CRASHED OUT SINGLE

 CRASHED OUT & Spains: SECRET ARMY have a 2 track each split 7" ep coming out in Sept, its being released on Barcellona's Daily Records label. The single is is called 'Over The Top' keep an eye on both bands and label sites for more info. cheers  
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KING KURT ON CD

 KING KURT 'Ooh Wallah Wallah'  King Kurt release for the first time on CD, their debut, break-through  Stiff Records album 'OOH WALLAH WALLAH'.  It comes with seven extra  tracks, being all the early singles, including their chart entries  Destination Zululand, Mack The Knife and Banana Banana, plus a DVD -  featuring all the video promos, documentaries and much more.  In 1983 King Kurt hit the Top 40 with 'Destination Zululand' on Stiff  Records.  They'd already built up a manic following at their riotous  gigs, famously strewn with all sorts of muck thrown both at and from the  audience whilst also offering haircuts and drinking competitions!  Starting out on Thin Sliced Records with the 'Zulu Beat' 7" in numerous  vinyl editions, 'Smeg' soon replaced the original singer Jeff Harvey and  the band began hamming it up wearing dresses and having food fights.  They signed to Stiff Records and Dave Robinson's video of 'Destination  Zululand' showing their cartoonish tongue-in-cheek style helped propel  them to the top 40.  Musically a bizarre mix of roots rock-a-billy, funk, African rhythms and  pop, with their own unique craziness and humour, they followed up with  the Top 50 singles 'Mack The Knife' and 'Banana Banana'.  Regular TV  shows increased their notoriety as the rat-fixated nutty mohican kids of  rock'n'roll.  The bonus DVD contains all their promo videos plus additional footage  from that time.  It comes packaged in a 6-panel, all-card digi-pack with  an 8-page booklet with the King Kurt story.  This is the ultimate,  definitive King Kurt, and the only authorised release from the original  line-up!  CD:   Zulu Beat, Destination Zululand, Bo Diddley Goes East, Hound Dog,  Wreck-A-Party Rock, Ghost Riders In The Sky, Gather Your Limbs, Rockin'  Kurt, Lonesome Train, Mack The Knife, Oedipus Rex, Do The Rat. Bonus  singles: Zulu Beat, Rockin' Kurt, She's As Hairy, Mack The Knife, Bo  Diddley Goes East, Banana Banana feat. General Pirate, Wreck-A-Party  Rock.  (19 tracks total)  DVD:  'The Switch' with Mark Issue, Destination Zululand promo, Mack The  Knife promo, Banana Banana promo, Road To Rack'n'Ruin promo, America  promo - directors' cut, Austrian documentary, Bonus Banana Banana.  (approx. 40 mins)  FREUDCD103  CD+DVD      Release date:  October 19th --  Jungle www.jungle-records.com  ~  www.myspace.com/junglerecords 
 
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Sept Vivelepunk live Tuesday!

 the sept issue of Vive Le Punk is live on Tuesday-with Sex Pistols, Rebellion festival and more. Look out for it. and remember to send all your news to info@vivelepunk.net we are on holiday now for a few days-catch you soon.!!

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DAMNED TOUR DATES

The Damned tour all over to support new album So whos Paranoid. catch them at- 

 

Aug 22 2009 8:00P
Pod Parou Moravska Trebova
Sep 17 2009 8:00P
Watt Rotterdam
Sep 18 2009 8:00P
013 Tilburg
Sep 19 2009 8:00P
Rat Rock Festival Harelbeke
Sep 20 2009 3:30P
De Kade Zaandam
Sep 21 2009 8:00P
Le Batofar Paris
Sep 25 2009 8:00P
Aupa Lumbreiras Festival Albacete
Oct 21 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 22 2009 8:00P
Bogart’s Cincinnati, Ohio
Oct 23 2009 8:00P
Diesel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Oct 24 2009 8:00P
St Andrew’s Detroit, Michigan
Oct 26 2009 8:00P
The Metro Chicago, Illinois
Oct 28 2009 8:00P
Bluebird Denver, Colorado
Oct 29 2009 8:00P
Club Vegas Salt lake city, Utah
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
Showbox SoDo Seattle, Washington
Nov 1 2009 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Nov 11 2009 8:00P
Pavillion Plymouth
Nov 12 2009 8:00P
Colston Hall Bristol
Nov 13 2009 8:00P
Newport Centre Newport
Nov 15 2009 8:00P
Oasis Swindon
Nov 16 2009 8:00P
Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
Nov 17 2009 8:00P
City Hall Newcastle
Nov 19 2009 8:00P
Academy Glasgow
Nov 20 2009 8:00P
Academy Leeds
Nov 21 2009 8:00P
Apollo Manchester
Nov 22 2009 8:00P
Corn Exchange Cambridge
Nov 24 2009 8:00P
Cliffs Pavillion Southend
Nov 25 2009 8:00P
Guildhall Portsmouth
Nov 27 2009 8:00P
Solent Hall Bournemouth
Nov 28 2009 8:00P
Hammersmith Apollo London
Nov 29 2009 8:00P
Civic Hall Wolverhampton

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STOOGE JAMES WILLIAMSON NEWS (crazy pic!)

