I am delighted to announce that The Jim Jones Revue have been re-scheduled to play The Late Show with David Letterman next Tuesday after we were knocked back due to JFK and the rest of New York being shut down in preparation for Hurricane Irene last weekend. Its been a roller coaster week of extreme excitement and disappointment but today we fly to the US and Letterman is all on again on for next Tuesday.   The Late Show with David Letterman featuring The Jim Jones Revue playing High Horse will be broadcast on Tuesday 6 September 11.35 pm/10.35 pm CT on CBS and http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show   Please see below for The Jim Jones Revue North American September tour dates.   Many Thanks  Rupert   Jim Jones Revue Re-Scheduled for The Late Show with David Letterman for Tuesday 6 September   The Jim Jones Revue have been re-scheduled to play The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday 6 September. The JJR's original appearance was booked for Monday 29 August but was postponed due to the total shutdown of New York and JFK in preparation of Hurricane Irene.    The Late Show with David Letterman featuring The Jim Jones Revue    Tuesday 6 September 2011   11.35pm/10.35pm CT    http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/  Photo: Steve Gullick  http://www.jimjonesrevue.com/website/home  US TOUR DATES:   September 1st - Vancouver, BC  - The Biltmore Cabaret September 2nd - Seattle, WA - LIVE on KEXP 4pm PT: http://kexp.org/splash/splashVol7.asp September 3rd - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge September 4th - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival September 7th - San Francisco, CA - Independent September 8th - Los Angeles, CA - Echo September 10th - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg September 11th - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall September 12th - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo September 13th - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern September 14th - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s Tavern  September 16th - Philadelphia, PA - LIVE on WXPN/NPR Music's Free At Noon: http://xpn.org/concerts-events/free-at-noon September 16th - Philadelphia, PA - The Blockley Pourhouse September 17th - Washington, DC - Black Cat September 18th - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s For press inquiries, please contact Jo Murray at 917 450 4387 or mailto:jo.murray@fleckpr.com 
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 GYPSY HOTEL  “Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin’ Rock’N’Roll Cabaret”     **SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2011**     PRONGHORN – Kings Of Cowpunk!  * A more motley collection of bad shirts, prison tattoos, greasy comb-overs, mullets and broken teeth you'd be hard pushed to find outside of a Dale Winton home video. Dorset’s Pronghorn have been plucking their banjos and swigging thy cider for 20 years now!  http://www.myspace.com/pronghorn      RUBY BLUES – Delinquent Showgirl!  Ruby Blues is...a champagne-swillin', Blues-singin', globe-trottin', cock-wearin ' pirate captain and a Gypsy Hotel regular!  http://www.circusperformers.com/rubyblues         ONE MAN DESTUCTION SHOW – Arms’n’Legs A Go-Go!  *He Rocks with his left foot, Rolls with his right foot whilst singing bitter sweet pop blues melodies and twanging and banging with his arms!  http://www.myspace.com/omds      LAURA LONDON – Red Hot Magic!  *The mistress of magic Laura London is a professional close up and cabaret magician who’s performances include the Queens 80th birthday at Buckingham Palace – we somehow doubt the Queen will be turning up to Gypsy Hotel though!  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laura-London-Magic/196792463688577?sk=wall         JULIAN GASKELL - Garage Klezmer Accordionist!   Songwriter, gypsy-jazz guitarist, silent movie pianist, pub punk singer, superstar producer and DJ, musical jack of all trades and tonight : klezmer accordionist!  http://juliangaskell.wordpress.com/      AMANDA MAE STEELE – Voodoo Cabaret!  *She’ll put a spell on you with her alligator wine!  http://amandamaesteele.com/home/      THE DROWNING SORROWS – Country-Billy-Rockers!   *Ruby Fortune and her man Jim’s brand new rocking outfit!  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Drowning-Sorrows/106327326113447?sk=wall      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 amongst others. Do not ask him to play Madonna! Do check out his weekly radio show though!  http://scratchysounds.co.uk/        The Lexington  96 – 98 Pentonville Road N1 9JB  Tel: 0207 837 5371  Tube: Angel/Kings Cross     Doors 8pm  Show starts 9pm  Drinkin’ and Dancin’ till 4am.     Tickets £9.99 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/132274     NO UGG BOOTS!     ******     Upcoming Gypsy Hotel at The Lexington:     Saturday 15 October (5 Year Anniversary!)  LOS PLANTRONICS – Mariachi Death Surf From Norway!     Saturday 19 November  (Wedding Special!)  THE SILVER BRAZILIANS – Maximum Rhythm’n’Beat!  TONY GARRULLO – The Manly Magician!     **GYPSY HOTEL COMPILATION CD**  Gypsy Hotel Vol 1 is compiled by our resident wax-spinner dj Scratchy and host Paul-Ronney Angel, Gypsy Hotel Vol 1 features 16 of the finest bands that have played the club including The Urban Voodoo Machine, the Jim Jones Revue, Mama Rosin, Little Victor, Nigel Burch, Trans-Siberian March Band and many more!   Released through Gypsy Hotel Records/RSK Entertainment available on CD with a tasty 24 page booklet and Download. Full track listing and order info here:   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bourbon-Soaked-Charmin-RocknRollCabaret/dp/B0049OQI72/ref=pd_sxp_f_r    "IF YOU HAVE 12 HOURS TO LIVE SPEND IT AT GYPSY HOTEL!" Time Out
