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Friday 21st December

Too Petty – A Tribute To Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

One of music’s truly legendary figures worldwide selling out huge tours in minutes, Tom Petty sold 80m records with a Greatest Hits that shifted 10m on it’s own.

TOO PETTY – A TRIBUTE TO TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS recreatE the classic songs, musicianship and incredible live shows including, of course, all the classics such as Free Falling, Refugee, Into The Great Wide Open, American Girl, Don’t Come Around Here No More, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, I Won’t Back Down, Running Down A Dream, Learning To Fly and many more.

Featuring members of the UK’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute act, Fleetwood Bac, Too Petty has the same attention to detail, and commitment to authentically recreate the live experience of a Petty show.

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 28th March

Tankus The Henge

TANKUS THE HENGE remind me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur. So great – I love it” – Dave Davies, The Kinks

A dose of Dexy’s, a drop of Ray Davies and a pinch of Madness!

Tankus The Henge are that 5-wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock ‘n’ roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats.

“Like The Clash from New Orleans” – Nikolaj Torp Larsen, The Specials

1000 worldwide shows later their live experience is something to behold. Wild showmanship and dexterity jamming rock up against funk, blues in to ska, roots with gypsy rhythms and songs and wonder and woe.

For fans of Urban Voodoo Machine, Levellers, Ferocious Dog!

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 20th April

Super Hans – Big Beat Manifesto

“What you need to do is create a powerful sense of dread” – Super Hans… So light up a f**king HUGE crack pipe, release the snakes, it’s all about to get a bit messy as Croydons most renowned drug addled cracked up maniac Matt King aka SUPER HANS is once more Fibbers-bound to pound some of the biggest beats possible into your skulls – and you know it’s going to be packed AGAIN!

“People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can’t trust people” – Super Hans

One of the nation’s most beloved comedy characters Super Hans is renowned for his love of drugs (he once took 4 grams of coke to relax himself for a speech) and his musical prowess (his sound was stolen by The Chemical Brothers).

Matt King spent fifteen years as a stand up comedian in Australia before returning to the UK to be cast as the legendary Super Hans. Since then he has starred in and co-wrote Starlings (Sky1) and Whites (BBC2) as well as starring in a whole host of films including Bronson, Rocknrolla, Made In Dagenham, London Boulevard and even kid’s classic Paddington.

He has also appeared in The IT Crowd, Skins and Doctor Who and most recently played the co-lead in AMC pilot White City.

“Already the stuff of legend” NME. Agreed. Get on it.

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 19th May

Twisted Wheel – The Snakes & Ladders Tour! with guests The Resonance, Serotones

From the backwaters of Oldham, TWISTED WHEEL roared on to the scene with bloody great big indie anthems ‘You Stole The Sun’, ‘She’s a Weapon’ and ‘Lucy The Castle’.

Fronted by the feral and precocious Jonny Brown, that sheer energy and dirty rock’n’roll got them on tours with Oasis, Kasabian, Paul Weller, The Courteeners, Happy Mondays and Ian Brown.

And now the newly reformed Oldham four-spoker (Harry Lavin, James Highton, Richard Allsopp & Jonny Brown) is back like a dirty rock’n’roll Lazarus with tunes and spunk to make up for time lost.

New album and tour ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is closer to the bone than ever before. The band has grown up and Brown’s song structures and lyrics are on another level, beyond haggard experience now, worn in with wisdom and wit.

As Johnny says, “The song ‘Smash It Up’ epitomised me. I set out to do things and was on the road comfortably and then I turned off and smashed it to bits. I get stuck into things with a passion and then I have to destroy it when the passion’s gone. Mess everything up so that I’m free again to reinvent, create”.

And ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is frankly about the band blowing the ladders of opportunity they were given – and the snakes which led to them falling off the board. It’s a tour about getting back in the game, finding opportunity again and avoiding those slithery serpents.

Twisted Wheel built a great foundation through grassroots venues such as Fibbers, one the genuine ladders for Twisted Wheel’s success. A decade later, and those spaces are still how Twisted Wheel gain access to the game – this time avoiding the pitfalls.