His rejoining the Stooges still isn’t finalised with a planned rehearsal put back from July to August but James Williamson is stepping onto a stage and playing guitar live for the first time in 35 years in San Jose, south of San Francisco, on September 5.
 
James will play with country-rockers the Careless Hearts at club called the Blank Club
 
"Get there very, very early as it’s a tiny place. Also be nice to me (as) I’m very, very old," James says. "But I’m kind of rockin’ pretty hard these days." So there.
 
Check out the Careless Hearts here. They’re a little different to the Raw Power Stooges but that shouldn’t be a surprise. James’ guitar tastes are quite eclectic these days with a focus on slack key guitar.
 
In case you were wondering, after a long career as a Sony electronics executive, James is retired and spends his time between his home north of San Francisco and a holiday place in the Hawaiian Islands.
 
And look-out below. It’s James with ex-Pistol Steve Jones (left) at a recent Iggy show in L.A. Robert Matheu took the happy snap.
 
 
 
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TSOL VINYL

SoCal punk legends T.S.O.L. have signed with DC-Jam Records to release "Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Free Downloads" on limited edition colored vinyl
 
 "Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Free Download
Southern California based  punk band T.S.O.L. has signed with DC-Jam Records to release "Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Free Downloads" on limited edition colored vinyl.

This, the bands 30th anniversary album, was recorded at the Hurley studio’s, and was produced by Grammy winning producer David Bianco. 300 of the LP’s will contain hand signed inner sleeves that will be offered exclusively by Hot Topic. Available everywhere September, 15th, 2009.

T.S.O.L. are an American punk band that formed in 1979 in Long Beach, California. This is the bands 19th release and their music has been featured on numerous compilations, films and documentaries .

T.S.O.L. is short for True Sounds of Liberty.

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X-RAY SPEX CD/DVD

Polly Styrenne and her X Ray Spex will release a dvd/cd of their show at Londons Roundhouse Nov 2008 this coming Nov. The band has has numerous requests all over the world for mor live dates but has so far refused.

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BERNARD SUMMERS NEW ORDER

 NEWS FLASH***** NEWS FLASH***** NEWS FLASH***** NEWS FLASH***** NEWS FLASH****  NEW ORDER¹S BERNARD SUMNER ANNOUNCES BAD LIEUTENANT LIVE DATES!   Bad Lieutenant are pleased to announce their first ever highly anticipated live dates to promote the release of their forthcoming debut album ŒNever Cry Another Tear¹. The band will be showcasing their brand new material at three exclusive UK shows this October.   For the bands live shows Bernard, Jake and Phil will be joined by New Order drummer Stephen Morris and Tom Chapman on bass.   When asked about the upcoming dates Bernard says ­ ³I¹m really looking forward to playing live in the UK again, with both my new and old band mates².   BRIGHTON Digital - Tuesday 20th October Tickets £18.50 01273 606312 www.seetickets.com <outbind://318/www.seetickets.com> www.gigantic.com <outbind://318/www.gigantic.com>   LONDON Heaven - Wed 21st October Tickets £21.50 0207 403 3331   MANCHESTER Ritz - Thursday 22nd October Tickets £19.50 0161 832 1111   24hr cc hotline: 0871 2200 260 - www.gigsandtours.com <http://www.gigsandtours.com/> Direct ticketing link- http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=bad+lieutenant&site=badlieutenant <http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=bad+lieutenant&amp;site=badlieutenant>   www.myspace.com/badlieutenantmusic <http://www.myspace.com/badlieutenantmusic> www.badlieutenant.net <http://www.badlieutenant.net>
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MINK DEVILLE SINGER DEAD

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Vive Le Punk regrets to inform that Willy Deville-original singer with Mink Deville-of Spanish Stroll fame has died. He was one cool mutha-and a truly great songwriter. Check out his song Guardian Angel to witness that. He will not be forgotten.

 

Willy DeVille (Born William Borsay)
August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009

devilleWillie DeVille was a much respected American singer, songwriter and musician who came to prominence fronting his own band, Mink DeVille, the one-time house band for legendary NYC club, CBGB’s. Although it’s difficult to label DeVille’s music, he had no problem fitting with the punk and new wave artists of the era with his musical stew of R&B, rock, cabaret, roots, blues, New Orleans, and country. Mink DeVille as a band was over by the mid ’80s, but DeVille continued to have a successful career (at least at the cultish level) well into the 2000s. Throughout his career, he worked with the likes of Brenda Lee, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler to name a few. It was discovered that DeVille had pancreatic cancer in June of 2009 while being treated for Hepatitis C. He died of the cancer at the age of 58.



