February 15, 2010
COITUS / COLDWAR / THE RESTARTS / P.A.I.N / DREAD MESSIAH / FLEAS and LICE / MASS COMA
The Jamm 261 Brixton Road,London SW9 6LH 8 till late, £10 entry
February 12, 2010
Urban Haphazard Takeover III – Anti Valentines Extravaganza
13th February 2010, London – call 07507 162 708 or 07092 846 556 after 9pm.
Bands, Live Hip Hop, DJs, Performance, Cinema
This is a faaaaaaaaaaaaancy dress do! HALF PRICE ENTRY with Fancy Dress!
P.A.I.N. + Step 13 + Mush + Rejected + The K.A.D.T. + Beginning of the End + Roc-Roc-It + Kranked Kranken Kaboret - with compere : Dougie Torrent
Ghostown & MC Jam Baxter + Enreset & MC Wild Eyes + Manage + Sasquatch + Pieface + Ely Muff + Joe Z + Ronin Lenny Parker + Hue Jah Fink + Megabitch + BPM + Repeat + Munkyboy + Theo B + Blind + Frantic + New Orda + Serif Rat + Tim Leg
November 29, 2009
Music World Radio, November 23rd 2009
DJ Paul E.D presents an Iron Man Records Special. Paul works through the history of the label and reviews and plays a selection of songs from each of the releases to date.
Iron Man Records releases Included in the show:
IMB6001 I.O.D. : Mundane Existence CD mini lp 2000 Buy It
Fav tracks: Scene not heard, Euromisery, Jobseeker, Sign From The Gods, Filth,
IMB6002 P.A.I.N featuring Howard Marks : Let Me Grow More Weed CD single 2000 Buy It
fav tracks: Road Rage, Let me Grow More Weed
play: Let me grow more weed
IMB6003 P.A.I.N : Our Universe Commences Here Vinyl/CD LP 2001 Buy It
fav tracks: schtum, rockin cross de border, A-Z, Chickens
play: rockin cross de borda
IMB6004 LESS: “And I’ll see you never work again” taunted Florence CDLP 2001 Buy It
fav tracks: 9-5 Murder, Only Users lose drugs, the idea, Goodnight John
play: only users lose drugs
IMB6005 GORGEOUS: Cursed with Being….. CDLP 2003 Buy It
fav tracks: greatest liar alive, bad missionaries, prodigal scum
play: prodigal scum
DLPR2006 PIGFISH: The Reverend James CD mini LP 2003 Buy It
fav tracks: getting up early, get out, shut up,
play: get out
IMB6007 SIST: Talking Points Not Tragedies CDEP 2004 Buy It
fav tracks: television led, hindsight is a wonderful thing
play television led
IMB6009 P.A.I.N: Oh My God, We’re Doing It! CDLP re-issue 2005 Buy It
fav tracks: british justice, no leaders for the fre, oh no its the pigs
play: oh no its the pigs
IMB6010 LAST UNDER THE SUN: Windfall CDLP 2004 Buy It
fav tracks: stop the engines, days, this business
IMB6011 LAST UNDER THE SUN: All Empires Crumble CDEP 2005 Buy It
fav tracks: fuck the government, bring me their heads, open fire,
play: bring me their heads
IMB6012 LAST UNDER THE SUN: Gone CDLP 2005 Buy It
fav tracks: time for your leaving, the shed, count to ten, captain of my soul, inside out
play: inside out
IMB6013 SENSA YUMA: Up Yours! CDLP 2004 Buy It
fav track: war, on you, waiting, ear damage
IMB6015 DUFUS: Neuborns CDLP 2004 Buy It
fav tracks: neuborns, a having party, ploo and brof, climb, hapi bdae seth
play: ploo and brof
IMB6016 DUFUS: The Last Classed Blast CDLP 2006 Buy It
fav tracks: babylon com, balloon rocking chair, right on, lay down flat
play: babylon com
IMB6017 NIGHTINGALES: Out Of True CDLP 2006 Buy It
fav tracks: born again in birmingham, theres a new world just opening for me
play: born again in birmingham
July 31, 2009
“One Foot Skank” in Paradise. Reggae Ska Celtic Dub
One Foot Main Stage
Inner Terrestrials, Tarantism, P.A.I.N, Jah Free, Gary James, Steve Swann, Wayne Mcarthur and Universal Players, A.O.S.3, Headjam, Cracked Actors, Living Rootz, Jah Head, Ska Face, Luvdump, One Foot Skank and uprizing,
Skankin Soundsystem Stage (Bendy Visuals, Skanking Dub Beats)
skankin’ Dave, F.R.C, Wayne, Freedom Sounds, Revelation 2000, Pat the Punk, Roots Odyssey, Jah Sounds, Mistertobes, Bernueman, Sam and Ken, Gino, Culture Shock, Weirditude
July 19, 2009
Kate is in the final rush of this tour and has just a couple more dates to fill…. For anything, questions, pictures, infos related with the tour please get in touch asap. Kate at 12monthsofsummer.co.uk
KAV is releasing his “Mr Nice EP” in the UK on the 21st September. A Free Download single from the EP featuring Howard Marks will be released via a National Newspaper & London label ’This Feeling’ at the end of August.
