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
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 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)
June 23, 2017
**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.