Twisted Wheel were the hardest working band in 2009, gaining the PRS Award for playing the most gigs of any young band. They are grafters, rock n rollers but with the edge of genuine poetry; few can forget Jonny’s ‘Bouncing Bomb’ or ‘What’s Your Name?’ but audiences will be hungry for his more poignant blues numbers on this tour.

He says, “We’re not just in a rock ‘n’ roll, punk box. I write a range of songs. This time, more of my poetry will focus on things that matter, a commentary on what’s going on in the world. Bands play it safe because they don’t want to upset people. But your job as an artist is to say what others can’t, to speak the truth”.

Twisted Wheel – it may have been bad, bent and broken but it’s back!

Ticket: £10.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 9th February

The Rumjacks, Part Time Miserables

When was the last time a folkpunk band did 44m YouTube views? With more subscribers than Dropkick Murphys, Rancid and Hellcat Records? THE RUMJACKS are a must for fans of Ferocious Dog, The Levellers and 3 Daft Monkeys!

Drawing nuts crowds at festival and club shows, frontman Frankie McLaughlin says, “We were raised on the Scottish and Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with punk rock as we grew older and thought we knew everything”.

Their own brand of Celtic Punk earned them 24m YouTube views for breakthrough track ‘An Irish Pub SonG’ and their incendiary live shows and endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, Anti Flag, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, GBH, UK Subs & The Aggrolites… “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone”.

Indeed they do – from heavy Celtic roots to driving punk or ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs and choking ballads.

“We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through”

Dancing and stomping boots, please…

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Wednesday 7th March

Swingrowers

Freshly squeezed electro-swing SWINGROWERS with a smidge of jazz, hip-hop, electronica and gypsy swing, and whole dance floor full of… er… dance.  Look, you’re either in to this or you’re not (BUT YOU SHOULD BE) and fresh off a stack of sellouts in huge London venues – we’ve got them to York!

Known for a string of superb singles, incredible live shows, remixes of Caro Emerald and Millie Smalls and many more, as well as tour supports for Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar, welcome to one of the original pioneers of the electro swing sound.

An accomplished four-piece live, with tours of North America, Europe and India under their belts, Juno Download had this to say: “Phibes rendition of ‘Butterfly’ injects some nu-skool breaks (can you still call it that?) style flavour into it while Wolfgang Lohr’s remix throws down some brilliantly uplifting funky house shenanigans.”

Very cool show…

Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 23rd June

“PILE-UP FESTIVAL” feat. Teenage Bottlerocket (UK exclusive!) w/ Our Hollow Our Home, Silent Screams, Siamese, Falling Red, Palm Reader, Wars, Cove, Woke Up Dead, Bury The Traitor, Kill The Ideal, DeadAudioSaints, 76 Calling

Striding in to Day 2 of the very first PILE-UP FESTIVAL from Riff Media, and today is headlined – AND A UK EXCLUSIVE – by Wyoming punks TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET now back on Fat Wreck Records and you can be sure of plentiful Ramones, Screeching Weasel, Green Day, Bouncing Souls and Misfits type mayhem…

DAY TICKETS AND WEEKEND TICKETS AVAILABLE (SEE TICKET LINK ABOVE)

And another ACE supporting bill…

OUR HOLLOW OUR HOME – melodic metalcore from the South Coast, watch latest vid ‘Web Weaver

SILENT SCREAMS – tour supports w/ Bring Me The Horizon, Your Demise, For The Fallen Dreams, Emmure & Parkway Drive; Coventry metal/hardcore/prog/melodic.

SIAMESE – from Copenhagen, “We sing about life and love, deadly sins, failing society and doing drugs. And we are not about to stop. Except that drug thing”.

FALLING RED – “Potential genre champions, venomous anthems unleashed in a speeding flood of riffs & hooks” – Kerrang!

PALM READER – “Excellent hardcore” – Rocksound; “What hardcore should be” – Metal Hammer; “Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick… That’s what you guys are” – Kerrang!

