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October 10, 2018

‘Billy Club

An Alternative Gathering presents a new quarterly night with live bands celebrating all things psychobilly, rockabilly and punkabilly.
Bands playing – Knocksville / The Surfin’ Wombatz / Sin Kings / Schizophonics

Start: October 10, 2018 8:00 pm
End: October 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Amersham Arms
Phone: 020 8691 9506
Address:
388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6RT, United Kingdom
Cost: £5

September 22, 2018

Punk 4 The Homeless – Bucha Effect + the Babes + Chain of Panic + Pistolhead +more

Punk 4 the Homeless returns to east London for a 5 band charity gig for Compass Children’s Charity, in support of their great work with street children in Latin America!

Starring:
Bucha Effect – https://www.facebook.com/bucha.effect.7/
The Babes – https://www.facebook.com/thebabespunkrock/
The Chain of Panic – https://www.facebook.com/thechainofpanic/
Pistolhead – https://www.facebook.com/PistolheadUK/
+ 1 more tba

Entry is free, although donations are very much encouraged.
Punk 4 the Homeless merch also available, with all profits also going to charity.

Punk 4 The Homeless supports Compass Children’s Charity, in their vital work to help rehabilitate, house, educate and support street children in Latin America: http://compasschildrenscharity.org.uk

Start: September 22, 2018 7:00 pm
End: September 22, 2018 11:55 pm
Venue: The Beehive
Phone: 020 7515 4889
Address:
104 Empson Street Bow, London, E3 3LT, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

September 13, 2018

Vodun “Ascend” album launch

Two and a half years after they broke into the wider consciousness with the launch of “Possession”, Chaos Theory presents the defiant fireball that is Vodun, who are back with their new album “Ascend”.

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Vodun

Towering over the foundations of of their debut album, Vodun return to the city that forged them after touring Europe, sharing the stage with bands including Amenra, Turbowolf, The Picturebooks, Steak, Orange Goblin, Witchsorrow, Masiro and Uncle Acid and the deadbeats, and taking part in Desertfest London, Hellfest, Afrompunk Festival and Desertfest Belgium.

With an ever-clearer vision and sound to respond to the ominous political shifts occurring around the globe, this is the trio’s most ferocious war-cry to date.

“A wholly unique and positively electrifying take on heavy metal-tinged, hard-charging afro-psych” – Noisey

“Consistently raising the bar” – Afropunk

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Bruxa Maria

Playing either as a trio or four-piece, Bruxa Maria hit back hard against the dismal world band leader Gill Dread sees around her, by playing politically-charged punk, sludge and noise, with a powerful focus that levels all. Featuring electronic noise generator Mark Dicker.

They’ve been well received at Supernormal Festival and when supporting Terminal Cheesecake, Hey Colossus and Casual Nun and we can’t wait to see them back again in London.

“Sublimely furious” – The Quietus

“Full of smart twists and turns.” – Echoes And Dust

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The Hyena Kill

A Manchester-based duo, playing pure hard rock, mixed in with elements of noise, groove metal and post-hardcore.

Having already secured slots at Download Festival and Portals this year, The Hyena Kill sit comfortably in lineups in the metal, doom, indie and math rock scenes, so one guaranteed to go down well with fans of tonight.

“A diversity of styles swirling in their sound” – Distorted Sound Magazine

Start: September 13, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 13, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Oslo
Phone: 020 3553 4831
Address:
1A Amhurst Road, London, E8 1LL, United Kingdom
Cost: £9

July 14, 2018 – July 15, 2018

The Courtesy Group Album Launch / The Drift / Lofe / Hemming Tong

COURTESY GROUP – Think Birthday Party meets Captain Beefheart and you won’t be far off. In town to launch their long awaited follow up to the acclaimed Tradesman’s Entrance album their second LP is entitled Second City Liquor and contains all the usual sonic bluster and acerbic wit you’ve come to expect.
“Here’s Hutchins, the howling faggot and pea-fuelled visionary, vindicated at last, and at his finest where precipitous and sluggardly guitars fabricate a kind of psychedelic drizzle, a dying sun glimpsed through an industrial smog.” Stewart Lee/ THE SUNDAY TIMES****
“Blue-collar Brummie Beefheart, mighty mangled tunes and riffage, great lyrics and attitude, a fine name: what more do you want from a group ?!” John Cooper Clarke.
THE DRIFT – Garage punk ensemble with a hint of Pixie-esque grit back on home turf to push their new CD of fiercely digested garage punk nuggets. Ex Deptford Beach Babes & Probing Cranks.

