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.