BILLY BRAGG-REISSUED!

 

 
 
BILLY BRAGG Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy (30th Anniversary Edition)
Released October 21, 2013 on Cooking Vinyl

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his seminal 1983 debut recording ‘Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy’, Billy Bragg will release a special edition on October 21 comprising the original album re-mastered, plus a new, live solo version by Billy recorded as a unique encore at his London Union Chapel show on Wednesday 5 June 2013. Life’s A Riot (30th Anniversary Edition) will feature a sleeve based on the original 1983 Barney Bubbles artwork and be available on CD, in a replica vinyl card sleeve with inner sleeve, limited edition LP with inner sleeve and lyrics on 180g vinyl with DL and digital. In keeping with the ‘Pay No More Than £2.99’ slogan that appeared on the front of the original record sleeve, the album will be available at a special ‘Pay No More Than’ price from iTunes of £2.49 for the original 7 track re-mastered album and £3.49 for the 30th Anniversary Edition, which includes the live Union Chapel show encore, for pre-orders and during the first week of release. 
 
Billy says "Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy has a very special place in my heart, being the first step on a 30 year journey that has seen me travel to places that I could never have imagined back in ’83. Also, as it’s only 17 minutes long, I can knock the whole album out as an encore if the fancy takes me – no need to book the Royal Albert Hall and the London Symphony Orchestra" 
 
Earlier this year, Billy released his first new studio album in five years Tooth & Nail (Cooking Vinyl) to huge critical acclaim. Drawing on personal as well as political themes, Tooth & Nail was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry and was summed up by Mojo magazine thus: "Bard Of Barking, 56, gets personal, goes universal, makes his best album" (FIVE STARS). 
 
Billy is touring through November and December and will be playing a milestone London show with his band at Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 1 May 2014. He has asked that we point out that he’s only 55… 

Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy (30th Anniversary Edition) track listing:

Original Album

1. The Milkman of Human Kindness

2. To Have and to Have Not

3. Richard

4. A New England

5. The Man in the Iron Mask

6. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty

7. Lovers Town Revisited

 

Live at Union Chapel

8. Intro (Live)

9. Lovers Town Revisited (Live)

10. To Have and to Have Not (Live)

11. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Live)

12. The Man in the Iron Mask (Live)

13. Richard (Live)

14. The Milkman of Human Kindness (Live)

15. A New England (Live)

COOKCD596 (CD); COOKLP596 (12" Vinyl); COOKDL596 (DIGITAL) & COOKDL596X (DIGITAL 7 track re-mastered album) 

 
 
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MOTORHEAD-AFTERSHOCK IS COMING!

 MOTÖRHEAD to Release New Album “Aftershock” in North America on October 22, 2013

 

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Silence, silence
Silence when you speak to me!

Lemmy Kilmister


Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you rock’n’roll, MOTÖRHEAD stride out through their 38th year brandishing more swagger and attitude then your ears could begin to comprehend.

On October 22, 2013, MOTÖRHEAD will deliver their 21st studio album, an enormous and prophetic Aftershock. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, it is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that MOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it’s a genre!

That genre, more than ever, resonates with hearty independence and swashbuckle. Whether it’s “Heartbreaker” throwing hooks and riffs into your head, the double-kick concussiveness of “Paralyzed” with Campbell’s fuelled attack, or the thunderous ride-off-the-Rickenbacker Motörcharge of “Going To Mexico”, Aftershock takes gleeful twists and turns which re-announce the Motörlegend. There’s the smoky biker bar blues in the shape of “Dust And Glass”, Lemmy’s late-night vocals evoking last-call and melancholy, the pogo-powered punk-spiked stab of “Queen Of The Damned” and the deliciously steamy, humid mournful “Lost Woman Blues” which midway through decides to kick over the stool and stomp out the saloon door.

 

Aftershock track listing:

Heartbreaker
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End Of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust And Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen Of The Damned
Knife
Keep Your Powder Dry
Paralyzed

 

Aftershock is available in four different formats, wherever music is sold! The album can be purchased in CD (limited edition digipack), CD (jewel case), Vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP), and digital formats. A North American pre-order will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

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“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”


“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong MOTÖRHEAD album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”


He’s not wrong. Because MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD are MOTÖRHEAD…and their Aftershock will be felt worldwide…

 

Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:

 

Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy

Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead

Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com

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UB40 CANCEL TOUR

UB40 FORCED TO CANCEL UK TOUR AFTER INJURY TO DRUMMER

UB40 have been forced to cancel their forthcoming UK tour dates due to their drummer, Jimmy Brown, suffering from RSI (repetitive strain injury) in his wrists.

The dates affected are the Sky Dome Arena, Coventry (13th September), and the Planet Ice Arenas in Peterborough (16th Sept), Ryde, (18th Sept) and Cardiff (20th Sept).

A statement from the band’s management said, “UB40 are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this will cause their fans. The band had been looking forward to these shows all summer but, as his treatment continues, Jimmy has been advised not to play for the foreseeable future.”