As well as this coverage, KAV & Howard will be available to do Press & Radio interviews.
“An Evening With Howard Marks & KAV (ex Happy Mondays). Howard Marks & KAV DJ Sets… PLUS…
KAV & his Brand New ‘Dirty Rock N’ Roll’/ Psychedelic/ Project - Full LIVE Set”
August 22nd – Available
August 23rd - London – This Feeling @ Parker Macmillan
September 3rd – Available
September 4th - Galway – Club Cuba
September 5th – Dublin – Eammon Dorans
September 6th – Available
September 7th – Available
September 8th - Available
September 9th – Available
September 17th – Manchester – Invention @ Moho (tbc.)
September 18th – Liverpool – Magnet
September 19th - Available
September 20th – Nottingham – Maze Club
September 21st – Southend – Mayhem Club
September 22nd – Plymouth – White Rabbit
September 23rd – Leicester / Available
Former Drug Smuggler, Author & British Legend. During the mid 1980s, Howard Marks had forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines, and twenty five companies trading throughout the world. His autobiography takes him from his South Wales childhood and Oxford University education through his life dealing marijuana and the enormous mythology that accrued around what the tabloids called “the English Toff Drugs King of the World”. The epitome of British niceness, the nicest international criminal you could hope to meet. Howard is now a well-known Author & regularly tours internationally. In 2000 Howard recorded a song with London based punk band P.A.I.N called “Let Me Grow More Weed.” Howard writes for The Observer, Time Out & The Times, and has appeared on numerous TV Shows discussing his life & views, from Richard & Judy to the 11. O clock Show, to BBC’s Panorama. He is extremely active amongst the UK debating forum circuit, including Oxford & Cambridge Universities, to Government advisory panels.
First published in 1996, Mr Nice has sold over 780,000 copies in the UK alone, and still remains an international bestseller.
“The adoption of Marks as a counter-cultural hero has meant that he is often invited to DJ, but his status allows for the occasional lapse into old-fashioned music. “If I do play the Shangri-Las in the middle of a techno set, I can get away with it,” he concludes. “They just think I’m stoned.” The Guardian 2003
What you can expect to hear from Howards DJ Set? Rock n Roll/ Indie/ Dub/ Techno/ Anything goes. A ‘Back to Mine’ Set!
“A Maverick Phenomenon…. Marks is the Guv’nor!” – The Sunday Times
“A Folk legend…. Marks has huge charisma. He sounds like Richard Burton & looks like a Rolling Stone” – The Daily Mail
KAV released his limited edition Debut EP ‘Blaggers N’ Liars’ in April 2008 on London imprint ‘This Feeling’ with Rave Reviews from the UK & International press, followed by the Double-A-Side single ‘Soul Kid’/‘Rock Chick’ in October, which received fantastic radio support.
KAV is also former guitarist & songwriter from Happy Mondays, the band he helped reform for his London club-night – turned festival Getloaded / Getloaded In The Park in 2004.
