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Steve Ignorant - Reading - 21 July 2018 - poster

Club Velocity presents
An evening with Steve Ignorant in conversation with Jonny Wah Wah
21 July 2018, 20:30
The Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
Seated show

The evening will start at 8.30pm (so please do not be late). It will be an in-depth conversation with Steve.Johnny will be asking questions about his upbringing, music that influenced him, life in Crass, everything inbetween and right up to what he is currently doing with Slice Of Life.

There will be sections where songs that influenced, mean a lot to Steve and along with some songs by the man himself, will be played over the PA as part of the evening. A Question and Answer section to finish the evening.

Steve Ignorant is a singer and artist. He co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977.After Crass stopped performing in 1984, he has worked with other groups including Conflict, Schwartzeneggar, Stratford Mercenaries and Current 93 as well as being an occasional solo performer.He is also a sculptor, and has worked as a traditional Punch and Judy performer using the name Professor Ignorant.

On 24th and 25th November 2007 he performed Crass’s entire The Feeding of the 5000 live at Shepherds Bush Empire, in London, backed by guest musicians. In 2010 Ignorant announced plans to do a tour called “The Last Supper”, performing Crass songs from the period 1977-1982 with largely the same band that performed with him at Shepherd’s Bush, including Gizz Butt, Bob Butler and Spike Smith.[11] In August 2010 Ignorant and Rimbaud took to the stage together to be interviewed by John Robb on the literacy stage at the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool where they informed the large crowd that Rimbaud has now given him his blessing to perform Crass material live. On 19 November 2011, Ignorant performed “The Last Supper” at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire where he was joined on stage by Rimbaud and Eve Libertine This was the last time Crass songs were performed live by him.

In 2010 Southern Records published The Rest Is Propaganda, Ignorant’s autobiography co-written with Steve Pottinger

He moved to the Norfolk coast in 2007 where he volunteers as a lifeboatman.

In recent times he has been performing as the front person of Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life

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Matthew Worley - No Future - book launch


Matthew Worley. 2017. No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Matt Worley will be in conversation with Steve Ignorant, formerly of legendary punk band Crass. Chair: Cathi Unsworth. DJ set by Tim Wells.
Tuesday 17 October 2017, 19:00
Rough Trade East
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL

19:00 – On-stage “in-conversation” + audience questions // 20:00 – Book signing + Tim Wells DJ set // 21.00 – close.

‘No Feelings’, ‘No Fun’, ‘No Future’. The years 1976–84 saw punk emerge and evolve as a fashion, a musical form, an attitude and an aesthetic. Against a backdrop of social fragmentation, violence, high unemployment and socio-economic change, punk rejuvenated and re-energised British youth culture, inserting marginal voices and political ideas into pop. Fanzines and independent labels flourished; an emphasis on doing it yourself enabled provincial scenes to form beyond London’s media glare. This was the period of Rock Against Racism and benefit gigs for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the striking miners. Matthew Worley charts the full spectrum of punk’s cultural development from the se Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks and Slits through the post-punk of Joy Division, the industrial culture of Throbbing Gristle and onto the 1980s diaspora of anarcho-punk, Oi! and goth. He recaptures punk’s anarchic force as a medium through which the frustrated and the disaffected could reject, revolt and re-invent.

Pre-order a copy of No Future by Matt Worley | Pre-order a copy of References by Steve Ignorant

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New York singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lewis, who released the 12 Crass Covers CD on Rough Trade records back in 2007, interviews Steve Ignorant for Clash magazine ahead of Ignorant’s appearance with Paranoid Visions at the 2017 Rebellion punk festival, singing songs selected from right across his 1977-2017 repertoire.
 
Steve Ignorant - Clash magazine
 
Robin Murray. 2017. Personality clash: Jeffrey Lewis vs. Steve Ignorant. Clash, 3 August. http://clashmusic.com/features/personality-clash-jeffrey-lewis-vs-steve-ignorant
 

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References
Steve Ignorant (with Matthew Worley)
Dimlo Productions: 2017.

 
Available direct from the Dimlo Etsy online shop.
 

If you ever wanted to know how / why or what inspired Steve to write his lyrics than this is the book for you.

In conversation with Matthew Worley (‘old’ punk, professor and author himself) Steve is talking about his lyrics and stories around them.

The book contains Steve’s lyrics and also features original lyrics, photographs and images from personal collection.

With a foreword from The Shend of the Cravats and blurb by Jason Williamson from Sleaford Mods. If you want to read every single word or just flick through this is a great book.

Self published under the name Dimlo Productions, 160 pages, landscape ‘soft’ cover 230mm x 155mm x 15mm book.

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As part of the Nottingham-based Punk it up! programme of events, Steve Ignorant (Crass, Slice of Life, Paranoid Visions) and Ruth Elias (Hagar the Womb) will discuss the ‘politics of punk’ at an event at the Rough Trade shop in the city on Saturday 15 July 2017.
 
Punk it Up - The Politics of Punk
 

The politics of punk

Guest speakers in conversation with Rich Cross
Steve Ignorant (Crass, Slice of Life, Paranoid Visions)
Ruth Elias (Hagar the Womb)
Live music: Riskee & The Ridicule
Live sets: Sonia and Dean (uncensored)
Rough Trade, 5 Broad Street, Nottingham
Free entry
Rough Trade event | Facebook event | Eventbrite event

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Slice of Life - Windswept and Interesting - new dates

Additional dates have been added to Slice of Life’s 2017 ‘Windswept and Interesting’ tour, which now extends through May and into June.

Following on from the tour dates previously announced, are these new gigs:

  • April 15, The Horseshoe, Wellingborough
  • May 18, TBC
  • May 19, [venue TBC] Birmingham
  • May 20, The Hairy Dog, Derby
  • May 21, Foremans, Nottingham
  • June 9, Electric Circus, Edinburgh
  • June 10, Hug and Pint, Glasgow
  • June 11, Westgarth, Middlesborough

There’s also a new pre-tour date at The Queen’s Head, Belper on March 25.

 

Slice of Life - 25 March 2017

Slice of Life, Dwane Reads, Chris Butler
March 25, The Queen’s Head, Belper

Tickets: £10, Doors: 20:00
 

Slice of Life - 14 April 2017

Slice of Life, Virus, 51st State
April 13, The Phoenix Centre, Exeter

Tickets: £8 ADV, Age: 16+
 

Slice of Life - 14 April 2017

Slice of Life
April 14, The Louisana, Bristol

Door: 19:30, Ages: 18+
 

Slice of Life - 15 April 2017

Slice of Life, Alcohol Licks, Chris Butler
15 April, The Horseshoe Inn, Wellingborough

Tickets: £5, Doors: 20:00
 

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Slice of Life Tour dates - March 2017

Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life begin the ‘Windswept and Interesting’ tour, ‘celebrating 40 years of live performance with the legendary Crass frontman’ in April 2017, and have announced the following first set of dates.

  • April 7, 100 Club, London
  • April 8, Hope & Ruin, Brighton
  • April 9, Music Hall, Ramsgate
  • April 11, Arts Centre, Colchester
  • April 12, Joiners, Southampton
  • April 13, Phoenix, Exeter
  • April 14, Louisiana, Bristol

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