THE PARKINSONS BACK FROM NOWHERE!

Fifteen years after they first took to the streets of London, THE PARKINSONS are reuniting for two shows in December in celebration of a new documentary movie.

Directed and produced by Caroline Richards, A Long Way To Nowhere gets its world premiere on Monday 14 December at London’s Prince Charles Cinema. Get tickets! The screening will be followed by an after-party at the St Moritz Club in Wardour Street.

Before that though, the reunited band play dates in London and Brighton at….

Fri 11 Dec       The Finsbury, Manor House, London

Sat 12 Dec      Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton

The Parkinsons formed when singer Afonso, guitarist Victor, and bassist Pedro relocated form their hometown of Coimbra, Portugal to London, in search of adventure, teaming up with Scottish drummer Chris Low. Sometimes compared to THE STOOGES, the band gained a reputation for chaos and nudity. Unravelling from 2003 onwards, the band reunited in Coimbra in 2011.

Watch a teaser for A Long Way To Nowhere here.

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LAST GREAT DREAMERS BACK IN SCHOOL!

Rejuvenated rockers LAST GREAT DREAMERS continue their resurgence with a series of dates as special guests to RUNAWAYS legend CHERIE CURRIE next month.

They’ll be celebrating the tour with a brand new single ‘Dope School’ out on CD (with ‘White Light, Black Heart’) and download on 9 November. The release follows on from last year’s rarities compilation Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven.

Prior to the Cherie Currie dates – which represent the former Runaways frontwoman’s first UK tour in 35 years – Last Great Dreamers will be warming up by opening for rock/punk guitar hero BERNIE TORMÉ at The Wheatsheaf in Oxford on 7 November.

Says guitarist Slyder: “It was very important for us to have new material to show that we weren’t just on a nostalgia trip, as until now we have been playing stuff we wrote and recorded in the 90s… We started arranging and working on these songs in the rehearsal studio and the process was so exciting, we really can’t wait to play these songs live”.

Initially releasing their debut album in 1994, Last Great Dreamers were tipped for major success, with a number of support tours and sellout headline shows under their belts. Sadly the collapse of their record deal and a string of personal tragedies forced them to split in ’97.

Full dates are as follows…..

7 Nov – Wheatsheaf – Oxford

10 Nov – Railway – Bolton

11 Nov – Bannerman’s – Edinburgh

12 Nov – Yardbirds – Grimsby

14 Nov – The Globe – Newcastle

15 Nov – The Diamond – Sutton-in-Ashfield

16 Nov – Bierkeller – Bristol

17 Nov – The Robin 2 – Bilston

18 Nov – The Underworld – London

 

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OLD ALBUMS FROM NUMAN!

Three of GARY NUMAN’s early albums are being reissued on vinyl this month, just in time for his three shows at The Forum in London, where he will perform each of the albums on consecutive nights.

Following on from Numan’s debut release with TUBEWAY ARMY, Replicas – the second and last Tubeway Army album – and The Pleasure Principle and Telekon were originally released in 1979 and 1980.

The albums come on standard black vinyl and have been cut from high-resolution digital files by award-winning engineer John Dent at Loud Mastering. Replicas and The Pleasure Principle are single LPs while Telekon is a double LP, featuring bonus tracks comprising singles, B-sides, alternate mixes and an out-take. They can be pre-ordered here.

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The London dates are followed by a show at Manchester Academy celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Numan’s first show there. Full dates are….

21 Oct – London, UK – The Forum – performing Replicas

22 Oct – London, UK – The Forum – performing The Pleasure Principle

23 Oct – London, UK – The Forum – performing Telekon

24 Oct – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy

You can get tickets here.

 

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WIN ‘I NEED A DODGE!’ ON DVD!

We have 5 copies of the I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run movie on DVD to give away!  This  brilliant Clash collectors item comes with postcard, radio show tape cassette, extensive sleeve notes, ghetto blaster packaging and Joe Strummer dollar bill!

You need this!!!

Simply tell us what country Joe Strummer left his car in. Easy!!!!
Email answers to info@vivelerock.net titled ‘I NEED A DODGE!”

Watch the trailer here!

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PENETRATION EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE!

PENETRATION are premiering this brand new video for the track ‘Beat Goes On’ exclusively with Vive Le Rock today!

It’s taken from the original ’77 punks’ new album Resolution, their first new album since 1979, which is out on 9 October. You can pre-order it here.

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Penetration are playing the following dates in support of the release….

16.10.15         WHITLEY BAY  Playhouse
23.10.15         DERBY  Hairy Dog
24.10.15         LONDON  Garage
Get tour tickets here.

 

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SMALLTALK PREMIERE NEW VIDEO!

New Jersey band SMALLTALK have a new EP out and we at Vive Le Rock are pleased and proud to premiere the video for the lead track ‘June / July’ here.

The five-piece were put together by Pete Steinkopf from THE BOUNCING SOULS and Zak Kaplan from THE RATCHETS and cite influence from the likes of THE CURE, THE WEDDING PRESENT and THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS.

