Check out a new track from seminal Leeds post-punks GANG OF FOUR titled ‘Never Pay For The Farm’ (taken from their upcoming new album ‘Content’, out January 25th) by CLICKING HERE.
THE CULT have announced a UK tour for January next year.
18th Leeds O2 Academy
19th Bristol Academy
21st London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
22nd Cambridge Corn Exchange
23rd Bournemouth O2 Academy
25th Nottingham Rock City
26th Wolverhampton Civic Hall
27th Newcastle O2 Academy
29th Glasgow O2 Academy
30th Manchester O2 Academy
The tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday October 1st. All gigs are priced £28 except for The Cult which is £30, available from www.livenation.co.uk
† Jul. 28, 2010
† Jul. 28, 2010
Cause of Death
Scratch passed away after a long battle with an unspecified illness.
Fear (Bass, Saxophone & Vocals)
Derf "Fred" Scratch was best known as the original, founding member and bass guitarist of the legendary punk rock band FEAR. Scratch played bass for FEAR from 1977-1982.
The sign that honors rock legend Joey Ramone in Manhattan could be New York City’s most frequently stolen street sign. Officials say that the city has had to replace the sign numerous times since it was first put up. According to Billboard.com, The Department of Transportation has just replaced the “Joey Ramone Place” sign for the fourth time since 2003. This time, it was raised eight feet to place it out of thieves’ reach. The sign, located at the corner of Bowery and East Second Street, is now about 20 feet above the ground. Ramones drummer Marky Ramone thinks that Joey would enjoy the distinction of having the most-stolen street sign. However, because of the sign’s new height, Marky said, “Now you have to be an NBA player to see it.” DOT officials said the Ramone sign isn’t the only one that’s popular to pilfer. Broadway, Wall Street and Love Lane markers each attract their share of thieves.
The sign that honors rock legend Joey Ramone in Manhattan could be New York City’s most frequently stolen street sign. Officials say that the city has had to replace the sign numerous times since it was first put up.
According to Billboard.com, The Department of Transportation has just replaced the “Joey Ramone Place” sign for the fourth time since 2003. This time, it was raised eight feet to place it out of thieves’ reach. The sign, located at the corner of Bowery and East Second Street, is now about 20 feet above the ground.
Ramones drummer Marky Ramone thinks that Joey would enjoy the distinction of having the most-stolen street sign. However, because of the sign’s new height, Marky said, “Now you have to be an NBA player to see it.”
DOT officials said the Ramone sign isn’t the only one that’s popular to pilfer. Broadway, Wall Street and Love Lane markers each attract their share of thieves.
The Gypsy Hotel club nights keep travelling around London in search for a permanent venue since the closure of Bardens Boudoir – next stop is The Horatia on Holloway Road (the pub formerly known as Lord Nelson) – we hope to see you there! “IF YOU ONLY HAVE 12 HOURS TO LIVE, SPEND IT AT GYPSY HOTEL!” GYPSY HOTEL – “Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin Rock’n’Roll Cabaret” Saturday 25 September 2010 *LINE-UP* DRUNKEN BALORDI – Gypsy Punks! *Drunken Balordi have been storming the music scene for the last 2 years playing to crowds all over Europe and USA. Their debut gig at the famous *100 Club* in Oxford St.London was a fitting gig for a band with such strong punk roots, attitude and energy. With their eclectic roots from Italy/South Africa/Ireland/New Zealand they play a crazy high energy gypsy punk and completely work the crowds into a party frenzy. Driving their fusion sound of World Punk, Balkan, Klezmier and Folk tunes which sight The Clash and Negresses Verts as a big influence they have quickly gone on to support Stiff Little Fingers, The Blockheads, Spear of Destiny, Alabama 3, Kultur Shock, Pama International, The Popes and Shane MacGowan, System7, playing Stummerville Campfire