WARS – 5 piece Rugby-based hardcore, “We are all wars. A fervent collection of coping mechanisms, toiling away at what often seems to be a hopeless, futile endeavour etc etc…”

COVE – Alternative hardcore from London.

WOKE UP DEAD – Yorkshire-based ferocious punk fronted by champion pro-wrestler Sean Only, and steadfastly resisting any social media presence hence no links, sorry. Send us a postcard lads, eh?

BURY THE TRAITOR – Melodic/heavyness from Derbyshire a la Parkway Drive, Devil Wears Prada, In Flames, Lamb Of God, Bury Tomorrow.

KILL THE IDEAL – “Massive pop rock” – Ideal Mag; “Hold on to your seats, this is massive” – BBC INTRODUCING

DEADAUDIOSAINTS – Masterfully crafted electronic-infused-rock trio, consists of brothers, both by blood and by longtime friendship.

76 CALLING – Classic punk covers – SLF, Pistols, Buzzcocks, Cocksparrer, Dead Kennedys, The Damned, UK Subs, ANL, Ramones, Ruts, Clash, Johnny Thunders.

Ticket: £23.00 (weekend ticket £35.00) Buy Now
Doors: 2pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 22nd June

“PILE-UP FESTIVAL!” feat. co-headliners A Wilhelm Scream & Oceans Ate Alaska w/ Napoleon, Kingdom of Giants, InVisions, Death Remains, Skarlett Riot, Ravenface, Veridian, Chapter and Verse, Bellevue Days, Black Orchid Empire, Tenements

Riff Media proudly present the very first PILE-UP FESTIVAL – from punk to metal and everything in between. Let’s be honest, it’s a pretty ****ing awesome line-up…

DAY TICKETS AND WEEKEND TICKETS AVAILABLE (SEE TICKET LINK ABOVE)

Friday’s co-headliners are A WILHELM SCREAM – melodic hardcore from New Bedford, Massachusetts referencing Strung Out and Hot Water Music -and Birmingham’s OCEANS ATE ALASKA “fusing unpredictable polyrhythms and a sporadic partnering of melodic and dissonant passages”.

And what a support line-up as well…

NAPOLEON – “Melodiposipassiongroove” from Exeter.

KINGDOM OF GIANTS – 6-piece metalcore from SoCal.

INVISIONS – “They’re hitting us round the face with cataclysmically heavy music. Just as we like it” – Alex Baker, Kerrang!

DEATH REMAINS – New album ‘Destroy/Rebuild’ out now.

SKARLETT RIOT – female-fronted, think Bullet For My Valentine, Shinedown, Alterbridge, Asking Alexandria.

RAVENFACE – Blackpool R.O.C.K.

VERIDIAN – Kerrang Fresh Blood regulars, toured with Arcane Roots and King Blues.

CHAPTER and VERSE – East London alt-rock, “A turbo blast of raw emotion” – Rock Sound.

BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE – Ferocious riff-monster trio for fans of QOTSA / Deftones / Royal Blood; played alongside Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie and Editors.

TENEMENTS – Glasgow post-hardcore (UnderOath, FFAF, Senses Fail, Killswitch Engage).

Ticket: £23.00 (weekend ticket £35.00) Buy Now
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 2nd May

The Undercover Hippy

“Beautifully-produced agitprop reggae-flavoured rap, like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest and The Sleaford Mods” – Tom Robinson, BBC6Music

Yup, as usual Tom has it spot on for Billy Rowan (and band) aka THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY and a high energy, interactive show for which his loyal fanbase travels the length and breadth of the UK for shows.

“This is about as real as music gets!” – Andrew Marston – BBC Introducing

Skiiled drum ‘n’ bass MC turned singer-songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, ain’t your average singer songwriter! Mixing soul vocals, reggae rhythm and supersmart, provocative lyrics, think Natty meets Eminem… on a protest march… at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Tracks from 2017 album ‘Truth & Fiction’ were on heavy rotation with David Rodigan (BBC 1Xtra) and the aforementioned Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing Mixtape and Tom Robinson Show 6Music).