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The 3-track EP4 is available on 12” vinyl with a screenprinted sleeve and is available here.

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GOD DAMN DEAD ON THE ROAD!

Noisy Midlands rockers GOD DAMN have a new single on the way in November. They’ve also got a series of UK dates lined up including support slots with RADKEY.

The Wolverhampton duo of Thom Edward (guitar/vocals) and Ash Weaver (drums) release ‘Dead To Me’ through One Little Indian on 20 November. It follows on from the release of their debut album Vultures earlier in the year. You can listen to ‘Dead To Me’ here.

You can catch God Damn on the following dates….

Thu        01-Oct                   Sheffield, Academy 2

Fri           02-Oct                   Birmingham, Rainbow

Sat          03-Oct                   Derby, Hairy Dog

Mon      05-Oct                   Manchester, Soup Kitchen

Thu        08-Oct                   Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Mon     26-Oct                    Brighton, Green Door Store        (with Radkey)

Tue        27-Oct                   Bristol, Exchange (with Radkey)

Fri           30-Oct                   Nottingham, Bodega (with Radkey)

Sat          31-Oct                   Leicester, The Cookie

Mon      02-Nov                 Glasgow, King Tuts (with Radkey)

Tue        03-Nov                 Newcastle, Academy 2 (with Radkey)

Thu        05-Nov                 London, The Dome (with Radkey)

Get your tickets here.

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BOMBERS OVER BIRMINGHAM!

Birmingham garage rockers BLACK BOMBERS play a double-header with their East Midlands oppos THE HIP PRIESTS at the city’s Wagon & Horses pub in Adderley St, Digbeth on Saturday 3 October. Support comes from THE DREGS – that’s three great, greasy bands, and all yours for a Lady Godiva!

Bombers’ bassist Darren Birch has just returned from a UK tour backing HEARTBREAKERS guitarist WALTER LURE alongside his former colleagues from 90s Brum legends GUNFIRE DANCE.

Black Bombers are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album, which will be out in the new year. Meanwhile their 7” single ‘Crazy’ b/w ‘That Kind’ is available now from Easy Action.

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THE HIP PRIESTS’ latest album is Black Denim Blitz and you can order it here.

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VOODOO COOKIN’ IN THE KITCHEN!

URBAN VOODOO MACHINE frontman PAUL-RONNEY ANGEL plays a one-off acoustic show on Wednesday 30 September at London’s finest roots music club What’s Cookin’, which takes place every Wednesday at Leytonstone Ex-Services Club, Harvey Road, London E11. He’ll have various friends in tow, so a good night is pretty much guaranteed!

Kicking off at 8.30pm, admission is FREE, but please put some money in the jar for the musicians.

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THE MIS-MADE PLAY UK SHOWS!

Aussie punks THE MIS-MADE are playing three UK dates as part of their European Tour.

The Sydney quartet play Sound Food & Drink Cafe in Liverpool this Thursday 1 October, then head over to Austria before returning to London to play Nambucca on Friday 9 and The Gunners on Saturday 10. Full dates are below…

Thur 1 October @ Sound, Food and Drink Cafe (Liverpool UK) w/ supports tbc

Sat 3 Oct @ Komma (Worgl AT) w/ Mother’s Cake and White Miles

Fri 9 Oct @ Nambucca, Holloway Rd (London UK) w/ Bubblegum Screw, The Underrunners and Bordello Rose

Sat 10 Oct @ The Gunners, Blackstock Rd (London UK) w/ The Brainiac 5

12, 13 & 14 Oct @ Faust Studio Sessions

Fri 16 Oct @ Subversiv Squat (Berlin DE) w/ Respect My Fist

Sat 17 Oct @ Cafe Amelie ( Giessen DE) w/ Cressy Jaw and Kleister

Wed 21 Oct @ Durer Kert (Budapest HU) w/ Ann My Guard

Thur 22 Oct @ Pecsi Est Cafe (Pecs HU) w/ Ann My Guard

Listen to ‘Fountain Street’.

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FEAR CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION!

It’s just been confirmed that legendary LA punks FEAR will be playing REBELLION next year in what will be their first ever UK show!

Led by charismatic frontman Lee Ving, FEAR were formed in 1977 and went on to become massively influential to a generation of US punk bands and appearing in Penelope Spheeris’ classic doc The Decline Of Western Civilization.

Also confirmed for next year’s festival are THE DAMNED, THE EXPLOITED, UK SUBS, SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS, COCKNEY REJECTS, HAGAR THE WOMB, COCK SPARRER, THE OUTCASTS, INFA RIOT, THE DICKIES, DISCHARGE, GBH, DICTATORS NYC and loads more….

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2016, Rebellion takes place from 4 to 7 August at Blackpool Winter Gardens. Get your tickets here.

Watch a clip of FEAR on Saturday Night Live.

 

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POWERSOLO GET FRANTIC!

Danish garage guitar duo POWERSOLO have unleashed a new video single ahead of their London show next week.

‘Frantic’ is taken from their new album The Real Sound Of Powersolo, which you can order here.

