MEMBRANES IN LONDON

 Membranes Live in London At the Lexington in Islington On November 5th  First London show for 20 years! ?Bonfire Night Special? With the Wolfhounds and Monkey Island  Tickets from http://www.wegottickets.com    The legendary eighties UK underground, discordant, noisenik band the Membranes, who reformed last year for a triumphant gig at All Tomorrows Parties festival, will be playing a special one off gig in London on November 5th.  The band, whose command of noise and invention of ?bass science? saw them record a series of key, influential releases in the eighties have been playing choice gigs trying to keep up with the international demand generated by the ATP show. With gigs already played in Istanbul and others lined up in Brazil, China and the USA the band?s reputation has grown internationally since their stint in the eighties.     Formed in Blackpool in the punk era the Membranes went on to release several groundbreaking records in the post punk period which pre dated and were a massive influence on the American post hardcore noise scene of bands like Big Black, Sonic Youth etc. The early Mercury Rev were formed after seeing a Membranes show at CBGB?s and even Melvyn Bragg once described the band?s 1985 ?Death To Trad Rock? EP as one of the greatest ever art rock records. Their appearance on the Tube in 1985 galvanised a whole generation of like minded noisy British bands who have been recently documented in the recent critically acclaimed ?Death To Trad Rock? book.      Since the band split in 1990 they have been mentioned as an influence by people as diverse as industrial bands, post punkers, rock bands like Therapy who covered one of their songs, punk bands and even unlikely figures like Beck and the aforementioned Mercury Rev.    In the eighties the band were critical faves with several front cover features and John Peel plays and were recognised in America as a key band, They signed to Homestead records in the USA and toured several times there and their albums were recognised as top ten year end critical favourites.    Pioneers of the discordant sound and with songs driven by the heaviest bass sound ever recorded, the Membranes recorded four albums, the first of which ?Gift of Life? was released by Creation records who the band were going to be the first signings to until they discovered that Creation couldn?t afford to put them in the studio. Their best selling album, ?Kiss Ass Godhead?, was to be the first record that Steve Albini recorded due to a mutual respect between Albini and the band.    The ?Kiss Ass Godhead? album itself has been repackaged and will be re-released this autumn.   intoxica@intoxica.co.uk http://www.intoxica.co.uk 
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CHEETAH N’ SYLVAIN SHOCK

 Popular music website ShockHound.com has just posted an entertaining video interview with Batusis' frontmen Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome. In addition to offering up plenty of music from their critically-acclaimed debut EP, the piece also features the two rock legends dishing on their pasts with the New York Dolls and the Dead Boys as well as the future of Batusis. Check it out!  http://www.shockhound.com/videos/1105-interview--batusis <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?u=940&e=7351E&c=10952&t=0&email=w7c7YEllE oo5UqTIxiyj3fB4VJVD6laFfMGPOVnZMlE%3D>  The dynamic duo--who are backed by former Blackhearts bassist Sean Koos and drummer Lez Warner from The Cult--recently completed a 15-city east coast tour of the U.S. to resounding accolades from fans and press alike.    The Big Takeover  <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?u=941&e=7351E&c=10952&t=0&email=w7c7YEllE oo5UqTIxiyj3fB4VJVD6laFfMGPOVnZMlE%3D>   reviewed their New York show, enthusing: "Guys like Syl Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From The Tombs) are still playing and getting it done...all fuzztone guitar and nasty attitude."  Fans have been blowing up the band's Facebook page with comments like:  @Veronique Tucker: "I was so impressed with the 2 shows I caught in Cleveland and Erie that I have been getting everyone to listen to my iPod with the 4 songs from the EP."  @Bob Bonehead: "Catch them if you can! The DC show was great, my only regret is I could not make the Baltimore show the night before."  @Tim Stoklas: "UNBELIEVABLE, WONDERFUL SHOW!"  @Chassidy Chelsea: "I'm like a school girl, I'm so happy to get out and enjoy the music that has moved me for decades"  @Maureen Welsh: "Best show in Philadelphia! Most fun I had in a long time!!!"  Real Detroit Weekly wrote: "Batusis is the genre-warping brainchild of punk rock legends...They combine old school punk energy with surfy '60s vibes and finish it off with a nice crunch of fuzz." And summing up the enthusiastic response to the band's exciting live performances, Buzzbin proclaims: "Batusis prove punk is still alive!"  The band will be following up their successful East Coast run with a West Coast tour in October before starting work on a full-length album (of all new material) due to be released in early 2011 on Smog Veil Records. Stay tuned Bat-fans...more details will be following soon!  http://www.myspace.com/batusis <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?u=942&e=7351E&c=10952&t=0&email=w7c7YEllE oo5UqTIxiyj3fB4VJVD6laFfMGPOVnZMlE%3D> 
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MARTHA & MUFFINS AT 30

