October 20, 2013
Ceres Seeds and The John Sinclair Foundation proudly present:
Sunday 24th November 2013
Viper Madness 2013 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Party
John Sinclair and his Vipers
Sunday November 24th
Nieuwezijds Kolk 25
1012 PV Amsterdam
4 min from central station
4 min from Dam square
buy tickets at www.ceresseeds.com and in the hempshopper stores in Amsterdam and at the door
First 100 guests get a free beverage
September 28, 2013
Jesse Terry is a Nashville based internationally multi-award-winning singer-songwriter and plays The Kitchen Garden, York Road, Kings Heath on Friday 18th October. 8:00pm (Doors 7:30) Tickets: £5 on the door or from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com Call : 0121 443 4725 www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk
“Jesse Terry is a Nashville based internationally multi-award-winning singer-songwriter with three full-length albums, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, and Stay Here With Me, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams,Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners’ hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. In his first visit the UK, and at the special request of the Kitchen Garden, be the first to discover a new voice who is bound for greater things.”
JESSE TERRY SHORT BIO
Jesse Terry is an internationally award-winning singer-songwriter whose transcendent life and music make him one of the most prolific indie artists today; his intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability solidifying him as a favorite at nationwide live venues and concert series. With three full-length albums, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, and Stay Here With Me, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners’ hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The NSAI/CMT Song Contest, and The We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards, he has garnered worldwide acclaim including the elite honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International. His original sound continually galvanizes national and global exposure, including recent placements on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie,” Lufthansa Airlines, and PBS’ “Roadtrip Nation,” fueling the prospects of his future steadily ablaze, with long trails of accolades following in his wake.
JESSE TERRY FULL BIO
Jesse Terry is an internationally award-winning singer-songwriter whose transcendent life and music make him one of the most prolific indie artists today; his intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability solidifying him as a favorite at nationwide live venues and concert series. With three full-length albums, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, and Stay Here With Me, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners’ hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The NSAI/CMT Song Contest, and The We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards, he has garnered worldwide acclaim including the elite honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International.
“His ability to craft memorable songs is complimented by his supreme ability to deliver them in a sometimes funny, sometimes gut wrenching, but always sincere and authentic manner,” praises Dave Dircks, host of the #1 Acoustic Podcast on iTunes, Acoustic Long Island. “At the core of it all, his personality – sunny naivety meets gritty wisdom – is what sets Jesse Terry apart…”
On his own from a young age, Jesse defied the odds by nurturing his passion for music; attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music, landing a Nashville Publishing deal only two months after graduation, touring the globe, and building a close and ever-expanding fan base who avidly funded his last two albums via Pledge Music campaigns. His audience grew quickly from one, his grandmother who was lulled to sleep by his guitar playing and toe-tapping, into a strong grassroots foundation of worldwide individuals who were captivated in settings spanning from intimate listening rooms to house concerts and festivals both small and large. Person by person, state by state, country by country, his fans, supporters, and colleagues have grown exponentially in the past few years, including at multiple gigs where he opened for major artists such as Darrell Scott, Paula Cole, Tony Lucca, Liz Longley, and founder of Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin.
Though the momentum of his career accelerates daily, he attributes his success to his wife and touring partner, Jess, saying her unwavering support was the reason for his first full tour. Cosmically drawn to each other when they met in the South Pacific in 2010, and married only six months later, Jesse and Jess epitomize the kind of love that romantics throughout time have both sought after and struggled to describe. As being apart wrenched their hearts more and more whenever Jesse toured for days, then weeks at a time, the couple decided to unite on all fronts, and travel the country and world together. The solid foundation behind her husband’s career in all ways from being his muse and moral support to setting up the stage and co-managing the family business, together the two tour nonstop; their only address the blur of a license plate number as it flies down whichever street they happen to traverse.
The road now his home, his fans his family, and Jess his rock, Jesse Terry’s music and life are truly about the journey. His original sound continues to galvanize national and global exposure, including recent placements on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie,” Lufthansa Airlines, and PBS’ “Roadtrip Nation,” fueling the prospects of his future steadily ablaze, trails of accolades following in his wake.
“(He’s) a force to be reckoned with,” iconic DJ of NYC’s Rock & Roots Public Radio WFUV John Platt calls Jesse. “His well-crafted songs rank right there with Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller, and other masters of alt-country.” Legendary Tony Arata, renowned singer-songwriter and 2012 Inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame lauded him by saying, “I have been a fan of Jesse Terry since the first time I heard him. He’s a humble – and humbling – talent.”
Undoubtedly intrepid, yet refreshingly genuine and modest, Jesse sums up his view on success, close connection with fans and strangers alike, and excitement for each day with an apropos quote from the film Into the Wild:
“Happiness,” he says, “is only real when shared.”
May 6, 2012
Bastard Squad Collective Presents
“working for something that a system can’t make…creating something no law can take”
A Festival Of resistance
October 12th and 13th 2012 Bristol England.
Extinction of mankind, anthrax, diskelma, kapykaorti, ydinperhe, sickpig
Doom, Deviated instinct, last legion alive, hello bastards, left for dead, bullet ridden, disfortune,
April 7, 2012
The Usual Suspects
Cop On Fire
plus the return of Skinny
8pm til late
April 6, 2012
Back To The Planet, Tarantism, YT, P.A.I.N, Cracked Actors, Dead Silence Syndicate, Kilnaboy, Supajamma, 10 O’clock Horses,
Dance Tent DJ’s
Riddimtion Soundsystem Full Crew, Johnny Sideways, Buda, Opus 23, Remington, Earthpipe, Kam-Pain, Busmonitor, Witchdoktor, Cousin EV, Distorted Panda, Ir Goon, Kuss, Mykee Wildting, Tinitus, Toby Highpeak, Benji 303, Addiktz, Hannibal Selekta, Spread, Jake Snake, Bushkah and Omen Breaks
Tickets for The Rogues Picnic are available online or by post from Rogues Records
February 5, 2012
Punks Alive presents an afternoon of Punk / Crust
Sunday 12th February 2012
2pm til 6pm
£3 in on the door…. plus stalls.
