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    • September 9, 2014 10:57 AM CDT
    • Hi, does anyone know anyone or anywhere in Florence that could help us out with a gig? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

      Thanks

      x

    • September 8, 2014 1:38 AM CDT
    • DEVIATION STREET
      Friday September 19th

      Deviation Street is London’s hot hang-out for desperate rock’n’rollers. You’ll see & hear the best new garage and trashy rock’n’roll bands we can find.

      In addition DJs Paul Milne (The Magnetic Mind) + Suzie Greengrass (Hidden Door) will be on hand with the vintage vinyl, spinning 45s of garage, beat, acid rock, & other assorted trash.

      LIVE:

      WHITE APE

      Lean, wiry, brash and catchy: darkly witty surf-punkabilly twangfest from London
      https://www.facebook.com/WhiteApeBand

      FRIENDS OF LUCA BRASI
      5 like minded geezers back in the ring. Old enough to know better, just young enough to be better... and having a ball sonically kicking the bollocks off all & sundry. Stand up, join up and get on the end of that...
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-Of-Luca-Brasi/120937687941699

      THE MYND SET
      Filling a space that has long been empty in the British music scene, The Mynd Set are the era-bending, genre-defying purveyors of psychedelic freakbeat not seen since the heady days of Swinging London. From Stevenage (like Lewis Hamilton, before he fucked off to Monaco)
      https://www.facebook.com/themyndset

      BABEZILLA
      New boys in class! Matt Willford (guitar), Dave Newington (drums). Hats might be worn.
      https://www.facebook.com/thisonesajazzgig

      @ The Alley Cat
      4 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP
      Tube: Tottenham Court Road
      8pm-3am, £4 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/287414, or £7 on the door

      FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518036645095300

    • August 6, 2014 11:29 AM CDT
    • DEVIATION STREET

      Friday August 15th

      Deviation Street is London’s hot hang-out for desperate rock’n’rollers. You’ll see & hear the best new garage and trashy rock’n’roll bands we can find.

      In addition resident DJ Phil Istine & guest DJ Ben Craven will be on hand with the vintage vinyl, spinning 45s of garage, beat, rock’n’roll, & other assorted trash.

      LIVE:

      THE GALILEO 7

      The Galileo 7 play psych-tinged, garage-flavoured, Medway-tainted power-pop and feature former Prisoner, Solarflare and current Forefather Allan Crockford. ‘False Memory Lane’, the new album, is now out.

      https://www.facebook.com/thegalileoseven

      THE STABILISERS

      A garage punk behemoth. Wowing audiences with their dynamic live shows, reactions have ranged from crazed, inspired dancing to requests for a biscuit. With high powered tunes featuring sabre-sharp lyrics and riffs with more hooks than velcro, you really can't go wrong.

      https://www.facebook.com/TheStabilisers

      THE DYING SHAMES

      London troupe who mix up classic rock’n’roll with garage and punk touches. As Shindig! scribe Hugh Dellar commented on seeing them live: “like The Heartbreakers had started covering Highway 61”. Spot on.

      https://www.facebook.com/dyingshames

      BRAIN WASHINGTON

      10,000 man hours – 10,000 lbs of psychedelic rock’n'soul, greasy garage grind and fuzzzzzzzzzed-out bubblegum noise pleasure! Debut single ‘L.S.D’ was described as sounding “like some raw ‘n’ atonal freaked ‘n’ f**ked -up heads-down wig-flipped brew, cooked up by a shit-faced coming together of Hawkwind, MC5 and the Buttholes with the eternally-admired Mummies”.

      https://www.facebook.com/brainwashington666



      @ The Alley Cat

      4 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP

      Tube: Tottenham Court Road

      8pm-3am, £4 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/283343, or £7 on the door


      FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1445016962431370

    • July 8, 2014 7:59 AM CDT
    • DEVIATION STREET
      Friday July 18th

      Deviation Street is London’s hot hang-out for desperate rock’n’rollers. You’ll see & hear the best new garage and trashy rock’n’roll bands we can find.

