SIOUXSIE BOX SET

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

AT THE BBC

3-CD & DVD SET

 

1ST JUNE 2009

 

So impressed were they by Siouxsie and the Banshees, that legend has it that John Peel and his producer John Walters attempted to get the BBC to sign the Banshees before the group signed to Polydor. Fitting then that this stunning 84-track, all digitally-remastered, 4-disc hardback book set comprises exclusive BBC sessions, live concert tracks and TV performances recorded by Siouxsie and the Banshees between 1977 and 2001. It comprises 3 audio discs plus a real gem in the form of a 29-track DVD of the band’s best TV performances. All of the featured tracks have been hand picked by the band and the package includes a fantastic 30-page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by journalist Paul Morley, interviews with all of the band members and a unique and insightful introduction written by Siouxsie.

 

The set features alternative versions of 18 classic hit singles including Hong Kong Garden, Playground Twist, Happy House, Cities In Dust, Christine, Wheels On Fire, Dear Prudence, Peek-a-Boo and Kiss Them For Me.

 

Discs 1 and 2

These feature key session tracks from 1977 to 1987 and a concert recording from the Apollo Theatre in Oxford in 1985. They include the complete John Peel sessions alongside sessions recorded for Kid Jensen, Richard Skinner and Janice Long.

 

Disc 3

This contains highlights from the band’s BBC concert recordings at the Apollo Theatre in Oxford and the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1988, where the band performed a storming set, three nights in a row to a sell-out crowd. Highlights include a breathtaking Last Beat Of My Heart, Christine and a rip-roaring, crowd-pleasing, end of show version of Hong Kong Garden.

 

Disc 4

This 29-track DVD of the band’s BBC TV performances features their complete Old Grey Whistle test broadcasts from 1978, 1982 and 1985, the Something Else performances from 1979 and 1980, the Rock Goes To College broadcast from 1981 and the band’s complete Top of the Pops performances, complete, in places, with cheesy intros! All in all it serves as a fantastic visual documentary of the band, beginning with the OGWT performances of tracks from their 1978 debut album; Metal Postcard and Jigsaw Feeling through the dark years of Juju, performed for the Rock Goes to College show and culminating with the beautifully pure pop bliss of Kiss Them For Me from Superstition.

  

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NZ PUNK LEGEND DIES.

Steve Marsden, a member of legendary New Zealand 80s punk band  the Androidss died in Auckland last week from cancer. Along with his twin brother Eric, Steve will be remembered for playing some of the most high energy punk  and rock n roll New Zealand ever saw. The Androidss released one Top 20 single-Auckland Tonight/Getting Jumpy and were well known for full on covers of Stooges songs. He will be much missed. A tribute gig will be held. 

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THE VIVE LE PUNK CLUB!

VIVE LE PUNK PRESENTS
THE VIVE LE PUNK CLUB
The first VLP of our regular gig nights at South Of The
Border, 502 Old St, Shoreditch,
East London is on April 9th w/ THE FABULOUS PENETRATORS (read their interview on this months Vivelepunk) and
support from
JOHNNY THROTTLE (ex Parkinsons)and THE HATEFUL . DJs Hugh Gadgit and El Prez.For more details
check out
www.vivelpunk.net and www.kbyrocks.co.uk

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MADSTOCK RETURNS!

MADSTOCK 2009

On Friday 17th July, London’s Victoria Park will see the return of England’s pop royalty as Madness bring Madstock to the East End. With a full supporting cast, this is the first Madstock of the new century and follows their sold out Christmas 2008 tour (including an amazing night at the O2) which saw The Guardian celebrate ‘the longest run of classic singles of any band since the 60s’. Lead singer Suggs is looking forward to what is sure to be one of the biggest shows of the summer:

“Madstock for us is musically, socially and geographically our homecoming. There is no other day like it, for us, our families and for the people that come to see us.”

Madness are one of the most important bands in UK music history. Their incredible run of hit singles beginning in the late 70’s are part of the nation’s consciousness. No band’s back catalogue deserves its place in the treasured musical archive of Britain more than this. Few bands can lay claim to the kind of immediacy that Madness’ classic singles possess and, 30 years since their debut single, ‘The Prince’, the seven remain a vital part of the cultural lifeblood of the country.

As with the Christmas tour, Madstock will be a chance for fans to hear the classics but also an opportunity to hear tracks from the forthcoming new Madness album, ‘The Liberty Of Norton Folgate’, due for release in May of this year. The new album, the first from Madness since 1999’s ‘Wonderful’, saw The Guardian in that same review bestow critical acclaim on the new material noting that ‘their touch hasn’t deserted them’.