KAV & his band spent the early part of 2009 in the studio in Los Angeles, finishing their Debut Album “Rise Of The Clowns” with producer Josh Ostrander (from LA Band Eastern Conference Champions). KAV is now planning his Debut North American release for October 2009. In the UK, the band will be releasing a brand new EP, ‘The Mr Nice EP’ at the end of September. One of the EP tracks is in collaboration with British legend & author ‘Howard Marks’, AKA ‘Mr Nice’, and will be released as a limited edition free download via a national newspaper at the end of August.
What you can expect to hear from KAV’s DJ Set: Indie/ Electro/ Rock N’ Roll/ Psychedelic / Northen Soul
What you can expect to hear from KAV’s LIVE Set: Dirty Rock N’ Roll, with Big Catchy Choruses: – www.myspace.com/kavsonic
“This Blagger is A Latterday Jagger”
“KAV is one of those one in a million Artists that just exudes talent”
June 3, 2009
P.A.I.N – Oh My God We’re Doing It… We’re Fucking Doing It! – Reviewed by M H Lambert
P.A.I.N (Propaganda and Information Network for the uninitiated) were/are a band formed from the ashes of the seminal RDF (Radical Dance Faction) and the festy-dub-ska-punk AOS3 (named after Augustus Owsley Stanley III, maker of much LSD and roadie for Grateful Dead). With that background in mind, “Oh My God…” manages to combine a hard radical political edge with catchy tunes, skanking dub and some original sampling!
At just over 40 minutes with 9 tracks including the RDF songs “Punx with guns” and “Lighters” (with the same tune as Dum-Diggy on Ragamuffin Statement) there is something for everyone on here. From the slowed-out dub reggae of “Beltane” and the ludicrously catchy “Money” to the punked up “British Justice” and “Oh no! It’s the Pigs,” this album incorporates the best of the earlier bands’ sounds. The political angle makes this album sublime and not done in a conventional anarcho-ranting way but fusing some humour, simple choruses and catchy tunes such as “If you go down to Sainsbury’s, the special offer of the week is that it’s free” and “British justice… British justice… I can’t make sense of it ‘cos I’m stupid.” Vegetarianism, environmental activism, anti-capitalism, self-organisation and anti-statism are among the topics covered in songs, but not in a preach-shove-down-throat way but to the relaxing dub beats and bouncing British punk. To round it all off, the album ends with armed revolution on the streets of Britain!
Admittedly the recording quality could be a tad better but by standards of other DIY punk/reggae/free festival types, it’s not that bad! To top it all off, the title comes from the truly brilliant anarchist-propaganda Tin Tin “Breaking Free” comic which makes for a great album cover and t-shirt!
“Oh my God…” brings together all the best elements of AOS3, RDF, the anarchist-influences, free festivalling and biting satire. Still going strong despite losing John from AOS3, P.A.I.N manage to make one of the best ska-dub-punk-esque releases which you can come back to again and again. Finally, to top it all off, many hours will be wasted laughing at the booklet that comes with it demonstrating all the political acts against the state, government, Tories and much more. May the session continue!
April 10, 2009
P.A.I.N have a page on myspace website: http://www.myspace.com/painhq
P.A.I.N are considering options for shows or perhaps another European tour later this year but nothing is confirmed yet.
If you are interested in booking the band to play later in the year contact: steopain at yahoo.co.uk
April 5, 2009
Thursday 9th April: Paradox, dirty love, rage dc, social schism, self inflicted, jesus bruiser, fat cats, leading the charge, moral dilemma
Friday 10th April: P.A.I.N, the kadt, trashcat, faintest idea, contempt, local madmen, the terrors, jonas first date, automads, rotten agenda, terminal decline, kilnaboy, dread messiah
Saturday 11th April: left for dead, defcon zero, police bastard, dead subverts, active slaughter, r.a.m. m.a.n., 2 sick monkeys, rabies babies, section 13, the dead batteries, something more grotesque,
Sunday 12th April: A.O.S.3, headjam, jimmy the squirrel, the extinguishers, the hostiles, the john plyer specials, captain black no stars, jakal, the apostates.
