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June 23, 2017

Alan Clayson And The Argonauts + The Bronsons

**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.

Start: June 23, 2017 7:15 pm
End: June 23, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: The Dublin Castle
Phone: 07949 575149
94 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

May 20, 2017 – May 21, 2017

Atomic Suplex + special guests

JAY VEE presents another night of crazed and depraved rock’n’roll shenanigans, descending now for the first time upon an unsuspecting Hackney.

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, and oddballs of most descriptions. See you down the front for ‘8 Heads in a Duffel Bag’.

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 a great selection of booze and cool tunes on the stereo all night. Get down, get loud and help us keep live music live!


Start: May 20, 2017 7:45 pm
End: May 21, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: Paper Dress Vitnage
Phone: 020 8510 0520
352A Mare Street, Hackney Central, London, E8 1HR, United Kingdom
Cost: £5 /£4adv

May 5, 2017

” Your Music Boulevard”

” Your Music Boulevard”
A free live Musịc night helping promoting alternative, rock, electronic , punk artists/bands.

Start: May 5, 2017 7:00 pm
End: May 5, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: "Your Music Boulevard" at The Gunners
Phone: 07555787726
204 Backstock Road, Oxford, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 14, 2017 – April 15, 2017

Free – Garageland 73 with WitchDoktors , The Oddballs, Los Sustos


FRIDAY the 14th of APRIL 2017

227 Camden Road
London, NW1 9AA

WitchDoktors ���
The Oddballs (Spain)
Los Sustos (Mexico)

DJ Paula MCD

8:00pm-12:00am. Please come early – the first band starts at 9:00pm sharp and live music finishes at 11pm. Then DJs spinning ’77 punk rock, snarling ’60s garage and raw rock ‘n’ roll til midnight!!

Donations will be greatly appreciated & are needed – we’ll pass a donation box!!

Complimentary tortilla chips and homemade Mexican salsa for the earlybirds!!

The Unicorn is situated on the junction of Brecknock and Camden Road. To get here you can take the 29, 279 or 253 buses from Camden Town station. Alternatively, it is a short 20 minute walk, directly up Camden Road to our location.

The Unicorn is in a residential area so please keep the noise down out front and please don’t bring your own cans of beer. It is a lovely old pub with fairly priced drinks, and both the pub and Garageland depend on your patronage at the bar. Many thanks :)


For over 15 years The WitchDoktors have drawn on their early Punk/Garage influences to deliver a kick-ass live show of chart worthy tunes that can shatter your sound system and drive your dancing genes into a frenzy!

Their reputation as “One of the best live bands in London….they never fail to please….” speaks for itself and their own brand of SuperPunkRockTM now comes to you in their latest album collection “Voodoo Eye” – featuring 13 explosive trax, never released before, courtesy of Bomber Records.

Mixologists describe this experience as “….a fuelled-up cocktail of punk rock ‘n’ roll attitude with a sassy twang of trash-a-billy, a bitter twist of country attitude and all whizzed up in a fuzzed-out garage!”. Make what you will of that but decide with your own ears and eyes, you will only get out what you put in!

A 5 Year residency at Soho’s 12 Bar Club in London (and hundred’s of live performances around the country) has seen them rise from underground villains of rock’n'roll to legitimate hoodlums of guitar fuelled chaos! Their destiny has seen them share the stage with many of their own heroes (and influences) such as The Damned, Fleshtones, Revillos, Urban Voodoo Machine, Legendary Shack Shakers, Gold Blade, The Germs, Wreckless Eric and others too numerous to mention.

“Voodoo Eye” sees a giant step forward in finally capturing the true spirit and sonic impact of their live shows as a hard hitting 4th album and worthy follow-up to their widely acclaimed “$3 Dollar Hooker” album. “Voodoo Eye” has been Produced in conjunction with Mr Pat Collier (Ruts DC, UK Subs, Wonderstuff, Jesus & Mary Chain etc) at Perry Vale Studios London.

Predominantly mixed by Pat and the band, the opening kick-in-the gut live anthem “No Pain No Gain” comes courtesy of world renowned Producer/Mixer Mr Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, David Bowie, H.I.M, Robert Plant etc). Along with the core band of Andy, Zig, Tony & Joe, the new record features additional contributions from Colonel Spencer Evoy (MFC Chicken), Dan Criscuolo (The Fuzillis) and Jim “The Bishop” (King Salami)

The scene is set and the onslaught begins. Live shows throughout the south of England during June are just the start of the “Voodoo Eye Campaign” and their 6th Undercover Festival engagement (in a row! The ONLY band to have achieved this so far!) in September acknowledges their capabilities as a stunning live show. We’re sure this release will gain the WitchDoktors further recognition in their mission to deliver SuperPunkRockTM across the UK and Europe just for starters!

