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Saturday 8th March TOP BUZZER + CHUBBY LATOUCHE & HIS HANDSOME BUMS + JAY VEE & THE CARDINAL SINS + DEADEYE MARINERS + LEWIS OLDEN £6 Bonnie & Clydes Renegade Rendezvous presents a lively night of musical entertainment featuring
Chubby Latouche and his Handsome Bums - their first gig in over a year. The Handsome Bums feature 3 original members of King Kurt.
Top Buzzer are lively punk outfit with crackingly well paced tunes
Deadeye Mariners bring a touch of Country influenced punk to the proceedings !
DJ Chris Setzer
Sunday 9th March BLUEPRINTS presents THE BLUEPRINTS with guest vocalists £3 A new monthly night of classic covers and great blues music
First half will be house band The Blueprints featuring a cavalcade of singers doing a couple of songs each.
To sign up to sing with the band email firstname.lastname@example.org
Second half will be The Blueprints doing what they do best with special guests
This month it is MR BEST and MS MATILDA GRATTE
Monday 10th March THE DUEL + DOGSHITE + JETTYSON + INDIGO HUSK + THE SPIRIT OF ANDY WARHOL + DJ SEGS RUTS DC £3 FFR UK Reggae Punk Night
Dj Segs RUTS DC - www.facebook.com/segsrutsdc
Segs Jennings - A Legendry Punk Rock, Acid House, Reggae impressario. Original bass player and co writer of Seminal Punk Band The Ruts Dj-ing throughout the night
The Duel - www.facebook.com/thedueluk
DogShite - www.facebook.com/Dogshite
Dogshite formed because they wanted to have a laugh and to make music equal to that of their heroes of old, bands like obscurist indie types the Shapes and Kleenex, mixed with the sound, energy, and political nihilism of classic punk bands like X-Ray Spex, the Slits and Anarcho legends Crass, but with a modern flavour.
Dogshite, old enough to know better...
Jettyson - www.facebook.com/JettysonUK
Jettyson is a Garage/punk London band who have been together only a few months but have played a few gigs with a good response. Lucie used to be in a London punk band called The Screaming Violets which lasted over 6 years,Split up 2 years ago.The guitarist Jason played in a few bands called Colt 45,Tiny Gods,The Screaming Violets,and now Jettyson. Lydia the bassist has just recently joined but she sometimes plays the sax (for just one song) in another band called the The Witch Doctors. Thomas is their drummer and Jettyson is his first band in London.
Indigo Husk are a London based three piece, influenced by a wide range of music, in particular Joy Division, performing originals and selected covers with their own sound.
Tuesday 11th March SANTA SEMELI & THE MONKS + KATY PICKLES + ABBY WONG + late set STEPHIE PEEKA + early set THE DASH £5
Santa Semeli and the Monks is a group whose music ranges from rock 'n' roll to avant garde, to traditional songwriting based on Semeli Economou's poetry.
Their philosophy is that good music has no boundaries and should be accessible for everyone to enjoy.
Semeli was born and raised in Munich in an artistic background. Her father was renowned Cypriot concert pianist and composer Nicolas Economou.
Haraldur is an actor and musician from Iceland.
Semeli and Haraldur first met when Semeli cast Haraldur in her short film 'The Burning Bush' based on Oskar Kokoschka's play.
What brought Semeli and Haraldur together is their passion and love for music, film and humanity. They see entertainment as the best way for redemption.
Wednesday 12th March ANUSHKA J + MONKEY FIGHTIN' SNAKES £5
Anushka Jagtiani - a former TV journalist with NDTV, and a Master's Graduate from The London School of Economics, has been singing blues and rock at various venues in Mumbai and other Indian cities, such as Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Manipal for the last 12 years. She has also sung at festivals such as Cry Freedom at the Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai in 2011, and Jazz Utsav 2006.
Anushka is now busy with composing her own songs. Her first single available is a tribute to Janis Joplin called 'Angel of Music' (Lure Records - Nashville - available on iTunes). Anushka recently recorded 5 songs in Los Angeles, at the Jim Henson Studio with renowned guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, who tours with Eric Clapton as the second guitarist in his band. Doyle, who recently performed at the legendary Crossroads festival 2013 in NYC, has played guitar, sung backing vocals and produced the 5 Anushka J songs. Some of Anushka's songs are played regularly on Radio 1 - 94.3 India In June 2012 and July 2013, Anushka, along with Ishaan Pasricha on guitar, performed at the Troubadour in London.
