WILKO JOHNSON ON T.V!

 Wilko Johnson, guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, will perform songs on Later With Jools Holland on Tuesday September 27th and Friday September 30th.  The BBC 2 television appearance falls in the middle of his current nationwide UK tour.       Wilko’s remaining concerts are as follows:     Bilston The Robin                    Thurs 29 Sept  London Islington Academy     Fri 30 Sept  Manchester Academy              Sat 1 Oct  Nottingham Rescue Rooms      Sun 2 Oct  Gloucester Guildhall                Thurs 6 Oct  Falmouth Pavilion                    Fri 7 Oct  Exeter Phoenix                        Sat 8 Oct  Brighton Komedia                   Sun 9 Oct      Wilko is accompanied by Norman Watt-Roy (bass), and Dylan Howe (drums).  Special guest is award-winning blues guitarist Ian Siegal.  Box Office: 0871 230 1101, www.seetickets.com.       In 1971, Wilko first made his name when he formed Dr. Feelgood; a British pub rock band from Canvey Island, Essex.  Known for their energetic live shows, their first two albums, Down by the Jetty (1974) and Malpractice (1975), were hugely popular and influential.  By 1976, their live album, Stupidity was No.1 in the official UK album chart.  By the time Dr. Feelgood released their fourth album, Sneakin’ Suspicion (1977), Johnson left the group and to pursue a solo career, and in 1980 he became a member of Ian Dury and the Blockheads.      In 2009, Johnson starred in Julien Temple’s “Oil City Confidential,” an award-winning documentary about Dr. Feelgood, and recently starred in HBO's fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones.”   
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SICK OF IT ALL-25 YEARS!