Social comment and politics – but still playful and uplifting – covering everything from fake news and internet privacy to nappy-wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum.

Music for the thinking man to shake his arse to!

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 4th May

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

ELVANA – THE WORLD’S FINEST ELVIS-FRONTED TRIBUTE TO NIRVANA! Smells like cheeseburgers and teen spirit, daddy-o…

From the bowels of Disgraceland, rock ‘n’ roll icons of the afterlife are raised from the dead!

Rock ‘n’ roll meets grunge as Elvis fronts Nirvana and gives the band the front man it’s been missing since ’94.

Elvana tear through Nirvana’s catalogue whilst splicing in grunged-up sections of the king of rock ‘n’ rolls finest moments, culminating in an audible orgasm of overdrive and old school rockabilly.

“Elvana – they’re as awesome as they sound.” – the Clown, Mac Sabbath

Please welcome Elvis ‘The King of Tourettes’ Presley (vocals, shaking, rattling, rolling, swearing) // Captain Doom (bass, vocals, doom) // The Bray Bros – guitar, vocals, drums, shared DNA).

Amazing show last time – this will sell out!

Ticket: £13.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Thursday 18th October

Evil Scarecrow

Soul-ripping wildly aggressive and downright passionate metal but with an almost Pythonesque absurdity.

Such, then, are the contradictions of EVIL SCARECROW; stunning musicianship and piss funny; tooled-up extreme metal monster magnets and frighteningly hilarious crowd interaction; chaotic, anarchic and brimful of melodies.

You may have even caught them here with RSJ a couple of years ago – show not to be missed!

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 27th April

Shonen Knife, Sewage Farm

Over to Kurt Cobain, “When I finally got to see SHONEN KNIFE live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert”.

“Objectively, they can only play in a rudimentary fashion, their songs are ludicrously simple and it’s not new. Objectivity can fuck right off, because Shonen Knife are brilliant” – Artocker

Ground-breaking all-female Japanese pop-punk rock trio formed in Osaka in 1981, inspired by late ‘70’s punk-pop particularly The Ramones. Inspired, the band crafted their own idiosyncratic songs, fashioned brightly coloured outfits and DIY albums and signed to Sub Pop.

“Rocks like Motorhead designed by Hanna-Barbara” – Uncut

“There are two types of people: those in to thrashy Japanese girl-punk, and those with something wrong” – The Independent

“Pumping out prototype riot grrrl, thrashing together early punk sounds with pop melodies” – Music OMH: 8/10

The cream of the of the alt. rock scene (Sonic Youth / L7 / Redd Kross) covered their favourite Shonen Knife songs on the tribute album ‘Every Band Has A Shonen Knife Who Loves Them’ and the girls toured with Nirvana (on the ‘Nevermind’ tour), The Breeders and as part of Lollapalooza. They even recorded sessions for John Peel and appeared on MTV’s ‘Beavis and Butthead’.

fast forward to 2009 and appearances at Matt Groening’s curated ATP, Summer Sundae festival, Incubate, Le Guess Who? Handmade Festival and, quite literally, worldwide touring alongside acclaimed albums Supergroup, Freetime, Osaka Ramones, Poptune and Overdrive. Oh, and regular BBC6 Music sessions for Marc Riley and Gideon Coe.

Recently celebrating thirty five years in rock, Shonen Knife show no signs of slowing down!

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Sunday 11th February

The sound of BLACK UHURU (1977 – 1985) performed by MYKAL ROSE (w/ full live band)

If you are a true reggae fan, this is a show not to be missed! The legendary BLACK UHURU are one of the most successful reggae groups to ever come out of Jamaica, and the first reggae band to win a Grammy for the album ‘Anthem’.

Signed to Island records, they produced seven hit albums which included the classics ‘Shine Eye Gal’, ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’, ‘Sponji Reggae’, ‘Sensimilla’ & ‘What is Life?’