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GARY NUMANS CARS IS 30

 Gary Numan's 'Cars' reached number 1 in the UK in September 1979 - exactly 30 years ago next month!   To celebrate this and the fact that the accompanying album,The Pleasure Principle also reached the top of the charts three decades ago, Numan is playing   a special 16 date tour in November and Beggars Banquet are re-releasingThe Pleasure Principle.     Meanwhile, Nine Inch Nails recently performed 'Cars' with Numan at their sold out 02 Arena show in front of 18,000 fans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjsDc23-J7I  ) and now dance act Chicane look set to have a hit single with 'Hiding All The Stars', based around arguably the most famous riff in electronic music (release date is likely to be late September/early October). In fact, US magazine readers of Rolling Stone recently voted 'Cars' as the best song about 'cars, driving, highways and roadtrips' - beating the likes of Prince's 'Litte Red Corvette' and even Bruce Springsteen's 'Born To Run' (http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/07/20/readers-rock-list-car-songs/)   Artist: Gary Numan  Album: The Pleasure Principle (30th Anniversary Edition) Release date: October 5, 2009   Label: Beggars Banquet  Live Dates: The Pleasure Principle Tour 2009 Nov 17, Brighton Dome; 18 Southampton University; 19 Cardiff Sub 29; 20 Sheffield Corporation; 21 Manchester Academy; 23 Cork Pavillion; 24 Dublin Tripod; 25 Leeds Academy; 26 Edinburgh Picturehouse; 27 Glasgow ABC; 28 Sunderland The Campus; 29 Norwich UEA; 30 Wolverhampton Civic; Dec 1. Cambridge Junction; 2 Nottingham Rock City; 3 London Indigo  Gary Numan's classic, influential album, The Pleasure Principle is being re-released as a double CD edition (featuring demos and B-sides on the bonus disc) 30 years after it debuted at Number 1 in the UK charts. The singer's single from the album, 'Cars' also climbed to the top of the charts, an achievement he's celebrating with a 16 date UK tour starting in mid November.   The Pleasure Principle was the point where Numan became a huge international solo star, reaching the Top 10 in the States with 'Cars' and Top 20 with the album. Given the conservative nature of the music scene in America at that time and the fact that the LP didn't even feature any guitars, let alone conventional song structures ('Cars' doesn't even have a chorus), this is one of those special moments in pop music when a new idea breaks through all the boundaries. The Pleasure Principle pioneered electronic pop music on a new scale, becoming a much bigger hit worldwide than Kraftwerk or anything from the Bowie/Eno 'Berlin' trilogy. And the fact that it was so different and had such a major impact in America (crystallised when Numan performed 'Cars' and 'Praying To The Aliens' in front of 40 million people on the Saturday Night Live Show) means that there's a direct link from The Pleasure Principle to the new musical forms that were born in the USA over the next decade - namely hip hop, industrial and techno.   As the NME recently noted, 'every hip-hop production titan ever - notably Dr Dre - has nicked the opening beats from the track 'Films'. The likes of Timbaland and The Neptunes' minimal pop - comprised of just exquisitely produced drums and simplistic synthlines - are heralded as been futuristic genius in the 21st century; The Pleasure Principle shows that Gary Numan was doing the same thing 30 years previously. His influence on hip-hop, while rarely recognised, is enormous. His influence on electronic music in general is unparalleled.' When GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan's covered 'Films' last year, he was actually taking hip hop back to its roots as the track features one of the original break breats (in fact it features on the hugely influential, Ultimate Breaks & Beats compilation series) . Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren recalls his first encounter with hip hop in the early '80s: 'I remember hearing Gary Numan's 'Cars' and looking at this madly volatile black crowd in the middle of the South Bronx - my first visit to witness a party that I was invited to by Afrika Bambaataa. I, a naïve white honky, thought that it was in some apartment building, but it turned out to be this massive debris site and there in the middle of it was these guys telling their stories, freestyle, to Gary Numan's 'Cars'. My thoughts were interupted when waves parted in the crowd like the Red Sea and there, in a pool of light on the floor, came characters who started to spin and break dance. I'd never seen anything quite like it, I thought it was amazing.'   In industrial music both Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson have namechecked Numan as a significant influence, with the former currently performing the track 'Metal' on his tour. 'After hearing 'Cars' I knew I wanted to make music with synthesizers,' says Reznor. 'The Pleasure Principle is fucking great because it's so cold sounding.' Meanwhile, techno pioneers ranging from Carl Craig to Juan Atkins were grabbed by this strange, futuristic music, creating a relationship between Numan and dance music that has spawned the likes of the Basement Jaxx's 'Where's Your Head At' (samples 'M.E.' from The Pleasure Principle) and the 'Cars'-mutating 'Koochy' by Armand Van Helden. As the newly reformed Devo recently commented, The Pleasure Principle is, 'so original and cool and ground breaking and in a way classic. Like, it still sounds great today . . . like nothing sounds like that today.'  
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PENNYWISE DEPARTURE

