This Blog is Closed

Posted: July 21, 2012 in Sites

I have transferred this blog and merged it with punkgrandad.com

All previous posts, comments etc have been transferred too. I will keep this post up for a few weeks then this site will be closed. Many thanks for your support, see you on the other side:-)

Site is Down

Posted: July 19, 2012 in t-shirts

Unfortunately the Punk Granadad site – where you can buy T-Shirts – is down for a bit. I was attempting to rewrite it and messed up. Really sorry if you have been trying to buy a shirt but it shouldn’t be too long before we are up and running again…….

New Design

Posted: April 26, 2012 in t-shirts
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I would appreciate any comments on this latest T-shirt idea….homage to the Stranglers Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. (Thanks Michelle) Should it be red?

I am also in the very long winded process of redesigning the Punk Grandad website hence my lack of posts etc.

Nice 'n' Wheezy

This is another article I have found while trawling the net and follows my post from the Restarts site about Indonesian Punk……this takes it a bit further in showing that Punk is being followed by the youth of people in repressive states all over the world. Its worth reading and its definitely worth looking at some of the comments made after the piece. It was written by John Harris on 17th March 2012.

 

I was trawling through my usual websites and came across the below article on the Restarts site. Its about how the authorities in Indonesia are taking street kids who follow Punk and ‘re-educate’ them by shaving their heads and moving them out of town for brainwashing. Read the article, watch the video and sign the petition…this is wrong. Please copy and paste this and send it to all your contacts……

This is in response to the humiliating stifling of freedom of expression going on in Aceh, Indonesia! Punk is a state of mind, it is not embodied in a hairstyle or a piece of clothing, you cannot extinguish an idea with a set of hair clippers. The punks who attended the orphan benefit in Aceh have been stripped of all human rights, robbed of their identity in a humiliiting and degrading manner. Punk is about creating change and – WANTING TO CHANGE THINGS THAT ARE SHIT IN THIS WORLD! What the Aceh Police have inadvertantly done is create a call to arms for all punk rockers and believers of freedom to unite in solidarity against oppression! From the Arab Spring to the oppression in Syria THE WORLD IS WATCHING! Humans WILL NOT get away with oppressing other humans, we are rapidly evolving passed that stage.

WE ARE WATCHING, WE ARE SUPPORTING

…FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL!

sign the petition
http://www.change.org
BBC report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16176410
Video about Indonesia punk scene
http://www.globalpost.com/video/3814436/why-indonesian-kids-are-crazy-punk

Rebellion 2012

Posted: February 5, 2012 in Rebellion Festival
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Bought the ticket, (£6 booking fee a fuckin rip off mind you), booked the B&B and starting to get excited all over again. This year looks amazing with PIL and Rancid being confirmed as the headline acts for Saturday and Sunday, and I am making a daily check to see who Thurday and Friday are gonna be…… Really looking forward to seeing Loaded 44 (after my review of the Steve Ignorant gig), The Boys (again), Ruts DC and Penetration from back in the day and really hoping the Rabble come over from NZ….The rest of my festival will be taken up watching bands I’ve never seen before, or never heard of. I’ll probably do a load of youtube research too:-)

The full list of bands booked to date is below, and its great to see some new names on there as well as some of the usual cohorts. If you’ve never been  its worth the effort, 4 days, 6 stages and over 200 bands mean there’s something for everyone and if you’re really keen get there on the Wednesday because there’s bound to be a pre festival warm up gig in the pub round the corner.

Details for tickets copied and pasted from the rebellion site to the bottom of this post…..

