June 23, 2017
**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.
Varukers + Clunge Plunger + butcher baby @ T.Chances
PROUD CITY FATHERS, MINDFRAME……..plus 2 more
June 25, 2017
BBQ! AND PUNK ROCK! 8 BANDS 5 QUID AND FOOD
June 30, 2017
PRE WONKFEST STAR WARS
LIVE SHOW START 7PM SIKSA:danger ,discomfort,feminizm,performance ,improvised art punk .DEMOLKA:electro clash punk.ALLES:anarcho dark wave ,electronic punk music .
June 30, 2017 – July 1, 2017
Four bands – hardcore / crust, punk, melodic hardcore, stoner / doom – unite for a night of sheer NOISE
July 1, 2017
WONKFEST 5 THE OMEN, A SEXY CELEBRATION OF EVERYTHING DIY PUNK WITH A WONKY TWIST.
South London Scum present: Hello Bastards, Scum System Kill, Atavistik Death Pose, Ruined By @ Hand in Hand
South London Scum presents:
1st July 2017
Scum System Kill
(metallic crust punk)
@ the Hand in Hand, 61 New Park Road, Brixton Hill, London SW2 4EN.
8pm // £4
July 8, 2017
Red Hot Music takes over The Gunners for the first time for this FREE ENTRY show, and as usual it’s guitar-based high-energy music from start to finish. Featuring…
FUZZWALKER – bright-eyed indie rock brawlers from West London and Surrey who featured recently on BBC Introducing, and have rocked stages up and down the UK including London appearances at The O2 Academy Islington, The Borderline and the 100 Club.
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? – punk and post-punk rock machine from Reading known for its incendiary live show and fiercely addictive songs.
KINGDOM OF REPTILES – a mash up of rock influences from the 1970s to the present day comes together in an intense riff-heavy package that features rasping vocals and some intense drumming.
THE CUPID STUNTS – British rock band originating from Hendon that came together at Middlesex University in October 2016 and that blends influences from the Foo Fighters to Green Day.