 STATEMENT FROM THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF PENNYWISE        August 21, 2009-The members of Pennywise, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin and Randy Bradbury, have issued the following statement regarding singer Jim Lindberg's departure:      "After 19 years with Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has decided to step down as lead singer.  Pennywise has long stood behind the motto that you should always follow your heart and pursue what makes you happy, and we wish Jim the best of luck in his new ventures, whatever they may be.  Pennywise has become a way of life for a lot of people, and has definitely become a way of life for us. As the three remaining members of Pennywise we feel that we are not done delivering our message to our fans.  "The band has always been about moving forward in life no matter what obstacles stand in front of you. We will begin our search for a new singer immediately. We will continue to tour the world and we are looking forward to writing new music. We've had a lot of good times and survived the hard times thanks to the undying support of our fans. We're looking forward to what the future may bring."     Sincerely Fletcher, Randy, and Byron     Pennywise is one of the most significant bands to emerge from Southern California's second wave of punk rock. Formed in 1988 in Hermosa Beach, California, Pennywise has released nine full-length studio albums; one live album; two extended plays; and one DVD. Their most recent studio album, Reason to Believe, was released to over 500,000 fans for free through a limited offering from their new label MySpace Records. The critically acclaimed album was also sold physically and digitally the world over. "The Western World," the first single from this watershed album quickly became the most successful single of the band's storied career.     To learn more about Pennywise please see www.myspace.com/pennywise.   
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THE BEAT IN LONDON

 16-18 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1EW  www.rhythmfactory.co.uk     THE BEAT, LIVE @ THE RHYTHM FACTORY, FRIDAY 18/09/09   20:00 TIL LATE     The Rhythm Factory is delighted to launch its brand new monthly Mod/Ska/Soul night Absolute Beginners with a special one-off performance from none other than Two-Tone legends The Beat.      Formed in the working class suburbs of industrial Birmingham in England in 1978 The Beat arose at a time of high unemployment and social upheaval. From the outset the band offered messages of hope and peace with an insight into sociopolitical topics would later, alongside The Specials, see them heralded as forerunners of the whole 2-Tone Ska movement.     Crossing over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk, they created an infectious dance rhythm that lit up dancefloors across the U.K eventually leading to huge radio airplay in the U.S and stateside tours with the likes of The Clash, The Police, Talking Heads, The Pretenders and, of course, The Specials.      Scoring hits with tunes that have now become so popular that it's hard to remember a time when they didn't exist, such as "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Save it for Later", "I Confess", "Stand Down Margaret", and their awesome cover of Smokey Robinson’s ‘Tears of a Clown’, The Beat released three gold and platinum selling best-selling albums worldwide; Just Can’t Stop It, Wh’appen and Special Beat Service before splitting up in the early 80’s. After numerous offers to return to the stage The Beat returned in 2003 for a sell out show at The Royal Festival Hall and have stayed on the live circuit ever since, selling out shows and getting crowds skanking like they’d never been away.     This superb Rhythm Factory promotion will also feature a plethora of special guests including Acid Jazz legend Eddie Piller behind the decks and many more.       Tickets are £15 and are available in advance from Rhythm Factory box office 020 7375 3774 and <file:///C:/Users/dan%20payne/Desktop/freelance%20ting/Rhythm%20Factory/www. ticketweb.co.uk> www.ticketweb.co.uk 
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VERA RAMONE INTERVIEW

I just did a great interview with Vera Ramone King-former wife of Dee Dee Ramone-who has just published  her book-Poisoned Heart-Married to Dee Dee Ramone. Its a great book-and look out for the interview at the end of Aug on Vivelepunk!

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INDEPENDENCE DAYS

INDEPENDENCE DAYS
TheStoryof UKIndependent Record Labels
Alex Ogg

Market: Published: 21/09/09

Even by the standards of Alex Ogg s previous work (The Hip Hop Years, No More Heroes etc),
Independence Days is an exhaustive undertaking. Collating more than 150 interviews, it traces the story of the UK independent record label boom from the late 70s to the mid-80s, a period which saw a new generation of independent spirits take up the baton and revolutionise the course of popular music.

Independence Days cover the era s most celebrated labels including Rough Trade, Beggars Banquet/4AD, Factory, Cherry Red and Mute, and covers releases by notable acts such as The Smiths, Joy Division, The Buzzcocks, Elvis Costello, New Order, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gary Numan, Teardrop Explodes, Nick Cave, KLF etc. There is also extensive coverage of a myriad of less familiar labels and their unique stories, revealing a fabulous, almost Shakespearean cast of characters along the way, simultaneously profiling their achievements and contributions. From the budget, DIY ethic beloved of many labels and their audiences to the grandiose packaging of Factory and 4AD and eventual chart dominance of Depeche Mode and New Order, all the key moments are documented through painstaking research, analysis and eyewitness accounts. Scheming, rivalries and fiscal brinkmanship contrast with the optimism and opportunism – and incredible diversity of music – of a decade when anything seemed possible.

