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November 20, 2017 – November 21, 2017

Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace, Kingston Presents – Sonic Boom Six, The Burnt Tapes, Just Say Nay, Our Lives In Cinema FREE ENTRY!!!

Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace, Kingston Presents

Sonic Boom Six
The Burnt Tapes
Just Say Nay
Our Lives In Cinema

FREE ENTRY!!! First come first served
Bar open till 12am!

Manchester’s Sonic Boom Six are described by Kerrang! as “taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk & metal apart then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid”.

Sonic Boom Six (often shortened to SB6) are a five-piece rock band from Manchester, United Kingdom. Their eclectic sound combines different elements of several genres and has been described by Kerrang! as “taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk and metal apart, then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid”.[1] Their lyrics tend to focus on social commentary with a live show known for “clashing activism and good times”. The band’s influences include Bad Brains, Public Enemy, The Fugees, The Specials, The Streets, and The Clash.

Start: November 20, 2017 7:00 pm
End: November 21, 2017 12:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

October 7, 2017

Rockin’ The Mau Mau

An Alternative Gathering are back at west London’s finest dive bar and music venue to bring you an evening of alternative rock.

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. They call it ‘road rage’ rock.

The Actions – “A dystopian dream that’ll pull you in and leave you wanting more ” – Gigslutz. “A massive sound you won’t forget about quickly” – Fame Magazine.

Holy Faction – NW London trio playing funky post punk material that captures the essence of Magazine, the groove of Killing Joke and a hint of Wire, alongside a magic of their own.

Elsa – London based Singer songwriter guitarist on the rock edge. Heartfelt songs from a place of emotional honesty. influenced by American rock (grunge/metal), classical and folk music.

Music From 7.45pm

£3 Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/2064386170455298

Start: October 7, 2017 7:45 pm
End: October 7, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: Mau Mau Bar
Phone: 020 7229 8528
Address:
265 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LR, United Kingdom
Cost: £3 OTD

September 23, 2017

The Collective Invade Camden

An Alternative Gathering are well chuffed to have good friends and gas mask wearers, the excellent The Decay back in London.

The Decay – A Scottish Rock band originally from East Kilbride formed in 2013. We keep it real and sing about everyday life. If it needs said we wont hold back!

Healthy Junkies – Female fronted New wave punk grunge band, DIY and hungry. influenced by the likes of Iggy Pop, Nirvana, Blondie, Killing Joke, Sonic Youth, Bauhaus and Bowie.

The Dignities – A Lothian based band influenced by 70’s rock/Punk such as The Ramones, Blondie, The Police, Black Sabbath and AC/DC.

Rough Stone – Local Rock Grunge’n'Roll band, nothing else! This will be their second ever gig.

Music From 8pm

Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/395186650817266

Start: September 23, 2017 8:00 pm
End: September 23, 2017 11:55 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
Phone: 020 7485 3073
Address:
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

September 16, 2017

An Infusion of Alternative Rock

An Alternative Gathering are chuffed to bring The Infusion back to London for their own headline show.

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

The Black Bullets – Five bastard children from hell, locked together to produce the most filthy Rock n Roll to penetrate human ears.

Yur Mum – East joined West to play a fusion between grunge, punk, hard rock, metal, blues and anything else that is loud, noisy and comes from the heart.

Luna Lacuna – Strongly lyrical alternative rock band from London and Chatham – blunge/grunge, post-punk, hi-octane shoe-gaze with some goth and metal influences.

Music From 8pm

Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/121625085100945

Start: September 16, 2017 8:00 pm
End: September 16, 2017 11:45 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
Phone: 020 7485 3073
Address:
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

September 2, 2017

The Mis-Made Ransack New Cross Inn

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

Start: September 2, 2017 4:30 pm
End: September 2, 2017 11:45 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Phone: 020 8469 4382
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: £8 ADV / £10 OTD

August 4, 2017

The Facemelter: Zolle (Italy), Memory Of Elephants, Black Shape

Chaos Theory presents a night of incredible mathy punky jazzy noisey goodness in the August edition of their monthly night, brought to your ears from the recesses of Italy, Bristol and London

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Zolle

A manic, hard rock, math punk duo who create pristinely jarring beauty using copper drums and an aluminium guitar, and have just released their third album ‘Infesta’, recorded by Giulio Ragno Favero (Zu, Il Teatro degli Orrori, OvO, MoRkObOt, One Dimensional Man).

Sharing members with MoRkObOt, they’ve played alongside legends such as Obake, Zeus, Luminous Bodies, Casual Nun, Khünnt and Silent Front.

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Memory Of Elephants

A trio from Bristol who are insanely brilliant at making technically perfect math rock sound like noise and making noise rock sound like progressive perfection.

They absolutely killed it at The Facemelter last year and we can not wait to have them back!

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Black Shape

An awesome noise duo who have already kicked ass at The Windmill in Brixton. Born in the swamp three years ago, they’ve been trying to wade their way out ever since.

They’re recording a new EP with Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studio and will be launching it at The Facemelter!

Expect more scuzzy, sludgey noisey riffs.

Start: August 4, 2017 7:30 pm
End: August 4, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Black Heart
Phone: 020 7428 9730
Address:
3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

July 15, 2017

The SoapGirls : Society’s Rejexts

An Alternative Gathering are rather chuffed to have The SoapGirls back in London as part of their “Party N Hell” 2017 European tour.

Featuring:

The SoapGirls – French born sisters from South Africa with punk rock ethics and grunge music.

Fallen Lillies – Four grungy punk rocking twentysomething ladies from eastern France.

Hazard – Luton punk rockers

Planet of the Capes – Loud-ass London power trio formed in a blind panic in late 2016.

Zara – local alt rockers

Blow Up Doll – North London grunge rockers

Glad He’s Dead – Cambridge band who will blow your hair back with their Stoner/Grunge ditties.

Frog Maintenance Division – Local rockers playing their debut gig

Music From 4.45pm

£5 ADV / £7 OTD

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/197524454080429

Start: July 15, 2017 4:45 pm
End: July 15, 2017 11:45 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Phone: 020 8469 4382
Address:
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS, United Kingdom
Cost: £5 ADV / £7 OTD

July 14, 2017

Fallen Lillies at The Nest

An Alternative Gathering are well chuffed to be putting on Fallen Lillies, four feisty young ladies from Eastern France.

Featuring:

Fallen Lillies – Four grungy punk rocking twentysomething ladies from eastern France.

Luna Lacuna – Strongly lyrical alternative rock band from London and Chatham.

A Void – A London based French grunge band that smells like cheese & rotten meat.

Elsa – London based French Singer songwriter guitarist on the rock edge.

Music From 7.45pm

Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/803422816478281

Start: July 14, 2017 7:45 pm
End: July 14, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Birds Nest
Phone: 020 8692 1928
Address:
32 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

July 13, 2017

Red Dogs at The Unicorn

An Alternative Gathering are pleased to bring you Red Dogs, all the way from Japan.

Featuring:

Red Dogs – All girl punk/rock trio formed in Osaka in 2012.

Healthy Junkies – Female fronted New wave punk grunge band, DIY and hungry.

Jellly – Passionate tunes, sinister undertones and a pop punk sensibility.

Yur Mum – A fusion between grunge, punk, hard rock, metal, blues and anything else that is loud.

Music From 8pm
Free Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/294676594245806

Start: July 13, 2017 8:00 pm
End: July 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
Phone: 020 7485 3073
Address:
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free