 SICK OF IT ALL - 25 Years Nonstop ­ The History of SICK OF IT ALL In A NutshellŠ featuring: KRS One guest appearance   UK TOUR DATES  7 OCT LEEDS JOSEPHS WELL 8 OCT LONDON GARAGE-BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE-15TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW 9 OCT NEWCASTLE TRILLIANS  FOR A DIGI PROMO PLEASE CONTACT: Zoya or chrissie@positivenuisance.com   ³Nonstop² Available as: Ltd. Digipak incl. Bonus DVD, LP+CD, CD, Digital Download 25 Years Nonstop ­ The History of SICK OF IT ALL In A NutshellŠ Since 1986 SICK OF IT ALL have been thrashing out classic Hardcore anthems and touring the globe without a break. Apart from their incomparable work ethic, SICK OF IT ALL are also very unique regarding their steady lineup: since their inception there have been only two member changes with E.K. (Erik Komst) temporarily filling in for Armand Majidi on drums in 1990-1991 and Craig Setari replacing Rich Cipriano on the bass in 1993. There are very few bands on the planet who have enjoyed such longevity, and even fewer musicians who have shared the stage as often. Despite booking the first SICK OF IT ALL show and being in the band for almost 20 years, Setari (who also played in seminal hardcore bands such as Straight Ahead, Rest In Pieces (with Majidi), Youth Of Today and Agnostic Front) is still considered the new kid. Here is a brief view of this special band's deep history: After being inspired by the buzzing New York Hardcore scene of the early eighties, brothers Lou and Pete Koller enlisted high school buddies Armand Majidi and Rich Cipriano to form SICK OF IT ALL which recorded its first demo in 1986. After cutting their teeth playing numerous well-received shows up and down the northeast, the band earned the prestige to play alongside many of their early heroes in Sunday afternoon matinees at CBGB¹s, where they were an instant sensation. They released their first 7² EP in 1987 on Revelation Records, which propelled the band to become nationally recognized. This led to the signing to In Effect Records, who put out their first two albums: 'Blood, Sweat And No Tears' (1989) and 'Just Look Around' (1992), which to this day are regarded as huge influences by many of today's leaders of heavy music. When EastWest / Elektra signed the band in 1993, there was a new era starting - a quantum leap that gave commercial success to other local heavyweights such as Biohazard and Life Of Agony, and focused a lot of attention on the aggressive music New York had to offer. Because of the consistent intensity of their live shows, and their worldwide appeal, SICK OF IT ALL was one of the few true Hardcore bands that secured a major label deal. 1994 saw the release of 'Scratch The Surface,' that played a major role in the continued success of Hardcore and the Metalcore scene that followed. After touring the world, the band released its second major label release - the more punk driven 'Built To Last' in 1997. Between 1998 and 2005 they found a new home with Fat Wreck Chords for the albums, 'Call To Arms' (1999), 'Yours Truly' (2000), 'Live in a Dive' (2002) and 'Life On The Ropes' (2003). The artistic documentary 'The Story So Far' (2001) allowed fans an intimate look into SICK OF IT ALL, from the early beginnings of their career to the international success that finally established them as one of the leaders of a whole genre. Sadly, until this day 'The Story So Far' has only been available on the obsolete format of VHS, so the special edition of 'Nonstop' marks the first time the documentary has been made available on DVD. The current chapter in the history of SICK OF IT ALL started when signing to Century Media Records/Abacus Recordings in 2005. They chose to work with an up-and-coming metal producer Tue Madsen on their highly acclaimed 'Death To Tyrants' (2006), and the band enjoyed a rebirth of sorts. Many older fans that hadn't appreciated the production of the last few releases were reined back in by its ferocious sound. SICK OF IT ALL and their new label partners then worked on a tribute to the band: 20 years after their first 7² was issued, 'Our Impact Will Be Felt' featured covers from such disparate bands as Bleeding Through, The Bouncing Souls, Ignite, Comeback Kid, Hatebreed, Himsa, Madball, Napalm Death, Pennywise, Rise Against, Sepultura, Unearth, and Walls of Jericho. The band spent 2009 writing and recording the current studio album 'Based On A True Story', again with Madsen, which was released in the Spring of 2010. While touring for the album relentlessly, they still found the time to hit Madsen's Antfarm Studio in order to celebrate their 25th Anniversary with re-recordings of classic hits for the latest record, 'Nonstop'. Drummer Armand Majidi gives props to the Danish producer who guided the helm for the last few years: ³this whole album is partially because of working with Tue Madsen - the man who has finally made SOIA sound the way we should in the studio.² Release Date: October 31st, 2011 Which leads us to 'Nonstop' and the FAQs that will inevitably be raised: When asked why the songs were rerecorded, Majidi responds: ³We felt certain songs had to be redone for different reasons. Lou was never happy with his vocals on the first album because he didn't deliver the lines with much intensity. Some of the songs ended up being performed live at drastically different tempos and they became better. This album also serves to put our work from different eras together on one release, which is good for a band who has been around as long as us. We always hear people tell us that they favor one particular album, and it's always because that's the one that introduced them to SOIA. Over the years the band did touch on different directions and either benefitted from recording quality or suffered because of it. Some things have worked and some things haven't - so it¹s cool to hear all these songs put back to back with the same awesome sound." How did it feel? Do they still feel fresh and up to date? ³It was a fun recording session, and a relatively easy one because we're so used to playing so many of these songs live. They're like second nature. Most of these songs make their way into our live sets all the time, so they're current - they reach new ears with every show and are constantly refreshed by their exposure to a brand new audience. It's not like they had to be dusted off.² Did you change anything about them? If not, would there be anything you wish you did differently in the 1st place? ³We changed tempos mostly and some of the arrangements, but we didn't want to do anything too drastic. We wanted to keep most of the songs true to the originals, but with a more powerful sound that makes them all they can be." Did you need to do anything to get you into the mood to thrash out those old tunes? ³What was great was the fact that we played two big New York shows before recording this album. They both took place in a club called Webster Hall that was one of the first big venues we ever played. There was a real gritty throwback vibe, but it was comfortable and I think it helped our focus in the studio. We played a lot of older songs at both shows, so to see the audience react to them was a great way to remind ourselves of their impact on the scene. Both shows were very satisfying, because they validated this landmark year in a way that only big New York hardcore shows could.² So, put in this disc and celebrate 25 years of NYHC. Furthermore, look forward for a full European tour in fall/winter 2011 which will once again prove that SICK OF IT ALL indeed deliver hardcore ³Nonstop²!  SICK OF IT ALL ³Nonstop² 1) Clobberin¹ Time 2) Injustice System! 3) Sanctuary 4) Scratch The Surface 5) Us Vs. Them 6) The Deal 7) Just Look Around 8) Ratpack 9) World Full Of Hate 10) Pushed Too Far 11) GI Joe Headstomp 12) Never Measure Up 13) Chip Away 14) Busted 15) Locomotive 16) My Life 17) Friends Like You 18) Relentless 19) No Labels 20) Built To Last  Line-Up: Lou Koller - Vocals Pete Koller - Guitar Armand Majidi - Drums Craig Ahead ­ Bass Selected Discography: Blood, Sweat and No Tears (1989) Just Look Around (1992) Scratch the Surface (1994) Built to Last (1997) Call to Arms (1999) Yours Truly (2000) Life on the Ropes (2003) Death to Tyrants (2006) Based on a True Story (2010)  SICK OF IT ALL online: www.myspace.com/sickofitallny www.sickofitall.com 
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NEW STEVIE RAY VAUGHN BOOK

 Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night       His Final Years, 1983-1990       by Craig Hopkins; Foreword by Billy F Gibbons        Craig Hopkins completes the story of the blues legend        with the second volume of his landmark biography.        “Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day, Night After Night is not only beautiful to look at, but also fascinating to flip through...The detail here (both pictorial and written) is superb and the research exceptional.”        – Total Music Magazine        With an unmistakable style that has never been duplicated, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s grip on a place in music history is secure. His otherworldly talent and relentless drive took him from humble beginnings in Texas bars to world tours and superstar status. His bustling career and steady stream of inspiring music came to an abrupt end when he was killed in a helicopter crash at the age of 35, leaving his fans to mourn the musician they had grown to love and wonder what might have been.       In a day-by-day format, Craig Hopkins presents an unprecedented celebration of the artist in Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night: His Final Years, 1983-1990 (Backbeat Books, $32.00), the second installment in his two-volume account of Vaughan’s life, and one of the most detailed biographies ever written about a musician.       His Final Years, 1983-1990 covers Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s recording career, from their debut release in 1983 and performance at Carnegie Hall the following year through their rise to international stardom. Filled with hundreds of photographs and packed with incredible detail, the book takes readers moment by moment through Vaughan’s exciting and sometimes controversial journey to worldwide success.         Both volumes, which are available separately or in a deluxe boxed set ($75.00), are filled with first-hand testimonials from those who knew Vaughan best, including band members, family, friends, and associates; stories from the studio and the road; a lavish gallery of rare photographs; and detailed documentation of tour dates, recordings, broadcasts, publications, collector’s items, and more.        For fans of this Texas guitar legend and of blues music history, Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night is the ultimate collector’s item.         Craig Hopkins is internationally recognized as a leading authority on the life and music of Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Blues Foundation honored Hopkins with the 2009 Keeping Blues Alive Award for Literature for his writing on Vaughan. He serves as director for a nonprofit assistance program for music artists, and is developing a museum to house his enormous memorabilia collection. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas.        October 2011 $32.00 Hardcover Color photographs throughout       9781617740220 368 pages 9" x 12"        Also available:       Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night: His Early Years, 1954-1982       September 2010 $32.00 Hardcover Color photographs throughout       9781423485988 256 pages 9" x 12"        Stevie Ray Vaughan – Day by Day, Night After Night (Deluxe Boxed Set)       October 2011 $75.00 9781617130304        Backbeat Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group    
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HEARTBREAKERS RETURN TO U.K

