And that was it for the day. Barely time for food but so good to be back seeing people as well as being entertained and informed. A long day today with 19 pretty much full sets of bands and 3 with stories to tell.
The sound here is as good as any recording I’ve heard Steve play on. The feeling bleeds through the speakers. It’s not something that would win a song contest and I’m sure Steve is fine with that. It’s him stripped bare and raw.
A punk compilation of hope for better times where we can gather, sing some songs, smile and create that better world.
Rebellion 2019 - Day 1 My son volunteered in Ethiopia earlier this Summer. Him and a handful of his school mates travelled over and helped out in a school in Ambo. Three weeks after he departed he arrived back with stories of electricity rationing, broadband being cut off, real hunger, poverty and a joy in … Continue reading Rebellion 2019 – Day 1
Rebellion 2018 - Day 1 Airports intrigue me. A large airport like Dublin is a city in itself. Huge amount of daily visitors and it does seem like a city that doesn’t sleep. As I descended from my slumber at 4am in a suburb that was quiet and dark I arrived into a thriving hectic … Continue reading Rebellion 2018 – Day 1
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 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
Hope Collective are proud to be part of the Dublin DIY Festival taking place next month. Having come together last year for a night of punk rock and hip-hop, The Hope Collective have once more joined forces with State Magazine and are proud to present an all ages day long event in Dublin Workman's Club, supporting Oxjam Ireland's work … Continue reading A celebration of DIY -Dublin October 8+9
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
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