VIVE LE HELLOWEEN SHOW!

Vive Le Rock Magazine in association with Gypsy Hotel Proudly Presents:

VIVE LE HALLOWEEN!

STARRING:

THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE

-Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll In Black’N’Red!

THE SEVERED LIMB

Bone Shakin’ Skiffle, Cumbia & Rock And Roll!

BANJOEY RAMONE

– Punk Classics Hillbilly Style!

Plus a full supporting cast of cabaret and circus stars including

DALSTON FISTING CLUB Lady Ane Angel & Suri Sumatra in double dippin’ action!

MAMZELLE FIFI – Voodoo Bitch Doctor!

ZORA VIPERAZ – Fire Woman Extraordinaire!

Plus Vive Le Rock DJ’s spinning the most spooky Rock’n’Roll tunes ever!!

Doors 10.30pm

(The Urban Voodoo Machine onstage midnight)

Drinkin’ & Dancing till 4am!

SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2012

THE GARAGE

20-22 Highbury Corner

Tube: Highbury & Islington

London

N5 1RD

Early bird tickets £10 before 1 September/£12 after/£15 door.http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=526920

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GARY NUMAN LIVE CD AND DVD

BIG NOISE TRANSMISSION AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Gary Numan will release a new live CD, DVD and limited edition book/CD ‘Big Noise Transmission’ on August 20th 2012. Recorded at the HMV Ritz, Manchester in December 2011, ‘Big Noise Transmission’ features Numan and his band at their most intense, with the DVD’s aesthetics capturing the power, experimental textures and audio quality of the singer’s recent ‘Dead Son Rising’ album perfectly. Numan’s stage is blitzed with light – strobes being used like weapons for the set’s biggest anthems. At other times, everything fades, almost to blackout, with the viewer sucked into the darkness for a few moments before the heavy light-assault explodes into life again. Then cut to the images on the screen as each track is illustrated with slogans, graphics and burnt-out, degraded films. The atmosphere created by the audience is fantastic too, right from the opening classic ‘Down In The Park’ – a highlight for most artists’ sets – but for Numan, this is just the start. The set also features classic tracks such as ‘Films’, ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric? and ‘I Die: You Die’. Dead Son Rising was a very special tour and Big Noise Transmission is a fantastic document of one of Numan’s finest shows.

‘Big Noise Transmission’ is available via the Official Numan Store in 3 formats – a 20-track PAL DVD; a deluxe, limited edition book with a double CD of the whole concert and also as a stand-alone double CD album.

All three formats are available for pre-order now on the Official Gary Numan website

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THE ADICTS NEW ALBUM UPDATE

HERE COME THE DROOGS! THE ADICTS CELEBRATE 35 YEARS WITH NEW ALBUM OUT IN SEPTEMBER

August 9, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – UK punk legends The Adicts have announced plans to release their tenth studio album, All The Young Droogs, via DC-Jam Records on September 11. The band recently launched a campaign on Pledgemusic.com (http://www.pledgemusic.com/theadicts), where fans can pre-order the new album in a variety of bundles.

Listen to the brand new track, “Horrorshow,” streaming now, exclusively on Noisecreep.com: http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/08/09/the-adicts-punk/

For the last thirty-five years, English punk band The Adicts have been in a relentless pursuit of making music and touring for their fans. Night after night, singer Monkey adorns his signature jester’s outfit while his cohorts Pete Dee (guitar), Scruff” Ellis (guitar), Kid Dee, (drums), and Shahen (bass) back him dressed in all white.
Since their highly revered debut, Songs of Praise, in 1981, which featured the fan favorite “Viva la Revolution,” The Adicts have gone on to become one of the most influential punk bands of the last three decades. A feat that very few bands have ever accomplished. While others in the early English punk scene took a heavy heart singing about politics, society and angst, The Adicts separated themselves with their dystopian style and upbeat music with light-hearted lyrics that jabbed with sarcasm.

Fast forward to 2012 and the only thing that’s changed is the world around them. On September 11, The Adicts will release their tenth studio album, one that is sure to surprise fans. For their latest release, the band stepped out on the ledge, integrating new styles and influences in their music, while maintaining their signature sound.

