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May 11, 2018

Chaos Theory/Match& fuse present: The Display Team, Magnus Loom, Ms Mercy

Genre-fluid promoters of the weird and wacky Chaos Theory join forces with promoters of avant-garde jazz, prog and all manner of genre-colliding music Match&Fuse, to present a special lineup of audio oddities.

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The Display Team

Two years after Chaos Theory had the sheer giggly joy of working with this supergroup on their sold out album launch show.

Containing members of Nøught, Gong and Knifeworld, this prog-punk orchestra creates a heavy assault of surprisingly upbeat, melodic nonsense, resulting in something like a cross between The Specials and Mr Bungle.

“A beast with 24 limbs, and 6 brains fused into a sympathetic matrix of heady harmonies, ballistic brass, romping-stomping riffs and more “wonk” than a bad hedge.” – Sputnikmusic

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Magnus Loom

A heady mix of almost indefinable sounds, utilising heavy electronics, light-fingered instrumentation and falsetto vocals to result in a medley of experimental pop and punk. Of sorts.

“A cornucopia of brightly burning pitches and rhythms.” – Folk and Honey

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Ms Mercy (launch gig)

A new noise project of total chaos, rock, metal, noise, prog, punk and more, featuring members of WorldService Project. A brilliant FNM/SOAD/Bunglesque experience.

Start: May 11, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
Address:
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

April 13, 2018 – April 14, 2018

Garageland 85 Free with The Blue Carpet Band, Faz Waltz IT, Moron’s Morons PL

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

https://www.facebook.com/bluecarpetband/

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.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyqox6zm8tI9WVPPDWcVFA

“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

Faz Waltz

https://www.facebook.com/FAZ-WALTZ-36996846377/

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

https://www.facebook.com/moronsmoronspunk/

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.

https://moronsmorons.bandcamp.com/

Start: April 13, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 14, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Lock Tavern
Address:
35 Chalk Farm Road,, London, NW1 8AJ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 7, 2018

Giuda, Cyanide Pills, White Trash

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

Start: April 7, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 7, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: The Lexington
Phone: 02078375371
Address:
96-98 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB, United Kingdom
Cost: 13/adv £11

March 24, 2018

The Fighting Cocks 18th Birthday Party w/ Henri Herbert, Love Me Tenders, Kit Trigg FREE ENTRY

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuDTdBqb01Y

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusVqjBM7is

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkTKolH–V8

Thirsty for more? Well, to keep you warm we’ll be throwing around some free shots from our sponsors Fireball UK Whisky!

FREE ENTRY
Late bar till 1am
Bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Start: March 24, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

March 16, 2018

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Witchdoktors, Kult 45s FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace are proud and excited to present to you an evening of true rock n roll!!

Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Singer/ guitarist Jim Jones’s distinctive musical history has spanned several incarnations including The Jim Jones Revueu, Black Moses and Thee Hypnotics. Now with his new band, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Jones and crew are sailing further into dark musical waters in search of rare and exotic beasts.

Taking the band name from a book of social psychology, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind — the latest manifestation of Jones’s ever-evolving sonic vision!!

Support comes from two of FCs favourite rockers and rollers the WitchDoktors and The Kult 45s.

And the icing on the cake? This a FREE ENTRY show!! So please get down early to ensure your place in the mayhem!

More info to come. Keep your fingers on the trigger…

Start: March 16, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

March 9, 2018 – March 10, 2018

Garageland 84 Free at The Lock Tavern with Blatoidea, The Vagabonds 77 (GR) + Voodoo Healers (GR)

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

https://www.facebook.com/blatoideapunxlondon/

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

Official Videos:

Social Collapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZYQqQW0zo

Dehumanized: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pig1pPIETo

Live Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zi_itCjcYs

The Vagabonds 77

https://www.facebook.com/thevagabonds77/

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

https://www.facebook.com/V.HealersSKG/

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!

Start: March 9, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 10, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Lock Tavern
Address:
35 Chalk Farm Road, , London, NW1 8AJ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

January 28, 2018

Garage rock and roll all dayer featuring THE GO GO CULT

POLITE RIOT PRESENTS… A nine band garage rock’n'roll all-day extravaganza!! Featuring…

The Go Go Cult ! 50′s Psychedelic Punk

Love L.U.V. ! Garage pop sugar kick

The Bronsons ! Pub & garage rock rhythm & blues

The Love Me Tenders! Girls, drinking, parties, getting Boogie Loose, being high and shaking our asses

Trash Culture ! Playing music because we have to, for if we don’t we will kill our work colleagues

Scare Taxi ! Garage Punk Indie Bang Tidy (ex- These Animal Men!)

