On the Road

21 June 2015

Would Kerouac’s book have been so popular if it just involved sitting in traffic on the M25?

The mini-tour of the other side (that’s west) over, and we move on to the northern side with the Alternative Harvest Festival in Houghton Regis and the Hope and Anchor in, well, Islington of course.

Morgellons and Knock Off are at both gigs. So that’s three bands worth seeing already.

At Houghton Regis this Saturday, 27th June, there’s also some bloke called TV Smith, 16 Guns and The Fanzines to justify the entrance (£8 on the door or £6 in advance); along with, UK Ramones, Mid Age Rampage and Sarah Pink who I’ve not seen, so need to put that right. Doors open 2pm. All the details, like where the hell is Houghton Regis (Dunstable) and how do you get there, and where to get advance tickets are here

Then it’s on to the Hope & Anchor on the 3rd July for the Menace DVD launch party. With Morgellons and Knock Off are the Kult 45’s (which means it will be the first time I’ll have seen Dale in the same band twice!). Plus a late set from Comrade X. Not sure what late set means time wise, but stick around if you can it’ll be worth it. Details here Bring an extra tenner if you want the DVD and the ‘Full of Tea’ mug.

There we go, only a week of work to get through. Just need a roll of wallpaper now.


Back again

26 May 2015

Apologies, I’ve been in an induced coma while recovering from a hangover. If Bunny ever offers you a non-Jager bomb saying “just drink that”, just say “no”.

So where are we? The XSLF gig in Tottenham turned into a free gig without XSLF due to unforeseen circumstances on their part. Top marks to the promoters for putting something together at short notice, and all for free: Menace, Morgellons, Phoenix Chroi, La Flamme and Liliths Army.

Birmingham the following day, upstairs at the Actress & and Bishop with Morgellons (our personal stalkers), Voodoo Club, The Real Detonators and the Leech Bleeders. The Leech Bleeders had enough guitarists to be a punk Lynyrd Skynyrd, buckets of enthusiasm, and a sense of humour, which works for me. Also, they provided the amps, so thanks guys.

And to come:

High Wycombe this Friday, 29th with Knock Off, No Lip and Molotov Sex Bomb. The Phoenix Bar, Bridge St. HP11 2EL. From 8pm, £5 entry.

Back to the Guildford City Social Club on Saturday, 30th with The One Chord Wonders, Phoenix Chroi and Derek and Bob’s Live Transmission. Guidford City Social Club, 73 Josephs Road, Guildford GU1 1DN, from 8pm.


Something for nothing!

04 May 2015

XSLF have had to pull out of this Friday’s gig (8th May) at T-Chances. Instead the bill will now be :

  • Menace
  • Morgellons
  • Phoenix Chroi
  • LaFlamme
  • Liliths Army

And entrance will be free, as in nothing to pay to get in.

So, broke and depressed by the election result? Get to T-Chances, 399 Tottenham High Road, London N17 6QN. Doors open 7:30pm. There’s no excuse!

While we’re on the subject, it’s Birmingham on Saturday:

Punk and Disorderly

Featuring Menace, Morgellons, Leech Bleeders, Voodoo Club, The Real Detonators at the Actress and Bishop, 35 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH.

9th May, starts 6PM, a fiver entry, bargain!