The all star cast comprised of front man and lead singer, Mykal Rose, band leader and backing vocals, Duckie Simpson, Puma, and riddim twins Sly & Robbie, toured the world supporting acts like The Police and The Rolling Stones.

This UK tour represents the very best of Black Uhuru’s finest moments with Mykal Rose back as the leading frontman, delivering non-stop hits from their most popular period, 1977 – 1985.

One of Jamaica’s most distinguished singers, as a member of Black Uhuru, Mykal Rose was one of the foundation stones of the roots movement, before launching a successful career in the modern dancehalls.

For this tour Mykal will be singing some of Black Uhuru’s classic songs including hits like ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’, ‘Spongi Reggae’ ‘Shine Eyed Girl’ and ‘General Penitentiary’.

He will be backed by the UK’s best backing band, Mafia & Fluxy, who are also celebrating 30 years in the music business.

If you are a true Reggae fan, then this is a show not to be missed!

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 5th June

Tequila Mockingbyrd, Renegade Twelve

No lemon. No salt. No chaser. Melbourne’s TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD (Louisa Baker, Jacinta Jaye & Josie O’Toole) are a shot of straight-up rock n roll.

“Feisty as fuck and hugely entertaining” – Classic Rock Mag

Explosive live shows, punk’n’rock’roll, and a whole arsenal of big riffs and bigger choruses and party anthems.

“That is incredible; those girls are so talented… what a voice… I love it!” ‐ Lzzy Hale, Halestorm

Multiple tours with the likes of The Darkness and Nashville Pussy, Cherie Currie and Ritchie Ramone (handpicked by the bands) alongside Hard Rock Hell and other big festivals. Or maybe you caught them opening for Bonafide earlier in 2017.

Well worth getting here early for RENEGADE TWELVE!

Yeah, girls CAN rock – with the best of them!

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Thursday 15th February

An Evening With Liverpool Legends McMahon, Nicol, Fairclough & Kennedy

These are just such good nights – full of great stories, frank and very bloody funny as well. Four of the LFC greats, players who graced the Anfield turf at the height of the club’s success and who all have a bagful of medals to show for it. Steve McMahon, Steve Nicol, David Fairclough and Alan Kennedy.

We are bringing these Liverpool legends to town in 2018 and in a room filled with Reds fans, like all our shows, the atmosphere will be like a mini Anfield! Fancy being there with us?

You’ll be able to hear them talk about their time at Anfield and all those trophies – and there are bound to be loads of laughs on what will be a night to remember for any Liverpool fan. There will also be a Meet and Greet with the players, a chance to shake their hands, get something signed and pose for a photo with them.

Ticket: £10.00 standard // £30.00 meet & greet Buy Now
Doors: 6.30pm
Age: All ages

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Sunday 13th May

Lower Than Atlantis, Boston Manor, The Faim

LOWER THAN ATLANTIS – purveyors of infectiously crunchy, melodic and spring-loaded hardcore; and their rise in status to one of the UK’s hottest rock acts has been steady and, with hindsight, inevitable.

Since debut EP ‘Bretton’ in 2008, through two more self-funded albums (2010’s ‘Far Q’ and 2011’s ‘World Record’) and a Biffyesque commitment to touring, LTA have earned a fearsome live reputation, fast rising to prominence with media acclaim and with an often terrifyingly devoted fanbase.

And with new album SAFE IN SOUND the boys from Watford are set to go stratospheric.

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Ticket: £16.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 10th March

King No-One

It’s been a good year for KING NO-ONE; not only did they sell over 7,000 tickets on two sold out tours to an ever growing insatiable fan base, but they were also the first unsigned band to play the Radio 1/ NME stage at Reading and Leeds.

‘One of the most successful unsigned bands of their genre’ – TMRW

‘Selling out red hot show after red hot show’ – Clash

‘Another stage of their ascent towards indie pop royalty’ – Getintothis

2.5 million streams on Spotify along with 20 plays across Radio 1, 6 music, Radio 2 and XFM – proving once again that King No-One are one of the most exciting and in demand new bands in the UK right now.