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 SHONEN KNIFE   http://www.damnably.com/shonen-knife/   SHONEN KNIFE Double A-side Single & 30th Anniversary UK Tour    Shonen Knife will commence a nationwide UK in August to September. Tickets will go on sale at 8am Monday 23 May for their 30th Anniversary Party London show at The Scala, as well as the release of their new Double A-side single ‘Perfect Freedom/P.Y.O.’.   From their upcoming European release of their latest LP ‘Free Time’, Shonen Knife take on Bakunin & Kropotkin in ‘Perfect Freedom’ and questions Anarchism and the concept of true freedom in our internet obsessed times. ‘P.Y.O.’ is a playful delight of pop simplicity, inspired when the band visited a ‘pick your own’ farm in Sussex; “Cranberry, Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Gooseberry, Coffeeberry, Raspberry, Chuck Berry!”, a perfect summer anthem. The single includes the bonus 60's style psychedelicious track 'Evil Birds', previously unreleased in Europe.   Available on iTunes, Amazon and all good digital outlets from Monday 23rd May, when you can also buy tickets for the band’s shows in London, Bristol and Nottingham. Shonen Knife release their 15th album ‘Free Time’ on Damnably on 11th July, available from the Damnably Webshop and in all good record shops.    Shonen Knife began 30 years ago and first played a John Peel session 20 years ago, so as Naoko said 'Let's ROCK!'    Upcoming UK tour dates: 12 Aug 2011 – Summer Sundae Festival, Leicester, UK  13 Aug 2011 – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK  14 Aug 2011 – Cluny, Newcastle, UK  15 Aug 2011 – Sneaky Pete’s, 'Edinburgh Edge Festival' Edinburgh, UK  16 Aug 2011 – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Glasgow, UK  17 Aug 2011 – Blackbox, Belfast, UK  18 Aug 2011 – Róisín Dubh, Galway, Eire  19 Aug 2011 – Whelans, Dublin, Eire  20 Aug 2011 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK Cardiff Buffalo Bar - August 21st 10 Sep 2011 – Bogeda Social, Nottingham, UK 11 Sep 2011 – Scala, London, UK  (30th Anniversary Party Show)     Thursday 11 August @ The Windmill, London The Osaka Ramones + The Catcher Nine + Bracelettes http://windmillbrixton.co. uk/listings/gigdetails/11- aug-11-the-osaka-ramones-t he-windmill/   SHONEN KNIFE side project The Osaka Ramones play their only European show at The Windmill in Brixton on August 11th. Japanese legends Shonen Knife celebrate their 30th Anniversary by paying tribute to their "biggest musical inspirations," The Ramones! "Osaka Ramones" is not only the name of this tribute album, but is also the name of the side project which has made its way in and out of Shonen Knife’s performing history for decades. This East meets West punk rock combination is now captured in an album featuring 13 Ramones classics,  released in conjunction with their 30th Anniversary tour and is now out in Europe on Damnably Records. http://www.shonenknife.net 
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 New York legend Walter Lure , ex of Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers fame makes a welcome return to the UK after the smash success of last years shows, his first on these shores in 26 years. Walter who co wrote and shared lead vocals with Thunders on the legendary 1977 L.A.M.F album plays the following shows - Nottingham, The Old Angel, 3rd November. London, The Purple Turtle, 4th November and Birmingham  Actress and Bishop, 5th November.   Last years 100 Club show saw all the original 1977 movers and shakers come out of the woodwork culminating with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock joining Walter and his band for a rendition of Chinese Rocks. The shows went down a storm with both fans and critics alike. So it makes perfect sense to do it all over again. The De Rellas guest on all shows. Tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com
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 LOU REED & METALLICA “LULU” DUE FROM VERTIGO RECORDS ON OCTOBER 31ST, 2011        In what is sure to be one of the most talked-about alliances of the year, New York king of avant-rock Lou Reed has teamed up with best-selling hard rock band Metallica to record a brand-new album, entitled Lulu, which will be released by Vertigo Records on October 31st 2011. The album was co-produced by Reed, Metallica, Hal Willner (who has produced albums for Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and Laurie Anderson, amongst others) and Greg Fidelman.  Fidelman also mixed the record.  The idea for these two giants of modern music to work together was born after the 25th anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame concerts in New York City in October 2009. Metallica –singer/guitarist James Hetfield, drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo — played with Reed on Velvet Underground classics “Sweet Jane” and “White Light/White Heat.” “We knew from then that we were made for each other,” Reed says.   After that triumphant performance, Reed suggested they all make a record together. At first they planned to record an album of Reed’s older material, what Ulrich describes as “some of Lou’s lost jewels – songs that he felt he’d like to give a second spin, and we could do whatever it is we do to some of those songs.” That idea “hung in the air for a couple of months.” Then, a week or two before that session was to begin, “Lou called up and said, ‘Listen, I have this other idea.’”   That idea was to record a series of songs Reed had written for American avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson and German theater group the Berliner Ensemble’s production of the Lulu Plays, which premiered in April at the Theatre am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, founded by Bertolt Brecht. The songs are inspired by German expressionist Frank Wedekind’s early 20th century plays Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box, and were a rewrite of Edgar Allan Poe's, The Raven, which emerged as a graphic novel on Fantagraphics Press.     “We were very interested in working with Lou,” says Hetfield. “I had these giant question marks: What’s it going to be like? What’s going to happen? So it was great when he sent us the lyrics for the Lulu body of work. It was something we could sink our teeth into. I could take off my singer and lyricist hat and concentrate on the music part. These were very potent lyrics, with a soundscape behind them for atmosphere. Lars and I sat there with an acoustic and let this blank canvas take us where it needed to go.  It was a great gift, to be asked to stamp ‘TALLICA on it. And that’s what we did.”     “We had to bring Lulu to life in a sophisticated way, using rock,” Reed says. “And the hardest power rock you could come up with would have to be Metallica. They live on that planet. We played together, and I knew it: dream come true. This is the best thing I ever did. And I did it with the best group I could possibly find. By definition, everybody involved was honest. This has come into the world pure. We pushed as far as we possibly could within the realms of reality.”      “It’s definitely not a Metallica album, or a Lou Reed album,” adds Hammett. “It’s something else. It’s a new animal, a hybrid.”     About Lou Reed: The king of New York avant-rock, Lou Reed made innovative, iconoclastic music with the profoundly influential The Velvet Underground before “Walk On The Wild Side” gave him 1972’s most unlikely pop hit. He reacted to this development with admirable perversity; releasing a stream of diverse and challenging solo albums, from the macabre, monumental Berlin to the subtle, seductive Coney Island Baby, from the wallpaper-peeling Metal Machine Music (Cash Box review: no stars) to the punk pivot Street Hassle. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 1996.  Recent years have seen his always-present literary bent come increasingly to the fore on works like New York, Magic And Loss, and The Raven.      About Metallica: Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 100 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan scanning almost 15.7 million albums in the United States alone.  Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.     www.loureedmetallica.com 
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 CLASSIC BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND SCOOTER RUN WILL HEAD FOR BRIGHTON TO WATCH SPECIAL QUADROPHENIA POP-UP CINEMA SCREENING      QUADROPHENIA: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT BOXSET WILL BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 14th     www.whereisthenomad.com  |  www.thewho.com      Central London’s only dedicated scooter club, The Bar Italia Scooter club will be reenacting the mod heydays of the ‘60s over the August Bank Holiday weekend when the official London to Brighton Quadrophenia 2011 scooter run leaves their HQ in central London on Saturday. Over 50 guys and girls and their classic scooters will head down the A23 together to celebrate the forthcoming reissue of the classic Who album Quadrophenia – The Director’s Cut. When asked why they wanted to stage this organiser Nicky Bubbles replied ‘Quadrophenia is an iconic album that has resonates with every mod and scooter owner, it’s a real pleasure to be associated with the reissue’.     The run will be heading South to watch the one-off screening of the classic film Quadrophenia at Brighton Racecourse on Sunday 28th August organised by the The Nomad Cinema.  This brilliant slice of British history follows the story of a disillusioned London Mod who, in searching for an outlet for his teenage angst, ends up in a bitter feud with rivals, the Rockers. Things come to a head, as they both descend upon the seaside town of Brighton where a series of running battles and violent rioting ensues. Sound a little too familiar in these current times of turmoil? A different era, and a different battle, but a relevant view of youth angst nonetheless.     Perched on a hill overlooking the sea and the legendary Lanes below, Brighton Racecourse will be the setting for this unforgettable cinematic experience. We invite you to bring a picnic, though hot food and a full bar will be available on site. There’s ample parking for your scooter (or car) though we advise you bring a cushion or something comfy to sit on. Capacity is strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £10 each from via www.whereisthenomad.com and the first 500 people get an exclusive Quadrophenia badge.     The Who's album, Quadrophenia – The Director’s Cut, is scheduled for release via Universal Music Catalogue November 14th 2011. The box set gives a unique insight into the creation of this landmark album and will feature a re-master of the original double album, Pete Townshend’s previously unheard demos including songs that didn’t make it onto the original album, an exclusive eight track 5.1 sound DVD, a deluxe hard-back book, previously unseen personal notes, photographs, memorabilia and other exclusive material that will be announced very soon.     Pre order now at http://store.universal-music.co.uk/restofworld/box-sets/the-who-quadrophenia-box-set/invt/0602527803173/     Go to www.facebook.com/thewho to find out more and also register at the www.thewho.com for further news.