stage Glastonbury 2010 and many other festivals this summer throughout Europe http://www.myspace.com/drunkenbalordi MAT FRASER – Mutated Freakshow Legend! *Mat has graced the Gypsy Hotel stage on more than one occation and has had the audience in stiches every time! You might also reconise him from Channel 4’s recent “Cast Offs” series For more on him check out his Wiki page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_Fraser THE PENNY BLACK REMEDY – Country Rock’N”Balkan Ska! *Shortly before making the move from his hometown of Edinburgh to North London, singer/songwriter/general fantasist, Keith M Thomson cultivated the idea of forming a band of international musicians with a view of realising his unique hybrid of Country, Punk, Ska and Balkan Folk. After moving to London, a combination of serendipity and sordid late-night drinking sessions soon brought him into contact with exactly the sort of likeminded and talented musicians who could make his idea’s become a reality: ‘Drink has often given me the courage to pursue my many day dreams, some with positive results, others less so. Luckily, this time proved to be positively glorious.’ said Keith. http://www.thepennyblackremedy.com/next-show-gypsy-hotel/ RHINO AND THE RANTERS – An Acoustic Gypsy-Gospel-Billy Freight Train! *Very little is known about these guys, except that they are great and you’d be a fool to miss them! http://www.myspace.com/rhinoandtheranters KITTY BANG BANG – Stray Cat Strut! *Miaow!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zln41o5x5gg SABRINA SWEEPSTAKES – Burlesque Contortionist! *Don’t try this at home! http://www.stripcheez.com/video/sabrina-sweepstakes MATT MILLERSHIP – Boogie Woogie Piano Man! http://www.myspace.com/tensheds dj SCRATCHY – Resident Wax-Spinner! *Scratchy has been our resident DJ, compere and musical guidance since the beginning of the club. He has toured the world as a warm up DJ for The Clash, Gogol Bordello, Dr Feelgood, The Urban Voodoo Machine and The Pogues amonst others. Do not ask him to play Madonna! http://scratchysounds.co.uk/ Doors 8pm Show starts 9pm Drinking and Dancin’ till 4am! £6.66 before 10pm £9.99 after. NO UGG BOOTS! THE HORATIA (Formerly the Lord Nelson) 98-102 Holloway Road London, N7 8JE Tel. 0207 609 6220 www.myspace.com/gypsyhotel UPCOMING GYPSY HOTEL EVENTS:: Saturday 16 October at the Woodstore (below Pleacance Theatre) N7 Dr Will & The Wizards * Ledfoot * dj Scratchy Saturday 30 October at The Lexington N1 The Urban Voodoo Machine * Lady Ane Angel * Lalla Morte
We have just completed the first Free cd to go with our first issue of Vive Le Rock magazine and we can confirm a couple of the very special guests. We have- *AN EXCLUSIVE MARKY RAMONE TRACK *AN EXCLUSIVE SPEAR OF DESTINY REMIX There will be 14 tracks. more news soon!
The coolest fanzine in the country, BUBBLEGUM SLUT celebrates its 10 th anniversary thsi saturday at Londons; Holloway Rd Gaff venure. With free goodie bags and cds-plus the Duel and the Bermondsey Joyriders palying live you dont want to miss it!!
Well our first issue hits the shops Oct 14th. Features include Gang Of Four, Devils Brigade, the Sweet, Rough Trade Records history, Against me interviewing Steve Ignorant from Crass and Grinderman!! Plus look out for the cover cd-featuring 14 tracks from legends old and new!! Look out for order details soon. and send any ideas, or letters to firstname.lastname@example.org see ya soon!