 Interviewees include: Geoff Travis, Daniel Miller, Ivo Watts-Russell, Dave Robinson, Ted Carroll, Bill Drummond, Roger Armstrong, Penny Rimbaud, Richard Boon, Martin Mills, Richard Scott, Iain McNay, Mike Stone, Mike Alway, Bob Last, Terri Hooley, Bill Gilliam, Charlie Gillett, Miles Copeland, Seymour Stein and Geoff Davies among others.

Alex Ogg is a journalist, author and acknowledged authority on popular music. He has written for The Times, Classic Rock, Record Collector and the Encyclopaedia of Popular Music among others, and has gained huge critical acclaim for the thorough, concise and hugely readable style of a number of his celebrated titles.
Other Alex Ogg Titles published by Cherry Red: No More Heroes: A Complete History Of Uk
Punk From 1976 To 1980 ISBN: 1-901447-65-0 736 Pages / Paperback
Published by CHERRY RED BOOKS
Distributed by TURNAROUND (visit our website at www.turnaround-uk.com)
Unit 3 Olympia Trading Estate, Coburg Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6TZ
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WATCH JELLO IN THE STUDIO

 Jello Biafra and his new band (members of Victims Family) come to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Netherlands, and the UK on their VIVELEPUNK/BIG CHEESE sponsored tour  myspace video of Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine in the studio - http://bit.ly/nTaG5  BIOGRAPHY: In the twenty or so years since his brainchild Dead Kennedys officially disbanded, Jello Biafra has made a career of spoken word gigs interspersed with musical collaborations with some of the most compelling figures in underground music. Recording projects and touring with the likes of Melvins, No Means No, DOA, Mojo Nixon and Lard (with Ministry's Al Jorgensen) among others have kept his "hardcore as political weapon" message sharp, but the lack of his own band made these collaborations usually short-lived and left Biafra with a ton of songs that had never seen the light of day.  Inspired by Iggy Pop's 60th birthday gig at the Warfield in San Francisco, Biafra laid plans for his own 50th birthday party and finally decided it was time to start a band of his own. Ten years before he had been attempting the same thing with the likes of guitarist Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident, Hellworms) and drummer Jon Weiss (Sharkbait, Horsey). They had also previously worked with basist Billy Gould (Faith No More) who was tapped for the new group. After cramming rehearsal for a month the four piece band known as Jello Biafra and the Axis Of Merry Evildoers took the stage in a sold-out two night stand at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall and subsequently spent the next 9 months in rehearsal for an album project. Before entering the studio guitarist Kimo Ball (Freak Accident, Carneyball Johnson, Mol Triffid, Griddle) was recuited and the resulting twin guitar attack took the groups sound to new, noisier heights. The quintet now known as Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School of Medicine began recording tracks for the upcoming LP/CD "The Audacity Of Hype" slated for release in October 2009, produced by Biafra and engineered by Hip Hop legend and long time Jello co- conspirator Matt Kelley (Hieroglyphics, Tupac, Digital Underground, Victims Family) at Prairie Sun Recording in Cotati, CA and San Francisco's Hyde Street Studios.  The band's sound retains some of the the spy-music-on-meth chaos of the DK's while adding a healthy dose of Detroit style proto-punk mixed with layers of sonic guitar noise, and Weiss' industrial excursions into metal percussion. Topically, the album explores how our forced Iraqnophobia and Homeland Insecurity continues to feed lawlessness at the top ("The Terror Of Tiny Town") vs. a runaway police state and class war towards the bottom ("Three Stirkes", "Electronic Plantation"). "Clean As A Thistle" becomes more timely every day as "Family Values" blowhards get caught in sinful trysts, while album closer "I Won't Give Up" offers an age of Obama anthem on how change comes from agitation from below, not glamor and soundbites from the top  Thirty years on, Jello Biafra has made an album that solidifies and expands his uncompromising vision and updates it for the new century, with a powerhouse band that promises to be a terrifying live machine, featuring Jon's brother Andrew Weiss (Rollins Band,Ween,Butthole Surfers) filling the live bass position recently left vacant by Billy Gould's return to Faith No More.  JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE EUROPE TOUR DATES  August 21/2009   Frequency Festival  St. Polten, Austria    http://www.frequency.at  August 22/2009   Backstage  Munich, Germany    http://www.muenchenticket.de/  August 23/2009   Garage  Saarbrucken, Germany    http://www.garage-sb.de/  August 25/2009   Club Vaudeville  Lindau, Germany    http://www.vaudeville.de/  August 26/2009   Rote Fabrik  Zurich, Switzerland    Festa di Radio http://www.rotefabrik.ch/de/home/  August 27/2009   Onda d'Urto  Brescia, Italy  August 28/2009   Festa dell'Unita  Bologna, Italy  August 30/2009   La Tannerie  Bourg En Bresse, France  August 31/2009   Le Nouveau Casino  Paris, France  September 1/2009  Paradiso  Amsterdam, Netherlands  September 3/2009  LMH  Cologne, Germany  September 4/2009  SO36  Berlin, Germany  September 5/2009  Markthalle  Hamburg, Germany  September 7/2009  Academy  Bristol, UK  September 8/2009  Academy  London, UK  September 9/2009  Academy  Sheffield, UK  
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NOT THE SAME BLUES CRAP