Tickets are priced at £35 (subject to booking fee) and are available from the band site at www.madness.co.uk. Details of the full supporting cast will be announced shortly
 

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BRIDGE HOUSE PUNK SHOWS

World famous punk venue the Bridgehouse has some great punk weekends lined up. Details are-
Sunday 12th April 2009
Entry £10
Doors 3pm til late

Abrasive Wheels (Leeds)
http://www.myspace.com/abrasivewheels
W.O.R.M. (Chesterfield)
http://www.myspace.com/wormuk
The Smears (Nottingham)
http://www.myspace.com/smearsuk
Dun 2 Def (Midlands)
http://www.myspace.com/dun2def
Near The Knuckle (Buckingham)
http://www.myspace.com/neartheknuckle
Danger’s Close (Ipswich)
http://www.myspace.com/dangersclosemusic
Freedom Faction (Cambridge)
http://www.myspace.com/freedomfactionuk
First Wave (Leicester/Northampton)
http://www.myspace.com/firstwavepunk

Bridge House 2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST
Advance Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/45423

Sunday 3rd May 2009
Entry £10
Doors 3pm til late

Deadline (London / Kent / France)
http://www.myspace.com/deadlineuk
Bovver Boys (Aachen, Germany)
http://www.myspace.com/bovverboys
Small Town Riot (Hamburg, Germany)
http://www.myspace.com/smalltownriothamburg
The Detectors (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
http://www.myspace.com/thedetectors
Gimp Fist (Darlington, UK)
http://www.myspace.com/gimpfiststreetpunk
Eastfield (Lancaster, UK)
http://www.myspace.com/eastfieldrailpunk
All Flags Burn (Sheerness, UK)
http://www.myspace.com/allflagsburn
Born To Destruct (Cambridge, UK)
http://www.myspace.com/borntodestructbtd
The Rom Rats (Romford, UK)
http://www.myspace.com/theromrats

Bridge House 2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST
Advance Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/45422

Saturday 9th May 2009
Entry £10
Doors 7pm til late

GBH
http://www.myspace.com/gbh
Left For Dead
http://www.myspace.com/leftfordeadukok
Rebel City Radio
http://www.myspace.com/rebelcityradio
Criminal Class
Coventry Punks hailing from 1979

Bridge House 2, Bidder Street, Canning Town, London E16 4ST
Advance Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/45817

 

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KILLING JOKE/MOLLY FOR REBELLION

KILING JOKE /FLOGGING MOLLY for REBELLION

The Rebellion festival is pleased to announce 2 more Headline acts for this year. They are KILLING JOKE and FLOGGING MOLLY.

KILLING JOKE are confirmed to headline the Empress on Sunday 9th

www.killingjoke.com
www.myspace.com/killinngjokeofficial

Full original line up Jaz, Youth, Geordie, Big Paul

FLOGGING MOLLY are confirmed to headline the Empress on Thursday 6th

www.floggingmolly.com
www.myspace.com/floggingmolly

Check this awesome live band from California who are on SideOneDummy.

 

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LIVING END V STRAY CATS

The Living End were ‘surprise’ support band for The Stray Cats at their Melbourne gig last week. As an extra special touch, life-long Cats fan Chris Cheney delighted the audience by getting up to play along side Brian Setzer during the encore.

 

 

 

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JESUS LIZARD SHOW!

THE JESUS LIZARD

CONFIRM ONE-OFF LONDON SHOW

with FOUR SEMINAL ALBUMS REMASTERED AND REISSUED

In what has to rank as one of the most unlikely developments in rock, the awe-inspiring primal force of the Jesus Lizard will return, briefly, in 2009.  The original line-up of David Yow, Duane Denison, David Wm.  Sims and Mac McNeilly will reform for a very limited series of live dates in 2009, starting with the All Tomorrow’s Parties event

dubbed The  Fans Strike Back in Minehead, UK on May 9 and 10. Added to this, the band have confirmed a one-off show at London’s Forum on 11th May.

These shows will be the Jesus  Lizard’s first since disbanding in 1999 and the first in twelve years to  feature the original storied quartet. As anyone who has experienced the  Jesus Lizard live can attest, they

are one of the most intense and visceral musical assemblies to ever stalk a stage.  This fleeting reunion offers an incredible opportunity to either be blown away all over again or to immerse yourself in the sweaty power and driving mayhem for the very first time.

In celebration of this event, Touch and Go Records will reissue four full-length releases from the Jesus Lizard this autumn though the exact release date is yet to be confirmed. Remastered recordings of /Head/, /Goat/, /Liar/, and /Down/ will be available on both LP and CD, all with expanded packaging and liner notes.  Bob Weston is heading up the remastering process with Steve Albini, the  original session engineer, sitting in.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

 

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KILING JOKE /FLOGGING MOLLY for REBELLION

The Rebellion festival is pleased to announce 2 more Headline acts for this year. They are KILLING JOKE and FLOGGING MOLLY.

KILLING JOKE are confirmed to headline the Empress on Sunday 9th

www.killingjoke.com
www.myspace.com/killinngjokeofficial

Full original line up Jaz, Youth, Geordie, Big Paul

FLOGGING MOLLY are confirmed to headline the Empress on Thursday 6th

www.floggingmolly.com
www.myspace.com/floggingmolly

Check this awesome live band from California who are on SideOneDummy.

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STREET DOGS, GRIT,BLONDES TOUR

Street Dogs UK shows:With support from the Grit and the Strawberry Blondes.
12 May Newcastle @ Academy UK
13 may Sheffield @ Corporation UK
14 May Birmingham @ Academy UK
15 May London @ Islington Academy UK
16 May Manhcester @ Academy UK

 

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AGENT ORANGE TOUR.

80s Californian  punks AGENT ORANGE,  tour the UK in April

April 16, 2009    White Rabbit     Plymouth, UK, PL4 0BG

April 17, 2009    TJ’s     Newport, South Wales

April 18, 2009    The Underworld     London, UK, NW1 ONE

April 19, 2009    The Park     Cambs, Peterborough, UK, PE1 2TD

April 20, 2009    Trillians     Princess Square, Newcastle, UK, NE1 8DE

April 21, 2009    The Parish     Huddersfield, UK, HD1 1QQ

 

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REBELLION HEADLINE ANNOUNCEMENT

Rebellion festival will announce 2 very special-big name headliners on Sunday- and Vive Le Punk knows just who they are!! Once is a bonafide UK punk legend and the other is from America. Stay tuned for news on the bands-it looks set to be the biggest Rebellion festival yet!!

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HATEBREED COVERS ALBUM


 
Hardcore metal leaders HATEBREED are set to release their long-awaited new covers album, “For The Lions” via Century Media Records in Europe on May 11th, 2009 and E1 Music (formerly Koch Records) in the US on May 5th, 2009.
 
The songs on “For The Lions” were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The 4 new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has ever recorded and include “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).
 
“For The Lions” was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris and if you scroll through the player at the band’s MySpace you can now check out a snippet of “Suicidal Maniac”, so head over to: http://www.myspace.com/hatebreed!
 
See below for the complete track-listing of “For The Lions”:
 
Slayer – Ghosts of War           
Cro-Mags – It’s The Limit
Suicidal Tendencies – Suicidal Maniac
Sepultura – Refuse/Resist
Metallica – Escape           
Bad Brains – Supertouch/Shitfit
Misfits – Hatebreeders           
D.R.I. – Evil Minds
Madball – Set It Off           
Sick Of It All – Shut Me Out
Black Flag- Thirsty           
Negative Approach – Sick Of Talk
Crowbar – All I Had I Gave           
Merauder – Life Is Pain
Agnostic Front – Your Mistake           
Judge – Hear Me
Obituary – I’m In Pain          
Subzero – Boxed In
 
In additional HATEBREED news, the band announces the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak
 
Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean’s decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you’ll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We’re family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.”
 
Sean M. Martin comments "After 10 years, I’ve decided to leave HATEBREED. This in no way reflects my personal relationship with Jamey, Chris, Matt and Frank, they’re four of my closest friends and I’ll always love them with all my heart. I want to thank all of the fans as well as the guys in the band and crew, past and present, for giving me some of the best times of my life."
 
The band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD “Live Dominance” (originally released in September 2008 in the US & Canada via Koch Records) will finally be released via Century Media Records in Europe on March 23, 2009, including the entire main show’s audio as bonus live CD! Click on the following link to check out the DVD trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irEXcTuan80
 
Furthermore, HATEBREED will be playing at the following European Festivals:
June 20th, Bilbao (Spain) – Kobetasonic Fest
June 21st, Clisson (France) – Hellfest
June 28th, Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Festival
July 3rd, Munster (Germany) – Vainstream Rockfest
July 4th, Roitzschjora (Germany) – With Full Force
July 6th, Tolmin (Slovenia) –  Metalcamp Festival
             
For more info on HATEBREED, please visit:
http://www.myspace.com/hatebreed
http://www.hatebreed.com <http://www.hatebreed.com/> 
 

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KILLING JOKE PLAY ATP

ORIGINAL LINE UP KILLING JOKE + 5 more confirmed for
 ATP: The Fans Strike Back festival, May 2009!