Easter Punx Picnic – A 4 Day Benefit in London, Raising Money for Faslane Peace Camp in Scotland
Since 1982 Faslane Peace Camp has been occupied by an ever expanding group of multinational Peace activists… Intent on disrupting any attempts to make nuclear war, at the Submarine Base. We are also doing a alternative lifestyle project. Living and working together, organising ourselves and co-operatively helping each other. Faslane has done protests against faslane navy base, the nearby Coulport nuclear storage, Truck convoys coming up from Aldermaston/Burghfield (nr. Reading), canoeing infront of Submarines and other actions on the MOD, BAe, Rolls Royce, and other Military corporations.
Faslane Peace Camp welcomes visitors, feel free to visit at anytime, or come to the Annual birthday party week of action – To be announced Directions – The camp is situated 6 miles North of Helensburgh. Helensburgh can be reached from Glasgow by train, for £5 return, trains leave every half hour from Glasgow Queens Street (Low level station).Or the 216 from Jamaica St – Helensburgh. You can catch the 316 bus from Helensburgh Central train station (for Coulport or Garelochead, stops outside the camp) it only costs £1:50, and you can ask to be dropped off at the peace camp. -F.P.C. is on the east verge of the A814 road, which leads to HMNB Clyde and beyond. The Camp is therefore visible to all traffic coming towards the base from the direction of Helensburgh. We are about 30 miles west of Glasgow, by the Gareloch, a river Clyde estuary sea loch. Faslane Naval Base is on the Gareloch. CAMP PHONE 01436820901
Form 696 is an eight page form which the Metropolitan Police have introduced to gather information about all live music events in London. It could become the responsibility of venue owners to complete a copy of the form for every gig they put on in their premises. Thirteen London boroughs Bexley, Brent, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kingston, Lambeth, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Southwark, and Sutton – have already signed up to this scheme, and are likely to make completion of Form 696 for all events a condition of granting a performance license. These boroughs have all already incorporated Form 696 requirements into their Statements of Licensing Policies; most of these include the Metropolitan Police’s definition of a “significant event”:
‘This definition relates to events that require a Promotion/Event Risk Assessment Form 696. A significant event will be deemed to be: any occasion in a premises licensed under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, where there will be a live performer(s) – meaning musicians, DJs, MCs or other artiste; that is promoted in some form by either the venue or an outside promoter; where entry is either free, by invitation, pay on the door or by ticket.’
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=6464 (search within the document for ’696′)
In addition to this, once the gig is over venues must complete Form 696A giving an account of how it went: http://www.met.police.uk/events/forms/form_696a.doc (Microsoft Word document)
According to a recent piece in The Independent newspaper: Feargal Sharkey is applying for a judicial review into whether a local authority has the right to make it a condition of a publican’s licence that they have to fill in Form 696. The scheme was introduced by the Metropolitan Police after incidents at live music concerts in 2006, some involving guns. In theory, it applies to any licensed premises where there is live entertainment, but Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Martin, head of the Met’s pubs and vice squad, said that in reality it will apply only to performances likely to draw large crowds.
Professionals in the music business fear that if it becomes accepted, it will be copied in other cities. Martin Rawlings, director of the Pub and Beer Association, said: “I know of licensees faced with this saying they are just not going to put live music on. Form 696 is being used only in London so far, but there are similar things going on around the country, where the police are asking publicans to sign various protocols. It has gone too far, frankly.”
Mr Sharkey has also complained to the Equality and Human Rights Commission that the police appear to be focusing on the music enjoyed by black and Asian teenagers. One of the questions on the form requires the licensee to specify the type of music that will be performed, giving as possible examples “Bashment, R’n'B, Garage”. Another question asks, “Is there a particular ethnic group attending?”
In a letter to Sir Ian Blair, the Met commissioner, Mr Sharkey said: “In explicitly singling out performances and musical styles favoured by the black community we believe the use of Risk Assessment Form 696 is disproportionate, unacceptable and damaging to live music.”