 THE HEARTBREAKERS return to the UK!  This Autumn, the two surviving members of (Johnny Thunders &) The Heartbreakers return to the UK, some 35 years after they first arrived from the USA for the 'Anarchy Tour' with the Sex Pistols, Damned & Clash.  WALTER LURE, guitarist, co-frontman and songwriter of many of the 'L.A.M.F.' classic tracks, and BILLY RATH, the bass-player who's recently reappeared after over 25 years out of the music scene, have both announced UK dates.  But although they've played together recently in the USA, their UK dates have been booked separately - coincidentally over consecutive weeks!  BILLY RATH has teamed up with STEVE DIOR, of London Cowboys and The Idols fame, as BILLY RATH'S BROKEN HEARTS.  They'll be performing the best of Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The Idols, The London Cowboys & Billy Rath's Street Pirates, on tour here: -  October 2011 20th    SWANSEA  The Garage  SA2 0NP (w/  Sex Pistols Experience) 21st    CAERPHILLY  Workman's Hall  CF83 1NY  (w/ Sex Pistols Experience) 22nd    LONDON  100 Club  W1D 1LL  Punk Fest (w/ Sex Pistols Experience) 23rd    BRIGHTON  The Hydrant  BN1 4JF 25th    LONDON  Archangel  Kensington  W8 5NP 26th    LONDON  Boston Arms  Tufnell Park N19 5QQ (+ The Skuzzies) 28th    MAIDSTONE  Hazlitt Arts Centre  ME14 1PL (w/ Sex Pistols Experience) 30th    BRIDLINGTON  Spa Theatre  Y015 2QQ (w/ Sex Pistols Experience)  WALTER LURE makes a welcome return to the UK after the smash success of last years shows, his first on these shores in 26 years, here: -  November 2011 3rd     NOTTINGHAM  The Old Angel  NG1 1LG (+ The De Rellas) 4th     LONDON  The Purple Turtle, Camden NW1 1TN (+ The De Rellas) 5th     BIRMINGHAM  Actress And Bishop  B3 1EH (+ The De Rellas)  In the USA, BILLY RATH has a new band the Street Pirates, with new recordings due out.  In a recent interview, he said: "Playing with Walter again was great… fun and powerful! Walter and I talked about getting together again but he has his agenda and I have mine.  I put my time and energy into the Street Pirates.  We stay in touch, we are friends and may do a few Heartbreaker gigs now and then."  WALTER LURE's 100 Club show last year 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.  More info and tickets on the BILLY RATH shows can be found here: - http://www.sexpistolsexperience.co.uk/brokenhearts.html A recent interview with Billy can be found here: - http://critical-mass-music.blogspot.com/2011/08/interview-with-billy-rath -of-billy.html  Tickets for the WALTER LURE shows are available here: - www.wegottickets.com More info on the gigs can be found here: - http://www.myspace.com/staysickbirmingham/shows 
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ALAN MERRILL-ARROWS-UK SHOWS

ALAN MERRILL-FOUNDER OF 70’S POP ROCKERS THE ARROWS DOES A FEW U.S DATES BEFORE HITTING THE U.K FOR RARE UK SHOWS IN NOV. FAMOUS FOR WRITING JOAN JETTS-‘I LOVE ROCK N ROLL’ AND A HOST OF GLAM/POWER POP CLASSICS YOU WONT WANT TO MISS HIM

 

November 6thYesterday Once More festival, Brean, Somerset, UK

November 5thThe Lexington, Islington, London, UK

November 4th Talking Heads Music Venue Southampton, UK

Oct. 26th Rew and Who Show Co-host – internet tv-radio, NY – 4-6 PM

Oct. 9th Mercury Lounge, Alan Merrill solo acoustic show- NYC 9 PM

September 24th The Gardens, Lower east side, NY, Solo acoustic-7:30 PM

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DAMNED 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