Watch out for your volume levels for your own safety please, you have been warned!

PLANET ANDY: Words of wisdom, Gretsch ‘n’ Gibson Geetars, big shirts
TONY MAJOR: Gibson ‘n’ Gretsch Geetars, backing vox, gob iron, shades
ZIG C: Fender Precision & Danelectro Bass, backing vox, shades
JOECOLFAR: Drum kits wild wild wild youth

The Oddballs

In 1944, a crack commando unit made up of five of the best men of the US Army was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they ACTUALLY had committed. Disobeying the orders of their superiors, they crossed the enemy lines with the objective of obtaining a booty of gold lingots from the hands of the German forces, whose location they knew from a renegade sergeant who responded to the name of “Sgt. Oddballs”. Through the fields of Nancy, our heroes resisted the insistent Panzer tank’s fire on the back of an old Sherman M4, which, without fuel, was fed by a nefarious Central European brewery with deer tag. Back at the base they were sent to court and even so, they soon escaped from the prison where they were held. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as a soldiers of fortune and hide disguised as a rock and roll band. Inspired by bands such as A-Bones, Los Chicos, and MFC Chicken, and in honour of his partner, Sgt. Oddballs, they crawl through all scenarios and play the most obscure darkest sounds of the 50s and the most garagey of punk. If you have any problems and you find them ……. maybe you can hire them!

Armed to the teeth with guitars (Mario), bass (Jose), Drums (Javier), maracas (Juanillo) and sax and washboards (Dani), they have shared the stage with the likes of King Salami, Les Grys Grys, Dustaphonics and Fuzzillis, to mention a few, and they just recorded their first LP which was released on the infamous FOLC Record label. We actually think they caught the owners (Los Chicos) totally drunk at the moment of signing. If they are coming to your local music venue, don´t miss the chance of sharing a beer with these lil´rascals and take note, it’s tested by research that there’s no snow, wind or rain that can stop them!

Los Sustos

Los Sustos emerged in 2011 at México City, influenced by the sounds of Garage punk, 60′s Rithim and Blues, 70′s Psych y 80′s Garage Revival. In 2012 they recorded their first independent EP called ” Sin Miedo a la Muerte” Wich included 4 original songs and a cover version of “Baby Please Dont Go ” from the band Them (1971). Los Sustos have played in some of the most important underground music forums of México like Multiforo Alicia, El Real Under, Caradura, Multiforo 246 and performed on stage with international bands like Los Peyotes, The Cynics, Los Vigilantes, The Incredibble Staggers, Los Mambo Jambo and worldwide known mexican bands as Los Explosivos, Mustang 66, Los cavernarios, Telekrimen and many other great bands. Also, they have good vibe comments from World Wide Personalities of the garage rock music like Michael Kastelic (The Cynics), Bob Urh (Ultra 5), Russell Quan (The Mummies), Making their budget rock music known so far in the USA and Europe.

Start: April 14, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 15, 2017 12:00 am
Venue: The Unicorn
227 Camden Road London,, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

February 4, 2017

London Celtic Punks present Neck and The Lagan at The Gunners

join the London Celtic Punks for some more down to earth, dirt cheap DIY celtic punk’n'folk’n'roll!!

Saturday 4th February so plenty of time to get yourselves sorted out.

The one and only NECK will be getting the bus down from County Holloway to play on home turf for a change. Neck have one foot in punk rock and one foot steeped in traditional Celtic music- this music is in their blood. If you’ve never heard Celtic Punk before and wondered what the fuss was all about then there simply isn’t a better introduction than this gig. Think as if The Clash were born on the Emerald Isle or if LIam Clancy was a unemployed youth on a council estate in 1977!

House band for London Irish rugby club despite effing and blinding their way through a set of rowdy drunken traditional celtic folk and punk rock in equal measures. Taking the celtic music scene by storm and giving it the kick up the arse it desperately needs.

out of London and Croydon its crazy Bagipe cabaret rock from this wonderful bunch of misfits. first time with the London Celtic Punks but we been trying to make it happen for quite a while now.

another of our favourites 2nd Irish west Londoner Anto sits comfortably between Christy Moore and Billy Bragg while being a superior singer and and having a better sense of humour than both!