You know this must-see band, conquering even more hearts and minds, is going to sell out – again – so early purchase is recommended!!

Ticket: £9.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 6th March

Fickle Friends

The essential new British indie-pop band of 2018, FICKLE FRIENDS release debut album March 2018 alongside headline UK tour.

Quirky anthems a la 1975, the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches, a new era indie pop IT girl in singer Natti Shiner and 350 shows so far, the Brighton 5-piece have already established themselves as regular Radio 1 playlisters (Brooklyn / Glue / Hello Hello) and headlined a sold-out London Forum.

‘You Are Someone Else’ is an irresistible debut, effortlessly capturing the joy and uncertainty of growing up a 2017 millennial. Songs addressing social awkwardness, self-doubt, anxiety and the qualms of growing into young adulthood through a prism of perfect timeless pop.

Natti says, “The album mostly talks about the feeling that you don’t fit in your own life, forever craving something else. I felt like I was stuck in a perpetual nightmare of bad relationships and worry for so long and this collection of songs kinda pulled me out of that. We wrote and produced the bulk of everything between Jack’s bedroom, the tour van and LA so it’s been mostly DIY with an array of producers allowing us to get that extra 20%.  We always wanted to make a record that made people dance and think at the same time. If any of these songs help anyone feel cool, or strong or even just less alone then we’ll have achieved what we wanted”.

This is one awesome band with killer tunes, working hard and building a devoted fanbase the old fashioned way – playing and booking their own shows for little money, writing songs as they go.

With a dedication to great songs and great gigs, Fickle Friends look set to dominate in 2018, and with an amazing album.

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 9th March

Dub Pistols

One of the hardest working bands in showbusiness, Barry Ashworth and his motley crew of DUB PISTOLS have added a much-needed swagger to the UK dance scene in recent years and new album ‘Crazy Diamonds’ finds the band at their uncontrollable, bass-driven best.

A rampant mix of dub, reggae, ska, punk, breaks, beats and drum ‘n’ bass, the album is a full-on dub-quaking extravaganza, built for big fields and summer sound systems. It also happens to feature some of the biggest names in the game including Dancehall dons Beenie Man and Cutty Ranks, reggae singer Earl Sixteen, hip-hop act Too Many T’s, seminal MCs Navigator and the Ragga Twins, and long-time collaborator Lindy Layton.

Tracks like killer new single ‘Crazy Diamonds’ (ft. Too Many T’s) or summer-anthem-in-making, ‘Rise Up’ (ft. Earl Sixteen and Navigator), prove that the Pistols are one of the best around at rockin’ the joint. This is futuristic skank, complete with blazing horns, brazen brass and epic drums and bass.

Proudly working class as a band, the Dub Pistols have been tearing up venues and festivals throughout their career. Inspired by the Second Summer of Love, the band were founded by ubiquitous Londoner Barry Ashworth in 1996 and have been at the forefront of beats culture ever since.

Known for their rhythmical blend of bass, turntables and horns, their genre-mashing abilities has seen them work with some of their biggest heroes including The Specials, Horace Andy, Madness and Gregory Isaacs. They’ve also seen band members come and go, not to mention squander thousands on various capers that have now become legendary and that has taken them from the brink of multi-million-dollar international success to the edge of destruction and back again.

“The band’s reputation as an explosive live act has seen them turn into super-tight festival regulars, with the Dub Pistols headlining some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Glastonbury, Bestival and Beat-Herder. Their bass-driven live machine has seen them win numerous plaudits along the way and recent live guests have included vocalists Rodney P, The SpecialsTerry Hall and Neville Staple, rap wünderkid T.K., Sugardaddy horn-blower Tim Hutton & scratch maestro, DJ Stix.”

The Dub Pistols have also turned their hand to the world of remixing and have remixed the likes of Ian Brown, Moby, Limp Bizkit, Korn and Bono and worked with hiphop legend Busta Rhymes. The band’s music has been used by Playstation and major Hollywood films.

