Upcoming Events

July 13, 2017

The Restarts + Boom Boom Kid + Nekra

Summer Punk Action featuring London’s The Restarts plus Boom Boom Kid from Argentina. He comes backed up by members of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and first on Nekra – One of the new wave of London hardcore bands for 2017 featuring members of Self Defense Family, Frau and Sarcasm.

Start: July 13, 2017 7:30 pm
End: July 13, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Lexington
Phone: 020 7837 5371
96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB, United Kingdom
Cost: 6

Red Dogs at The Unicorn

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


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
227 Camden Road, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

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.


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
32 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

Deviated Intinct, Master Blaster (NZ), Bos Tux @ the Dev

Crash N’ Burn & South London Scum proudly present

Friday 14th July 2017

Deviated Instinct

Master Blaster (New Zealand)

Bos Tux

@ The Dev, 33 Kentish Town Road, Camden, London NW1 8NL.
8pm // FREE!

Start: July 14, 2017 8:00 pm
End: July 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: the Dev
33 Kentish Town Road, London, Camden, NW1 8NL
Cost: FREE!

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.


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.

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

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

Music From 8pm

£5 Entry

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

Start: July 15, 2017 7:45 pm
End: July 15, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Gunners Pub
Phone: 020 7359 2467
204 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: £5 OTD

July 21, 2017

Antarctica + The Outbursts + Who Killed Nancy Johnson? + Dronningen

Antarctica: Slick but dynamic and inventive psych-tinged blues rock – snappy arrangements, songs build really well a-la early 70’s Bowie, and the layered harmonies and sense of suspense recall Fleetwood Mac. Great stuff.

The Outbursts: A sound equally informed by garage punk like The Standells and proto-punk, so we’re talking MC5 and The Stooges and yer classic old school 77 gear Stranglers, The Damned etc.

Who Killed Nancy Johnson?: High-energy heavy pop-punk to punk to post-punk band. Influences include The Stooges, The Ruts, Buzzcocks, The Rezillos and Alkaline Trio, Weezer, Sabbath. Infectiously hooky tunes, executed with conviction and known for their incendiary live show.

Dronningen: Think Le Tigre but a bit harder/techier, but very much post-punky post-rave culture electropop de rock with shouty but melodic female vox. Another superb live act who are due to go places.

Start: July 21, 2017 7:15 pm
End: July 21, 2017 11:30 pm
Venue: Dublin Castle
94 Parkway, Camden, NW1 7AN, United Kingdom
Cost: £5

Ghold/Torpor/Shrykull/Art of Burning Water/Human Leather – Free

Cognitive Dissident Promotions is fucking dead.

GHOLD (progressive noise rock)


TORPOR (doom/post metal/sludge)


Shrykull (doom/sludge/bit o fast)


Art Of Burning Water (hardcore/sludge)


Human Leather (noise rock)


Support the bar because that’s how we pay the bands!


Start: July 21, 2017 8:00 pm
End: July 21, 2017 11:55 pm
Venue: The Unicorn
227 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9AA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

August 5, 2017

Who Killed Nancy Johnson in Soho

Multi-band night at what one punter calls a “cool dingy cavern of a club”. That’s about right. Buried underground, the notorious St Moritz Club is the Mr Hyde equivalent of the Swiss ski resort restaurant that lies above it. The St Moritz was a regular after-show hangout for The Clash and The Pistols and others in the punk years. Motorhead used to come here too. It’s the sort of place you’d have found Dracula’s teenage victims dancing in a 1960s Hammer film. Cellar life, cool, down-at-heel, chic.

WKNJ are playing on that tiny stage right in your face. It’s going to get hot. There will be three other bands playing the same night – for latest times and bill check the promoter’s web site www.wheel-tappers.com.

Afterwards there are DJs until 3am if you want to make a night of it.

£6 on the door. Note the admission policy is ruthless in terms of age/ID. If you look anything under 30 we advise you to bring ID.

Oxford Circus/Tottenham Court Road tubes.

Start: August 5, 2017 7:30 pm
End: August 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Venue: St Moritz
159 Wardour St, London, W1F 8WH, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

August 10, 2017

London Celtic Punks- The Dead Maggies (Aus)/ Matilda’s Scoundrels/ Benny Mayhem (Aus)

London Celtic Punks presents the band with the best name we have put on! THE DEAD MAGGIES are back in London all the way from Australia!
Stories of tragic Tasmanian folklore set to upbeat toe-tapping and thigh-slapping cowpunk and folkpunk. Like a celtic-country-Australiana-folk-punk hoedown! Bring yer dancing shoes!


Supported by the ever glorious MATILDA’S SCOUNDRELS. Angry pissed off folk-punk from the south coast that will have you shaking your fist as well as tapping them feet.


We are also privileged to have BENNY MAYHEM from legendary Aussie rockers PROJECT MAYHEM on tour from Perth, Australia to kick off the night. A true folky punky acousticky ambassador for Oz.


as usual GREENFORD BHOY will be DJing all yer favourite celtic punk, rock and rebel from early on right until the landlord boots us out the door at the end of the night.

Doors will be at 8pm and admission is a straight fiver on the door!
All at The Cricketers, 20 Fairfield South, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2UL. Tel. 0208 549 4394. It’s only ten minutes walk from the rail station and the music venue is upstairs and the sound here is simply superb!


Music starts at 8pm and entry is a fiver on the door.

keep checking back for up to date information on set times, tickets etc.,

The Dead Maggies, Matilda’s Scoundrels and Benny Mayhem will also be appearing in North London on Friday 11th August.
Event here- https://www.facebook.com/events/824147954408307/

For more gigs of this sort check out our Events page here


Start: August 10, 2017 8:00 pm
End: August 10, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Cricketers
Phone: 0208 549 4394
20 Fairfield South, Kingston, KT1 2UL, United Kingdom
Cost: 5