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Oi Polloi - Saorsa picture disc (2 versions)

Oi Polloi – Saorsa
Picture disc (two versions)
UVLPEE61 – Urinal Vinyl Records

This is the sixth studio album of the long going scottish anarchist punk band Oi Polloi (ancient slang for “The Common People”) – 15 new songs recorded in 2014 with a retrospective of the many musically influences of previous Oi Polloi records. Here you find the anarcho charged sing-a-long Oi!Punk mixed with D-Beat-Crust and of course classic UK Anarcho Punk.

“Saorsa” means “Freedom” in scottish gaelic and “Freedom” or “Liberty” is the lyrical main subject of this album. Lyrics are mostly sung in English with little excursions into Gaelic, Spanish as well as Yiddish. With all the heavy political content, Oi Polloi never exclude humor in what they do and this is what makes them so sympathic in my eyes.

Responsible for the beautiful artwork was Sonia L. who already contributed to previous Oi Polloi records such as “Fuaim Catha”, and this album artwork has now been used to manufacture these amazing picture disc versions of the LP. Pressed in colour (350 copies) or black and white (a very limited 140 copies only!) Things of beauty they are, get one while you can!

Fanzines of the Anarcho-Punk Era 1976-1984

From the Pistols to the Miners’ Strike: Fanzines of the anarcho-punk era 1976-1984
Hosted by Dizzy Ink and Nottingham Contemporary and Notts Zine Library!
27 April 2019 – 11:00-16:00
Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB
Facebook event

Super limited spaces available – email: info@thesparrowsnest.org.uk

In the 1970s, DIY print media met Punk and Anarchism, and the Anarcho-Punk Fanzine was born. The print quality may have been patchy, but the passion and commitment are undeniable. This hands-on workshop explores the politics and the music through zines and a punk soundtrack, courtesy of the Sparrows’ Nest Anarchist Studies Library.

11.00 Welcome and browse zines, books, album covers and posters, with anarcho-punk sound track.

11.30 “The Sparrows Nest”, with Philipp

11.45 “The 1970s and 1980s”, with Mike

12.15 “Anarchism and related alternatives before 1976”, with Claire

12.45 Break and browse, with sound track

13.30 “Punk, Anarcho-Punk and the Fanzine”, with Claire

14.00 Zine Making Activities using Mimeograph

16.00 Close

Fanzine covers - for Kill Your Pet Puppy and New Crimes

Conflict - Omega Tribe - Scotland - July 2019

CONFLICT AND OMEGA TRIBE will play a three-city mini-tour of Scotland in July 2019.

Friday 12 July 2019
Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
with Happy Spastic and S3.6.9
Doors 7.30pm | £12.50

Saturday 13 July 2019
The Tunnels, Aberdeen
with The Signal and S3.6.9
Doors 8pm | £12.50

Sunday 14 July 2019
Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
with Frinetix and S3.6.9
Doors 5.30pm | £12.50

Tickets are now on sale for all gigs from Tickets Scotland and Ruffneck Red Promotions.

Slice of Life - Ramsgate - 5 April 2019

STEVE IGNORANT HAS announced the first dates of Slice of Life’s upcoming ‘Don’t Turn Away’ tour, which will showcase new material from the band’s shortly-to-be-released new Don’t Turn Away album.

Further details will be made available on Ignorant’s web site as these are confirmed.

Slice of Life ‘Don’t Turn Away’ tour 2019

APRIL

  • 4 April – Devonshire Arms, Cambridge
  • 5 April – Music Hall, Ramsgate
  • 6 April – Lewes Con Club, Lewes (now with Zounds, due to The Cravats unavailability)
  • 18 April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (the first of the triple-header gigs with Headsticks and Interrobang?)
  • 19 April – The Rigger, Newcastle-under-Lyme (the second of the triple header gigs with Headsticks and Interrobang?)
  • 20 April – The Maze, Nottingham (the third of the triple-header gigs with Headsticks and Interrobang?)
  • 21 April – Dementia Aware Fest at Dolls House, Abertillery

JULY

  • 4 July – Katie Fitzgeralds, Stourbridge
  • 5 July – Old Cinema Laundarette, Durham
  • 8 July – Dog And Parrot, Eastwood
  • 25 July – Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
  • 26 July – The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading
  • 27 July – The Riviera in Boscombe, Bournemouth
  • 28 July – BESTIVAL, Lulworth Estate

AUGUST

  • 1-4 August REBELLION, Blackpool

Slice of Life - Zounds - Lewes - 6 April 2019

Slice of Life - Eastwood - 8 July 2019

And he was cut down - poster

‘And He Was Cut Down’
Poetry reading, Music event
Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine with Kate Shortt
Thursday, 21 March 2019, 19:00-20:00

Abney Park, 215 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 0LH
[Advance tickets] – £15 / £12 concs, includes a complimentary wine.
Entry at the main gates on Stoke Newington High St from 18:15-18:45. Latecomers will not be admitted.

