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North East Calling 2013: Sham 69 (Original 1977 Line-up) + The Exploited + Ruts DC + Steve Ignorant + Paranoid Visions + Anti Nowhere League + The Mob + Goldblade + Crashed Out + Gimp Fist + The Fiend + Discharge + Mad Sin
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This event takes place at O2 Academy Newcastle, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Formed in Hersham in 1975, Sham 69 became one of London's must-go-see bands. Their first single, 'I Don't Wanna', produced by John Cale (formerly of Velvet Underground) was released on Step Forward Records in '77, its success prompted Polydor Records to sign them up.
Jimmy Pursey, founder member and singer with the legendary punk band, has reformed the band with Dave Parsons (guitar), Dave Tregunna (bass). Due to popular demand, they return for select gigs, to play Classic Sham and new material
Sham 69 (Original 1977 Line-Up) tour dates
Riot-starting, bouncer-bashing, cop-baiting, hotel-trashing, foul-talking, noise-making, chaos-causing, venue-wrecking, government-hating, rule-breaking, unrelenting, punk rocking... Let's get one thing straight: The Exploited are not 'punkers' or any of the other cutesy, watered down, MTV-friendly names you might want to call them - The Exploited are punk rock.
The Exploited tour dates
The Ruts DC were formed in 1981 by the rhythm section and guitarist of The Ruts. The Ruts had had three whirlwind years of success and much critical acclaim - excellent releases included the singles "Babylons Burning" ,"Jah War"," Something That I Said" and "Staring At The Rude Boys" and the albums "The Crack", "Grin And Bear It" and "Animal Now'.
The late great John Peel at Radio 1 strongly supported the band's debut single "In A Rut", which was released on the label 'People Unite' by reggae band Misty In Roots, as they shared the common fight against racism and the National Front. They were later invited to play live for him, and their 1979 "Peel Sessions" set was eventually released as a 12-inch in 1986.
The band continue to tour and record, with most recent album "Music Must Destroy" being voted 'Album of the Year' by Vive Le Rock magazine.
Ruts DC tour dates
Co-founder of the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977.
Steve Ignorant tour dates
Irish anarcho DIY punks who formed in 1981. They've since supported the likes of the Damned, Manic Street Preachers, Snuff and the Sex Pistols on their Filthy Lucre tour.
Paranoid Visions tour dates
An infamous group of hardcore punk rock anarchists, Anti Nowhere League have been living the punk lifestyle for over two decades. Lead singer Animal and his friend Magoo formed the band in 1980, and promptly got arrested at their very first gig. The history of the League is littered with brushes with the law, rock and roll misbehaviour and very loud music. There have been band break-ups and reformations aplenty, but Animal and his chums can be found plying their wares to this very day.
Anti Nowhere League tour dates
Formed in Yeovil in 1979, The Mob were the archetypal Anarcho-punk band. Mark Wilson was the main writer, vocalist and guitarist with Curtis Youe on bass guitar and backing vocals. Graham Fallows played the drums from the bands foundation in 1978 until late 1980, then Adie Tompkins and Tim Hutton were also tried out, until eventually Josef Porter from Zounds joined up until the group disbanded in late 1983. The original line-up reformed in 2011 for Mark's 50th birthday celebrations.
The Mob tour dates
Goldblade unleashes the musical equivalent of a full-on beach assault incorporating heavy artillery, landing craft and an assortment of nuclear field weapons. With a fierce intelligence and a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a music that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit Goldblade are like no other band. John Robb, like some punk-ass James Brown, charges the band into the thick of battle. Prepare to be irradiated by their high-energy glam-soul-punk sound.
Goldblade tour dates
Crashed Out are an unstoppable and focused Punk Rock 'N' Roll force hailing from Jarrow in the North East of England. Having honed their stunning sound, this masterful quartet have nailed their in - yer - face Punk Rock that will grab you by the throat. They are highly infectious with their energetic and powerful live shows. Last year the band released their fifth album 'Crash & Burn'. Having toured and played alongside Punk legends such as Rancid, The Adicts, The Undertones and many more the boys will be here to deliver the goods.
Crashed Out tour dates
North East three-piece influenced by Minor Threat with deep street punk roots.
Gimp Fist tour dates
A hardcore UK punk/metal band who originally formed in 1977, they are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk. The band's music is characterized by a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and rawly shouted vocals, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes.
Experts at screaming vocals and heavy guitars and pioneers of 'D-beat' (Discharge-beat), the punk sub genre. Among their fans are Metallica, who covered two Discharge songs on their 1998 album 'Garage Inc'.
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