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September 8, 2018



Start: September 8, 2018 8:00 pm
End: September 8, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: The Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington road , London, SW8 2 HJ, United Kingdom
Cost: £5

August 24, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Griffstock festival

3 day event bar bands until midnight djs until 2am Bands include the inner Teresteial’s, RDF, Dub The earth, sporadics, Dogshite,Anarchistwood , 2Sick monkeys , Contempt, The Fleas , Fftp, Haywire,Virus, Damage,Drop the Gun , The A heads, Anthrax , Kiss me killer, the super 8 s , Danny and the moonlighters, Dog house ,Invicable pigs , Cydernide, the dub righters

Start: August 24, 2018
End: August 26, 2018
Venue: Woodside farm
Phone: 447748608628
Priors court Road , Hermitage , Rg189tg, United Kingdom
Cost: £35

July 27, 2018

Bandits! Just Say Nay, Smiling Ivy, Boogedy Smak

Presented by The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents

Formed in 2013, Bandits have been playing their own brand of High Energy, Hip Hop styled Ska-Punk up and down the UK and Europe. Ripping up shows with their dance mat and hype man in tow, supporting the likes of King Prawn, Big D and Spunge. Hoping to Educate and Medicate the Youth of today with their Good Time Vibes and Party agenda.

The message is simple, the message is clear, Bandits are here to bring the party and you’re all invited!!

Smiling Ivy
Smiling Ivy is an explosive and outspoken band from Sheffield performing an energetic fusion of ska, reggae, punk, and hip-hop.

Since forming in 2007, the five-piece have effortlessly clashed activism and hedonism on records – offering fans an astute and socially-aware observation of the times.

Jammin’ funk ska beats like man machines on the brink of disaster, but never tipping the edge. Smiling Ivy is an untamed animal, enjoying the ride

Just Say Nay
The biggest thing out of Kent since Tom Johnston. Horny sixteen-legged skanking machine and logistical nightmare with more members than you can shake a stick at. Cooking up a tasty up-beat ska-punk stew, seasoned with hefty brass hooks, hectic basslines, blistering guitar solos and sweet sweet vox. We’ll melt your fucking face off and open our spitvalves down your neck. Fuck Yeah.

Boogedy Smak
Boogedy Smak are a 4 piece folk punk band mostly hailing from Kingston Upon Thames, London. Currently in the midst of recording new album called “Pay us to leave”… couldn’t be further from the truth.

Named after beer, fueled by beer.


Doors at 8pm
Late bar till 1am

Sponsored by Fireball UK

Start: July 27, 2018 8:00 pm
End: July 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, kt2 6qa, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

July 1, 2018

SkaBQ Sunday- The Restarts, Bogus Gasman, Overload, Dub Righters

REKNAW + SIREN get together for a special Sunday Outdoor Session in the lush garden at the Fox.

In aid of 2 great camapigns – The Refugee Community Kitchen + For Jimmy

Featuring -

THE RESTARTS – London’s best punk band.

BOGUS GASMAN – Reknaw faves dish up a mix of every style.

OVERLOAD – Smashing it with high energy street punk.

THE DUB RIGHTERS – Spreading the Reggae Vibe.

Special Needs Disco with


spinning classic Ska, Punk and whatever’s good !

It’s an all dayer with BBQ
Powered by Siren Sound System
Late night lighting by Surplus

Bands run up until 8.30, then DJ’s till the end.

Entry by donation.

Date: July 1, 2018
Venue: Fox & Firkin
Phone: 020 8690 0969
316 Lewisham High St, London, SE13 6JZ, United Kingdom
Cost: entry by donation

May 27, 2018


Due to it being a bank holiday weekend, the Windmill Brixton will be staying open a little later than usual on Sunday 27th May for the next PRBBQ……. this means we have been able to add The Yalla Yallas on to the line up, yay! ….here are the new set times.

4.00 Doors/Soundcheck/Load In
5.00 Burnout -13
5.35 Kent Nielsen
6.10 On A Hiding To Nothing
6.45 Skinny Milk
7.20 Worry
7.55 Ill Fate
8.30 Sinful Maggie
9.05 Ghoul
9.30 The Yalla Yallas

Hope to see you all there!

Start: May 27, 2018 4:00 am
End: May 27, 2018 11:00 pm
22 Blenheim Gardens, London , SW2 5BZ, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

May 18, 2018 – May 19, 2018

Triple Sundae, Filthy Militia, The Resuscitators, Three Months To Kill FREE ENTRY

Proudly presented by The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents

An evening of the best punk with a pop, ska and the dark arts, featuring, in no particular order:

Triple Sundae
Filthy Militia
Three Months To Kill


DOORS 8pm…ish (No earlier!)

