TODAY-LAST CHANCE FOR EARLY BIRD TKTS-VIVE LE HELLOWEEN!

 TODAY is the last day to buy early-bird tickets for our next London Show – Vive Le Halloween, Saturday 27 October!

THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE-Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll In Black’N’Red!
THE SEVERED LIMB-Bone Shakin’ Skiffle, Cumbia & Rock And Roll!
BANJOEY RAMONE- Punk Classics Hillbilly Style!
Plus a full supporting cast of cabaret and circus stars including
DALSTON FISTING CLUB .MAMZELLE FIFI ..ZORA VIPERAZ – 
Plus Vive Le Rock DJ’s spinning the most spooky Rock’n’Roll tunes ever!!Doors 10.30pm
Hey Ladies and Gents – this will be our next London show, Vive Le Halloween!! We will play brand new songs for sure and have a drink’n’dance with ya all! Early bird tickets are on sale now! KEEP BOPPIN!

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=526920

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WIRED UP BOOK LAUNCH

Friday 21st September at 8pm-4am

The London book launch for the Wired Up! book of garish, pop & glam-rock pictures sleeves (wiredupbook.com) features Roma glam/proto-punkers Giuda and Leeds glam/bubble-gum/power-popsters Cyanide Pills.

DJs include Robin Wills (Purepop), Lorenzo & Enrico (Proudfoot Sound), Heidi Heelz, Sonic Medusa & Tim Purr (GlamRacket) & Jeremy & Mary (Sing Sing/Wired Up)

Tickets cost just £6 on the door or £4 in advance and are available to buy from www.wegottickets.com

For more information visit: www.wiredupbook.com

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BLITZKID’S FINAL EUROPEAN TOUR!

After 15 years of activity BLITZKID will close the coffin and will go on their last European tour ever!

This will be the last chance to see one of the best live bands of the last decade on a stage on this continent.

There will be a very special release from People Like You Records for this final tour, and you might expect a few surprises…

Blitzkid began in Bluefield, WV in the winter of 1997. In the time that they have been a band, they have toured consistently all over the US and overseas. The band is headed up by Argyle Goolsby and TB Monstrosity.

Over the years, they have garnered critical underground acclaim for their tireless work ethic, consistent, ever evolving album output, disregard for bad tour routing and dedication to giving their audience their money’s worth through providing energetic live shows and playing great songs.

Blitzkid has a prodigious following in the states as well as Europe and have shared the stage, in some cases regularly, with many and great notable acts. Blitzkid have also been a regular part of many of the biggest festivals in Europe including M’era Luna, Rock My Ass, Endless Summer, Summer Breeze, and WGT.

Blitzkid are signed to Century Media/People Like You Records worldwide.

Since they have been together, the band has captured the imaginations of fans of underground music all over the world. At Blitzkid shows, there is no separation between the band and the fans, and you can expect it to be a catharsis of emotion, intensity and a visible exorcism through raw melodicism.

In Feb. 2012 Blitzkid announced their disbandment planned for the end of 2012. The Mayas predicted this. Love for one another and the music however remains despite their return to the living.

Their aim has, and always will be, to create something meaningful for themselves and others through songs that stand the test of time. Now we wait and see…

BLITZKID will co-headline Whitby Gothic Weekend on Saturday, November, 3rd and we are looking for 2 more shows in the UK on the way to Whitby and back.

The dates are:

01.11.12 – Boston Arms Music Room, London.

03.11.12 – Whitby Gothic Weekend, Whitby.

05.11.12 – Sanctuary, Basingstoke.

http://www.facebook.com/BlitzkidOfficial

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THE STRAPS ANNOUNCE LONDON GIG

The Straps are an English streetpunk band, formed in 1978 in Battersea, South London. Jim Walker of The Pack (who later became Theatre of Hate) was a drummer for the band in the early 1980s. Other notable members included Andi Sexgang and two other former Pack members, brothers Simon and Jonathan Werner.

The band played their first gig at The Latchmere pub in Battersea Park Road in 1978. They enjoyed a cult following around London, and subsequently performed alongside The Damned, Sham 69 and Stiff Little Fingers. Stan Stammers, a former Epileptics bassist (and later of Theatre of Hate), joined in 1979. Simon Werner and Johnny Grant (aka Jock Strap) also formed Bartok with Rat Scabies and Jah Wobble, recording a 12" single called "Insanity" (1983).

Grant went on to form Freakshow 1984, performing around the UK without any record releases. The Straps reformed in 1991 for a one-off gig at the Brixton Academy with some other original punk bands, including Sham 69, UK Subs and The Lurkers. The Straps toured and played the Rebellion Festival three years running, until Grant had an accident injuring his right knee. The band separated again in 2008.