FIVE YEARS OF NTSOBC >> >   >> >   >> > To celebrate five glorious years of cranked up, primal blues mayhem >> Europe¹s premier blues promoters Not The Same Old Blues Crap has put together >> Five Years  of NTSOBC, a mini-festival of eight rockin¹ shows throughout >> September and October that reflect the diversity of NTSOBC¹s history. >> T-Model Ford kicks off the programme with a two date residency at The >> Luminaire on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 September. T-Model¹s  Fat Possum label >> mate and one man band extraordinaire Bob Log III  plays on Tues 15 September >> with Delta Blues legend David Honeyboy Edwards playing on Friday 25 >> September,  again  both shows are at The Luminaire. On Monday 28 September we >> head over to West London  to Bush Hall for a show with our favourite Country >> noir husband & wife duo AKA The Handsome Family. Then back to The Luminaire >> on Tuesday 29 September for the NTSOBC debut of the Agnostic Mountain Gospel >> Choir. On Wednesday 30 September te magnificent  Kelly Joe Phelps  also makes >> his  NTSOBC debut at our inaugural show at the beautiful Union Chapel in >> Islington.  Five Years of NTSOBC is brought to an uproarious close at Cargo >> in Shoreditch on Thursday 1 October with The Jim Jones Revue. >> >   >> > Named after Fat Possum Records series of budget sampler records Not The >> Same Old Blues Crap dedicated its self to bringing blues and blues influenced >> music to a wider audience than just die hard blues aficionados. Since the >> first Not The Same Old Blues Crap show at The Windmill in Brixton on Tuesday >> 13 April 2004 NTSOBC has promoted countless  events and tours in addition to >> programming and producing three Spitz Festival of Blues festivals. NTSOBC has >> also worked with The Open House Festival in Belfast for the last couple of >> years and programmed a stage at The Leicester Blues Festival at De Montfort >> Hall last year. Hopefully in some way we have come close to achieving our >> original aim with NTSOBC shows packed with an audience that goes from teenage >> hipsters to silver surfing groovers. >> >   >> > Before the first NTSOBC show in Brixton NTSOBC promoter Rupert Orton >> contacted Fat Possum and asked them if would be ok to ³borrow² the name Not >> The Same Old Blues Crap for his new club night. Fat Possum partner Bruce >> Watson emailed back to say sure, as long as the shows were in the spirit of >> the label. Then a few weeks later Bruce called Rupert and asked if he¹d be >> interested in putting on T-Model Ford in London after a date had fallen >> through. Rupert immediately said yes and then went about finding a venue >> which turned out to be The Spitz. This was the start of a close relationship >> with NTSOBC & The Spitz till its closure in September 2007. Its was also the >> start of a relationship with T-Model Ford that continues to this day and we >> are delighted  that T-Model will be the opening of this series of Five Year >> Anniversary shows with a two date residency at The Luminaire on 11 & 12 >> September. These shows will also be the start of T-Model¹s third NTSOBC month >> long tour which will see him travel across the UK, Ireland, France, >> Switzerland and Belgium. >> >   >> > Bob Log will be embarking on his third NTSOBC tour and fifth NTSOBC show at >> the Fifth Anniversary Festival on Tuesday 15 September. Bob¹s stage show is >> utterly unique and quite unlike anything you will have ever experienced >> before. Bob takes to the stage in a tight fitting jump suit wearing a crash >> helmet with telephone glued on to it to use as a microphone. He then  sings >> and plays guitar, drums and triggers drum machines simultaneously! Bob also >> played a show that was the scene of NTSOBC¹s first and last blind stage >> diver!!! >> > David Honeyboy Edwards plays at The Luminaire on Friday 25 September and is >> quite simply a living piece of blues history. This date will be his third >> NTSOBC show and is part of his third NTSOBC tour. Honeyboy is an incredible >> 94 years old and has lived through every era of the blues from the 1930¹s >> onwards when he used to hobo with Robert Johnson and was as legend has it >> actually playing a Juke Joint with Johnson when he was poisoned and murdered. >> >   >> > The Handsome Family are not blues but they do share the genres melancholic >> sadness with their tales of country noir. Brett and Rennie Sparks are >> veterans of two previous NTSOBC shows including our biggest event to date at >> The Islington Academy in May this year. The New Mexico marries couple have >> recorded a series of albums that has established them as one of America¹s >> fines songwriting partnerships and hailed as ³country music¹s answer to the >> White Stripes. >> >   >> > The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir make their NTSOBC debut at The Luminaire >> on Tuesday 29 September. The AMGC hail from Canada but are fast picking up a >> fan base in the UK which includes Mark Lamarr who has had them in for a >> couple of sessions and Seasick Steve. Seasick