RANCID/SPARRER XMAS SHOW

 The Rebellion Xmas Bash is in Birmingham

Tickets on sale 1st February

WHEN:
WHERE:
TICKET PRICE:
TICKET INFO:

Saturday  8th December 2012
The Ballroon, Birmingham, UK
£42.50 Advance (plus booking fee)

rebelliontickets@btinternet.com


VENUE ADDRESS:
THE BALLROOM
52 DALE END,
BIRMINGHAM
B4 7LS

ALL DAY EVENT:
Doors Open 12 Noon till 2AM

MINI REBELLION FESTIVAL:
3 STAGES, 14 Hours of Music

LINE UP:

COCK SPARRER
RANCID
UK SUBS
ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE
STREET DOGS
HARDSKIN
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
JAYA THE CAT
PORK DUKES
GIMP FIST
SECTION 5
CRIMINAL CLASS
DRONGOS FOR EUROPE
THE TERRACES (AUSTRALIA)
DIRT BOX DISCO
START
THE CROWS

THIS EVENT WILL BE BOOKED OVER THE YEAR AND MORE BANDS ADDED – PLEASE CHECK BACK

All Ages – Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 at all times

www.birmingham-ballroom.com

CREDIT CARD BOOKING

To pay by credit card securely over the phone, please call: 02476 601 678
(00 44 2476 601678 from outside the UK)

BOOKING FEE WILL APPLY

Alternatively, please email us for futher information at:rebelliontickets@btinternet.com

WE NOW ACCEPT PAYPAL

Please email rebelliontickets@btinternet.com for details on how to make a payment

Cheques / Postal Orders payable to: Rebellion Festivals Limited

Please send to: 65 Whitecross Rd Hereford HR4 0DQ

Please enclose SAE and please allow 28 days for delivery.

 

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From Hull on earth, third album from these (much missed) northern punks signed to Deck Cheese.



1. Be still and know
2. On the surface
3. Anywhere but now

4. (End of days)
5. Airborne
6. Stranger in your home
7. Before you go

8. The crossroads
9. Outside in

10. When worlds collide

11. Almost romantic
12. Rumours


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JIMMY CLIFF ALBUM w/RANCID

 JIMMY CLIFF TO RELEASE REBIRTH ON JULY 16, 2012,

VIA TROJAN RECORDS / UNIVERSAL

 

NEW STUDIO ALBUM PRODUCED BY GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER AND RANCID FRONTMAN TIM ARMSTRONG

 

 

June 20th 2012 London UK –  Trojan Records/Universal Music Enterprises today announced it will release REBIRTH, the new studio album from Grammy® Award-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter and producer Jimmy Cliff, on Monday July 16th 2012.  

 

“I was inspired to re-visit my musical past and decided to go back to my roots on this record,” said Cliff. “REBIRTH is a new chapter in my life and signifies a rebirth in my career and all I have left to accomplish.”

 

REBIRTH once again pairs the reggae superstar with the award-winning producer and punk legend Tim Armstrong, who produced the thirteen-track album. Armstrong also produced Cliff’s Sacred Fire EP which was released late in 2011, and Rolling Stone magazine hailed the music as Cliff’s “best music in decades.”   

 

Jimmy is one of my musical heroes and I’ve been responding to his music my entire life,” said Armstrong.  “I enjoy the creative spontaneity of collaborating with other people. I always want to try new things. It’s the type of creative energy I have.”

 

Together they bring fire to both compelling Cliff originals and a couple of pointedly chosen covers. “World Upside Down” and “One More” show an artist as engaged with – and troubled by – the state of the world as much as he was when he made such landmark songs as “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and the title song of the movie The Harder They Come, both game-changers that will mark their 40th anniversary this year. A version of the Clash’s “The Guns of Brixton” taps into the popular uprisings for freedom in the Middle East, not to mention the recent London riots, which took place as sessions for the album were underway. Rancid’s affectionate portrait “Ruby Soho” brings the generations together, a full-circle journey of icon and acolytes.