And He Was Cut Down

An exclusive performance in the Abney Park Chapel for World Poetry Day, ‘And He Was Cut Down’, an epic poem by Penny Rimbaud, charts the fate of the risen saviour and those who rose beside him only to be cast away in the retreat from grace. Throughout the poem, Mary Magdalene pleads that there could and should have been a better way. ‘He was the wanderer, but my shadow pinned him down. He was the shaman, I the She. He was powerless against me, ripped and ragged by my force.’ Feminist in its instinct, this is an impassioned plea that human kindness might find its many ways of expression beyond the rebukes of cruel chastity and oblique prophesy. ‘He died yet would not die. She laid but could not lie nor cradle his body through time.’

Performed by Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine continuing a creative partnership forged when both were members of Crass. They will be joined on stage by cellist extraordinaire, Kate Shortt, in what promises to be a memorable and thought-provoking evening.

And he was cut down - detail

Conflict - Watford - 13 April 2019

Conflict, Overload, The Blissetts, Dead Mob
The Old Brewery, 7 Station Rd, Watford WD17 1ET
Saturday 13 April 2019
£12.50 advance
[Facebook event]

Conflict are an English anarcho-punk band originally based around Eltham in South London that formed in 1981. They have been described as the world’s most influential anarcho-punk band, along with Crass. They influenced the punk movement with their non-conventional approach to music and philosophy. Fierce, tense, cajoling and militant, the reverberation alone is enough to provoke an emotional response. They can be looked on as a combination of what The Clash and Crass could have been, all over a ferocious punk band. The history of rock music has always been intertwined with that of protest, from Bob Marley to Public Enemy, the Stones to the Pistols, etc. Conflict delivers the sound of timeless rebellion.

Conflict - Liverpool - 16 March 2019

Conflict, Emissaries of Syn
The Tivoli Venue, Brunswick Rd, Buckley, Flintshire CH7 2EF
Saturday 16 March 2019
[Facebook event] | [Tickets]

Conflict - Buckley - 15 March 2019

Conflict, Dawn Ray’d, Bite Back, Falaun
DROP The Dumbulls Gallery, Dublin street, Liverpool L3 7DT
£10.00 on door
Friday 15 March 2019
[Facebook event]

Entry Points: Resonating Punk, Performance, and Art Stevphen Shukaitis, Penny Rimbaud, Dharma, and Awk Wah

Entry Points: Resonating Punk, Performance and Art
Stevphen Shukaitis, Penny Rimbaud, Dharma and Awk Wah
Minor Compositions / Ujikaji Records, 2019.

Art-media project exploring resonances between punk and performance in the UK and Southeast Asia

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, as members of the performance art group EXIT, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher turned to creating outside of the gallery system and artistic conventions. Taking inspiration from eastern philosophy, particularly Buddhism and Taoism, they searched for ways to push beyond the boundaries of Western art practices and rationalities. This resonates with Redza Piyadasa and Suleiman Esa’s 1974 manifesto and exhibition Towards a Mystical Reality, which likewise sought to find a way out of the limitations of modernist art practices and rationalities. Entry Points takes up Piyadasa’s statement that art does not exist in time but only has entry points. What entry points might we find in the resonances between different attempts to utilize conceptual and performative gestures as a way to escape from the constraints one is faced with, aesthetically and politically?

Contains an essay by Stevphen Shukaitis, a dialogue between Shukaitis and Penny Rimbaud, and a recording of an improvised performance by Dharma and Awk Wah responding to footage of the Stop the City Protests.

Stevphen Shukaitis is a cultural theorist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex. Penny Rimbaud, is a writer, poet, philosopher, painter, musician and activist. He was a member of the performance art groups EXIT co-founded the seminal anarchist punk band Crass. Dharma was the guitarist of The Observatory for the first 7 albums. In 2013, he released his solo debut, Intergranular Space. Awk Wah is the solo project of Shark Fung, a prolific Mandopop songwriter in his youth who later spent time playing drums in band like Engineered Beautiful Blood, Amino Acid Orchestra and I\D. 52 pages, Risograph printed artist book with CD Edition of 200

The text is freely available to read online on the Scribd platform, while the book and CD can be purchased from Minor Compositions.

 

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