Steve is a stadium filling >> superstar now but way back in 2004 NTSOBC booked his first UK tour and he >> played The Spitz Festival of Blues in 2006 & 2007. >> >   >> > Another act making his NTSOBC debut is the stellar Kelly Joe Phelps who >> will be playing our inaugural show at the beautiful Union Chapel  in >> Islington. Kelly is a true sonic pioneer and who reinvents  acoustic country >> blues with every album he releases. Whether it be the blistering slide guitar >> works of his early career, 2007¹s gem Tunesmith Retrofit or his current >> record Western Bell, Phelps has looked to consistently challenge the >> confinements of the blues genre and we are proud to have Kelly playing a show >> with NTSOBC. >> >   >> > Five Years of NTSOBC  is drawn to a  close by The Jim Jones Revue at Cargo >> in Shoreditch East London appropriately  just round the corner from the old >> Spitz site. The Jim Jones Revue are a supercharged rock ¹n¹ roll maelstrom >> and have been described as ³James Brown fronting the MC5 with Little Richard >> guesting on piano².  This show concludes The Jim Jones Revue¹s debut UK >> > tour. >> >   >> > Friday 11 & Saturday 12 September >> >   >> > T-MODEL FORD >> > + Honkeyfinger (Fri) >> > + Big Joe Louis (Sat) >> > + Andy Weaver (Both nights) >> >   >> > Adv £ 15.00/Door £ 17.50 >> >   >> > The Luminaire >> > 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW3 7JR >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> >   >> > T-Model Ford played the second ever NTSOBC show in April 2004 so we are >> delighted he is opening this series of shows a for two date residency at The >> Luminaire. T-Model is a legendary Fat Possum recording artist who learnt to >> play the guitar in his late fifties after his third wife left him. Inspired >> by his hero¹s Howlin¹ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, he has played >> out in the Mississippi Delta ever since. Basically, if you¹re looking to >> experience one real deal authentic gangster blues player in your lifetime, >> T-Model is your man. Or in his own words, ³T-Model Ford is going to remember >> you sorry fuckers how it¹s done.² >> >   >> > www.myspace.com/tmodelfordandgravelroad >> >   >> > Tuesday 15 September >> >   >> > BOB LOG III >> > + Russell & The Wolves >> >   >> > Adv £ 12.50/Door £ 15.00 >> >   >> > The Luminaire >> > 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW3 7JR >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> > Bob Log III is another NTSOBC veteran who first we first put on at The >> Spitz One Man Band Festival in December 2005. Bob¹s live show is quite unlike >> anything you will have ever seen before. He plays clad in an extra tight >> jumpsuit and signature motorcycle helmet with telephone/microphone attached. >> He unfailingly sweats up a river while kicking on a kick drum, stomping his >> homemade foot cymbal and playing slide on an old archtop guitar. A whirlwind >> of dextrous limbs and digits, this super star sonic  showman has to be seen >> to be believed. Yet beyond these mesmerizing visuals, lies the true reason >> for Bob Log¹s international, cult status and superhero adorationŠŠ. He is >> quite simply an incredible, virtuoso slide guitar player. >> >   >> > www.boblog111.com www.myspace.com/boblog111 >> >   >> > Friday 25 September >> >   >> > DAVID HONEYBOY EDWARDS >> > + Les Copeland >> >   >> > Adv £ 15.00/£ 17.50 >> >   >> > The Luminaire >> > 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW3 7JR >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> > David ³Honeyboy² Edwards is literally a living piece of Delta blues >> history. Before Seasick Steve, Fat Possum, the sixties British blues boom, >> before even Muddy Waters and Howlin¹ Wolf, Honeyboy was among a group of >> pre-war itinerant Mississippi Delta blues musicians who wrote the blues >> template in the 1930¹s. Honeyboy is the last of these original Delta blues >> musicians still playing regularly.  David Honeyboy Edwards was a contemporary >> of Robert Johnson who was as legend has it,  actually present when Johnson >> was poisoned and murdered. Born in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in >> 1915, Honeyboy rejected the expected life of a share cropper and hooked up >> with Delta bluesman Big Joe Williams and followed him hopping and hoboing the >> freight trains of blues folk lore such as the Pea Vine, the Southern and the >> Yellow Dog. He then learned to play guitar and sing on the dusty street >> corners of small Southern towns and the bars and whore houses of New >> Orleans.