 THE DAMNED CELEBRATE THEIR 35TH ANNIVERSAY WITH A UK TOUR THIS NOVEMBER PLAYING TWO CLASSIC ALBUMS BACK TO BACK     www.officialdamned.com     This year marks the 35th anniversary of legendary UK rockers The Damned. Instrumental in kick-starting the original punk rock scene, from brash simple beginnings, The Damned have never been afraid to push themselves musically and throughout their years together have cruised through whatever areas of progressive, psychedelic, goth and pop rock that take their fancy.     No one, especially the band themselves, could have predicted that a band as chaotic and explosive as The Damned could last 35 years, so to celebrate this momentous occasion, the band are touring first the USA in October, then the UK in November, playing a set that consists of two of their classic album’s being played back to back.      The first part of the set will take the audience back to the sulphate and beer roaring days of The Roxy and the 100 Club as the band blaze through their high-energy 1977 debut ‘Damned, Damned, Damned’.     “Damned, Damned, Damned” really captured the spirit of a time when music desperately needed a re-birth,” explains guitarist Captain Sensible. “How could we realize it would be so influential in kick-starting the punk scene? It was a rancid breath in the face of the stagnant rock gods and quite rightly heralded their demise whilst giving birth to the snottiest bastard child of rock'n'roll the world had ever seen.”     The second part of the set will see the 1980 released ‘Black Album’ played in its entirety, climaxing with the glorious eighteen minute psychedelic masterpiece that is ‘Curtain Call’. ‘The Black Album’ shows the band at the peak of their powers and has long been a fan favourite.     “The Black Album was ambitious beyond any of our abilities and expectations, and summed up perfectly the unpredictability of The Damned.” remembers Sensible. “Whilst everyone else stuck to the punk formula of 3 minute blasts of anger, we created an album full of dark energy and lush soundscapes. By constantly changing the rules, we had created another splinter in the flesh of the music industry and influenced a whole new and alienated generation of teenagers. It was the Dawn of Goth, only we didn't know it.”     “Whole musical genres have come and gone in the time this band has been playing” continues Sensible. “We just try to make music that we enjoy, and if other people are into it, that is a bonus. We certainly never made music to follow any trends. We must be doing something right because after 35 years, we still meet fans and musicians all over the world that blame us for corrupting their youth!”     Come celebrate The Damned’s 35th birthday at the following dates.     November:                     9th - Bristol, O2 Academy                  10th - Birmingham, O2 Academy                  11th - Cambridge, Corn Exchange                  12th - London, Roundhouse                  13th - Brighton, East Wing                  14th - Norwich, UEA                  15th - Nottingham, Rock City                  17th - Newcastle, O2 Academy                  18th - Leeds, O2 Academy                  19th - Manchester, Academy                  20th - Edinburgh,  HMV Picture House   
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NEW SOUTH LONDON REHEARSAL STUDIO

….Overdrive Studios was recently opened by former members of the Varukers and Conflict as a rehearsal facility in Deptford, south London developed by musicians, for musicians. Having spent more than 60 years combined playing/rehearsing/touring with bands, our staff  aim to cater for musicians every possible need … solid backline… 24 hour availability… a clean, comfortable, relaxed environment as well as the usual strings/straps/sticks shop. We are located directly opposite Deptford train station, at units 6-7 Resolution Way, Deptford High Street….only 6 minutes by train from London Bridge. To find out more, check www.overdrivestudio.com or www.facebook/overdrivestudiodeptford or phone 0208 305 6836 to arrange a viewing.

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KILLING JOKE LIVE ALBUM

KILLING JOKE will release a new live album via PledgeMusic, titled ‘Down By The River’, in January 2012.

The album will be available on download, CD, double vinyl and special editions.

This new partnership between Killing Joke and PledgeMusic will provide a direct-to-fan offering giving Killing Joke ‘Gatherers’ the chance to participate in the making and release of the band’s new album.

You can ‘pledge’ various amounts for all sorts of different items. Once the campaign finishes all items are posted out and the album download is released.

Killing Joke are also making available a range of unique and rare items via PledgeMusic, such as:
·      Geordie’s customised Warwick guitar
·      T-Shirts
·      Album artwork screen prints
·      Plus much more….

For more information please visit www.pledgemusic.com

Killing Joke tour the UK next March:

Sun 04 Mar, Exeter Lemon Grove
Mon 05 Mar, Bristol Academy
Tue 06 Mar, Norwich Waterfront
Thu 08 Mar, London Roundhouse
Fri 09 Mar, Sheffield Corporation
Sat 10 Mar, Manchester Academy 2
Mon 12 Mar, Glasgow ABC
Tue 13 Mar, Newcastle Academy
Wed 14 Mar, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Fri 16 Mar, Portsmouth Pyramids
Sat 17 Mar, Oxford Academy
 
Tickets available via www.kililive.com
 

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FALL ALBUM

Ersatz G.B. is the new studio album from The Fall, the 29th in their impressive canon. As with any Fall recording, Ersatz G.B. retains many of the group’s most distinctive elements, whilst offering a fresh take on Mark E. Smith’s familiar style and subject matter.
 
The line-up on the album remains the same as for the last few Fall releases:  Peter Greenway (lead guitar), Keiron Melling (drums), Elena Poulou (keyboards,vocals), Mark E. Smith (vocals) and David Spurr (bass).
 