      In addition resident DJ Phil Istine & guest DJ Simon Wild (Oh!Gunquit) will be on hand with the vintage vinyl, spinning 45s of garage, beat, rock’n’roll, & other assorted trash.

      LIVE:
      THE TEAMSTERS
      North London beatster trio dedicated to The Kinks, Doc Martins, and Hofner guitars. Debut LP due in September.
      https://www.facebook.com/TeamstersMusic

      THE HACIENDA
      Italians who’ve relocated to South London. Excellent but hard to describe...”baggy garage”???
      https://www.facebook.com/thehaciendaband

      THE KUMARI
      The comeback show. New members, still making the heavy garage psych sounds...Third single ‘Until That Day’ has just been released and is available to purchase tonight.
      https://www.facebook.com/THEKUMARI

      THE PAST TENSE
      Three mates playing music together in the classic three-piece style.A blend power-pop, mod, punk, and 60's beat
      https://www.facebook.com/thepasttense

      @ The Alley Cat
      4 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP
      Tube: Tottenham Court Road
      8pm-3am, £4 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/280172, or £7 on the door

    • September 7, 2014 5:07 AM CDT
    • I need help professionally ripping vinyl, I would prefer if it was in Sweden.

      can anyone help?

       

      //Trevor

    • August 20, 2014 7:51 AM CDT
    • Hell yeah!

       

       

    • August 9, 2014 10:18 AM CDT
    • I'm going!

    • July 25, 2014 8:12 AM CDT
    • Whom amongst ye is going? Details here:

      http://www.garagepunk.com/event/3613

       

    • August 18, 2014 6:38 AM CDT
    • Cheers,
      We look into trading gigs in Europe with bands... we recide in Orebro, in the middle of Sweden.

       

      Follow us at:
      www.facebook.com/totoylosritardos
      www.reverbnation.com/totoylosritardospsychodelic

    • August 14, 2014 8:46 AM CDT
    • We are very pleased to announce that, in conjunction with Adaptor Clothing, the next Retro Man Blog Night on Friday September 26th at The Half Moon Putney will be an Anglo-French battle of three of the best Beat Combos around. Headlining will be the splendid adrenaline fuelled Medway Delta Pop of The Len Price 3. Opening the show will be the out-standing Garage Mod-upon-Thames sounds of The Past Tense who will be guaranteed to get people dancing from the very first chord. To complete this line-up we extend a hearty cross-Channel welcome to the French Yé-yé FreakBeat band Les Kitschenette's for their very first U.K. gig. And we can promise you they are très bon mes amis!

      Retro Man Blog Night's with The Len Price 3 are always something very special, so to ensure you don’t miss out on all the fun, and to save some money too, make sure you book your tickets in advance. Tickets are a bargain £8.00 direct from the Half Moon box-office by phone on 0208 780 9383 or buy at the bar to avoid booking fees. Otherwise you can order on line here: http://www.halfmoon.co.uk/event/1084

      If any tickets are left they will be sold at £10.00 on the night. The Half Moon is at 93 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1EU and is about 10 minutes walk from Putney Bridge Tube Station (District Line Wimbledon Branch) and Putney main-line train station (regular service takes only 13 minutes from London Waterloo). Loads of buses go to Putney too. Zut alors, à bientôt chums...!

      For more details including videos, please check this feature:

      http://retroman65.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/the-len-price-3-les-kitschenettes-past.html

    • August 13, 2014 12:51 PM CDT
    • cheers... we'd gladly get over there to play! Feel free to contact us about more details. Money is not really the issue but knowing it'll be a fun gig & happening. Swedish Garage over Iceland this fall!

    • August 3, 2014 10:05 PM CDT
    • There are some bands I'd warn my friends in Europe against seeing live , but The Fleshtones are not , and never will be one of them. Like many bands that have survived false trends and the ravages of time , The Fleshtones have had their peaks and valleys. But their valleys were miles above the peaks most modern "Garage"' bands could ever aspire to.