OK rockers, lots happening now. I'm awake after sleeping off August, and here's what we got. First off, The Cheetah Chrome bio, "A Dead Boy's Tale" is in stock, our copies are autographed. I have just 100 copies, so this won't last. Here is the no-holds-barred autobiography of Cheetah Chrome, lead guitarist of Rocket From The Tombs, Batusis, and the Dead Boys, one of the greatest punk bands ever. It's a tale of success and excess--amazing music, legendary antics, epic drug use, and eventual resurrection--that only a true rock and roller could deliver. Get you autographed copy here (click on the image!): <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDe NFqsctJis1LKToH3ywEkGZEfn7WpkJv4ZgrCn1dukpgsFrW_cE6FpgZHpoj15XCZMPodMfC0ciG_ DJHEMX0PIupx4RPmX0VWT5rmd6NRIwNcrTaR4du77Mg0C0RQh6A5r9fXjfZvhpa4ycMezXoriXjn nuATzkxQaopfcbTJixi4j1P1i15-P> Along with that, we have out now the new Butcher Boys 7" with guest guitar from Cheetah himself. The Butcher Boys are the new band formed by Mark Vocca of Clepunk.com <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN FqscuDfJbJUysBP_HKsPUNOE7VLHK0qdoOv771NokINsc4RNCKgCaCLavjvwgBWA1DXfULhEAgxR dB8oSxzFGKMwqwp3FgbWO_bd4=> fame. They've been ripping it up on the east coast with their Irish influenced punk rock, and this debut 7-inch on green wax is strictly limited to 1000 copies with a free download code. The pay-for download on iTunes and everywhere else has extra tracks! Check it out (click on the image!): <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDe NFqsctQqUnH6FHQuPQoyl_y66fVLJ9OU0qetecef0LSKqmWJyvWr-se7kmgJRMAGOtlkhhiFTQnW -BTYgjNvdPHmIReOg5knrD1ySCisshy1AnT_oNeAWZwHS5vhqvLJrPoU85-60NRMG1k1FsH_-BGu fe5NI1j1_jxcW18F2AgLO0yrrMnBS> We also have live this month a set of exclusive digital download releases from our friends Estel. The amazing improv/prog/stoner/free jazz powerhouse known as Estel have played live in Europe and their press cuttings span the globe. Comparisons have been made likening their sound to Goblin, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. You'll dig these for sure. 3 releases now, 1 more next month. 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Get it here (click on the image): <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDe NFqscsMnWQHNn3mucEqpHDG0G3Hvb7p1IXrfeYRWs_BmRB_4m0DEAWazCoCVnimEmk4djRET9hPY -56uMuc3dNBocnc1fWAaBReB3CjXExKL9wHhon0At_IIf5oxY9b61hyywx3qHePqGYkThYtzgcfi X2mH3bSTWByb1etdQwpFwPSvkTzxo> Batusis have announced the west coast tour for October. Cheetah Chrome, Syl Sylvain and the band will be delivering the rock and roll in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and a bunch more places in between. New gig dates have also been announced for David Thomas, Prisoners, THOR, and new exhibition dates have been announced for Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. See the gig schedule copied below. Upcoming release dates: November 2, 2010: The New Hope compilation reissue (double LP with free download code), and Complaints Choir DVD/triple CD! We also have a few Eerie Records download releases going live in October. Details next month. Thank you for voting in the SXSW2011 Panel Picker! hearpen.com <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN Fqscsi34OStL0yPReI5eTV8tGtmKYDfr04TwgJHr4uaCA9ZT1UFh6h82TytFq22_0l2lGVUsRZyE 7Qiir8TXi-JMsh7RDt732n1QQ=> has a new download release this month, a live Pere Ubu set. Here's what we know of it: Pere Ubu "Light It Up!": Recorded at the Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands, May 20 2007, during the Why I Hate Women tour. A great performance from a band in form. The entire set is included with some memorable (and surprisingly succinct) song intros. Get it here (click on the image): <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDe NFqscuqtWtFg7xprMsrtN1rUSFvqvuWEyABRC4CV0E7uLVHsXNhOwpqSUgPX4BkpV7Jb4NBMc79v 1BkeVzmibYYopM9FWxKGz_x9qEIfGHt5U3ldOvyAWXGfhsl> Updates for all the new stuff, reviews, mp3 samples and videos available daily at the Smog Veil Facebook fan page. Check it out: Smog Veil Records at Facebook link! <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN FqscvwukUqzP7EsZPb0ykXBgl_a0zuIAqmr-sgp5Syph3keDTpMGbj14rHaLyX0HhfwzUr7I1ZB9 vFD-MyU8LHMxMLKGO_8zvSazQ0izeZjJxHYCPA3NsYcRD-tQGdHqCUAc9QyjNQTQQwva56u8K12v FFdjA4d7TRODE=> Check out a Smog Veil band in your area: DAVID THOMAS: http://www.ubuprojex.net <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN FqscsMP6T480P3oP2WI6LjHcFw5RCJySYvI_d4kYNMdw11HqtuTdDo_1QeGA7r6qcELxGfyAUI5E jjcg7A39SgGda24kj9RtawCXfOULBKlyIvPQ==> Fri, Oct 8: Copenhagen, Københavns Hovedbibliotek (Copenhagen Main Library) The Geography