Ersatz G.B. is The Fall’s first album for Cherry Red Records and it will be released on CD, limited edition vinyl and digital formats, preceded by a double A-side 7” single.
 
Track Listing:         (subject to change)
1.Cosmos 7
2.Taking Off
3.Nate Will Not Return
4.Mask Search
5.Greenway
6.Happi Song
7.Monocard
8.Laptop Dog
9.I’ve Seen Them Come
10.Age Of Chang

The Fall will undertake a UK tour in November in support of Ersatz G.B.

There aren’t very many groups that have been together longer than The Fall and it’s difficult to think of any who, like The Fall, have released brand new material almost every year. Formed at the height of the punk rock movement in Manchester in 1976, The Fall is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. The group’s music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years but it is often characterised by an abrasive, guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.
 
The Fall were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed the group from the very early days and often cited them as his favourite group, famously opining, “they are always different; they are always the same.”
 
THE FALL
 
ERSATZ G.B. (CDBRED 500)
 
CHERRY RED RECORDS
 
14TH NOVEMBER 2011

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ADVERTS REISSUE

 

 The Adverts Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts (2011) released on November 28th on Fire Records  "One of the greatest punk records of all time"  Fire Records reissue the 1978 classic debut punk record 'Crossing The  Red Sea with the Adverts'. Released after an ever growing live following  and the string of successful chart hits, The Advert's debut has cemented  its place in punk rock history. Reworked into the familiar Fire package  by John foster the record will be available on CD and LP, both with the  extra single and live bonus tracks.   >From the sonic armageddon which ushers in 'One Chord Wonders' through  to the deliriously protracted fade of 'Great British Mistake', 'Crossing  The Red Sea' never put a foot wrong.  Created at the height of Punk, recorded with all the venom and passion  which gave the era such vitality, "Crossing the Red Sea" was at once a  statement of intent and a bellow of defiance, a refusal to take anything  for granted, even its own brilliance. More than that, though, the album  defined and thus became the precious moment in time when the  establishment rules of rock fell away, and new ones still had to be  carved out. And by those brittle standards, the Adverts weren't simply  crossing the Red Sea, they were parting it.  Tracklisting: 1. One Chord Wonders 2. Bored Teenagers 3. New Church 4. On The Roof 5. Newboys 6. Gary Glimore's Eyes 7. Bombsite Boys 8. No Time To Be 21 9. Safety in Numbers 10. New Day Dawning 11. Drowning Men 12. On Wheels 13. Great British Mistake 14. One Chord Wonders (radio) 15. Quickstep 16. Gary Gilmore's Eyes (radio) 17. Bored Teenagers (radio) 18. Safety in Numbers (radio) 19. We Who Wait  (radio) 20. On Wheels (Live) 21. Newboys (live) 22. New Church (live) 23. Gary Gilmore's Eyes (live) 24. Drowning Men (live) 25. No Time To Be 21 (live)  Cat#/ Formats: FIRECD143 - CD + free MP3 FIRE143 - MP3 Download FF143 - 2xLP + freeMP3

 

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HEARTBREAKERS BACK IN UK

 

 

This Autumn, the two surviving members of (Johnny Thunders &) The Heartbreakers return to the UK, some 35 years after they first arrived from the USA for the ‘Anarchy Tour’ with the Sex Pistols, Damned & Clash.

WALTER LURE, guitarist, co-frontman and songwriter of many of the ‘L.A.M.F.’ classic tracks, and BILLY RATH, the bass-player who’s recently reappeared after over 25 years out of the music scene, have both announced UK dates.

But although they’ve played together recently in the USA, their UK dates have been booked separately – coincidentally over consecutive weeks!

