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
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 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)