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THE REBELLION 2019 punk festival gets underway on 1 August in Blackpool, with many original wave anarcho-punk artists performing across the weekend.

Rebellion 2019 - Slice of Life

Slice of Life, 1 August, The Opera House

Andy T, 1 August, Almost Acoustic

Rebellion 2019 - Rubella Ballet

Rubella Ballet, 2 August, Pavilion Stage

The Subhumans, 2 August, Empress Ballroom

Lost Cherrees, 2 August, Opera House

Hagar the Womb - Rebellion 2019

Hagar the Womb, 3 August, Pavilion Stage

Citizen Fish, 3 August, Club Casbah

Paranoid Visions, 3 August, Arena

Conflict - Rebellion 2019

Conflict, 4 August, Club Casbah

Culture Shock, 4 August, Club Casbah

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Cover of Vive Le Rock - with anarcho-punk cover advertising features inside

THE NEXT ISSUE of Vive Le Rock magazine has a special focus on the history of the original British anarcho-punk wave.

Currently available for pre-order, issue 65 will explore how ‘how punk rattled the government gates’, and include coverage of Crass, Subhumans, Conflict, Flux of Pink Indians and Zounds amongst others.

Vive Le Rock 65 Anarcho Punk

Anarchy + Peace
How Punk Rattled The Government Gates

With…

Crass
Subhumans
Conflict
Flux Of Pink Indians
Zounds

Plus…

The Members
Flipper
Nofx
New Model Army
Thin Lizzy
Pauline Murray (Penetration)

And loads more!

Who was the greatest anarcho-punk band? Pre order now – the story of anarcho-punk with Crass, Subhumans (UK), Flux of Pink Indians, Conflict, Zounds and more!

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Lost Cherrees - Rebellion show and new album Blank Pages promotion

LOST CHERREES WILL launch their new album Blank Pages to coincide with their live set at the upcoming Rebellion festival.

The album will be released on the Grow Your Own Records label.

Recorded at Perry Vale Studios, the band pledge that Blank Pages will deliver “12 tracks of loud, angry punk rock”.

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Anarcho-punk art exhibition - Mexico - August 2018

THE EXHIBITION OF anarcho-punk art, which was previously displayed in Oakland, California in April of this year, is being shown in Mexico today, at the “punk rocking bar” Gato Calavera.

Exhibition of anarcho-punk art and photography with more than 50 pieces from 1983 to the present: rare photos of bands and activism, propaganda, fanzines, DIY, art, posters and more

Anarcho-punk art exhibition
31 August 2018
EL GATO CALAVERA
Av. Insurgentes sur N° 179 Col Roma 06700
Ciudad de México

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On BBC One’s early evening magazine show The One Show yesterday evening (25 April 2018), Jon Culshaw presented a short retrospective feature on The Thatchergate Tape, the hoax telephone conversation between Thatcher and US president Reagan produced and circulated to the media by members of Crass in the aftermath of the Falklands War (recordings and transcripts of the tape are available online). There were no new revelations in the piece, but the feature includes a brief interview with Steve Ignorant and even briefer live footage of Crass (taken, as always, from the Persons Unknown documentary).

Viewers in the UK can catch-up with a recording of the show of the BBC iPlayer (until 25 May 2018).

Thatchergate - Culshaw

Thatchergate - Ignorant

Thatchergate - tape extract

Thatchergate - academic

Thatchergate - extract

Thatchergate - Crass

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Anarcho punk albums - the bands' story behind anarchist punk music -front cover

ANARCHO-PUNK IS an ideology of personal freedom. Its artistic self-expression should be available to everyone, regardless of technical ability. The message is far more important than the musical content itself.

During the late 70s and early 80s, many new bands emerged to expound serious anarchist ideas. They embraced the DIY punk ethos, creating zines to be distributed at gigs as well as a mine of information on their often gate folded record sleeves.

‘Anarcho-Punk Albums: The Band’s Story Behind Punk Music’ is a book that explores how some of the most controversial material ever written came to the forefront.

Over a year in the making, through a series of short interviews with band members, we delve into how the groups started, what were the primary political motivations and what they thought of the albums once recorded.

Interviews with Crass, Chumbawamba, Zounds, Omega Tribe, Subhumans, Blyth Power, Lost Cherrees, Antisect, Cravats, Icons of Filth, Rubella Ballet and Flux of Pink Indians reveal all we need to know about the defining LPs of the era.

A thoroughly engaging read, we find out about the growth of the squatting culture, the increasing interest shown by the Special Patrol Group (SPG) and MI5, how the albums were often outselling the mainstream pop acts of the time as well as numerous personal thoughts and opinions of fellow bands and individuals.

Punk rock recently celebrated 40 years since the Sex Pistols first burst onto the scene. However, for many of us, the Anarcho-Punk bands and their albums was when the real meaning of the movement came into its own.

Gary Miller. 2018. Anarcho punk albums: the band’s story behind anarchist punk music. Hedgehog Productions: punkonline.co.uk. ISBN 9781980274025.

Available in both print and Kindle eBook formats.

Anarcho punk albums - the bands' story behind anarchist punk music -back cover

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Anarcho-punk movement 1984 to present - one night only

Anarcho-punk movement, 1984 to the present
7 April 2018, 18:00-21:00 (one night only)

1-2-3-4 Go! Records
420 40th Street #5
Oakland, California CA 94608, USA
Tickets: Free, all-ages event
Details: Facebook event

THE 1-2-3-4 GO! Records store, in Oakland, California, plays host to a one-night special event on 7 April 2018, exploring the music, practice and culture of anarcho-punk from the early 1980s to the present day.

Anarcho Punk Exhibit from 1983 to present: rare photos, flyers, banners and DIY art show at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in Oakland on 7 April 2018 from 6pm-9pm. Special one night only free event!

Covering: California, London, Peru and more..

Contributors: Robbie from A State of Mind, Tammy from Media Children, Greg Bull, Chris Low, Stig Miller from Amebix, Keith McHenry from Food Not Bombs, Ricardo PRocher, Ashley from Barefoot in the Kitchen, Orange County peace punks and more…

California: the anti-Ronald Reagan demonstrations, protests against nuclear weapons, freeing South Africa to end the apartheid demonstrations, animal rights and anti-vivisection rallies, benefit shows, radical feminist zines, late 80s’ black bloc, peace punks supporting gay and lesbian rallies in O.C., Food not Bombs (the 3rd chapter) to the 90s portraying an Animal Liberation Front (ALF) benefit show, political prisoner support, opening of the L.A. Anarchist Center, working with different movements (the Black Panther Party, Riot Grrrl), punks doing community outreach, organizing, and much much more..

As well there will be a special showing of a short film.

Silk screen posters and flyers - being prepared for the exhibition

The show promises:

  • Rare photos of bands and activism
  • Benefit show flyers
  • Art / posters
  • Fanzines / direct action and much more

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