Featuring tracks like the punk anthem, sing-along “Horrorshow” and the grooving jam “Give It To Me Baby,” All The Young Droogs finds The Adicts at their finest. Reinvigorated and inspired by their fans who helped fund the album directly, The Adicts have once again proven their punk royalty.

The Adicts will invade the U.S. in early September before heading to Brazil later that month to support the release of All The Young Droogs. Tour dates are listed below.

All The Young Droogs Track List:
1. Battlefield W1
2. Wild
3. Stomper
4. My Old Friend
5. Stop The World (I Wanna Get Off)
6. Give It To Me Baby
7. Rage Is The Rage
8. All The Young Droogs
9. To Us Tonight
10. Catch My Heart
11. Horrorshow
12. Love Lies Bleeding

The Adicts U.S. Tour Dates (w/Brothers of Brazil):
Sep 6 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sep 7 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Sep 8 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Sep 9 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Company
Sep 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Sep 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Sep 13 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sep 15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep 16 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
Sep 18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep 20 – Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
Sep 21 – Tampa, FL – State Theatre
Sep 22 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

The Adicts Brazil Tour Dates (w/Brothers of Brazil):
Sep 27 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Cine Joia
Sep 28 – Porto Alegra, Brazil – Bar Opiniao
Sep 29 – Curitiba, Brazil – Masterhall

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STRUMMER MEMORIAL GIG

OPG and DTB Promotions in association with Strummerville are proud to present:
 
REMEMBERING JOE – TEN YEARS ON
 
SATURDAY 22ND DEC & SUNDAY 23RD DEC @ THE 100 CLUB
 
The two-day event features: Glen Matlock And The Philistines, Ed Tudorpole, Rebel Truce, Dun 2 Defgood, Night Of Treason, 4jerry, Spizz Energi, Sex Pistols Experience, London, The Duel, The Latchicos, Good Weather Girl. Plus DJ Ray (Rude Boy) Grange 
 
2 day ticket £30 in advance
1 day ticket £20 in advance
 
December 22nd 2012 sees the 10th Anniversary of the passing of legendary Joe Strummer. Many events are being held up and down the country commemorating this anniversary. OPG and DtB Promotions felt that something personal was missing, and have decided to hold a weekend celebrating the life of 1 of the most influential voices ever to emerge from those hazy, heady 1970’s Punk days. 
 
There is bound to be a few surprise guests on both nights, you’ll just have to wait and see who turns up ! This is a Charity event, and all profits will be handed across to StrummerVille – 100% guaranteed! Strummerville is a registered charity that gives support to aspiring musicians and help to projects that help change the world through music. Set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death, the charity seeks to reflect Joe’s unique contribution to the music world by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them. www.strummerville.comlive music until twelve mid-night – DJ’s until 3am 
 
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Strummer Studios who will be supplying the backline for the special event’ www.strummersstudios.com Saturday live music finishes at 12-midnight / DJ’s until 3amSunday live music finishes at 11pm
 
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THE CRAVATS IN TOYTOWN ALBUM REISSUE

John Peel: "I hate Toyah records and they all go whizzing into the charts, and I love The Cravats and play all their records and nobody buys them. Whenever I start to feel important I think, ‘Well, I never did much for The Cravats and I didn’t stop Toyah’…" – Smash Hits, 1982

‘The Cravats In Toytown’
 
The complete Small Wonder recordings: The Cravats In Toytown album and five singles, newly remastered, plus a bonus disc of In Toytown remixed from the original multi-track tapes by Penny Rimbaud.
 
Release date: 6th August 2012
 
Mick Mercer [1980 review of ‘Precinct’]: "Single of the Month … A strange bunch of girls [he’s putting us on, okay?] who are all set to be one of the finest bands ever, an uncanny resemblance to no-one else, strange noises…a liking of strange things” Panache fanzine #12.
The Cravats’ one, great musical handicap was that they were indescribable. Incisive, innovative musicianship was everywhere, yet the songs themselves defied comparison to anyone else’s. The lyrics, meanwhile, were uncommon, vivid, and forcefully-delivered, so reviewers (both friendly and hostile) focused on those. But the part that burrowed straight for the wee chunk of your brain marked “fight or flight” on the meat-cutters’ chart was the unsettling throb and lurch of the massively-amplified sax, guitars, bass, drums, and whatever other alien sound-forms and distortions The Cravats felt like heaving into the mix.
 