https://www.facebook.com/events/870096916532340/

LOFE – Wholegrain and far from seeded and rising fast in the south yeast. Avant beats, elastic band bass and a lavish dollop of Quobble & speak. Ex Brain Of Morbius & One True Dog well and truly off the leash
DJ Hemming Tong until 2am punk/post-punk/charity shop finds
FREE before 9pm £5 after

https://www.facebook.com/events/870096916532340/

Start: July 14, 2018 9:00 pm
End: July 15, 2018 2:00 am
Venue: Fox & Firkin
Phone: 020 8690 0969
Address:
316 Lewisham High St, London, SE13 6JZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free before 9pm, £5 after

June 29, 2018 – June 30, 2018

Skinny Milk, Suspects, Gloo FREE ENTRY

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

SKiNNY MiLK
No strangers to the dingy, damp and dark back room of the Fighting Cocks, the Skinny Milk double come to deliver another blast of psychedelic, fuzzed up freak out garage rock!

And they’re joined once again by our Southend two man squad, Suspects on Cool Thing Records. If you need a refresher course… imagine if QOTSA released stuff in the early 90s.

And we welcome first timers GLOO to Kingston. Bratty Britrock from the southern coast. These guys are not to be missed… take our word for it. You’ve been warned.

FREE ENTRY

Doors at 8pm

Late bar open til 1am

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

Sponsored by Fireball UK

Start: June 29, 2018 8:00 pm
End: June 30, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The FIghting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

June 15, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Dog of Man / Ham Legion / Crystal Piss

Dog of Man bring the sound of the filth stricken basement, fizzing electric accordion and angular guitar together in a glorious cacophony of bitcrushed, ambient and melodic acid-punk that will leave your jaw hanging beside your pasty white ankles. https://dogofman.bandcamp.com/

Ham Legion play a collision of beaming up beat power pop, with grinding grungy outbursts, dramatic changes of mood, tonnes of vocals, sudden passages of twistingly epic prog then moments of restrained delivery and somber reflection. https://ham-legion.bandcamp.com

Crystal Piss: Local band playing garage punk. Piss to the wall, fuck em all! https://crystalpiss.bandcamp.com/releases

Hemming Tong: Bromley contingent reject plays garage punk/punk rock/post punk/new wave on vinyl!

Free before 9pm, £3 after

Instagram: @foxandfirkin | Twitter: @FoxFirkin
www.foxfirkin.com | 316 Lewisham High St, SE13 6JZ

Start: June 15, 2018 8:00 pm
End: June 16, 2018 2:00 am
Venue: Fox & Firkin
Address:
316 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, SE13 6JZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 13, 2018 – April 15, 2018

Undercover Festival VI (2018)

Undercover Festival back at Margate for 2018

“See You Down The (Sea) Front”
Undercover Festival VI @ Dreamland Margate

13 & 14 April 2018

UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL VI a 2 day celebration of alternative music including Punk / Ska / Alt / Acoustic + so much more.

Undercover Festival is returning in 2018 to the unique setting of Dreamland Margate in Kent a venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates. Not only do we have a cracking line up but festival goers can experience many retro rides and amusements plus it is once again held undercover i.e. not outdoors so if it’s peeing down come April 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 in APRIL 2018.

The 2 day line-up includes some cracking local bands and so much more over two stages is shaping up to be an unmissable event. We believe we have most bases covered.

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, with two days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on many other festival line-ups.

LINE UP
Friday 13th April 2018
THE BLOCKHEADS
EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS
RODDY RADIATION AND THE SKABILLIY REBELS
SONIC BOOM SIX
XSLF
SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE
WITCHDOKTORS
CHURCH OF EON
KING PUNCH
SKACIETY
THE COMMITED
HAZARD
RUSS CRIMEWAVE
See Ya Down The (Sea) Front!!