 To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Echo Beach being an international hit single, Martha and the Muffins have recorded a new version of the iconic song, along with a brand new song entitled ŒBig Day¹. Both songs are now available from iTunes and other leading digital download stores (http://tinyurl.com/2fxcm25).  Read the official press release announcement ­ http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/MarthaAndTheMuffins/echo-beach.htm  Although founding Muffins member, Mark Gane was not aware of a real Echo Beach when he originally wrote the song in 1978, fans around the world have written to the band, asking them if it was about a particular beach or place.  For the past 30 years the mystery has been a part of the song¹s universal and enduring appeal.  "We recorded the new version of Echo Beach when we rehearsed for the Music Gallery concerts in Toronto last February,² says Gane.  ³The reaction from the audience was really strong and people started asking us if we would release the new version commercially. The band did such a great job with the arrangement that we decided to take them into the studio and record the 30th anniversary version.²  ³We wanted to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the song, by not trying to replicate the version that we originally recorded, but as musicians who¹ve experienced three decades of living. We¹d like to refer to the new recording of Echo Beach as our Œgrown-up¹ version."  To celebrate 30 anniversary of Echo Beach and the bonus track ŒBig Day¹, the Muffins will write and record a song about a big day in the life of one lucky fan. ³Celebrating 30 years of Echo Beach is a big day for us,² says Gane. ³We wanted to celebrate this achievement and give one of our fans a big day to look back on 30 years from now.²  To enter the contest, fans are being asked to submit a 200 word story describing a big day in their life by emailing echobeach30@gmail.com.  
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REBELLION 2010 ROCKS!

The 2010 Rebellion festival was a massive success as usual. Close to 10,000 punters saw nearly 200 acts play over the 4 days. Highlights included Peter Murphy, Subhumans, SLF, Penetration, King Blues, and the Sunday with Gallows and Bad Religion. 2 members of the New York Dolls didnt show-and this left a bad taste in the mouth for many punters. Tickets are already onsale for 2011 which will feature Cock Sparrer. Read all about Rebellion in next issue of Big Cheese magazine out Aug 25th.

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SELECTOR CELEBRATE 30!

 Ska Heroes The Selecter return for an exclusive performance of seminal debut album   On November 13th 2010 The Selecter will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal debut album, ŒToo Much Pressure¹, by performing the whole album live at one of London¹s premiere venues, The Bloomsbury Ballroom. ³Too Much Pressure² released by this important and influential band in Feb 1980 remains a classic touchstone for a generation of Ska lovers and the band are excited to announce they will be playing the album in its entirety plus a selection of other much loved Selecter tracks for the first time in nearly three decades.   Mixing punk, ska and reggae, ŒToo Much Pressure¹ successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.   This exclusive show will see the band fronted by the original duo of Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson and the female icon of the two-tone era Pauline Black. Classic hits like ŒThree Minute Hero¹, ŒMissing Words¹¹ ³ On My Radio² and of course ŒToo Much Pressure¹ will fill the beautiful, art-deco Bloomsbury Ballroom as one of the most vital, visceral and important Ska acts ever, deliver what promises to be a stunning performance and a must see for any Two-Tone fan.     AGMP presents   The Selecter   Saturday 13 November 2010 Bloomsbury Ballroom, London Doors 7pm Tickets: http://www.agmp.co.uk/ <http://www.agmp.co.uk/> http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/ <http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/> http://www.seetickets.com/ <http://www.seetickets.com/> http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/> http://www.seetickets.com/agmp <http://www.seetickets.com/agmp> http://www.ents24.com/web/event/2007621/Too_Much_Pressure.html 
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BUGGLES REFORM

It turns out it won’t be all that much bigger than previous reunions after all. Slicing Up Eyeballs reports the band is set to play at a yet-to-be-revealed London date on September 28th. According to Trevor Horn, the performance, which will look to London’s Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, is a one-time event: “No tour is planned, no DVD or live CD will be released.”

