Vice always have a habit for laying on amazing line-ups for their parties, but this time they’ve managed to out do even themselves and land an exclusive of epic proportions.
Taking over Village Underground (yep, that place with the tube trains on the roof), the guys have managed to coax not one, but two sets from The Bronx, who are no doubt the world’s best punk band not called Fucked Up.
What that means is that not only will you be able to get your sweat on to a regular Bronx show, you also get to dead leg your mate to a set from Marachi El Bronx – the LA quartet’s bizarre Latino alter ego.
Add to that sets from Basque dance weridos Crystal Fighters and Leeds post-ROFLcore outfit Pulled Apart By Horses, as well as DJ sets from Lovefoxx, The Big Pink, Pain in Pop, Sexbeat, and Kenilworth’s finest: This is Music and you have a oh-shit-I-can’t-believe-this-sold-out-already kinda party.
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Similar in form and style to No Age, Wavves and all that, Crocodiles differ from their LA compatriots by the sheer amount of dark, psychedelic weirdness they manage to cram into their lo-fi noise pop. Taking the logic that No Age are like the Decendents played through a telephone, then these guys are kind of like Jesus and Mary Chain sound-tracking a really dark acid trip.
Making their first UK appearance at the Old Blue Last on the back of their new LP ‘Summer of Hate’, the line-up also includes thrashy noise act Internet Forever and the first ever World exclusive gig of Wolf Paradise. It doesn’t get better than this really…
Sunday, 12 July from 20:00 – Late
Old Blue Last, 39, Great Eastern Street, Hoxton and Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
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It’s been a while since London last saw Lovvers, what with touring and recording in the US-of-A, unless you were at the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s gig last month, you’d have to be living next to their practice space in sunny Nottingham to have seen hide or hair of them for almost 6 months.
What you always get with Lovvers is a pretty kick-arse live show, almost every time we’ve seen them the lead-singer has been dragged around by some ruffian, swerved the advances of some drunken maiden or dived head-first into a crowd of confused looking indie kids, so god knows what will happen this time. They have apparently gone a bit more garage though, which will no doubt cause a few fireworks.
What we do know is that The Stag’s Head is pretty tiny, and with cult local band Male Bonding and much loved prog-rockers Please also playing it’s going to be rammed. Get there early!
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Yeah, we know the food is plastic and everyone seems to be carrying heavy weaponry, but it’s always sunny, the sea is on your door-step and every band on the punk scene seems to have realised that the Circle Jerks, The Descendents and Berlin-era David Bowie are all amazing, and, like totally work in one song.
Fortunately AITBF have managed to coax two of LA’s most awesome acts to Stokie for one night of US amazingness. For those who aren’t familiar, or have always wondered what they were listening to on Skins, The Mae Shi are an array of shambolic punk, disco bleeps and broken hip hop whose songs deal with lofty topics like religious mass murder, whilst Abe Vigoda are beautifully melodic tropical punk act that have seem to make the friendliest music known to humanity.
Add to that Kingston stop-start punk kids Tubelord and you have one hell of a frickin’ party. Be there or be at home with your Counting Crow records, dude.
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