She is planning to release her debut EP soon and currently plays with a variety of talented professional musicians on the Indian rock scene, and has a powerful live band made up of established top rocking session pros from London and India After a successful first single on the Nashville based label "Lure Records", and making an appearance in the US National Country Chart Top 50, Anushka J is now ready to take on London and the UK before making a presence in Nashville, summer of 2014
Link to Anushka's original music https://soundcloud.com/anushka-jag
Canadian trio Monkey Fightin' Snakes have just released their debut album "Finish What You Star"
"Awesome Original Folk Rock with a Jamband Edge"
"Think Crazy Horse meets The Band meets Government Mule at a Faces show"
Thursday 13th March THE FIRCONES + SADIE JEMMETT + ADY JOHNSON + JANINE WOOD & MATTHEW CASTLE £6
The Fircones, Sadie Jemmett, Ady Johnson, Janine Wood & Matthew Castle invite you to join them for an evening of "acoustic delight" at the 12 Bar Club. They want you there! You won't want to miss it!
Friday 14th March ANABOLLIC STEROIDS + SNORK + THE SLURPS + BAYLA BAYLA £6 London Callin presents - Anabollic Steroids
"No one really got the point on what we were about at the time. Yeah we were into punk and dressed like punks with certainly a punk attitude, but we were not there to preach anarchy, chaos or trying to convert anyone to beat the system. We just simply wanted a laugh with our mates and cause a stink wherever we went, get drunk and play some tunes, no matter how badly or with whoever's instruments."
Saturday 15th March EASTFIELD + THE DIRTY UGLY PUNK MONKEYS + CRETIN 77 + EMERGENCY BITTER + THE SUB-MUTANTS £6 London Callin presents a night of Glorious Punk Rock !
Midnight : The Dirty Ugly Punk Monkeys.
11:00pm : Eastfield - urban rail punks Eastfield are the embodiment of what many better known and now much better off punk bands initially espoused as their defining reason to be in a band - to play music on their own terms. Eastfield remain 100% DIY - they do not have a manager, do not use an agent, they write all their own songs, design their own sleeves, T-shirts, self release all their own record. However do not assume that this level of independence produce inferior results.
10:15pm : Cretin 77
9:30pm : Emergency Bitter.
8:45pm : The Sub-Mutants.
Sunday 16th March THREE MINUTE TEASE + OLIVER SHAW £5
"Three Minute Tease" is Three Minute Tease's debut album - and Three Minute Tease is Anton Barbeau, Andy Metcalfe, and Morris Windsor, joined on this recording by special guests Stornoway and Nick Saloman (Bevis Frond).
Inexhaustible Californian psychedelic cult hero Barbeau has been a lifelong fan of Metcalfe and Windsor for their work with Robyn Hitchcock in the Soft Boys and Egyptians, and first met them in 1988 at the Fillmore in San Francisco at an Egyptians gig, giving them each a copy of his tape Back to Balmain. Decades later, after several chance meetings in the UK, Barbeau approached each of them separately. "The idea of the band really took shape in Berlin in May 2010 when Morris and I met to record, " says Barbeau, "but I'd asked them each at different times, and both seemed keen."
Barbeau began writing songs specifically for TMT in June 2010, soon after the group's debut gig at the Wheatsheaf pub in Oxford. Knowing he'd be working with Metcalfe and Windsor both in the studio and live focused Barbeau's songwriting. "The songs I wrote just naturally took on a sharper tone. I was writing for an actual band, and knowing so well the sound Andy and Morris made together made it easy. 'Thanks for Lifting My Leg', for example, had a rocking drive that was inspired by the Wheatsheaf gig."
Most of the songs were written specifically for Three Minute Tease, but Barbeau also dug out some older tunes that never fit on any of his solo albums. The mournful "Milko", poignant and poppy "Dig My Bones" and power ballad "Up on the Moon" had been waiting for the right home, and they seemed to make sense on what Andy has come to call 'an album of contrasts', he says.
The final product, much of it recorded at Kimberley Rew's Remote Farm studio in Cambridgeshire, sounds slightly more pared down compared to Barbeau's recent work, partly due to Metcalfe's influence as co-producer.
"Andy has a very methodical approach to recording. He said, 'Let's pick 10 songs,' and he had a clear idea of how they fit together and suited the strengths of the band," says Barbeau. "In contrast, Morris was very encouraging of my try-anything approach, which can be haphazard. While Andy helped keep my chaos in check, Morris appreciated my constant tweaking, layering and experiments. And he was happy to have me mess around with his drum sounds."
"I've had many bands, but this the most a part of something I've ever felt," says Barbeau. "The fact that it's with Andy and Morris is amazing for me. I'm proud of how the album reflects the intense effort and enthusiasm we all shared from the start, shaping the unique sound you hear now."
Oliver Shaw, sometimes seen fronting the band Frooney Greens, plays a solo set of his songs, an eclectic mix of nineteen sixties pop infused ballads with a little cheeky twist of folk and blues to boot. All the songs speak of the fun and games of living in London, and reflect on personal experiences, so there are many words of love, comedy, aliens, elephants, mushrooms and the like.