BILLY RATH has teamed up with STEVE DIOR, of London Cowboys and The Idols fame, as BILLY RATH’S BROKEN HEARTS. They’ll be performing the best of Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The Idols, The London Cowboys & Billy Rath’s Street Pirates, on tour here: –

October 2011
20th SWANSEA The Garage SA2 0NP (w/ Sex Pistols Experience)
21st CAERPHILLY Workman’s Hall CF83 1NY (w/ Sex Pistols Experience)
22nd LONDON 100 Club W1D 1LL Punk Fest (w/ Sex Pistols Experience)
23rd BRIGHTON The Hydrant BN1 4JF
25th LONDON Archangel Kensington W8 5NP
26th LONDON Boston Arms Tufnell Park N19 5QQ (+ The Skuzzies)
28th MAIDSTONE Hazlitt Arts Centre ME14 1PL (w/ Sex Pistols Experience)
30th BRIDLINGTON Spa Theatre Y015 2QQ (w/ Sex Pistols Experience)

 

WALTER LURE makes a welcome return to the UK after the smash success of last years shows, his first on these shores in 26 years, here: –

November 2011
3rd NOTTINGHAM The Old Angel NG1 1LG (+ The De Rellas)
4th LONDON The Purple Turtle, Camden NW1 1TN (+ The De Rellas)
5th BIRMINGHAM Actress And Bishop B3 1EH (+ The De Rellas)

In the USA, BILLY RATH has a new band the Street Pirates, with new recordings due out. In a recent interview, he said: "Playing with Walter again was great… fun and powerful! Walter and I talked about getting together again but he has his agenda and I have mine. I put my time and energy into the Street Pirates. We stay in touch, we are friends and may do a few Heartbreaker gigs now and then."

WALTER LURE’s 100 Club show last year 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.

More info and tickets on the BILLY RATH shows can be found here: –

http://www.sexpistolsexperience.co.uk/brokenhearts.html

Tickets for the WALTER LURE shows are available here: –

www.wegottickets.com

More info on the gigs can be found here: –

http://www.myspace.com/staysickbirmingham/shows

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MISFITS DETAIL NEW ALBUM

The Misfits have announced that they will release their new abum, ‘The Devil’s Rain’, on Oct. 3rd.


It will be the band’s first album of original material since ‘Famous Monsters’ in 1999. The album was produced by Ed Stasium, who released ‘Famous Monsters’ as well as the Ramones’ ‘Road To Ruin’ and ‘Too Tough To Die’.
Ahead of the album’s release the Misfits will release a new 7" titled ‘Twilight Of The Dead’, featuring the songs ‘Twilight Of The Dead’ and ‘Day Of The Dead’. Both songs will feature on ‘The Devil’s Rain’.

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FREE 100% SKA CD!!

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BURLESQUE N; ROCK N ROLL-VIVE AT 100 CLUB!

VIVE LE ROCK MAGAZINE & GYPSY HOTEL PRESENTS:

THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE
London’s black’n’red clad bourbon soaked gypsy blues bop’n’strollers check into the legendary 100 Club for the launch of their single “High Jeopardy Thing” taken from their critically acclaimed second album “In Black’N’Red.

Plus very special guests:

BROTHERS OF BRAZIL
(Bossa Nova Punks from Brazil on Side One Dummy Records)
http://sideonedummy.com/bands/brothers-of-brazil

ONE FATHOM DOWN
(Psycho Surf Rockers from London)

Plus bump’n’grind bad girl burlesque from TRIXIE MALICIOUS

DJ Hugh Gadgit (Vive Le Rock)

WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER 2011. DOORS 7PM

100 CLUB
100 Oxford Street
London W1D 1LL
Tickets £10 advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/128164 / £12 on the door.

The single “High Jeopardy Thing” c/w “Here Comes The Thunder” is released on Download 3 October – FREE CD single to 25 first ticket holders!

The Urban Voodoo Machine’s album "In Black’N’Red’ is OUT Now!

"..they’ve successfully marrying a cavalcade of genres including mariachi, gypsy punk and sideshow rock’n’roll…"
5/5 BIG CHEESE

"The culture crossing sound has roots in the Pogues, the Clash and cabaret noveau"
4/5 DAILY MIRROR

"Llsten to this album with a bottle in your hand and a bitter sweet grin on your face"
4/5 BIZARRE

Available in all good record shops and online via iTunes, Amazon, HMV etc

TIMES:
Doors 7pm
One Fathom Down 7.30pm – 8pm
Brothers Of Brazil 8.30pm – 9pm
Trixie Malicious 9.10pm -9.20pm
The Urban Voodoo Machine 9.30pm – 11pm

Official after show will be at the 12 bar Club till 3am.

