PISTOLS MEMORABILIA GOES ON DISPLAY IN WEST MIDLANDS

At Walsall Museum

2 October — 3 November 2012

Walsall Museum goes punk with a display of Sex Pistols memorabilia.

On show in this small display are memorabilia associated with the band, including albums and singles, books, clothing and photographs of the June 2012 boat trip on the Thames which recreated the Sex Pistol’s controversial Silver Jubilee boat trip in 1977.

For more information visit: www.walsall.gov.uk/walsall_museum

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THE REPLACEMENTS DOCUMENTARY GETS DVD RELEASE

After making its debut on the film festival circuit last year, director Gorman Bechard’s well-received music documentary about The Replacements, Color Me Obsessed, is due to be released on DVD via MVD Entertainment Group.

The two-hour film, which comes out on DVD on November 20th 2012, includes interviews with Craig Finn, Tommy Ramone, Grant Hart, and Patrick Stickles.

The American punk rock band, who formed in 1979, have recently reunited to record an EP of covers. Singer Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson have recorded 4 cover songs for a 10-inch record which will be limited to just 250 copies.

The record will be auctioned online with the proceeds going to Replacements guitarist, Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke earlier this year.

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HUGH CORNWELL TOUR

Hugh Cornwell starts his UK tour this evening at the Carlisle Brickyard. The concerts will be divided into two sets, the first will feature his brand new studio album ‘TOTEM AND TABOO’, and the second will see Hugh playing The Stranglers’ seminal 1977 second album ‘NO MORE HEROES’ in its entirety, with keyboards added to the lineup. 

Tickets for the UK tour, which runs nationwide until October 20th, can be ordered from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898, and booked online from www.hughcornwell.com and www.thegigcartel.com.  

Carlisle The Brickyard (Oct 3) 

Aberdeen Lemon Tree (Oct 4) 

Glasgow The Arches (Oct 5)

Northumbria University (Oct 6)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (Oct 10)  

Leeds The Cockpit (Oct 11)  

Manchester Academy 3 (Oct 12)  

Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (Oct 13)

Bristol The Fleece (Oct 17) 

Southampton The Brook (Oct 18)  

London O2 Academy Islington (Oct 19)  

Tavistock The Wharf (Oct 20)

Hugh Cornwell is the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British punk rock band The Stranglers, he’s enjoyed massive UK and European success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, with classic songs including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess and No Mercy. Cornwell’s recently released new studio album ‘TOTEM AND TABOO’ was recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, it was engineered and mixed by Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Pixies). 

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THE DAMNED ANNOUNCE TOUR

The Damned are heading off on a UK tour in November, with very special guests The Dickies!

The dates are:

 
Nov
 
29 – Leeds, Academy
30 – Norwich, UEA
 
 
Dec
 
1 – Bedford, Corn Exchange
2 – Bristol, Academy
3 – Lincoln, Engine Shed
4 – Nottingham, Rock City
6 – Newcastle, Academy
8 – Manchester, Ritz Ballroom
9 – Edinburgh, HMV Picture House
11 – Oxford, Academy
13 – Birmingham, Academy
14 – Bournemouth, Academy
15 – London, Roundhouse
 
 
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FRED PERRY TEAMS UP WITH DON LETTS

Award-winning film-maker, musician & DJ Don Letts has made six short documentaries for iconic fashion label Fred Perry.

Subculture Films is a unique project, documenting the evolution of street style, music and counter culture over the last 60 years. From the original Mods and Teds, the immense influence of Black heritage, UK punk and the worldwide impact the late 20th century’s cultural revolution.

You can watch the short films here. www.fredperrysubculture.com/film

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NEW BOOK ABOUT CANADIAN PUNK

Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk 

By Sam Sutherland
A forgotten musical and cultural history of drunks and miscreants, future country stars and political strategists 
Perfect Youth is the story of the birth of Canadian punk, a transformative cultural force that reared its head across the country at the end of the 1970s. Bands like D.O.A., the Subhumans, the Viletones, and Teenage Head — alongside lesser-known regional acts from all over Canada — reshaped a dull musical landscape, injecting new energy and new sounds into halls, bars, and record stores from Victoria to St. John’s. 
Reaching beyond the realm of standard band biographies, Sutherland unearths a detailed historical context to offer an idea of how the advent of punk reshaped the culture of cities across Canada, speeding along the creation of alternative means of cultural production, consumption, and distribution. 
The book, published by ECW press, is available to buy now
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