> To Play Glastonbury on Sunday June 28th



> The final date of NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS’ summer festival schedule is now officially announced: the band will be playing the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2009, before Blur, on the closing night of the festival. This will be Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ third appearance at Glastonbury; they previously appeared in 1994 on the Other Stage and in 1998 on the Pyramid Stage.


> The band’s festival line up features new live addition Ed Kuepper on guitar. Kuepper, formerly of Australian bands The Saints and Laughing Clowns, completes the current Bad Seeds live line-up of Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos and Conway Savage.


> These festival dates mark the band’s first European appearances since their sold-out London Troxy shows in November 2008.


> Festival Dates:

> 12th June – Norwegian Wood, Oslo, Norway

> 13th June – Where The Action Is, Stockholm, Sweden

> 14th June – Provinssirock Festival, Seinäjoki, Finland

> 19th June – Southside Festival, Germany

> 20th June – Hurricane Festival, Germany

> 21st June – Dresden Junge Garde (NC&TBS own show)

> 27th June – Open Air St. Gallen, Switzerland

> 28th June – Glastonbury Festival, UK

> 3rd July – Roskilde, Denmark

> 4th July – Werchter Festival, Belgium

> 9th July – Turin Traffic, Italy

> 10th July –T In The Park, Scotland

> 11th July – Oxegen Festival, Ireland

> 16th July – B1 Concert Hall, Russia

> 17th July – Stereoleto, Russia

> 19th July – Latitude Festival, UK


> Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have re-issued their first four albums From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks and Your Funeral… My Trial. This is the first part of the series that will see the band’s entire album catalogue digitally re-mastered and remixed in 5.1 surround sound for the first time. All 14 albums are to be released as deluxe Collectors Editions. Tender Prey, The Good Son, and Henry’s Dream are being readied for release in October 2009.  

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  Budweiser presents   CBGB-THE HOME OF UNDERGROUND ROCK                                          

CBGB: The Home of Underground Rock                                                                                      © Lisa J. Kristal      

Launch night: 3rd June 2009

Exhibition runs from: 4th June to 9th August 2009

Budweiser is recreating Rock’s most infamous club at London’s iconic Proud Camden.

Images of the legendary New York club CBGB will be revealed in an exclusive photographic exhibition of predominantly unseen shots. Lisa Kristal – daughter of Hilly Kristal, the venue’s famous founder – will expose the bands, lifestyle and club in a way only someone on the inside of that incredible scene could.

The first exhibition of its kind, Proud Camden pays homage to the venue that spawned a new era of Punk, a movement that was to irreversibly change the course of music history.

From the Ramones to Patti Smith, The Damned to Television, this exhibition will bring the stars of the movement back together for the first time since CBGB’s much publicised closure in 2006, making this one of Proud Camden’s most exciting exhibitions to date.

Lisa Kristal says “CBGB became an outlet for those who believed in music as a form of expression, whoever they were and from wherever they came.  People say CBGB changed the course of music history, who knows where we’d be without it.  All I know is that it certainly made a huge impact on those individuals and groups who were a part of it and its legacy continues to do so to this day.”

Budweiser, the legendary American beer, is an iconic drink for musicians and artists. The beer the drink of choice in the New York of the 70s and was served in the original CBGB’s venue, with Budweiser’s famous neon signs hanging over the punk-era bar.

Budweiser will resurrect the music of the era on a special night hosted by the eclectic Zane Lowe who’ll cast the musical clock back to CBGB’s punk heyday on Wednesday June 24th.


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If you subscribe to Big Cheese magazine this month you get the Loiving Ends brand new album’White Noise ‘ totally free-and you save £12 off news stand price. This is a limited offer so subscribe now at