Their devoted record-company, Small Wonder, had no idea how to present them, either, but they kept on releasing Cravats records long after they’d bid adieu to the rest of their visionary catalog (among them The Cure, Patrik Fitzgerald, Crass, Poison Girls, Menace, Bauhaus, and Fatal Microbes). Peel played and played them, recording four Cravats Peel sessions 1979-82.
 
The Cravats formed after a Stranglers show in Birmingham in 1977: they borrowed £400 from Shend’s mum and self-released their debut 7” Gordon in July 1978. Small Wonder liked the single so much that they picked up 500 copies and booked the band into the studio with producer Bob Sargeant; the result was the Burning Bridges single, soon followed by Precinct. Next, the band relocated to Torquay for a full week in 1980 to record their first album – on an 8-track in a hotel basement: The Cravats In Toytown made it into the Top 20 in the independent charts. Two more Small Wonder 45s followed, You’re Driving Me and Off The Beach, sandwiched around their first project with Penny Rimbaud (who succeeded in making them even darker with ‘Rub Me Out’).
 
Despite their collectability, the Small Wonder records remained un-reissued until Penny Rimbaud obtained the recently discovered multi-track Toytown masters and re-interpreted and remixed them in his own unique, eccentric style, as Alice’s Adventures In Toytown.
The singles and the ‘original’ LP mix are fully remastered here as well.
Label: Overground / OVER 129 CD / barcode 689492121020 / double CD at single CD price.
 
 
Track Listing:
Still/ In Your Eyes/ Welcome/ Dralon/ Pressure Sellers/ One In A Thousand/ Spoons/ X.M.P./ All Around The Corner/ Ceasing To Be/ Gordon/ Streets/ Live For Now/ Tears On My Machine/ The Hole/ All On Standby/ Triplex Zone/ Training Aid/ Gordon/ Situations Vacant/ Burning Bridges/ I Hate The Universe/ The End/ Precinct/ Who’s In Here With Me/ You’re Driving Me/ I Am The Dreg/ Off The Beach/ And The Sun Shone/ Still/ In Your Eyes/ Welcome/ Pressure Sellers/ One In A Thousand/ X.M.P./ All Around The Corner/ Ceasing To Be/ Gordon/ Streets/ Live For Now/ Tears On My Machine/ The Hole/ All On Standby/ Triplex Zone/ When Will We Fall/ Who’s In Here With Me
 
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UK SUBS @ THE 100 CLUB VIDEO

Converse have published a video of UK Subs at the recent ‘Converse Represent’ gig.

The video features Charlie and Jamie talking about the gig, as well footage of the Subs live on stage.
The sold out show at the 100 Club in London featured UK Subs, Discharge, Anti-nowhere League, Goldblade, Ed Tudor Pole and Dumbjaw
 
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NEW BOB MOULD ALBUM

After reissuing the entire back catalogue of Sugar albums on Merge Records in June, Bob Mould has announced details brand new solo album titled ‘Silver Age’ which set for release on September 4th 2012. 
You can hear the first single from Silver Age, titled ‘The Descent’ on Mould’s official website: www.bobmould.com

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ADAM ANT/THE ADICTS/BROTHERS OF BRAZIL US TOUR

Brothers of Brazil, British punk rockers The Adicts and Adam Ant, have announced a joint American tour, starting this September.
Brothers of Brazil, who fuse traditional Brazilian sounds with punk and rock, released an EP through Side One Dummy entitled “On My Way” in May. The Adicts are due to unleash their new album, ‘All The Young Droogs’, on September 11th 2012.
The dates are:
09/06 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
09/07 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
09/08 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
09/09 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Co.
09/10 – WestHollywood, CA – Key Club
09/11 – WestHollywood, CA – Key Club
09/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theatre
09/14 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
09/15 – San Diego, CA – 4th and B
09/24 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
09/25 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
09/27 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
09/28 – Coconut Creek, FL – The Pavilion – Seminole Casino
09/29 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/02 – Richmond, VA – The National
10/03 – Norfolk, VA – Norva Theater
10/05 – Philadellphia, PA – TROCADERO
10/06 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
10/08 – Boston, MA – Royale
10/11 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
10/13 – Chicago, IL – Cubby Bear
10/14 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
10/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/19 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
10/20 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim
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NEW TOM WAITS VIDEO

After teasing American journalists with a series of cryptic emails last week, legendary singer-songwriter, Tom Waits releases a statement:

"As most of you guessed, it’s a tour…a tour de force!

“Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song ‘HELL BROKE LUCE.’ Kathleen and I envisioned it as an enlightened drill sergeant yelling the hard truths of war to a brand new batch of recruits. The video grew from the gnawing image of a soldier pulling his home, through a battlefield, at the end of a rope.

“I think you will agree, it’s uplifting and fun."

"Hell Broke Luce," featuring Marc Ribot and Keith Richards on guitar, with Flea on bass and Casey Waits on drums, is from Waits’ most recent release, BAD AS ME.

You can watch the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fju9o8BVJ8

 

 

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HALLOWEEN 2/3 S/TRACKS

“The film music I recorded to 24 track 2” tape in the heyday of analog synthesizers is reproduced correctly in vinyl. I am pleased that Death Waltz has taken up the torch of re-releasing these classic electronic music scores for the discerning audio collector. I often reflect on the ritual of taking up the LP, cleaning the record, putting them on the turntable and sitting back to actually listen the music. This is the way this music was intended to be heard.” Alan Howarth, composer

Death Waltz Recording Company is thrilled to announce the vinyl release of two classic and groundbreaking electronic John Carpenter scores, Halloween II & Halloween III on October 14th.

Halloween II was originally released in 1981, 3 years on from the celebrated first instalment of the Michael Myers slasher franchise. For the soundtrack, Carpenter once again enlisted his trusted collaborator – Alan Howarth (both had worked together on another Carpenter electronic masterpiece 1978’s ‘Escape From New York’) – to construct a score which utilised the original theme music in Halloween, but was now required to sound more sinister, dramatic and downright evil than its prequel. With analogue synthesisers really coming into their own in the early 80s, the duo were able to bring new keyboards on board and really branch out, creating a soundtrack that would have a huge influence on a number of genres – house, techno, hip-hop, drum & bass, ambient and metal being just a few. Built around the ‘Halloween II Theme’, the Halloween II soundtrack bathes in a pool of crystalline synth lines and slickly executed disturbing chord sequences, creating a wonderful layer of escalating tension and outright menace. It’s absorbing, fabulous and downright creepy. And just when you think you’ve got the soundtrack and the film simultaneously fully lodged in the brain, there’s the great moment when the Chordettes pop up with Pat Ballard’s ‘Mr Sandman’ to throw things a little. Its deployment in the film remains one of the Halloween II’s most powerful moments.

Halloween III Season Of The Witch (1982) saw Carpenter & Howarth team up again, the film’s plot centred around an evil toymaker at the infamous Silver Shamrock Novelties factory. Technological development once again played a key role in the soundtrack – new keyboards & computers allowed Carpenter & Howarth to develop another futuristic score that fully enhanced the film’s storyline, involving androids and demonic computer chips. There are some very deep, pulsating synth passages and building layers of tension, keyboard slashes and death beats. All utterly fabulous of course. Perhaps though, the ace in the pack and the ‘samplers delight’ moment arrives with the unforgettable Silver Shamrock Halloween mask jingle otherwise known on the album as ‘Halloween Montage’.

Both of these releases will get the Death Waltz Recordings 5 star deluxe reissue treatment. Death Waltz Recording Company is the creation of Rough Trade East shop manager Spencer Hickman and he is really raising the standard with the label’s output, having already put out highly impressive new vinyl editions of ‘Escape From New York’, Zombi 2 (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters), ‘Donnie Darko’, ‘Prince Of Darkness’, ‘Let The Right One In’ & ‘The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue’ to date.