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 THE BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS - Fan video for ‘Society Is Rapidly Changing’ responds to riots - and the Evening Standard! + 100 Club show with John Sinclair on Sept 7th  A fortnight ago as the London riots raged, Bermondsey Joyriders fan Anna ‘Madam Miaow’  Chen found ‘Society Is Rapidly Changing’ - opening track on the band’s forthcoming second album ‘Noise and Revolution’ - an almost eeriely prophetic observation of the unrest brewing just below the surface in the weeks preceding the riots.  Setting images of the surreal scenes then still unfolding to the song, she created a YouTube video illustrating her interpretation of it, which has been spreading like wildfire since.  .   For those who’ve not yet checked it out, her work can be seen here;  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh0O8br2tu8   When a week later the media began to move from dumbstruck documentation to considering the possible causes and cures for August’s unrest, the Evening Standard‘s Richard Godwin offered surely one of the more bemusing answers in his column for last Wednesday‘s edition, titled ‘Black Music Has The Best Take On Britain’s Riots’. Put aside for a second the obvious problems with that headline’s implications that the riots are a race issue (we are, of course, still seeing every shade of society pass through the courts) and it’s Godwin’s later declaration, that the best responses to events from British rappers do nothing so much as “speak of an urgent, topical creativity lacking in guitar music”, which appears most confused.    The Bermondsey Joyriders would like to challenge him on that one, and encourage anyone who wants to do the same to repost Anna’s video, respond to the article (here;  http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23978882-black-music-has-the-best-take-on-britains-riots.do) and heck, maybe respond to the article with some favourite footage of Hendrix in action - to help the guy get over his notions that ‘black music’ and ‘guitar music’ are somehow mutually exclusive, and that anyone’s ethnicity or choice of instrument is any indicator as to the validity of what they have to say!  _______________  Back at their home-from-home of Oxford Street’s 100 Club on September 7th, The Bermondsey Joyriders will once again present ‘Noise and Revolution’ live and in full, complete with narration performed by former MC5 manager and 60s counterculture icon John Sinclair.  On this occasion, Gary Lammin (vocals / guitars) and Martin Stacey (bass) will also be joined for one night only by Simon Hanson (Squeeze) on drums, and Urban Voodoo Machine frontman Paul Rooney Angel on the blues harp.    Airing ‘Noise and Revolution’ in its entirely at a string of similar shows over the summer, the band have incited a packed Islington Academy to demand encores when supporting punk legends Marky Ramone and Jello Biafra and had reviews call an early “shock album of the year contender”.  Without having yet set a release date, The Bermondsey Joyriders have unquestionably built a buzz around ‘Noise and Revolution’ which simply cannot be overstated; this is an album ahead of itself, and right on top of the times.  September 7th - 100 Club, Oxford Street Performing ‘Noise & Revolution’ with guests John Sinclair, Simon Hanson (Squeeze) & Paul Ronney-Angel (The Urban Voodoo Machine) Support from The Phobics Doors - 7.30pm - Tickets - £8 adv. / £10 OTD  www.myspace.com/thebermondseyjoyridersofficial 
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                         The Living End to perform at Melbourne high school for triple j.                         Kalgoorlie and Pyramid Rock Festival dates added.                          THE LIVING END are busy preparing for one of their most enticing tours ever; The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating Tour.  Showcasing tunes from their powerhouse #3 ARIA debut sixth album alongside older crowd favourites, next week one of Australia’s greatest ever live acts will depart on their first tour in over two years.                            Second dates for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne have been added due to popular demand and tickets are disappearing rapidly now that these shows are just around the corner. Fans best secure their tickets to this series of more intimate club shows fast to catch the legendary trio at their most rollicking best.                          Let us not forget the two stellar young sextets that will be accompanying The Living End on their national jaunt and bringing bellies full of fire to warm the stage. Insatiable Unearthed High winners HUNTING GROUNDS and Melbourne via-NZ rockers KING CANNONS both have new singles with which to lure crowds with and will swap main support duties from show to show. Punters best arrive early to see which band plays first!                          As promised on tour announcement, The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating Tour kicks into gear with the lunchtime gig of a lifetime for one lucky high school band; SNAKADAKTAL. The winners of the high profile triple j Unearthed High initiative will play host to The Living End at the Melbourne Rudolph Steiner School next Tuesday August 30.                          Other big shows have been added to The Living End’s swag of tour dates, most excitingly the bands’ first ever Kalgoorlie performance. Wedged between album tour dates, The Living End juggernaut will roll into town on Thursday September 15 to play at the Goldfields Oasis Recreation Centre.  Tickets on sale now via: ticketbooth.com.au.  Likewise, Pyramid Rock Festival announced their jumbo line-up yesterday to a rapturous response. The Living End return to the festival as Australian headliners. All the juicy details are available at: thepyramidrockfestival.com                          2011 has yielded incredible things for The Living End, and with the beginning of this The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating Tour things will step up a notch.  Audiences, you have been warned!                            