 

The first single from REBIRTH will be the track “One More,” which serves as a personal statement of purpose and a promise to both himself and the world affirming that he has much left to do. “‘One More’ kind of speaks to that,” says Cliff. “One more shot at the prize. One more shot at the goal. Straight from the soul and in control.”  One More” will be released digitally on June 30th and is available as a free download for one week from 19th June here: https://pages.umusic-mail.com/ume/jimmycliff/

 

 

Cliff is currently touring the world and kicked off the U.S. leg on June 5, 2012, in Brooklyn, NY, at Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala and Concert at Prospect Park Bandshell. Listen to the performance in its entirety via NPR Music HERE. The following night Cliff performed on The Late Show with David Letterman. His performance of “One More” can be viewed HERE.  Whilst in the UK recently Cliff appeared on ‘Later With Jools Holland’, you can see the performance here:  http://bbc.in/M0WMF3

See below for list of UK dates:

JULY

14th                  Guildford                      Guilfest

15th                  London                        Hard Rock Calling with Paul Simon

27th                  Malmesbury                 WOMAD Festival

28th                  Dorset                          Camp Bestival

AUGUST

6th                    London                        Indigo 2*  02 Arena Respect Jamaica 5oth Festival

 

 

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REBIRTH TRACKLISTING

1. World Upside Down

2. One More

3. Cry No More

4. Children’s Bread

5. Bang

6. Guns Of Brixton

7. Reggae Music

8. Outsider

9. Rebel Rebel

10. Ruby Soho

11. Blessed Love

12. Ship Is Sailing

13. One More (Alternate Version)

 

PRE-ORDER REBIRTH ON AMAZON

 

“Legendary reggae of The Harder They Come fame teams with Operation Ivy and Rancidfounder Armstrong to celebrate the collision of roots reggae and punk rock.”

Los Angeles Times

“…what’s most amazing is his voice, still as deeply soulful and moving as it was during his Island period” Mojo

 

 

Watch Jimmy in studio with Tim Armstrong:

 

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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17IgE10P4fk] 

 

http://www.jimmycliff.com/  

http://www.facebook.com/jimmycliffmusic

http://www.twitter.com/thejimmycliff

 

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DEVO/BLONDIE TOUR

 courtesy of Reuters.

Blondie and Devo, two pioneering bands of new wave music played different styles during their heyday, but more than three decades later, they’ve found common ground for an upcoming U.S. tour that vibrates with 1980s nostalgia.

Blondie, formed by Deborah Harry, guitarist Chris Stein and drummer Clem Burke in 1975, came up through the ranks of New York City’s punk rock scene in the late 1970s, breaking into mainstream pop with their album "Parallel Lines."

Devo, formed in 1972 by brothers Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and named for their concept that people of Earth were in a stage of "de-evolution," gained a loyal following with their wild costumes and high-energy music epitomized by the 1980 hit "Whip It."

The pair plan to "Whip It to Shreds" – the name of their brief U.S. tour of 13 cities starting September 7.

"It seemed like a nice, complimentary fit because it takes us back all the way to the very beginning," Devo singer Mark Mothersbaugh told Reuters as tickets went on sale last Friday.

Harry, the lead singer of Blondie, echoed Mothersbaugh’s sentiments, adding that their music may resonate even deeper with today’s audience – both young and old.

"I’ve always really loved their songs and their music and their crazy style," Harry said about Devo. "Back in the day, it was very fresh and advanced. I think it’s more contemporary today than it was back then."

Harry, 66, who has toured annually for the past 15 years and launched her own solo career, said she still loves hitting the road to play live.

"I love performing even more now. I’ve been doing it for long enough that it’s completely heartwarming to walk out on stage and have people going crazy for you and wanting to hear your music, especially if you’ve written it yourself," she said.

While audiences at Blondie shows often expect to hear the big hits – the band has sold over 40 million records worldwide – Harry said her favorite songs to perform are from the band’s lesser-known albums, like "Cautious Lip" and "Bermuda Triangle Blues" from 1978’s "Plastic Letters."

