Refugee solidarity gig

Roll up, roll up, you ‘orrible little squigglies – it’s gig time at the Red Lion! A night of music raising money for the Dunkirk Refugee Women’s Centre!

More precise times to follow, but things will be kicking off around 8:30/9:00 with….

Anarcho Folko playing their distressing, fast ‘n’ sloppy folk-punk shouty tunes. After several years of lying fallow, this is their long-threatened return to live gigging so come laugh at them shitting their kecks with terror!
https://www.facebook.com/AnarchoFolko/
https://anarchofolko.bandcamp.com/

Next up is Perkie bringing some awesome solo indie dream pop. Killa keys, vonderful vocals and lush lyrics. personal/political/powerful/passionate/pandas/pangolins
https://www.facebook.com/PerkieMusic/
https://perkie.bandcamp.com/

Finally, would it be a Bristol benefit gig without Spanner? Who can say? Regardless, they are playing so all is well. You know the drill: come dance around to their political punk-ska-and-all-sorts stylings and celebrate them finally finishing mixing their fucking album 😉
https://www.facebook.com/spanner.easton/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peKIk6j_57A&feature=youtu.be

The gig is a benefit for Dunkirk Refugee Women’s Centre, a volunteer-run space that is “committed to supporting women, families and minors in and around Grande Synthe, Dunkirk and Calais. We support the specific needs of women, children and vulnerable people, of all ages and nationalities, who have left their homes and loved ones due to war, conflict and persecution”
https://www.dunkirkrefugeewomenscentre.com/
https://www.facebook.com/refugeewomenscentre/

It’s coming!

Yes! There’s a lot of work gone into this one as well as loads of awesome musical, mirthful and mob shouty contributions from friends and comrades of Spanner. It’s taken us a while but we’re actually quite close now. The album’s been mastered and the artwork is in progress. We’re really looking forward to having it out and about!

We’ve set up a crowdfunder to help pay for the release. Anyone wanting to support the new album can get it first and with a discount to say thanks for helping out. So if you’d like to pre-order your CD or LP you can do it here:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wont-be-stopped

And here’s track one from the new album, to get you in the mood for more musical motivation for action and making revolution! See you at the gigs and on the streets!

Newport anti spycops benefit

Stag and Hounds 08.03.18

Red Lion 28.01.18

https://www.facebook.com/events/1535379936516744/permalink/1543412895713448/

BDS fundraiser this Saturday!

Mercurius rising album launch!

This Saturday 11th November at the Chelsea in Easton, we’re playing with the hard working, fun loving, crusty bastard folk punkers Mercurius Rising, for their long awaited album launch! Chuck SJ Hay and Invincible Pigs are also bringing the noise. There will be records and rowdiness! Expect much merriment and mayhem from, at a guess, 8pm! It’s not going to look like this…

Plymouth punks birthday bash!

AWOL brings you a “right royal” birfday celebration.
Andy n Liz (Plymuff punk royalty) both turn 50 this year.
Also they have been together for 25 years,with CDS being one of their first dates.AHHH!!!!
So please turn up and raise a pint or two in their honour.
DJ Crusty will be spinning some reggae/dub and ska between the bands.

We’re playing with CDS and Bus Station Loonies and we’re on at 9.30pm!

Party time! UP THA PUNX!!!

Fundraiser at the Plough 09.09.17

This is a benefit for Sven and Natasha, more info below and at http://www.freesvenandnatasha.org

On the morning of the 6th July 2012 police in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, raided Sven and Natasha’s home and the office of the local animal rights group. The police seized computers, storage devices, printers, cameras and paperwork from both addresses. Sven and Natasha were arrested with European arrest warrants for ‘conspiracy to blackmail’ in relation to Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), the UK’s largest animal testing laboratory. They were held in prison for a week before being released on strict bail conditions, having surrendered their passports. A third person was also raided and arrested in the UK.

In early 2014 the UK defendant went to trial and was convicted of committing conspiracy to blackmail between 2001 – 2011, for her part in running Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), a global campaign that fought for the closure of HLS. She is now serving a 6 year prison sentence. Sven and Natasha are currently waiting to be extradited to the UK for their trial. They are charged with committing conspiracy to blackmail between November 2008 – December 2010, accused of carrying out a range of actions, from posting polite campaign letters to criminal damage.

Sven and Natasha have been charged with ‘conspiracy to blackmail’. Conspiracy and blackmail charges have been used increasingly over recent years to repress and dismantle animal rights campaign groups. The implications of these police operations should concern all social justice movements and anyone who organises against corporations or the state.

Bath 07.09.17

The weekend starts early in Bath with a whopping gurt Subhumans gig! We’re pleased to play again with them and look forward to hearing the other bands too! We’re on 9.15-9.45pm. Here’s the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1513234702084624/