      I never saw The Cramps with Bryan or Kid (Who's a super nice guy , and does a great show , today.) , but , I was lucky I saw them at all , and they NEVER failed. I first saw The Fleshtones 30 years ago , hard to believe , but , while I've never seen them do a bad show , but , it was only up from there.....Keith Streng once told me about attending The Cramps' first gig , in 1976 , at Max's , supporting Suicide , saying it was THE gig that made him want to start a band. Thurston Moore , who happened to be at the same show , said the same thing in a documentary , so , The Cramps did'nt just become influential , they started out that way .

      IT'S COMMENDABLE THAT YOU'RE SPREADING THE GOSPEL OF TRASH THIS WAY....and here's no such thing as an unhealthy obsession with The Cramps. I CAN ATTEST THAT LUX WOULD'NT WANT TO BE WORSHIPPED AS A GOD , BUT , RATHER AS A MENTOR , SOMEONE WHO LIVED HIS LIFE TO THE UTTER MOST , AND DUG THE SOUNDS FROM THE GUTTER MOST .

      First and foremost , Lux and Ivy were/are fans, just as we are. Stay Sick , Turn Blue. Oxnard......

    • August 3, 2014 5:33 AM CDT
    • Checkout the new post on 'Trash, Garage Garbage and Other Delights'  and get a take on Chris's view of the live garage scene (Also below, I don't seem to be able to get the accompanying images to transfer, sorry about that)

      STAY SICK,.......An institution.
      A couple of guys, one objective!......Stalwarts of the Brighton music scene, Chris & Neil of Stay Sick have been preaching the gospel of primitive Rock 'n' Roll for a good while now, with their gigs and events taking on almost legendary proportions. I found Chris nestled in his mancave located deep in the wilds of the Sussex Downs, after enticing him out with a bucket of raw meat and the promise of copious amounts of free liquor..... here's what he had to say about Stay Sick and their ongoing crusade to keep it real.

      Ahhh.....Someone's happy !
      The sounds! Sleazy and greasy rock n roll from the fifties & sicksties including Tarantino surf, boppin' rockabilly, girl groups, swingin' rhythm and blues and twistin' tittyshakers for all of ya to go-go, grind, shake, shimmy, watusi and jerk to! Plus 60s primitive garage punk n 70s US/UK punk for all you bone necklaced, brothel creepin', striped t-shirted sicksties cavemen, cavewomen and black leather clad rockers out there. Always vinyl, always rockin’!

      The Dynamic Duo ?
      How it all started. Way back in 2008, a DJ, a punk and a drunk (all with an unhealthy obsession with the Cramps) met up to to discuss why there weren't any clubs like CBGBs in Brighton. After a few beers, and a few more, we drunkenly decided to put our money where our mouths were and start an underground garage punk night, putting on obscure and unknown bad ass bands from around the world and spinning sleazy scratchy rock 'n' roll records to tipsy dancers. And it worked! We started promoting bigger shows and DJing anywhere you can plug a pair of decks in. To date, we have put on over 150 bands from Billy Childish, Kid Congo from the Cramps, Monotonix, Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster to Thee Oh Sees.

      T'was a great night (2013)
      Mission statement no less! With bands from Japan, Germany, USA, France and even Croatia (to name but a few), we have made it our mission to track down, kidnap and present you with the best bands from all over the globe!

      Dark forces at work!

      The Highs! The best gig to date, that's a tricky one. I have loved putting on heroes of mine like Cramps royalty Kid Congo, John Spencer, the 5678's but I think the most fun I've ever had was CBGB's stalwarts the Fleshtones. We were originally worried that these guys may not cut it. Sometimes seeing your favourite band years after their hayday can be sad and disappointing. But the Fleshtones never had a hayday, they are still playing and partying as they did back in the day. I smiled through out their whole gig and danced like a loon.

      Satisfaction guaranteed.
      The Lows! The worst experience. Well, almost everyone I have met doing this promoting lark had been lovely, lovely people. A couple have been moody, a couple rude, and a couple arrogant. But the one person that sticks out as being a total arsehole was a tour manager who wanted to argue about the price of everything on the rider and the number of tickets sold (when we had saved the gig after another promoter cancelled a week earlier). After a long time justifying our figures I had missed the band that I had paid to fly half way round the world and play. I literally, caught the "CRANG, CRASH, thank you and good night..." bit.