The band split up in 2008, but reformed this year with Jock Strap on vocals, Dave Reeves on guitar, Phil McDermott (ex EastEnd Badoes) on lead guitar, Mark Geraghty (ex 16 Guns) on bass and Pete Davies (ex-UK Subs) on drums. They reformed originally to play the aborted Last Jubilee & Punk By The Sea festivals, but ended up playing with Sham 69, UK Subs & Vice Squad amongst others at the now famous DIY punk show at the Milton Arms after PBTS collapsed on the 3rd day.

This experience brought all five members closer together, and they were since invited to play two gigs in July, headling a sell-out show at The Fighting Cocks in Kingston, and supporting 1976 punk stalwarts ‘Chelsea’ at the legendary 100 Club.

A new album is now in the pipeline, if they can interest a label and distributor.

The Straps headline The BarFly in Camden, London on Saturday 20th October.

For more information and to buy tickets visit: www.barflyclub.com/camden/whatson/WhatsOn.aspx

 

 

 

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THE SPECIALS RELEASE LIVE COMPILATION

To celebrate The Specials’ appearance at the Hyde Park Olympic Games Concert alongside Blur and New Order, representing the best of British music, EMI have released a live document of the band – the ‘best of the best’ tracks taken from the band’s 2011 European tour dates.

 
As one of the UK’s most important and influential bands of all-time, The Specials recent reformation and subsequent live shows were a culturally defining event as the multi-racial band who brought the world the revolutionary 2-Tone movement, fusing punk and ska and much more besides, toured the UK and Europe playing to tens of thousands of people, many of whom never got to see the remarkable band in their heyday.
 
The Specials have always been considered one of the UK’s greatest, most incendiary live bands and this 26 song, 2CD collection (also available on double vinyl) proves what became legend was always true, then, and, once again, now. Starting off in Amsterdam and doing a kind of clockwise trek around Europe, which included Berlin, Munich, Milan, Cologne, Hamburg, Paris and Brussels, then Moved onto the UK which included Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Cardiff, Coventry, London and more. The band moved from sell out show to sell out show.
 
It’s a live set of exceptional quality, and was recorded at different venues in Europe and the UK during the 2011 tour. The band have selected the best of all the live recordings. It’s a set in which the audience play a crucial role, cheering the band on and singing on many tracks, but always adding to the excitement rather than proving a distraction. And the songs about race, unemployment, or the importance of have a great time, still sound as rousing, thoughtful and relevant as ever.
 
Double CD
 
CD 1
1. A Message To You Rudy
2. Do The Dog
3. It’s Up To You
4. Nite Klub
5. Doesn’t Make It Alright
6. Concrete Jungle
7. Too Hot
8. Monkey Man
9. (Dawning Of A) New Era
10. Blank Expression
11. Stupid Marriage
12. Too Much Too Young
13. Little Bitch
14. You’re Wondering Now
 
CD 2
1. Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)
2. Rat Race
3. Man At C&A
4. Hey Little Rich Girl
5. Do Nothing
6. Pearl’s Cafe
7. Stereotype
8. Ghost Town
9. Friday Night, Saturday Morning
10. International Jet Set
11. Gangsters
12. Guns Of Navarone
 
Vinyl Album
 
Side 1
1. A Message To You Rudy
2. Do The Dog
3. It’s Up To You
4. Nite Klub
5. Doesn’t Make It Alright
6. Concrete Jungle
7. Too Hot
 
Side 2
1. Monkey Man
2. (Dawning Of A) New Era
3. Blank Expression
4. Stupid Marriage
5. Too Much Too Young
6. Little Bitch
7. You’re Wondering Now
 
Vinyl 2
 
Side 1
1. Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)
2. Rat Race
3. Man At C&A
4. Hey Little Rich Girl
5. Do Nothing
6. Pearl’s Cafe
 
Side 2
1. Stereotype
2. Ghost Town
3. Friday Night, Saturday Morning
4. International Jet Set
5. Gangsters
6. Guns Of Navarone
 
‘More…Or Less. The Specials Live’ is available to buy now at www.thespecials.com/shop
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JUST 2 WEEKS UNTIL DURHAM PUNK FESTIVAL

This all day punk festival, now in its 7th year, takes place at Dunelm House on September 15th 2012.

The stella line-up includes:

Buzzcocks, Sham 69 (Original 1977 line up (featuring Jimmy Pursey, Dave Parsons, Dave Tregunna), Penetration, The Business, UK Subs, Leatherface, Zounds, Gimp Fist, Control, and Loaded 44.