Monday 17th March THE DUEL + DAVE KUSWORTH + DANNY FURY + THE SPIRIT OF ANDY WARHOL + DJ SEGS RUTS DC £3 FFR UK Reggae Punk Night
Dj Segs RUTS DC - www.facebook.com/segsrutsdc
The Duel - www.facebook.com/thedueluk
Dave Kusworth - www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-Kusworth/97880830068
Danny Fury - www.facebook.com/danny.fury.9?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
Tuesday 18th March acts tbc
Wednesday 19th March SQUIBS + ROBERT CAREY £6
Thursday 20th March ALEX LIPINSKI + DAY OF THE RABBLEMENT + LIZZY SPIT + late show FREDERICK & THE NOISE £6
Friday 21st March RAPSCALLIONS + supports £6
Saturday 22nd March BRETT M & THE DIMES + ATTITUDE + DICK VENOM & THE TERRORTONES + WACO + ARROWS OF TIME + FISHMONGERS £6 Chog Town presents
BRETT M & THE DIMES
DICK VENOM & THE TERRORTONES
Sunday 23rd March acts tbc
Monday 24th March THE DUEL + CONTEMPT + THE TOURETTES + THE SPIRIT OF ANDY WARHOL + special guest + DJ SEGS RUTS DC £3 FFR UK Reggae Punk Night
Tuesday 25th March DEREK FAWCETT + ABI F JONES + SUKH + more tbc £6
Wednesday 26th March RICHARD WARREN + STILL INNOCENT + HUNGRY DOG BRAND + MALCOLM KAKSOIS £6
Richard Warren - Richard Warren's musical career began in the mid 90s and has encompassed everything from the dynamic power-pop of The Hybirds, to an ephemeral burst of cult success on Mute Records as sonic explorer Echoboy, not to mention a few revolutions of the planet as guitar-man for hire with Spiritualized and the legendary Mark Lanegan. Richard is back with new studio album Rich Black Earth, the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2011 solo album The Wayfarer. Picked by Jarvis Cocker as one of his albums of the year, it's a masterpiece of driving folk-punk, full of fire and working class pride, stripped to a brutally sparse frame and conjuring up spirits of the death-balladeers of the Fifties.
Still Innocent - "Still Innocent" is Mark Alder who was forced to call himself something other than "Mark Alder" upon discovering there was already a singer-songwriter called Mark Alder who apparently writes songs about insects and Parisian thieves. This Mark Alder does not write songs about insects and Parisian thieves, but he does have some fine alt-rock flavoured songs about other subjects, plays a mean electric guitar and has been known to do early Adam & The Ants songs better than anyone apart from Adam Ant. This is his first gig for ages.
Hungry Dog Brand (solo) - A special solo set comprised entirely of songs he hasn't played for years from the Hungry Dog Brand front-man and Dogfishtrombone host. Expect dark, tragicomic songs about marginal lives.
Malcolm Kaksois - Gruff voiced eccentric with darkly humorous songs of failure and disaster, presumably playing from forthcoming album I Would Butcher You But Your Body Is Foetid, Your Blood Toxic And Your Intelligence Limited So I Must Leave You To Rot In The River Of Human Waste.
Thursday 27th March MANTRALUNA + CLAIRE NICOLSON + HANA PIRANHA + late set THE SWLABR 3 £6 Hieronymous Bisch Bosch presents
A band from Oldham, living in London. Making rock. NOT the cool new band you're looking for.
CLAIRE NICOLSON www.clairenicolson.com
HANA PIRANHA www.facebook.com/dayreleaseforhanapiranha
Hana Piranha stands for real music, strong women and individuality.
Like her heroes Patti Smith and PJ Harvey, Hana has a complexity and vulnerability about her music that shows you can be strong and triumphant by expressing moments of being wounded and fragile.
Music doesn't have to sound pretty to be stunningly beautiful.
late set THE SWLABR 3 www.youtube.com/watch?v=TismsmpzhxI
Friday 28th March THE PENNY BLACK REMEDY + BLACK DELTA MOVEMENT + ANNIE REW SHAW + THE LONE GROOVER £6 The Penny Black Remedy present Bam-A-Lam!
Saturday 29th March KING HAMMOND & SKAVILLE UK + THE PISDICABLES + THE ROCKETS + more tbc £10 London Callin presents
Sunday 30th March TALMUD BEACH + MALCOLM KAKSOIS + WINTERS HILL £6
Monday 31st March JINX LENNON + SERGEANT BUZFUZ £6 Blang @ The 12 Bar Presents
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Sergeant Buzfuz - Sgt Buzfuz return with a revamped seven-piece line-up as they begin warm-ups for sixth album "Balloons For Thin Linda" due in the summer. "It's mental - in a good way! Absolutely hooked on it" (Ian Rankin) "absolutely brilliant" (Tom Robinson, BBC 6)
Jinx Lennon - With just an acoustic guitar and a pair of wraparound shades the firebrand minstrel from Dundalk mixes political and social observation with intensity and dark humour in a similar vein to Galway author Ken Bruen. An all-too-rare performance on these shores and definitely not to be missed.