Entries tagged with: Cock Sparrer
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Cock Sparrer at Warsaw - 4/10/15
Oi! legends Cock Sparrer played their first two NYC shows in 15 years this past weekend at Warsaw. The British punks hit the venue on Friday (4/10) with NYC vets Murphy's Law, plus 45 Adapters (who we missed), and then on Saturday (4/11) with street punks The Unseen and skate/surf punks Night Birds. Both shows had the crowd going nuts and included tons of favorites like "Take 'Em All," "Riot Squad," "We're Coming Back," "I Got Your Number," "Working" and so many more. Pictures of both shows are in this post.
More (including shots of each night's setlist), with a couple videos, below...
British punk/Oi! legends Cock Sparrer announced their first NYC show in 15 years -- 4/10 at Warsaw -- earlier this week. That quickly sold out, but the band have now added a second night happening April 11 at Warsaw. The great local punk band Night Birds are opening the newly-added show, and it's also been revealed that 45 Adapters and NYC vets Murphy's Law are opening night 1. Tickets for the new date go on sale Monday (2/23) at noon.
Night Birds also play a Nate Gluck benefit in Brooklyn this March.
Cock Sparrer back in the day
British punk legends and Oi! pioneers Cock Sparrer have been to the US more than once recently, but haven't played NYC in 15 years. That will finally change this spring when they play Warsaw on April 10. Tickets go on sale Thursday (2/19) at noon.
Watch a classic and a recent video below...
Riot Fest Chicago 2014 is set to take place from September 12-14 throughout Humboldt Park. The 10th anniversary of the festival features Jane's Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Mastodon, The Murder City Devils, Failure, Title Fight, The National, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Primus, Patti Smith, and many more across seven-stages. The fest has now shared daily lineups, which you can scope out at the bottom of this post. Three-day and two-day passes are still available, and single-day tickets are on sale now.
RFC 2014 daily lineups lie after the jump...
Chicago has The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Metric, the reunited Samhain (!), Cheap Trick, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Mastodon, Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Superchunk, Lucero, Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Get Up Kids, Kurt Vile, Wavves, ALL, Mineral, Title Fight, Samiam, Menzingers, Front Bottoms, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Denver also has The Cure, The National, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, ALL, Mineral, Menzingers, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers plus Primus, TV on the Radio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full Chicago and Denver lineups below...
Chain of Strength at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Hardcore vets Chain of Strength, who were briefly around from 1988 to 1991, reunited in 2012 for Revolution 25 (pics) at Irving Plaza and a much smaller Brooklyn show at Acheron (pics). They've since played LA in 2013 and it turns out the reunion isn't over yet, as they'll be going on a short Northeast tour in June with Turnstile, Strife, Mindset and Praise which brings them back to Brooklyn's Acheron on June 15. Tickets for that show go on sale via Ticketfly on May 8. All dates are listed below.
The brief tour is leading up to their appearance at Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (6/20-21) with blink-182, Motley Crue, Weezer, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Primus, Danzig with Doyle, Mastodon, Cock Sparrer, Black Flag, Fear, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Joan Jett, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Meshuggah, Henry Rollins, Rocket from the Crypt, Judge, Strife, Glassjaw, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Title Fight and many more. Tickets for that fest are on sale now.
Full Amnesia Rockfest lineup, with the list of Chain of Strength dates, a video of their 2012 Acheron show and the tour flyer, below...
As previously mentioned, veteran UK punks The Adicts will be coming over to the US this May for Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling, and they'll be doing some touring while they're here too. That tour includes a NYC show happening on May 29 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
In related news, the day-by-day lineup for Punk Rock Bowling -- which includes Descendents, Cock Sparrer Anti-Nowhere League, The Dwarves, OFF!, NOFX, Good Riddance, Against Me! and more -- was recently revealed as well. You can check that out, along with the list of Adicts dates and a video, below...
OFF! at Irving Plaza in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
As discussed, Punk Rock Bowling is returning to Las Vegas for its 16th year from May 23-26, and since we last spoke, the lineup has been expanded. New additions include OFF! (who have a new LP on the way), The Dwarves, Leftover Crack, Good Riddance, Face to Face and more. Those join previously announced artists like Cock Sparrer, Descedents, and NOFX. 3-day passes go on sale Saturday (2/1) at 1 PM PST, and single day tickets go on sale 2/22. Updated lineup and flyer below.
NYC's Cerebral Ballzy, who are on the lineup too, also recently announced a hometown show with rap duo Black Sheep.
Flyer and lineup below...
by Doug Moore
Descendents at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Las Vegas's Punk Rock Bowling festival will return for its 16th year in 2014. That's a lot of bowling (and bands). The four-day Las Vegas fest has announced the dates on which it'll run next year -- May 23-26 -- and its first block of bands. So far, they're mostly older acts who got their starts in the '70s or '80s: Cock Sparrer, Descendents, NOFX, The Anti-Nowhere League, The Adicts, Angelic Upstarts, and SNFU. The odd band out are NYC's Cerebral Ballzy, but after touring with FLAG and TSOL earlier this year, they're probably used to being the babies.
No tickets for sale yet, but keep an eye out here & on the festival's website for further info. And stay tuned for many more acts TBA. Flyer and intiial lineup below...
Night Birds at House of Vans, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Night Birds join Lemuria & Parquet Courts in supporting Fucked Up at Warsaw on Friday (12/21, tickets), and as such we cornered Brian Gorsegner to ask about his 2012. The Night Birds frontman's journey through music in 2012 in handy list format is below.