Tickets are available to buy at: www.gigbox.co.uk

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MARC BOLAN MEMORIAL CONCERT

35th Anniversary Concert. Saturday 15th September 2012, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

This September, friends and fans of Marc Bolan will take to the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire stage to celebrate his musical legacy. 

The show will feature T.Rex producer Tony Visconti, John’s Children band-mate Andy Ellison, T.Rex saxophonist Howie Casey, glam-rock contemporaries Alvin Stardust and Steve Harley, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Linda Lewis and T.Rex fan Boy George. Plus many more to be announced. 

All the performers will be supported by the official Marc Bolan tribute band T.Rextasy with Danielz. 

For More information visit: www.prsformusicfund.com/marcbolan

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SEND US YOUR REBELLION REVIEW!

  SEND US YOUR REBELLION REVIEW!

We want to publish your Rebellion festival review in the next issue of Vive Le Rock magazine!! Please send us your 60 word (maximum) review of this years Rebellion-telling us why it rocked and what bands ruled and we will publish 20 in our next issue.Please also include-

Your name

Your town/city

Email to info@vivelerock.net by Sept 8th. One lucky person will win a VLR subscription and a selection of cds! Good Luck!

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FRANK TURNER LIVE DVD

Folk/Punk singer-songwriter, Frank Turner is to release a DVD of his sold out Wembley Arena show on September 10th 2012.

This special 2 disc DVD features Frank Turner’s unforgettable Wembley Arena performance on Friday 13th April 2012. Disc 2 features Gregory Nolan’s documentary ‘The Road To Wembley’, and Frank Turner’s documentary of ‘Beans On Toast’s Road to Wembley’, as well as promo videos for tracks from ‘England Keep My Bones’.

DISC 1

Live From Wembley performance

DISC 2

‘I Still Believe’ (The Road To Wembley) documentary

Beans On Toast’s Road To Wembley – a film by Frank Turner

Promo videos for:

Peggy Sang The Blues

I Still Believe

Wessex boy

If Ever I Stray

Sailor’s Boots

The DVD is available to order now at www.frank-turner.com.

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THE WILDHEARTS ANNOUNCE LONDON GIG

For one night only ‘The Wildhearts’ reunite for the first time in 3 years to play a headline set at front-man Ginger’s annual Birthday show. Through turbulent history and incredible records ‘The Wildhearts’ will show you how much they still rock by having a Birthday smash-up at the hmv Forum on Monday 17th December 2012

For more details visit: www.thewildhearts.co.uk

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THE HIVES NEW VIDEO

The Hives have posted a new video for ‘Wait A Minute.’ The video comes from the band’s latest album ‘Lex Hives’.

You can read an interview with singer, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist in the current issue of Vive Le Rock

 

 

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DROPKICK MURPHYS NEW ALBUM

American punk rock band, Dropkick Murphys announced the completion of what will be their eighth studio album. The group posted the following statement on their offical Facebook page:

“Our new album is done. We will be announcing the title and showing you the amazing cover artwork sometime next week. We will also be telling you how to get your punk asses in the album artwork and music video as well.”
The band’s last album, Going Out in Style, was reissued earlier this year with an extra live CD.
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AGNOSTIC FRONT & HATEBREED EUROPEAN TOUR 2013

Hardcore punk icons, Agnostic Front and metal act, Hatebreed have announced a joint headline European tour, which starts in Germany on 10th January 2013.

The dates are:

January 10, 2013 – Wiesbaden, Germany,Schlachthof

January 11, 2013 – Lint, Belgium, Eurocam Media Center

January 12, 2013 – Oberhausen, Germany, Turbinenhalle

January 13, 2013 – Paris, France, Bataclan

January 14, 2013 – Saarbrücken, Germany, Garage

January 15, 2013 – Berlin, Germany, Astra

January 16, 2013 – Hamburg, Germany, Docks

January 17, 2013 – Stuttgart, Germany, Schleyerhalle

January 18, 2013 – Lichtenfels, Germany, Stadthalle

January 19, 2013 – Dresden, Germany, Event Werk

January 20, 2013 – Tilburg, Netherlands, O13

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PIL TO HEADLINE SUNDERLAND’S SPLIT FESTIVAL

Public Image Limited will headline the Split Festival at Ashbrooke Sports Ground on Saturday, September 22nd.

Barry Hyde, from The Futureheads, who is on the Split committee, said: “Finalising the line-up for Split this year has been a challenge, but we’ve managed to get a band we would never have even dreamed of.

“Split is bringing a Sex Pistol to Sunderland. It’s a punk rock miracle, and we are very excited.”

Tickets are just £25 per day or £40 for a weekend ticket. Under-18s and students can buy tickets priced £17.50 for a day or £30 for the weekend.

For more information visit: www.splitfestival.com

 

 

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