Paranoid Visions talk about Rebellion festival

One of the most-talked about events at the Rebellion festival this year was the collaboration between Steve Ignorant from Crass and Dublin’s punk stalwarts, Paranoid Visions. They took to the stage in front of one of the biggest crowds of the festival. For anyone who has been following Paranoid Visions since their early days this … Continue reading Paranoid Visions talk about Rebellion festival

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 2017 Slice of Life

Slice of life Here we have Steve Ignorant of Crass with an interesting piece of theatre. And by interesting I don't mean crap/self indulgent. This is raw emotion with a lush background of keyboard, acoustic guitar and bass from a cracking backing band including beautiful male female harmonies. It's a reminder that Crass's gift was … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 Slice of Life

Rebellion 2017 – Day 1

Rebellion 2017 day 1 And so we return. A little greyer, mostly a little bigger but no less enthusiastic. Blackpool 2017 for this first weekend of August is less kiss me quick and donkey rides and more punk rock nostalgia as the home of the 80s political conferences is taken over by the punks. 7 … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 – Day 1

My Favourite Gig – The Shend

This is the ninth in a series all taken from the Fanzine Hope *.2. The fanzine sees a collection of 70 contributors from the punk rock world.  All asked the same question What is Your Favourite Gig. The zine is €5 including postage to anywhere  It is a benefit for Pikpa Refugee Centre, Lesvos   Pay by … Continue reading My Favourite Gig – The Shend

Rebellion 2016 – Day 3

The ruts take the opera house by storm Rebellion 2016 - day 3 Nothing like a bit or raucous punk folk to start the day. I didn't make it to black pitts but will catch them in Dublin soon I hope. Matilda's Scoundrel were on the introducing stage and judging by the receptive crowd they … Continue reading Rebellion 2016 – Day 3

Rebellion 2016 – Day 2

  Rebellion 2016 - day 2 Dublins I am a car crash provide the starting point today. Atmospheric rhythmic noise rock and sharing a drummer with paranoid visions which gets my head moving along nicely at this lunchtime. I had to cut them short to go and see slice of life who certainly aren't atmospheric … Continue reading Rebellion 2016 – Day 2

Hope Show 112 – the lowdown

Hope Show 112 the lowdown 1. The Specials - Racist Friend 2. The Men They Couldn't Hang - The Ghosts of cable Street 3. Chumbawamba - The Day The Nazi Died 4. New Model Army - Better Than Them 5. Steve ignorant - If this is the way things are 6. Four Letter Word - … Continue reading Hope Show 112 – the lowdown

Rebellion 2015 – Day 3

Rebellion 2015 Day 3 I said it was a marathon and whilst Wonk Unit may have just arived in Blackpool this is the start of my third day. It's a great start for me though as I get to see a band I've been hearing and reading about for a couple of years and have … Continue reading Rebellion 2015 – Day 3

Slice Of Life – Love and a Lampost

Slice of Life Love and a Lampost Overground Records Steve Ignorant finally gets to sing, under the studio microscope. I've listened to him in various formats over the years, Crass and Schwarzennegar being the main two. Steve's vocals have always been covered by the racous noise of Crass or the electric sound of Schwarzennegar. It … Continue reading Slice Of Life – Love and a Lampost