In the first video ever played on MTV, the Buggles famously sang that “video killed the radio star.” That mantra has since become “internet killed the video star,” and the Buggles seem to be moving that way too. Singer/producer Trevor Horn posted a blog entry on his website titled “The Buggles Will Return 28.09.10,” telling fans to “Watch this space…” The man knows how to generate web buzz.

The Buggles have reunited before, once in 1998 and again in 2004 for a charity gig. The cryptic note suggests this might be something bigger, though. Will it be a concert? A tour? A new video? A remaster of their 1981 album Adventures in Modern Recording came out in February, with extensive new liner notes by Horn, so perhaps this is related.

We’ll post more details as they emerge. Until then, relive the golden age of MTV with, what else, “Video Killed the Radio Star”.

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PERE UBU DANCE!

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Pere Ubu Top Selling Release: Annotated Modern Dance Out Now On hearpen.com  Chicago, IL, August 10, 2010 ­ Pere Ubu¹s recent live recording of their classic early material (dating back to 1976), Annotated Modern Dance, is now available digitally via Hearpen Records.  The online-only record store, hearpen.com, is administered by Smog Veil Records.  The material on this release was recorded live at the 10th Anniversary of the Beachland Ballroom on March 5, 2010. It features Pere Ubu¹s original guitar player Tom Herman <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?A6-140206232> in a rare return to the band and live music.  The band performs The Modern Dance in its entirety plus the early Hearpen singles.  David Thomas, Pere Ubu founder and front man explains ³Tom Herman came out of retirement to play this special show in honor of the Beachland Ballroom¹s 10th Anniversary. It was a fired-up performance of The Modern Dance album in its entirety playing some songs that we¹ve not done live for nearly 35 years."   The line-up is David Thomas on vocals; Tom Herman on guitar, backing vocals; Robert Wheeler on EML synthesizer; Michele Temple on bass, backing vocals; Steve Mehlman on drums, backing vocals. The fifteen tracks on Annotated Modern Dance are: 1. "Final Solution," 2. "Non-alignment Pact," 3. "Modern Dance," 4. "Laughing," 5. "Street Waves," 6. "Chinese Radiation," 7. "Life Stinks," 8. "Real World," 9. "Over My Head," 10. "Sentimental Journey," 11. "Humor Me," 12. "30 Seconds Over Tokyo," 13. "Heart Of Darkness," 14. "My Dark Ages" and 15. "Heaven."  Visit Pere Ubu online at ubuprojex.net <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?A6-140206241>  and the labels online at hearpen.com <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?A6-140206244>  and SmogVeil.com <http://www.benchmarkemail.com/c/l?A6-140206260> .  Smog Veil Records was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1991.  The label is distributed by Revolver, CTD, Sonic Unyon, Forced Exposure, Get Hip, IODA and Code 7/Plastic Head. The label roster includes Batusis (featuring Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain), Prisoners, This Moment In Black History, Pere Ubu, Complaints Choir, Peter Laughner, Tin Huey, Easter Monkeys, Pistol Whip, Unknown Instructors, The Pagans, Teacher¹s Pet, Thor, Rocket From The Tombs, Amps II Eleven, New Christs (featuring Rob Younger of Radio Birdman) and Rubber City Rebels. Visit the label online at SmogVeil.com.  
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REBELLION A 10,000 SELLOUT!

Starting today-this years Rebellion festival is a 10,000 people sellout making it the worlds biggest ever punk festival. Vive Le Punk is off to Blackpool tomorrow so normal news service will be resumed on Monday. Have a good one and see you in the pit! VLP

