Calendar of Events

December 14, 2018

Hard Skin / Cyanide Pills / Back Street Abortions

One of Damaged Goods Records 30th Anniversary Gigs.

Start: December 14, 2018 7:30 pm
End: December 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: The Lexington
Phone: 020 7837 5371
96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB, United Kingdom
Cost: 7

December 8, 2018 – December 9, 2018

Black Water County, Blood and Whiskey, Boogedy Smak FREE ENTRY

Bangers Embrace Presents and The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue proudly present

Black Water County are finally coming to Kingston. The six-piece folk/punk band from Bournemouth have built a reputation as an exciting live act at festivals in recent years, and were runners up in the recent Fireball UK ‘Fueling The Fire Tour’ finals at the Islington O2. FFO Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy’s, Ferocious Dog, The Rumjacks, The Dreadnoughts and Reel Big Fish…

In support for the night we have Blood & Whiskey from Staines… think what would happen if you mixed Frank Turner, Dustin Kensrue, Brian Fallon, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Jimmy Eat World and Johnny Cash.

We’ll also be joined by Kingston folk punx Boogedy Smak… The group take their influences from all over, from metal to Blues, Crust-punk to country and display this in their music by the change of dynamics song to song. We love them.


Doors at 8pm

Sponsored by Fireball UK

The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue. Pls bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Start: December 8, 2018 8:00 pm
End: December 9, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

December 1, 2018 – December 2, 2018

Call Me Malcolm, Millie Manders & The Shut Up, The Foamers FREE ENTRY

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

Call Me Malcolm return for a headline show at The FC after opening for Bar Stool Preachers and The Lagan back in May and we’re ecstatic to have them back. A five piece ska/punk band from London, blending hard punk, a crunchy ska sound with three part harmonies. Originally inspired by the halcyon days of Goldfinger circa late 1900s, the band quickly evolved a harder, more sardonic, Random Hand style edge.

Millie Manders and The Shutup played one of the very first BE shows and we’ve been gagging to get her and her merry crew back. Millie creates cross-genre punk that is hard to ignore. With lyricism that pokes fun, draws you in or leaves you questioning social norms teamed with incredible vocal dexterity, grinding guitars, irresistible horn hooks and a pumping rhythm section, the Millie Manders Music Machine churns out more raw punk fusion than you can shake a stick at, with a huge amount of Pop appeal.

Local creatures The Foamers will be opening the the evening… playing old classics and the first brand new material in many years.

(Donations to bands welcome otd x)

Doors at 8pm

Sponsored by Fireball UK

The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue. Please bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Start: December 1, 2018 8:00 pm
End: December 2, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

South London Scum presents: Vile Creature, Bismuth, Morrow, Monolithian, Toten Hex, Sūrya

Saturday 1st December 2018

South London Scum presents:

Vile Creature (Ontario, Canada)
angry queer gloom cult… slow & heavy two piece with anti-oppressive and fantastical leanings.

Bismuth (Nottingham)
slow. lots of amps. loud. 2 piece.

Morrow (UK/Austria)
DIY emocrust/ melodic crust punk band with violin, featuring ex and current members of Fall of Efrafa, Svalbard, Arboricidio, Witchcult and Carnist.

Monolithian (Cornwall)
Falmouth 2 piece doom/black metal band, featuring member of Rash Decision.

Toten Hex (Wales)
Oswestry 2 piece mixing best elements of grisly, nihilistic doom and hardcore, ex-Flyblown/Pombagira.

Surya (London)
Surya is a four piece experimental sludge/doom metal band

@ DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside Street, London, SE15 1TF.
5-11pm (EARLY START!!!)

Open to members and their guests only. Join at

DIY Space For London is open to all ages. Children under 12 must wear ear defenders and any persons under 18 must be signed in and accompanied by a responsible adult member.

Start: December 1, 2018 5:00 pm
End: December 1, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: DIY Space For London
96-108 Ormside Street, London, SE15 1TF, United Kingdom

November 24, 2018


Jawless, Mindframe, Super Hero Status (Netherlands), La Boetie (France), Soramimi

Start: November 24, 2018 8:00 pm
End: November 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: The Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Rd., Stockwell, SW8 2HJ, United Kingdom
Cost: £5

November 23, 2018

JOANovARC @ Amersham Arms

An Alternative Gathering are well chuffed to bag JOANovARC, the Queens of Rock!
With support from StoneWire, Yur Mum and Estrangor.
Doors 7.30pm, £7.50 ADV / £10 OTD

Start: November 23, 2018 7:45 pm
End: November 23, 2018 11:15 pm
Venue: Amersham Arms
Phone: 07985 314389
388 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6RT, United Kingdom
Cost: £7.50 ADV / £10 OTD

November 20, 2018

Reading group anarcha-feminism

This month we will be reading texts on anarcha-feminism ranging from some oldies with Goldman and de Cleyre to more modern texts analysing with hooks, Lorde and Dirik. As part of the reading we’ve suggested a few questions which we’ll cover in the discussion:

What is the difference between anarcha-feminism, radical feminism and liberal feminism?

To what extend are the issues discussed by Goldman still relevant today?

How can anarchist practice be more feminist (should it be)?

Although we’ve picked quite a few texts this month they’re short we promise!

Look forward to seeing you all 7pm 20th November at Freedom Bookshop.

Introduction- what is anarcha-feminism?

Emma Goldman: Tragedy of Women’s emancipation

Emma Goldman: Marriage and Love:

Audre Lorde: The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house:

Voltairine de Cleyre: The economic relations of sex

bell hooks: Feminist class struggle:

Dilar Dirik: Women’s Internationalism against Global Patriarchy

Start: November 20, 2018 7:00 pm
End: November 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Freedom Bookshop
Angel Alley, London, E1 7QX, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

November 19, 2018

Who Killed Nancy Johnson? and Vacarm Le Rouge

Two punk bands (and a rock band) for free at the Mau Mau Bar, Monday 19th November. The bands:

THE FREAK ELITE Fab and groovy band formed in 2015 by Neil Anderson who plays sometimes with the Steve Dior Band and featuring on drums Michael Giri from the Lilac Time – Alex Marques on bass from Portuguese heavy rock band Iberia – and Eliot Mortimer from the Jim Jones Revue.

VACARM LE ROUGE Three-piece speed-freak no nonsense political punk rock and roll from a classic Toulouse band currently celebrating its 30th year touring. Rarely seen in the UK, we’re delighted to welcome them to London for the first time.

WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? Since their first gigs at the start of 2016 Reading-based WKNJ have grown into one of the most exhilarating live bands on the circuit. Strong songs, constant movement and a touch of theatre. Not to be missed.

Start: November 19, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 19, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Mau Mau Bar
265 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LR, United Kingdom
Cost: Free