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October 24, 2019

Janus Stark + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + The Nosedivers

Runnin’ Blue promotions proudly present:

#Janus Stark
Janus Stark are the experimental punk rock band, formed and fronted by Gizz Butt, The Prodigy’s live guitarist and former member of English Dogs. Their debut album, ‘Great Adventure Cigar’, originally released on Earache Records in 1998, was an underground classic filled with Beatles-esque melodic sensibilities, metallic guitar riffs and thrash metal crunch, HUGE explosive spiky punk riffs, and epic singalong choruses, winning them fans such as Kerrang Magazine and Foo Fighters (who Gizz guested with live). In 2002 Janus Stark split up, BUT now they are back with a new album due and the incredible lead single, ‘Shuffle the pack’.

#Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
Reading-based Who Killed Nancy Johnson? are a high-energy original punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act. “It’s really worth getting to see these guys” – Punkarolla.

Formed in 2015, WKNJ started gigging in 2016 and have released a fistful of EPs, albums and singles. There is no better time to catch these guys live, they are on fire!

#The Nosedivers
TThe late 90′s saw The Nosedivers playing their explosive, loud, fast, spiky, singalong, punk and roll rock show up and down the UK supporting the likes of Groop Dogdrill, A, Rachel Stamp, King Prawn, Goldblade and The Vibrators. They kicked a lot of ass, blew a lot of minds, eardrums and amps, and then unceremoniously imploded.

20 years later and the original line up is back for a handful of reunion shows and a highly anticipated EP release, with songs old and new. This is likely to be the only London show. Catch them while you can.

This absolute banger of a show will take place in the historic basement venue of legendary punk hang out, The Hope And Anchor, on Upper Street in Islington, London on Thursday October 24th 2019.

Start: October 24, 2019 7:30 pm
End: October 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Venue: Hope and Anchor
Phone: 0207 354 1312
207 Upper Street, London, N1 1RL, United Kingdom
Cost: 9

July 12, 2019

An Alternative July Gathering

An Alternative Gathering are back for our July show with three excellent Mod Rock/Post Punk Revival bands.

From 8pm Free Entry Great beer Excellent Food

The Theme
Mod rock band hailing from South East London, The Theme formed in late 2011. For most of 2012 and 2013 the band gigged extensively all over London and beyond, including sell out gigs at the 100 Club and Clapham Grand, also supporting OCS and Weller guitarist Steve Craddock and with one gig in Canning town being described as ‘the gig of the year’.

The Rising
A 60′s influenced 7 piece mod/psychedelic rock’n'roll band from Southampton – with now more contemporary influences as well. They signed to Detour Records in late 2013 and released their debut album in March 2014. “The Rising are fronted by Tommy Overington. He′s a star, and he means it! Great tunes and a great band” Alan Mcgee – Creation Records

Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
“Spiked with amphetamines… a band that embraces punk’s origins as well as influences from the last four decades” – thePUNKsite WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy original punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act. “Full of energy… a really cool post-punk feel” – New Music Saturday

Start: July 12, 2019 8:00 pm
End: July 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Venue: The Bird's Nest
32 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 26, 2019

Lost In The Riots “Bonds” album launch

Math rock and post-hardcore four-piece Lost in the Riots make their comeback with storming new album Bonds.

They want to celebrate with you and are bringing Poly-Math and Fall Of Messiah for the ride. This will be the first place you can get your hands on a copy of the album.

Presented by Chaos Theory.

Start: April 26, 2019 7:00 pm
End: April 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Venue: The Shacklewell Arms
Phone: 020 7249 0810
71 Shacklewell Ln, London, E8 2EB, United Kingdom
Cost: £9

October 9, 2018

Doc Rotten (USA) + Who Killed Nancy Johnson?

The Unicorn presents:

Doc Rotten
High energy punk rock band from Trenton, New Jersey (USA) Music:

Who Killed Nancy Johnson?

Incendiary punk from one of the UK’s best live acts.

Pop Punk/Punk/Emo band from Southampton.