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THE DEAD CLASS ALBUM

 <http://www.antipoprecords.co.uk/>  -Making Music Matter THE DEAD CLASS 'STICK' NEW ALBUM RELEASED OCTOBER 25TH ON ANTIPOP RECORDS DEBUT SINGLE 'DIRTY DICK' Released Download only September 15th    ³Pure, unadulterated fury, it's like Killing Joke fronted by Serj Tankian² ­ Altsounds ³Gobshites² ­ Simon Cowell The Dead Class (UK/IRELAND) are considered one of the most exciting live bands to emerge from the UK underground in recent years. Since 2006 they have supported The Pogues, The Hives, The Damned,Nomeansno, Subhumans, UK Subs, and more. ³Stick² is the third album from the trio, a high energyromp touching on subjects like paranoia, fear, isolation in their typicallyironic and pointed manner. The Dead Class...a tasty change from so so soup. Touring UK in October/November Contact: alec@antipoprecords.co.uk  myspace.com/thedeadclass <http://www.myspace.com/thedeadclass> antipoprecords.co.uk <http://www.antipoprecords.co.uk/> 
 THE DEAD CLASS PLAY REBELLION FESTIVAL-TODAY-THURSDAY! 
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BEYOND PUNK EXHIBITION NOW ON

'VIVE LE ROCK ATTENDED THE OPENING NIGHT OF BEYOND PUNK LAST NIGHT ALONG WITH THE LIKES OF GAYE ADVERT, CHARLIE HARPER, JOHN ROBB, KNOX, TV SMITH AND POLY STYRENE. THERES SOME GREAT ART ON DISPLAY SO GET DOWN AND CHECK IT OUT!!   Beyond Punk' a unique art show curated by Gaye Advert Signal Gallery Starts > 12th August > Signal Gallery is delighted to present 'Beyond Punk' featuring the artwork of > punk musicians, artists associated with punk bands and artistic friends of > punk. The legendary bassist from The Adverts, Gaye Advert, curates the > exhibition, which will gather together a fantastic collection of 'hell > raising' talent.  From the outset, the punk movement was about more than just > music. The punk 'look' was as vibrant and 'shocking'. Many punk musicians > started their creative lives as visual artists who, one day, found themselves > playing a guitar, bashing a drum or shouting into a microphone and before they > knew it, they had recording contracts and gigs booked well into the future. > The result of this musical success was that their artwork took a back seat. > Over time, many of these musicians have returned to their creative roots and > started producing artworks again. This rich wellspring of visual talent will > be the centerpiece of the 'Beyond Punk' exhibition.   The line up speaks for > itself: Adam Ant (Adam  the Ants), Charlie Harper (UK Subs), Chris Brief (The > Briefs), Dale Grimshaw, Dee Generate (Eater), Gaye Black (Adverts), Gee > Vaucher (Crass), Jamie Reid (Sex Pistols), Knox (Vibrators), Nick Taggart > (Zkrr Zkretna), Philip Barker (Buzzcocks), Poly Styrene (X Ray Spex), Shanne > Bradley (Nipple Erectors), Shepard Fairey, Steve Ignorant (Crass) and Youth > (Killing Joke). And more... 'Beyond Punk' will reflect the richly varied > inventive world that has grown up around the punk movement over the past > thirty-five years. In an age when the young find it increasingly hard to > achieve new ways to shock their elders, nostalgia for the simple but effective > 'fuck off' of punk is very strong. Those musicians and artists involved in the > movement are being recognized as the last 'lost' generation. >  12th August private view. 13-21st August open to public. >  Where Signal Gallery, 96a Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AA www.signalgallery.com > <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103572040502&s=1652&e=0017bgbkAu9l2lQG-kkCnvNCD > vZ22pyIDTmI7Ryab2d3HpcAJTs-WwB0Ikhl2i47l3GV7SlD4qUBjR9SiRX1nQaUwmiVL79hluDTafN > C-Q3SyUa34FtMo8VfQ==>  
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B52 DOES CHRISTMAS!

