Rancid, Anti-Nowhere League play Manchester Academy

By |December 7th, 2012|0 Comments

(review by joe hovis)

I hadn’t been to the Manchester Academy in a long time (probably since I last saw Rancid in 2008) they have refurnished the place and it looks smart and it’s clear a lot of money has been spent on this venue. After a 2 hour train journey and trying to locate the Rancid boys in various pubs before the 7 o’clock kick off to no avail I eventually admitted defeat and started queuing up with fans of all types, your Fred Perry skinheads there for Booze and Glory, your old man bikers there for the League and every other type of punk you can imagine for Rancid’s various genre crossovers.

Rebellion Festival 2011, Blackpool – Saturday

By |August 5th, 2011|0 Comments

 

THE DAMNED, GBH, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, DIRTY FOLKERS, RESISTANCE 77, DRONGOS FOR EUROPE, TEXAS TERRI BOMB, HOOLIGAN, THE WARRIORS, 3CR
Winter Gardens, Blackpool
(review neil crud, pix sarah lock)

Rebellion 2011 @ Winter Gardens, Blackpool

By |August 5th, 2011|0 Comments

Hey, it only took 15 years to actually get round to doing Rebellion (silly boy) – how I have missed out on this gathering of the clans, the masses against the classes – or (what it really is) a damn good piss up with like minded people all here for the love of our music.

Damned, Anti Nowhere League @ Pier Pavilion, Colwyn Bay

By |November 20th, 1981|6 Comments


(Colwyn Bay Pier today – a relic of its former glory)
It was two days off my 15th birthday. I had seen (and met) The Jam and The Clash (supported by Vapors, Jiving Daleks and Mikey Dread), but this was my first gig I went to without my Dad (he was/is a photographer and got press passes for most shows).