Doors open at Noon Show: 7:30pm 18+ Free Entry

The Unicorn 227 Camden Road London NW1 9AA

Start: October 9, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 9, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
Phone: 0207 267 1896
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

July 27, 2018

Headline Maniac (ex Eddie & the Hot Rods) plus guests

Headline Maniac is the new band formed by members of Eddie and the Hotrods. The band released their self titled album in summer of 2016 to widespread acclaim from the music press. Many rock radio stations made it their album of the week. Festival appearances in both the UK and Europe followed in 2017 and a release of the bands first live album.

Some would say that these boys have already been there and done it having toured the world playing some of the biggest festivals and arenas with Eddie and the Hotrods, but Headline Maniac are new, bold and brash, if you like your rock music with a injection of punk attitude then check them out.

Choking Susan Hailing from the stench filled slums of Detroits motor city, female fronted punk band Choking Susan has been perspiring and inspiring all over the world! For the past 12 years we’ve toured from coast to coast all over the USA, Canada, Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic and France!! If you dig punk in any definition, see us live, buy us a drink, give us a kiss, check us out! This is the real thing baby!

Who Killed Nancy Johnson? Kind of punk, kind of post-punk, kind of slap in the face. WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? are a Reading-based high-energy original punk/post-punk band with a growing reputation as an incendiary live act. “Spiked with amphetamines… a band that embraces punk’s origins as well as influences from the last four decades” – thePUNKsite

Pulaski London based purveyors of noise and sweat.

Start: July 27, 2018 7:00 pm
End: July 27, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

May 4, 2018

The Facemelter at NRS

This month, Chaos Theory’s long-running event is in a different venue for a change! And all for an immense display of jawdropping math rock glory.

Memory Of Elephants

A trio from Bristol who are insanely brilliant at making technically perfect math rock sound like noise and making noise rock sound like progressive perfection.

They blew us away at when playing with Zolle last year and with and at The Facemelter the year before. Come and wrap your noodles around this sound.

“A psychedelic, noisy twist on their math-rock sound.” – Atom Smasher Music


A band we saw playing with Lost In The Riots last year, and one who’s made a strong start to their career with their debut EP ‘Illuminations’.

Sitting between exciting and pacey math rock and instrumental post-rock, they’re a hit with fans of any type of rock music.

“Reaching back into a time when math-rock and post-rock were closer than they are now” – Echoes And Dust

A Werewolf!

A frantically awesome guitarist-drummer outfit playing what can only be described as a cacophonous mix of math rock and grindcore, with the party attitude of slam death metal.

Truly awesome stuff.

“Throws the listener around like a rag doll and is as majestic as it is uncomfortable.” – Louder Than War Magazine

Start: May 4, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 4, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

December 22, 2017 – December 23, 2017

Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace Present: Lay in on the Line, Like Herod, Second in Line, The Half-Wits FREE ENTRY!

The Fighting Cocks with Bangers Embrace Present a pre (anti) xmas punk rock feast for the ears and eyes! FREE ENTRY and sponsored by Sailor Jerry.

Lay It On The Line subject us to a brutal assault of fast and heavy melodic skate punk. Featuring ex members In Evil Hour, Hang the Bastard and early 00s much loved punks Phinius Gage. Absolutely killer.


LIKE HEROD produce ass kicking punk rock. Aggressive yet melodic with elements of post hardcore for good measure. And damn good looking,

Second In Line are Berkshires’ finest skate punks. Hard to put a finger on it, but if you had to, they’d liken themselves to Bad Religion meets Snuff down a dark alley. They’ve shared stages with massive acts Anti-Flag, Stiff Little Fingers, Epoxies and UK bands The Filaments, Spoilers and Billy No Mates. ’nuff said really.

Bold as brass Canterbury punk rockers The Half-Wits open this Winter Blunderland with a touch of brash hardcore punk. Imagine if Five Knuckle were an 80s HC band? Good, eh? And a word of warning: Dont mess with them.


Bar open till 1am. Party on, dudes!

Start: December 22, 2017 8:00 pm
End: December 23, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London rd, Kingston upon thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

March 4, 2017 – March 5, 2017


The Carnival Punks cruu bring you another HENCH gig with a baaaare crazy line up of bands + DJs!
Expect every genre, expect drinking, expect madness and probably expect a nasty ass hangover too!
Band announcements soon!

Start: March 4, 2017
End: March 5, 2017
Venue: TChances
Phone: N/A
399 High Road, London, N17 6QN, United Kingdom
Cost: TBA