Of Sound, a lecture performance Sat, Oct 9: Copenhagen, Lillely Live, Solo concert performance of "Ghost Line Diaries" An intimate setting (contact Lars Kjelfred:email@example.com) TELLERVO KALLEINEN AND OLIVER KOCHTA-KALLEINEN http://www.complaintschoir.org/ <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN FqscvkLh1bq_z48NDdZtmPGbV-UZfuHvsY-Uv83SURY2FhnuzT-nAQ18842EMmPMzPqDrFP-xUZt lI1GWtW1mm5tnVPGDMzIbtuZXtEmEI5HghPp_GSNvuUrtu> 14. April - 19 September: at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland: Swedish and Finnish Contemporary Art (I Love My Job-installation) (More info of the project: www.workhorror.org <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN Fqscv5UsJUlRhADZP4Q7SnPExQUOY8dt4A-JObvOVK7JYRfmi5ruY61X3fL7m1s9WrV1M05kvb3Y d-62OF4QnMeQRpLGHuYStGi6WVCwQuZLZCcg==> ) to September 26: Exhibition: RAISE YOUR VOICE, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Work: Complaints Choir (The complete 4-channel installation including all 8 choirs) September 24-October 3: Festival: MADNESS AND ARTS, Haarlem, Netherlands, Work: People in White (The First Preview of the new work 25th October 4pm!) October 6: Screening at KIASMA, Helsinki, 6pm Work: Complaints Choirs of Singapore, Chicago and Tokyo September 10-October 10: Exhibition: VOCAL THOUGHTS, Location: Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CASCA), Work: Complaints Choir (The complete 4-channel installation including all 8 choirs) October 2010: Festival: 4th CAIRO VIDEO FESTIVAL, Location: Medrar for Contemporary Art / Goethe institute of Cairo, Work: Dream Land - 20 dreams about a president October 13-17: Festival: IMPAKT, Location: Utrecht, Netherlands Work: The Making of Utopia October 28 2010 - March 6 2011: Exhibition: PUBLICS AND COUNTER PUBLICS, Location: Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain, Work: Complaints Choir (The complete 4-channel installation including all 8 choirs) November 14: Cologne Complaints Choir, public performance, Comedia Concert Hall, Cologne Germany November 20: Baltic Circle -festival, Helsinki JOKAklubi by Niina Lehtonen-Braun, Mirka Raito and Tellervo Kalleinen With Quest Stars Jaques Palminger, Carsten Erobique Meyer and Miss Le Bomb! December 4, 2010 - January 2, 2011: Exhibition: DREAM LAND Location: Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland, Work: Dream Land - 20 Dreams about a president CHEETAH CHROME http://www.cheetahchrome.net/ <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN Fqscu2sGhtBJmKoGY1zOSf5ZiKHLuujEqQ6cRpV4ZkeoNUfFxah597D_WL1xFTBSAx0TOAs9zBkQ NSTPv-AGkG0Cgg60SFMqLh31fEw4nbskUM_A==> Batusis BATUSIS web site LINK <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN Fqsct1KY5vyaQVa83ryi6ke7hDN7uKu0YC7ksV_LZ3CwDcJZ7-bxllBsj0ytQRTaYexMm68P-b2z kYBNy2CZMZJUhmCfGjmPzret6jZUIcZpZlLNMogE9ghn85> 10/15 - Carlsbad - Hensley's 10/16 - Long Beach - Alex's Bar 10/17 - San Francisco - Thee Parkside 10/19 - Portland - Lola's Room at Crystal Ballroom 10/20 - Seattle - The Funhouse 10/22 - Reno - Tonic Lounge 10/23 - Sacramento - Blue Lamp 10/24 - Los Angeles - Viper Room 10/26 - San Diego - Brick By Brick 10/27 - Phoenix - Rhythm Room THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY http://www.myspace.com/thismomentinblackhistory <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN Fqscs8y2aYf7uOURLp0QzpWaT03N-vnmLG6K5Hh1gHvSW95L1ijPTG11aKF76CaqsI-7viGi1ExO j9a1AObYBdPNYEAQ4lT5swa382LkGFX4JE8vz6r94dhuvAT7hlWLPlWJOQRptKczSUrg==> MORE GIGS ANNOUNCED SOON BUTCHER BOYS Butcher Boys online <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN FqsctdHmoyfPNSnaxHypyDQjh3ngIvNQMdHphGZmB77Blwk8pO4HLvSXHJHBVqmGuwLI9UW9JbOw QGXowsCjrPiNARXsJzi3KOPZu2xi8JSZsJwQ==> September 18: Milford Irish Fest, Milford, CT PRISONERS http://www.myspace.com/clevelandprisoners <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN FqsctGVEdPiaqBTBiAbZtbOE-peM93d5jL2K6UzeRSFvZfYxaFWcOjC3uBhl_nMOmigFhvHBUb-- Kvr6ssf0uuQNaut56EyTIVO6pwfNSa6QX-LyEhPmhdOHNZj7B0KcTgPd8=> Oct. 9: Cleveland, OH, The Happy Dog Oct. 26: Cleveland, OH, Now