South London post-punk evergreens THE BAND OF HOLY JOY are to play a special show in North London later this month.

The gig takes place at Bones & Pearl, Markfield Road, Tottenham on Sunday 27 May. An impressive supporting cast features sets from HOWLROUND VS TIME ATTENDANT, MYSTERY CULT NO.2, STEPH HORAK, HECTOR GANNET, ANNE GARNER, BEN CON CELLO BAND and COLDLIPS, plus DJ sets from Ali Makiavelli and Subterraneans.

Tickets priced £10 are on sale here.

Formed in 1984 in New Cross by Tyneside emigre Johny Brown, the Band Of Holy Joy had a triumphant year last year with the widely acclaimed new album Funambulist We Love You and the double compilation album of their 80s recordings for Flim Flam Records, Clouds The Break The Sky.

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L.A. punks PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN have announced a one-off show in London this summer.

The band features co-frontmen Alfie Agnew, from The Adolescents and D.I., and Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four) alongside a rhythm section of Rat Scabies and Paul Gray of The Damned.

Co-promoted by Vive Le Rock and Human Punk, the gig’s set to take place on Friday 10 August at the 100 Club, Oxford Street.

The gigs marks the first time Scabies and Gray have shared a stage since playing together in the Damned in the mid-1990s.

Tickets are on sale here.

Both Scabies and Gray contributed to the latest PATM album, Disintegrate Me, which was released to wide acclaim in February. Because of the logistics involved, it could well be the ONLY time the full quartet appears together on stage.

Check out the video for ‘Space Walrus’.

Buy Disintegrate Me.

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BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LIMITS have another new video, which they’re launching exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Friday Night’s Alright For Drinking’ is the second video to be taken from their new album Pills, which is set for release on 15 June on Provogue/Mascot Label GroupMascot Records. It’s available to pre-order here.

Speaking about the track, Bloater says, “Every single line in this song refers to something that’s happened to me where I live, so this is a very personal song. With the video I wanted to get the idea across of rising above what’s going on around you and not getting drawn in. And of course, given the chance I don’t mind a small tipple and a good bit of music on a Friday night!”

The band have lined up a tour in support of the album. Catch them on the road at…

Thurs 6th Sept – NOTTINGHAM, The Maze
Fri 7th Sept – NEWCASTLE, The Cumberland Arms
Sat 8th Sept – GLASGOW, Stereo
Sun 9th Sept – PRESTON, The Continental
Thurs 13th Sept – BIDEFORD, The Palladium Club
Weds 19th Sept – LONDON, The Black Heart
Thurs 20th Sept – BRISTOL, Mr Wolf’s
Fri 21st Sept – ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
Weds 26th Sept – SHREWSBURY, Albert’s Shed
Thurs 27th Sept – CHELTENHAM, The Frog and Fiddle
Fri 5th Oct – NORWICH, B2 Venue
Sat 6th Oct – LOUTH, Hoochie Coochie Club

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L.A. ska-punks THE INTERRUPTERS return with a first video from their new album.

‘She’s Kerosene’ is taken from Fight The Good Fight, the band’s third album, which is out through Hellcat on 29 June.

The follow-up to 2015’s Say It Out Loud, Fight The Good Fight was produced by longtime collaborator, Rancid frontman, and Grammy Award-winning producer Tim Armstrong with the band at Ship-Rec Recorders in Los Angeles. The album was mixed by another Grammy winner, Tom Lord-Alge (Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Weezer).

The track ‘She’s Kerosene’ reflects on breaking free from narcissistic abuse. Says frotnwoman Aimee, “I really hope when people listen to that song, it helps them feel empowered to leave a toxic relationship.”

The Interrupters are performing at the Punk in Drublic festivals across the US. On July 14, the band will join the final run of the US Vans Warped Tour.

Fight The Good Fight is available to pre-order here.

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MIRACULOUS MULE are one of a number of bands taking part in the Future Juke Festival in London later this month.

Subtitled “A Festival of 21st Century Blues”, the event lands at five London venues from 29 May to 5 June, and features acts from the outside edges of the blues spectrum, including ELI ‘PAPERBOY’, JAKE LA BOTZ, MUDLOW and SISTER COOKIE.

Full dates are….

Tues 29 May – Jake La Botz + Sister Cookie + Annie Bea @ Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney


Thurs 31 May – Aidan Connell + Husky Tones + Mudlow @ The Islington, Islington


Fri 1 June – Fantastic Negrito + Miraculous Mule @ Dingwalls, Camden


Eli ‘Paperboy Reed’ with the High & Mighty Brass Band + Marcus Bonfanti @ 100 Club, Oxford Street


Tues 5 June – Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton + Nia Wyn @ Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush


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French garage-rockers ESCOBAR finally make their London debut next month.

The Limoges duo play The Finsbury, Manor House on 12 May as a co-promotion between Dirty Water and Weirdsville. Support comes from PINK CIGAR and the hotly-tipped SUICIDE GENERATION. Tickets are on sale here.

The following night they play The Pipeline, Brighton.

The pair released their third album The Biggest Sound last autumn through Dirty Water Records.

Full dates are….

05/05 – Montaigu-Zichem (BE) – Strong Man Festival
06/05 – Kortrijk (BE) – The Pits
07/05 – Brussels (BE) – Le Chaff
12/05 – London (UK) – Finsbury Pub (Dirty Water Club/ Weirdsville R’n’R Night)
13/05 – Brighton (UK) – The Pipeline (Weirdsville R’n’R Night)
25/05 – Orléans (FR) – Blues Devil
26/05 – Nimes (FR)

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