The message, the mentality AND the sound of the truly independent music scene.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Punk Rock Record Fair + Give Up All Hope, Death Race, Cruelty, Coma, Ruin and Gurkha live in Brixton, the Grovesnor pub 28/01/06

A punk rock record fair took place this Saturday in Brixton. Lots of vinyl was there to be purchased for your collecting pleasure, mostly crust and old school hardcore stuff. Charles Bronson, Los Crudos, Gray Matter and Christ on Parade lps,classic Finnish re-issues (Kaaos, Appendix, Riistetyt), early Japanese stuff (Gauze) along with new releases from some of the best contemporary European bands (Burial, The Now Denial, Regulations) were there to remind everyone that doing it yourself has been in the past and still is able to outrival most corporate music products at honesty, emotion and ability to inspire.

Delicious vegan food and drinks of all sorts were your fuel for the evening, genuine punk rock was blaring from the speakers, loads of lovely punks, hardcore kids and crusties flooded your surroundings and sheer love for this counter culture was what brought you there in the first place.

A gig with Give Up All Hope, Death Race, Cruelty, Coma, Ruin (ex-Doom, Scatha, Disaffect) and Gurkha followed for your dancing pleasure.

The proceeds went to the Advisory Service for Squatters, "an UNPAID collective of workers who have been running a daily advice service for squatters and homeless people since 1975". They publish The Squatters Handbook, the 12th edition of which can be obtained directly from them, Advisory Service For Squatters, 84b, Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX.

Check their website and support their cause. Human dignity and the right to live are alone more important than any commercial exploitation of public spaces and deserted buildings.

Here are some pictures from that evening for your viewing pleasure. Hope to see you there next year.

Feel free to copy and reproduce (I would appreciate it if you mentioned the source).

Useful links
Active Distribution
Advisory Service for Squatters


Blogger Eygl√≥ said...

Normally I don't enjoy reading about music, but you make it worth while :)

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Blogger wearemorethanwords said...

PUnk still reigns supreme! Too bad I have to be a closet punk. In order to beat the system I had to join it. Then it became me, and I became it.

Institutionalized education? Masters degrees? Not so punk eh?

But, this is the face of punk to come. Punk evolution. Punk is growing older hmm, must be rolling into its 40s now!!! Wow, you might even start hearing it on your favorite oldies station? Yeah!

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