That's Class THOR http://www.thorcentral.com/ <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=5aukhgdab&et=1103692595321&s=4404&e=001LjtDeN FqscvOFZVSvN_FH5MSrQnHo7opf-Iz3DgGB-r2-5Fiyb78o_6EQYR-mf6_UZ50KaZw_6qpz4BFzj ah79ALU1UYo3F6J0l_V7GiXP7UfNjkJf52Ig==> Oct 16: Palomino, Calgary, BC Oct 28: Rue Morgue Presents- THOR-A Night Of Ragnarock(Live Concert plus advance preview of THOR's new movie "THOR-Ragnarock" Sneaky Dee's Concert Theatre, Toronto Oct 29: Spasm Film Festival- Simon Lacroix presents THOR (Live concert plus advance preview of the movie "THOR-Ragnarock") Club Soda Event Centre, Montreal. Quebec Nov 13: Imperial Theatre, Quebec City Ok, all for now comrades...Mr. Frank/Smog Veil Boss
Midnight Mango is proud to present, at THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY RETURNS NEVILLE STAPLE FROM THE SPECIALS And his band!... Plus Special Guests... Any use in editorial or listings would be greatly appreciated. Further band & support bands’ Info, can be found under “ARTIST DETAILS” OCTOBER Fri 22 BRIGHTON Concorde2 01273 673 311 www.concorde2.co.uk Sat 23 BISHOPS STORTFORD Rhodes Arts 01279 651 746 www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk Sun 24 LONDON Dingwalls 0844 4771000 www.dingwalls.com Wed 27 BATH Komedia 0845 293 8480 www.komedia.co.uk Thu 28 BRIDGWATER The Palace 0844 4771000 www.palacenightclub.co.uk Fri 29 EXETER Phoenix 01392 667 080 www.exeterphoenix.org.uk Sat 30 BRIDPORT The Electric Palace 01308 424 901 www.electricpalace.org.uk Sun 31 READING Sub 89 0844 4771000 www.sub89.com DECEMBER Fri 03 BARNSLEY The Lucorum 0871 220 0260 www.lucorum.com Thu 09 SALISBURY Arts Centre 01722 321 744 www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk Fri 10 GLOUCESTER Guildhall 01452 503 050 www.gloucester.gov.uk/ guildhall Sat 11 OXFORD O2 Academy2 0871 220 0260 www.o2academyoxford.co.uk Sun 12 NORTHAMPTON Picturedrome 0871 220 0260 www.thepicturedrome.com Fri 17 St OSYTH ESSEX The Venue 08458 159709 www.the-venue.info -- NEVILLE STAPLE (UK) Web: http://www.nevillestaple.co.uk/ Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/nevillestaplefromthespecials Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Neville-Staple/104058062965143 Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m2JyiggwAU Press Release: Best known as singer, toaster and composer with The Specials, and as one of the founding members of Fun Boy 3, Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Catch his show these days, and you'll get a mix of old favourites from The Specials/Fun Boy three back catalogue plus choice solo releases. Neville's first involvement with The Specials was when they were still called The Coventry Automatics. He initially joined as their roadie but at a gig supporting The Clash, Neville took to the stage and never looked back. For a while, The Clash’s manager Bernard Rhodes managed The Specials. Neville used to toast of Bernie, "Bernie Rhodes knows. Don't argue" at the beginning of the Specials hit single "Gangsters". When The Specials split up, Neville departed with Terry Hall and Lynval Golding, to form Fun Boy Three. They had a string of chart hits, some in collaboration with the all-female trio Bananarama. It was officially confirmed on the 7 April 2008 that the Specials were to reform, and on the 6 September 2008, six members of the band performed on the Main Stage at the Bestival billed as the 'Surprise Act'. By December 2008, the band had announced 2009 tour dates to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Throughout 2010 the band have been/ are playing festival dates and touring the USA in the early autumn. After which Neville returns to the UK with a string of dates with his own incredibly tight band. Nevile’s autobiography, THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY, was published by Aurum Press in the UK in May 2009. Tour dates are listed below, tickets for all shows are available from www.seetickets.com & www.ticketweb.co.uk as well as from most of the venues websites and box offices.
