Pumpkin Levy Weekender, @ The Klondyke Club, Manchester

By |July 14th, 2019|0 Comments

13-14/7/19

Too early for Halloween you say? This is nothing to do with autumnal veg but a determined effort by the squash based Manchseter punk record label to re-establish at least a flavour of the Dirty Weekend/Common Ground festivals they were involved in and that have sadly run out of available destinations in recent times. So while there’s no camping involved the excellent community club in Levenshulme does at least have some outside green space to rig up a marquee to complement the indoor stage. Invite a similar range of alternative styles of band to what was mixed up on those previous festival fields and the ingredients are looking good for a feast. Oh don’t forget to add Buckfast as a condiment.

Obscene Extreme Festival @ Battlefield, Trutnov, Czechia

By |July 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Obscene Extreme Festival 2019

3-6/7/19

To think, for a bit, I considered not going.  With other festivals to check out and compare and contrast, and after the major milestone/mess of its 20th anniversary party last year, maybe this could take a break.  But then they announce the line-up including a top selection of American hardcore that you don’t get to see a lot and what do you know, all arrangements are made a we’re rushing back to the heart of the chaos.

GIG REVIEW – Single Mothers @ Sound, Liverpool

By |July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments


Single Mothers
are from London; not That London, but London in Ontario in Canada. They’re three albums into their career since their 2008 inception.

LISTEN AGAIN – Neil Crud On TudnoFM – Show #149

By |June 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Two hours (well 90 mins recorded) of mainly shouty punk rock….

Neil Crud on TudnoFM – Show 149
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GIG REVIEW – Spilt, The Lotts, Serratone, Hollow Vandals @ Live Bar, Warrington

By |June 21st, 2019|0 Comments


The Live Bar in Warrington has been open three weeks. It has a cool vibe and is purpose built to function as a live bar. The black decor and walls are adorned with those icons of the past; the Bowies, the Jimis, the Beatles… Tonight is however most certainly about the future and the average age of the sizeable crowd can’t be much more than 20… That’s great to see, and bodes well for the future of ear splitting music…