Rebellion 2017 – Day 4

And so it drifts to a close, we may want it to go for ever but most bodies can't take the pace. There is a world out there to return to, families and friends to be cherished and minds to change. Again Rebellion has been a cracker, my years of animosity towards this festival were … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 – Day 4

Rebellion 2017 – Day 3

Rebellion 2017 Day 3 My introduction to los Fastidios came a few years ago. They had just finished an Irish tour that I missed out on. Their background is in oi music. They proudly proclaim football as an interest but also are anti fascist and animal rights exponents. Sure what's not to like. Sing along … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 – Day 3

Rebellion 2016 – Day 4

Rebellion 2016 - Day 4 There's always a certain nostalgia to the last day. Like the last day of a Christmas holiday as you prepare to return to work or revert to a life you had escaped for the week. The stalls that had been a hive of activity for four days are, in some … Continue reading Rebellion 2016 – Day 4

Rebellion 2015 day 2 from the wildhearted outsider

Rebellion Day 2 Here's the thing...a few thousand punks gathered together in a Northeastern English Seaside town in August 2015...why would that matter? Is it all nostalgia? An attempt to recapture, relive, or even reimagine youth? The Q&A conversations provide an opportunity to hear first-hand reflections from some of the people who were there. Pioneers. … Continue reading Rebellion 2015 day 2 from the wildhearted outsider

Rebellion 2015 – day 2. Phew

Rebellion 2015 day 2 And so it continues, the streets around the Winter Gardens have been magically cleaned and the seagulls had some treats for breakfast, It all kicks off just after midday with Max Splodge the MC for a game of bingo, when in rome and all that. First bit of music for me … Continue reading Rebellion 2015 – day 2. Phew

Rebellion 2014 Day 4

Rebellion 2014 day 4 It's always good to talk and listen so Ian glasper told us his story around his punk books. Great to hear the tales behind the book and its reason for existence joey shithead is with terry chimes and Patrik Fitzgerald so missed his interview but I got to see 16 guns … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 Day 4

Rebellion 2014 – Day 3

Rebellion 2014 day 3 There's just so much to get through at this festival even as I arrive today For instance Hannah rickard and the relatives playing their doo wop rockabilly or Louise Distras discussing here career to date The literary stage had a great lineup his afternoon. The clashes first drummer Tory crimes (better … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 – Day 3

Hope show 32 – the lowdown

Hope Show 32 1 Torche - Walk It Off 2 Torche - Sky Trials 3 No Age - Defactor/ed 4 Goldblade - We're All in it together 5 Rudimentary Peni - The Curse 6 Rudimentary Peni - The Crime OF The Century 7 Hunx and his punx - You think You're Tough 8 Hooligan - … Continue reading Hope show 32 – the lowdown

Rebellion 2013 day 3

Rebellion 2013 - day 3 The day started with Goldblade acoustic. This was a rebellious affair in hmv as the brothers spread their gospel to the assembled believers gathered in the record store. An entertaining and uplifting performance. We all believe in the power of rock and roll and now know we are in it … Continue reading Rebellion 2013 day 3

Day 3 of Rebellion provides lots of topics for further discussion.

40 Shades of Green, 50 Shades of Grey. The Q and A session with Viv Albertine and John Robb illustrates why the personal stories and histories have to be recorded. Sometimes we assume that good bands get heard just because they stand out or have something special about then. Yet the real story is how … Continue reading Day 3 of Rebellion provides lots of topics for further discussion.