Sat 14th April 2018
SHAM 69 (PURSEY, PARSONS, TREGUNNA)
CHELSEA
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES
KIRK BRANDON AKOUSTIC WITH SAM SANSBURY (CELLO)
MENACE
CRISIS
BIG BOY TOMATO
EAST TOWN PIRATES
PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS
THE WARRIORS
ANDY BLADE (EATER)
NUFFIN
NO LIP
RED (RELIGION EQUALS DECAY
RAGE DC
THE FANZINES
SURGERY WITHOUT RESEARCH
STONE HEROES
SCANDAL
GYB
+ MUCH more

Start: April 13, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 15, 2018 2:00 am
Venue: Dreamland Margate
Address:
Marine Parade, Margate Kent, CT9 1XJ, United Kingdom

April 6, 2018 – April 7, 2018

Skinny Milk, Model Citizens, Suspects FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks finally presents unto you an evening of duos, couples and twosomes, if you will.

It seems less is more these days and we’re going to let these three bands prove it.

We excitedly welcome back SKiNNY MiLK from Brighton. These two fuzzy psychonauts have played for us on various occasions including last years NYE party. Since then they have played and blasted every watering hole and venue in the UK, including being the backing band for Castle Face Records’ Male Gaze on their UK and Euro tour last month. Be sure to have your ear plugs in deep and your mouth guards in. You’ve been warned.

Support comes from Kingstons finest, Model Citizens. Beating you down with desert rock vibes, uncompromising charm and good looks.

And doubly excited to introduce Southends partners in crime, Suspects. We don’t know how these two have managed to stay under the radar for so long… But we’re glad they finally surfaced. Get down early to witness their shear power of punk and grunge rock.

Start: April 6, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 7, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: the fighting cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston upon thames, kt2 6qa, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

March 24, 2018

The Fighting Cocks 18th Birthday Party w/ Henri Herbert, Love Me Tenders, Kit Trigg FREE ENTRY

Let us take you back to March 2000: We had just entered the new Millenium awaiting flying cars and hover boards, Bill Clinton was President of the USA and Blink 182s All The Small Things was kept off the Number 1 spot by Geri Halliwell. It was also the same year we opened the doors to you ‘orrible lot at The Fighting Cocks and so finally, the day has come… Our 18th year at The Fighting Cocks… so what better way to celebrate than with one of our good ol’ fashioned bottle breaking tear up!

We’ve smashed ourselves to get this little shindig together and we cant wait to celebrate this milestone with each and every one of you.

So whats on the agenda we hear you ask. Well…
Taking the stage we’ve got the one and only Henri Herbert And The Fury. The former Jim Jones Revue pianist has been busting pianos all over the world in recent years and we’re utterly honored to have him and his crew don our grubby little stage. Lets boogie woogie!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuDTdBqb01Y

In support we welcome back the rock n roll drum and guitar duo The Love Me Tenders. They seem to be playing relentlessly recently and we’re stoked they’ve taken time out of their busy schedule to party with us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusVqjBM7is

And if that’s not enough… we also have BBC Music Introducing darlings KIT TRIGG to kick you into shape with some cool as all hell blues rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkTKolH–V8

Thirsty for more? Well, to keep you warm we’ll be throwing around some free shots from our sponsors Fireball UK Whisky!

FREE ENTRY
Late bar till 1am
Bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Start: March 24, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

January 28, 2018

Garage rock and roll all dayer featuring THE GO GO CULT

POLITE RIOT PRESENTS… A nine band garage rock’n'roll all-day extravaganza!! Featuring…

The Go Go Cult ! 50′s Psychedelic Punk

Love L.U.V. ! Garage pop sugar kick

The Bronsons ! Pub & garage rock rhythm & blues

The Love Me Tenders! Girls, drinking, parties, getting Boogie Loose, being high and shaking our asses

Trash Culture ! Playing music because we have to, for if we don’t we will kill our work colleagues

Scare Taxi ! Garage Punk Indie Bang Tidy (ex- These Animal Men!)

Kid Slug ! Vicious, filthy garage-blues-rock’n’roll

The Noir Mates . ! Blues, Jazz, Soundtrack, Punks

NoS Trees ! Garage rock, Psych, Gypsy, Blues Rock n Roll

Advance tickets only FIVE POUNDS! http://www.wegottickets.com/event/422697 (£7 on the door)

Date: January 28, 2018
Venue: New Cross Inn
Phone: 020 8469 4382
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: 5