Ashworth is also a much sought-after DJ which has won him many fans around the globe over the last 15 years. Known for his eclectic sets, he was one of the first resident DJs at the influential club, Fabric, in London and has performed high-octane primetime sets internationally in such countries as Australia, Singapore, Serbia, Dubai, Thailand, Germany, Croatia, Italy and France, to name but a few. Additionally, he is founder of Westway Records, a London breakbeat and hip-hop label that’s put out releases from many currently-emerging artists from the UK dance music underground.

He is currently working on a warts ‘n’ all documentary about the band’s career; a mix of archive and new footage that charts the Dub Pistols’ strange journey from chancers to hot property to epic f**k-ups to unlikely triumph.

Ticket: £13.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Saturday 31st March

Sham 69 (Pursey, Parsons, Tregunna, Guy), The Struggle, Pink Candle

The real SHAM 69 – Jimmy Pursey, Dave Parsons, Dave Tregunna! Beware the snides and fakes, ignore the bitter slander, listen to the lyrics and the meaning, enjoy the Real Sham sound.

Formed in London in 1976 Sham 69 set out making pogo-friendly, anthemic punk with a fiercely working class agenda, issuing a statement of intent with the independently released ‘I don’t wanna’.

Signing to Polydor the band released ‘Borstal Breakout’ in early 1977, but what really took their terrace chant appeal to the masses was the subsequent trio of hit singles ‘Angels with Dirty Faces’, ‘If the kids are United’ and ‘Hurry up Harry’.

Now back playing occasional gigs the show is as full of energy as it always was.

What better way to spend a Saturday night!

Presented by Fibbers & TV’s Over

Ticket: £20.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 23rd May

Tragedy – All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond

The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco-meets-Grease party ever…

Born from the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, great York via New York favourites TRAGEDY bust the 1977 Disco/Metal Peace Accord of 1977 and criss-crossed the globe with spectacular live shows.

“Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the shit, despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!” – Kerrang

Full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal, The Solo Albums and The Joy of Sex  spread their glittered wings to also take on non-Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams.

Oh, and they broke the internet with viral videos You’re the One That I Want and Stayin’ Alive.

“Camp as a row of tents, and with more hooks than hell’s cloakroom, Tragedy guarantee it.” – Metal Hammer

“Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies…essential listening.” – The Sun

“Not the leather jacket-wearing 50s greasers from the ’50s, but rather a modernized hard rock band of brothers attending the Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation high school.” – Loudwire.

“Decked in their hair-metal finest, with no can of Aqua-Net spared, Tragedy frolic on the beach, woo their ladies and then unleash their thrash chops in the most anarchistic pep rally this side of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The result is hilarious and arguably even more heartwarming than the original, not least for the visual pun unleashed on the line ‘it’s electrifying.” – Billboard

“Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond has indeed pulled off a spot-on hair-metal spoof of the song, complete with a locker-room scene that takes place at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School.” – Guitar World

Ticket: £8.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Friday 16th March

Anti-Nowhere League, System Of Hate, Segregates

Setting out on the road in 1980 to prove they could be the worst band on God’s earth, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE were loud, violent and obnoxious yobbos with one mission… to get banned from every TV show, radio station and newspapers as possible just for a laugh…

They were hated by the general public as well as ‘real’ musicians who thought they were a disgrace to the music business.  Nothing to do with pulling more people to their gigs than they were, of course…

With numerous encounters with the authorities they have continued to play and release new material away from the public eye.

In this day and age it doesn’t seem quite as big a deal as it was back then when they stood alone now a few of the ‘real’ bands have taken up the ‘flag’ to be original with attitude.

Long may independent bands continue keeping the music live and real.  LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE!

PRESENTED BY TV’S OVER.

Ticket: £12.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Wednesday 7th February

Live Dead 69

NOT A TRIBUTE! All star band LIVE DEAD 69 features original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten, who played all the keyboards on the original ‘Live Dead’ recording.

Their seven winter shows last February have assumed a certain mythology amongst UK Deadheads … the London finale sold out and video of the performance has been widely circulated on the web. And, a recent U.S. performance has played all this week on “The Grateful Dead Hour” syndicated radio show.