Streetstyle by Ted Polhemus A big hello from across the pond in Montreal, yep, I've finally completed my emigration to Canada. It's extremely exciting, but not as exciting as the forthcoming Streetstyle book launch, exhibition and private view bought to you by those incomparable folk at PYMCA!! The launch has already garnered huge compliments from two very different areas: Hollywood star Chloe Sevigny describes the book as her 'sartorial bible', while the good folk over at City Hall, London, will be hosting a Streetstyle exhibition on their hallowed walls. From Hollywood to City Hall, not a bad start! PYMCA are also hosting a public exhibition at The Book Club, Shoreditch, from 30th September to 31st October. The private view is from 6pm on 30th September and will feature images from the book as well as showcasing a series of talks and discussions with Ted and guests about the past, present and future of Street Style and subcultural fashion. If you'd like to interview Ted, and / or film the talks and discussions to use as online content, just let me know and we'll get it arranged. And apologies if you've received this already as my lovely colleague Jolene has been busy sending out the news, but we will ensure our cross-Atlantic communication will improve over time. Here's the rest of the information. PYMCA are delighted to announce the launch of the new edition of the legendary book, Streetstyle by Ted Polhemus. “Streetstyle is my sartorial bible” – Chloe Sevigny in The New York Times. Pre-order the book from the PYMCA shop Price: £19.95 *Signed copies of Streetstyle will be available exclusively from the PYMCA website from the 23rd September, one week before general release*  Without the Hipsters, Teddy Boys, Beats, Rockabillies, Rude Boys, Mods, Surfers, Hippies, Punks, B-Boys, Ravers, Harajuku Girls - and all the other streetstyle originals – most of us would be left without anything to wear. But the sharp suits, leather jackets, jeans, kaftans, flares, DMs, slick locks and so forth are only the visible, tangible part of this legacy. Oozing through the clothes, hairstyles, make-up and accessories is an attitude. An attitude which perhaps more than any other set the tone of life in the second half of the twentieth century and which shows no sign of dissipating in the twenty-first. This fully updated edition will feature nearly 100 extra pages with a four page bound insert, 5 new chapters, including over 250 compelling images, all packed into 224 devilishly stylish pages. The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH
SEX PISTOLS have officially licensed their music to a TV ad for the first time. ‘Pretty Vacant’ will be used on a William Hill ad for betting on football. John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock have received an undisclosed figure for the track and have also been given a £500 bet to make for a charity of their choice.
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse than John Lydon’s butter ads…
LOOK OUT FOR A MAJOR GANG OF FOUR FEATURE IN THE DEBUT ISSUE OF VIVE LE ROCK-OUT OCT 14TH!!!!!!! GANG OF FOUR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, CONTENT FIRST NEW MATERIAL IN 16 YEARS CONTENT OUT JANUARY 25th ON YEP ROC RECORDS Every bit as powerful and insightful as their classic work, CONTENT, the new album from Gang Of Four, sees founding members Jon King and Andy Gill continuing to deliver intelligent, powerful and liberating rock & roll that is both provocative and simply thrilling. "What we're trying to do is keep it totally stripped down, where everyone in the band makes an equally intense contribution," says King. With the simple but tough and loud sound of drums, guitar, bass and vocals on new tracks like "Who Am I?," "You Don't Have To Be Mad," "I Can't Forget Your Lonely Face" and "I Party All The Time," the songwriting on CONTENT is just as challenging and unconventional in 2010 as it was in 1978. "What I've been thrilled by over the years is that our music still seems to make sense to our audiences, however old they are, and these days they're mostly under 30," says King. "They tell us that our music means something, that it makes them want to go start a band. That amazes me. I would never have imagined when we started off that we would have this impact after such a long time." From creating one of music's pre-eminent debut albums (1979's ENTERTAINMENT) to influencing a wide range of punk, post-punk and indie rock bands (R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth, Bloc Party, The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand and hundreds more), Gang Of Four have triumphantly defined their place in rock 'n roll. Set for a January 25th release on Yep Roc, CONTENT is the band's first album of new material in years and was written