If you missed out on tickets for the previous two shows in Philadelphia and Boston, then you're in luck: Cock Sparrer has added ANOTHER Philly show, this time on 5/17 at Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia with Street Dogs and Paint it Black. Tickets are on sale. Still no word on an NYC show, though we are told that NYC won't happen in these set of dates. - BBG
All tour dates are below...
Cock Sparrer in Venice on May 29th, 2010 (photo by Samantha Bruce)
Street punk legends Cock Sparrer are venturing back to the US, with four US shows scheduled including two on the East Coast at Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia on May 18th and at Club Lido in Revere, MA on May 19th. As you can see in the poster below, both shows go on sale Friday. So far no word on additional dates, but we'll keep you informed.
The other two shows go down on the West Coast, and will feature the return of Rancid. The pair, who are celebrating their 40th and 20th anniversaries respectively, take over The Warfield in San Francisco on March 23rd and 24th. Tickets for the 23rd are sold out, but tickets for 24th are still available.
Cock Sparrer have released their MEGA vinyl boxset via Pirates Press. The set, entitled Essentials, is currently available for purchase and includes
•"Shock Troops" - Casewrapped 12" 180gram Claret VinylGet it while you can (if you can afford it), it is limited to a scant 250 pieces. The band is also offering the box set in pieces as well.
•"England Belongs To Me" - 7" Claret Vinyl
•"Running Riot 84" - Casewrapped 12" - 180gram Blue Vinyl
•"Live-N-Loud" 12" - 180gram Splattered Vinyl
+ Bonus Double Sided Tour Poster!!
•"True Grit Outtakes" - Foil Stamped Casewrapped 12" - 180gram Silver Vinyl
•"Guilty as Charged" - Casewrapped 12" - 180gram White Vinyl
•"Run Away" Silkscreened Red 10" in Printed PVC Sleeve
•"Two Monkeys" - Casewrapped 12" - 180gram Gold Vinyl
•"Back Home" - Double LP - 180gram Splattered Vinyl
•"Runnin' Riot USA" - Double LP in Gatefold - 180gram Splattered Vinyl
•"SF2000" Rectangular Picture Disc in PVC Sleeve
•"Here We Stand" Casewrapped 12" - 180gram Army Green Vinyl
•"Spirit of '76" - Laser Etched 7" Single
•"Back In SF" - Double LP in Gatefold with DVD & Limited Edition Screenprint - 180gram Splattered Vinyl - Includes a HUGE poster with all the band and fans' photobooth pictures taken at the show!!
•Steve Bruce's "Best Seat In The House" Paperback Book
•Limited Edition CockSParrer Pirate Skull Metal Lapel Pin (1/250)
All tour dates, some video and the tour flyer are below.
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Cock Sparrer - "Spirit of '76" (MP3)
First of all, Riot Fest Chicago is not a celebration commemorating the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. There are no cops in attendance (unsympathetic ones anyway), and no one is there to "set the record straight".
In 2005 Mike Petryshyn started Riot Fest... With one eye on the legendary Chicago punk scene and the other on the bands that inspire them, he started building the festival, with an ambitious multiple show/venue format despite his inexperience. He put special emphasis on reuniting influential punk and underground bands who hadn't shared the stage in years and Chicago's rich punk history has always been a huge part of the Riot Fest roster, this year 11 bands from the area are confirmed so far.Year five of Riot Fest in Chicago is systems-go from Oct 7th-12th and with an enviable punk rock lineup of Butthole Surfers, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Dead Milkmen, Murder City Devils, NOFX, 88 Fingers Louie, Screeching Weasel, Pegboy, Off With Their Heads, and many many more. Full lineup and flyer (with New Bomb Turks not listed) is below.
Besides the obvious awesomeness of Naked Raygun, who played their first reunion gig at Riot Fest in 2006 (and who are playing NYC soon, tickets on sale), and a few key others, one exciting band on the lineup is the UK's Oi! pioneers Cock Sparrer:
Cock Sparrer (initially Cock Sparrow) are a punk rock band formed in 1974 in the East End of London, England. Although they never enjoyed much commercial success, the band is considered one of the most influential streetpunk bands in history, helping pave the way for the late-1970s punk scene and the Oi! subgenre. Their style was influenced by pub rock, glam rock and raw 1960s beat music as delivered by bands like The Small Faces and The Who. Their lyrics mostly dealt with topics related to the daily lives of working class people.Cock Sparrer recently played Chaos in Tejas. Riot Fest and a two night stand at The Great American Music Hall in San Fran are currently the only US dates that the band has lined up for the future (dates below).
Cock Sparrer just released their first album in 10 years, Here We Stand, which washed up on US shores last month via Pirates Press. The 14 track LP was recorded by Pat Collier (The Vibrators) and mixed by Lars Fredriksen (Rancid) and includes "Spirit of '76" which is downloadable above.
Meanwhile, Riot Fest is also spreading it's wings out west to bring Los Angeles it's own taste from November 12-14. Lineups are to be announced, but look for those bands at the participating stages of The Palladium, The Wiltern, Key Club and The Roxy. More details are to come.
by Black Bubblegum
Amebix, in a rare moment of calm? (more by Justina Villanueva)
Chaos in Tejas 2009 is on and poppin', having laid out May 21st-24th in Austin for a crust/punk/hardcore field day(s)... dig on the sick FINALIZED lineup that includes punk favorites like Amebix, Cock Sparrer, and Cro-Mags, as well as Eyehategod, The Thermals, Harvey Milk, Annihilation Time, Outlaw Order, Crude, Severed Head of State, Warcry, Ponytail, Trash Talk... the killer list goes on: