Calendar of Events

April 23, 2017

Rock’n'Roll Barbie 3

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!

Doors 6pm
£4 Entry

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Start: April 23, 2017 6:00 pm
End: April 23, 2017 10:15 pm
Venue: Red's True Barbecue, Shoreditch
Phone: 020 3021 2302
54-56 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3QR, United Kingdom
Cost: £4 OTD

April 22, 2017

Live at the Cav

Punk and post-punk features on a live music night at Stockwell’s favourite alt music and comedy venue.

Kelowna Reach – high energy punk sounds with melodic female vocals.

Colomboloco – genre-blending musical adventures and theatricality with diverse influences including opera, flamenco and traditional Turkish music.

Yukon Era – four-piece post punk band from New Zealand doing well in the alternative charts.

Who Killed Nancy Johnson? – “Spiked with amphetamines… a band that embraces punk’s origins as well as influences from the last four decades” –

Start: April 22, 2017 7:45 pm
End: April 22, 2017 7:45 pm
Venue: The Cavendish Arms
Phone: 020 7498 7464
128 Hartington Road, London, SW8 2HJ, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

GBH @ New Cross Inn

An Alternative Gathering are chuffed to bring hardcore punk legends GBH to New Cross Inn.

GBH – Formed late 1979 GBH have been described as one of the forerunners of the UK82 sound and an influence on bands as diverse as Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Rancid, Slayer, Anthrax, Nirvana and a host of younger punk bands.

The Blue Carpet Band – Powerhouse five-piece garage punk rock’n'rollers based in North London. 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.

Tear Up – We are admittedly the worst Oi! Band in the country with our smash mouth hooligan Oi! rock n roll and f*ck you attitude. Debut album is imminent.

Slow Faction – A 1st generation-influenced 4 piece punk band with a real London 77 sound. Their live sound has been described as a cross between The Clash and The Buzzcocks.

BKS – Tasty London Hardcore. Diving, Slamming, Writing, Touring and scheming! BKS is more of a CBGB Sunday Matinee type of band where they are throwing things back to a more clean hardcore style

Doors 7pm
£10 ADV / £13 OTD

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Start: April 22, 2017 7:30 pm
End: April 22, 2017 11:45 pm
Venue: New Cross Inn
Phone: 020 8469 4382
323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6ASS, United Kingdom
Cost: £10 ADV / £13 OTD

Wreck N Roll Benefit for Claire West’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust

All day event at T-Chances Tottenham.
Featuring Tribazik, Dub The Earth, The Skraelings, Doghouse, Buff, Damage, Reality Attack, Milk, Flak, R U Dilator, Infekted Hedz, Black Max and The Pirates, Kickin Bambi, ANoise, Bus Station Loonies, Gung Ho, Clusterfuck, Rich Gulag and Special Guests
2 Rooms of bands, visuals, raffle, barbecue, plus the Saturday T-Chances market – £5 B4 8:30

Start: April 22, 2017 1:00 pm
End: April 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: T-Chances
Phone: 020 8365 0653
399 Tottenham High Road, London, N17 6QN, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

April 19, 2017

Livet Som Insats + Human Cull + Atrocity Exhibit + Reptile Masters


Cognitive Dissident Promotions is pleased to bring you of evening of mostly fast…

Livet Som Insats (Sweden)

Human Cull

The Atrocity Exhibit

Reptile Masters

Support the bar cos that’s how we pay the bands innit

Start: April 19, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
227 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 15, 2017

The Warriors come out to play

An Alternative Gathering are well pleased to bring you British Street Punk legends The Warriors plus a stellar supporting cast.

The Warriors – Formed in late 1981 out of the ashes of The Last Resort. Their latest album ‘Operation Oi’ is available now, as is a healthy back catalogue.

Angry Agenda – Punk Rock Oi! natives of Watford, where Nick writes all the words and sings them, Russell plays the bass and does a bit of backing vocal when Nicky lets him., Lee plays the drums and Tim and AJ play guitar.

Top Dog – Raw, no messing just pure impact, classic British Street Punk & Oi! from Carlisle. Debut album out now on Rebellion Records.

Kilburn Bomb Squad – We are K.B.S from London, we eat pie and mash we drink Guinness, we play punk rock music, the end!

Doors 7.30pm
£10 OTD

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Start: April 15, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 15, 2017 11:45 pm
Venue: Sinbin @ The Plough and Harrow
Phone: 07952 296603
419 High Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 4jU, United Kingdom
Cost: £10 OTD

April 14, 2017 – April 15, 2017

Free – Garageland 73 with WitchDoktors , The Oddballs, Los Sustos


FRIDAY the 14th of APRIL 2017

227 Camden Road
London, NW1 9AA

WitchDoktors ���
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

The Oddballs

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

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.

Start: April 14, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 15, 2017 12:00 am
Venue: The Unicorn
227 Camden Road London,, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

April 7, 2017

Ming City Rockers bring Riot & Ruination

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.

Doors 7.30pm
£6 ADV / £8 OTD

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Start: April 7, 2017 8:00 pm
End: April 7, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: Sinbin @ The Plough and Harrow
Phone: 07790 509075
419 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 4JU, United Kingdom
Cost: £6 ADV / £8 OTD