Malet Street
London, England WC1E

Newer Wave / Punk
25 November
6pm-11pm (live music and £3 entry after 7pm)
Duck N Dive Bar, 1st Floor, University Of London Student Union
Malet Street, London WC1. (Goodge Street/Russel Square tubes)
Cheapest West End bar (Open to all 18+) & all pints at £1.80p!
Music Tourist Board : 079 8320 6218

THE SKUZZIES : Talk about the deep end! New Century Punk phenomenom The Skuzzies were born supporting Babyshambles in front of 4,000 wild fans at the Astoria. They won them over... A following period of homeless squat life and hard times forged them into a tight gang by the end of last year. This year they have started to literally rip this city to shreds with their dirty punk live show. Strokes' producer, Gordon Raphael, who worked with them on their demo describes them as "the best band in London in the last five years". Their label, Framingo, recently signed them on the premise that they weren't "posh Hoxton popsters" - having originated in London's lower east side, there's no chance of that! Managed by Johnny Thunders mate/biograher Nina Antonia, and hoovering up fans, they are already one of the bands being tipped to keep an eye on in the new year. Music Tourist Board says, why wait? 4Real...

BLAST : "Controversial young stars" Guardian Guide. Russia's top underground sensation hit town. They play what Time Out describes as "Dirty, sleazy alternative Rock'n'Roll" - and take no prisoners... These "frantic Russian pop-rockers" (Kerrang) deliver a full on live show. "Controversial rockers who have a major following in their hometown of Moscow"(Metro). Blast already have admirers in the UK too. They've been interviewed on Xfm, played on Radio 1 and have played with Blur, Muse, The Orb, Franz Ferdinand, Razorlight and more - as well as recently featuring in Observer Music Magazine with Noel Gallagher. From Moscow with revolution and vodka to the capital's newly revamped cool venue. Blast are "Waiting to explode in the UK" (Classic Rock Magazine). Be here when they do.

Psychaedelic punky hip hop outfit mix live guitars n decks and sassy suss - new fans with every show, consider yourself tipped. Real guardians, that is, including acclaimed author Stan Gooch (see for links to his site/articles. has links to Stan Gooch's site. Check out the video for the clash-hop anthem What I Need (I Just Don't Have) @
Stars at the recent Artful Festival Earwax Radio sessions, The Guardians have been picked up by the legendary Don Letts this month for the event, Punk, Politics and Resistance in Ladbroke Grove. You are tipped.

JOE FOX : Imagine a simple, startling, beautiful drama with a rock steady beat, sung by a charismatic star in ascendancy. Already an awesome underground favourite, get this close while you can.


27 Jan : Lesser Panda (drama disco newer wave) with a "formidable reputation as one of London's best live bands" (vice magazine) Innercity Pirates (dance pop with a punky attitude) and

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