Kid Slug ! Vicious, filthy garage-blues-rock’n’roll

The Noir Mates . ! Blues, Jazz, Soundtrack, Punks

NoS Trees ! Garage rock, Psych, Gypsy, Blues Rock n Roll

Advance tickets only FIVE POUNDS! http://www.wegottickets.com/event/422697 (£7 on the door)

Date: January 28, 2018
Venue: New Cross Inn
Phone: 020 8469 4382
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

January 5, 2018 – January 6, 2018

Moto Vamp, Buddha Blood, The Get Rids, The Insights FREE ENTRY!

The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace invite you to the first gig of 2018 and its a cracker! FREE ENTRY FREE ENTRY FREE ENTRY with late bar till 1am!

Moto Vamp
Raw power injected rock ‘n’ roll fronted by Los Angeles blues punk siren, Lily Marlene featuring JD KickDrum on the drums, the elusive Jared Fisher on lead guitar and garage rock stylings from James Meynell on bass. Expect a lethal dose of Russ Meyer-moto babe-psychedelic-garage-punk-madness!

https://youtu.be/WkeKkQgU28c

Buddha Blood
Buddha Blood formed at a New Year’s Eve party in 2012. Realising that they all shared a passion for psychedelic fuzz and dreamy melodies, they locked themselves away in a countryside cabin for nine months to develop a sound influenced by collective favourites such as Stone Roses, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Tame Impala. September 2013 saw them burst onto the Brighton scene supporting Night Beats, Cosmonauts and Holy Wave. Expect driving yet melodic riffs as well as whirling, spacey vocals.

The Get Rids
The Get Rids are a garage rock band from Brighton, formed a year ago through a shared desire to play live music and slowly ruin our hearing by playing too loud at band practice. With a shared love of bands such as Devo, Hot Snakes and Michael Jackson, they met when they were playing in various bands in the Brighton punk and hardcore scene. Once formed they spent a year rehearsing, telling everyone that they were honing their set, but in reality were too busy drinking. Having already had their first track ‘Smile’ played on BBC Introducing South and by Tom Robinson on BBC radio 6; they have a video for their title track ‘Smile’ made by a friend in the business and and Two EP’s out called ‘Move Juice’ and Mood Juice. The Album is Recorded and ready for release soon. Here’s a taste https://youtu.be/ZizRysJWMEA

The Insights
The Insights are a London based 3 piece garage rock band with strong 60’s influences, great rhythms and banging tunes. Working on new album out soon. Not to be missed!

Start: January 5, 2018 7:30 pm
End: January 6, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: the Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

December 31, 2017 – January 1, 2018

NYE at The Fighting Cocks KT2 – BLUE CARPET BAND, SKINNY MILK, SWEET JONNY!!

We PARTY til the bell tolls!!! NYE 2017 Fuckers!!!

Here at The Fighting Cocks we pride ourselves on throwing the best parties all year round but nothing says celebration like NYE!! The beer will flow like wine and the whiskey flows like beer.

We’ll have live carnage from…..

The Blue Carpet Band
They havent stopped for the whole of 2017, playing every nook and cranny, bar and toilet venue of the UK. So were pleased as punch to have them play their last show of the year with us!

A powerhouse five-piece garage/ dirty rock’n'roll band. 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.

SKiNNY MiLK
The band so nice we let them play twice (in 2 months!) After they played their last show we had several punters left with a hankering for this Brighton duo… dont let the name fool you, theres nothing skinny about these two noise makers… this is full fat psyched out fuzzed up garage punk.

Sweet Jonny
These guys may aswell become the FC resident band. We just fucking love them. Gutter garage rockers, sleazy n greasy with crackin hooks that’ll stick in your tiny mind till next year… hehe!

A FREE Sailor Jerry and mixer for each and everyone of you who ventures into venue… believe us, youre gonna need it with this lot.

All of this festivity for only a £5, bought in advance www.wegottickets.com/event/424985

***LAST ENTRY 11PM***
Late Bar!!
NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED.
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

Sponsored by Sailor Jerry

Start: December 31, 2017 8:00 pm
End: January 1, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

November 25, 2017 – November 26, 2017

Nosebleed, Los Pepes, Violent Hearts, Love Me Tenders FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace Presents:

A KICKASS line up of DIRTY A.F Garage infused Punk Rock N Roll. FREE ENTRY!

Tearing their way down the country from Leeds we’re pleased as punch to finally have Nosebleed with us.

Los Pepes are bringing their powerpop to the Cocks and theyre bringing loud and catchy, youll be begging for more before their time is out.

Born in Las Vegas and brought back to Birmigham, The Violent Hearts play their cool as fuck rock n roll sprinkled with 80s goth and indie pop.

Opening the evening are power duo The Love Me Tenders. Smashing your lugs with 60′s Punk, Detroit Swamp Rock, Memphis Blues and Goddamn RocknRoll. Fuck yes!

Been gagging to get this bill happening and now its coming!!

Bar open till 1am. FREE ENTRY all night!

The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue
56 Old London Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT2 6QA

www.the-fighting-cocks.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/BangersEmbrace/

Start: November 25, 2017 8:00 pm
End: November 26, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free