Each release is limited to a 1,000 only vinyl pressing. Halloween II will be issued in stylish orange vinyl with a black middle complete with exclusive artwork from Brandon Schaefer and includes a lithograph and A2 poster. Sleevenotes are provided by Alan Howarth and Brandon Schaefer. Halloween III is pressed in classic black vinyl with an orange middle section and comes with exclusive artwork from Jay Shaw, a lithograph and A2 poster. Sleevenotes are by Alan Howarth and Jay Shaw.

http://www.deathwaltzrecordingcompany.com/

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UNKNOWN PLEASURES: INSIDE JOY DIVISION BY PETER HOOK

 

The definitive story of Joy Division told by the band’s legendary bassist,

"It’s very strange. Over the years Joy Division has become a huge part of music culture. A lot of people think they know what happened. But they don’t. Anyone who’s ever written a book or made a film about Joy Division, unless they were sat in that van or car with us, they don’t know anything about it. Me, Barney, Steve, Ian, Rob, Twinny, Terry and Dave. Only us lot know what really happened…"PETER HOOK

In the frank, no-holds-barred style that has seen his previous book The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Clubreach critical acclaim, Peter ‘Hooky’ Hook takes us to the heart of Joy Division and the sound that defined an era and inspired a generation with propulsive bass guitar melodies such as ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.

Driven by the attitude, energy and sound of Punk, particularly the Sex Pistols, four young lads from Macclesfield and Salford shared the same vision and created a band with their own unique sound. Cobbling together instruments and a clapped out old van, they played in pubs and clubs – first across the north- west, then across the whole of Britain, until in 1980 they had released two albums and were on the cusp of touring America.

Then Ian Curtis committed suicide leaving everyone around him bereft.

In Unknown Pleasures, Peter shares previously unseen photographs and paraphernalia and reflects, with eye-opening candour, on the suicide of Ian Curtis: often seen as the "intellectual one" – to Peter and the band he was just "one of the lads". He shares his regret that Ian’s burdens of balancing his epilepsy and the demands of his domestic life only emerged when it was too late.

 

“I supposed in the end it’s almost too easy to look back and say what you should have done, how you might have changed things. How you might have done things differently and ultimately stopped Ian from doing what he did. What’s harder, what’s much, much harder, is to accept what you actually did do. Accept what you did do, and live with it” PETER HOOK

Covering the band’s friendships and fall-outs; their rehearsals and recording sessions; Peter gives a truly fascinating insight, as only an insider can, into the characters who formed a vital part of the Joy Division legend.

A nationwide signing / speaking tour will be announced shortly to follow publication on October 1st

 

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CAPTAIN OI SUMMER SALE!

It’s that time of year again. The little sun we’ve had has gone to the Captains head and he’s slashed the price of all single CDs (including the deluxe DigiPaks) to just £6.99. If you’re in the UK you’re in luck as that price INCLUDES delivery!! So £6.99 to your door.

For those of you in Europe postage is just £1 per CD and for the rest of the world it’s £2 per CD. So get surfing and top up your collection with some classic Punk / Oi at bargain prices

 

Visit: www.captainoi.com/

 

 

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BIG STUFF PROMOTIONS GIG ROUND UP

 
 
Saturday 18th August
P45 + support
ADM £6
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, London SW9 OTP.
 
 
Saturday 1st September
English Dogs + Sick Pig + Howired + System Paralysis
ADM £8
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, London SW9 OTP.
 
 
Thursday 13th September
GOiD + Suicide Si + Harrison Wilde (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
FREE ADM
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, London SW9 OTP.
 
 
Thursday 27th September
Lithium + The Dirt Tracks + support
ADM £5
The Fiddlers Elbow, 1 Malden Road, Camden, London NW5 3HS
 
 
Saturday 6th October
The Enemy (Punk) + The Clones + Decadent Few
ADM £7
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, London SW9 OTP.
 

Saturday 3rd November

Charity Event featuring:
16 Guns + Violation 69 + Snide + The Bram Stokers
ADM £4
The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell, London SW9 OTP.
 
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NEW AGNOSTIC FRONT VIDEO

Long-running hardcore punk band, Agnostic Front have unveiled a new video for their song ‘Us Against the World.’ The song appears on the band’s 2011 full-length, My Life, My Way.

The American band are heading to the UK this weekend for the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool.
 
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