the Argonauts** “were one of rock’s most glorious and enjoyable follies, and somewhere there is a parallel universe where they are bigger than The Beatles” (Rock ‘N’ Reel) and hold “a premier position on rock’s Lunatic Fringe” (Melody Maker).
In the late 1970s Clayson was being spoken of and written about in the same paragraphs as Wreckless Eric, John Otway, Tom Robinson and Elvis Costello, and featured in a BBC Radio One In Concert (which turned up on a 2001 bootleg CD).
Notoriety and cult glories aplenty but the Argonauts eventually succumbed to the treacherous seas of showbiz: no golden fleece. That was presumed to be that until a telephone call from out of the blue in summer 2005 from Damaged Goods records resulted in the release of “Sunset On A Legend”, a double-CD retrospective, and a reformation for a sensational farewell performance – which turned out to be the first of many. Here’s another not to be missed for fans of post-punking pre-punking outre outsider rock’n'roll.
Plus **The Bronsons** – pub rock and rhythm’n'booze revivalists in a Brinsley Scwartz via Ducks Deluxe sense, plus a bit of acidic Dr Feelgood punky boogie woogie oh yes. The Count Bishops and The Inmates are also reference points via a little counter cultural trippy blues. A great night out in themselves.
And **Eliphant** – psych pop , strains of late 60’s U.S. garage pop too, but this has that R’n'B fuelled slightly whimsical late 60’s brit feel, decently hooky and an authentic retro sound, fine work.