URBAN VOODOO MACHINE TOUR STARTS TONIGHT!

 

THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE KICK OFF THEIR ‘CHEERS FOR THE TEARS’ (NEW SINGLE) TOUR TONIGHT! SEE YOU THERE!

Thursday 31 May – NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5GG
£12.50 
http://www.rescuerooms.com/gig-guide/199/the-urban-voodoo-machine

Friday 01 June – GLASGOW, O2 ABC (14+show)
330 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JB
£12.50 
http://www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk/event/39152/urban-voodoo-machine-tickets

Saturday 02 June – YORK, Duchess (14+ show)
Stonebow House, The Stonebow, York, YO1 7NP
£12.50 
http://theduchessyork.co.uk/whats-on/detail/910

Sunday 03 Jun – MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
High Street, Manchester, M4 1QB
£12.50 
http://www.therubylounge.org

Tuesday 05 June – LONDON, Islington, O2 Academy (Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times)
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS
£14.00 
http://www.o2academyislington.co.uk/event/39103/urban-voodoo-machine-tickets/Details


Wednesday 06 June
 – BRISTOL, Tunnels
Arches 31 & 32, Lower Station Approach Road, Bristol, BS1 6QF
£12.50 
www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk

Friday 28 June – Eysines Goes Soul Festival, FRANCE

Thursday 05 July – Neederwert, HOLLAND

Friday 06 July – TBC, HOLLAND

Saturday 07 July – Sjock Festival, BELGIUM

Sunday 22 July – Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall, UK

Friday 10th August ­ Bulldog Bash, UK

Saturday 11th August ­ Boomtown Fair Festival, UK

Sunday 26 August – Upbeat Festival, Poole, UK

 

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LAST JUBILEE-CANCELLED! TOO ‘PUNK’

Dark Establishment Figures put brakes on alternative Jubilee Event.

The spirit of 1977 has shown it’s ugly side with Bath Council putting a cancellation notice on the Last Jubilee event being held at Bath racecourse 2,3,4 June 2012.

Using spurious health & safety legislation and by delaying their decision until today (31-5-2012) has meant that their ridiculous claims and pathetic demands could not be countered in time for this event to go ahead.

The miniscule issues that the venue and the local council had could easily have been dealt with if their notice of cancellation had been delivered in time. They chose to wait until today to do this, giving the organisers no time to put right the minor issues that were raised.

It has become obvious that the venue and the local council did not want this event to go ahead, on what grounds is not clear. One of the ‘concerns’ they had was that this was a ‘Punk’ festival, and the ‘undesirable’ element that this would attract! There is no point even dignifying that with a response, except to say that The Last Jubilee had sold almost as many family tickets as individual adult tickets.

Another issue is the ‘Royal’ Bath didn’t want it’s proud name associated with an Anti-Jubilee occasion. Firstly this was in no way an anti-jubilee event, it was a celebration of the music of 1977, the silver jubilee year. It was entirely, and only, a music festival with no political content whatsoever.

Secondly amongst the 4 children’s charities that this event was intended to support was one who’s patron is The Princess Royal! An anti-monarchy event wouldn’t really want to be involved with a senior member of the Royal Family.

On the subject of the charities, 4 local and national children’s charities stood to benefit from donations of thousands of pounds from the organisers and attendees as well as much needed publicity and raised awareness from the event programme and from having a presence at the event itself. That will now not happen!

The promoters and organisers of The Last Jubilee have asked for patience and understanding from the ticket holders and performers as they try and rearrange this event as soon as possible.

However it is with great regret and massive annoyance that we have to confirm that the event in it’s current form due to be held at Bath Racecourse over the Jubilee Weekend has been cancelled.

This is not over by a long way, watch this space!