And featuring:

TOM CONSTANTEN, original Grateful Dead pianist, who played all the keyboards on the original “Live Dead” recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first 2 ambitious/ experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa.”

MARK KARAN, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones.

SLICK AGUILAR, who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before thaT.

UK drummer RICHARD NEWMAN who just recorded Robert Plant’s new single, recently toured with Paul Rodgers, also played in Jefferson Starship, Rory Gallagher, Deb Bonham and many others.

And UK multi-instrumentalist TONY MORLEY, also of Jefferson Starship – round out the line-up.

All are fan favorites, especially in the UK.

Her performing the first 2 live Grateful Dead albums (“Live Dead” recorded in 1969, and “Skull & Roses” in 1971) in their entirety, with assorted other selections and truckload of improvisation. Their unique familiarity with Grateful Dead’s halcyon material implies an improvisational prowess on full display!

This is one awesome show for Deadheads everywhere!

Ticket: £20.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14+

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Monday 12th February

Lydia Lunch & Weasel Walter: Brutal Measures (Voice and Drum), Flies On You

Brutal. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. True tales from America’s dark side…

LYDIA LUNCH is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether attacking the patriarchy and their pornographic warmongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament to her warrior nature.

Queen of No Wave, muse of The Cinema of Transgression, writer, musician, poet, spoken word artist and photographer, she has released too many musical projects to tally, has been on tour for decades, has published dozens of articles, half a dozen books and simply refuses to just shut up.

Brooklyn’s own Akashic Books have published her anthology Will Work For Drugs, as well as her outrageous memoir of sexual insanity Paradoxia, A Predator’s Diary, which has been translated into seven languages.

She performs in a variety of mediums, is a rabid collaborator and continues to release new music as well as re-issuing classic material such as her spoken word indictment against patriarchal idiocy, The Conspiracy of Women through Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People.

WEASEL WALTER (first name, last name) is a Brooklyn, New York based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases.

Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid articulation.

Expert in the underground music scene of the late 1970’s, Walter has lectured at various Universities including Bard, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Chicago in Paris, and penned the introduction for Marc Masters book NO WAVE, seen as the definitive history of the New York movement from which Lydia Lunch emerged in 1977 with her first group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.

In 2012, Weasel Walter began working with Lydia Lunch as musical coordinator and lead guitarist for RETROVIRUS, a retrospective, which spanned the spectrum of her musical legacy from No Wave Skronk to bludgeoning Hard Rock and sleazy Jazz Noir to propulsive Psychedlia. RETROVIRUS has just released their second full length LP URGE TO KILL in the USA, Europe and South America.

BRUTAL MEASURES combines the dynamic spoken word histrionics of Lydia Lunch, one of the genres most controversial performers with the improvisational virtuosity of Weasel Walter to create an intimate, terrifying and even hilarious evening of musical verite.

PRESENTED BY TV’S OVER.

Ticket: £13.00 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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Saturday 3rd March

LONDON CALLING play THE CLASH – ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ 40th Anniversary Tour w/ guests Criminal Minds

LONDON CALLING, The UK’s Premier Tribute to THE CLASH play their 1978 album in full!

The Clash released their acclaimed second album “Give ‘Em Enough Rope” in 1978. It went to Number 2 in the UK Charts and was the first album by the band to be released in the USA. Sounds Magazine named the album as the ‘Best Album of the Year’. NME voted it the ’87th Greatest Album of All Time’ retrospectively in 1993.

London Calling, The UK’s premier tribute to The Clash will be paying homage by playing the album in it’s entirety in sequence.

They will then go on and play the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more such as “Should I Stay Or Should I go”, “Rock the Casbah”, “I Fought the Law”, “White Man in Hammersmith Palais”, “Complete Control”, “Police On My Back”, “Clash City Rockers”, “Train in Vain”, “White Riot” and, of course, “London Calling”.

Presented by AGMP.

Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 7.30pm
Age: 14

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