   Yikes!!! look out Santa!!!!!!    August 3rd, 2010 - For Immediate Release     B-52s Fred Schneider signs to Fanatic Records; Writes album of original Christmas songs.     Schneider's legendary voice charms on "Destination. Christmas!" by The Superions out October 26th.     +++          The Superions (L-R Noah Brodie, Fred Schneider, Dan Marshall)     +++     PLAY, POST & SHARE     Check out the official sampler and trailer for The Superions album "Destination. Christmas!"     [ALBUM TRAILER]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP4KrbB3wXw     [STREAM + WIDGET]: http://fairtilizer.com/track/thesuperions-destinationchristmas     [MP3]: http://bit.ly/thesuperions-destinationchristmas-sampler     +++     "It warms my heart to see Schneider at the top of his whimsical, satirical game." - David Hershkovits, Paper Magazine     Legendary vocalist Fred Schneider of The B-52s has signed to Fanatic Records for the October 26th release of Destination. Christmas!, an album of 11 original holiday songs by his band The Superions.  With lyrics and vocals by Schneider and joined by Noah Brodie (keyboards and electronic drums) and Dan Marshall (programming), the album is destined to become a holiday classic for tuneful toddlers, snarky teens, and cool Moms and Dads everywhere.     Listen to a sampler of the songs on Destination. Christmas! HERE <http://bit.ly/thesuperions-destinationchristmas-sampler>  and check out a trailer for the album HERE <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP4KrbB3wXw> .     Destination... Christmas! defines the modern Christmas classic with a traditional twist. "It's hard to say who our musical influences for this project were, because we don't want to get sued," adds Fred. Frankly, the response The Superions have received from playing this record for friends has been hysterical laughter. It's a very radio-friendly, party-friendly album; even Noah's grandmother likes it!     Fred Schneider is available for interviews.  Contact <mailto:josh@fanaticpromotion.com?subject=Fred%20Schneider%20Interview> Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.     +++     The Superions  Destination. Christmas!  (Fanatic Records, 10/26/10)  Request: FULL <mailto:josh@fanaticpromotion.com?subject=Please%20send%20me%20a%20link%20to %20stream%20the%20full%20LP%20by%20The%20Superions.>  LP          Track Listing:     01. Santa's Disco  02. Fruitcake  03. Chillin' at Christmas  04. Teddy and Betty Yeti  05. Christmas Conga (Jungle Bells)  06. Jingle Those Bells  07. Under The Tree  08. Crummy Christmas Tree  09. Laughter At Christmas  10. Christmas Tears  11. Santa Je t'aime     +++     The Superions Links     EPK <http://www.fanaticpromotion.com/rosterdetails.php?indexkey=1570&popup=true> : WEBSITE <http://www.thesuperions.com/>  : FACEBOOK <http://www.facebook.com/thesuperions>  : MYSPACE <http://www.myspace.com/thesuperions>  : TWITTER <http://www.twitter.com/thesuperions>  : YOUTUBE <http://www.youtube.com/thesuperions>  : FANATIC RECORDS <http://www.fanaticrecords.com/>         
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REBELLION-LAST UPDATE

 Hi everyone!  Well, not long now until this years festival starts. We're already here getting set up to make this the best Rebellion so far.  Couple of last minute points for you:  * TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR * STAGE / TIME LISTS * NEXT YEARS TICKETS  Tickets Available On The Door Although some ticket agencies may have sold out of their allocation, it doesn't mean that the festival is sold out. We still have weekend tickets and day tickets available for all days. These can be purchased on the door.  Stage/TIme Lists We have a full colour A4 glossy Programme this year with the full line up / times in it. Great for taking back to your room and reading over breakfast! Also cool to keep. We know you won't want to be dragging that around all day so we've included a handy paper pocket guide too. These are FREE to weekend ticket holders (1 per ticket). Day ticket holders can purchase the programme for £5 (same charge for lost / duplicate copies). Alternatively, you can download and print out the timelists from our website by CLICKING HERE ( http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/uploads/web-stage-times.pdf )  Next Years Tickets We have again made a limited number (600 only) of  tickets available for NEXT YEARS Rebellion. The dates are 4th-7th August  2011 and we'll be back at the Winter Gardens. Cock Sparrer are already  confirmed (their only UK show in 2011) and we're already working on a  few suprises.... These tickets are available from the BOX OFFICE at this years festival for just £80. This is a saving of AT LEAST £20 as they  will be £100 when on general sale. Credit / Debit cards accepted - so if  you are coming next year it's well worth getting your tickets early and  saving some cash!!  Have a safe journey and see you there!  Take it easy,  Daz and Jennie xxx  WHEN: Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th August  WHERE: The Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL, UK  TICKETS: See opposite or CLICK HERE ( http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/index.php?page=tickets )  ACCOMMODATION / TOURIST INFO: www.visitblackpool.com  * ALL AGES * DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA * RE-ENTRY  TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  Weekend Ticket Price: £100  Day Tickets Now Available: Thursday - £25 Fri/Sat/Sun - £35 per day  TICKETS FROM:  REBELLION FESTIVALS Email: rebelliontickets@btinternet.com Call 02476 601678 (+44 2476 601678 from    outside the UK)  WE ALSO ACCEPT PAYPAL  Please visit www.rebellionfestivals.com for  more info  Cheques / PO's payable to Rebellion Festivals.  Please send with an SAE to:  205, Beake Avenue, Coventry, CV6 3BB  Allow 28 Days for delivery.  OTHER OFFICIAL OUTLETS:  TICKET MASTER Website: www.ticketmaster.co.uk  SEE TICKETS Website: www.seetickets.com  ALL AGES RECORDS Website: www.allagesrecords.com  VENUE Website: www.blackpoollive.com  OVERSEAS:  BELGIUM Dirk Peeters: funeraldress@skynet.be  GERMANY Coretex: www.coretexrecords.com  ITALY www.reazione.it/rebellion_blackpool_2010.html ( http://www.reazione.it/rebellion_blackpool_2010.html ) 
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GYPSY HOTEL UPDATE

