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April 23, 2017

Rock’n'Roll Barbie 3

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!

Doors 6pm
£4 Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1897674367169585

Start: April 23, 2017 6:00 pm
End: April 23, 2017 10:15 pm
Venue: Red's True Barbecue, Shoreditch
Phone: 020 3021 2302
Address:
54-56 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3QR, United Kingdom
Cost: £4 OTD

April 22, 2017

Live at the Cav

Punk and post-punk features on a live music night at Stockwell’s favourite alt music and comedy venue.

Kelowna Reach – high energy punk sounds with melodic female vocals.

Colomboloco – genre-blending musical adventures and theatricality with diverse influences including opera, flamenco and traditional Turkish music.

Yukon Era – four-piece post punk band from New Zealand doing well in the alternative charts.

Who Killed Nancy Johnson? – “Spiked with amphetamines… a band that embraces punk’s origins as well as influences from the last four decades” – thePUNKsite.com

Start: April 22, 2017 7:45 pm
End: April 22, 2017 7:45 pm
Venue: The Cavendish Arms
Phone: 020 7498 7464
Address:
128 Hartington Road, London, SW8 2HJ, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

GBH @ New Cross Inn

An Alternative Gathering are chuffed to bring hardcore punk legends GBH to New Cross Inn.

GBH – Formed late 1979 GBH have been described as one of the forerunners of the UK82 sound and an influence on bands as diverse as Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Rancid, Slayer, Anthrax, Nirvana and a host of younger punk bands.

The Blue Carpet Band – Powerhouse five-piece garage punk rock’n'rollers based in North London. 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.

Tear Up – We are admittedly the worst Oi! Band in the country with our smash mouth hooligan Oi! rock n roll and f*ck you attitude. Debut album is imminent.

Slow Faction – A 1st generation-influenced 4 piece punk band with a real London 77 sound. Their live sound has been described as a cross between The Clash and The Buzzcocks.

BKS – Tasty London Hardcore. Diving, Slamming, Writing, Touring and scheming! BKS is more of a CBGB Sunday Matinee type of band where they are throwing things back to a more clean hardcore style

Doors 7pm
£10 ADV / £13 OTD

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/248122078896303
Ticket Link – http://www.newcrossinn.com/event/gbh-at-new-cross-inn

Start: April 22, 2017 7:30 pm
End: April 22, 2017 11:45 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Phone: 020 8469 4382
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6ASS, United Kingdom
Cost: £10 ADV / £13 OTD

April 15, 2017

The Warriors come out to play

An Alternative Gathering are well pleased to bring you British Street Punk legends The Warriors plus a stellar supporting cast.

The Warriors – Formed in late 1981 out of the ashes of The Last Resort. Their latest album ‘Operation Oi’ is available now, as is a healthy back catalogue.

Angry Agenda – Punk Rock Oi! natives of Watford, where Nick writes all the words and sings them, Russell plays the bass and does a bit of backing vocal when Nicky lets him., Lee plays the drums and Tim and AJ play guitar.

Top Dog – Raw, no messing just pure impact, classic British Street Punk & Oi! from Carlisle. Debut album out now on Rebellion Records.

Kilburn Bomb Squad – We are K.B.S from London, we eat pie and mash we drink Guinness, we play punk rock music, the end!

Doors 7.30pm
£10 OTD

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/677925009031205

Start: April 15, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 15, 2017 11:45 pm
Venue: Sinbin @ The Plough and Harrow
Phone: 07952 296603
Address:
419 High Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 4jU, United Kingdom
Cost: £10 OTD

April 14, 2017 – April 15, 2017

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

GARAGELAND 73 ~ 70′s PUNK ROCK + GARAGEPUNK + ROCK’N'ROLL CLUB ~ FREE ENTRY but DONATIONS REQUESTED!!

FRIDAY the 14th of APRIL 2017

THE UNICORN
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 :)

WITCHDOKTORS

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

witchdoktors@outlook.com
facebook.com/witchdoktors

The Oddballs

https://www.facebook.com/The-Oddballs-822295607837448/

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

https://www.facebook.com/lossustos/

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
Address:
227 Camden Road London,, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 7, 2017

Ming City Rockers bring Riot & Ruination

An Alternative Gathering are pleased to present Immingham’s finest (and only) export – Ming City Rockers.