Check out Vive Le Rock Magazine here: http://www.vivelerock.net/

PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS BY HITTING THE "+ SELECT GUESTS TO INVITE" BUTTON ON THE EVENT PAGE! THANK YOU KINDLY!

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SPECIALS UK TOUR!/LIVE CD

 

THE SPECIALS

UNIQUE LIVE RECORDINGS FROM THE SPECIALS

Having recently performed at the Belsonic Festival in Dublin, THE SPECIALS head out this month on a European and UK tour, which takes them up to the start of November 2011. For the first time, on all the dates they will be recording every show and making a live CD available of the performance within minutes of the show ending. Fans can either pre-order copies via the band’s live website www.thespecialslive.com prior to the show, or just head to the merchandise stall and collect their unique (to that show) fully packaged double CD as they leave the venue. The recording will also be available within 24 hours as a download via www.thespecialslive.com and a custom 4GB USB featuring exclusive unseen footage of the band and a few surprises as well as a code to download the show will be available in October. At the end of the tour the ultimate fan package of a very limited 500 only box set will be produced with CD’s of every show from the 27-date tour. The recordings will be done by the world famous Abbey Road Live Here Now team, who will travel all over Europe with the band producing the ultimate souvenir of the night. The CDs are limited to 1000 per show; all formats are available to pre-order now from www.thespecialslive.com

 

When The Specials kicked off the first night of their sold out 30th Anniversary tour in April 2009 nobody could have realised just how incredible these live shows would be, and the utterly amazing reaction of fans around the world. The audiences were packed with music lovers who had waited since 1981 to revisit this stunning band alongside Specials ‘virgins’ who had never had the chance to see them live. When the curtains dropped and Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Neville Staple, Roddy Byers, Horace Panter and John Bradbury exploded on stage to ‘Do The Dog’ dancehalls up and down the country erupted with young and old stomping as if their lives depended on it. 2011 sees a new show from the band, but expect all the classics we know and love.

 

14 September AMSTERDAM, Paradiso SOLD OUT

15 September AMSTERDAM, Paradiso SOLD OUT

16 September COPENHAGEN, Vega SOLD OUT

18 September STOCKHOLM, Circus SOLD OUT

20 September BERLIN, Columbia Halle SOLD OUT

21 September MUNICH, Backstage SOLD OUT

22 September MILAN, Alcatraz

24 September COLOGNE, E Werk SOLD OUT

25 September HAMBURG, Grosse Freiheit SOLD OUT

27 September PARIS, Olympia SOLD OUT

28 September BRUSSELS, Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT

 

11 October WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall SOLD OUT

12 October WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall SOLD OUT

14 October MANCHESTER, Apollo SOLD OUT

15 October MANCHESTER, Apollo SOLD OUT

16 October HULL, Arena

18 October GLASGOW, SECC

21 October NOTTINGHAM, Arena SOLD OUT

23 October PLYMOUTH, Pavilions

24 October CHELTENHAM, Racecourse

25 October BRIGHTON, Centre SOLD OUT

27 October BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre SOLD OUT

28 October CARDIFF, International Arena

29 October COVENTRY, Ricoh Arena

31 October LONDON, Brixton Academy

3 November LONDON, Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT

 

Tickets on sale now priced £35 in advance for all UK shows – www.thespecials.com

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BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS 2NITE!

SEE ALL YOU GUYS TONIGHT FOR SOME NOISE AND REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!

LONDON: 100 Club

WED 7TH SEP, 2011 7.30pm – 11pm

The BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS return to the 100 Club and present the stunning spectacle of ‘NOISE & REVOLUTION’

A live performance of their new album in full with live on stage narration, featuring from the USA, 60s counterculture legend, founder of the White Panther Party, ex manager of The MC5 JOHN SINCLAIR! Plus guest appearance from Paul Ronney Angel-from Urban Voodoo Machine!

Plus support from Deptfords finest THE PHOBICS

+ the very Exotic Burlesque from LUNA ROSA
+ Spinning top sides of Punk/ Garage / 60s/ freakbeat / R&B & Glam.. D.J JEFF MUNDAY

£8.00 – 42 tickets available
 
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