 GYPSY HOTEL - ³Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin Rock'n'Roll Cabaret² BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Sunday 29 August 2010 REVEREND BEAT MAN ­ Mr Voodoo Rhythm Himself! LALLA MORTE ­ From Russia With Love! DELANEY DAVIDSON ­ And His Ghost Orchestra! DEPTFORD BEACH BABES ­ Surf'n'Twang Party Vibes! ANETTE BETTY­ Saucy Shakin! FANNY DIVINE - A Modern Day Curiosity! dj SCRATCHY ­ Resident Wax-Spinner! Doors 8pm  Show starts 9pm  Drinking and Dancin' till 4am! £6.66 before 10pm £9.99 after. NO UGG BOOTS!  THE COCK TAVERN  (Smithfield Market, Farringdon) East Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9LH Tel: 0207 2482918  www.myspace.com/gypsyhotel <http://www.myspace.com/gypsyhotel> GYPSY HOTEL - ³Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin Rock'n'Roll Cabaret² BANK HOLIDAY AT THE COCK TAVERN EC1 Sunday 29 August 2010    Hey People!  Gypsy Hotel on a Sunday, what the f**k?? Relax, it's a bank holiday so you working people can have a hangover on Monday ­ besides we have a Reverend for all you sinners who have missed church! Hope to see ya there! P-R  ****LINE UP****  REVEREND BEAT MAN ­ Mr Voodoo Rhythm Himself! The primitive gospel-blues-punk-preacher Reverend Beat Man is a true underground legend having started the Voodoo Rhythm label over a decade ago. He has since then put out a string of fine releases not only for his own work, but also with many bands that have checked into the Gypsy Hotel including Mama Rosin, The Pussywarmers and Delaney Davidson. Enough about his label though, the man himself is a one man blues-trash-rock explotion not to be missed ­ it's a Sunday for fuck sake so come and let the Reverend save your Rock'n'Roll soul! PS. This is his first UK show for over 7 years, and we've been working to get him over here for the last 3 ­ the time has come, say HALLELUJAH! http://www.voodoorhythm.com/reverend.html http://www.myspace.com/reverendbeatman DELANEY DAVIDSON ­ And His Ghost Orchestra! *Former Dead Brothers drummer turned ³the best one man band in the world² - according to us that is, and we are always right! Do yourself a favour and check out his new album ³Self Decaptitaion² - then do your self another favour by seeing him live! http://www.myspace.com/delaneyfdavidson DEPTFORD BEACH BABES ­ Dalston Surf Girls/Boys! *Surf twang guitars, stompin' beats and grass skirts is what these guys are all about ­ and a whole lotta fun of course! The Beach Babes (and blokes) are regulars at Gypsy Hotel, both onstage and at the bar. They are winners of the Indie World Cup, we hate both indie and the world cup, but we do love The Deptford Beach Babes! Check their new album ³Sunbathing On A Vinyl Floor² out now on Sexton Ming's Rim Records.  http://www.myspace.com/thedeptfordbeachbabes <http://www.myspace.com/thedeptfordbeachbabes> PLUS BURLESQUE BOP'N'GRIND FROM: LALLA MORTE ­ From Russia With Love! http://www.myspace.com/lallamorte ANETTE BETTY­ Saucy Shakin! http://www.myspace.com/annettekellow FANNY DIVINE - A Modern Day Curiosity! http://www.myspace.com/pantiequeen 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 ­ tickets on the door only. NO UGG BOOTS OR CUNTS! THE COCK TAVERN  (Smithfield Market, Farringdon) East Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9LH Tel: 0207 2482918  www.myspace.com/gypsyhotel <http://www.myspace.com/gypsyhotel>          
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BIG CHEESE REBELLION PUNK SPECIAL