RANCID
PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED
RUTS DC
THE ONLY ONES
BOW WOW WOW
ANTI PASTI
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS
THE BOYS
SNUFF
THE SLACKERS
THE BUSINESS
NEVILLE STAPLE BAND
PENETRATION
THE SUBHUMANS
BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE
D.O.A.
THE OUTCASTS
AGNOSTIC FRONT
TV SMITH & THE VALENTINES BEST OF THE ADVERTS
ZERO BOYS
SNFU
7 SECONDS
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
VICE SQAUD
THE FITS
HARDSKIN
LAST RESORT
THE CORTINAS
UK SUBS
ARGY BARGY
CASE
THE MONOCHROME SET
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
ABRASIVE WHEELS
MxPx
THE VARUKERS
5 SHITTY FINGERS
DEADLINE
THE FILAMENTS
THE CREEPSHOW
CHELSEA
ONE WAY SYSTEM
CITIZEN FISH
BLOOD OR WHISKEY
HERE AND NOW
RANDOM HAND
SPLODGENESSABOUNDS
GOLDBLADE
REAL McKENZIES
PATRIK FITZGERALD
THE RESTARTS
HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION
CHAS IKSTAN & THE BON BON BONS
THE NOTSENSIBLES
MENACE
KUNT AND THE GANG
THE LURKERS
JAYA THE CAT
TOXPACK
CRASHED OUT
CHOKING SUSAN
HAGAR THE WOMB
RORY McLEOD
RUST (Australia)
SEGISMUNDO TOXICOMANO (Basque)
TV SMITH & LEIGH HEGGARTY ( THE PRICE)
THE AGITATORS
THE DUEL
LOS FASTIDIOS
SICK ON THE BUS
RUBELLA BALLET
RAT CITY RIOT
CONTROL
REAZIONE
THE GRIT
NECK
VINCE RAY & THE BONE SHAKERS
VIC RUGGERIO (THE SLACKERS)
THE ENEMY
PARANOID VISIONS
TEXAS TERRI BOMB
SECTION 5
HENRY CLUNEY (ex SLF)
TOM HINGLEY
THE DIRTY FOLKERS
MAX SPLODGE
THE BLAME
DRAGSTER
PETE BENTHAM AND THE DINNER LADIES
DRONGOS FOR EUROPE
DIRTY REVOLUTION
DEMOB
2ND DISTRICT ( with special guest Pascal Briggs)
GIMP FIST
THE JONS
LOST CHERREES
RUNNIN RIOT
NEWTOWN KINGS
THE DIPSOMANIACS
TYRANNOSAURUS ALAN
THE HUMAN PROJECT
SARAH BLACKWOOD (the Creepshow)
FIRE EXIT
SENSA YUMA
POLICE BASTARD
DRAGSTER
CYANIDE PILLS
H.D.Q
PASCAL BRIGGS & THE STOKERS
THE BEATLESONS
PINK HEARSE
GEOFFREY OiCOTT
LUCY WARD
THE SPIVS
THE DOWNTOWN STRUTS (USA)
SYDNEY DUCKS ( USA)
DUN2DEF
SUBCULTURE
SEPTIC PSYCHOS
PATROL
3CR
HI FI SPITFIRES
ROUGHNECK RIOT
MONKISH
PAUL CARTER
MONICA & THE EXPLOSION
BOOZE & GLORY
ASHIKA SOUND SYSTEM
THE CROWS
ACID DROP
KEVIN SECONDS
HOTWIRED
LOADED 44
ON TRIAL UK
WOB
FOREIGN LEGION
THE KIRKZ
BITE BACK
SCREAMA BALLERINA
CHASE PALMER WILLIAMS (LIGHTYEAR)
KELLY KEMP
EL MORGAN
JOE TILSTON
ROBIN LEITCH
CRAIG TEMPLE
REB SUTTON
TINA LEE
MIKE SCOTT
BILLY LIAR
MARK McCABE
REN SPITS AT MAGPIES
LOUISE DISTRAS
SUICIDE SI
JAKE AND THE JELLYFISH
ED ACHE
THE ADJUSTERS
DIRTBOX DISCO
BARNYARD MASTURBATOR
POG
SKUYELA
EMMA HALLOWS
HAIGHT ASHBURY
THE BROKEN TEA-SET
THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE KID
OLIVE ANNE
KATIE RAINE
SOME SORT OF THREAT
CHRIS BUTLER
LOUIE RAW
UKULELE KRIS

DAY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

THURSDAY – £30
FRIDAY – £50
SATURDAY – £50
SUNDAY – £50

Day tickets are limited to 1000 per day

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM REBELLION BY CHEQUE OR CREDIT CARD (details below)

Cheques / POs payable to: Rebellion Festivals Ltd

Please send to: 65 Whitecross Rd Hereford HR4 0DQ

PLEASE ENCLOSE AN SAE (Stamped Adressed Envelope) for your tickets to be returned.

There is NO booking fee for tickets purchased by Cheque / Postal Order

CREDIT CARD HOTLINE

To pay by credit card securely over the phone, please call: 02476 601 678 (00 44 2476 601678 from outside the UK)

BOOKING FEE WILL APPLY

Alternatively, please email us for further information at: rebelliontickets@btinternet.com

WE NOW ACCEPT PAYPAL

Please email rebelliontickets@btinternet.com for details on how to make a payment

OTHER TICKET AGENTS

UK:
www.gigbox.co.uk
www.seetickets.com
www.ticketmaster.co.uk
www.blackpoollive.co.uk

and at
ALL AGES RECORDS (London)
27A Prat Street
Camden Town
London
NW1 0BG
UK
TEL: 0207 267 0303

E-mail: shop@allagesrecords.com
Open Everyday from 11:30AM – 6:00PM

ROCKERS ENGLAND (Manchester)
89-95 Oldham Street
Manchester M4 1LW
0161 839 9202

Top 25 Punk Albums Ever!

Posted: November 6, 2011 in Other Sites
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Top 25 Punk Albums Ever!.

 

Surfing and came across this….a lazy post I know but worth a copy. Amazed the Misfits are number 3, but I find it hard to disagree with the majority of albums on here.