January 14, 2012
Subhumans, Scarred Society, Meat Hook, The Knobbers
at Adam & Eve, 201 Bradford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham
26th February 2012
advance tickets available from www.angryscenesrecords.co.uk
£6 before 8pm
Buy Subhumans albums and all sorts of other punk stuff in The Iron Man Shop on eBay
February 12, 2010
Unite Against Fascism has called this conference together with Love Music Hate Racism.
The event will bring together sections of society that oppose fascism including trade unions, Muslim, Jewish, Christian and other faiths, black, Asian, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) and disabled communities and will allow us to come together to discuss strategies that have been successful in defeating fascism and organise activity across the country to stop the BNP in the forthcoming General and local elections.
Love Music Hate Racism
info at lovemusichateracism.com
LMHR Office Facilities by kind arrangement with the PCS Union
Tel 020 7801 2781 // Fax: 020 7801 2782 // mobile: 07838 156052
February 12, 2010
Friday 19th February 2010
Anne Marie Hurst (Ex-Ghost dance, ex-Skeletal family)
Rubella Ballet (onstage at 9pm)
July 22, 2009
Iron Man Records would like to invite you to
‘The Angel of Detroit’ Allen Ginsberg,
‘..last of the beatnik warrior poets’ Mick Farren
“Won’t you care for John Sinclair? In the stir for breathing air’ John Lennon
Performance Poet, Scholar, Writer, DJ, Activist, Street Philosopher, Legend
JOHN SINCLAIR, appearing live with Steve ‘Fly’ Agaric, born in Wordsley, residing in Amsterdam
at The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU, England
Friday 14th August 2009. 8pm till 11pm (£5-9).
“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. Percy Shelly
more : info at maybeee.com
John Sinclair (born October 2, 1941 in Flint, Michigan, United States) is a Detroit poet, one-time manager of the band MC5, and leader of the White Panther Party — a militantly anti-racist countercultural group of white Socialists seeking to assist the Black Panthers in the Civil Rights movement — from November 1968 to July 1969.
Sinclair was involved in the reorganization of the Detroit underground newspaper, Fifth Estate, during the paper’s growth in the late 1960s. Fifth Estate continues to publish to this day, making it one of the longest continuously published alternative periodicals in the United States. Sinclair also contributed to the formation of Detroit Artists Workshop Press, which published five issues of Work magazine.
Sinclair managed the hard-edged proto-punk MC5 from 1966 though 1969. Under his guidance the band embraced the counter-culture revolutionary politics of the White Panther Party, founded in answer to the Black Panthers’ call for white people to support their movement. During this period, Sinclair booked the “The Five” as the regular house band at Detroit’s famed Grande Ballroom in what came to be known as the “Kick out the Jams” shows. He was managing the MC5 at the time of their free concert outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The band was the only group to perform before baton-wielding police broke up the massive anti-Vietnam war rally, calling it a riot. Eventually, the MC5 came to find Sinclair’s politics too heavy-handed. He and the band went their separate ways in 1969 but they are still friends and he has spoken at their recent reunion concerts, including Massive Attack’s 2008 Meltdown at London’s South Bank.
After a series of convictions for possession of marijuana, Sinclair was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1969 after giving two joints of marijuana to an undercover narcotics officer. This sentence sparked the landmark “Free John Now Rally” at Ann Arbor’s Crisler Arena in December 1971. The event brought together a who’s-who of left-wing luminaries, including pop musicians John Lennon (who recorded the song, “John Sinclair” on his Some Time in New York City album), Yoko Ono, David Peel, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ochs and Bob Seger, jazz artists Archie Shepp and Roswell Rudd, and speakers Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, and Bobby Seale. Three days after the rally, Sinclair was released from prison when the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the state’s marijuana statutes were unconstitutional. These events inspired the creation of Ann Arbor’s annual pro-legalization Hash Bash rally, which continues to be held as of 2009, and contributed to the drive for decriminalization of marijuana under the Ann Arbor city charter (see Marijuana laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan).
On March 22, 2006, John Sinclair joined The Black Crowes on stage at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, and read his poem “Monk In Orbit” during the instrumental break in the song “Nonfiction”. Two days later, he went back onstage at the Black Crowes show in the Paradiso, reading his poem “Fat Boy” during the long instrumental jam following the Black Crowes’ song, “How Much For Your Wings?”
On Saturday 17 May 2008 John Sinclair performed 3 poems as part of the 100th weekly improvisation online video, with in London.
In 2008, John Sinclair became editor-in-chief on the apolitical anthology series Headpress from the independent publishing house Headpress, a collaboration that continues with It’s All Good: A John Sinclair Reader + CD, and live appearances and events.
On 20 January 2009, to mark Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the USA, Sinclair performed a series of his poems accompanied by a live band at Cafe OTO in Dalston, East London.
A day later, on 21 January 2009 he returned to the weekly improvisation to take part in yr3wk32 (the 3rd year, the 32nd week) online video with in London.
On March 12 2009, he performed two pieces – including The Delta Sound – at The Oval Tavern, Croydon; backed by Charles Shaar Murray on guitar and Bill Smith on harmonica.
On April 15 2009 John played a show to launch his new book IT’S ALL GOOD at Filthy Macnasty’s Whiskey Cafe in Islington. Accompanying him were Charles Shaar Murray, Gary Laminn and Buffalo Bill Smith on Harmonica.