 

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SEX PISTOLS ON THE THAMES

THE SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE ARE SAILING DOWN THE THAMES FOR THE JUBILEE, playing and causing a bit of anarchy!!!!The Diamond jubilee Thames Boat Party on Saturday 9th June is fast approaching, we’ve got about 30+ tickets left for sale on first-come-first served basis. It’ll be great to catch-up with alot of familiar faces from the past ten Thames boat parties that we’ve done aboard the ‘Queen Elizabeth’ – the same boat hired by Malcolm Mclaren on June 9th 1977, when banned from the land the Pistols took to the water to celebrate their also banned No1 single ‘God Save The Queen’. This year marks not only the Queens Jubilee & Birthday, but also the 35th anniversary of the Sex Pistols original trip & our own tenth year of activity!
We hope you can join us for the party which is sailing at 7.30 pm from Westminster Pier (right by Big Ben), to return at 11.30pm,more detaisl-www.sexpistolsexperience.co.uk

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TAV FALCO BOOK READING

 The reading is at Rough Trade East, Wednesday 30 at 3pm, featuring Tav Falco [aka the Panther Burns] reading from his magnificent Ghosts Behind The Sun; Splendor, Enigma & Death [Mondo Memphis Vol 1]. Now being hailed as one of the great rock ‘n’ roll tomes, Tav’ll be reading, introduced by Kris Needs. then at 6pm he’s doing the Big Green Bookshop in north London. 

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LONDON PUNK FEST!

 The *1st London Punk Festival* is being held at 229 the venue in Great

 Portland Street, Central London on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday  30th September 2012. There will be 30 bands playing in two rooms over the three days with a  mouth-watering line up of exclusive shows and classic acts with some up  and coming new artists thrown into the mix for good measure. The confirmed line up so far includes the following: *RUTS DC* ** *ANTI PASTI* ** *GLEN MATLOCK & THE PHILISTINES* ** *THE BUSINESS* ** *INFA RIOT* ** *PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES* ** *MENACE* ** *VICE SQUAD* ** *DEPARTMENT S* ** *CASE* ** *ABRASIVE WHEELS* ** *TV SMITH ( The Adverts )* ** *WARRIORS* ** *THE PRICE* ** *HENRY CLUNEY ( Stiff Little Fingers )* & many more to be announced Buy tickets for London Punk Festival.com  <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001jjk4l2ez4C6AG4zLPP3uFX-haz7ceIIgP1jhtORhVSxK9C8JU3Ly41QWqeYSBx_X81GJCVHeLHTRqwsPp7MK1VKhOX9PHvxfRWvOjQNbuW1mav4fBXh_Dzs8WyE2I9QL>  

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POLL RESULTS

Last month we asked you:

WHO WAS THE GREATEST 1950’s ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER?

Here are the results:

JOHNNY KID – 18.4%

CHUCK BERRY – 17.5%
LITTLE RICHARD – 15.5%
ELVIS PRESLEY – 15.3%
JERRY LEE LEWIS – 14.6%
BUDDY HOLLY – 9.3%
BO DIDDLEY – 6.4%
BILL HALEY – 1.6%
BILLY FURY – 1.4%

NOW VOTE FOR WHO YOU THINK WAS THE GREATEST BAND FROM THE UK82 PUNK SCENE!

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SOCIAL D + SLF hit REBELLION FEST

 We’re excited to confirm that Social Distortion will be making their debut at REBELLION. Another band (like Rancid) that we’ve wanted for ages and that you keep asking for – well 2012 is the year we deliver! Expect to see Mike Ness and the gang blast their way through 30 years of classic songs, both old and new. In fact, if you haven’t got their latest album “Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes” we recommend you pick it up as it sounds amazing and is just as relevent as anything the South Cali Punk legends have ever done. The mighty STIFF LITLLE FINGERS have also been added to an already amazing line up. Look out blackpool-here we come!

wwww.rebellionfestivals.com

 

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VIVE LE ROCK GUILFEST NEWS

 Latest additions to the Vive Le Rock  Stage at Guilfest-

Friday 13th July sees dub reggae outfit The Skints, cult punk rock star TV Smith, psychobilly punks DragSTER and all female Ramones tribute act The Ramonas performing on The Vive Le Rock Punk/Ska Stage;

On Saturday 14th July you can catch ska punks Tyrannosaurus Alan and 9 piece ska outfit New Town Kings on the Vive Le Rock Stage

On Sunday 15th July, the world’s number 1 Sex Pistols tribute act, The Sex Pistols Experience and rock/soul group Stone Foundation are on The Vive Le Rock Stage

 

www.guilfest.co.uk

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BUZZCOCKS SETS-THIS WEEKEND!

Looking forward to this weekends mighty shows from the Buzzcocks at Brixton and Manchester-heres how the sets will run.