Hailing from the city of Aarhus in eastern Jutland, the bequiffed Railthin brothers, Kim Kix and Atomic Child, have generated five albums, a sountrack, several singles and compilation appearances and a split 10” with HEAVY TRASH. Says HT’s JON SPENCER: “This is Donkey Punk at its most raw and intense!”

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Powersolo headline the Dirty Water Club at The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston on Friday 2 October. You can get tickets here.

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ROCKET LAUNCH NEW ALBUM!

Legendary US proto-punks ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS return with a new album and UK dates later this year. These are preceded by a brand new video for the song ‘Coopy (Schrodinger’s Refrigerator)’ that you can see here.

Originally formed in 1974 and lasting for little more than a year, the seminal Cleveland, Ohio outfit spawned both THE DEAD BOYS and PERE UBU, allowing songs like ‘Sonic Reducer’, ‘Ain’t It Fun’ (The Dead Boys), ’30 Seconds Over Tokyo’ and ‘Final Solution’ (Pere Ubu) to become US punk classics.

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First reconvening in 2003, the current line-up features Crocus Behemoth (aka David Thomas) and Darwin Layne (aka Craig Bell) from the original band, plus longstanding drummer Steve Mehlman and guitarists Buddy Akita and Gary Siperko.

Black Record, released on 13 November through Fire Records, features a new version of ‘Sonic Reducer’ along with a cover of garage godfathers THE SONICS’ ‘Strychnine’. Pre-order the album here.

Rocket From The Tombs play the following dates in December….

12 December               London Fields Brewery, London

13 December               Brudenell Social, Leeds

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ANTI-FLAG’S PAINFUL VIDEO!

Pittsburgh punks ANTI-FLAG have unveiled a brand new video for the track ‘All Of The Poison, All Of The Pain’, taken from their current album American Spring which was released this Summer.

Shot by Russian director Maxim Frolov, it was filmed on tour in Belgium, Austria and Hungary.

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Anti-Flag are currently touring Australia with PENNYWISE, but as previously announced, they’ll be back in the UK in October for a run of dates, with support from RED CITY RADIO, TROPHY EYES and THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR. Dates are as follows….

18 Oct – London, Alexandra Palace (Vans Warped Tour)
20 Oct – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
21 Oct – Birmingham, Institute
22 Oct – Sheffield, Corporation
23 Oct – Newcastle, Riverside
24 Oct – Glasgow, Classic Grand
25 Oct – Manchester, Sound Control

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TIME FOR THERAPY?

THERAPY? are to release a new single at the end of October.

‘Deathstimate’ is taken from their current album Disquiet, which was released in March. Issued as a digital download only, it comes with two exclusive previously unreleased B-sides, ‘If You’re Driving Pull Over’ and ‘Electricity’ and is out through Amazing Record Co on 30 October.

As previously announced, the band play three dates in December, where they’ll be performing their classic 1995 album Infernal Love in full. The dates are….

11 Dec – Dublin, Ireland – The Button Factory
12 Dec – Belfast, United Kingdom – The Limelight
19 Dec – London, United Kingdom – Electric Ballroom

Get your tickets here.

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GIUDA GET THEIR BALLS OUT!

Vive Le Rock faves GIUDA have announced a one-off London show in December to celebrate the release of their third album.

The football-loving Roman boot-boys play The Lexington in Pentonville Road on Saturday 5 December. Support comes from glam-punk trio THEE JEZEBELS. Tickets are £10 (£12 otd) and are available here.

The band have a new single ‘Roll The Balls’ downloadable from 28 September, and available on 7″ vinyl from 23 October. Look out for the video!

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SLEAFORD MODS ON FILM!

SLEAFORD MODS are the subject of a new documentary film which is being unveiled to coincide with their biggest tour to date.

Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain was directed by Nathan Hannawin and Paul Sng and follows the duo on a recent UK tour. The film is being premiered at screenings in Nottingham and London, which will feature Q&As with the directors.

The London screening – part of the Doc’n’Roll Film Festival – is at the Picturehouse Central cinema at 3pm on Saturday 3 October. Tickets are available here.

The Nottingham screening is at the Broadway cinema at 8pm on Saturday 10 October. Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson will also be participating in the Q&A. Tickets are available here.

Watch a trailer for the film here.

As previously announced, Sleaford Mods set off on tour this week, with support from STEVE IGNORANT’S SLICE OF LIFE (except Cambridge, Brighton and Nottingham). Tickets are available here. Full dates are….

SEPTEMBER

23 Manchester, Ritz

24 Carlisle, Brickyard

25 Newcastle, Northumbria Uni

28 Leeds, Irish Centre

29 Birmingham, Institute

 

OCTOBER

1 Cardiff, Y-Plas

2 London, Forum

4 Bristol, Bierkeller – SOLD OUT

5 Bournemouth, Fire Station

6 Brighton, The Old Market – SOLD OUT

8 Cambridge, Junction

9 Nottingham, Rock City

 

Sleaford Mods’ Key Markets is available now through Harbinger Sound.

 

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