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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

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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

May 21, 2018

Mau Mau Monday

Justommy Entertainment presents Mau Mau Monday: raw power live punk & rock featuring:

WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? – Incendiary punk band from Reading. “It’s really worth getting to see these guys” – Punkarolla. “Bloody good… shades of Killing Joke” – RG New Music.

CRAZY MARY – Psychedelia, tribal music and Velvet Underground inspired no wave from New York. Carries the flame for a time when downtown Manhattan was at its post-punk apex – gritty, smart, artful, edgy and sexy.

BRADY BUNCH – A large blended family with six children getting up to hilarious escapades. Or, punk/rock/raw power. Come along to find out which.

BILLORDO – Anti-folk lo-fi troubadour from Buenos Aires. 34 tours, 18 videos, 12 records, 2 hands, 1 heart.

Free admission

The Mau Mau Bar is an old-school multicultural melting pot, Bohemian to its core – a mellow, cosy, home away from home for musicians and artists. Two mins away from Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park tube station, 10-15 mins walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station. Address: 265 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1LR.

Start: May 21, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Mau Mau Bar
Address:
265 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1LR, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 12, 2018

CLUB GEOFF at The Windmill

Club Geoff presents a new night of experimental alternative sounds with The Infinite Three (hypnotic psychedelic post-punk cosmic idiocy from ex-members of Cindytalk and GOD), Nasty Little Lonely (industrial post punk noisy stuff from Bristol) and Electric Elizabeth (investigative sounds from metal buckets, field recordings and beyond).

Start: April 12, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: The Windmill
Address:
22 Blenheim Gardens, London, SW2 5BZ, United Kingdom
Cost: 4

April 5, 2018

Becoming///Animal (members of Zu/This Mortal Coil/Cindytalk), The Brain Center at Whipple’s, Mark Dicker

Chaos Theory proudly presents Becoming /// Animal, a new project by amazing collaborative duo Massimo Pupillo of Zu, and Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk and This Mortal Coil.

Their first album “A Distant Hand Lifted”, an intense, filtered orchestra that roars and hisses, becoming one with magnificent haunting vocals, has just been released by Trost Records.

Support from:

The Brain Center at Whipple’s, an experimental semi-improvisational trio who use noise and electronics shamelessly. Last seen by us when they DJed at Mouse On The Keys, Mutiny on the Bounty and Strobes at Rich Mix last year.

Mark Dicker of Bruxa Maria and Palehorse, performing his solo project, rife with heavy electronic sounds and audio experimentation.

Start: April 5, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 5, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Servant Jazz Quarters
Phone: 020 7684 8411
Address:
10A Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN, United Kingdom
Cost: £10

January 5, 2018 – January 6, 2018

Moto Vamp, Buddha Blood, The Get Rids, The Insights FREE ENTRY!

The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace invite you to the first gig of 2018 and its a cracker! FREE ENTRY FREE ENTRY FREE ENTRY with late bar till 1am!

Moto Vamp
Raw power injected rock ‘n’ roll fronted by Los Angeles blues punk siren, Lily Marlene featuring JD KickDrum on the drums, the elusive Jared Fisher on lead guitar and garage rock stylings from James Meynell on bass. Expect a lethal dose of Russ Meyer-moto babe-psychedelic-garage-punk-madness!

https://youtu.be/WkeKkQgU28c

Buddha Blood
Buddha Blood formed at a New Year’s Eve party in 2012. Realising that they all shared a passion for psychedelic fuzz and dreamy melodies, they locked themselves away in a countryside cabin for nine months to develop a sound influenced by collective favourites such as Stone Roses, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Tame Impala. September 2013 saw them burst onto the Brighton scene supporting Night Beats, Cosmonauts and Holy Wave. Expect driving yet melodic riffs as well as whirling, spacey vocals.

The Get Rids
The Get Rids are a garage rock band from Brighton, formed a year ago through a shared desire to play live music and slowly ruin our hearing by playing too loud at band practice. With a shared love of bands such as Devo, Hot Snakes and Michael Jackson, they met when they were playing in various bands in the Brighton punk and hardcore scene. Once formed they spent a year rehearsing, telling everyone that they were honing their set, but in reality were too busy drinking. Having already had their first track ‘Smile’ played on BBC Introducing South and by Tom Robinson on BBC radio 6; they have a video for their title track ‘Smile’ made by a friend in the business and and Two EP’s out called ‘Move Juice’ and Mood Juice. The Album is Recorded and ready for release soon. Here’s a taste https://youtu.be/ZizRysJWMEA

The Insights
The Insights are a London based 3 piece garage rock band with strong 60’s influences, great rhythms and banging tunes. Working on new album out soon. Not to be missed!

Start: January 5, 2018 7:30 pm
End: January 6, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: the Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free