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 The Jim Jones Revue
> Princess & The Frog – Single out June 29th
> Live At 100 Club – 4th June
> “Like The Killer smoking the bones of Link Wray” Album of the year # 10 Big Cheese Magazine, December 2008
> “ If Little Richard had written this, he’d still be boasting about it today”  **** Mojo Magazine, September 2008
> “ This extraordinary debut…….The JJR positively redefine raw, untamed, born-with-a-tail rock ‘n’ roll” 8/10 Classic Rock Magazine, September 2008
> Princess & The Frog” b/w “Freak of Nature” by The Jim Jones Revue is released by Punk Rock Blues Records on 29th June 2009 .To celebrate the release, The JJR will be playing a special launch party at The 100 Club on Thursday 4 June with support from Honkeyfinger (unveiling his power trio line up) and a rock’n’roll DJ set from Andrew Weatherall.
> “Princess and The Frog” takes the traditional Grimms fairy tale and spins it on its head with an injection of filthy sleaze. The track kicks off with the distorted broken down honky tonk piano of Elliot Mortimer before the rest of the band crash in sounding like The JBs if they’d swapped guitars for horns. The Jim Jones Revue have been described as sounding like a car crash between Little Richard and The MC5 and “Princess and The Frog” encapsulates this like a no holds barred cage fight between the Georgia Peach and Detroit’s wayward sons.
> The JJR’s last London show at Madame Jo Jo’s in March literally road blocked Soho  and this show looks to go the same way. The Jim Jones Revue are a raw, unrefined, rude and lewd beast, embrace them with both arms now!
> Live on 4th June -Live At the 100 Club, London
> The Jim Jones Revue + Honkeyfinger ,DJ: Andrew Weathearll (Rock’n’Roll DJ set)
> Ticket Price:   £ 8 Adv (+ B.F)/ £ 10.00  Door  – (Doors: 7.30 pm)
> Box office: 08444 771 000 Online:  www.wegottickets and 
> Direct ticket links: We Got Tickets :
> IS 100

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The Briggs and Strawberry Blondes tour together in September.

The Strawberry Blondes second album’Fight Back’ is released on Vive Le Rock records in Sept also.

UK Bristol the croft
08-sep UK Wrexham central station
09-sep UK newport tj´s
10-sep UK glasgow tuts
11-sep UK nottingham rock city basement
12-sep UK leicster charlotte
13-sep UK London barfly, camden
14-sep UK southhampton lennons

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While founded in 1985, Mucky Pup’s 1989

release "A Boy In A Man’s World, paved the way

for a lot of acts in the 90’s.

The New Jersey comedic hardcore metallists,

originally comprised of members Dan Nastasi (guitar),

John Milnes (drums), Chris Milnes (vocals), and Scott

LePage (bass), which led to numerous local shows

and two demos that sold well. This led to a deal with

the independent Torrid label, as the group issued

albums on a steady basis for the next ten years to


Although Mucky Pup never broke out of the

metal/hardcore underground in the U.S., they achieved

much greater success overseas in Europe. The group

split up by the late ’90s, as founder Dan Nastasi (who

had left the group a few years prior) achieved a huge

success with a similarly styled outfit, Dog Eat Dog, in


Today 20 years after the release of "A Boy In A Man’s

World", and this while the band’s heading out to

Europe on tour, I Scream Records is proud to re-issue

this classic album together with the bands 1990 release

"Now". 29 songs, remastered, new artwork and all that

for the price of one (1) CD!

Re-issues of “A Boy In A Man’s World” and “Now”, a

total of 29 songs, all remastered, with new artwork, for

the price of 1 CD!

Formed in the mid-’80s, New Jersey comedic hardcore

metallists Mucky Pup, known for its schizophrenic

combi-nation of juvenile humor, political sarcasm,

and pounding riffs, paved the way for such future

juvenile acts as the Bloodhound Gang, and many

other acts in the 90’s.

Mucky Pup will embark on a European tour this Summer

to celebrate their 20th anniversary, performing songs

voted on by their fans. The band made one US

appearance in New Jersey on April 11, 2009, performing

to a sold out crowd, leaving everybody wanting for



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The Restarts + Eastfield + Insane Society + The Ten O Sevens

Ever popular Anarcho Punks "The Restarts" came back to BH2 with a great collection of support from across the punk genre.
Advance tickets available from

Category: Punk, Rock
Address: Bridge House 2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST
Phone: 07544534062
Times: 7pm til late
Price: £7
Travel: Canning Town
Age: 18+

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Greenday are the cover stars on this months Big Cheese mnagazine. And if you pre order the magazine now-you get a FREE GREENDAY WRISTBAND (NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD) plus you get a Free 14 Track cd with Anti Flag, Paranoid Visions , NOFX and more. Order it now at

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In the tradition of classic old school UK punk bands playing the Warped tour, this year both the Exploited and the UK Subs will play the final dates of the Vans Warped tour. Last year GBH appeared, and the Business have also played in the past.

