17 Jan: Sham 69, Bibelots, Where's Strutter?, The Din - Playhard launch Dingwalls 40th Anniversary events.
Rock / Punk
PLAYHARD is very proud to present 2013 celebrations
for Dingwalls 40th year
Events launch this Thursday, January 17th
Punk legends Sham 69 with very special guests Bibelots, Where's Strutter, The Din & Playhard DJ Jean Genie
Advance tickets £10.00 via http://wegottickets.com/event/202954 or £12 on door
Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB
Doors 7.30pm (live stream 8-11.30pm GMT) via http://playhardgigs.com and http://gotseen.com
Stay in free for the DJs/bar after party until 3am (£5 entry for those arriving after midnight).
Sham 69; Quite simply one of THE top punk bands. Led by the charismatic and irrepressible Jimmy Pursey they produced a stream of catchy, populist, short and sweet punk rock anthems including 'If The Kids Are United', 'Hurry Up Harry' and 'Angels With Dirty Faces' that made the British charts. What makes Sham 69 even more interesting though is their arrival on the scene when Punk began to move from the more elitist fashion driven art scene to a rougher, more working class ethic. Above all - a fantastic, full on punk band with a dynamic live presences, a top singer and great tunes.
With the Sex Pistols splitting, the Clash obfuscating over their second album and a host of bands changing from punk to New Wave or Powerpop to get airplay and publicity enabled a band like Sham 69 who solidly proclaimed themselves PUNK and for the people to and with such an engaging and likeable singer to get publicity and strike a chord across the land. Sham 69 were the band genuinely doing it for the kids. This was punk rock for a lot of people and their street punk leadership would soon be swelled by the likes of the UK Subs, Ruts and Angelic Upstarts in the charts as punk caught a second wind that continues to be a huge inspiration on the next wave of musicians with something to say.“We're in a punk band that's it. If the bands gonna die it's gonna die as a punk band, not as a fuckin' pop group." (Jimmy Pursey) - *source punk77uk
Rioutous live fun, Jimmy Pursey and the gang are the original street punk legends, a huge musical, lyrical and cultural influence on the international music scene. This band started off mattering, and haven't stopped.
Bibelots. “Drenched in swagger, groove and cascading guitar, Bibelots pull off that almost impossible trick of marrying dance beats to rock and roll, and impressively, too.” Geoff Lloyd, Absolute Radio. 2012 included supports Reverend and the Makers and The Rifles at Shepherds Bush Empire, HMV Next Big Thing series, plays on Amazing Radio, Absolute Radio & Kerrang! plus a live TV performance on ESPN’s Talk Of The Terrace then a triumphant summer of festivals culminating in a series of performances at the Olympics. After a breakthrough year, Bibelots are ready for the next stage...
Where's Strutter? have quickly established themselves as one of Manchester’s hottest new bands. They became the first unsigned band to headline Club Academy, Academy 3 and Academy 2 in under 12 months - no mean feat considering that Lee, Paddy and Danny are all 20 and Max has just turned 18. Learning their craft on national tours, they have supported the likes of Buzzcocks, Twisted Wheel, The View, Ocean Colour Scene and Peter Doherty, who also sang guest vocals for the band. They spent their Summer building their reputation as ones to watch with triumphant gigs at Kendal Calling, Cockrock and Friends of Mine Festival. Their music is something of a driving force, finding acute satisfaction in extreme dynamics and a wavy euphonious guitar sound.
The Din; A Camden trio from Newcastle and Barcelona. The Din play blend a heady mix of influences and responsible for The Immaculate Consumption, which is their album, and out now! They have been turning heads and pricking up ears. Now further attention beckons...