play Cardiff, Top Rank, tonight.
Birmingham, Odeon tonight
Stockwell College, London
will be lurking around at Putney's White Lion, London tonight.
play London Dingwalls
Siouxsie Sioux of the Banshees celebrates her birthday today born in 1957.
Wishaw, Crown Hotel
Tom Robinson Band
plays his first gig under that name at The Nashville, West London tonight.
"There was a cursory introduction, then he ran out, plugged in and launched into his set without a word. In the context of The Clash and the Sex Pistols, it was remarkable to see one bloke achieve the same."
Allan Jones (journalist)
play Guilford Civic Hall tonight.
personiffiers of punk's 'I wanna have a go' spirit and the only schoolkid quartet in the punk scene with a record to their name were still a fresh prospect. And with the combined age of just 61 and declaring Johnny Rotten to be "too old" during their first interview showed they had no morals. By the time their second single was released today they were losing that novelty value and gaining some respect. The 3-track EP called "Thinking Of The USA" / "Space Dreamin' & 'Michaels Monetary System." showed a new maturity in their sound. The 'a' side is a rowdy lOOmph Vortex style punk anthem with an equivocal Uncle Sam fixation: "Walter Lure comes from the USA! Richard Nixon comes from the USA! Gary Gilmore came from the USA!" while the flip has a psychedelic dreamscape talk over on Michaels Monetary System'.
"Journalists always ask stupid questions like, 'What does mummy think?', 'What about safety pins?', 'What's behind it?' Stupid. We just play for ourselves, to kids like ourselves. There's nothing behind it."
lan Woodcock, Eater 1977
Tamworth, Chequers club.