      The Good Man Himself.
      Lux Lives! It was a shock when I heard the news that Lux died (mainly because I thought he was undead). I never got the chance to see them live, Neil, my sick partner in crime, saw and met them a few times as a goth growing up. Every year since we have celebrated the records he, Ivy and the 20 odd other band members gave us on the Feb 4th. We also play records that influenced them (Songs the Cramps Taught Us and Lux and Ivy's Favourites style). We have been thinking of getting a few bands together to do live covers of their favourite Cramps tracks so watch this space. It's amazing to see all the Cramps fans crawl out of the woodwork to worship at the alter of our lord Lux.

      In The Pipeline. It has been a plan for a long time to release a record. As vinyl addicts and lovers of great bands, it seems like a natural progression. We have a few things up our black leather sleeves but at the moment we are just a bit busy. I also work for a German record label, Stag-o-Lee, as a designer so I get my wax fix fulfilled doing the artwork for things like "Beats From Badsville vol 3 - Trash Classics from Lux and Ivy's Vinyl Mountain". double 10" gatefold (drool...).

      Check out their website for regular upcoming gigs and news (Just hit the STAY SICK link button on the panel) and if you're lucky enough to be in that neck of the woods, at the right time, you're in for a real treat !

      Stay Sick People.

    • July 18, 2014 3:41 PM CDT
    • "Voix de Garage" will be back after summer for more rock 'n roll, garage, punk, glam and oldies.

      Thanks for following us so far & CU in September with special guests!

      STAY SICK!!!!!

    • July 12, 2014 3:06 PM CDT
    • Voix de garage#30 Special See you next year! (02/07/2014)

      *Jingle* Know Your Product / The Saints / Eternally Yours / 1978 / Australie (Brisbane)

      Last Night / The Scientists / The Scientists E.P. / 1980 / Australia (Perth, Western Australia)

      Jungle Boy / Boys from nowhere / 7″ release / 1986 / US (Ohio)

      Thorn / Mudhoney / Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge / 1991 / US (Seattle)

      Graveyard Rock / The Joneses / Criminal History / 1982 / US (Los Angeles)

      Sick on You / The Hollywood Brats / Grown up Wrong / 1975 / UK (London)

      Take back the Toys / The Hives / Lex Hives / 2012 / Sweden (Fagersta)

      *The 5' French talk*

      Ya no puedes escapar / Los Explosivos / The Explosivos / 2008 / Mexxxico

      *The DOUBLE Sacred 60's Chapel*

         -Talk Talk / The Music Machine / single / 1966 / US (LA, California)

         -Move / State of mind / single / 1966 / USA (Delaware)

      So High, So Low / Nick Oliveri / Demolition Day / 2004 / US (Palm Desert, CA)

      Goddess of Dawn / Kadavar / Kadavar / 2012 / Germany (Berlin)

      No Thoughts / Cloud Nothings / Here And Nowhere Else / 2014 / US (Cleveland, Ohio)

      Pierce The Morning Rain / Dinosaur Jr / I Bet On Sky / 2012 / US (Amherst, MA)

      *Must be played at maximum volume (see ya next year!)* : Your Pretty face is Going to Hell / Iggy & The Stooges / Raw Power / 07/02/1973/ US (DETROIT)

      - See more at: http://www.trensmissions.ens.fr/voix-de-garage-30/#sthash.VLVxiI2E.dpuf

    • July 7, 2014 1:46 PM CDT
    • You want your band's tracks to be broadcasted on Voix de Garage garage glitter punk radio show? Just contact me

    • July 3, 2014 12:37 AM CDT
    • http://www.trensmissions.ens.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/voixdegarage29.ogg

      Voix de garage#29 Special Summertime! (25/06/2014)

      *Jiingle* Know Your Product / The Saints / Eternally Yours / 1978 / Australie (Brisbane)