Late bar open till 1am

Sponsored by Fireball UK

The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue-

Start: May 18, 2018 8:00 pm
End: May 19, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, kt2 6qa, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 12, 2018 – May 13, 2018

Bar Stool Preachers, The Lagan, Call Me Malcolm FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace present to you once again the Gentlmens Agreement between two brotherhoods: Brightons punk ska rocksteady cheeky Oisters The Bar Stool Preachers and Kingstons very own and everyone’s favourite Oirish punx The Lagan.

We’ll be treated to new and exclusive tracks from BSPs long and eagerly awaited yet to be named sophomore album. If you’ve seen them live before you’ll know what to expect, if not, you’re in for a treat indeed.

Support comes from Kingstons The Lagan hitting us with their blend of no nonsense folk punk, party vibes and good times. Both bands together are a match made in punk rock heaven!

Opening the evenings festivities will be Call Me Malcolm. supporting the release of their new record “I Was Broken When You Got Here” on Be Sharp Promotions. They hark back to the good ol’ days of late 90s ska punk.

Doors at 8pm sharp, get down early as thisll sure pack out!


SPONSORED BY Fireball UK Whiskey


Start: May 12, 2018 8:00 pm
End: May 13, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

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.

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

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

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
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

May 5, 2018 – May 6, 2018

China Shop Bull/One Eyed God/Doghouse/Brassick/Dogshite

The Wake up and Take your Sleeping Pills Tour 2018 comes to the Fox & Firkin on Sat May 5th.

China Shop Bull

The punk hip-hop apocalypse that is China Shop Bull has gained the hearts and respect of people around the world on the back of consistent touring and the success of two album releases. Festivals appearances at Boomtown Fair, Mighty Sounds (CZ), Rebellion, Symmetry, No Man’s Land, Beatherder, Eden fest and many more have seen China Shop Bull prove themselves to be a favourite in festival, punk, rave and party scenes. Fusing countless styles and genres such as drum&Bass, hip-hop, ska and dub all mixed up and spat out with intense energy, punk ethos and attitude. Guaranteed to get you jumping.

One Eyed God

Blasting out an infectiously ramshackle and raucous wall of sound, One Eyed God are a 5 piece combo and have been a regular fixture on the festival circuit since forming in 2011. Fusing punky ska, reggae and dub with sax driven melodies and balkan bouzouki licks, the music embodies the carnival atmosphere of a festival with lyrics showcasing both life’s reality, surreality and absurdity.


‘Techno, Punk, Clown, Trash’… previously rebel rousing frontman for legendary techno, punk band, SICKNOTE, Doghouse has returned… and this time it’s personal. Having honed his sonic/lyrical attack, and with the ‘Idiot Savant’ at the helm, they will drag you through their Brechtian world where loners, freaks and square pegs are most welcome.


Formed about 5 years ago and hailing from the West Midlands UK, playing loud angry hardcore punk with Brassick have a fast growing following and a reputation as one of the most exciting bands around. Ever out spoken but with a tendency not to take themselves seriously, with a true anti-fascist, anti-capitalist and pro equality message which can be heard through their lyrics and live shows.

To top off this amazing bill we have London based 4 piece Dogshite.
Dogshite formed because they wanted to have a laugh and to make music to equal to that of their heroes of old, bands like obscurist indie types the Shapes and Kleenex, mixed with the sound, energy, and political nihilism of classic punk bands like X-Ray Spex, the Slits and Anarcho legends Crass. Agit-pop/ska tinged socially aware anarcho Punk Rock.

£5 advance tickets available now!

Start: May 5, 2018 8:00 pm
End: May 6, 2018 3:00 am
Venue: Fox & Firkin
Phone: 020 8690 0969
316 Lewisham High St, London, SE13 6JZ, United Kingdom
Cost: £5 advance tickets

April 29, 2018

Punk Rock BBQ

Barbecue, punk, ska, beer. What a day. Music from:
5.00 Three Months to Kill
5.35 Who Killed Nancy Johnson?
6.10 Shark Party
6.45 Lead Shot Hazard
7.55 Skaciety
8.30 Call Me Malcolm
9.05 The Pisdicables

Start: April 29, 2018 4:00 pm
End: April 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: The Windmill
22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW2 5BZ, United Kingdom
Cost: 5