KILLING JOKE are one of the most exciting acts to be picked so far for this May’s forthcoming ATP: Fans Strike Back event. For this festival half of the line-up is chosen by All Tomorrow’s Parties and the other half is voted for by every fan that buys a ticket. Today sees the addition of six new artists to this event, which takes place from the 8th-10th May 2009 at Butlins Holiday Resort, Minehead, England.  Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast!

First are three new additions to the FANS voted side of the bill:
Legendary post-punk giants KILLING JOKE return with their original line-up. They are one of the most influential British rock bands of all time; not only being a major influence on the emergence of the Industrial genre, and having a much wider influence on many forms of rock music over their 13 album lifespan; but also achieving some popular success and major cult success worldwide. They have been covered by bands including Metallica and Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl later drummed on the band’s 2003 self-titled record). LCD’s Soundsystem’s Losing My Edge is arguably based on Killing Joke’s Change, and Nirvana famously gave up the royalties to Come As You Are after admitting they’d stolen it’s riff from Killing Joke’s Eighties. 2009 will be their 30th anniversary.

Other Fan voted bands this week are THE MAE SHI (who recently turned heads with a tribute song to Christian Bale) and SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS. Here’s what the fans have picked so far with many more to come:
KILLING JOKE / BEIRUT / M83 / ELECTRIC WIZARD / MARNIE STERN / FUTURE OF THE LEFT / ERRORS / PARTS AND LABOR / JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JUNKYARD / THE MAE SHI / SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS

In addition ATP have added LIAM FINN (son of Crowded House’s Neil), post-rock newcomers THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and alt-folk act HUSH ARBORS to their side of the bill. Here’s what ATP have chosen so far:
THE JESUS LIZARD / DEVO / SLEEP performing Holy Mountain, selections from Dopesmoker + more / SPIRITUALIZED  / YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS perform Colossal Youth /
 ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM / GRAILS / SLEEPY SUN / THE CAVE SINGERS / RETRIBUTION GOSPEL CHOIR / HEALTH / SHEARWATER / THE ACORN / THE PINK MOUNTAINTOPS / QUI / LIAM FINN / THIS WILL DESTROY YOU / HUSH ARBORS

Continuing their tradition of mixing artistic fields; ATP have also invited Pete Fowler (most famous for his work with Super Furry Animals) to present an exhibition of his work at this event.
Tickets to the event are on sale NOW from www.seetickets.com, www.stargreen.com, www.wegottickets.com, www.gigantic.com and www.lastminute.com.
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All tickets include a 3-day festival pass and 3 nights accommodation. Ticket includes performances starting from mid-afternoon, with around 40 acts set to play live across the weekend. There are four pubs and DJ sets through till late, plus three nights in a self-catering chalet or room only accommodation all with private bathroom suites and TV’s.
Butlins, Minehead looks out across a superb sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants. Onsite facilities include a cinema, Splash Water World – a sub-tropical environment that has a huge wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride – Ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade. Sports include Archery, Football, Basketball, Darts, Petanque, Fencing, Kwik Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Outdoor Bowls and Crazy Golf.
Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 berths and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. (£150 + booking fee per ticket)
Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£160 + booking fee per ticket)
Butlins Holiday Resort Minehead, Somerset , TA24 5SH is located near Glastonbury.
By road: Heading north the simplest route is to take the M5 to Taunton (Junction 25), then take the A358 and A39 to Minehead. Heading south on the M5, you can follow the signposts for the A39 from junction 24. Butlins Minehead Holiday Resort is just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre.
By train or rail: If you are travelling by train, the nearest main line station to Minehead is Taunton. A bus transfer service is operated by Southern National between Taunton Station and Minehead. This service is available at an additional cost. On Mondays to Saturdays, there’s approximately an hourly service, with the last bus leaving Taunton Railway Station at 10:15 pm. On Sundays and Bank Holidays services run every 2 hours from 9:35 am – 9:35 pm. For general information call Southern National on 01823 272033. Please note that National Express coaches stop inside the main entrance.
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW – www.atpfestival.com

 

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