Triple M, Video Hits, Channel [V], Fasterlouder, New World Artists and Crucial Music present                          THE LIVING END                         The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating Tour                         With guests Hunting Grounds and King Cannons                         ALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW                          THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 01  - THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD                         **2nd and final show!**                         Tickets via: Ticketek - www.ticketek.com.au - 132 849 - Ticketek outlets                          FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 02  - THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD - SOLD OUT                          SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 03 - ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW - SOLD OUT                         Tickets via: Ticketek - www.ticketek.com.au - 132 849 - Ticketek outlets                          SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 04 - ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW (Lic. ALL AGES)                         **2nd and final show!**                         Tickets via: Ticketek - www.ticketek.com.au - 132 849 - Ticketek outlets                          WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 07 - ANU BAR, CANBERRA ACT                         Tickets via: Ticketek - www.ticketek.com.au - 132 849 - Ticketek outlets                          THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 08 - THE PALACE, MELBOURNE VIC  - SOLD OUT                         Tickets via: Ticketek - www.ticketek.com.au - 132 849 - Ticketek outlets                          FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 09 – THE PALACE, MELBOURNE VIC                         **2nd and final show!**                         Tickets via: Ticketek - www.ticketek.com.au - 132 849 - Ticketek outlets                          SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 - THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA (Lic. ALL AGES)                         Tickets via: Venuetix - www.venuetix.com.au - 08 8225 8888 and all Venuetix outlets                          FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 - METRO CITY, PERTH WA                         Tickets via: Ticketek - www.ticketek.com.au - 132 849 - Ticketek outlets                         Heatseeker - www.heatseeker.com.au - 08 6210 2850 - Heatseeker outlets                         Moshtix - www.moshtix.com.au - 1300 GET TIX - Moshtix outlets                          OTHER THE LIVING END TOUR DATES….                         THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15 – GOLDFIELDS OASIS RECREATION CENTRE, KALGOORLIE WA                         FRIDAY OCTOBER 07 – THE CONCERT, ALICE SPRINGS NT                         SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 – FAT AS BUTTER, NEWCASTLE NSW                         FRIDAY DECEMBER 30 – PYRAMID ROCK FESIVAL, PHILLIP ISLAND VIC                                                        www.thelivingend.com | forward to a friend  
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 I am delighted to announce that The Jim Jones Revue have been booked to play The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday. The JJR's appearance on the USA's biggest chat show proceeds a 13 date North American tour in September to promote the recent US release of Burning Your House Down.   The JJR will play High Horse live in the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre and the show will be broadcast coast to coast on CBS 11.35/10/35 CT or watch online at http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/  Full details of The JJR's US tour is in the PR below and don't forget their only UK show for the rest of this year will be at The Shepherds Bush Empire on Thursday October 27.   See you soon!  Thanks  Rupert   The Jim Jones Revue play The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday 29 August    The Jim Jones Revue will play The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday 29 August. This appearance on America’s biggest TV chat show proceeds The JJR’s 13 date North American September tour. Tune in Monday August 29th at 11:35/10.35 pm CT to see the band perform High Horse from their recently US released album Burning Your House Down.    Watch The Late Show with David Letterman here…….    http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/     Here are dates for The Jim Jones Revue Burning Your House Down US tour:    September 1 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
  September 3 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
  September 4 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
  September 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent
  September 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
  September 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  September 11 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
  September 12 - Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
  September 13 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
  September 14 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern
  September 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley Pourhouse
  September 17 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
  September 18 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
    "...the white-blues firefight of the MC5 and the spasmodic pure-R&B tensions of the original Seventies lineup of Britain's Dr. Feelgood... ...noise, propulsion, raw-roots joy." - David Fricke/Rolling Stone

