Rebellion 2017 The Pukes

The Pukes The Pukes always make me smile. They are the perfect band for a good time. And the acoustic stage can be a great venue to appreciate bands who can make a point, raise a laugh and even inspire a good old fashioned pub singalong. They played 'Johnny got himself a wife' 'Down by … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 The Pukes

Rebellion 2016 – Day 1

Rebellion 2016. Day 1   It's not quite premiership weekend in Dublin airport but the punks have replaced football fans on the Manchester flights. There is a sense of excitement as we wait to board the myriad of plans descending on the north west of England this weekend. It's early morning but there are legions … Continue reading Rebellion 2016 – Day 1

Suspect Device *56

Suspect Device *56 Wow  56 issues of a self published magazine, or fanzine to me and you. I've written a few different zines since my first, Whose Life Is It Anyway back in 1984 when Suspect device was just starting.  Here they are 30 years on and still as keen and enthusiastic as ever.  The best … Continue reading Suspect Device *56

The Pukes – Too drunk to pluck

The pukes Too drunk to pluck hoo ha records By now you've probably heard about the movable feast that is the pukes. Movable in that they can range from 12 to 30 members on any one night depending on who has brought the ukeleles. They mainly do covers of classic punk songs and live they … Continue reading The Pukes – Too drunk to pluck

Rebellion 2014 – Day 2

Rebellion 2014 day 2 I eased into the second day listening to Peter from paranoid visions talking about punk in Dublin in the 80s and their link with Steve Ignorant I had a quick listen to the city saints and their brand of Swedish street punk. Nice to hear them singing about people on the … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 – Day 2

Hope Show 38 – the lowdown

Hope show 38 - the lowdown 1. The Descendents - Silly Girl 2. Black Flag - 6 Pack 3. Shitty Limits - Smarty Guys 4. BL'AST - Your Eyes 5. Schwartzeneggar - The Way Things Are 6. Annabel - You COuld Be Living Better 7. HDQ - IF Only 8. Mueran Humanos - Give A … Continue reading Hope Show 38 – the lowdown

Hope Show 34 – the lowdown

Hope Show 34 - for absent friends 1. Rocket Juice and the moon - Hey Shooter 2. Grant Hart - The Argument 3. Mike Watt - Against The 70's 4. Goldblade - Riot Riot 5, Panthro U.K. United 13 - Sound of a gun 6. The Evens - Wonder Why 7. Matana Roberts - Secret … Continue reading Hope Show 34 – the lowdown

Hope Show 33 – the lowdown

the lowdonw on tonights show 1. Ted Leo - Bottled IN Cork 2. football, etc - red zone 3. The Draft - Impossible 4. Shorebirds - Upside Down 5. Wrecks - NOT 6. The Pukes - Will I learn 7. Glimmermen - There Was a Boy 8. Hooligan - No Black, No Irish, No Dogs … Continue reading Hope Show 33 – the lowdown

The Pukes – Will I learn

The Pukes Will I Learn 7" Damaged Goods New single from 20 piece Ukelele playing (mainly), female (mainly) Punk Covers band(mainly). In a word riotous. 3 covers and an original here give a great introduction to the madcap ukelele antics of the Pukes. Formed in true punk style as a gang of friends getting together … Continue reading The Pukes – Will I learn