September 2, 2017
An Alternative Gathering are well excited to welcome back Australia’s finest – The Mis-Made.
The Mis-Made – Australia’s finest rock band are back. Fresh from supporting L7 and playing Rebellion, the girls hit London for the finale of their European tour.
With Special Guests:
Healthy Junkies – London grunge punk rockers
IDestroy – Bristol grrrl rockers
Twisted Dolls – Manc fuzzy rockers
Yur Mum – London grunge rockers
CuriousHour – Blues psych London rockers
PollyPikPocketz – London grunge punks
Crack Foxes – London grunge riot grrrls
Minatore – Notts alt rockers
Music From 4.30pm
£8 ADV / £10 OTD
Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/368850153480345
Ticket Link – http://www.newcrossinn.com/product/the-mis-made-ransack-new-cross-2
August 26, 2017
It’s a bank holiday rockabilly/garage/punk blowout! Four ace bands for the price of a central London pint, plus free shot on entry and top tunes on the jukebox all night.
THE PHANTOM COWBOYS
Bad juju-toting dark rockabilly from the unlikely wilds of Norwich. With an infectious sound that welds voodoo rhythm to speakeasy swing, these guys are the real deal – we consider it criminal that they’ve not yet graced the London stage and are putting things right forthwith.
JAY VEE AND THE CARDINAL SINS
Black-clad rock’n'roll motherf*ckers fronted by your humble promoter. Expect a garage-rock’n'roll-punkabilly attack with pounding drums, thundering bass and spiky Telecaster twang.
HOWLIN’ BONES ‘Untraditional rockabilly’ they proclaim themselves, and holy hell, are they right. Skittering from track to track at breakneck speed as though some wires got seriously crossed deep within a Sun Studios console, these fellas have got to be seen to be believed. THE V-1s Greased-up, in your face garage punk rock in the most old-school of old-school fashions, the V-1s walk the walk and stand head and shoulders above most ‘punk’ acts in terms of talking the talk. By turns slick, angular, confrontational and occasionally outright aggressive, we can’t get enough of this three piece and we reckon you’ll love ‘em too.
June 27, 2017
Punk and hardcore from First Timers 2017 bands a few months later!
Strong Arm – feminist hardcore
Best Praxis – QTIPOC synth punk
Cysta Cysta – Sarcastic pop
Coughin’ – Rock
all at DIY Space For London
Fully accessible, all ages and cheap booze. members club!
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.
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 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 5, 2017
” Your Music Boulevard”
A free live Musịc night helping promoting alternative, rock, electronic , punk artists/bands.
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 14, 2017 – April 15, 2017
GARAGELAND 73 ~ 70′s PUNK ROCK + GARAGEPUNK + ROCK’N'ROLL CLUB ~ FREE ENTRY but DONATIONS REQUESTED!!
FRIDAY the 14th of APRIL 2017
227 Camden Road
London, NW1 9AA
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
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 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.
April 7, 2017
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.
£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