    "...the five-piece group threw down the goods, simple, smokin', and directly in the crowd's face... They lay down a let-it-rip set that never flags." - Chris Morris/Variety.com 

    "These high energy Londoners put on a show that's one part history of rock, from Little Richard to The Ramones, and one part fire-and-brimstone sermon....tight and loud." - Spin.com

    "Their music doesn't feel constrained by category, it just makes you stand up and listen before knocking you off your feet." - Brooklyn Vegan   
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Reverend Beatman, the primitive rock’n’roll preacher for the blues
and gospel trash, and his band The Monsters headline a Voodoo Rhythm
night of fearsome rock’n’roll, messed up blues and twist-beat mayhem
also featuring Hipbone Slim and Mama Rosin and DJing until late from
DJ Scratchy & DJ Luchador.

£10 adv

The Lexington
96-98 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB
Angel or King’s Cross Tube

Full dates are:

27/10 BERLIN
28/10 PARIS
29/10 LONDON @The Lexington (w/ line-up The Monsters + Mama Rosin + Hipbone Slim)


& GET…







UK: £18.50


EUROPE: £27 / E31




£30 / $47


4 issues!

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80S/90S post rockers Balaam and The Angel play London  soon. We will be there- see you at the front!

Balaam to play London 01:10:2011

Good news, Flag Promotions are happy to announce that Balaam And The Angel with play London for the first time in 3 years at the Islington 02 Academy on Saturday the 1st of October 2011. This will be the bands first show since the Shepherds Bush Empire gig with the Mission in 2008. There will be quality acts on the bill with Claytown Troupe and new band Secrets for September

Tickets go on sale soon through the usual outlets, but you can also get tickets direct from here using the order button below.

