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Post by ScholarOfBabylon on Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:49 pm


Reubens Cane


06/05/2010 20:30 at Hope & Anchor
207 Upper Street, Islington, London, London and South East N1
Cost: £6

Bus Routes: 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277

Night Buses: N43

Taxis can be found outside The Garage venue at the top of Holloway Road.

Doors open at 8.30pm, first band on at 8.45, second band at 9.30 and the
headliners on at 10.15pm.


From
pub rock to here...


All
those back in the day music nostalgia fests consuming T.V-screw yer eyes
up and
study the grainy film stock......Who is that band on the tiny stage?.
F*ck me it's
Spandau Ballet! There's Madness! The Damned, Joy Division, U2, Ian Dury,
The Stranglers........


The
Hope and Anchor. It's 70's pub rock/punk history is very well documented
as is
it's involvement with Stiff Records and Elvis Costello/Clash manager
Jake Riviera
so we wont bang on about it at length in this forum. Suffice to say the
term legendary
is no exageration.


Less
is known of it's 80s squat punk era, but a valuable platform for
incisive Hardcore
combos from The Stupids to Rudimentary Peni was assured.


Unfortunately
when recession hit London and gentrification got Islington in it's limp
but persuasive
grip The Hope and Anchor was sidetracked into wine bar obscurity.


However
after a couple of years awaiting licences and good will Bugbear Bookings
took
the venue back into the frontline of the North London gig circuit in
1996 and
has continued to host nights to this day,having previously showcased the
likes
of The Cooper Temple Clause, Hope of the States, The FutureHeads and
Ash.


The
esteemed chaps who now give ye ArtRocker also got involved introducing a

fine selection of U.S coolsters and Noodlecore beatniks (Tortoise, His
Name Is
Alive et al) and co-promoting a legendary Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
gig with
Bugbear.


The
esteemed songwriters showcase that is Big Note continues to provide an
excellent
contrast to Bugbear's punk-funk ethos and at Neon on tuesdays you can
check out the best in punk/metal/alternativeness..


With
it's low, low ceiling ,drum sound friendly brick back drop and
you-can-see-up-the-singer's-nose
punk rock vibe The Hope and Anchor is a fantastic gig.

And now rocking a fantastic sound c/o
one of the biggest and baddest Pas in Londinium, The Hope and Anchor
really is the place to be for the discerning Islington punter

SO who would be up for coming to this?, it's a fair way off but we would really like to take a few heads with us so if your interested let us know please as that will determine whether we invest in a minibus/coach and stuff. Hope you can come.
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Post by ScholarOfBabylon on Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:53 am

BOOOMP
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Post by ScholarOfBabylon on Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:18 am

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Post by Martin on Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:43 pm

Is that a new type of amp, the "boo amp"?
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Post by Jigster on Sun May 02, 2010 1:45 am

how was it? we had a gig there for march and had to pull cos drummer broke his hand -
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Post by ScholarOfBabylon on Sun May 02, 2010 3:00 am

We ain't done it yet, it's this Thursday 6th May dude, will write about what it was like though when we go and that.
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Post by Jigster on Sun May 02, 2010 11:32 am

i should read your gig dates more carefully
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