The last time two members of Parker played over here it was a few days before we went into national lockdown. They were called Gas Hands then, but now, with a new bassist, the band from Derry are on a UK tour, and fair play to them. Perhaps they are soothsayers, as by the time you read this martial law will probably have been reinstated (in Wales anyway). (‘Lock your doors, close your minds, only the elite may gather in numbers, you scum can die alone’).More
GIG REVIEW – Extinction of Mankind, Cress, Subvision, Zero Again, Vitriolic Response, Wolfbastard @ Star and Garter, Manchester
EOM (photo – phil king)
Smashing the windows of opportunity. As if live music of a DIY variety wasn’t chaotic enough without the last couple of years snowploughing it to the kerb under a pile of other shit. But god nose as your dog knows I’ve tried to seize the chances of getting to gigs when they have been presented, and harboured half a hope we were getting back into some form of satisfaction after the summer, but no. This marvellous lineup of punk looked like a final nail in the coffin of the year as the next one rapidly goes down-hill before its even started.More
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What did God give us Neil?… God gave us life Nigel!… Sure Did.
A visit to one of my old stomping grounds and a chance to catch up with a couple of old punk mates that I’d not seen much since defecting across the border over 20 years ago (don’t worry I got my tetanus jab before returning).
‘Nananananananananana Boris is a nonce is a nonce, Boris is a nonce…’ Up went the chant from this Scouse partisan crowd. It was both a celebratory and an angry night as Cabbage performed a swan-song-lap-of-honour on this, their final tour.More
Bassists (good ones) are hard to come by, so once you’ve laid your bassist snare and caught one, you need to nail them down. Caernarfon post-punk-rock band White Ether laid their trap over a year ago, and such was their plight, it took that long for Mickey (of Scapegoats) to unwittingly walk into it and find himself on stage.More