-Thus began an astonishing life story that tracks the history of the >> blues. >> >   >> > www.davidhoneyboyedwards.com >> >   >> > Monday 28 September >> >   >> > THE HANDSOME FAMILY >> > + Special guests >> >   >> > Adv £ 15/Door £ 15.00 >> >   >> > Bush Hall >> > 310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ >> > Over the last two decades New Mexico based husband and wife duo Brett and >> Rennie Sparks (aka The Handsome Family) have recorded a series of albums that >> has established them as one of America's finest songwriting partnerships and >> has seen them hailed as "country music's answer to the White Stripes" and by >> Greil Marcus as "the Beatles of the folk world". Until relatively recently >> this married couple of twenty years were a well kept secret but a punishing >> tour schedule and word of mouth has meant sell-out concerts across the UK and >> Europe and extensive coverage in the national press. The new album Honey Moon >> (their eighth) is a collection of love songs written in celebration of their >> twentieth wedding anniversary but as this is the Handsome Family it'll be a >> collection of love songs like no other before. >> >  >> > www.handsomefamily.com www.myspace.com/thehandsomefamily >> >  >> >   >> > Tuesday 29 September >> >   >> > AGNOSTIC MOUNTAIN GOSPEL CHOIR >> > + Special guests >> >   >> > Adv £ 7/ Door £ 9 >> >   >> > The Luminaire >> > 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW3 7LJ >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> > People often mention whiskey, brimstone, the Mississippi Delta and the >> Appalachian Mountains when they talk about the music of the Agnostic Mountain >> Gospel Choir. There are few bands who conjure the intensity of the original >> blues and folk music pioneers while uniting roots and rock audiences. The >> Agnostics are one of them. Hollering, growling, and high, lonesome keening. >> Duelling slide guitars, tin can banjo, frenetic finger picking, sheet metal >> percussion, and pounding upright bass. That¹s The Agnostics. Since 2001 The >> Agnostics have fostered a devoted following in their native Canada and >> garnered impressive reviews for their first two releases, ŒSt. Hubert¹ (2003) >> and ŒFighting and Onions¹ (2005). Word spread across the prairies and over >> the Atlantic. Mark Lamarr is a convert ­ they played a rambunctious BBC Radio >> 2 session for him last year ­ and so is the new blues legend, Seasick Steve. >> After gigs together at the Open House Festival in Belfast in 2006 and 2007 >> Steve proclaimed them ³my new favourite band.² >> >   >> > PRESS >> >   >> > ³...thrilling and alarmingly authentic² 4/5 Uncut >> >   >> > ³Šan album that sounds as old as the hills and as deep and dark as the >> muddy Mississippi.² 4/5 The Independent >> >   >> > www.theagnostics.com www.myspace.com/agnosticmgc >> >   >> >   >> > Wednesday 29 September >> >   >> > KELLY JOE PHELPS >> > + Lucy Ann Sale >> >   >> > Adv £ 15.00/ Door £ 17.50 >> >   >> > The Union Chapel >> > Compton Avenue (off Upper Street), London, N1 2XD >> > 8.00pm >> >   >> > Kelly Joe Phelps will be playing the first NTSOBC show at the beautiful >> Union Chapel in Islington, North London. Kelly is a true sonic pioneer and >> has reinvented  acoustic country blues again and again and again. Driven by >> limitless  ideas and influence and astonishing dexterity he has produced >> records that have always been difficult to classify or pigeon hole.  Whether >> it be the blistering slide guitar works of his early career, 2007¹s gem >> Tunesmith Retrofit or his current record Western Bell, Phelps has looked to >> consistently challenge the confinements of the blues genre. >> >   >> > www.kellyjoephelps.net >> >   >> >   >> > Thursday 1 October >> >   >> > THE JIM JONES REVUE >> > + Russell & The Wolves >> >   >> > Adv £ 10/ Door £ 12.50 >> >   >> > Cargo >> > 83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> > In two short years The Jim Jones Revue have gone from supporting Heavy >> Trash at The 2007 Spitz Festival of Blues to ramming The 100 Club so hard in >> June there was a queue stretching  down Oxford Street to Tottenham Court Road >> tube station! Onstage The Jim Jones Revue are an astonishing phenomenon and >> have been described as ³James Brown fronting the MC5 with Little Richard >> guesting on piano². This show concludes the inaugural JJR UK tour and >> coincides with the release of their new AA single ³Burning Your House >> Down/Elemental² which is featured on ³Here To Save Your Soul: The Singles², a >> mini album compilation in physical format of all the JJR singles to date >> released by Punk Rock Blues Records on October 5. >> >   >> > "The Jim Jones Revue are the real deal: a rip-snorting progeny of Raw Power >> & Little Richard, they deliver unabashed classic rock n' roll at a stampeding >> tempo with whiplash rhythms, blistering riffage and over the top vein popping >> vocals that would make King Kong's head explode. Pure sweaty pleasure." >> >  >> > -Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds/Grinderman), August 2009 >> >   >> > www.jimjonesrevue.com www.myspace.com/thejimjonesrevue >> >   >> > ALL TICKETS >> >   >> > NTSOBC box office: 0844 477 1000 >> >   >> > Online:  www.wegottickets.com & www.ticketweb.co.uk >> >   >> > FURTHER INFORMATION >> >   >> > For further information on these shows, Not The Same Old Blues and Punk >> Rock Blues Records go to www.punkrockblues.co.uk and >> www.myspace.com/notthesameoldbluescrap >> >   >> >  
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