Gig Guide – Feb 2010

Sham 69

Feb 4th – Cavern Club, Exeter

Buzzcocks

Feb 13th – Brickyard, Carlisle

Feb 14th – Central Uni, Preston

Feb 15th – Opera House, Buxton

Feb 16th – Duchess, York

Varukers

Jan 16 – Redhill FC, Surrey

Vice Squad

Feb 26th – Sawyers, Kettering

Stranglers

Feb 26th – O2 Academy, Glagow

Feb 27th – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Feb 28th – Forum, Aberdeen

Drongo’s For Europe

Feb 13th – Bridge House, London

Undertones

Feb 26th – Fat Sams, Dundee

Feb 27th – King Tuts, Glasgow

999

Feb 19th – Café Drummonds, Aberdeen

Sat 20th Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

Sun 21st 3 Tuns, Gateshead

Thu 25th Champions, Bournemouth

Fri 26th The Brass Monkey, Hastings

Sat 27th The Fire Station for Arts & Culture,

Anti Nowhere League

4th – Champions, Bournemouth

5th – Old bell, Derby

6th – Engine Rooms, Brighton

11th – Trillians, Newcastle

12th – Fibbers, York

13th – Citrus Club, Edinburgh

14th – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

Blitzkrieg

Feb 5th – Haygate, Telford

Geoffrey Oicott

Feb 25th – Fenton, Leeds

All Dayer (thanks Gilly)

INNER TERRESTRIALS,POUNDAFLESH,

SICK ON THE BUS,

CERTIFIED,PAUL CARTER,CRYO-GENICS,

ADDICTIVE PHILOSOPHY

THE OLD BELL

DERBY..20TH FEB..5PM START…3AM BAR….

Gig Guide – December 2009

UK Subs

Dec 03 – The Old Bell, Derby
Dec 04 – TBC, Hastings
Dec 05 – Garage, London
Dec 10 – Stafford Arms, Wakefield
Dec 11 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
Dec 12 – Studio 24, Edinburgh
Dec 13 – Barfly, Liverpool
Dec 17 – Engine Room, Brighton
Dec 18 – Talking Heads, Southampton
Dec 19 – The Shed, Leicester

Stranglers

Dec 18 – Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sham 69

Dec 21 – The Venue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Dec 22 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Dec 23 – H2O, Galashiels

Buzzcocks

Dec 02 – Sub89, Reading
Dec 11 – Manchester Central, Manchester

Lurkers

Dec 17 – Talking Heads, Southampton

 

Vice Squad

Dec 04 – Champions, Bournemouth
Dec 05 – Gaff Club, London
Dec 17 – Talking Heads, Southampton

Vibrators

Dec 17 – Talking Heads, Southampton

Splodgenessabounds

Dec 05 – Corporation, Sheffield
Dec 31 – Doghouse, Dundee

Peter and the Test Tube Babies

Dec 05 – The Crypt, Hastings

Subhumans

Dec 12 – Thatched House, Stockport
Dec 16 – Sawyers, Kettering
Dec 17 – Old Bell, Derby
Dec 18 – Casbah, Sheffield
Dec 19 – Luminaire, London

Restarts

Dec 05 – Garage, London
Dec 17 – Old Bell, Derby
Dec 18 – Casbah, Sheffield
Dec 19 – Prince Madocs, Colwyn Bay
Dec 27 – Asylum, Birmingham

Drongo’s for Europe

Dec 27 – Asylum, Birmingham

Anti Nowhere League

Dec 19 – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

Cockney Rejects

Dec 19 – Circus Tavern, Purfleet

Newtown Nuerotics

Dec 04 – Albany, Deptford

Punks Not Dad

Dec 17 – Hope and Anchor, London

The above are gigs as advertised by the bands themselves or sent to me by email. If you are in a band and want to be included in future gig guides please contact me at skull @ punkgrandad . com – but remove the spaces from the address, (its to stop spammers).

Rebellion 2009

Although this event has been running for 15 years, this was my first time attending….and how I regret not having gone before.

OK, for the Punk purist its probably too commercial/popular/wrong crowd but for those of us who are nearing 50, love the music, the atmosphere, the seaside and the beer – it was amazing. I got to see some great bands that I would otherwise never have heard of, met some heroes and felt at home.

Charlie loves the Shirt

Charlie loves the Shirt

Thanks for the cheesy photo opportunity to Charlie and the Captain.

My brief review of what I saw, and remember, is as follows, (its my opinion which means it doesn’t have to comply with anyone else’s).

Thursday – Drove up from Southampton in time to catch Geoffrey Oicott – the only band I know that can make cricket seem interesting – hilarious. Max Splodge was value for money in the Acoustic bar and in the Ballroom for Cute Lepers – crap, Blood or Whiskey and Flogging Molly – great performances but I’m not really into Irish Rebel music even if it is played at 100mph. Highlight of the day for me though was Outl4w. Probably my age, but they looked about 12 but made the noise I was there for…fantastic energy, got the crowd going and left the ears ringing. I think they should have been in the Ballroom rather than the Arena…they deserved a bigger audience.

Friday – Best day of the weekend, managed to catch the whole of Bad Town (Kiwi Ska/Punk), Septic Psychos, Sensa Yuma, Demob – last ever gig, and the Subhumans – fantastic performance from Dick and the boys. Also managed to see bits of The Crack, SNFU, The Business, Drongo’s for Europe (superb), Splodge, Lurkers, Sick on the Bus, Vice Squad, The Exploited and the Damned. (Hugely disappointed with Dave Vanians vocals. I believe Brian James described his version of New Rose as an attempt to be Frank Sinatra. I agree – shit). Act that shouldn’t have been there – Adrian Edmunson and the Bad Shepherds….what is that all about? Best act of the day goes to another band that should have played the Ballroom – the Restarts, fuckin ace.

The Captain syas Hello

The Captain says Hello

Saturday – Started with Urban Scum, fantastic band and also caught full performances from Citizen Fish, Goldblade, The Freeze, Anti-Nowhere League…is it me or does the Hoff front them now? Caught bits of Newtown Nuerotics, the Freeze, Last Resort, Riot Squad. Biggest disappointment – The Adicts. Band of the Day and in fact the weekend for me, The Rabble. Great set, great attitude, great atmosphere. Put them in the same venue as the Restarts and Outl4w…they are better than a sideshow act.

Sunday – Saw all of Gimp Fist, Dirty Revolution (Ska/Reggae – brilliant), the Dickies, Leftover Crack. Caught bits of Middle Finger Salute, Killing Joke, (boring), King Blues (why?), UK Decay, Chron Gen, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Charred Hearts. Band of the day – The Stupids…clearly didn’t give a fuck but made a fantastic noise. I’ve already booked my B&B for next year….can’t wait.