April 14, 2018
MINDFRAME & BUG CENTRAL EP launch gig (of sorts)
April 13, 2018 – April 15, 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.
Friday 13th April 2018
EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS
RODDY RADIATION AND THE SKABILLIY REBELS
SONIC BOOM SIX
SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE
CHURCH OF EON
See Ya Down The (Sea) Front!!
Sat 14th April 2018
SHAM 69 (PURSEY, PARSONS, TREGUNNA)
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES
KIRK BRANDON AKOUSTIC WITH SAM SANSBURY (CELLO)
BIG BOY TOMATO
EAST TOWN PIRATES
PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS
ANDY BLADE (EATER)
RED (RELIGION EQUALS DECAY
SURGERY WITHOUT RESEARCH
+ MUCH more
April 13, 2018 – April 14, 2018
GARAGELAND 85 ~ 70′s PUNK ROCK + GARAGEPUNK + ROCK’N'ROLL CLUB ~ FREE ENTRY but DONATIONS REQUESTED!!
FRIDAY the 13th of APRIL 2018
The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AJ London, United Kingdom
The Blue Carpet Band, Faz Waltz, Moron’s Morons
Please come early – the first band starts at 8:30pm sharp and live music finishes at 10:45pm!! Then DJs spinning ’77+ punk rock, snarling ’60s garage and raw rock ‘n’ roll til 1:00!!
(donations will be greatly appreciated & are needed – we’ll pass a donation box!!)
The Blue Carpet Band
Blue Carpet are a powerhouse five-piece garage/ dirty rock’n'roll band based in North London. Like classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with New York punk and late 60′s protopunk. Think big riffs, 12-bar boogie and unstoppable energy.
“And then we walked back over to the smaller stage, but still in the same hall to watch the most hip and happening band on the current scene. The Blue Carpet Band, it was half 3 in the afternoon, the band had arrived from London in an assortment of motors with lead singer Djamel suffering from some kind of antipodean fever (or a cold). And no word of a lie guvnor, they blew the bloody doors off. A mid afternoon set that got folk dancing, and yet again there were other musicians gathering around to have a listen and a look. Their garage punk roared off of the grid and didn’t stop until everyone had stopped and took notice. The festival was well underway, couldn’t wish for a better start. I was very happy indeed.”
-The Punkmonger March 2017
“Down and Dirty sweat encrusted songs”
-9/10 Louder Than War
“Such a great night last night in Hersham all the bands giving it 100% but if i had to make a call of band of the night it would be this lot The Blue Carpet Band… a hypnotic mix of sleazy Stooges/Dead Boys rawk n roll , rockabilly Elvis married to a a garage punk hooker, just brilliant, recently signed up by a record company this last week they fully deserve it, watching the punters last night. even the ones previously static could not help but swing their hips. Djamel Abina .. the frontman, fantastic charisma, he’s got the moves, but best of all no fear .. he will jump off the stage and land on your back .. but you wont mind .. ‘cos you’re in the groove bro … 10 /10, seriously go see em”
-Andy Luckett, Original UK Punk Family 07/05/17
“Blue Carpet Band: what can I say? BLOWN AWAY! Djamel Abina is the best frontman I have seen since Lydon as Johnny Rotten: mesmerising and a future star backed up by a phenomenal band.”
“Only saying what everyone else was saying. There are no limits to what your band can achieve. I have seen a lot of legendary bands in the past 48 years, some on their first or second gig but very few impressed me as much as the Blue Carpet Band did last night.”
-Marco Gloder, Flicknife Records 21/10/17
Someone said that rock n’roll is dead. That someone has not paid close attention to what is going on lately in the underground, especially in Italy.
After four albums and hundreds of shows all around Europe,
Faz Waltz have already set the bar so high that is impossible not to put them among the best european bands of the last decade.
They breath and swear Glam Rock, the kind that used to be very much appreciated in the seventies in the worst pubs all around England.
T.Rex, Slade, David Bowie and Gary Glitter were the soundtrack for fight and romance.
Looks like some bands have re-discovered that sound, lately, and there’s some kind of revival of the genre going on, what is different with Faz Waltz is that their love affair with glam and proto punk started a long time ago and the testimony is their first Ep that came out in 2008.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Faz La Rocca’s song writing is also influenced by seventies rock n’roll legends (like Bon Scott era’s AC/DC), The Beatles and Cheap Trick.
Their riffs and melodies are solid and they’ll hook you up right from the start with their catchy songs but you’ll also be blown away by their live set where they’ll show you the real nature of this wild rock n’roll animal that is Faz Waltz.
Faz La Rocca: Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Diego Angelini: Bass
Marco Galimberti: Drums
Moron’s Morons is a quartet of Eastern European nimrods making punk music as it’s supposed to sound – raw, snotty and unpolished.
Having taken influence from the early punk scene and various bands of the ’90s garage punk revival, the band delivers a ferocious type of rock’n'roll that could have only been made east of the Iron Curtain.
Make no mistakes Moron’s Morons are NOT pleasant for the faint-hearted. They’re ugly and weird and their music is frantic. They’ll provide you with the same kind of kicks and thrills that are unleashed by both exploitation films and porno mags.
April 7, 2018
Glam-punk rockers Giuda return to launch their new single on Rise Above ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Music’ with support from Leeds new-wavey pop-punkers Cyanide Pills and Bristol/Bath new-wavers (Computers/Turbowolf members) White Trash
April 6, 2018 – April 7, 2018
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.
Italian glam-punks Giuda are back and they’re hosting a two-day Rock ‘n’ Roll Party at The Lexington to celebrate the release of their new single “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music” on Rise Above Records….support from Leeds pop-punk five-piece Cyanide Pills and Bath’s glam/psych/garage rockers Ulysses
March 30, 2018
Maid of Ace are BACK at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston!!