by King and Gill, and recorded and produced by Andy Gill. The album will be available in a standard CD release and on vinyl. It will also be available in the Ultimate Content Can - this contains the new album on CD, a book version of an art piece Jon and Andy have done on ceramic tiles depicting the last 40 years of world history, a book of lyrics, a book of Rotoscoped photographs of the band's emotions, phials of band members' blood and a scratch and sniff booklet which reflects the key areas of human activity. For further details, visit www.gangoffour.co.uk [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=n6thwjcab&et=1103676595562&s=8627&e=001iXGSqMcDoB6hbe0BA3uOPaGr6Tp7bSoQeGJMrNCOCKBXQhCQJQYMChFYrmDUoC5Xye91aPgWnJovAsA2qVhrzCx94qqvtERfW8WyrLkafeZt8l5lNHPZfg==] Gang Of Four are Jon King (vocals & melodica), Andy Gill (guitar & vocals), Thomas McNeice (bass) and Mark Heaney (drums.) www.gangoffour.co.uk [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=n6thwjcab&et=1103676595562&s=8627&e=001iXGSqMcDoB6hbe0BA3uOPaGr6Tp7bSoQeGJMrNCOCKBXQhCQJQYMChFYrmDUoC5Xye91aPgWnJovAsA2qVhrzCx94qqvtERfW8WyrLkafeZt8l5lNHPZfg==] www.myspace.com/gangoffour [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=n6thwjcab&et=1103676595562&s=8627&e=001iXGSqMcDoB7Di3ia2Ni7Y_tYowTDIUYr58ikIytod7QWHDRaW86to-Q6yNq07cdcuw1MZkfrap6PfsFzSERe5GqKX91IPs3xXUADfPnn_jNjCqwVuixV8NBc7IUrwslT] twitter.com/gangof4official
Ok folks finally the brand new CRASHED OUT album: 'Crash & Burn' on IHP records has arrived, 13 tracks of street rock 'n' roll attitude. You can get your copy from us priced £10, get in touch for more info etc. Alternatively if you are at The Durham Punk fest today get one from our stall. CHEEEEAZZZZ Chris
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: U.S. Tour Dates Announced SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, the fathers of crossover thrash, will embark on a long-anticipated U.S. tour this October! Set to commence on October 15 and roll through late November with additional dates to be announced soon, the trek coincides with the No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family offering released September 7 via the band’s own Suicidal Records. No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family features re-recorded tracks from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' second album, Join The Army originally released in 1987, as well as tunes from the second full-length from No Mercy, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES guitarist Mike Clark's speed metal band (which found ST vocalist Mike Muir on vocals) from 1986. Also included is a new version of the classic ST track, "Possessed To Skate." A video for the song is also in the works. Get ready for the cyco invasion! SUICIDAL TENDENCIES U.S. Tour 2010 10/15/2010 Knitting Factory - Reno, NV 10/16/2010 Roseland - Portland, OR 10/17/2010 Showbox - Seattle, WA 10/20/2010 Fillmore - San Francisco, CA 10/22/2010 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV 10/26/2010 Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO 10/29/2010 Harpo’s - Detroit, MI 10/30/2010 Eagles - Milwaukee, WI 10/31/2010 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH 11/02/2010 Pops - St. Louis, MO 11/04/2010 Meridioen - Houston, TX 11/06/2010 Palladium Showroom - Dallas, TX 11/07/2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest - Austin, TX 11/09/2010 State Theatre - Tampa, FL 11/10/2010 Firestone - Orlando, FL 11/12/2010 9:30 Club - Washington, DC 11/13/2010 Palladium - Worcester, MA 11/17/2010 Metro - Chicago, IL 11/18/2010 Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN 11/20/2010 Summit - Denver, CO 11/21/2010 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM _http://www.suicidaltendencies.com_ (http://www.suicidaltendencies.com/)
SQUEEZE 'SPOT THE DIFFERENCE' New album Released 11th October 2010 New single 'Loving You Tonight' Released 11th October 2010 "Squeeze are pretty much one of my favourite bands of all time" - Lily Allen On October 11th, the highly-rated, quintessential London band Squeeze return with 'Spot The Difference' a collection of 14 of their best-loved hits, re-recorded by the band as faithfully to the original versions as possible (whilst challenging their fans to spot the difference!) The result is no mere set of re-masters, more an affirmation that Squeeze are the masters of accessible guitar-pop. Formed in South London in 1973, and armed with Glenn Tilbrook's winning melodies and Chris Difford's pithy lyrics, songs such as 'Cool For Cats', 'Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)' and the classic 'Up The Junction' established Squeeze as one of the UK's finest pop acts. Yet they have also been one of its greatest exports, their bittersweet tales of London