      School’s out / Alice Cooper / School’s out / 06/1972 / US (Detroit Rock City)

      Sighs / The Revellions / Give it time / 2014 / Ireland

      1789 / Fuzzy Vox / On Heat / 2014 / France (Joinville le Pont)

      It Must be Summer / Fountains of Wayne / Utopia Parkway / 1999 / US (NYC)

      Summertime Blues / Eddie Cochran / 21/07/1958 / US

      California Sun / The Rivieras / single / 1964 / US (South Bend, Indiana)

      *The 5' French talk*: the festivals (with as a background, The Tell Tale Couch / The Phantom Surfers / The Phantom Surfers & Dick Dale / 1996 / US California)

      Feel Good Hit Of The Summer / Queens Of The Stone Age / 2000 / US (Palm Desert, CA)

      *The quiet moment*: End of the Summer / The New York Dolls / Dancing Backward in High Heels / 15/03/2011 / US (NYC)

      *Listen to that glitterous glitter*: Sea Cruise / Glitter Band / Hey / 1974 / UK (London)

      Summertime / Glitter Wizard / Hunters Gatherers / 2011 / US (San Francisco)

      Here comes the Summer / The Undertones / The Undertones / 05/1979/ UK (Derry, Northern Ireland)

      Summer Babe / Pavement / Slanted & Enchanted / 1992 / US (LA)

      *The Chachachachchacha-pelpelepel 60’s*: Surfin’ Bird / The Trashmen / Single / 1963 / US (Minnesota)

      Fun in the Summer / The Surf Trio / Almost Summer / 1986 / US (Eugene, Oregon)

      Zummer It’s A New Season / Edam Edam / Zummer EP / 2012 / France (Paris)

      *The Norway lesson for summer homework*: I Got a Knife / Turbonegro / Sexual Harassment / 2012 / Norway (Oslo suburbs)

      - See more at: http://www.trensmissions.ens.fr/voix-de-garage-29/#sthash.RpUHhK28.dpuf

    • July 6, 2014 11:43 PM CDT
    • I forgot....I have the "Lillies For My Pussy" EP , as well. There , they flirt with more melodic Psych , covering Love , United States of America , etc.

    • July 6, 2014 6:43 PM CDT
    • Cool. I have a couple of tracks of theirs on comps I picked up in the Late 80's.

    • July 6, 2014 5:24 PM CDT
    • Legendary UK Trash and Garage masters, The X-Men are reforming for a one off gig at the 'Pompey Rumble' on the 8th of November.

      Venue is the Wedgewood Rooms,  Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

       

       

    • July 6, 2014 3:10 PM CDT
    • Retro Man Blog presents The WitchDoktors + King Salami & The Cumberland 3 + The SuperMinx'70 at the Half Moon Putney, London SW15 1EU on Friday July 18th.

      More info and advance tickets (only £8.00) from http://www.halfmoon.co.uk/event/1083

       

    • June 19, 2014 2:32 AM CDT
    • Check out A Wamba Buluba Club, every Thursday night - https://www.facebook.com/awambabulubaclub - we played there in April and it's always a good party!

    • June 19, 2014 2:14 AM CDT
    • Last thing : https://www.facebook.com/lostikifans 

      If you're into instro rock'n'roll/surf music and you happen to hear that these guys are playing, go to the show. They totally rock ! 

    • June 19, 2014 2:07 AM CDT
    • Hey Romanne, 

      I don't know about shows because I don't live there but make sure to check at the Red Rocket Bar (Carrer del Codols, in the area of Placa del Tripi). Another cool place is Barbara Ann Bar : http://www.barbara-ann-bar.com/Barbara_Ann_Bar.html

      About vinyls, there are lost of cool shops in the Ciu Vella area (subway Universitat). Make sure to check at the Discos Daily, they have a huge collection of rock'n'roll, garage, soul... : http://www.dailyrecords.es/ (Carrer de les Sitges). But there are at least 4 records shop in the street. 

      Have fun !

      Ju