On Monday the band released their new album, ‘Getting Over The Storm’, which is set to enter the album charts this weekend after receiving rave reviews and being chosen as BBC Radio 2’s ‘Album of The Week’.

Ticket holders can obtain full refunds from www.seetickets.com or from the venue’s box offices.

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GYPSY HOTEL-SAT 21ST!! WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS!

 


Tickets available here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/237590

Saturday 21 September 2013 upstairs at The Lexington


WE’RE BACK WITH A BANG AFTER OUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS!


STARRING!


DR WILL AND THE WIZARDS – Voodoo Blues Preaching!

The good doctor has learned from the greats. Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Dr John & Willy DeVille are some of his influences and we think he is right up there with them – he really is that good! This will be the 3rd time they check into Gypsy Hotel and there has been s slight change since last time – the Doc is now playing the drums as well as fronting the band – it should not work, but it really does – we’ve seen it with our own eyes!
Do NOT miss!


http://drwill.de/english/index.htm 

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SNAKE FERVOR – Snake and Fire Action!

Says it all really – we welcome Heidi and her snake to the Gypsy Hotel stage for the first time. Yes, that’s right – the stage, we wont let them loose in the audience!

https://www.facebook.com/SnakeFervor

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HANNAH RICKARD AND THE RELATIVES – Honky Tonk Swagger!

Bringing you a sultry blues groove with a honky-tonk swagger, like a cool drink of water under a blistering rock ‘n’ roll sun!This is the debut London show for these cats who features Lou (The Grit) on guitar and Gary (The Urban Voodoo Machine) on drums. Let the good times rock!

http://www.hannahrickard.com/

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THE DALSTON DEVIL TRIO – Ragtime Oompa Sleaze!

Ane Angel (Sousaphone), Paul-Ronney Angel (Vocals, Banjo & Kazoo) and Paul Snakecraft (8-String Lap Steel Guitar) serve up a spicy jazz gumbo of songs by Tom Waits, Louis Armstrong and The Clash amongst others.

https://www.facebook.com/TheDalstonDevilTrio

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THE VIVID ANGEL – Freak Show Diva!


The Queen of Alternative Performance art and the Ultimate Show Girl returns to Gypsy Hotel with her brand new act ‘The Seven Veils’.

http://www.thevividangel.biz/ 

Plus!


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

CAKE FOLLIES STAND:

-Vintage inspired, hand painted booze filled cakes!

www.facebook.com/cakefollies

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SIN BOZKURT:

– Put on your best glad rags and get snapped!

http://sinbozkurt.com/


Upstairs at 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 
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/237590
/£12 door



FREE SHOT OF BOURBON TO THE FIRST 50 THROUGH THE DOOR!



NO UGG BOOTS!


Contact: pr@theurbanvoodoomachine.com


www.facebook.com/GypsyHotel


"IF YOU HAVE 12 HOURS TO LIVE SPEND IT AT GYPSY HOTEL!"
Time Out


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WIN TICKETS!! TO THE BIRTH OF ANARCHY-PUNK 76!

 We have a pair of tickets to the screening of the brilliant new punk film-The Birth Of Anarchy-Punk ’76 that Vive Le Rock features in! To win these simply tell us the name of the Sex Pistols drummer -and email answers to info@vivelerock.net .Look out for a star studded night with a few famous faces in attendence. See you there!

musicfilmnetwork and Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London W6 are proud to present 

Wednesday 18 September, 8.00 pm:  THE BIRTH OF ANARCHY – PUNK ’76 (18)

A brand new documentary tracing punk from the Kings Road SEX shop of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood featuring contributions from Tony James, Gene October, Jon Savage, Glen Matlock, Caroline Coon, Jah Wobble, Steve Severin and archive performances, this is story of one of the greatest music explosions of 20th Century Britain. The screening will be followed by a Q & A which will feature the ‘Professor of Punk’ Don Boyds (was also the Executive Producer of The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle) and Rat Scabies who was the drummer of The Damned.

 

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CRAZY ARM ACOUSTIC TOUR

 

 
CRAZY ARM / ACOUSTIC ALBUM TOUR / SEPTEMBER 2013 
8th Sept – Cavern, Exeter (w/Joe Tilston)
13th Sept – Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot (w/Crowns)
14th Sept – Southsea Fest (w/Beans On Toast + Fighting Fiction + more)
15th Sept – The Lamb Inn, Devizes, Wiltshire
16th Sept – Old Blue Last, London (w/Electric River + Roo Pescod)
17th Sept – The Corner House, Cambridge
18th Sept – Santiago, Leeds
19th Sept – The Lounge Bar, Warrington (w/Roughneck Riot)
20th Sept – Nottingham TBC 
21st Sept – The Stanley Arms, Norwich (w/Crowns)
22nd Sept –  Fighting Cocks, Kingston (w/Smith St Band + Great Cynics)
27th Sept – White Rabbit, Plymouth

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