life and love proving universal enough to strike a chord in the USA. It was while on tour across the pond in 2007 that 'Spot The Difference' began to take shape - the band found that learning to play together was indeed like learning to ride a bicycle and their easy chemistry led to a desire to record again. The final catalyst was retreating to their hotel room and seeing yet another of their songs used in a TV commercial without their approval or knowledge, and the band decided to take action in the form of regaining ownership of their catalogue. Back in Glenn's studio, the band - fleshed out by long-time bassist John Bentley, plus newer members Simon Hanson on drums and Stephen Large on keys - set about re-recording the songs. Being something of an equipment hoarder, Glenn found he already had a lot of the old instruments, amps and mixers that the band had used first time round and former keyboard player and vocalist Paul Carrack was able to come back to lend his unmistakeable vocals to the new version of 'Tempted'. A massive influence on the likes of Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, The Feeling, Broken Bells and Andy Burrows (Razorlight, I Am Arrows), 'Spot The Difference' only reaffirms that Squeeze are refreshed and renewed and very much a contemporary band who are constantly looking to the future - a recent US TV performance of 'Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)' on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' saw the keyboard solo played on an Apple iPad! On top of this, Glenn and Chris have put their Ivor Novello winning partnership back into gear and started writing the first new Squeeze material in over 10 years, although there is no set date to record anything just yet. In the meantime, to herald the new album Squeeze have chosen 'Loving You Tonight' as its first single. Originally sung by Carrack and never released as a single in the UK, the re-record has vocals by Glenn and is immediately recognisable as a brand new recording, yet is produced with the energy and vigour of a band in their twenties. Additionally, a 'Deluxe Edition' of the album will be made available, which comes with a live recording of the band's recent set at the illustrious Fillmore. Squeeze are all set to end a triumphant year - which has seen them undertake a 5 week sold out tour the US and have the site of their first ever gig awarded with a PRS for Music Heritage Plaque - with a 22-date tour of the UK, reuniting with another familiar face in former keyboard man Steve Nieve and finishing up with 4 dates at 3 different London venues. 'SPOT THE DIFFERENCE' TRACK LISTING 1. Another Nail In My Heart. 2. Black Coffee In Bed. 3. Cool For Cats. 4. Goodbye Girl. 5. Hourglass. 6. Is That Love. 7. Labelled With Love. 8. Loving You Tonight. 9. Pulling Mussels (From The Shell). 10. Slap And Tickle. 11. Some Fantastic Place. 12 Take Me I'm Yours. 13. Tempted 14. Up The Junction TOUR DATES 14/11 - Bournemouth Academy. 15/11 - Reading Hexagon. 16/11 - Bristol Colston Hall. 18/11 - Cardiff St David's Hall. 19/11 - Nottingham Royal Centre. 20/11 - Sheffield O2 Academy. 22/11 - Aberdeen Music Hall. 23/11 - Glasgow O2 Academy. 25/11 - Newcastle City Hall. 26/11 - Leeds O2 Academy. 27/11 - Manchester Apollo. 29/11 - Liverpool Philharmonic. 30/11 - Birmingham Symphony Hall. 2/12 - Cambridge Corn Exchange. 3/12 - Norwich UEA. 4/12 - Plymouth Pavilions. 6/12 - Southampton Guildhall. 7/12 - Brighton Dome. 9/12 - London Indigo2. 10/12 - London Forum. 11/12 & 12/12 - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. www.squeezeofficial.com <http://www.squeezeofficial.com/>
Steve Ignorant is putting together a tour called The Last Supper, for which he will be performing CRASS songs from the period 1977-1982. The tour is a one-off which Steve is hoping to take around the UK, Europe, the USA/Canada, Japan and possibly Australia before packing away his CRASS songbook and moving on to other projects. A new batch of European dates have been added to the existing UK shows. A finale show will take place in London once all of the other parts of the world have been visited.
Steve also has a Facebook page set up and has been blogging there recently about the forthcoming tour, and what real fear is like.
Look out for a huge interview with Steve in the debut issue of Vive Le Rock magazine-out Oct 14th!
The Last Supper 2010
24 Sep UK Bristol – O2 Academy
25 Sep UK Birmingham – O2 Academy
01 Oct UK Manchester – Academy
02 Oct UK Edinburgh – Liquid Room
15 Oct NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
16 Oct DE Köln/Cologne – Underground
17 Oct DE Frankfurt – Exzess
19 Oct DE München/Munich – Feierwerk
20 Oct DE Berlin – Festsaal
21 Oct PL Lodz – Dekompresja
22 Oct DE Hamburg – Hafenklang
23 Oct DK Copenhagen – Loppen