GREENFORD BHOY will be DJing all yer favourite celtic punk, rock and rebel from early on till the landlord boots us out the door.

so their you have it. a real mighty night so keep an eye here or else at the ‘Whats On’ section of the blog

for updates or changes and nearer the gig set times.

The Gunners has become the go-to place on the London music scene in last couple of years and is our first time here so expect a good one. The pub is at 204 Blackstock Road, Highbury, London N5 1EN and is only a few minutes walk from Arsenal tube or maybe 10 minute walk from Finsbury Park tube/rail station.

Doors at 7-30pm and admission will be a fiver in advance or £6 on the door.
Tickets available from

Start: February 4, 2017 7:30 pm
End: February 4, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Gunners
204 Blackstock Road, Highbury, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: £5

December 2, 2016

“Rocking For Your Life”

A great night of live music with some of the best up and coming bands around!
The line up so far:

Neon Animal is the modern, savage, lying bleeding blinded under the headlights in the city night.
Neon Animal is on s mission to ” Bring Back Rock n Roll from the dead!” The band’s premiere nods it’s head to glorious of rock n roll while being firmly grounded in the present and stepping it’s foot in the future.

Steevo Nuissier:
Cool dark music influenced by The Cure, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Sisters Of Mercy … Steevo takes on on a journey through his dark and beautiful music. Every show is a piece of art : music + artworks by Steevo and visuals by Inseason. This is what music sounds in 2016!

Zach Rembrandts’ Boys Choir: A ‘one off’ line up of ‘greatest hits’ featuring ex/current members from Candy & The Dead, Tango Pirates, The Derellas,Bubblegum Screw plus some special guest singers!
genre?why Rock’n'Roll of course!

Start: December 2, 2016 7:00 pm
End: December 2, 2016 11:55 pm
Venue: The Gunners
204 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

October 31, 2016

Finding Kate Album Launch & Halloween Show

An Alternative Gathering presents:

Finding Kate – Female Fronted London Rockers
Rival Karma – Distorted London Rockers
Yur Mum – Female Fronted London Grunge Rockers

Starts 8pm
Free Entry

Event Page

Start: October 31, 2016 8:00 pm
End: October 31, 2016 11:00 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
Phone: 020 7485 3073
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

October 22, 2016

Post Match Blues (and Rock’n'Roll Punk)

An Alternative Gathering presents:

The Blue Carpet Band – N.London Garage Blues Punk’n'Rollers
Holy Faction – W.London Funky Post Punks
King Bomba – N.London Psychobilly Funksters

Starts 7pm
Free Entry

Event Page

Start: October 22, 2016 7:00 pm
End: October 22, 2016 10:30 pm
Venue: The Gunners
Phone: 020 7359 2467
204 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

October 14, 2016

Free!! Garageland 67 !! ~ 70’s Punk Rock, Garagepunk & Rock’n’roll with Los Pepes, The Jackhammers, Paperjets


FRIDAY the 9th of SEPTEMBER 2016

227 Camden Road
London, NW1 9AA

Los Pepes + The Jackhammers + Paperjets

8:00pm-12:00am. Please come early – the first band starts at 9:00pm sharp and live music finishes at 11pm!! Then DJs spinning ’77+ punk rock, snarling ’60s garage and raw rock ‘n’ roll til midnight!!

(donations will be greatly appreciated & are needed – we’ll pass a donation box!!)

Complimentary tortilla chips and homemade Mexican salsa for the Earlybirds!!

The Unicorn is situated on the junction of Brecknock and Camden Road. To get here you can take the 29, 279 or 253 buses from Camden Town station. Alternatively, it is a short 20 minute walk, directly up Camden Road to our location.

The Unicorn is in a residential area so please keep the noise down out front and please don’t bring your own cans of beer. It is a lovely old pub with fairly priced drinks, and both the pub and Garageland depend on your patronage at the bar. Many thanks

Start: October 14, 2016 8:00 pm
End: October 14, 2016 11:55 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
227 Camden Road London, , London, NW1 9AA , United Kingdom
Cost: Free

September 3, 2016

THE CUNDEEZ. Scots punk rock in London!

“Fast, punchy and catchy as hell punk rock with shouty vocals delivered in a raw Dundee dialect and the glorious sound of Highland bagpipes”
Facebook event-

Start: September 3, 2016 7:30 pm
End: September 3, 2016 11:00 pm
Venue: The Veg Bar
Phone: 020 8678 0697
45 Tulse Hill,, London, SW2 2TJ, United Kingdom
Cost: £5