Ming City Rockers – “Ming City R*ckers are the best rock ‘n’ roll band ever to come out of Immingham” and he could well be right. There’s 4 of them, they like 3 chords, 2 they like better. Ming City R*ckers Riot Rock Ruination.

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.

Starsha Lee – “An inconvenient sound for inconvenient people”. Comprising the unique vocals of Sofia de Oliveira Martins and the distinctive dirty guitars of Crispin Gray. A dirty, scuzzy, wrong-in-a-good-way type of band.

Inglourious Thundercunts – Like a band of brothers with a sister, their filthy blend of punk and rock and roll has been disgusting and enthralling confused gig goers in equal measure.

Doors 7.30pm
£6 ADV / £8 OTD

Ticket Link – https://analternativegathering.ticketpunch.co/event/2017-04-ming-city-rockers-bring-riot–ruination
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1674012146244976

Start: April 7, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 7, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: Sinbin @ The Plough and Harrow
Phone: 07790 509075
Address:
419 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 4JU, United Kingdom
Cost: £6 ADV / £8 OTD

April 1, 2017

Sick on the Bus, Blatoidea, The K.A.D.T., Code Blue – Camden Dublin Castle

DOORS: 7.30

STAGE TIMES:

The K.A.D.T. 8.00 – 8.30

Code Blue 8.45 – 09.15

Blatoidea 9.30 – 10.00

Sick on the Bus 10.15 – 11.00

£7 / £5 flyer

Sick On The Bus– Dirty, hard drinking, two fingers in the air Punk Rock! Yeah I think that covers it…now featuring Skum on the drumstool…that’s the drummer’s name not a vomit incident. Su- feckin- perb. Blatoidea– Screamy shouty fast tempo anarcho-punk with hints of UK Subs and Subhumans and Anti-Flag. Super charged relatively youthful heroes of proper punk rock, not to be missed. in the vocals as well. Code Blue– with ramalamatastic debut album ‘Punks In The Street’ now available Code Blue’s ferocious pop punk is a welcome addition to this state of the punk nation address of addresses innit. The Kadt- Raw street punk with U.S hardcore leanings- Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies…Metally in part (Sepultura via Cro Mags) but all good. Intense and ferocious.

Start: April 1, 2017 7:30 pm
End: April 1, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: Dublin Castle
Phone: 020 7485 1773
Address:
94 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN, United Kingdom
Cost: £7 / £5 flyer

March 25, 2017

The Outcasts : 40 years and counting

An Alternative Gathering are proud to bring you Belfast punk legends The Outcasts with a supporting cast to die for.

The Outcasts – Belfast punk legends formed in early ’77 taking their name from being turned away from 5 venues in 2 weeks!

With Support From:

Heavy Drapes – From brazen attitudes to loud riffs, this is the new wave, forget the old wave
The Blue Carpet Band – Powerhouse five-piece garage punk rock’n'rollers on a mission
Rage DC – Battle hardened Bracknell punk veterans still kicking out classic anthems
Underclass UK – Street punk sounds that don’t hide from their metal or glam roots

Doors 7pm
£12 advance
£15 on the door

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/312232169110518
Ticket Link – http://www.newcrossinn.com/event/the-outcasts-40-years-and-counting

Start: March 25, 2017 7:30 pm
End: March 25, 2017 11:55 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Phone: 020 8469 4382
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: £12 ADV / £15 OTD

Spanner, Primeval Soup, Mindframe……..plus one

Spanner, Primeval Soup, Mindframe……..plus one

Start: March 25, 2017 7:00 pm
End: March 25, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: the Cavendish Arms
Address:
128 Hartington road SW8 2, london, sw8, United Kingdom
Cost: £5

March 24, 2017

The Sound of Alternative Music

An Alternative Gathering present “The Sound of Alternative Music” with three storming bluesy, grungy, punky rock bands.

Trevor’s Head – A thick, greasy fondue of stoner rock, punk and grunge from the south east’s grottiest suburb, Redhill
Yur Mum – A fusion between grunge, punk, hard rock, metal, blues and anything else that is loud, noisy and comes from the heart
Foxer – Blues rock grungy funky punky power trio from the south coast

Starts 8pm
Free Entry
Happy Hour & Great Food

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/236783070073649

Start: March 24, 2017 8:00 pm
End: March 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Birds Nest
Phone: 020 8692 1928
Address:
32 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free