The Musicians’ Union is also consulting lawyers, because they believe that performers’ privacy is being invaded. Rick Finlay, 49, who has been playing drums in London venues for 30 years, warned that even if licensees agree to fill in Form 696, musicians may not co-operate. “I would be pretty angry about it, and I can tell you some of my colleagues would refuse to work with me rather than give their details,” he said. “The last thing they need is a deterrent, which implies that there is something wrong with what they are doing.”
But Det Ch Supt Martin said Form 696 was already making live music in large venues safer. “It’s not about being risk averse, it’s about managing the risk,” he said. “If you a publican and you are just having some performers to entertain your regular customers, you won’t be expected to do a risk assessment. It’s for when the performance is being put on to draw people in. We will never assess somebody just on the genre of music they are performing. There is a whole raft of factors that are taken into account.”
And from The Register:
The threat is serious: failure to comply “may jeopardise future events by the promoter or the venue”. Licensing of live music is nominally under the democratic control of local authorities. However, few councillors dare contradict the advice of the constabulary – even when such advice exceeds the police’s authority, as it does here. John Whittingdale, the Culture select committee chairman, described it as “a consequence of the Metropolitan Police exceeding what is required by law”.
UK Music chief Feargal Sharkey told a House of Commons select committee that the policy had already been used to pull the plug on an afternoon charity concert of school bands in a public park organised by a local councillor.
“No alcohol would be sold, tickets were limited to three maximum, and the councillor offered to supply eight registered doormen. Police objected on the grounds that the names, addresses and dates of birth of the young performer could not be provided,” said Sharkey, speaking to the Department of Culture Media and Sport’s hearing on venue licensing today.
“Live music is now a threat to the prevention of terrorism”, he concluded. In response, Detective Superintendent Dave Eyles from the Met’s clubs and vice office told us that 10,000 such Risk Assessments would be processed this year. He said they weren’t compulsory:
“We can’t demand it – we recommend that you provide it as best practice. But you’re bloody silly if you don’t, because you’re putting your venue at risk.”
“Have a look at the papers and tell me where the black-on-black shootings happen? They’re around the night time economy,” said Eyles.
“Music promotions attract people who have a propensity to use violence. That’s not speculation. We have a duty to prevent that from happening.” But even if that’s true, why vet then the performers? Unless the performers attack the audience, Sid Vicious-style in the fictional Great Rock and Roll Swindle?
“We’re not vetting the performers – we’re looking at the audience. It’s not the music it’s the people who follow it, who use that event as a catalyst to commit crimes.
But, Form 696 explictly vets the performers. We read it out.
“Some venues use their inhouse DJs all the time – others fly them in from around the world. It’s not just their track record in the UK we’re looking at but we’re looking worldwide – what has happened historically at those events”.
With the police groaning under bureaucracy, was 10,000 extra forms really justified?
“We can effectively look at those venues and say by putting in some measures as a last resort, canceling the event, we can prevent crime.” But didn’t Sharkey’s example – a kids concert in the park – suggest that the system was being abused?
“I would doubt that’s factually correct,” said Eyles. “I’ve never known an event to be cancelled because a Risk Assessment wasn’t completed. If we went to the organisers and asked them to pull it, we would be laughed out of court. I cannot believe that would happen. In itself, it’s not grounds to shut an event down.”
The BBC’s website says: The head of the industry body, UK Music has reported the use of the form to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and has called for a judicial review into its use.
He explained: “We are already aware of a number of pubs that have had this now attached as a mandatory condition to their license, which means if the landlord of that pub does not give that information, he is then in breach of his license.
“That could result in either the loss of the license and therefore his business and, or a maximum of £20,000 fine and, or six months in jail.”
He confirmed that they might take their fight against Form 696 to the courts: “UK Music is currently looking at the process of judicial review and that would involve all 21 local boroughs that we believe are involved in this.
“However, it does raise the question as to quite why a music industry is potentially going to have to fund a high court case costing hundreds of thousands of pounds to deal with a bit of legislation that is quite obviously deeply flawed and why isn’t the Government intervening to fix it in the first place?”
David Isles, a Detective Superintendent with the Met Police Clubs and Vice unit, has responded to McClure’s comments saying Form 696 is not designed to stop people having a good time.