She maintains Blondie’s live shows will be "straight ahead rock ‘n’ roll," but the band will incorporate some new elements such as visual projections and a "technical look on stage" for their tour with Devo.

"Even when we were at the peak of our exposure and popularity, we never had a show with multiple costume changes and back-up singers and dancers," Harry said.

Devo’s portion of the show? That’s a different story.

‘DEVO HAS MARINATED THROUGH THE DECADES’

Known for their electro-pop sounds, creative outfits and frenzied stage shows, the dads of de-evolution bring back the synthesizers and guitars of decades ago, alongside newer technologies, to create their sound live.

Mothersbaugh, 62, promised some costume changes in their hour-long set and music that has never mellowed with age. If anything, it’s only dug deeper into the Devo philosophy.

"Devo has marinated through the decades and become more scarier and intense, and if anyone wrote it off as quirky or a joke, now they can see that we were obsessed with a particular viewpoint of life on planet Earth," he said.

The singer said Devo, whose first album "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" was produced by experimental music master Brian Eno, has seen a resurgence in recent years led by the popularity of electronic music and people discovering them on the Internet.

"Kids nowadays are more sophisticated about music," Mothersbaugh said. "They can find a band they’re a fan of, and if the band says they listen to old Devo music, kids have enough information to get them interested and listening to things. The Internet had a lot to do with Devo’s staying power here."

Blondie reunited in 1997 due to the popularity of new bands like No Doubt and Garbage, which had a sound similar to Harry’s group. Blondie released the album "Panic of Girls" in 2011. Harry credited their longevity to their passion for music.

"I never thought we’d be working and making music this long, but the people I always really admired, the musicians like BB King or the Stones or Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan, music is their life," Harry said. "It’s not just something you did in your youth. It’s something that you live for."

(Reporting By Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Stacey Joyce)

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SHARKS NEW VIDEO

Sharks, who play the Vive Le Rock stage at Guilfest on Sunday 15 July, have unveiled a new video for their song "Patient Spider." The track appears on their 2012 album No Gods

 

 

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BAD BRAINS DOCUMENTARY

 A feature-length documentary about the seminal punk band, Bad Brains is getting its first public screening this week.

‘Bad Brains: A Band In DC’ will make its premiere later this week at the SilverDocs festival, which takes place in Silver Spring, Maryland USA. There is no confirmed UK release date for the film as yet.

Bad Brains are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. They melded punk and reggae into an innovative style that has yet to be copied. Their impact and influence can be heard in groups like Beastie Boys, No Doubt, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction and countless more. 

Despite the troubles of an eccentric front man they have stayed together for 30 years without ever reaching the level of success so many think they deserve. 

Using rare archival footage and original comic illustrations the film re-constructs Bad Brains’ rich and complicated history

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BIRMINGHAM PUNX PICNIC!

 

here’s the final line up for the Brum Punx Picnic 2012:
 
FRI:
Cocksure P.K.F (Brum)
Drongos For Europe (Brum)
Black Marias (Peterborough)
Mangled (Brum)
This System Kills (South Wales)
The Cunts (Staffs)
 
SAT:
GBH (Brum)
Sick on the Bus (London)
Girlfixer (Nottingham)
Billyclub (Kenosha, USA)
Scarred Society (Brum)
Intention (Brum)
Scutty Neighbours (Sheffield)
Paul Carter (Bradford)
Slagerij (Swindon)
Malarkey (Brum)
 
SUN:
Contempt (Norfolk)
The Nerks- ft. members of Velvet Underpants (Brum)
The Knobbers (brum)
Cracked Actors (Brum)
Piss On Authority (Bristol)
The Nags (Bristol)
Obnoxious UK (Brum)
Flat Stanley (Stourbridge)
 
 
There will also be heavy reggae DJs in 3 rooms across the venue as well as 2 live band stages and film showcase. 100% of proceeds will go to charity. Venue is the Wagon and Horses, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4ED.
 Fri 31st Aug, Sat 1st Sept, Sun 2nd Sept.