FREE ENTRY SHOW!!
MAID of ACE
The four sisters who deliver adrenaline fueled Punk-rock, Maid Of Ace have come along way in recent years. Their 2014 Youtube hit ‘Bone Deth’ topping 500K, Playing Glastonbury festival 2015 and their latest record ‘Maid In England’ earning its place at No 9 in ‘Vive Le Rock’ Magazines ‘Top 50 Albums of 2016′ are milestones to say the least. It’s easy to forget the hard-hitting siblings have been bashing out their brand of boisterous noise since the school summer of 2005. Born in Hastings, South-coast England; Alison, Anna, Abby and Amy who all share the same initials ‘ACE’ and with four Ace’s in a pack the band almost seemed destined. Accelerating though years of beers, bruises and ear battery, ‘Maid of Ace’ Released their self- titled debut album in 2014 and have since become an indestructible unit and force to be reckoned with. Known best for their on-stage energy and raw rage, They continue to make a name for themselves across the globe and are showing no signs of slowing down… Look out world! http://www.maid-of-ace.com/
Support comes from locals street punk Scandal-streetpunk. And after their recent record release show you know you’re in for a treat!
We welcome Midwich Cuckoos for the first time at The Cocks and we’re super excited to have them on board. Expect heavy hitting snarling punk rock n roll. – http://www.midwichcuckoos.com/
Bring ID to avoid dissapointment.
Late bar open till 1am
March 24, 2018
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!
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.
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.
Thirsty for more? Well, to keep you warm we’ll be throwing around some free shots from our sponsors Fireball UK Whisky!
Late bar till 1am
Bring ID to avoid disappointment.
March 9, 2018 – March 10, 2018
GARAGELAND 84~ 70′s PUNK ROCK + GARAGEPUNK + ROCK’N'ROLL CLUB ~ FREE ENTRY but DONATIONS REQUESTED!!
FRIDAY the 9th of MARCH 2018
The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AJ London, United Kingdom
Blatoidea,The Vagabonds 77 (Greece), Voodoo Healers (Greece)
DJ Liam Revenge & DJ Dicky Tummy
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 1:00!!
(donations will be greatly appreciated & are needed – we’ll pass a donation box!!)
Blatoidea is a four piece Punk band, based in London formed in 2008.
The sound is in big part inspired from early uk 80s bands,
mixed to some Rock n’ Roll and Thrash. The band managed to build a
solid following tourng and playing shows in Uk, all over Europe and Japan playied also festivals like the notorious Rebellion Festival, Pod Parou, Vivelepunk, Kappunk and shared the stage with bands
like Jello Biafra,UK Subs The Casualties, GBH, Discharge,Subhumans..
Thru the years they released 1 Demo “Start an Infection”,
1 Ep “Alive” and 2 studio albums,
“Infected” (2013) and most recently “Pesticide” (2015).
Current Line up:
Manu – Guitar, Vocals
T-Rex – Guitar, Vocals
Jacko – Bass, Vocals
Andrea – Drums
Social Collapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZYQqQW0zo
The Vagabonds 77
Formed in the summer of 2011, Vagabonds 77 is a 4 piece punk rock band based in Athens (Greece). Consisted by fellow individuals who feel the need to create music inspired from bad and good times, sober hard working days and drunk hard to remember nights, trying to stay alive and express through music in a dirty and impersonal city. Tuneful guitar riffs blended with sharp and sing-along vocals (mainly in English) consist a sound for people who seek redemption through punk rock like we do!
The band has released 2 full length albums, “Time Is Right” (2011) and “Our Sound Our Life…” (2015) (both completely independently) and in September of 2017 will release a 6 track LP.
The past 5 years the band has done many shows all over Greece achieving to build a very strong following, also made a very successful U.K. tour including an appearance in “Punks Against Cancer #2 Festival” in Derby.
Voodoo Healers is a Punk Rock n Roll /High Energy Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Thessaloniki (at least that’s the way that they describe their music). They begun in 2000 but it wasn’t until 2003 that they have started existing as a real band. With influences from bands like The Stooges, MC5, The Ramones, The Clash etc., they are probably the only Greek band that has a similar musical attitude to those referred.
They have released three albums “Living In A Dogville” (2006) “Dawn Of A Day” (2011) and “First You Dream After You Die” (2014) they have also participated in a tribute collection for the mighty Sky “Sunlight” Saxon covering his song “Out Of The Question”.
Voodoo Healers can also be considered as a travelling band with two major tours every year, across Greece and across the rest of the Europe! They have supported some great bands of the Rock ‘n’ Roll scene and they still remain “alive ‘n’ kickin’” ready to hit the road again and present their music to the world!
March 7, 2018 – March 9, 2018
Lights Down Productions present – HEAR ME HOWL, a one woman, rowdy as hell piece of gig-theatre like no other.
Jess is turning 30 and she’s just discovered punk. Some might say punk is dead, others would say she should really stick to the day job, but the resounding concern is: shouldn’t she be concentrating on settling down by now?
The play explores the characters journey via her discovery of punk music (& punk philosophy) and her story is told from behind and with the help of a drum kit and defiant, with drumsticks in hands, Jess lurches into an unknown future, one where she throws convention to the wind, and questions how much autonomy those with a womb really do have, here in the western world.
It promises to be a very punk, DIY performance, half gig/half spoken word, full rage! Through learning about punk Jess finds a way to express her anger at what society expects from her and she rages against the path her life is on.
We are at Landor Space, Clapham, South London 7th, 8th and 9th March at 7:30pm and 9th March at 2:30pm.
Tickets £10 full price, £8 concessions