“I think that that’s naive in the extreme because this is about Black Kids being shot and stabbed and being targeted,” Isles replied.
Form 696 initially came about when the police became concerned with the number of black on black shootings around nightclubs.
Isles went on: “You have particular gangs aligned to particular types of music and that obviously created an environment where rival gangs would target them.
“It wasn’t about the music, it wasn’t about the venue, it wasn’t about the promotion it was because gangs were associated with those particular events.”
And he said this came about through a process of consultation with all concerned, the nightclubs, the local police, the security firms and the promoters.
According to Isles, the method is under review and the Met are always open to consultation: “We want to work with all these various agencies to come up with solutions, not to shut events down.
“That is the last resort and we would only ever do that when the threat level is so high that no means of intervention could prevent someone from becoming a victim of violence.”
One of the major difficulties in understanding the scope and scale of the problem at the moment is the conflicting information available online and via various newspaper reports. The numbers of London boroughs requiring venues to complete the Form is variously stated as 12, 13 and 21. Some reports say the use of the form is still voluntary, others that the completion of the form has been made a condition of the renewal of live music licenses at venues already.
The information requested will be held by the police and includes the genre of music to be played, the names and contact details for all performers and worst of all the likely ethnic profile of the audience. The completed form has to be submitted 14 days in advance of the event; the police claim it will help prevent violent incidents but we can’t see how this will make any difference to the problems of violence at gigs; holding information on performers and venue owners isn’t going to stop anyone coming in to an event to cause problems and no performer or venue owner wants to see, or can be held responsible for, trouble at their events.
We believe that if it is allowed to happen, Form 696 will effectively destroy the live music scene, particularly at the smaller-scale end of things. Venue owners won’t want to be bothered with the paperwork, which will be onerous to complete anyway, and many will simply stop putting gigs on. Performers in many cases won’t want to be supplying their contact details to the police. There is also the issue of how this information will be kept and used by the police. On top of this there is the question of how the police will treat identical gigs where the ethnic make-up of the audience differs, potentially breeding racial tensions.
We believe that if it becomes compulsory, this will prevent young performers from coming through, cause venues to shut or stop being able to put on shows and make it very hard for bands to be able to get to play… and possibly lead to more problems than it could possibly solve. They said the Criminal Justice Bill wouldn’t happen and it did; they said the smoking ban would never happen and it did. Please, if you care about the future of live music and performance, sign the petition and stop Form 696 in its tracks.
The Downing Street petition is here – PLEASE sign it if you’re a UK citizen or resident: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Scrapthe696/
The facebook group is here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php/group.php?gid=42439007135
A copy of the proposed form is here: http://www.met.police.uk/events/forms/form_696.doc
Finally, please tell everyone you know about this page and get them to sign the petition!!!
July 29, 2008
Do you want to licence any Iron Man releases or take copies at wholesale prices to distribute in your territory? More info / reviews / one sheet for each release and MP3′s can be supplied if required. Here is a list of releases from Iron Man Records.
IMB6001 I.O.D. : Mundane Existence CD mini lp 2000
IMB6002 P.A.I.N featuring Howard Marks : Let Me Grow More Weed CDsingle 2000
IMB6003 P.A.I.N : Our Universe Commences Here Vinyl/CD LP 2001
IMB6004 LESS: “And I’ll see you never work again” taunted Florence CDLP 2001
IMB6005 GORGEOUS: Cursed with Being….. CDLP 2003
IMB6660 LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCHORD : Negative Entropy CDLP 2001
DLPR2006 PIGFISH: The Reverend James CD mini LP 2003
IMB6006 coming soon…….
IMB6007 SIST: Talking Points Not Tragedies CDEP 2004
IMB6008 ACADEMY MORTICIANS: What Happened? CDLP 2004
IMB6009 P.A.I.N: Oh my god, we’re doing it! CDLP re-issue 2005
IMB6010 LAST UNDER THE SUN: Windfall CDLP 2004
IMB6011 LAST UNDER THE SUN: All Empires Crumble CDEP 2005
IMB6012 LAST UNDER THE SUN: Gone CDLP 2005
IMB6013 SENSA YUMA: Up yours! CDLP 2004
IMB6015 DUFUS: Neuborns CDLP 2004
IMB6016 DUFUS: The Last Classed Blast CDLP 2006
IMB6017 NIGHTINGALES: Out Of True CDLP 2006
July 28, 2008
P.A.I.N are putting together another European tour for 2008.