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ROUGHNECK RIOT VIDEO

The Roughneck Riot’s new single ‘Ignorance Is Easy’ is out today and is available now on iTunes. Watch the video below.

The UK folk punks, who draw influence from The Clash and Social Distortion, unleash their new album, ‘This Is Our Day’ on July 16th through Bomber Music.

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FREAKS UNION SUBS CD

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THE FREAKS UNION – SONGS FROM DESPAIR



From Hull on earth, third album from these (much missed) northern punks signed to Deck Cheese.

1. Be still and know

2. On the surface

3. Anywhere but now
4. (End of days)

5. Airborne

6. Stranger in your home

7. Before you go

8. The crossroads

9. Outside in

10. When worlds collide

11. Almost romantic

12. Rumours


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JOE STRUMMER MEMORIAL EVENT

 On Friday 16 November, Notting Hill’s Tabernacle will play host to a special memorial concert that celebrates the 10th anniversary of Joe Strummer’s last London gig, which was held to support members of the Fire Brigades Union.

 
Artists performing on the night include, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Strummer’s friend and sometime Mescalero, Tymon Dogg, New Town Neurotics frontman, Steve Drewett and Clash tribute band, Take the 5th.
 
Tickets cost  £20 or £15 for Trade Union members, students and those on benefits. Payment will be via Pay Pal. 
 
All proceeds will go to Jail Guitar Doors and the Strummerville Foundation for New Music. 
 
For more information visit: www.armsaloftinactontown.co.uk
 
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GYPSY HOTEL-TOMORROW!

 Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Just a reminder of this Saturdays show – there’s a free shot of bourbon to the first 50 people through the door!

 

And in case you have other plans this Saturday evening, remember we are open till 4am, and it’s only £5 after 1am if you should fancy a late drink and dance!

 

We hope to see you there!

THE HOTEL MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

  

Saturday 16 June at The Lexington

 

DOORS 8PM

 

9.00 – 9.20 RIA GRUEN 

 

9.40 – 10.20 JOHN CRAMPTON

 

10.45 – 11.15 THE LADYKILLERS

 

11.30 – 11.40 BILLIE RAE

 

11.50 – 12.30 BRANDY ROW AND THE TRUEBADOURS

 

12.40 – 1.15 BUFFO’S WAKE

 

1.20 – 1.30 FABULOUS RUSELLA

 

DJ SCRATCHY ON THE DECKS TILL 4AM!


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/171284/£12 door/ only £5 after 1am

 

NO UGG BOOTS!

 

Contact: pr@theurbanvoodoomachine.com

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NEW MOVIE ABOUT CBGB

A film that will tell the story of Hilly Kristal, the man who founded legendary New York punk club CBGB, is due to go into production later this month.

The film, co-written and directed by Randall Miller, features Alan Rickman as Hilly Kristal, and Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tomb / The Dead Boys).

Original artifacts from the actual club, including Kristal’s office desk, the cash register, and even the toilets, will feature in the movie.

Other cast members will include, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, Julian Acosta as Johnny Ramone, and Sting’s daughter Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith.

The film is expected to be released later this year.

 

 

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PUNK BY THE SEA-STARTS TODAY!!

 the PUNK BY THE SEA festival kicks off tonight with GBH headlining , Other headliners include the DAMNED, THE REZILLOS, AND SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS. Theres a huge amount of bands playing over 4 days on various stages and tickets are still available!! see you all there!!!

http://www.punkbythesea.co.uk/#/pbts-4-dayer/4555960453

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MORAL DILEMMA -LAUNCH-TONIGHT!