 Vive Le Rocks’ very own Kris Needs DJing (london)

then
1st set (kicking off around 8:15pm) – Current line-up performing current songs
2nd set – Love Bites line-up performing songs from that period
3rd set – Spiral Scratch set & line-up (inc. Howard Devoto)
 
see you all there!!!
 
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WILKO BOOK SIGNING

 Wilko Johnson will be signing copies of his official autobiography “Looking Back At Me” at an exclusive book signing at Rough Trade East <http://www.roughtrade.com/site/instore.lasso>  at 7pm on Wednesday May 30th.  The signing will be followed by a Q&A and a 30-minute live set featuring Wilko and his band.  

Hailed as a unique, vibrant and hotly anticipated autobiography of the former Dr Feelgood guitarist, British R&B legend and proto-punk pioneer,  the autobiography is written and collated with acclaimed music writer Zoë Howe.  Funny, deeply personal and visually compelling, Looking Back At Me is a fascinating rock ‘n’ roll scrapbook and oral history, and genuine treasure trove, marking the first time Wilko has told his story, no holds barred.  

The book can be pre-ordered online from Cadiz Music HERE <http://bit.ly/J0wn9U> .

The Canvey Island raised guitarist shares his recollections on everything from his Essex childhood and his Indian odyssey as a hippy, to the wild, turbulent days of Dr Feelgood and Ian Dury and The Blockheads, to his current band featuring Norman Watt-Roy (bass) and Dylan Howe (drums). Wilko also expands on his love for astronomy, art, literature, clouds, poetry, sci-fi, and Shakespeare; making him the ultimate Renaissance man of rock.  The book features previously unseen images of Wilko, plus ephemera and anecdotes from Wilko fans including Robert Plant, Alison Moyet, JJ Burnel, Keith Levene, Gavin Martin and Whispering Bob Harris. The book features a foreword by Mick Farren.

Read the official press release and download the autobiography artwork HERE <http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/wilkojohnson/autobiography.htm> .

Wilko will also perform a concert at the Half Moon Putney in London on Thursday May 31st.  Prior to the concert, Wilko and Zoe Howe will participate in talk/Q&A/signing at 7pm followed by a full concert at 8:15. The two events are separately ticketed at www.halfmoon.co.uk/event/288 <http://www.halfmoon.co.uk/event/288> .

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DEXYS UK TOUR

 *Dexys*  **  *One Day I’m Going To Soar – U.K. tour September.*  ** *Dexys*are taking their *One Day I’m Going To Soar *show on the road in  the U.K. in September. The show will be made up of a live performance of  their new album in its entirety, played in sequence, followed by a few  Dexys favourites. All the venues will be seated. Tickets for these shows go on sale at 10am on Friday 25th May 2012. This full U.K. tour follows their four hugely acclaimed shows in May  which culminated in a rapturous sold-out show at London’s Shepherd’s  Bush Empire. The list of shows is as follows: *SEPTEMBER* *11thCambridgeCorn Exchange* *12thBirminghamSymphony Hall* *13thSouthamptonGuildhall* *16thLondonBarbican* *17thGatesheadSage* *18thEdinburghQueens Hall* *20thBrightonDome* *21stManchesterBridgewater Hall* *22ndBristolColston Hall* *24thLiverpoolPhilharmonic Hall* *25thOxfordNew Theatre* ** Tickets for the shows are priced at £25 (£30 / £32.50 in London) and  will be available via www.gigsandtours.com <http://www.gigsandtours.com>  or 0844 811 0051. Dexys release their fourth album, *One Day I’m Going To Soar, *on  *Monday June 4th 2012 *through BMG Rights Management. This will be their  first album in 26 years, following the release of *Don’t Stand Me Down  *in 1985. The album features previous members Kevin Rowland, Mick Talbot on  keyboards , Pete Williams on bass and Jim Paterson (who co-wrote some of  the tracks) on trombone and will be released under the *Dexys*name. It also features Neil Hubbard and Tim Cansfield on guitars, Madeleine  Hyland on vocals, Lucy Morgan on viola and Ben Trigg leading the string  section.
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WIN BOB WAYNE GIG TICKETS

 

Outlaw Carnie Bob Wayne is hitting the UK in early June in support of his rabble-rousing new album ‘Till The Wheels Fall Off’, out now on People Like You.

Part of the mammoth European tour he’s now in the depths of and that’s been blitzing its way across the mainland since early April, the UK shows will be a triumpant finale.