ESTABLISHED 1995, PURVEYORS OF QUALITY DUB REGGAE, GROOVY SKA AND POLITICAL PUNK ROCK FROM ENGLAND
If you are interested in booking the band to play anywhere in Europe call
OZZY on (uk+44)07796 602880 or try Steo on (uk+44)07825 038169
email: steopain at yahoo.co.uk
April 4, 2006
April 2006 Newsletter
Iron Man Records
PO BOX 9121, Birmingham, B13 8AU, England
Tel: 08712 260910 email: info at ironmanrecords.co.uk
Iron Man Website / Updates
The new website has finally got some images
Iron Man Events: P.A.I.N on Tour, Dufus on tour…. [Read more]
March 31, 2006
P.A.I.N – Propaganda and Information Network
ESTABLISHED 1995, PURVEYORS OF QUALITY DUB REGGAE, GROOVY SKA AND POLITICAL PUNK ROCK FROM ENGLAND
P.A.I.N are putting together another tour.
If you are interested in booking the band to play call OZZY (07796 602880), Steo (07825 038169), [Read more]
March 7, 2006
P.A.I.N – Birmingham Gig
FRIDAY 17TH MARCH 2006
Upstairs at THE BEAR TAVERN, BEARWOOD ROAD, BEARWOOD, BIRMINGHAM,WEST MIDLANDS,B66 4BX
Telephone : 0121 429 1184
Sound by F.R.C
Lights By Bendy
Room 1 :
SKANKING DUB BEATS PRESENTS:
Projections by pixelize
February 18, 2006
P.A.I.N are putting together another European tour.
ESTABLISHED 1995, PURVEYORS OF QUALITY DUB REGGAE, GROOVY SKA AND POLITICAL PUNK ROCK FROM ENGLAND
If you are interested in booking the band to play call
OZZY on (uk+44)07796 602880 or try Steo on (uk+44)07825 038169
Download free P.A.I.N MP3 from http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
August 23, 2001
23rd August 2001
P.A.I.N+ Dubrokkaz + secret guests ……£5:00 starts 7:30pm Sun 26 August 2001
The Birmingham Branch of the International Cannabis Coalition are looking for volunteers to help organise a Cannabis March and Festival in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, UK for May 4th 2002 any interested people, promoters, bands, magazines, fanzines, soundsystems, stalls etc please come to the gig for further details or call Oz Douglas on 0121 242 3615
Renegade Ganja activists P.A.I.N are in Birmingham this weekend, Sunday 26th Aug 2001 at The Old Railway…. 45 Curzon Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B4 7XE, UK 0121 256 1303
Radio One Live In Birmingham Oct 26 – Nov 1st 2001
Badger Promotions and Iron Man Records Showcase week
crisis line: 07929 217699 / 0121 333 6434
all gigs free in…..early start get there for 7pm and 5pm on Sunday!
Fri 26 Oct Acoustic Chaos Night Presented by the Acoustic Chaos Co-op
Iron Man Records, Badger Promotions and Solar creations
Steve Francis : Founder member of highly acclaimed songsmiths Mocca,
singer and songwriter Steve Francis songs are characterised by strong
melodies and insightful lyrics.
Scott Boohai: singer songwriter Scott boohai has begun work on his debut
album entitled “Kaleidoscopes & Lemonade” with demo’s of the album
already attracting attention within the music industry.
Mike Bethel: Accomplished local guitarist/singer with intricate,
passionate songs – currently promoting his amazing second album,
Chandlers-Ford: Chandlers-Ford, Electrifying Classic acoustic pop-rock.,
gigs you’ll remember for years to come, Songs you’ll be singing for a
Tahiti: an explosive presence on and off the stage she leaves sparks
behind her as she skips along to the sound of an imaginary choir of
angels singing a blend of jazz, funk, blues and soul.
sat 27 oct
Sargent: The band has matured musically; they’re electrifying and
dynamic Live performances, are tempered by the skilled workmanship of
Seven Cycles: performing their own brand of epic dark-wave pop.
