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April 28, 2017

Alpha Male Tea Party//Valerian Swing (It)//Asian Death Crustacean

Chaos Theory presents a big night for fans of riffs and odd time signatures with new music from these math rock legends.

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Alpha Male Tea Party

Explosively upbeat guitar-driven rock from these legends in the math rock scene. We’ve enjoyed them at ArcTanGent, Dunk!festival, StrangeForms Festival and Handmade Festival, and after a healthy dose of national and international tours, they continue to be a band that gets better and better.

Their new album ‘HEALTH’ is out this year!

“Tear-jerkingly beautiful… furious, and all in all, it’s pure, 18-carat fun. Fun is never a bad thing, right? – 8/10″ – Rock Sound

“Predominantly instrumental, utterly exhilarating heavy rock.’” – Total Guitar

“Awe-inspiring metallic proficiency to jagged post-punk gnarl; from brain-crushing heaviosity to wordless, jaw-to-the-floor anthems. – 4/5″ – The Skinny

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Valerian Swing

Eclectic and experimental math rock from Italy. With a couple of stupendously good albums, European and American tours and an SXSW appearance under their belts, the trio have an insatiable appetite for playing live, and can’t see any better reason that the release of their upcoming album ‘Nights’.

“Borderline insane, wildly syncopated, and above all- precise.” – Echoes And Dust

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Asian Death Crustacean

Formed in the midlands in late 2013 from an unlikely fusion of various projects, this four-piece channels post-rock, extreme metal, jazz and ambient/electronic music into extended instrumental compositions.

Having spent three years refining their sound and playing shows in the midlands and London, culminating in headlining a UK tour in summer 2016, they’re now focused on recording our debut album.

Very impressive live and we can’t wait for them to get themselves on record.

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£8 at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/387765

£11 on the door

Start: April 28, 2017 7:00 pm
End: April 28, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Birthdays
Phone: 020 7923 1680
Address:
33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BJ, United Kingdom
Cost: £8

Ladies Night at The Unicorn

An Alternative Gathering are well pleased to present an evening of top quality female fronted rock bands

The Actions – 3 piece alt-rock band from London. A dystopian dream that’ll pull you in and leave you wanting more. A massive sound you won’t forget about quickly.

The Roz Bruce Infusion – This Midland band mix wahwah/fuzz driven rock with punky overtones and distinctive vocals and produce a highly likeable and infectious sound.

Yur Mum – An improbable band with an improbable name. Yur Mum is a blend of anything that’s loud, noisy and comes from the heart.

Blow Up Doll – From the ashes of Rehab Doll come Blow Up Doll, a new grungy punk/rock band fronted by the husky voiced Romy.

Doors 7pm
Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1173817149367185

Start: April 28, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 28, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: The Unicorn Camden
Phone: 020 7485 3073
Address:
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 13, 2017

A Real Rock’n'Roller

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.

Doors 7.30pm
Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/212577469167857

Start: May 13, 2017 8:00 pm
End: May 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Birds Nest
Phone: 020 8692 1928
Address:
32 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 21, 2017

Rock’n'Roll Barbie 4

An Alternative Gathering return to “The Woods” for more bands, booze and BBQ, What else are you gonna do on a Sunday evening?

Featuring:

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.

Doors 6pm
£4 Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/698695360318078

Start: May 21, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 21, 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

June 23, 2017

Alan Clayson And The Argonauts + The Bronsons

**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.

Start: June 23, 2017 7:15 pm
End: June 23, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: The Dublin Castle
Phone: 07949 575149
Address:
94 Parkway, London, NW1 7AN, United Kingdom
Cost: 5