 To celebrate the release of their new 7″ EP  on Household Name Records, London Punx  MORAL DILEMMA are out on tour throughout the UK in May & June and

TAKE WARNING 2012 is proud to present the…

 

‘BIGGER CAGES, LONGER CHAINS ‘ EP launch party featuring…

 

MORAL DILEMMA

plus supports tba

 

THURSDAY JUNE 14th

@The Purple Turtle

65 Crowndale Road

Camden

London, NW1 1TN

Doors @ 7.30pm . £5 adv/ £6 on the door …..tkts will be available soon

 

facebook link is – http://www.facebook.com/events/327099150695007/

for more info pls email takewarning2012@hotmail.com or msg on facebook/takewarning2012

 

 

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NEW JAMIE REID EXHIBITION

 

 

About the exhibition

In Jubilee June, Jamie Reid – the pioneering and world-renowned artist of punk art who put the safety pin into the Queen’s nose – is coming to Leeds, bringing his 40 year retrospective and current show “Ragged Kingdom” to Temple.Works.Leeds for the month of June 14-July 14. There will be sound and fury, art, punk, poets, food and drink inside a Grade One Listed building site.

While most notorious for his iconic work with the Sex Pistols, graphic artist Reid is as well known for his long career as the punchline in the side of capitalism, who still paints “damn them all” over the images of the Monarchy. Monday May 28th saw the re-release of God Save the Queen by the remaining Sex Pistols to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee. Jamie makes a much greater point about authority and its abuse especially in today’s political, economic and social climate.

Jamie comes to Temple. Works. Leeds

Since his first visit in the summer of 2009 Jamie has wanted to exhibit his work at Temple.Works.Leeds, the Grade One Listed Holbeck warehouse with its extreme vistas, both raw and figured, and its history at the heart of the second Industrial revolution.

Not for the faint of heart, it is the rough and raw areas where Jamie will install his work, with the collections spanning forty years and including Suburban Press, Sex Pistols, How To Become Invisible / Leaving The C20th, Strongroom and Afro Celt Soundsystem-related material, as well as work that is associated with Jamie’s current Eightfold Year project, the magnificent towering teepees.

And there’s more – Art, parties and events

We’ve a full line-up of events and parties to support the Ragged Kingdom exhibition – including Ragged Nights 3 weekend parties featuring punk & punk influenced bands on Friday June 15th and Saturday June 23rd

More information

For more information on the exhibition and the full line up of supporting events visit www.templeworksleeds.com 

 

 

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WILKO JOHNSON AUTUMN UK TOUR

Following the release of Wilko Johnson’s autobiography, Looking Back At Me, the legendary former guitarist of Dr Feelgood, who’s influenced everyone from Joe Strummer and Mick Jones to Steve Albini, is pleased to announce an Autumn 2012 UK Tour with special guest Virgil and the Accelerators.

Tickets are on sale from the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898 and www.eventim.co.uk. The tour gets underway at the Bath Komedia on October 11th.

Described by Wilko as a “fractured autobiography,” Looking Back At Me, co-written with Zoe Howe, is published this month by Cadiz Music.

After pioneering the Feelgood’s distinctive mid 70s, pre-punk British R&B sound (which had a significant impact on the British punk rock music), Wilko went on to play guitar for Ian Dury and the Blockheads. His current touring band features current Blockhead members Norman Watt-Roy (bass guitar), and Dylan Howe (drums).

Wilko Johnson Autumn UK Tour

 

 

 

Bath Komedia (Oct 11)
Exeter Phoenix (Oct 12)
Gloucester Guildhall (Oct 13)
Brighton Komedia (Oct 14)
Stratford Cox’s Yard (Oct 17)
York Fibbers (Oct 18)
Gateshead Sage (Oct 19)
Poole Mr Kyps (Oct 24)
London Islington O2 Academy (Oct 25)
Hertford Corn Exchange (Oct 26)

Holmfirth Picturedrome (Oct 27)
Scunthorpe Plowright Theatre (Oct 28)
Bedford Corn Exchange (Nov 1)
St Helen’s Citadel (Nov 2)
Glasgow O2 ABC (Nov 3)
Stamford Corn Exchange (Nov 4)
Bury The Met (Nov 22)
Morecambe Platform (Nov 23)
Carlisle The Brickyard (Nov 24)
Bilston Robin (Nov 25)

 

 

 

 

 

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