Solarflares: Fronted by charismatic Italian Roberto Dell’Era with the
seismic rhythmic support of David and Del, Solarflares happily reinvent
mind-expanding pop music for contemporary flower children.
Sat 27 Oct Acoustic show in the Old Railway front bar:
Sun 28 Oct All Day independent Insanity: 5pm start
Dubrokkaz: Not even the Government Of Deity knows what the songs are
about but they get the crowd moving to their groove-laden rhythms.
Manatee: incendiary genius forcing a unique brand of twisted disaster
space rock on the masses
Swamp Donkey: Furiously beating himself about the head with his
tambourine like a demented loon, frontman Ferris hurls a voice that
sounds like its been gargling battery acid and chewing on sandpaper
backed by a band creating a simply huge sound of perpetual motion on
stage, dragging you in and pulling you screaming along with it.
The Courtesy Group: Fronted by Al Hutchins one of the most intersting
lyricists to emerge from the west midlands, the Coutesy group bring an
insane stage show and musical performance that can only be described as
a political rally held by out of work circus clowns.
Dogfood: The most wrong band ever to exist, favourite of John Peel,
misunderstood by the entire planet.
Dallas: the unhygienic return of the only Nolan Sisters crossed with
Bryan Adams tribute band playing in your face full on independent blast
rock with killer hooks and melodies.
mon 29 Independent Rock and Blues Night for the promotion of Peace in
co-operation with Birmingham Stop the War Campaign:
The Trevor Burton Band: playing telepathic rock and blues for
Peace….The Trevor Burton Band is independent, underground and
World Service: Fronted by Andy Wickett who holds the reputation for
being one of the finest performers and songwriters ever produced by the
Midlands, he has sung and played with TVEye, Duran Duran, and The Xpertz
and supporting The Clash, U2 and Gregory Isaacs.
Tue 30 Punk and Hardcore Night for Peace:
Buggers: fast upbeat and saturated with energy, the Buggers perform an
addictive live show attracting praise from all over the U.K. recently
voted single of the week and seventh best unsigned band in the uk in
Kerrang-You just cant go wrong.
Eggraid: sacrifice your land genetic engineering really is your
friend12ft salmon escape to fertile streams life science breeds hate
chickens chilled and happy sustainable future there’s still time.
Sist: blending together a wide range of influences from punk/hardcore to
metal to pop operating from the UK underground creating their own
Flyboy: full on melodic punk-core with heavy guityars slow and fast
tempos and fresh sound.
Tue 30 Acoustic show in the Old Railway front bar:
Sargent Acoustic set with special guests
Fnord: possibly one of the strangest bands to emerge from the
experimental acoustic scene
wed 31 Independent and alternative night in the Old Railway venue
G.o.r.g.e.o.u.s: Hardcore Nu-Pop Mavericks and rampant Iconoclasts
G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S make a gleefully opinionated, hook-laden noise and are
content to couch their controversial views in dry, black wit rather than
perpetuate the peddling of recieved ‘wisdom.’
Pigfish: Pigfish are the original 1-2-3-4, heads down, guitars up loud,
punk rock n’ roll killer songsmiths that so many of the current punk pop
wannabes from both sides of the Atlantic get so very wrong.
EastField:local trainspotting punk lunatics bring you a set of spikey
protest songs to kick off their UK tour.
wed 31 Acoustic show in the Old Railway front bar:
Eddy Morton and the Bushburys: With their familiar rootsy sound,
contemporary songs and excellent musicianship they explore all areas of
acoustic rock, folk and blues.
Sweeney Todd: emotionally damaged but uplifting, traditionally eclectic
but always contemporary
Zekas Cruise: A fresh and talented new young band from the Birmingham
area. Great voice great songs. An important discovery for British popular music.
Jason Ensa: The barking peacock returns with his own brand of acoustic