Islington Academy site


Flag Promotions Ticket Site


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Re our current Specials cover feature ,Vive Le Rock would like to point out that the band have not actually said they will release a new album together, they merely said that they are all writing songs, but whether it is suitable for the Specials or not is another matter. They said they have not made that decision yet.We perhaps got a little carried away, hoping for a new album.It does however, look to be their final tour, but as one door closes, another door opens. You have not heard the last of the Specials by any means.Its all in this months Vive Le Rock magazine.
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The mighty Descendents hit Londons Brixton academy tomorrow (wed) as part of a brilliant 3 band lineup. Supports come from H20 who are reformed and ripping it up again, plus Face To Face who have just released their cracking new album thru People Like You records. For fans of sing a long punk /pop this is not one you will want to miss. see you all there!!

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Chris Bailey (The Saints) & H-Burns Tickets Oct 08 2011 7:00 pm iCal


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H-burns has teamed up with Chris Bailey (co-founder, singer of The Saints) to record ‘Stranger’ for the French label Vicious Circle. Out September 12th, 2011

In the meantime, check out this little teaser.

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 GLEN CAMPBELL HERALDS EXTRAORDINARY NEW ALBUM  WITH SERIES OF HIGH PROFILE TV APPEARANCES;  MUSICAL LEGEND TO BE FEATURED ON  ABC'S WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER TUESDAY, AUGUST 23  FOLLOWED BY NIGHTLINE AND GOOD MORNING AMERICA  THERE WILL BE LIVE PERFORMANCES ON  THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! AND THE TAVIS SMILEY SHOW  MULTIPLE GRAMMY-WINNING ICON SET TO EMBARK ON  "THE GLEN CAMPBELL GOODBYE TOUR,"  HIGHLIGHTED BY UPCOMING SHOWS IN LONDON AND LOS ANGELES;  "GHOST ON THE CANVAS" ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON AUGUST 30TH  Legendary musician Glen Campbell has announced a number of appearances surrounding the arrival of his remarkable new Surfdog Records release, Ghost On The Canvas.  The album - which marks the iconic singer/guitarist/songwriter's final studio recording - arrives everywhere on August 30th.  Campbell will discuss the album, as well as his recent diagnoses of early stages  of Alzheimer's Disease, in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Terry Moran, slated to air tomorrow, August 23 (6:30pm EST) on World News with Diane Sawyer. The interview will be followed by Nightline the same night (11:35pm) and the next day on Good  Morning America. In addition, the multiple Grammy Award-winner will herald Ghost  On The Canvas with an array of live TV performances, including NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 12th and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 27th.  Ghost On The Canvas sees Campbell capping his brilliant career with one of his most moving and energized works to date, a powerfully emotional song cycle that sees  him accompanied by a truly dazzling line-up of songwriters and musicians. Among  the tunesmiths contributing original songs to the collection are such modern luminaries as Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Robert Pollard, and Teddy Thompson, backed by a  roster of players that includes Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Brian Setzer, Rick Nielsen, Roger Manning, and The Dandy Warhols. The album is produced by Julian Raymond, who also co-wrote a number of new songs with Campbell.  Ghost On The Canvas has already earned early praise from Rolling Stone which calls the disc "powerful" and England's Uncut, which awarded the album four-out-of-five stars while applauding Campbell's "majestic storytelling" and "soaring vocal(s)." In addition, Associated Press hailed a recent Campbell concert in Biloxi, Mississippi - his first live date since announcing his illness - as no less than "a triumph," noting that "the 75-year-old Campbell brought the crowd to its feet after acing  the delicate runs in the middle of his classic 'Wichita Lineman.'"  Campbell will celebrate the new album - as well as his extraordinary five-decade-plus career - with a valedictory concert tour, dubbed "The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour." Among the highlights is a hugely anticipated show at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre,  set for October 6th. Campbell will then travel to England, Ireland and Scotland  for a major series of dates, including an October 22nd concert at London's Royal Festival Hall. A slate of additional shows will be announced shortly.  * * * * *  For more than fifty years, Glen Campbell has been among popular music's most successful and significant artists, a multi-talented superstar who can rightfully be declared a living legend and a true American treasure. The Arkansas-born Campbell took up  guitar at an early age and in 1958, relocated to Los Angeles where he immediately became an in-demand session musician. He joined forces with the legendary Wrecking Crew, a group of session players whose work can be heard on a stunning range of  recordings spanning TV themes, film scores, and commercial jingles, to artists including Frank Sinatra, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, and most famously  the producer, Phil Spector, with whom they helped create the famed "Wall of Sound." In 1964, Campbell was invited to become a touring member of The Beach Boys, playing bass and singing falsetto harmonies, then later contributing guitar to 1966's seminal Pet Sounds.  Campbell achieved his first major success as a solo artist with "Gentle On My Mind," which proved a crossover smash upon its 1967 release. He followed it that same year with "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," marking the first in a string of collaborative hits penned by renowned songwriter Jimmy Webb that also includes such classics as "Wichita Lineman," "Where's The Playground, Susie," and "Galveston."  In addition to hit singles, Campbell also released a remarkable run of gold and  platinum certified albums, including 1967's Gentle On My Mind, the first of seven consecutive collections to hit #1 on Billboard's "Country Albums" chart. Among them are full-length favorites like 1967's By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell and the 2x-platinum certified Wichita Lineman (both released in  1968), and 1969's Galveston.  As if his musical career weren't enough, Campbell also drew acclaim as an actor  and TV personality, with credits that include 1969's True Grit (earning him a Golden Globe nomination as "Most Promising Newcomer") and four seasons as host of CBS'  The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. The highly rated variety series saw Campbell joined by a spectacular assortment of stars - including John Wayne, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Cream, Judy Collins - while also introducing some of country music's greatest artists to a wide national audience.  1975 saw the release of Campbell's biggest crossover triumph, "Rhinestone Cowboy," which earned RIAA gold certification while topping both Billboard's "Hot 100" and "Hot Country Singles" charts. Two years later saw Campbell repeating the feat with the gold certified, #1 smash, "Southern Nights," marking his fifth-ever country  chart-topper as well as his seventh on Billboard's "Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks" tally.  Though Campbell's life has taken many difficult turns, his faith and family have  long enabled him to keep pushing forward, both as a touring superstar and acclaimed recording artist. In 2008, he united with Ghost On The Canvas producer Julian Raymond for one of the most unique albums in his canon, Meet Glen Campbell. The album found Campbell putting his inimitable stamp on songs by such artists as U2, Green Day,  Tom Petty, Foo Fighters, and Jackson Browne, supported by members of Jane's Addiction, Jellyfish, and Cheap Trick.  Over the course of his astonishing career, Campbell can lay claim to six Top 20  albums and 21 Top 40 hit singles. His track record as one of country music's greatest stars includes 27 Top 10 country classics spanning 22 years, as well as nine #1  country albums.  Campbell has also received a stunning array of honors, beginning in 1967 when he  made history by winning multiple Grammy Awards in both the Country & Western and Pop categories: "Gentle On My Mind" was honored as "Best Country & Western Vocal  Performance, Male" and "Best Country & Western Recording," while "By The Time I  Get To Phoenix" was named "Best Vocal Performance, Male" and "Best Contemporary  Male Solo Vocal Performance." The following year saw Campbell earning yet another Grammy when By The Time I Get To Phoenix was named "Album of the Year" - the first country album to win the top award. What's more, "Gentle On My Mind," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," and "Wichita Lineman" have all since received the "Grammy Hall of Fame Award."  Among Campbell's many other honors are seven Academy of Country Music Awards (including "Top Male Vocalist" and "Album of the Year" in both 1967 and 1968), three American Music Awards (celebrating "Rhinestone Cowboy" and the album that bears its name), three Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, two Country Music Association Awards, and the UK's Q Award for "Q Legend." In addition, Campbell has received the Academy of Country Music's prestigious "Pioneer Award" and has been inducted to both the  Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the Musicians Hall of Fame (honoring his  membership in The Wrecking Crew). 
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 King Kurt will be playing The Underworld, Camden Town,London on Sat > 3rd December. > Get ready for another messy crazy night organised by The Klub. > www.theklub.co.uk > As we all know King Kurt are one of the great Psychobilly party bands > ever. > Doors open 7pm & Tickets are £12 in adv. > Followed up after by the after show party at The 12 bar in So-Ho, > London. > Where The Grave Brothers from Belgium will be on stage about midnight. > These boys are a cross between Hank III & 9 pound hammer. > Doors open 11pm till 3am. £4 or £3 with flyer >
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