June
4 Stamford Voodoo Lounge
5 London Borderline
6 Nottingham The Navigation
7 Manchester Roadhouse

We have a pair of tickets for the London and Manchester shows to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, just tell us:

Q: WHAT KIND OF CAR DOES THE ALBUM ‘TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF’ DEPICT BOB WAYNE DRIVING?

Answers and whether you’d prefer tickets to London or Manchester, along with the title ‘Bob Wayne Comp’ to info@vivelerock.net

Good luck!

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NEW-ON DAMAGED GOODS!

 OUT TODAY

PINEY GIR – STAY SWEET E.P.

Pineys new single ‘STAY SWEET’ is out and available from all your digital favourites from today (Monday, 21st May) and iTunes from tomorrow

‘Stay Sweet’ is taken from the album ‘Geronimo!’ and there’s two bonus tracks with this single…‘Ease On The Road’ is a lost track from a few years back thats well worth a listen plus there’s an early version of the first single from Geronimo!’, ‘Oh Lies’
Check out the video here…http://damagedgoods.co.uk/videos/1484/piney-gir-stay-sweet
Piney is busy over the next few months, UK dates, Jubilee parties plus a jaunt over to LA as well!
http://www.pineygir.com/ for all the info

AND…

BILLY CHILDISH & SEXTON MING

DUNG BEETLE ROLLS AGAIN

Their latest and final album

is also out today, on LP & Digital

New singles from THEE SPIVS, THE JIMI BEN BAND & CASE on the way plus four re-issued albums from the legendary THEE MIGHTY CAESERS

plus lots more soon

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ZERO BOYS n MORE AT BOSTON ARMS-LISTINGS!

 May 26th THE CYNICS With support from Thee Vicars – Thee Savage Kicks

 @Boston Arms £10 adv.  June 1st ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE Support from Defcon Zero - Uk Vomit - Code  Blue @Boston Arms £10 Adv.  June 8th BLOOSUCKING ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE Support from Killer  B-Movie - Skeleton kid @Boston Arms £6 adv.  July 13th THE TOASTERS Support from New Town Kings - Bored Of Justice  @Boston Arms £10 adv.  July 14th Amoeba Fest feat ADOLESCENTS - THE BLEACH BOYS -  CONDITION:DEAD - SOCIAL SCHISM - DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS @ THE jAMM  BRIXTON £12 adv  July 26th D.R.I. support Moral Dilemma - Virus - Desolator @Boston Arms  £15adv  August 2nd ZERO BOYS support The Arteries - Noise Complaint - Minister  Dead @Boston arms £10 adv.  September 5th BANNER PILOT @  Boston Arms £8 adv 
 

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ZIGGY/IGGY/LOU REED EXHIBITION

 To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this remarkable period in music history with the birth of David Bowie`s Ziggy Stardust through the early concerts of 1972 and the now legendary debut shows of Iggy and the Stooges and Lou Reed performances at the King`s Cross cinema(now the Scala).Bamalama posters is proud to present an exhibition of original posters/flyers and related memorabilia to celebrate these 3 great historical events.

The exhibition will also include a selection of posters by artists from the same 72/73 period such as Roxy Music and Marc Bolan and will run from thursday 28th June until thursday 26th July from mon – sat 12pm – 7pm at 55 Leather Lane,Clerkenwell EC1N 7TJ for further details please contact John at http://www.bamalamaposters.co.uk on 0207404 6512 or 07930 451210  we are also intested to talk to anyone who may have something to contribute.

 

 
 

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VIVE LE ROCK JUBILEE TOUR!

 VIVE LE ROCK PRESENTS THE JUBILEE TOUR-FEATURING ELECTRIC RIVER, THE VEX AND THE HOWLING. BE THERE!

JUBILEE CLUB TOUR

London’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll club, Jubilee, is heading out on tour to present some of Britain’s best new bands.

Forget the Queen, this is where the true Jubilee should be celebrated!

The tour is sponsored by Vive Le Rock, and it’s one hell of a tour.

For more info on the tour and the band’s, check out the Jubilee Club UK Tour Facebook page. 

The dates are:

June
1 Ashford Downtown Diner
2 Manchester Star & Garter
3 London Jubilee Club
4 Brighton The Hope
5 Bristol Thekla
6 Southampton The Celler
7 Nottingham Rescue Rooms

 

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