More details at

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Gallows play an ultra small show at the Purple Turtle, Camden  this coming Thursday for their gig for XFM. Should be a crazy night

Their brilliant new album’Grey Britain’ is out now-we recommend it!!!

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I have just been in Los Angeles interviewing Rancid about their new album-read all about it in Big Cheese -out June 25th. And in the meantime you can stream the entire new Rancid album’Let the Dominoes Fall’ at

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1ST JUNE 2009
So impressed were they by Siouxsie and the Banshees, that legend has it that John Peel and his producer John Walters attempted to get the BBC to sign the Banshees before the group signed to Polydor. Fitting then that this stunning 84-track, all digitally-remastered, 4-disc hardback book set comprises exclusive BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded by Siouxsie and the Banshees between 1977 and 2001. It comprises 3 audio discs plus a real gem in the form of a 29-track DVD of the band’s best TV performances. All of the featured tracks have been hand picked by the band and the package includes a fantastic 30-page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by journalist Paul Morley, interviews with all of the band members and a unique and insightful introduction written by Siouxsie.
The set features alternative versions of 18 classic hit singles including Hong Kong Garden, Playground Twist, Happy House, Cities In Dust, Christine, Wheels On Fire, Dear Prudence, Peek-a-Boo and Kiss Them For Me.
Discs 1 and 2
These feature key session tracks from 1977 to 1987 and a concert recording from the Apollo Theatre in Oxford in 1985. They include the complete John Peel sessions alongside sessions recorded for Kid Jensen, Richard Skinner and Janice Long.
Disc 3
This contains highlights from the band’s BBC concert recordings at the Apollo Theatre in Oxford and the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1988, where the band performed a storming set, three nights in a row to a sell-out crowd. Highlights include a breathtaking Last Beat Of My Heart, Christine and a rip-roaring, crowd-pleasing, end of show version of Hong Kong Garden.
Disc 4
This 29-track DVD of the band’s BBC TV performances features their complete Old Grey Whistle test broadcasts from 1978, 1982 and 1985, the Something Else performances from 1979 and 1980, the Rock Goes To College broadcast from 1981 and the band’s complete Top of the Pops performances, complete, in places, with cheesy intros! All in all it serves as a fantastic visual documentary of the band, beginning with the OGWT performances of tracks from their 1978 debut album; Metal Postcard and Jigsaw Feeling through the dark years of Juju, performed for the Rock Goes to College show and culminating with the beautifully pure pop bliss of Kiss Them For Me from Superstition.

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Bad Brains have cancelled their show at Londons Shepherds Bush empire this Wed. After pulling out of a Spansih featival last Friday it seems there is still trouble in the Bad Brains camp. More news when we get it.

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Remember The Dodgems? You should do. Arch art-punks famous for the Peel approved ‘Lord Lucan Is Missing’? They have a remastered compilation of their work available now through ( Do take a look at the Brightonpunk website too – one of the very best of a slew of regionally themed punk sites that offers a fantastic folk history of the phenomenon.


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The fifth (and final) part of the so-called Mammal Trilogy, from ex-Radio Stars, erm, star, Martin Gordon, will be released in July. The title of this fifth and final outpouring of bile and spite disguised as popular entertainment is ‘Time Gentlemen Please’. Ladies are naturally also invited to participate. Those who simply cannot wait till July will be able to download it in June, via all the usual outlets. But the 20-page interactive booklet and the Mammal competition, for which you need the booklet at hand, might make it worth waiting.  

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Salvo records releases the classic Undertones album ‘Hypnotised’ thsi month with a host of extra tracks, peel sessions, a video,  and a 20 page booklet written by the bands Michael Bradley. 22 tracks in total including chart singles like My Perfect Cousin and the pop perfect, There Goes Norman, look out for the Undertones feature in next weeks June edition of Vive Le Punk! 

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