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BAD RELIGION ALBUM IN SEPT

 BAD RELIGION CULMINATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH 15TH STUDIO ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER   Celebrating three decades of influential, thought provoking and groundbreaking punk rock, Bad Religion will release their fifteenth studio album, The Dissent of Man, on September 27.  The album¹s first single ³The Devil in Stitches² made its debut on the world famous KROQ 106.7 in Los Angeles on Tuesday and can be heard now at www.myspace.com/badreligion <http://www.myspace.com/badreligion> .  Fans can preorder The Dissent of Man now at www.BadReligionStore.com <http://www.BadReligionStore.com> .   Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), The Dissent of Man finds Bad Religion pushing the boundaries of their music as much today as they did in their formative years as a genre defining punk band.  Over the course of making the album, primary songwriters Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz¹s songwriting was informed by life changing events, with Graffin writing his forthcoming book ³Anarchy Evolution² (out Sept 28) and Gurewitz embarking on parenthood again.   ³These are some of my favorite songs I¹ve ever written,² says Gurewitz.  ³A few of them took me way outside my comfort zone as a writer to a place I haven¹t gone since Recipe or Stranger than Fiction.²   The result is one of the band¹s most forward thinking and musically varied albums ever.  The Dissent of Man is not only a snapshot of the band¹s personal experiences of the past years but also of their continued maturity in songwriting, capturing an array of styles ranging from blazing punk rock songs like the opener ³The Day That the Earth Stalled² and ³Meeting of the Minds² and classic rock-tinged cuts like ³Cyanide² and ³Turn Your Back on Me² to radio rock ready hits like the first single ³The Devil in Stiches.²   ³I feel like the last couple of records have been amongst our most conservative, never straying too far from a Bad Religion sound,² adds Gurewitz.  ³Whereas on this one we¹re taking the songs to a lot of different places, exploring our influences and trying out some new things in a way we haven¹t done in years.²   The Dissent of Man is a testament to why Bad Religion has remained relevant for the better part of three decades.  Already having cemented their place in history as a groundbreaking band who helped create a movement in Los Angeles with classic releases like How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, Suffer, Recipe for Hate, Stranger Than Fiction and Process of Belief, Bad Religion continue to inspire and create with a unique style that continues to cross boundaries and transcends genres.   As Bad Religion wraps up their 30th anniversary, they open the next chapter of their storied career with The Dissent of Man.   Stay tuned to www.badreligion.com <http://www.badreligion.com>  and www.epitaph.com <http://www.epitaph.com>  to hear new music from The Dissent of Man and for news about Bad Religion!     The Dissent of Man Track Listing: 1.      The Day That the Earth Stalled - 1:23 2.      Only Rain - 2:43 3.      The Resist Stance - 2:32 4.      Won¹t Somebody - 2:42 5.      The Devil in Stitches - 3:28 6.      Pride and the Pallor - 2:56 7.      Wrong Way Kids - 2:43 8.      Meeting of the Minds - 2:06 9.      Someone to Believe - 2:38 10.   Avalon - 3:28 11.   Cyanide - 3:55 12.   Turn Your Back On Me - 2:24 13.   Ad Hominem - 3:27 14.   Where The Fun Is - 3:04 15.   I Won¹t Say Anything - 3:22   Bad Religion European Tour Dates: 30 ­ JULY - Malestroit - Au Pont Du Rock Festival - FR 31 ­ JULY - Sélestat  - Festival Lez¹arts Scéniques  - FR 02 ­ AUG - Munich ­ Tonhalle - DE 03 ­ AUG - Dortmund ­ FZW - DE 04 ­ AUG - Hannover ­ Capitol - DE 06 ­ AUG - Birmingham - O2 Academy - UK 07 ­ AUG - Bristol - O2 Academy - UK 08 ­ AUG - Blackpool - Rebellion Festival - UK 10 ­ AUG - Zurich - Haerterei Club - CH 11 ­ AUG - Budapest - Sziget Festival - HU 13 ­ AUG - Puettlingen - Rocco Del Schlacko - DE 14 ­ AUG - Rothenburg - Taubertal Festival - DE 15 ­ AUG - Eschwege - Open Flair - DE 17 ­ AUG - Warsaw - Rock In Summer Festival - PL 18 ­ AUG - Prague ­ Lucerna Music Bar - CZ 19 ­ AUG - Vienna - Frequency Festival - AT 21 ­ AUG - Hasselt ­ Pukkelpop - BE 23 ­ AUG - London - O2 Sheperd's Bush Empire - UK 24 ­ AUG - Manchester - Academy 2 - UK 25 ­ AUG - Glasgow ­ ABC - UK 27 ­ AUG - Leeds - Leeds Festival - UK 28 ­ AUG - Reading - Reading Festival - UK     For More Information: www.badreligion.com <http://www.badreligion.com> www.myspace.com/badreligion <http://www.myspace.com/badreligion> www.epitaph.com <http://www.epitaph.com> 
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KING BLUES NOV TOUR

 UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER 2010     The King Blues have just announced their biggest UK tour  to date this November culminating in a London show at KoKo on Sunday 21st November.  2009 saw the King Blues score their biggest hit to date with "Save The World, Get The Girl" (which was on the Radio 1 "B" list), play sold out headlining dates and festivals across the UK and grace the cover of KERRANG magazine. Their album Save The World, Get The Girl was critically lauded by Kerrang, Rock Sound and Big Cheese. Kerrang! called them 'the most exciting live band in Britain' and hailed the album as one of the year's best.  2010 has already seen a sold out tour with Enter Shikari, a sold out headline tour and another Kerrang cover!     Still to come is the release of their new single "Holiday" on 23rd August and a slot on the main stage at the Reading/Leeds festival in late August!     November dates are as follows:     Tue 09 Nov 2010  UK   Brighton   Concorde 2   Wed 10 Nov 2010  UK   Bristol   Bierkeller   Fri 12 Nov 2010  UK   Birmingham   O2 Academy 2   Sat 13 Nov 2010  UK   Leeds   Metropolitan Uni   Sun 14 Nov 2010  UK   Wrexham   Central Station   Mon 15 Nov 2010  UK   Newcastle   O2 Academy 2   Tue 16 Nov 2010  UK   Glasgow   King Tuts   Thu 18 Nov 2010  UK   Manchester   Academy 2   Sat 20 Nov 2010  UK   Tunbridge Wells   The Forum   Sun 21 Nov 2010  UK   London   KoKo         Tickets are priced at £10 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com <http://www.gigsandtours.com/>  / 0844 811 0051     
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DEAF SCHOOL REFORM

 CULT BAND ‘DEAF SCHOOL’ HIT THE ROAD WITH FIVE NEW SONGS **  FIVE new songs have been recorded by the legendary cult band Deaf School as they kick-off two London warm-up dates in advance of a summer festival appearance.  The seven-piece band, who were formed in Liverpool in the 1970’s, made a triumphant return to live concerts last year with ten sell-out appearances, before going back into the studio to record new material.  Front man Enrico Cadillac (aka Steve Allen) said: “The new songs are in the great tradition of Deaf School – big arrangements and big themes. We have really been on fire in the studio – these songs are amongst our best ever work.”  Deaf School play the Dublin Castle in Camden Parkway next Thursday, August 5 th and Friday August 6th, before appearing at Newmarket’s Fordham Festival on Saturday August 7th.  Other dates are already being lined up for the band, who last year drew celebrity fans such as Glen Matlock, Holly Johnson and Kevin Rowland to their live shows. Madness front man Suggs is also a regular – he is married to Deaf School vocalist Bette Bright.  The Deaf School line-up includes leading record producer Clive Langer (David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Madness, Morrisey) on guitar; the Rev Max Ripple (aka John Wood) the Head of Design at London’s Goldsmith’s College on keyboards, and Ian Ritchie, Pink Floyd’s favourite saxophonist.  Journalist, author and founder of *Mojo*, Paul Du Noyer said: "In the whole history of Liverpool music two bands matter most, one is The Beatles and the other is Deaf School.”  The cult band enjoy a fanatically loyal following, especially for their sometimes anarchic, but always intriguing and intricate live shows.  Now the art school/punk/new wave band are hoping that their new material and live shows will win them a whole new generation of fans.   Find out more at http://deafschoolmusic.com/
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